CONCORD, NC (November 18, 2008) – A year ago, Taylor Satterfield finished fourth in his first Allen Turner Snowflake 100 at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola (FL). The Pro Late Model race has quickly become a very popular tune-up to the Annual Snowball Derby. Every driver who is cutting their teeth in Pro Late Models will be on hand, but perhaps no driver has more momentum than Satterfield going into the event.
“Last year, we went down to Pensacola and unloaded as one of the quicker cars,” said Satterfield. “We would love to go down there and do that again. We’ll have plenty of time to get the car right.”
Satterfield is coming off his best run of the season at the World Crown 200 at Peach State Speedway (GA). After starting in the top five, Satterfield ran up front all day. In the closing laps, he came on strong and motored his way to a second-place finish. That fact gives him a lot of confidence heading into the Snowflake.
“We have been working on this car real hard. We didn’t have a lot of money to go test like we did the year before. We have done a lot of our setup work at the track this season and it’s been tough, but now we have gotten into a rhythm and it’s really been paying off for us.”
In 2007, the Satterfield race team spent three days testing in Pensacola like most teams do prior to the Snowflake 100. They hope that they can catch the setup right away and not go through five sets of tires like they did last year.
“Maybe we will be really good and we won’t have to go through so many,” said Satterfield. “Tires are really big. You have to see how hard you can run them, and you go through a few sets trying to figure that out.”
Satterfield can remember being a young go-kart driver and traveling south to watch the best of the best in the Late Model ranks duke it out at Five Flags Speedway. Once a driver sees a race from the stands, he quickly has dreams of one day standing tall in victory lane.
“I can remember we went down there in 2004,” said Satterfield. “It’s a real unique event with all the cars that show up and try to make the show. It’s a real prestigious race, and the atmosphere is just awesome.”
The weeklong festivities of the Snowball Derby kick off on December 4th with practice for both Pro and Super Late Models. The Allen Turner Snowflake 100 will be on December 6th, with the Snowball Derby on December 7th.
For more information on Taylor Satterfield, contact Elgin Traylor at (704) 788-2134 x 4. Be sure to check out the his website at