For the second straight year, one of the most prestigious short track races in all of America, the Snowball Derby, will be broadcast through Speed51.com powered by JEGS. The live online TV-style broadcast, through a longstanding partnership between Five Flags Speedway and Speed51.com, will capture all four-days of exciting racing action in Pensacola, FL from December 3-6.
“This is exciting news for our racers, sponsors and fans that cannot make it to the Snowball Derby,” said Tim Bryant, promoter of Five Flags Speedway. “Nothing replaces being here, but we know there are so many responsibilities that people have and not all people can be here every year. That’s why we are offering this opportunity. We have enjoyed working with Speed51.com for a long time and there is a lot of momentum building as we get closer to this year’s event.”
Speed51’s TV-style coverage of the 48th annual Snowball Derby will be a “Signature” broadcast event, with nearly a dozen cameras and a professional broadcast announcing team of industry-experienced commentators and pit-road reporters.
This event will have a 200-mile blackout (driving distance) from Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL. The blackout will include the cities of Montgomery, AL to the north, Mobile, AL, and New Orleans, LA to the west and Tallahassee, FL to the east.
Fans can order their Snowball Derby PPV starting now. In a time when prices to see a movie are averaging close to $12 per ticket, Speed51.com is offering incredible racing action at a high quality for a low price. For $59.99 you can access all four nights of racing action from Pensacola, FL. The four-day package averages $14.99 per day to watch some of the best racing action in the country.
“If I had the opportunity to see this race live, that would be my priority because of how good and prestigious the Snowball Derby is,” said Bob Dillner, Executive Editor of Speed51.com. “Our pay-per-view of the Snowball Derby last year was great, and we’ve improved our production quality immensely since then. We have a top-notch team in place and have added additional resources to bring our coverage to the next level. The Snowball Derby is the biggest short track event of the year and we are pleased to be able to offer exclusive and unparalleled coverage of it.”
The Speed51 online video broadcast coverage begins Thursday night (December 3) with practice for the Snowball Derby (Super Late Models) and Snowflake 100 (Pro Late Models) and will also capture the main events for the Sportsman and Bomber divisions.
Friday (December 4) is pole day and Speed51 TV will bring live online broadcast coverage as 30 drivers attempt to lock themselves into the 48th Annual Snowball Derby on time. Pro Late Model practice, a 100-lap Modified event and the Super Stock race will also hit the air waves.
Saturday (December 5) is chock-full of action with qualifying for the Pro Late Model cars, last chance races for the Snowball Derby and Snowflake 100, the Pro Truck division and the Allen Turner Snowflake 100.
Sunday (December 6) is the granddaddy of them all, the Snowball Derby. Speed51.com will set the stage for the 48th annual Snowball Derby with a two-hour in-depth pre-race show and then provide live coverage of all 300 laps of the 48th Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway.
While the four-day broadcast package is $59.99, individual-day packages are also available. Fans can tune in Thursday for $9.99, Friday for $19.99 and Saturday for $24.99. A single-day viewing ticket for the 48th Annual Snowball Derby on Sunday, December 6th is $29.99.
You can purchase your live video ticket today by clicking here.
For schedules, entry lists and all things Snowball Derby, please visit Schaeffer’s Snowball Central on Speed51.com.
The Allen Turner Hyundai Snowflake 100 takes center stage on Saturday, December 5 as the top Pro Late Model racers in the country qualify and battle for 100 laps at Five Flags. In addition, Saturday’s action features the final 50-lap qualifying event for Snowball Derby drivers to make one last effort to qualify for the 300-lap Super Late Model race. The Better Built Tool Box Pro Trucks will also have a 50-lap feature on Snowball Derby Saturday.
Then on Sunday, December 6, the green flag will drop on the 48th Annual Snowball Derby at 2 p.m. CT at Pensacola, Florida’s Five Flags Speedway.
For more information on the 48th Annual Snowball Derby weekend at Five Flags Speedway, visit www.snowballderby.com. All media credential requests and inquiries for the Snowball Derby can be sent to Matt Kentfield at [email protected] and/or Pat Bryant at [email protected]
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-51 Sports/Snowball Derby Press Release.