MOORESVILLE, N.C. — JR Motorsports driver and CARS Tour Late Model Stock Champion Carson Kvapil looks to bring home the Tom Dawson Trophy in the prestigious Snowball Derby driving the No. 32 for GoFas Racing.
Kvapil is coming off a season where he has seen overwhelming success in his first season driving for JRM. Securing the CARS Late Model Stock Championship with one race remaining, Kvapil has been pleased, if not surprised with his accomplishments for the year.
“It’s rewarding, to say the least,” Kvapil said. “Going into this year, I was pretty nervous really. I know that if we didn’t run well, it wasn’t going to be the car, it was going to be me. So, I was actually really nervous.
“A lot of work went into this season, focusing on the tracks, talking to Josh (Berry) whenever I could, and anyone I could to understand these cars. And now, I couldn’t have asked for much more.”
When the opportunity was presented to close out his season at the prestigious Snowball Derby at 5 Flags Speedway, Pensacola, Florida, with Archie St. Hilaire and GoFas Racing, Kvapil knew he had to jump on the opportunity before someone else could take the spot.
“Teaming up with two huge supporters of grass-roots and short-track racing with GoFas Racing, Tom and T.J. Keen, and Keen Parts at the most prestigious event of the year is a special way to cap off an already successful season,” Kvapil said. “We have learned so much this year and have a tremendous amount of momentum heading into the end of the season. I feel really good about our chances of bringing home not only the additional prize money but the Tom Dawson Trophy too.”
“Tom and I are excited to make a return to the Snowball Derby with two organizations we feel are a part of our family, GoFas Racing and the Kvapil family and their talented driver and son, Carson,” Keen said. “We hope to have a successful week in Pensacola and have fun as Carson makes a bid for the Trophy”
The additional prize money that Kvapil refers to is an additional $10,000 that will be awarded to the highest-finishing rookie of the Snowball Derby. Earlier this year 5 Flags General Manager Tim Bryant announced a bonus to the highest-finishing rookie in the Snowball Derby.
“It’s all a way to encourage more first-time super late teams to participate in the derby and make the Snowball experience more affordable,” said Bryant.