It’s the most wonderful time of the year. is gearing up for the Snowball Derby like your favorite retail store gears up for Christmas. Instead of decorating with lights and tinsel, the website is once again “iced out” to get race fans ready for the granddaddy of them all: the 51st Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway.


This is the 16th consecutive year that the website has worn the iced-out look in preparation of the Snowball Derby.


“This is my favorite time of the year on,” said Bob Dillner, Executive Editor.  “I love waking up in the mornings, getting on my computer and seeing the website iced out with the blue colors and everybody’s favorite mascot, Snowball. It gets me even more excited to head down to Pensacola for the Snowball Derby in a few weeks.”


Already the anticipation for the 51st Derby is at a fever pitch with the releases of the first entry lists, event schedule, and of course the all-important ticket and travel info for race fans. Once again has you covered with the return of Snowball Central presented by Schaeffer’s, the easy to use hub for everything that is the Snowball Derby.


With iced out, this is the time of year when teams, including our Speed51 team, are at our busiest.  With it comes an annual celebration of the sport we love. Through it all, as the official source of all Snowball Derby information, news, coverage and more, you can expect a huge splash of content leading up to the Derby.


For the next month, will be bringing plenty of fresh holiday goodies with the continuation of the “Focus on Derby” series, as we chronicle the efforts of drivers and race teams who will make the big trip south to the Gulf Coast. You can also take a peek into the past with plenty of Derby history, including past stories and photo galleries.


The Speed51 Network will also turndown the thermostat with plenty of preview videos, plus all the highlights and interviews from years past.


It all leads up to the big week, starting on Wednesday, November 28 with the arrival of Late Model teams and the first race of the weekend at Five Flags Speedway.


The Snowball Derby will take place on Wednesday, November 28 through Sunday, December 2 at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL.  For more information regarding the event, visit Snowball Central presented by Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants.


-Text by 51 Staff Website is ‘Iced Out’ for the Snowball Derby