The Miss Snowball Derby pageant continues to grow in prestige as another aspect of the Snowball Derby’s tradition. This year, contestants in the pageant will have the chance to enjoy the 51st Annual Snowball Derby firsthand.


Each lady participating in this year’s Miss Snowball Derby pageant will receive a gift bag as part of their prize package for partaking in the event. Included in that gift bag will be a ticket to the Snowball Derby, which will take place Sunday, December 2 at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida.


Along with the ticket to the premier Late Model event in the country and the chance to represent Five Flags Speedway during the week of the race, some serious money is up for grabs in the pageant. Courtesy of Fast Cash ATM, which operates its business in the Panhandle of Florida, the winner will receive $500 and the title of 2018 Miss Snowball Derby, while second place will receive $300 and third place $200.


Ladies 17 years of age or older are eligible to compete in the 2018 Miss Snowball Derby contest and females worldwide are encouraged to enter. The pageant presents a great opportunity for young women to represent their hometown and express their love of racing at the biggest pavement short track race of the season.


The women will compete in evening wear and casual wear to determine who will be awarded the $500 prize.


Last year, Mississippi’s Emmalee Hodge was crowned the 2017 Miss Snowball Derby and will return this time around to crown her successor.


No talent or pageant experience is necessary to enter the Miss Snowball Derby Pageant.  Winning contestants will reign for the term of one year by making personal appearances, together and as a group, representing Five Flags Speedway.


There is still time to submit your application to participate in the pageant before the November 12 deadline, but that time is running out. To register for the 5th Annual Miss Snowball Derby Pageant, visit


The Snowball Derby will take place on Wednesday, November 28 through Sunday, December 2 at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL.  For more information regarding the event, including ticket information, schedules and ticket information, please visit Snowball Central presented by Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants.


-By Zach Evans, Southeast Editor – Twitter: @ZTEvans

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Miss Snowball Derby Contestants to Receive Free Race Tickets