With three weeks remaining until the 51st Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway (FL), it means that the Snowball Derby Preview is just a little over one week away. This full day of open practice is an opportunity for all teams no matter what division, to get affordable time on track on Saturday, November 17.
While grandstands will be open free of charge, Speed51.com will give a chance for those unable to make it that day to Pensacola a chance to see the fastest laps of the day live on the Speed51 Network.
The rotating day-long practice will run from 9 a.m. CT to 7 p.m. CT for the Super Late Models, Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Pro Trucks, Outlaw Stocks, Sportsman, and Pure Stocks, with Speed51 hitting the airwaves at 4 p.m. CT for the final three hours of the Snowball Derby Preview.
Fans will also get a chance to watch drivers put down their fastest laps of the day, including going for a little bonus for each division in the final practice session of the day. The fastest Super Late Model driver will take home $500, while the fast Pro Late Model driver will get $300, and all the fast driver from each other division receiving $200.
Speed51.com’s live broadcast is available free of charge to race fans who have a Speed51 Network subscription and will provide a firsthand look at what you can expect for Derby week. Race fans will be able to watch a one-camera video stream with audio from the track’s public address system.
For race teams, the Snowball Derby Preview is an affordable chance for teams to see what they’ve got for the big race with pit admission being only $20 with no track rental fee. In addition, full tire, fuel, and technical inspection services being available all day long.
Speed51.com will also be providing Trackside Now coverage of the Snowball Derby Preview beginning at 9 a.m. CT and lasting the duration of the day.
Again, grandstands are open to all fans free of charge.
The 51st Annual Snowball Derby will kick off on Wednesday, November 28 with racing for the first time in event history on a Wednesday night. The Pure Stock division will be in action for a 50-lap feature prior to the annual Green Flag Pit Party and all-important qualifying draw for Late Model drivers.
Late Models will hit the track for the first time on Thursday, November 29 prior to 50-lap features for the Sportsman and Outlaw Stock divisions later that night.
Friday, November 30 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 will get their spotlight as they do battle for 75 laps to crown their Snowball Derby champion.
Saturday, December 1 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 Pro Trucks will race for 50 laps to decide who takes their Snowball Derby victory.
Sunday, December 2 is the biggest day of the year in short track racing. It’s race day for the 51st Annual Snowball Derby. Pre-race festivities will begin at Noon CT. The class photo for the 51st Annual Snowball Derby will be taken on the frontstretch at 12:30. Driver introductions will follow at 1:15 p.m. The green flag for the 50th Annual Snowball Derby will wave at 2 p.m.
More information on the 51st Annual Snowball Derby can be found by visiting www.snowballderby.com and www.5flagsspeedway.com.
-51 Sports Press Release
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