Pensacola, Florida will be rocking on Wednesday, December 2 when Oklahoma southern rock band “Hillbilly Vegas” takes to the stage on the frontstretch of Five Flags Speedway (FL) for the WEAR-TV3/Cat Country 98.7 FM Green Flag Party as part of the festivities for the 48th Annual Snowball Derby.


The band known for songs such as “Grits and Gravy,” “Helluva Night,” and “Long Way Back” will be performing during the Cat Country Green Flag Pit Party, which is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. CT.  The party is absolutely free for all fans to attend.


This year’s performance by Hillbilly Vegas is presented by Advanced Medical Laboratories has been over a year in the making.


“We tried to do it last year, but we just waited too late and someone was already booked,” said Dennis Schoenfeld of Schoenfeld Headers.  “I’m trying to get them some recognition here and there.  I’ve tried to get them into two or three different race tracks around here.  It’s cool how it’s started off.  They were just friends of a friend and now we’re all buddies and we try to support each other.”


In addition to supporting each other, Schoenfeld explained that the band is also big supporters of those who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, especially our nation’s veterans, and do what they can to raise funds and awareness.


Schoenfeld said he found the band just prior to last year’s Snowball Derby.  He was at a local concert with a friend who knew the band.


“I kind of liked the band after seeing them and thought I might like to do something with them,” said Schoenfeld.  “I put their logo on the hood of my car last year.  Now I’m glad that we can bring them to the Derby this year.”


After performing on Wednesday night at the Cat Country Green Flag Party, Schoenfeld said the band is going to stick around for the rest of the weekend in the campground.


“They’ve got a camper so they’re going to camp there the whole weekend, and enjoy the weather and the race,” he said.  “They’ll have a great time and they’ll put on a show.”


The 48th Annual Snowball Derby weekend kicks off with the WEAR-TV3/Cat County 98.7 FM Green Flag Party on Wednesday, December 2.  On-track activities start Thursday, December 3, for the opening practice rounds for the Snowball Derby Super Late Models and Snowflake 100 Pro Late Models.  The Five Flags Butler U-Pull-It Bombers and Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Sportsman divisions will also have feature events on Snowball Derby Thursday.


The top Snowball Derby starting spots will be set on Friday, December 4 during WXBM 102.7 Pole Night at Five Flags.  The Five Flags Faith Chapel Super Stocks and Modifieds will also battle in their Snowball Derby features after Super Late Model qualifying.


The Allen Turner Hyundai Snowflake 100 takes center stage on Saturday, December 5 as the top Pro Late Model racers in the country qualify and battle for 100 laps at Five Flags.  In addition, Saturday’s action features the final 50-lap qualifying event for Snowball Derby drivers to make one last effort to qualify for the 300-lap Super Late Model race.  The Better Built Tool Box Pro Trucks will also have a 50-lap feature on Snowball Derby Saturday.


Then on Sunday, December 6, the green flag will drop on the 48th Annual Snowball Derby at 2 p.m. CT at Pensacola, Florida’s Five Flags Speedway.


For more information on the 48th Annual Snowball Derby weekend at Five Flags Speedway, visit  All media inquiries for the Snowball Derby can be sent to Matt Kentfield at [email protected]


-51 Sports/Snowball Derby Press Release


Hillbilly Vegas Set to Rock on Snowball Derby Wednesday