Big Tent & Big Fun Returns to Snowball Derby

For the past three years, one of the places to be at Five Flags Speedway during the week of the Snowball Derby has been what has been simply called, “The Big Tent.” For 2020, it’s back once again and is set to be a place for big fun throughout all of the events at the 53rd Annual Snowball Derby.


While there will be some changes to accommodate safe and responsible social distancing for 2020, there will still be plenty to look forward to at the center of the midway for race fans. Once again, the tent will be the site of Speed51’s daily broadcasts of ‘The Bullring’ throughout the long racing weekend of December 2-6.


Expect more announcements on events at the tent during the Snowball Derby, as well as a few surprises during the weekend itself. From appearances by drivers past and present, to local personalities, to who knows what else. You can find it in the “The Big Tent”.


The rest of the time, the tent will be a place for race fans to go enjoy a break between races, with multiple TV’s showing sporting events from across the nation, including plenty of college football on the long Saturday. It will also be a place where fans can also watch Speed51’s live broadcast of the Snowball Derby when they are out of the stands during the races, where you won’t miss a minute of the action.


Keep your eyes peeled to and Speed51’s social media for the latest on fan events during the Snowball Derby.


The 53rd Annual Snowball Derby begins on Thursday, December 3, with the Pro Trucks, the Dock of Pensacola Beach Sportsmen and the Lloyd’s Glass Pure Stocks competing in their feature events following the first rounds of practice for Super Late Model and Pro Late Model teams.


Friday, December 4 presents one of the most dramatic and intense days in short track racing, with Snowball Derby teams competing for a spot in Sunday’s race on Country Pleasin’ Sausage Pole Night.  The Modifieds of Mayhem Tour 75-lap season finale follows qualifying.


Saturday, December 5 is an action-packed day of racing, featuring the Snowball Derby last chance race, the Snowflake 100 for Pro Late Models and a 50-lap feature for the Faith Chapel Outlaws.


Finally, Sunday, December 6 brings the most prestigious event in Super Late Model racing, the Snowball Derby.  Pre-race festivities begin at noon, with driver introductions at 1:15 p.m.  At 2:00 p.m., the Snowball Derby begins, starting the 300-lap battle to see who will take home the Tom Dawson Trophy.


The entire week of racing will be available to watch live on Speed51.TV’s pay-per-view broadcast.


-Story by: Connor Sullivan, Speed51 Northeast Editor – Twitter: @Connor51CT

-Photo credit: Speed51

Big Tent & Big Fun Returns to Snowball Derby