When conversations begin about short track racers who deserve a shot at the next level, the name Daniel Hemric is one of the first names brought up in discussions.  Hemric of Kannapolis, North Carolina has sprinkled in three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts over the course of the past two seasons while competing in […]

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Race fans have been clamoring for live video of the Snowball Derby, the most prestigious asphalt short track racing event in the United States, for years.  With tickets being sold at a record pace for this year's race, a partnership between Speed51.com's 51 TV online video network and Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida, will […]

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The 47th Annual Snowball Derby is by far the biggest event in short-track racing, but there's so much more to it than just the big 300-lap Super Late Model race on Sunday afternoon.  No matter what type of racing you're a fan of, Five Flags Speedway has you covered throughout the first week of December. […]

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No race means more to short track racers than the Snowball Derby.  Clay Rogers is one of the best short track racers in the business, but no trophy in his collection means more to him than the Tom Dawson Trophy that he received after winning the Snowball Derby in 2006.   "That's one of my […]

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From 2005 - There are plenty of clichés to say.  There are plenty of stories to tell.  But the fact of the matter is that Eddie Mercer, known as “Fast Eddie” to many fans, had never won a Snowball Derby after years and years of trying.  In fact, Mercer has tried for 16 years to […]

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Tracy Goodson, the owner of two Beef O’Brady’s locations in Pensacola, Florida, can’t wait to host the fans and race teams coming to next week’s 47th Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway.   Goodson and his staff are inviting everyone to the Snowball Derby Kickoff Party on Tuesday night starting at 6:30pm at his […]

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Johanna Long grew up minutes away from Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida. She knew how special the Snowball Derby was to her town, to race fans and of course the teams that put it all on the line to try to win the most prestigious short track race in the United States.   Johanna […]

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Five Flags Speedway officials announced today that Speed Media of Grand Rapids, Michigan has become an official partner of the 47th Annual Snowball Derby. Speed Media will provide windshield decals that will adorn every Snowball Derby Super Late Model and Allen Turner Snowflake 100 Pro Late Model throughout Snowball Derby week, December 4-7.   "We […]

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They say the early bird gets the worm, but for the next few hours, the early bird short track fans will get something way better than that.  Fans who purchase the four-day 51 TV live Snowball Derby broadcast package on www.speed51.com will not only get to watch all the action of the 47th Annual Snowball […]

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Qualifying for the Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway is a more difficult task than qualifying for any other short track race in the country. Nobody knows that better than Lakeland, Florida driver Steve Dorer.   Dorer, an accomplished racer from the Central Florida region, has attempted to qualify for the Snowball Derby four times, […]

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