Fans everywhere will now have the opportunity to watch the 48th Annual Snowball Derby.  In conjunction with Five Flags Speedway officials, Speed51 TV has lifted the blackout for Sunday’s live broadcast from Pensacola, Florida.


Originally, potential purchasers of the live online TV-style broadcast of the Snowball Derby within a 200-mile radius of Five Flags Speedway were to be blacked out of viewing the broadcast.  With the increased demand for tickets, the track has reached a level of ticket sales to release the local blackout region for the Snowball Derby broadcast.


“The demand for Snowball Derby tickets has been at an all-time high, as has the interest in a live video broadcast that Speed51 TV is providing this year, so we’re proud that both have been well-received so far,” said Tim Bryant, Five Flags Speedway General Manager and promoter of the Snowball Derby event.  “There are still general admission seats available for the Snowball Derby and we’re looking forward to seeing a great crowd Sunday afternoon.  At the same time, it’s great that we can offer a live broadcast to race fans everywhere who may not be able to make it out to Pensacola this week.”


Like blackouts placed on live broadcasts of other professional sport leagues, a blackout was originally in place for fans within 200 miles of Five Flags Speedway.  The high demand for the Snowball Derby live broadcast, paired with the swift sales of Snowball Derby tickets, have allowed the broadcast to reach every fan, everywhere.


“We’ve had a lot of positive feedback about the live broadcast both from fans in the Pensacola region, across the country and beyond,” said founder and motorsports broadcaster Bob Dillner.  “There are some great race fans in the Pensacola and Mobile area that have been snatching up tickets to the Snowball Derby in recent weeks.  Others who can’t make it to the track now can experience it on Speed51 TV so that they can clear their schedules to attend next year’s Snowball Derby.”


There are still reserved tickets available for the Sunday, December 6 Snowball Derby main event, but they are going fast.  General admission seats and pit passes remain available for Snowball Derby Sunday. To purchase tickets, call the Five Flags Speedway box office at 850-944-8400. Staff Story. Photo credit:

Black Out Lifted for Speed51 TV Snowball Derby Broadcast