The stars and cars that will be competing in the 47th Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway are beginning to arrive in Pensacola, Florida for the biggest week in short track racing. With that, media coverage of the year’s most prestigious Super Late Model event begins Monday night at 7 p.m. CT/8 p.m. ET with Five Flag Speedway’s two-hour Snowball Derby preview on BLAB TV.
Tim Bryant, Promoter of Five Flags Speedway and the Snowball Derby, will be joined by co-host Steve Stokes, as well as a star-studded lineup of guests, to preview the exciting week of racing at the Pensacola half-mile oval.
Bob Dillner, motorsports broadcaster and Speed51.com owner, will join the duo on the program to discuss the week-long spectacle and Speed51.com’s exciting announcement that all of the action can be seen on 51 TV.
In addition to Dillner, Speed51.com’s resident “Stat Boy” Elgin Traylor will be joining the broadcast to deliver the hard-hitting numbers heading into the 47th Annual Snowball Derby.
The impressive list of guests doesn’t end there.
Ross Kenseth, one of Super Late Model racing’s biggest stars and the son of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Matt Kenseth, will be joining the lineup to discuss his thoughts going into the big race. The second-generation driver from the state of Wisconsin has made five career Snowball Derby starts and has recorded top-20 finishes in all five starts while recording a career-best finish of third in 2011.
Kenseth will talk about his hopes of winning the Snowball Derby, his number change for this year’s race and his “ugly sweater” car that he will debut this weekend.
The live broadcast of the show can be watched live on your local cable system if you’re in the Gulf Coast region or online at www.blabtv.com for those outside of the region.
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