Casey Roderick in victory lane. (Neil Cavanah Photograph)
PENSACOLA, Fla. — Casey Roderick ended an extended evening at 5 Flags Speedway in victory lane.
Roderick topped the Allen Turner Snowflake 100 that took six hours to finish. The race was delayed by mild rain showers and ended with thick fog masking the half-mile race monitor.
Nonetheless, Roderick led all 100 laps to win his first Snowflake 100 professional late mannequin race in his fifth begin within the occasion.
“Main flag-to-flag, that’s fairly cool,” Roderick stated “I let you know what: I don’t assume I’ve ever sat in one thing like this. It is a well-prepared automobile and Campi’s guys are all in sync with one another. At this stage of racing, it’s all the time a crew effort they usually did a heckuva job. I’m grateful to get this victory for not solely myself, however this crew.”
It marked Roderick’s second victory in three nights on the fifty fifth annual Snowball Derby offered by Hooters. The Georgia native, who lives in Mississippi nowadays, captured the Professional Vehicles Derby on Thursday.
Roderick acquired the seat solely due to a giant domino that fell simply final week. When defending Derby champion Chandler Smith determined he can be unable to pilot Campi Racing’s tremendous late mannequin in at the moment’s granddaddy of all of them, the crew shifted younger Gio Ruggiero — its common PLM driver — to the Derby seat. That opened the door for Roderick, who made probably the most of his alternative at Snowflake immortality.
Roderick, who has three profession SLM monitor championships and two PLM titles at 5 Flags, had simply two top-five finishes between the Derby (fifth, 2018) and the ’Flake (third, 2008) coming into Saturday.
“It’s so cool to have the ability to come right here and win the Snowflake 100,” he stated. “We’ve come right here a lotta years, and issues had not gone our manner. However for as soon as, one thing did. I acquired a Snowflake win and we’ll see what we will do (at the moment).”
Jake Garcia, who additionally sports activities SLM and PLM monitor titles at Pensacola’s excessive banks, completed runner-up for the second consecutive yr and Tennessee driver Jackson Boone hustled residence third.
Casey Roderick, Jake Garcia, Jackson Boone, Jeremy Doss, Dylan Fetcho, Preston Peltier, John Bolen, Bryson Shaffer, Stephen Nasse, Conner Jones, Jim Wall, Jarrett Butcher, Brent Crews, Leland Honeyman, Dylan Cappello, Trevor Cristiani, Chase Spradlin, Alex Guenette, Anthony Cataldi, Johanna Robbins, Jeremy Miller, Kyle Steckly, Brittney Zamora, Jake Bollman, Andrew Grady, Derek Thorn, Dustin Smith, Michael Hinde, Gavin Graham, Augie Grill, Mike Hopkins, Colin Allman, Evan Shotko, Wes Griffith, Jr., Connor Okrzesik, Ryan Paul.