Before the stress and sleepless nights of Snowball Derby week really begins, there’s time for one last night of fun for everybody at the 8th Annual Snowball Derby Kick-Off Party on Tuesday, November 29.


The Kickoff Party will once again be held at Tracy Goodson’s Beef O’ Brady’s restaurant location on 22 S. Palafox Street, in the heart of Pensacola, Florida’s historic and picturesque downtown district.  Adding even more excitement to the festivities, Speed51 TV will feature a free, live video broadcast of the entire night’s activities.


300x250-2016-snowball-derby-laps“Each year the Snowball Derby Kickoff Party gets bigger and better, both in entertainment and in the amount of people who attend,” said Brandon Paul, Editor of  “We’re looking forward to seeing drivers, fans and race teams come out to help kickoff what is sure to be an exciting week in Pensacola.”


“We enjoy having the kick-off party and love being a part of anything with Five Flags Speedway,” said Tracy Goodson, owner of Downtown Pensacola’s Beef O’ Brady’s location.  “It’s home to me and very sentimental. I definitely look forward to doing it every year. I love seeing everybody and kicking off the biggest weekend in short track racing.  It’s just fun to be a part of it.”, the official news and live coverage site of the 49th Annual Snowball Derby, will once again be hosting the annual party that gets fans, drivers and teams hyped up for the biggest short track race of the year.


This year’s Kick-off Party will feature a new set with even more fan interaction than ever before as well as more fun and games than ever before. Drivers competing in this year’s Snowball Derby and Snowflake 100 will be chatting with Speed51 TV’s reporters as well as participating in games and other activities.


The Kick-Off party also serves as a great opportunity for fans to meet their favorite Snowball Derby and Snowflake 100 drivers, as well as get autographs before their busy week begins at the race track.  There will also be a wide variety of games for kids in attendance, as well as drink and food specials for the adults.


The Snowball Derby Kick-off Party will stream live for free on and will feature interviews with drivers and slickly-produced features.  It will air live from 6 p.m. CT to 8 p.m. CT.


Drivers competing in the Snowflake 100 and Snowball Derby are encouraged to contact to confirm their attendance at the Kick-Off Party.  The live Speed51 TV broadcast serves as a great way for drivers to get noticed by fans throughout the world.  Email [email protected] today to confirm your attendance.


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.


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 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 All media credential requests and inquiries for the Snowball Derby can be sent to Pat Bryant at [email protected]


51’s “Official News Site” status allows advertisers of 51’s Snowball Derby coverage to be seen by more race fans than any other short track event.  Affordable advertising rates are available now by emailing [email protected]


-51 Sports Press Release.  Photo Credit: Nuttleman

New Look & More Interaction for Snowball Derby Kickoff Show