With less than a month remaining until the 53rd Snowball Derby, entries are rolling in for the crown jewel at Five Flags Speedway on December 3-6. For those teams that are planning on heading to the Florida Panhandle in a few weeks’ time, don’t delay on getting your entry in.
The sooner drivers file their entry form, the better parking spot they’ll receive on pit road at Five Flags Speedway. Pit stalls for each team’s hauler are decided on a first-come-first-served basis determined by the order in which entries are received.
We’re not talking about just race day on Sunday, but rather for the entire week from when teams load in on Wednesday, December 2 to when the haulers clear the infield on Sunday, December 6. Race teams can choose to park along the main pit road, on either side of the old infield quarter-mile, or on the back road to the inside of the backstretch.
Depending on their parking spots, many teams use the opportunity for pre-race promotion for sponsors or just to show off some of the cool wraps and/or paint jobs that they bring down for Derby week. Spots are not guaranteed, so if you have yet to submit your Snowball Derby entry, be sure to act now.
For entry forms and more for the 53rd Annual Snowball Derby go to https://www.5flagsspeedway.com/snowball/forms/.
The 53rd Annual Snowball Derby begins on Thursday, December 3, with the WCIParts.com Pro Trucks, the Dock of Pensacola Beach Sportsmen and the Lloyd’s Glass Pure Stocks competing in their feature events after the first rounds of practice for Super Late Model and Pro Late Model teams.
Friday, December 4 presents one of the most dramatic and intense days in short track racing, with Snowball Derby teams competing for a spot in Sunday’s race on Pole Night. The Modifieds of Mayhem Tour 75-lap season finale follows qualifying.
Saturday is an action-packed day of racing, featuring the Snowball Derby last chance race, the Snowflake 100 for Pro Late Models and a 50-lap feature for the Faith Chapel Outlaws.
Finally, Sunday, December 6 brings the most prestigious event in Super Late Model racing, the Snowball Derby. The race will go green at 2:00 p.m. CT, the 300-lap battle to see who will join the record books as a winner of the marquee event.
Stay tuned to Speed51 for more information regarding the 53rd Annual Snowball Derby.
-Story by: Koty Geyer, Speed51 National Correspondent – Twitter: @kgeyer3
-Photo credit: Speed51 Photo