In just over a weeks time, one lucky lady will have the honor of being crowned Miss Snowball Derby for the 51st Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway (FL).  While the pageant will once again be held right in Pensacola, Florida — home of the Snowball Derby — entries for the November 15th event are coming in from all over the map.


Thus far, entries have been received from five different states, including as far away as Ohio.


The pageant will be held at the same venue as last year, Seville Quarters in historic Downtown Pensacola, where one of the contestants will be handed the crown by 2017 Miss Snowball Derby, EmmaLee Hodge.


Hodge, a native of Mississippi, encourages ladies from afar to enter the pageant for their shot at taking home the crown and being named Miss Snowball Derby 2018.


“Don’t even think about it, just sign up and do it,” Hodge said.  “I’m from Mississippi, so I went all the way down to Pensacola for the pageant and I didn’t expect to win.”


With nine competitors on the roster so far, all of them will be competing for a chance at being crowned the fifth Miss Snowball Derby.  Every competitor wants to bring home the crown, the sash and the title to their hometown. This year there are six different hometowns across five states.


The 2018 Miss Snowball Derby competitors are from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Ohio.


The current entry list for the Miss Snowball Derby Pageant can be seen below:


Bristal Paige Aaron – Pensacola, Florida

Shelby Watson – Byesville, Ohio

Chelsea Lynn Southerland – Nichoism, Georgia

Haley Brown – Pensacola, Florida

Angel Butler – Biloxi, Mississippi

Brooke Garner – Pensacola, Florida

Skylar Dean Hill – Cantonment, Florida

Stevie Lynn – Mobile, Alabama

Jordyn Bennett – Pensacola, Florida


Miss Snowball Derby’s responsibilities include representing Five Flags Speedway at as many Snowball Derby functions as possible, as well as being present for all victory lane photos, pre-race ceremonies and fan activities throughout the 51st Annual Snowball Derby.


Being open to competitors worldwide, Miss Snowball Derby is asked to attend as many Five Flags Speedway races as their schedule allows throughout the season in 2019. The speedway understands that all events may not be possible for all candidates.


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.


Prizes for the 2018 Miss Snowball Derby Pageant include: $1,000 cash put up by Fast Cash ATM ($500 to first, $300 to second and $200 to third), a David Yurman designer necklace ($500 value) and a gift bag with free Snowball Derby tickets for all participants.


The 2018 Miss Snowball Derby Pageant will be streamed for free on


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.


-Story by Kendra Adams, Southeast Correspondent

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Miss Snowball Derby Entries Coming From All Over Map