Racing in the Snowball Derby is an experience that many racers will never forget.  For some, just being able to compete in the race is a lifelong dream.  For others, it could be the start of a long career in the sport of auto racing.  No matter which category a driver may fall under, they have the opportunity to chronicle their Snowball Derby week with a Derby Diary on


Derby Diary, a long-standing Snowball Derby tradition on, is a video feature that allows drivers to reflect on each step of the week in Pensacola, Florida.


Starting Wednesday, drivers will talk into 51’s cameras as though they were writing about their day in a journal.  The talented staff of video editors will then cover the videos with b-roll from the event and produce a daily recap.  For each driver, there will be five videos produced (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday) during the week at Five Flags Speedway.


Derby Diaries will be posted as a free video daily during Snowball Derby week so that fans can follow along with a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into the race.  These videos will receive thousands of views and provide racers, teams and businesses with a great opportunity for additional exposure. currently has limited spots open for drivers interested in having their own Derby Diary to look back on.


Drivers are encouraged to reach out to their sponsors and supporters to help make their Derby Dairy possible.  The option also exists for businesses to sponsor a Derby Dairy and pick a driver of their choice.


Due to the amount of work needed to produce these features, very limited opportunities are available.  Derby Diaries will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Those interested in doing a Derby Diary are encouraged to contact Editor Brandon Paul at [email protected] for more information.


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Derby Diary Opportunities Available for Snowball Derby Drivers