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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(Editor’s Note: Parts of this story are from an earlier publication on Speed51.com.)   Every race has a king. The Daytona 500 has Richard Petty, the Indianapolis 500 has AJ Foyt and the Snowball Derby has Rich Bickle, Jr.   The Edgerton, Wisconsin driver might be widely known for his limited success in the NASCAR […]

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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 1990s, a decade in […]

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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 1980s, a decade which […]

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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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While researching information for the 50th Annual Snowball Derby, we started to ask former race winners one question that resulted in some interesting stories.     Who was your crew chief?   In the early days and even up into the 90’s, the answer to that questions was normally, “the driver.”  However, along the way, […]

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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.    If you want an interesting tale […]

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Rich Bickle is the most decorated driver in the history of the Snowball Derby. Bickle leads all drivers with five career wins in the “granddaddy of all short track races,” but he hasn’t been back to Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida since he finished second in 2002. Now, for the 50th Annual Snowball Derby, […]

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The biggest event of the year at the Slinger Super Speedway (WI) is finally upon us. It’s time for the Slinger Nationals, and this year’s race features a stacked entry list of true short track racers. As of now, no NASCAR regulars like Erik Jones or Matt Kenseth are expected to be racing, so this […]

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