The Snowball Derby brings the best of the best in Late Model racing to Pensacola, Florida each year.  However, the driver standing in victory lane after 300 laps at Five Flags Speedway isn’t always one of the faces you’d expect in the star-studded field.  Here are 10 of the biggest upsets in the history of […]

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It was a phone call he didn’t want to make.  Clay Rogers was a young, up-and-coming race car driver and he had just had his butt kicked.   WATCH THE SNOWBALL DERBY ON SPEED51.TV   The year was 2000 and he was still, in a way, a raw rookie when he rolled into Five Flags […]

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A successful racing career has always begins somewhere, and on this date in 2006 a young Doug Coby scored his first career win on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.  Not only did he breakthrough for his first career tour victory, but he did so in one of the most prestigious races of the year: the Spring […]

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The year was 1983, and a young Rusty Wallace was about to have a year that would put him on the map.   On this date in 1983, Wallace won at Mobile International Speedway with the All Pro Super Series.  Wallace beat out Freddie Fryar, Tom Jones, Butch Miller and Mike Eddy.  Gary Balough led […]

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Dreams have been crushed and others have been made in “The Room of Doom” following the Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway.   Throughout the 50-year history of the race, the stories from the tech shed have kept racers, officials and fans on their toes.   Today, we look at the timeline of some of the […]

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As we continue to close in on the 50th Annual Snowball Derby, we at Speed51.com continue our look at the history of the event through the years.  Our newest feature takes you through the race decade-by-decade and give you a look at each year’s race.   Today we take a look at the 2000s, a decade which […]

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As we approach the 50th Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway, it only makes sense to put together a list of the top 50 drivers who have helped shape the history of the prestigious race.  We start today with a look at #31 through #40 on the all-time list.   If you haven’t viewed #41 – #50 […]

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On Tuesday, February 16, Speed51.com reported that the No. 21 Super Late Model team was disqualified from competition during the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway (FL).   Officials found a soaked set of tires on the machine and that is a direct violation of the rules.  Lead Tech Director […]

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