The week of the Snowball Derby is one of the most exciting and tense times in short track racing, with race teams and fans descending on Pensacola, Florida every December for one of the biggest prizes of the short track season. But before drivers and crews get down to business at Five Flags Speedway on Wednesday, November 30, they will be heading downtown for the 8th Annual Snowball Derby Kickoff Party on Tuesday, November 29.


Tracy Goodson’s Beef ‘O’ Brady’s on 22 S. Palafox Street in scenic downtown Pensacola, will play host to an evening with fun, food, drinks and some of the top short track drivers in the country.




Once again will be offering a free Snowball Derby Kickoff Show presented by JRi Shocks. The broadcast on 51TV will feature driver interviews, activities and more for all those race fans who can’t make it out.


For those who can make it out, the night offers a chance to mingle with the drivers and teams, score some autographs and have a front row seat for the show.


Ty Majeski, Derek Thorn, Dalton Sargeant, Todd Gilliland and Grant Enfinger are just a handful of the drivers expected to be in attendance.


Drivers competing in the Snowflake 100 and Snowball Derby are encouraged to contact to confirm their attendance at the Kick-Off Party. The live Speed51 TV broadcast serves as a great way for drivers to get noticed by fans throughout the world. Email [email protected] today to confirm your attendance.


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 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 All media credential requests and inquiries for the Snowball Derby can be sent to Pat Bryant at [email protected]


Race fans unable to make their way to Pensacola, Florida during Snowball Derby week will be able to watch all of the racing action live on Four-day video tickets are now available at a savings of $20. Visit today for more information.


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Snowball Derby Kickoff Party & Show Next Tuesday Night