Pensacola, FL – The 49th Annual Snowball Derby is just a couple of months away, and entries are already pouring into the Five Flags Speedway offices. If you’re a team that plans on coming to the Derby, but hasn’t filed an entry yet, now is the time to do so.
Race teams need to get their entries in as soon as possible in order to guarantee the best infield pit stall selection. Pit stalls for each team’s hauler are decided on a first-come-first-served basis determined by the order in which entries are received.
The pit stalls are not for the race itself, but are for the whole weekend’s festivities. Teams can choose to park on pit road, either side of the infield access road, and the back road along the inside of the backstretch at Five Flags. There is no guarantee that specific spots will be available, but entries are suggested to be filed as soon as possible.
Another perk of being entered early is that the race track can utilize your team in pre-race promotion. The Snowball Derby is one of the biggest short track races of the year, so plenty of eyes will be viewing all things Snowball Derby in the weeks and months leading up to Sunday, December 4 event.
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 www.snowballderby.com. All media credential requests and inquiries for the Snowball Derby can be sent to Pat Bryant at [email protected].
-51 Sports Press Release. Photo Credit: Speed51.com/Bruce Nuttleman