Grill Nabs Snowflake 100 Pole At Five Flags

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Augie Grill captured the pole for the Snowflake 100 on Saturday. (Jason Reasin photo)

PENSACOLA, Fla. – Augie Grill kept his impressive Snowball Derby week going on Saturday afternoon at Five Flags Speedway by winning the pole for the Allen Turner Hyundai Snowflake 100.

Grill, a three-time Snowflake 100 winner, topped qualifying for the pro late model division with a lap of 16.662 seconds (108.030 mph) in his white-and-red No. 112 car. It’s Grill’s second Snowflake 100 pole.

He won the modified feature on Friday night and is seeking the ninth Derby Week victory of his career.

Snowball Derby polesitter Derek Thorn timed in second-fastest with his Campbell Motorsports-prepared entry and will seek his first Derby weekend win of any kind on Saturday night.

Brandon Oakley impressed with the third-fastest lap of the session at 16.748 seconds, followed by two-time Snowflake 100 winner Bubba Pollard and Sammy Smith.

Justin South, Ryan Paul, Kyle Plott, Jackson Boone and Mason Keller filled out the first five rows of the grid, with young gun Connor Okrzesik starting 11th in his quest to honor late crew member Michael Beasley.

Carson Hocevar, an expected pre-race favorite, qualified 19th on Saturday afternoon.

The Allen Turner Hyundai Snowflake 100 is scheduled for a 7 p.m. CT green flag at Five Flags Speedway.

QUALIFYING RESULTS: Allen Turner Hyundai Snowflake 100; Five Flags Speedway; Dec. 7, 2019

  1. Augie Grill, 16.662
  2. Derek Thorn, 16.740
  3. Brandon Oakley, 16.748
  4. Bubba Pollard, 16.762
  5. Sammy Smith, 16.767
  6. Justin South, 16.771
  7. Ryan Paul, 16.797
  8. Kyle Plott, 16.811
  9. Jackson Boone, 16.840
  10. Mason Keller, 16.846
  11. Connor Okrzesik, 16.871
  12. Mason Diaz, 16.875
  13. Perry Patino, 16.918
  14. Jake Johnson, 16.939
  15. Dustin Smith, 16.945
  16. Jett Noland, 16.960
  17. Wayne Anderson, 16.964
  18. Dylan Fetcho, 16.969
  19. Carson Hocevar, 16.972
  20. Stephen Nasse, 17.003
  21. Daniel Dye, 17.005
  22. Kyle McCallum, 17.014
  23. JoJo Wilkinson, 17.020
  24. Stacey Crain, 17.022
  25. Jarrett Parker, 17.025
  26. Mike Garvey, 17.039
  27. Rodrigo Rejon, 17.043
  28. Brandon Curren, 17.097
  29. Chris Hacker, 17.145
  30. Dan Leeck, 17.172
  31. Jake Griffin, 17.254
  32. Justin Bonnett, 17.276
  33. Bill Melvin, 17.348
  34. Elliott Massey, 17.423
  35. Trever McCoy, 17.587
  36. Cody Brake, 18.542
  37. Jacob Beasock, NT