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1980 Snowball Derby Snowball Derby.jpg
Held on December 7, 1980 at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL
200 L, 100 M, 161 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 1 112 Gary Balough 200 111 running
2 13 98 Jody Ridley 0
3 4 1 Ray Putnam 36
4 18 36 Joe Shear 0
5 2 2 Mark Martin 39
6 30 16 David Simko 0
7 17 4 Jerry Lawley 0
8 34 66 Henry Brook 0
9 32 37 Don Sprouse 0
10 5 14 Freddy Fryar 14
11 11 98 Junior Niedecken 0
12 3 99 Dick Trickle 0
13 26 1 Mickey Gibbs 0
14 28 12 Randy Couch 0
15 9 27 Jim Sauter 0
16 24 18 Dave Mader, III 0
17 6 11 Billy McGinnis 0
18 23 121 Bobby Alexander 0
19 36 17 Hut Stricklin 0
20 25 02 Bobby Tinkham 0
21 14 11 David Rogers 0
22 21 43 Roger Keller 0
23 14 11 Jack Ingram 0
24 27 84 Mike Alexander 0
25 29 96 Jack Cook 0
26 8 15 Kasper Miles 0
27 20 31 Billie Harvey 0
28 31 97 Red Farmer 0
29 12 18 Ronnie Sanders 0
30 16 77 Harry Gant 0
31 10 31 Steve Grissom 0
32 35 44 Dalton Corlett 0
33 33 3 Luther Carter 0
34 22 80 Harry Deaton 0
35 15 16 Butch Lindley 0
36 7 66 Rusty Wallace 0
RACE DATA
Did not start:

Did not qualify:

Time of Race: 01:23:43
Starting Lineup Set By: Time Trials
Fast Qualifier: Gary Balough - 16.33 sec.
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Margin of Victory:
Average Speed: ??? mph
Cautions: 6 for 33 laps - not available
Lead Changes: ?? among ?? drivers - not available
STATISTICALLY SPEAKING
Balough is listed in the local paper, the 1981 program, the unofficial event poster and several other places as driving the 112. The race clipping and some photos show that the first 1 was blacked out so it would seem he won the race in the 12 car. We are searching for more concrete information as to why there was a change to the number.