Monday, August 3 marks the last chance for fans to renew their tickets for the 53rd Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway (FL).  Ticket renewals will end at 4 p.m. CT (5 p.m. ET) on Monday.   This also marks the last chance for fans to submit upgrade requests before ticket sales for the […]

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The green flag flew over the first Snowball Derby on a cold December afternoon in 1968.  No one that day could have imagined what would happen over the next 50 plus years. More than just a race, the event has blossomed into what has become known as "The Snowball Derby Experience."   One element of […]

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After granting an extension to the ticket renewal process in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Five Flags Speedway is now accepting and processing ticket renewals for the 53rd Annual Snowball Derby.   Ticket renewal and upgrade forms were mailed out prior to the delay in the renewal process, which extended the starting date from April […]

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Speed51’s Short Track America will start a new season with a new time slot in a big way next Wednesday, airing the 52nd Annual Snowball Derby on MAVTV.   Short Track America moves to 8 p.m. ET starting Wednesday, June 3.  The first episode of the new season will feature the biggest Super Late Model […]

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Race fans that pay attention to details will likely notice something different at Five Flags Speedway when racing resumes this Friday night.  Speedway operator Tim Bryant recently confirmed to Speed51 that a change has been made to the appearance of the race track.   Longtime race fans at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida will tell […]

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Two-time Snowball Derby Champion Freddy Fryar passed away Wednesday morning at the age of 84.  Freddy Fryar's son, Marc Fryar, confirmed his father's passing with a post on Twitter.   Fryar was best known at the "The Beaumont Flyer."  For many generations, if he was at a race track, other drivers were chasing the Baton […]

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While ticket renewal and upgrade forms for the 53rd Annual Snowball Derby have been mailed out, fans interested in keeping their seats for this year’s event at Five Flags Speedway will have more time to do so.   In light of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Five Flags Speedway has extended the starting date for processing […]

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Last December, David Rogers made history with his 33rd start in the Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway (FL), breaking a tie with Red Farmer for most starts in the biggest Super Late Model race in the country.   He did so after receiving the “Derby Dedication Award” from Five Flags Speedway officials, along with a […]

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Following the success of the first ever Speed51 Elite Snowball Derby, Speed51 and Five Flags Speedway have announced a donation of $1,000 to Pensacola's 98.7 Cat Country’s Christmas Wishes program.   Held during the week leading into the 52nd Annual Snowball Derby in December, the first-ever eSports Snowball Derby was broadcast live on Speed51 and […]

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 Throughout the week of the 52nd Annual Snowball Derby presented by BJ’s Wholesale Club at Five Flags Speedway (FL), Speed51’s team of talented photographers captured countless moments from the event.  Fans, drivers and teams can purchase those photographs now at Speed51Photos.com to keep in their collections.   From Wednesday’s hauler parking to Monday’s checkered flag, and […]

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