Nothing ever replaces the feeling of being at the Snowball Derby, but these days, life happens. So, if you can’t make it to Pensacola, Florida for the 51st Snowball Derby, Speed51.com and Five Flags Speedway have once again teamed up to offer you the next best thing. For the fifth consecutive year, the Snowball Derby will be available to a worldwide audience via a television-style, multi-camera, pay-per-view broadcast on Speed51.com.
Beginning on Wednesday, November 28, all five days of racing from Five Flags Speedway will be available for race fans to view worldwide. Five-day video tickets for the entire Snowball Derby week can now be purchased for the discounted price of $74.99 by clicking here.
“We enjoy seeing everyone each year at Five Flags Speedway, but we know not everyone can make it each year and that’s why Speed51 is the perfect platform for race fans worldwide to still enjoy the events,” said Tim Bryant, Promoter of Five Flags Speedway and the Snowball Derby. “I know a lot of people have Snowball Derby viewing parties around the country and that is humbling for all of us. We enjoy seeing all those pictures on social media and we hope those people watching on Speed51 join us here in the panhandle of Florida in coming years.”
The live pay-per-view broadcast of the 51st Snowball Derby will resemble what race fans would see during a television-style motorsports broadcast. With more camera angles, an in-house broadcasting team, pit reporters and enhanced graphics, the broadcast will bring viewers closer to the action than ever before.
“We keep advancing with our video streams and we have several things we plan on debuting during the Snowball Derby. Plus, this pay-per-view broadcast will have eight cameras to catch the action” said Mark Keeler, Operations Manager for Speed51. “We want new people to come to the Snowball Derby every year and hopefully our broadcast gives them the nudge they need to come down and join us next year at Five Flags Speedway.”
Speed51.com’s in-depth coverage of the 51st Snowball Derby will begin on Wednesday, November 28 at 6 p.m. CST with a live broadcast of the CAT Country Green Flag Pit Party and the ever-important Qualifying Draw for the Snowball Derby and the Allen Turner Snowflake 100 Pro Late Model race. After that, it’ll be 50 laps of pure adrenaline with the Pure Stock feature on tap that night.
After receiving a positive response in 2017, Speed51.com will once again be live for every Late Model (Pro and Super) practice session during the Snowball Derby week. That includes the opening round of practice on Thursday, November 29 when Late Models hit the race track for the first time at 10 a.m.
Following the final round of Late Model practice on Thursday, Speed51.com’s live stream will shut down and resume for the 50-lap Sportsman and 50-lap Outlaw Stock features that night.
On Friday, November 30, the intensity will begin to rise as Super Late Model drivers prepare for the all-important time trial session. All Late Model practice rounds will be broadcast that day before the stream shuts down and resumes for Snowball Derby qualifying. The 75-lap Modified feature will also be streamed live following SLM qualifying.
Pro Late Models will take center stage on Speed51.com Saturday night, December 1 during the Allen Turner Snowflake 100. Snowflake 100 qualifying and last chance races, as well as the Snowball Derby last chance race, will also be broadcast live from Five Flags that day. Additionally, race fans will be able to view the final practice sessions for both Late Model divisions that day.
After four nights of racing, the granddaddy of them all will take place on Sunday, November 2: the 51st Annual Snowball Derby. Speed51.com’s broadcast is scheduled to begin at 12 p.m., with a two-hour pre-race show to get you pumped up for the big race.
The best Super Late Model racers in the country will take the green flag at 2 p.m. CT for 300 laps of racing. Speed51.com will have race fans covered with flag-to-flag coverage until the Tom Dawson Trophy is delivered to the winner in victory lane.
Individual video tickets are available for each day of racing; however, a five-day video ticket offers a savings of $35 and gains viewers free access to Wednesday night’s broadcast.
If you’re unable to watch all five days of racing or chose to purchase video tickets individually, a single-day ticket to watch the 51st Annual Snowball Derby on Sunday is available for $34.99.
Saturday’s broadcast featuring the Snowflake 100 is available for $29.99.
A video ticket to watch the intense Snowball Derby time trials and more on Friday is $24.99, while Thursday’s action-packed schedule is available for $19.99.
Wednesday’s racing and Green Flag Pit Party will be included in the five-day video ticket.
For those who choose not to purchase a five-day ticket and want to watch Wednesday’s action, it will be available to premium subscribers to the Speed51 Network. This means that race fans can purchase a monthly ($7.99) or yearly ($59.99) subscription to the Network and watch Wednesday’s broadcast for free.
Additionally, Speed51 Network yearly subscribers receive 10% off the purchase of pay-per-view broadcasts including the Snowball Derby.
Those who purchase a live video ticket will also receive unlimited on-demand access to view the broadcast(s) beginning the day after the completion of the event.
Live video tickets can be purchased today by clicking here.
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