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HAMPTON, GEORGIA - JULY 11: Erik Jones, driver of the #43 Petty's Garage Chevrolet, walks the stage during pre-race ceremonies prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart at Atlanta Motor Speedway on July 11, 2021 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) | Getty Images
HAMPTON, GEORGIA - JULY 11: Erik Jones, driver of the #43 Petty's Garage Chevrolet, walks the stage during pre-race ceremonies prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart at Atlanta Motor Speedway on July 11, 2021 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Erik Jones to race a Super Late Model for BJ McLeod Motorsports at Five Flags Speedway

Two-time Snowball Derby winner, Erik Jones, will return to the Southern Super Series behind the wheel of the No. 78 Fury Super Late Model for BJ McLeod Motorsports with Travis Braden at Five Flags Speedway’s double header on July 23 and 24.

Erik Jones, current NASCAR Cup Series driver for Richard Petty Motorsports, found success in in his short track racing career, to say the least. In 2012, Jones secured his first win of the infamous Snowball Derby, a 300-lap super late model race held at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida. The following year, the Byron, Michigan-native secured back-to-back wins at the half-mile.

“I’m looking forward to getting back to Pensacola in a super late model with BJ McLeod and Travis Braden’s short track program,” said Erik Jones. “I haven’t been there (Five Flags Speedway) since the derby in 2014, so it will be fun to get back on track. Both Travis and BJ have put together a nice piece for this deal. I’ve been wanting to do more super late model races, and this felt like a great fit to keep that momentum rolling.”

July 23 will be BJ McLeod Motorsports with Travis Braden’s first time hitting the track with their house car at 5 Flags Speedway with Jones behind the wheel in the Southern Super Series Twin 100s.

The Southern Super Series’ Twin 100s weekend starts with a 100-lap race on Friday, July 23 followed by another 100-lap race on Saturday, July 24. If not in Florida to watch the race in person, fans will be able to watch both races on Speed51.TV with a monthly or yearly subscription!

— BJ McLeod Motorsports —