Miss Snowball Derby 2016 was crowned on Thursday night at Downtown Pensacola, Florida’s Beef O’Brady’s.  More than 13 contestants turned out for the annual competition that was streamed live on Speed51.com.


The competition consisted of two rounds.  The first round was the casual round, in which every contestant wore a casual outfit for the judges to see.  The second round was the formal round, which saw every contestant wear a formal gown for the judges to see.


After both rounds were complete, every contestant was brought back on stage so three finalists could be named.  Cam Davis, Miss Snowball Derby 2015, was also brought on stage to crown her successor.


300x250-2016-snowball-derby-ticketsAt the end of competition, Raven Hammac was named Miss Snowball Derby 2016.  Hammac, 23, from Pensacola, has grown up in racing circles, and said it’s a true honor to represent Five Flags Speedway (FL) and the 49th Annual Snowball Derby.


“This means everything to me,” Hammac said.  “My dad raced at the dirt track when I was a kid.  When I was about 12 or 13 we started going to Five Flags every Friday.  I’ve been to every Snowball Derby.  It’s just a way of life for us. To be Miss Snowball Derby means the world to me.”


Race fans can catch Raven Hammac, Miss Snowball Derby 2016, at all Snowball Derby related events during Snowball Derby week, from November 30 – December 4.


The 49th Annual Snowball Derby weekend kicks off on Wednesday, November 30 with the Cat Country/WEAR TV3 Green Flag Pit Party and Qualifying Order Draw Down.


Miss Snowball Derby 2016, Raven Hammac. (Speed51.com photo)

Miss Snowball Derby 2016, Raven Hammac. (Speed51.com photo)

Thursday, December 1 will see the Super Late Models take to the track for the first official Snowball Derby practice.  The night will be highlighted by a 30-lap race for the Butler U-Pull-It Bombers and a 50-lap event for the Dock on the Beach Sportsmen division.


The top Snowball Derby starting spots will be set on Friday, December 2 during NASH FM 102.7 Pole Night.  The Faith Chapel Super Stocks and the Modifieds will each run 50-lap features.


The Pro Late Models take center stage on Saturday, December 3 for the Allen Turner Hyundai Snowflake 100. The 50-lap Last Chance Qualifier for the Snowball Derby and a 50-lap feature for the Beef O’Brady’s Pro Truck division will also run on Saturday night.


Then on Sunday, December 4 the green flag will fly over the 49th Annual Snowball Derby. The 300-lap race will begin at 2 p.m. CT.


For more information on the 49th Annual Snowball Derby weekend at Five Flags Speedway, visit www.snowballderby.com. All media credential requests and inquiries for the Snowball Derby can be sent to Pat Bryant at [email protected]


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Miss Snowball Derby 2016 Crowned at Beef O’Brady’s