Every year the Snowball Derby tests those that make the field to survive and remain in contention through 300 grueling laps at Pensacola, Florida’s Five Flags Speedway. To recognize the driver who works the hardest to endure the most prestigious Super Late Model race in the country, Draco Springs is presenting the Snowball Derby Spring Forward Award on Sunday, December 7.
Draco representative and longtime racer Rob Fuller will put up a pair of Draco springs valued at $300 for the driver who ‘springs forward’ and advances the furthest from their starting position in Sunday’s event.
“We’re excited to be part of the Snowball Derby for the second straight year,” Fuller told Speed51.com powered by JEGS. “This is an award that Draco likes to use to honor the racers at events across the country. We appreciate the support of all the teams as we continue to make Draco one of the largest spring suppliers in all of Late Model racing.”
In 2013, two of Super Late Model racing’s most experienced drivers, David Rogers and Donnie Wilson, climbed 26 spots from where they rolled off in the Snowball Derby. Because of his higher finish, Rogers received the Draco Springs Spring Forward Award.
The competition in the Snowball Derby field every year shows that every single driver from front to back has a shot at victory. Cars will be coming and going throughout the 300 laps and one fortunate and hard charging driver will be rewarded.
“Racers come from all over North America to compete in the Snowball Derby and it’s great that companies like Draco support each and every one of them with an award such as the Spring Forward award,” said Five Flags Speedway and Snowball Derby promoter Tim Bryant. “We were pleased to have Rob Fuller and his staff at Draco become a part of the Snowball Derby family in 2013 and we look forward to seeing which driver will work their way to the front for this year’s Spring Forward Award.”
The 47th Annual Snowball Derby kicks off on Wednesday, December 3 with the Cat Country/WEAR TV3 Green Flag Party. As the teams unload and begin the tech process, from 5-9 p.m. fans can meet the drivers and see the cars that will compete during Snowball Derby Weekend.
The first on-track activity of the week comes on Thursday, as practice for the Super and Pro Late Models commence. Later that evening, qualifying and feature action for the Five Flags Speedway Butler U-Pull-It Bomber and Beef O’Brady’s Sportsmen divisions will take place.
On Friday, December 5, it is NASH 102.7 Pole Night, as the top 30 in Snowball Derby qualifying will be locked into Sunday’s 300-lap feature. More practice for the Snowball Derby and Snowflake 100 cars will take place, as well as a full card of Super Stock and Modified action.
Then on Saturday, December 6, it’s the Allen Turner Hyundai Snowflake 100 time trials, qualifying races and the 100-lap feature, plus final practice for the Snowball Derby cars, a 50-lap Pro Trucks feature and a 50-lap last-chance qualifying race to lock the final cars into the Snowball Derby.
Finally, the 47th Annual Snowball Derby will then go green on Sunday, December 7 at 2 p.m. ET at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL.
The full 47th Annual Snowball Derby weekend schedule is available at www.snowballderby.com.
Tickets and reserved camping spots are still available, but going fast. To order tickets or to reserve a camping spot, call the Five Flags Speedway box office at (850) 944-8400.
For more information about Five Flags Speedway and the 47th Annual Snowball Derby weekend, please visit www.5flagsspeedway.com, www.snowballderby.com or contact the track by calling (850) 944-8400.
-51 Sports/Snowball Derby Press Release.