In just a couple of weeks, the 2018 Deep South Cranes Blizzard Series schedule will kick off at Five Flags Speedway, the home of the Snowball Derby, on Friday, April 27th. The four-race series has plenty of new things happening this year, including some longer races and bigger purses.


Five Flags Speedway General Manager Tim Bryant announced that this year’s four Blizzard Series races will all pay $6,000 to the winner. The races will also be 125 laps in length and feature controlled cautions.


“Since the inception of the Blizzard Series, the races have progressed from $4,000 to win to where we’re at now which is $6,000 to win,” said Bryant. “We’re doing what we can to help the racers, and we think this race format will also make for a more interesting event from a fan’s perspective.”


Bryant said the hope with the extra distance and controlled cautions will lead to different strategies and more excitement for the fans who come out to Five Flags Speedway and the fans watching live on


In addition to being live on, all four Deep South Cranes Blizzard Series races will also air on MAVTV on a tape-delayed basis as part of a new series to be announced soon. The MAVTV broadcasts will be produced by


The increased winner’s purse isn’t the only thing the drivers have to race for in the four Blizzard Series races. The champion at the end of the Blizzard Series will receive $3,000 plus contingency bonuses. In addition to that, all drivers inside the top 10 in Blizzard Series points are eligible to receive a provisional for the 51st Annual Snowball Derby on Sunday, December 2nd.


The Deep South Cranes Blizzard Series will see the green flag wave for the first time this year on Friday, April 27th. Race fans can watch the action live via a pay-per-view on More information on that will be coming soon.


-By Rob Blount, Associate Editor – Twitter: @RobBlount

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Bigger Winner’s Purse for 2018 Blizzard Series at Five Flags