Race fans attending the 50th Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway (FL) will have a chance to show off their racing skills on Thursday, November 30 during Speed51 Night at Fast Eddies Fun Center in Pensacola.   As part of Speed51 Night at Fast Eddies, fans, drivers and teams will be able to purchase […]

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Roll Tide. Race fans in Alabama love football.  Growing up in the state that has produced National Champions countless times it becomes part of your Saturday as much as going to the race track.     1983 was a dark year for Alabama fans as Paul “Bear” Bryant (no relation to Tim Bryant) retired and […]

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The Snowball Derby was growing and the reach was far and wide by the 1976 season.  One year after Donnie Allison tasted victory at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida the fans of the Alabama Gang wanted a repeat, but in 1976 what they got was mess of confusion from three drivers and a big […]

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Throughout this “50 For 50” series, we’ve highlighted many special stories, some well known, others not so much. One of the most unexpected moments came just one year ago in the 49th edition of the Snowball Derby. A 16-year-old from the small town of Greenville, New York took the win in the closest finish in […]

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We still have a couple of weeks until we crown a Snowball Derby champion, but in two days a new Miss Snowball Derby will be crowned. The fourth annual Miss Snowball Derby pageant is just two days away on Thursday, November 16.   This year, the pageant will be held at a brand new venue. […]

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As has been well documented, the Snowball Derby turns 50 in less than a month. In 49 years, the half-mile oval of Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida has been the home to so much history and so many spectacular moments. If the walls could talk, the stories they would share would be amazing. But […]

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A special edition of Short Track Center on Speed51.com will air live from Pensacola, Florida on Tuesday, November 28 thanks to the support of PFC Brakes and JRi Shocks.  The two short track racing supporters will come together to present the annual Snowball Derby Kickoff Show live from Beef O’Brady’s in Downtown Pensacola.   “We […]

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For the fourth consecutive year, the Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway (FL) will be available to a worldwide audience via a television-style broadcast on Speed51.com.  Five Flags Speedway officials and Speed51.com announced Wednesday that the 50th Annual Snowball Derby will be broadcast live through a pay-per-view broadcast on Speed51 TV.   Like all things […]

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When the calendar flips to December, the number one thing to do in the Florida Panhandle is visit Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida for the Snowball Derby, especially this year with it being the 50th Annual Snowball Derby. But there’s also plenty of things to do in the City of Pensacola when you’re not […]

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Corey LaJoie is one of the few drivers that can genuinely say he “made it” as the Concord, NC native competes at NASCAR’s highest level on a regular basis. LaJoie cut his teeth through the ranks of short track racing before moving up to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Even though he maintains a […]

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