Friday night at the Snowball Derby is always one of the most dramatic nights in short track racing.  North America’s finest Super Late Model racers compete against the clock in single-car qualifying runs at Five Flags Speedway , looking for one of the 30 coveted spots in the field for the biggest event in asphalt […]

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With the Night of Champions now in the books for the Deep South Cranes Super Late Models and Allen Turner Pro Late Models, the countdown to the 52nd running of the Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway is approaching two months. But those looking to make one of short track racing's great pilgrimages to Pensacola, […]

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With weekly racing wrapping up all over the country, the attention of the short track racing world begins to shift to what we here at Speed51 like to call “big race season.” While big races are held throughout the year, the quantity of big races always amps up during the final three months of the […]

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Nearly one year ago, a dirt bike incident ended Giovanni Bromante’s season – and nearly ended his career.   “I could have been paralyzed,” Bromante told Speed51.  “If I would have fractured it an inch in a different direction, I would probably be in a wheelchair right now.  God really blessed me.”   Now, a […]

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The Night of Champions at Five Flags Speedway will not only sort out the top dogs in the Deep South Cranes Blizzard Series and Allen Turner Hyundai Pro Late Models, it is one last opportunity for teams on the Road to the Snowball Derby to be able to test themselves at the Pensacola, FL half-mile […]

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With September now here, three months remain until the 52nd running of the Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway. Those looking to make one of short track racing's great pilgrimages to Pensacola, Florida can start to make their plans now, as reserve tickets for this great event running from December 4 to 8 are now […]

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As July comes to a close, so too does the opportunity for ticket holders from the 2018 Snowball Derby to renew their tickets for the next edition of December's prestigious Super Late Model race. With this week’s August 1 deadline looming near, last year’s ticket holders have just three days to ensure their seats for […]

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Each year, the Blizzard Series at Five Flags Speedway sees drivers from all over the country make the trip to Pensacola to compete in the Road to the Snowball Derby.  The Midwest region has been well represented thus far with Wisconsin’s Dennis Prunty and Indiana’s Jack Dossey III making the trip.  This Friday night, the […]

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Perry Patino was perhaps the biggest surprise story following qualifying for the 51st Annual Snowball Derby last December.  The Pro Late Model stalwart qualified 16th for the Snowball Derby in the Bobby and Roger Reuse-owned No. 89 in what was just his second-ever Super Late Model start.  Despite not earning the finish he wanted to […]

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