With less than a month remaining until the 52nd Snowball Derby, the entry list is already packed with drivers from the Late Model ranks of North America that plan on heading to Five Flags Speedway December 4-8. 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 reason being: 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 are not talking about just race day on Sunday, but rather for the entire week from when teams load in on Wednesday, December 4 to when the haulers clear the infield on Sunday, December 8. 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 52nd Annual Snowball Derby go to https://www.5flagsspeedway.com/snowball/forms/.
The 52nd Annual Snowball Derby begins on Thursday, December 5, 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 6 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 Country Pleasin’ Sausage 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 8 brings the most prestigious event in Super Late Model racing, the Snowball Derby. Pre-race festivities begin at noon, with driver introductions at 1:15 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the Snowball Derby begins, starting the 300-lap battle to see who will join the record books as a winner of the marquee event.
For more information on the 52nd Annual Snowball Derby, visit Snowball Central on Speed51.com
-Story by: Connor Sullivan, Speed51 Northeast Editor - Twitter: @Connor51CT
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