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Local teen wins prestigious Snow Ball Derby

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(12/15/12) - Just a few weeks ago, Erik Jones was a 16 year old trying to make a name for himself racing stock cars. Call it 'mission accomplished'.

After winning the prestigious 'Snowball Derby' in Florida, he's gotten the attention of many in racing circles. That includes NASCAR driver Kyle Busch, who Jones beat when he won the 'Snowball Derby'.

"We've got a lot of phone calls and it's brought a lot of new attention to me that hasn't been on me before and definitely put us on the map like we weren't before. So hopefully it opens up some doors for us for next year and we're able to run some more stuff and hopefully we can get into some ARCA and some truck stuff  here," Jones said.

Saturday night, Jones opened the race shop doors to celebrate his victory with his family and crew.

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