Rain Postpones 52nd Annual Snowball Derby

Due to persistent rains in the panhandle region of Florida, the 52nd Annual Snowball Derby presented by BJ’s Wholesale Club at Five Flags Speedway (FL) has been postponed to Monday, December 9 at 4 p.m. Central.


The race, initially scheduled for 2 p.m. Central on Sunday, December 8, was postponed throughout the day by rain before officials were forced to postpone the event to Monday.


“We gave it a valiant effort but unfortunately the weather just did not cooperate,” said Five Flags Speedway owner Tim Bryant.  “Out of respect to the racers and the fans, when we saw this last line of rain come through, we decided to make the call because we knew even if it stopped raining it would take too long to prepare the race track.”


Pit gates will open at 10 a.m. local time for the rescheduled race.  Grandstands will open at 1 p.m., with the race starting at 4 p.m.


Speed51’s broadcast of the Snowball Derby will begin at 3 p.m.  Fans who had purchased reserved tickets for the race but are unable to attend in person can email [email protected] and receive credit for a free pay-per-view ticket of Speed51’s Sunday broadcast.  Stay tuned to Speed51 for more information.


Those who purchased pay-per-view tickets will be able to watch tomorrow’s race as part of their purchase.  Those fans will also be able to watch the race on-demand at any time once it is completed.  Fans can purchase tomorrow’s pay-per-view by clicking here.


For more information about Monday’s Snowball Derby, visit Snowball Central by clicking here.


-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51 Southeast Editor – Twitter: @ztevans

-Photo credit: Speed51 photo

Rain Postpones 52nd Annual Snowball Derby