The “Snowball Showdown” pits drivers, fans, team members and media members in a battle for on-track karting supremacy, and on Thursday, December 3 it returns for its 16th year at Fast Eddies Fun Center in Pensacola, Florida.  While the event is meant for fun, there’s plenty of intensity with a prize of $251 on the line.


The “Snowball Showdown” is an annual karting race event held at Fast Eddies Fun Center in conjunction with the Snowball Derby. Registration begins at 7:00 p.m. with the “Snowball Showdown” starting at 8:00 p.m.  The race will take place on Fast Eddies SuperKart Speedway.  The entry fee is $12.00 plus $8.00 for each race entered.  There will be 10-lap heat races, semi-finals and a 20-lap feature race. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top-three finishers.  All participants must be at least 16 years of age with valid I.D.


In addition to the Snowball Showdown, there will a Snowball Derby driver’s race at 7 p.m. and another for all Media in attendance beginning at 7:15 p.m. (Members of the media will be allowed practice time on the track beginning at 6:45 p.m. There is no charge for participating in the media or driver events).


graphic 51 tv snowball derby ppv1“The Snowball Showdown is always a great time,” said Bob Dillner, Executive Editor of and a the 2008 Snowball Showdown winner.  “While everyone wants to win, especially with some money on the line, this event is more about just having fun and it always delivers in that regard.”


We would like to extend a fun-filled invitation to everyone in the area media to attend and/or participate.  If you’ve ever dreamed of racing side-by-side with some of your favorite race car drivers, now is your chance.


The winner of the overall event will receive a check for $251 and a nice trophy as well.  Second-place will receive $100 and the third-place finisher will be awarded $75.


There will also be a race with plenty of bragging rights on the line.’s editor, Brandon Paul, has won that race two years in a row and is looking for the three-peat this year.


So come on down to Fast Eddies Fun Center for what is sure to be a great night of racing fun.


Fast Eddies Fun Center proudly supports Toys for Tots. Bring a new unused toy on the day of the Snowball Showdown and receive 1 FREE Family Track ride ($6.40 value).


For more information on Fast Eddies Fun Center and the 15th Annual “Snowball Showdown,” visit  Fast Eddies Fun Center is located at 505 Michigan Avenue, Pensacola, Florida.


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.


Fans unable to make it to Pensacola, Florida for the Snowball Derby can watch all of the action through a live online TV style pay-per-view broadcast on Speed51 TV.  A four-day video ticket can be purchased now for $59.99 allowing fans to watch all of the action from Five Flags Speedway.  Single-day video tickets are also available. Visit for more information.


For more information on the 48th Annual Snowball Derby weekend at Five Flags Speedway, visit  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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Known Past Snowball Showdown A-Main Winners

2014 – Kyle Plott

2013 –  Shane Clapp

2012 – Russell Fleeman

2011 – Jimmy White

2010 – Doug Stevens

2009 – Brandon Carlson

2008 – Bob Dillner

2007 – Jeff Choquette

2006 – Jeff Choquette

2005 – JR Norris

2004 – JR Norris

2003 – Randy Thompson

2002 – Greg Tuberville


-51 Sports Press Release.

Battle Your Favorite Drivers at the Fast Eddies Snowball Showdown