“50 for 50” is a new series on Speed51.com that will tell the 50 best stories to have ever come out of the Snowball Derby. The stories will focus on the legendary tales of the event as we prepare for the 50th Annual Snowball Derby on December 3.    Many have tried but only a […]

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From the years 1985 to 1996, drivers from the State of Georgia won the Snowball Derby four times.  Over the next few years, it looked as if the Peach State was not going to be a factor in Derby races of the future.  Then came along Ricky Turner, an accomplished driver who had a date […]

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“50 for 50” is a new series on Speed51.com that will tell the 50 best stories to have ever come out of the Snowball Derby. The stories will focus on the legendary tales of the event as we prepare for the 50th Annual Snowball Derby on December 3.    Dan Spence has seen it all […]

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Elvis Presley was still on tour, Lyndon B Johnson was on his way out of the oval office, America was racing to the moon and Pensacola, Florida was about to become a vacation spot for stock car fans with the birth of the Snowball Derby.   Tom Dawson was the owner and operator of Five […]

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Many people who know Ronnie Sanders don’t know about a hot-headed incident that resulted in the legendary driver and car owner being put in handcuffs in front of a capacity crowd during the 1975 Snowball Derby.  Well, it happened.  Here is the story about how it went down.   Donnie Allison and Bobby Allison were […]

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“50 for 50” is a new series on Speed51.com that will tell the 50 best stories to have ever come out of the Snowball Derby. The stories will focus on the legendary tales of the event as we prepare for the 50th Annual Snowball Derby on December 3.    When the past winners take the […]

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Before Gary Balough, before Bobby Gill, before Rich Bickle there was The Beaumont Flyer, Freddie Fryar. He was was one of the original bad boy out-of-towners of the Snowball Derby.  The heroes of Pensacola for the locals were the locals, and out-of-town drivers couldn’t cut it on the half-mile of Five Flags Speedway for many […]

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The biggest Snowball Derby in the history of the event is just a few months away. The 50th Annual Snowball Derby will be run on December 3, and to get ready for that historic race at Five Flags Speedway (FL), Speed51.com powered by JEGS is rolling out a new feature called “50 for 50.”   […]

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Barbara Streisand and Neil Diamond were on top of the musical charts with the song “You Don’t Bring me Flowers” as teams pulled into Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida for the running of the 11th Annual Snowball Derby. The year was 1978 and the parties that would play a factor in the first youth […]

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