When his white No. 11 Super Late Model came to a stop after a hard crash at New Smyrna Speedway in February, veteran racer David Rogers knew he was in trouble.  At that moment, the 63-year-old racer knew that his Florida Speedweeks was over.  Luckily, his racing career wasn't.   “My whole life has […]

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For 17 years now, Speed51.com staff members have made their way to Pensacola, Florida each December to provide coverage of the Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway.  Over the years, our staff has gained a lot of unforgettable memories, both on the track and off.   Leading into the 51st Annual Snowball Derby this week, […]

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Harrison Burton had just started dating his current girlfriend, Jenna, when he won the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship. He posted a photo on his Instagram of himself kissing the trophy with the caption, “Best kiss I’ve ever had!” Burton got in a little bit of trouble for that caption, and he quickly remembered […]

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In five short years, the Pro Truck race on Snowball Derby weekend has become one of the best shows of the weekend. Each year, the field has been filled with crafty veterans and eager rookies who are seeking Snowball Derby glory.  For the 51st Annual Snowball Derby next week, race fans can expect much of […]

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From the time Spencer Davis began driving Late Models, the racing season has ended in the same place each year: Pensacola, Florida’s Five Flags Speedway. Even though he only turns 20 this coming Thursday, the Dawsonville, Georgia driver has more Snowball Derby and Snowflake 100 appearances than some drivers twice his age.   All that […]

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Dreams have been crushed and others have been made in “The Room of Doom” following the Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway.   Throughout the 50-year history of the race, the stories from the tech shed have kept racers, officials and fans on their toes.   Today, we look at the timeline of some of the […]

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Coming from just across the Alabama border, Connor Okrzesik considers Pensacola, Florida's Five Flags Speedway their home track away from home, with the 17-year-old driver logging his fair share of laps at the track in his young Late Model career. For the past few years, both the Snowball Derby and Snowflake 100 have become familiar […]

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A long line of talented drivers have rained havoc on the short track racing world while racing a blue No. 98 car.  One of those drivers will be returning to action during the 51st Annual Snowball Derby week at Five Flags Speedway .   Many modern fans will remember NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Daniel Hemric […]

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While many drivers will be traveling across the country to compete in the 51st Annual Snowball Derby, there’s one driver who won’t have to travel far from home. Logan Boyett of Pensacola, Florida will only need to make a hop, skip and a jump to arrive at his home track of Five Flags Speedway.   […]

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As the days wind down until the 51st Annual Snowball Derby, more and more awards are being announced for racers competing in the prestigious Super Late Model race at Five Flags Speedway .  In addition to the $25,000 check the awaits the winner of the 300-lap race on Sunday, December 2, a handful of other […]

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