While the time until the 51st annual Snowball Derby is growing short, the time to book a spot for camping close to Five Flags Speedway is growing even shorter.  With another record turnout is expected in 2018, camping spots for the nation’s most prestigious Super Late Model race are going fast.


Camping spots are in such high demand that all on-site camping has already been sold out and the remaining spots just down the road at the Pensacola Fairgrounds are going fast.


The good news is that there is still camping available, with the grounds opening up on Wednesday, November 28 of race week, and remaining open until Monday, December 3 following the conclusion of the event.


Spots are going for just $150 and include electrical and water hookups, plus free shuttles to and from the track on each day of racing. For those who like to enjoy a cold beverage or two, this means that you don’t even have to worry about driving to and from the track.


So don’t miss your chance to camp out for one the biggest weeks in all of short track racing. Call Five Flags Speedway at (850) 944-8400 to reserve your camping spot today.


Racing will begin on Wednesday, November 28 as the Pure Stock division will compete for 50 laps around Five Flags Speedway. Wednesday’s program also includes rig parking for Late Model teams, the Green Flag Pit Party following the Pure Stock race, and the qualifying draw for both the Snowflake 100 and the Snowball Derby.


Late Model teams will take to the track for the first time on Thursday, November 29 in their first rounds of practice. Thursday night’s racing program features 50-lap events for the Sportsmen and Outlaw Stock competitors.


The Friday of Snowball Derby weekend is often called the most intense day in short track racing, as Super Late Model drivers compete in qualifying in hopes of securing their spot in Sunday’s field. The Modifieds will also be in action on Friday night in a 75-lap feature.


Saturday, December 1 is jam-packed with racing action. With qualifying for the Pro Late Model Snowflake 100, last chance races for both the Snowflake 100 and Snowball Derby, the Snowflake 100 itself and a 50-lap Pro Truck feature, there is no shortage of excitement for fans at the track.


Finally, the biggest day of the year comes on Sunday, December 2, the day of the 51st Annual Snowball Derby. Pre-race festivities begin at Noon CT, with the class photo at 12:30 p.m. and driver introductions beginning at 1:15 p.m. The green flag will drop on the 51st Annual Snowball Derby at 2:00 p.m.


More information on the 51st Annual Snowball Derby can be found by visiting www.snowballderby.com and www.5flagsspeedway.com.


-Story by Connor Sullivan, Speed51.com Northeast Editor

-Photo credit: Speed51.com

Camping Spots for the 51st Snowball Derby Going Fast