Erik Jones wins Snowball Derby after Chase Elliott’s DQ’d

Chase Elliott crossed the finish line first at the Snowball Derby – though he would get disqualified in tech.

As a result, Erik Jones won the event for the second straight year in a row at 5 Flags Speedway in Pennscola, Florida. Last year he won it for his family-backed team; this year he won it for Kyle Busch Motorsports behind the wheel of the No. 51 Phoenix Construction late model.

Elliott was DQ’d as a result of using tungsten instead of lead to add weight to his late model. The tungsten has been out-lawed in the rulebook to keep costs down as a chunk of tungsten costs $1500 versus lead that cost less than $100. The rule is enforced because 35lbs of Tungsten is smaller than 35lbs of lead, which allows you to better place it.

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Joining mid-2013 season, Ashley McCubbin is now the Managing Editor and contributes to each racing division as needed. Since studying journalism at the University of Guelph-Humber, Ashley has published articles on a couple of different websites, while serving as a public relations representative for different short track teams. Born in North York, Ontario, Ashley currently lives in Bradford, Ontario and spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area. She has spent her entire life at the short track level, falling in love with the sport at the age of five. Beyond her love of short track racing, she also has grown an interest for both NASCAR and the IndyCar Racing Series. She also enjoys taking photos and working on websites, while playing a couple rounds of Candy Crush afterwards.

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