Tuesday night, drivers and fans in Pensacola, Florida for the 52nd Annual Snowball Derby presented by BJ’s Wholesale Club will convene at Beef O’ Brady’s on Nine Mile Road for food and fun to start the week at the Speed51 Snowball Derby Kickoff Party presented by Murder Creek Distillery.
Murder Creek Distillery has joined the Snowball Derby Kickoff Party as a presenting sponsor, partnering with Speed51 to put on the annual tradition to start Derby week in style.
“We are thrilled to partner with Speed51 for the Snowball Derby weekend and beyond,” said Micha McCall, owner of Murder Creek Distillery. “As a third-generation racer, it is clear that racing is in our blood and Bob Dillner and the gang do a great job of promoting our sport. The passion that they have for short track racing is incredible and unrivaled. You can find the same amount of passion in every drop of our Murder Creek Distillery Moonshine products, so it makes perfect sense to partner with Speed51.“
Murder Creek Distillery is based in Brewton, Alabama, just an hour north of Pensacola. Two locals from the banks of Murder Creek & two beach bums, had the idea to make a ‘shine sparkling like the creek’s waters, and smoother than a calm gulf wave. The result is Murder Creek Moonshine, and boy does it pack a big punch! All batches are distilled, mixed, bottled and labeled on site. All ingredients, bottles and labels are 100% American produced and made.
Don’t miss out on the fun by either coming out to the new location for the Kickoff Party, Tracy Goodson’s Beef O’ Brady’s at 2101 W 9 Mile Road in Pensacola, only three miles north of Five Flags Speedway on Tuesday, December 3, or watch the festivities live that same night on Speed51.
Drivers planning on coming to the Speed51 Snowball Derby Kickoff Party are encouraged to email Speed51 Content Manager Brandon Paul at [email protected] to RSVP. Those who confirm their attendance are more likely to get air time as we begin planning the live edition of Speed51's "The Bullring" talk show.
There are plenty of sponsorship opportunities available for those that want to be involved with the Speed51 Snowball Derby Kickoff Party. If you want to be involved, please email [email protected]
Rig parking and tech will open on Wednesday, December 4 for Super and Pro Late Model teams. The day will also feature a qualifying draw for both divisions and a free Green Flag Party in the pits featuring the band Muskogee Ridge.
Late Models will hit the track for the first time on Thursday, December 5 for a full practice day. The Pro Trucks, Sportsman, and Pure Stocks will have their feature races that night.
Friday, December 6 is the most intense day in all of short track racing. It’s qualifying day for the Snowball Derby. Also on Friday night, the Modifieds of Mayhem will crown a champion as they do battle for 75 laps in their season finale.
Saturday, December 7 is Allen Turner Snowflake 100 race day. Qualifying for the Snowflake 100 will begin at 2 p.m. CT. A 50-lap last chance race for the Snowflake 100 will immediately follow qualifying. The 50-lap last chance race for the Snowball Derby will also be held on Saturday evening at the conclusion of the last chance race for the Snowflake 100.
The green flag for the Allen Turner Snowflake 100 will wave at 7 p.m. Also on Saturday night, the Outlaw Stocks will race for 50 laps to decide who takes their Snowball Derby victory.
Sunday, December 8 is the biggest day of the year in short track racing. It’s race day for the 52nd Annual Snowball Derby presented by BJ’s Wholesale Club. Pre-race festivities will begin at Noon CT, with the class photo for the 52nd Annual Snowball Derby being taken on the frontstretch at 12:30 and Driver introductions to follow. The green flag for the 52nd Annual Snowball Derby will wave at 2 p.m.
Limited tickets for the Snowball Derby are still available by calling the Five Flags Speedway track office at 850-944=8400.
Fans unable to make the trip to Five Flags Speedway can visit speed51.com/snowballderby to order our four-day pay-per-view video ticket for $79.99, which will include all feature racing throughout the week as well as practice and qualifying sessions for Super Late Model teams. Single-day tickets throughout the week are also available.
For more information regarding the event, including ticket information, schedules and ticket information, please visit Snowball Central on Speed51.
-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51 Southeast Editor - Twitter: @ztevans
-Photo credit: Speed51