We’re less than one week away from the start of Snowball Derby week at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida. The action officially kicks off for the Late Models on Thursday, November 30th when close to 150 cars will hit the track between two divisions on Practice Day.
Many of the teams heading to Pensacola have already been on track for testing, but Thursday is the first official practice day of the 50th Annual Snowball Derby race weekend. It is the first time these teams will have the chance to see where they stack up against their competition.
The day will kick off at 10 a.m. CT with the first round of practice for the Super Late Models as they get ready for the 50th running of the Snowball Derby.
The Pro Late Models will then take to the track at 11 a.m. CT for their first round of practice for the Allen Turner Snowflake 100.
Practice for the Super and Pro Late Model divisions will have rotating practice slots until 4 p.m. CT.
In addition to being the first practice day of the week for the Late Models, Thursday is race day for the Sportsmen and Outlaw Stock divisions. Both divisions will practice, qualify and run 50-lap features as they crown their Snowball Derby victors.
Race fans that cannot make it to Five Flags Speedway on Thursday can watch the action live on Speed51.com via a television-style live broadcast by purchasing here.
The 50th Annual Snowball Derby will kick off on Wednesday, November 29 with racing for the first time in event history on a Wednesday night. The Pure Stock division will be in action for a 50-lap feature prior to the annual Green Flag Pit Party and all-important qualifying draw for Late Model drivers.
Late Models will hit the track for the first time on Thursday, November 30 prior to 50-lap features for the Sportsman and Outlaw Stock divisions later that night.
Friday, December 1 is the most intense day in all of short track racing. It’s qualifying day for the Snowball Derby. Also on Friday night, the Modifieds will get their spotlight as they do battle for 75 laps to crown their Snowball Derby champion.
Saturday, December 2 is Allen Turner Snowflake 100 race day. Qualifying for the Snowflake 100 will begin at 2 p.m. CT. A 50-lap last chance race for the Snowflake 100 will immediately follow qualifying. The 50-lap last chance race for the Snowball Derby will also be held on Saturday evening at the conclusion of the last chance race for the Snowflake 100.
The green flag for the Allen Turner Snowflake 100 will wave at 7 p.m. Also on Saturday night, the Pro Trucks will race for 50 laps to decide who takes their Snowball Derby victory.
Sunday, December 3 is the biggest day of the year in short track racing. It’s race day for the 50th Annual Snowball Derby. Pre-race festivities will begin at Noon CT. The class photo for the 50th Annual Snowball Derby will be taken on the frontstretch at 12:30. Driver introductions will follow at 1:15 p.m. The green flag for the 50th Annual Snowball Derby will wave at 2 p.m.
Speed51.com will offer a live, television-style broadcast of the 50th Annual Snowball Derby for those unable to make it to Pensacola, FL. Live video tickets can be purchased today by clicking here.
More information on the 50th Annual Snowball Derby can be found by visiting www.snowballderby.com and www.5flagsspeedway.com.
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