Racers competing in the 48th Annual Snowball Derby have two good reasons to lay down a fast lap in the Snowball Derby Preview presented by IP Casino Resort & Spa on November 21.
First, racers will be able to dial-in their cars to prepare for the Snowball Derby weekend (December 2-6) at Pensacola, Florida’s Five Flags Speedway. Also, thanks to the support of IP Casino Resort & Spa, some racers will be able to go into Snowball weekend with more cash in their pockets with bonuses put up for the fastest laps in the Preview event.
On November 21, Snowball Derby Super Late Models, Allen Turner Snowflake 100 Pro Late Models as well as the Pro Trucks, Super Stocks, Modifieds, Sportsman and Bombers – all of the divisions competing on Snowball Derby weekend – will have a three-hour window (4 – 7pm) in which to put down the quickest recorded lap. The driver with the fastest lap will be awarded with the Fast Lap Cash Award.
“There is always a lot of excitement around Five Flags on Snowball Derby Preview day with drivers trying to get their cars fast for Snowball Derby week, but with some extra cash on the line again this year thanks to IP Casino & Resort, there’s definitely some added drama as well,” said Snowball Derby promoter Tim Bryant. “Any team who wants to put on a transponder and comes out of the Snowball Derby Preview with the quickest lap will have some extra bragging rights and all eyes on them going into Snowball Derby week.”
Snowball Derby Super Late Model drivers will be competing for a $500 bonus for the fastest lap during the November 21 Snowball Derby Preview presented by IP Casino Resort & Spa.
Pro Late Models will run for a $300 bonus, while Pro Trucks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Sportsman will compete for a $200 bonus per division. $150 will go to the Bomber driver with the fastest lap as well.
To be eligible for the Fast Lap Cash Award, cars must have track-issued transponders ($20 rental fee). The fastest laps will be recorded between 4pm and 7pm on November 21. Divisions will run on a rotating basis and all cars are subject to random technical inspection to ensure a level playing field for the bonuses.
Tennessee Super Late Model racer Mason Mingus took the Super Late Model fast-lap prize at the 2014 Snowball Derby Preview, while Grant Quinlan (Pro Late Models), Brandon Curren (Modifieds), Darryl Rudd (Pro Trucks), Bubba Winslow (Super Stocks), Johnny Greene, Jr. (Sportsman) and BJ Leytham (Bomber) each took home extra cash in 2014.
Gates open for competitors at 8am CT on Saturday, November 21 for the Snowball Derby Preview presented by IP Casino Resort & Spa. Rotating practice begins at 9am, with the Fast Lap Cash Award being given to the quickest laps set between 4pm and 7pm.
The 48th Annual Snowball Derby weekend kicks off with the Cat Country/WEAR-TV3 Green Flag Party on Wednesday, December 2. On-track activities start Thursday, December 3, 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 Beef ‘O’Brady’s Sportsman divisions will also have feature events on Snowball Derby Thursday.
The top Snowball Derby starting spots will be set on Friday, December 4 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 5 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 Better Built Tool Box Pro Trucks will also have a 50-lap feature on Snowball Derby Saturday.
Then on Sunday, December 6, the green flag will drop on the 48th Annual Snowball Derby at 2 p.m. CT at Pensacola, Florida’s Five Flags Speedway.
For more information on the 48th Annual Snowball Derby weekend at Five Flags Speedway, visit www.snowballderby.com. All media inquiries and credential requests for the Snowball Derby can be sent to Matt Kentfield at [email protected].
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