As race fans worldwide prepare for the 49th Annual Snowball Derby on December 1-4, they will be able to kick off the week (in person or at home) by watching the Snowball Derby Kickoff Show on Tuesday, November 29.  This year’s broadcast of the show, which will be filmed live from Beef O’ Brady’s in Downtown Pensacola, will be broadcast for free on thanks to the fine folks at JRi Shocks.


JRi Shocks has been a great supporter of throughout the years and their staff looks forward to being involved with the traditional Snowball Derby Kickoff Show.


“We are looking forward to another great year at one of the premiere and most prestigious short track races in the country, and now proud to be a part of a staple of the Snowball spectacle which is the Snowball Kickoff Party,” said Wayne Gregory, Short Track Asphalt Manager for JRi Shocks.  “The kickoff party is always a good time and a great place to gain exposure.”



jriThe live show on will feature loads of fun with many of the Snowball Derby and Snowflake 100 drivers expected to be in attendance.


Some of the drivers in attendance will join 51’s Bob Dillner and Adam Mackey for on-set interviews, while others will be interviewed in the crowd while mingling at Beef O’ Brady’s.  In addition, there will be plenty of fun and games that drivers will compete in including cornhole, pool and arcade games.’s Snowball Derby Kickoff Show presented by JRi Shocks will also help set the tone for the biggest weekend in pavement short track racing.  While there will be plenty of fun and laughter, drivers will also be discussing their strategy heading into the 49th Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway.


Drivers already confirming their attendance at the show include: Derek Thorn, Corey LaJoie, Dalton Sargeant, Todd Gilliland, Noah Gragson, Kaz Grala, Raphael Lessard, Tyler Ankrum, Cole Moore and Logan Boyett.


Fans in the Pensacola, Florida will have the opportunity to come out to the Snowball Derby Kickoff Party to meet their favorite drivers, obtain autographs and get pumped up for the Snowball Derby.


Race fans unable to make it to Pensacola, Florida on Tuesday, November 29 will be able to sign up for a free basic account to watch the free broadcast presented by JRi Shocks.


Makers of high performance, high precision shock absorbers, JRi Shocks draws upon over 100 years of collective experience in shock absorber design and engineering. Since opening their doors in 2007, JRi Shocks has seen success in nearly every form of motorsports from NASCAR and IndyCar to drag racing, short track, road racing and offroad. JRi’s race proven suspension designs are a tested and proven solution for peak performance on both the street and the track.


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JRi Shocks Presents Free Broadcast of Snowball Derby Kickoff Show