It’s often said in racing circles that “practice doesn’t pay.” However, practice can pay for drivers at the Snowball Derby Preview at Five Flags Speedway on Saturday, November 21.
Teams planning to compete during the 53rd Annual Snowball Derby on December 2-6 are welcome to participate in the Snowball Derby Preview one week from Saturday at the Pensacola, Florida half-mile. Practice will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT as part of the Snowball Derby Preview.
At the end of the day, a total of $1,800 will be awarded to drivers for logging fast laps during the final three hours of practice from 4 to 7 p.m. The fastest Super Late Model driver during that window will receive $500, with the fastest Pro Late Model competitor taking home $300. Outlaws, Sportsmen, Pro Trucks, Modifieds and Pure Stocks will each pay $200 to their fastest driver.
As a result, the Snowball Derby Preview is both a great opportunity to utilize track time at Five Flags Speedway ahead of Derby Week, but also a chance to take home some cold hard cash.
Last year, Jeremy Pate picked up the $500 for setting the fastest lap of the day in the Super Late Models, while recently-crowned Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway champion Dylan Fetcho was fastest for the Pros. Kyle Purvis was quickest for the Modifieds, with Daryl McDonald (Pure Stocks), Josh Hicks (Pro Trucks), B.J. Leytham (Sportsmen) and Jason Welch (Outlaw Stocks) also scoring prizes.
Tickets are still available for purchase but are expected to sell out by the week of the event. More information can be found by visiting www.5flagsspeedway.com or by calling the track office at (850) 944-8400.
Fans can also click here to order their pay-per-view video ticket for the 53rd Annual Snowball Derby.
-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51 Content Supervisor – Twitter: @ztevans
-Photo credit: Speed51