A new and unique opportunity is available for businesses, race teams and race fans wanting to receive exposure during the 49th annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway (FL). For the first time in the 49-year history of the race, the opportunity to sponsor laps in the 300-lap Super Late Model race are now available.
The new lap sponsor program, which been created through a partnership with Five Flags Speedway officials and Speed51.com, will see all of the money raised through the program go directly into the racer’s pockets.
With this new and unique opportunity available, racers will have the potential to race for up to $15,000 in lap money. Each lap will cost only $50 and will include a mention in the event program, as well as mentions on the track’s public address system during the race.
“With the help of our friends at Speed51.com we’ll be making an all-out effort to sell every lap for the Snowball Derby,” said Tim Bryant, promoter of Five Flags Speedway and the Snowball Derby. “Leading a race like the Derby is where you want to be anyways, but a little extra cash incentive just might make things more interesting, and could potentially have some Crew Chiefs re-thinking their strategy.”
While the goal is to sell all 300 laps, the lap money will not be guaranteed for any laps that may go unsold.
As racers click off laps at $50 per, the winner of the race will also win a top prize of $22,500. With the lap leader program in place, that could set up one lucky driver to win up to $37,500 if all 300 laps are sold.
For information on how to purchase laps, please email [email protected] or call the Five Flags Speedway office at 850-944-8400. Laps will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The 49th Annual Snowball Derby weekend kicks off with the Cat Country/WEAR-TV3 Green Flag Party on Wednesday, November 30. On-track activities start Thursday, December 1, for the opening practice rounds for the Snowball Derby Super Late Models and Snowflake 100 Pro Late Models. The Five Flags Butler U-Pull-It Bombers and The Dock at Pensacola Sportsman divisions will also have feature events on Snowball Derby Thursday.
The top Snowball Derby starting spots will be set on Friday, December 2 during WXBM 102.7 Pole Night at Five Flags. The Five Flags Faith Chapel Super Stocks and Modifieds will also battle in their Snowball Derby features after Super Late Model qualifying.
The Allen Turner Hyundai Snowflake 100 takes center stage on Saturday, December 3 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 Beef O Brady’s Pro Trucks will also have a 50-lap feature on Snowball Derby Saturday.
Then on Sunday, December 4, the green flag will drop on the 49th Annual Snowball Derby at 2 p.m. CT at Pensacola, Florida’s Five Flags Speedway.
-51 Sports/Snowball Derby Press Release
-Photo credit: Speed51.com/Bruce Nuttleman