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Ty Majeski Outduels Derek Thorn for 2020 Snowball Derby Victory; Elliott and Smith Earn Top-Five Finishes

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After an intense five-lap final stint of the 53rd Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway, Ty Majeski has emerged as the winner of the prestigious event, hoisting the Tom Dawson Trophy for the first time in his career.

The Seymour, Wisconsin-native got by the dominant driver of the race, Derek Thorn,  prior to the event’s final competition caution, giving Majeski the inside lane on the subsequent restarts. The 26-year-old proceeded to hold off Thorn for the victory in the 2020 Snowball Derby.

Two-time NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Champion Derek Thorn set a record for the most laps led in the Snowball Derby, leading 252 of the event’s 302 laps, en-route to a runner-up finish.

NASCAR National Series competitors Chase Elliott (third), Chandler Smith (fourth), Kyle Busch (seventh) and Grant Enfinger (eighth) all earned finishes inside the top-10.


Fans of the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and ARCA Menards Series may recognize many of the drivers that attempted to qualify for – and participated in — the 53rd Annual Snowball Derby:

  • Ty Majeski (first) ran part-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season for NIECE Motorsports.
  • Derek Thorn (second) is a two-time NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Champion.
  • Chase Elliott (third) is the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Champion and 2014 NASCAR Xfinity Series Champion.
  • Chandler Smith (fourth)  is a part-time competitor in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and a nine-time ARCA Menards Series winner.
  • Kaden Honeycutt (fifth) participated in five ARCA Menards Series events from 2018 to 2019.
  • Kyle Busch (seventh) is a two-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion and the 2009 NASCAR Xfinity Series Champion.
  • Grant Enfinger (eighth) is a six-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series winner and one of the series’ Championship 4 this season.
  • Derek Griffith (ninth) is a part-time competitor in the ARCA Menards Series, driving for Chad Bryant Racing.
  • Kyle Plott (10th) has one prior NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start (2019).
  • Corey Heim (11th) has one career victory in the ARCA Menards Series.
  • Travis Braden (13th) is the defending winner of the Snowball Derby and has made 50 ARCA Menards Series starts.
  • Daniel Dye (14th)  is a part-time competitor in the ARCA Menards Series East.
  • Derek Kraus (15th) is a full-time competitor in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series  and the 2019 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Champion.
  • Cayden Lapcevich (16th) is the 2016 NASCAR Pinty’s Series Champion.
  • Kyle Sieg (22nd) is a part-time competitor in the ARCA Menards Series and the younger brother of NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Ryan Sieg.
  • Ross Kenseth (23rd) has one career victory in the ARCA Menards Series and is the son of NASCAR Cup Series Champion Matt Kenseth.
  • Casey Roderick (28th) has one career victory in the ARCA Menards Series and 12 NASCAR National Series starts.
  • Stephen Nasse (29th) has three career starts in the ARCA Menards Series East, including one this season at New Smyrna Speedway.
  • Bubba Pollard (34th) was scheduled to drive the No. 17 for DGR-Crosley Racing in the ARCA Menards Series East event at Five Flags Speedway.
  • Mason Diaz (36th) has made seven NASCAR National Series starts.
  • Noah Gragson (DNQ) is a four-time winner in NASCAR’s National Series (2 in Xfinity & 2 in Trucks).
  • Carson Hocevar (DNQ) is a part-time competitor in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and will run full-time for NIECE Motorsports in 2021.
  • Connor Okrzesik (DNQ) made two ARCA Menards Series starts in 2019.
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