For the past three years, one of the places to be at Five Flags Speedway during the week of the Snowball Derby has been what has been simply called, “The Big Tent.” For 2020, it’s back once again and is set to be a place for big fun throughout all of the events at the […]

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While the Snowball Derby is entering its 53rd year, the Miss Snowball Derby Pageant is one of the newer aspects of the Derby tradition.  Still, the pageant has grown in prestige since its inception in 2014, becoming an integral part of the experience leading up to the biggest Late Model race in the country.   […]

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If you think you have what it takes to become legendary and earn the title of Virtual Snowball Derby champion, entry forms are now available.   Entries are now being accepted for Speed51’s three official Virtual Snowball Derby events, including both fixed and open setup races for the first time.  Drivers in all three events […]

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The Snowball Derby is more than just a sizeable week of racing, it is a whole experience, and experiences are best shared. Many racing families have enjoyed that first week of December in Pensacola, Florida; many coming from far and near. Cole Butcher has come from far, Nova Scotia to be exact, and this year […]

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The 2020 Miss Snowball Derby Pageant features the largest field in the pageant’s history, a field so large pageant officials capped the field at 21 entrants.  Those contestants will meet at Seville Quarter on Thursday, November 19 in downtown Pensacola, Florida in hopes of becoming the next Miss Snowball Derby.   WATCH SNOWBALL DERBY PAGAENT […]

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As the calendar closes in on the 53rd Annual Snowball Derby, a number of race teams are already pointing their haulers towards Pensacola, Florida for the Snowball Derby Preview this Saturday, November 21. What started as an open practice day, has evolved into a first look at who has speed heading into the legendary race.  […]

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Fresh off his first career NASCAR Cup Series championship, Chase Elliott is returning to a place where he began his path to stardom. Elliott will return to the 53rd Annual Snowball Derby this December to chase the biggest prize in pavement Super Late Model racing.   WATCH THE SNOWBALL DERBY ON SPEED51.TV   Elliott earned […]

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While short track racing has been able to push through the nightmare that is the year 2020, it has not been easy for most race teams to get the required dollars to field their racecars competitively. Teams that travel long distances for marquee races have had to dig deep, especially those traveling far for the […]

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For years, Speed51 has been providing coverage from the Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway, including exclusive video interviews, highlights, recaps and much more from the biggest Super Late Model race of the year on December 2-6.  That commitment remains the same for the 53rd Annual Snowball Derby, but watching those videos will be easier […]

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When the first look at the Snowball Derby entry list was released Sunday night, it took only one minute for race fans on social media to begin asking why Bubba Pollard was entered in a No. 71 car. On Monday morning, Pollard joined Speed51’s “The Bullring” to explain why he’s not driving his typical No. […]

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