The stars and cars that will be competing in the 51st Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway are beginning to arrive in Pensacola, Florida for the biggest week in short track racing. With that, media coverage of the year’s most prestigious Super Late Model event begins Monday night at 7:30 p.m. CT to 8:30 CT with Five Flag Speedway’s one-hour Snowball Derby preview on BLAB TV’s “In the Groove.”
Tim Bryant, Promoter of Five Flags Speedway and the Snowball Derby, will be joined by co-host Steve Stokes, as well as a star-studded lineup of guests, to preview the exciting week of racing at the Pensacola half-mile oval.
Bob Dillner, motorsports broadcaster and Speed51.com owner, will join the duo on the program to discuss the week-long spectacle and Speed51.com’s exciting announcement that all of the action can be seen on 51 TV.
The live broadcast of the show can be watched live on your local cable system if you’re in the Gulf Coast region or online at www.blabtv.com for those outside of the region.
The Speed51.com Snowball Derby Kickoff Party presented by JRi Shocks gets everything kicked off at Beef O Brady’s in historic Downtown Pensacola on Tuesday, November 27th.
Racing will begin on Wednesday, November 28 as the Pure Stock division will compete for 50 laps around Five Flags Speedway. Wednesday’s program also includes rig parking for Late Model teams, the Green Flag Pit Party following the Pure Stock race, and the qualifying draw for both the Snowflake 100 and the Snowball Derby.
Late Model teams will take to the track for the first time on Thursday, November 29 in their first rounds of practice. Thursday night’s racing program features 50-lap events for the Sportsmen and Outlaw Stock competitors.
The Friday of Snowball Derby weekend is often called the most intense day in short track racing, as Super Late Model drivers compete in qualifying in hopes of securing their spot in Sunday’s field. The Modifieds will also be in action on Friday night in a 75-lap feature.
Saturday, December 1 is jam-packed with racing action. With qualifying for the Pro Late Model Snowflake 100, last chance races for both the Snowflake 100 and Snowball Derby, the Snowflake 100 itself and a 50-lap Pro Truck feature, there is no shortage of excitement for fans at the track.
Finally, the biggest day of the year comes on Sunday, December 2, the day of the 51st Annual Snowball Derby. Pre-race festivities begin at Noon CT, with the class photo at 12:30 p.m. and driver introductions beginning at 1:15 p.m. The green flag will drop on the 51st Annual Snowball Derby at 2:00 p.m.
More information on the 51st Annual Snowball Derby can be found by visiting www.snowballderby.com and www.5flagsspeedway.com.