The 46th Annual Snowball Derby is loaded with a tremendous amount of talent. Grant Enfinger is amongst the drivers with a boat load of talent.
“The Snowball Derby is my favorite race of the year so I’m getting excited,” Enfinger explained to me.
Enfinger, 28, began his career racing Go-Karts in Alabama and quickly promoted to the INEX Legend Car Series. During his reign in the Legend Series he notched over 50 wins including an Alabama State Championship.
Fast forwarding to 2013, Enfinger posted two wins in the ARCA Racing Series at Mobile Speedway and Iowa Speedway. Enfinger explained to me how he can contribute those wins into another at Five Flags Speedway for the Snowball Derby.
“I don’t know if the ARCA wins make me more of a contender; I may have more experience running longer more prestigious races than some, but the driving styles are drastically different.” Enfinger expalined. “I feel like we are a contender because of my past success there, the fact that I’m in great equipment, and because I was able to run one race there (Five Flags) this summer finishing 2nd.”
Past experiences at the Snowball Derby could give Enfinger an advantage heading into December 8th’s event. Prior events have turned out fabulous for Enfinger at Fixe Flags; he’s been the pole sitter and finished sixth last year. Going into this year’s event, his expectations are simple – to win.
“We have sat on the pole and finished 2nd at the Derby before,” Enfinger added.
For Enfinger, a win in the event would mean a lot.
“It would mean a lot to me personally because I grew up 45 minutes from the track going to this race as a kid.” Enfinger expressed. “Triple K construction, our primary sponsor, is a local business. Actually a lot of our help is local, and it’s a very prestigious race. The best drivers and the best equipment is what make it into the race at the Snowball, so that makes it even better if you can beat them.”
Looking back on his 2013 ARCA season, Enfinger feels it was successful.
“I feel like 2013 was a success.” Enfinger explained. “Every time I made it to the track with Team BCR we were competitive, and had a shot to win. Obviously it would be nice to race more often as the Snowball event will only be my 10th race of the year.”
After the Snowball Derby witnesses the checkered flag Enfinger will set-off to figure out his 2014 plans. A win in Pensacola, Florida would make those plans easier to work out.
“2014 is becoming a little clearer, but not ready for announcing anything yet.” Enfinger said.
Enfinger will have to go through Kyle Busch, Erik Jones, Daniel Hemric and many others to become the Snowball Derby Champion but I guarantee he can.