The Speed51 Snowball Derby Kickoff Party returns to Beef O’ Brady’s once again for the 52nd Annual Snowball Derby, but this year the party will be brought closer to Five Flags Speedway. It will now take place at the location at 2101 W 9 Mile Road, just three miles from the track on Tuesday, December 3 at 6:00 p.m. CT.
Once again, hosts Bob Dillner and Adam Mackey will be using every corner of Beef O’ Brady’s as their set for the live show. Dillner and Mackey will be wandering all over the restaurant, from the bar inside to the patio outside, mingling side-by-side with competitors and fans.
Fans can sit side-by-side with their favorite Snowball Derby competitors and also partake in games and win prizes that are still to be announced.
Drivers planning on coming to the Speed51 Snowball Derby Kickoff Party are encouraged to email Speed51.com’s 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 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 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.
For more information regarding the event, including ticket information, schedules and ticket information, please visit Snowball Central on Speed51.
-Story by: Koty Geyer, Speed51.com State Editor (IN/MI) – Twitter: @kgeyer3
-Photo credit: Speed51.com