Racers competing in the 48th Annual Snowball Derby will be searching for a little luck and having a whole lot of fun during the Cat Country/WEAR TV3 Green Flag Pit Party on Wednesday, December 2.  The party, which is free to attend, will serve as the official kickoff to Snowball Derby weekend at Five Flags Speedway (FL) and give race fans their best opportunity of the week to mingle with drivers.


graphic 51 tv snowball derby ppv1“The Cat Country/WEAR TV3 Green Flag Pit Party is always one of the most enjoyable times of Snowball Derby week for both fans and drivers,” said Tim Bryant, promoter of Five Flags Speedway.  “Drivers are the most relaxed and the most accessible that they’ll be all week long.  It’s a great time for race fans to meet their favorite drivers, get autographs and kick off an exciting week in Pensacola.”


One of the most anticipated moments during the Cat Country/WEAR TV3 Green Flag Pit Party will be the all-important IP Casino Resort & Spa Qualifying Order Double Down.


Drivers competing in both the Snowball Derby and Snowflake 100 will make their way onto the stage to pick an IP Casino poker chip.  The number on the bottom of the chip will determine when they go out for qualifying Friday during NASH FM 102.7 Pole Night.


Once the qualifying draw is complete, it will be time to rock as Arkansas-based country rock band “Hillbilly Vegas” performs on the frontstretch at Five Flags Speedway.  Food and beverages will also be available at zero-cost to the race fans attending the party.


“The fans really enjoy this event every year,” said Bryant.  “It’s free, it’s fun and it’s something that all of us at Five Flags Speedway have really grown to look forward to.”


On-track activities start Thursday, December 3, for the opening practice rounds for the Snowball Derby Super Late Models and Snowflake 100 Pro Late Models. The Five Flags Butler U-Pull-It Bombers and Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Sportsman divisions will also have feature events on Snowball Derby Thursday.


The top Snowball Derby starting spots will be set on Friday, December 4 during WXBM 102.7 Pole Night at Five Flags. The Five Flags Faith Chapel Super Stocks and Modifieds will also battle in their Snowball Derby features after Super Late Model qualifying.


The Allen Turner Hyundai Snowflake 100 takes center stage on Saturday, December 5 as the top Pro Late Model racers in the country qualify and battle for 100 laps at Five Flags. In addition, Saturday’s action features the final 50-lap qualifying event for Snowball Derby drivers to make one last effort to qualify for the 300-lap Super Late Model race. The Better Built Tool Box Pro Trucks will also have a 50-lap feature on Snowball Derby Saturday.


Then on Sunday, December 6, the green flag will drop on the 48th Annual Snowball Derby at 2 p.m. CT at Pensacola, Florida’s Five Flags Speedway.


For more information on the 48th Annual Snowball Derby weekend at Five Flags Speedway, visit www.snowballderby.com. All media credential requests and inquiries for the Snowball Derby can be sent to Matt Kentfield at [email protected] and/or Pat Bryant at [email protected]


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