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.  Today we take a look at #1 through #10 on the all-time list.   If you missed any of the […]

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There have been plenty of infamous stories from the Snowball Derby and the activities surrounding the race, both before and after. We picked 10 of them to share as the best-of-the-best infamous stories at the Snowball Derby.   Hamilton No, we are not talking about the Broadway musical.  Pete Hamilton was in the limelight twice in a […]

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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 1970s, a decade which […]

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In 1971, Dickie Davis started near the back of the 36-car starting field at the fourth Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida. At the end of the day, Davis won the race, even after a protest was filed by Freddy Fryar. Two years later, Davis won the race again, and once again, […]

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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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