The Snowball Derby is not just about the Super Late Models.  It's also the Snowball Derby for all the local classes, and there are many stories to tell.  One is that of Steve Buttrick the standout in the Beef O’Brady’s Sportsman division.  He finished fourth in points during the 2015 season, but as a four-time […]

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. – As the 2015 race season wraps up, 16-year-old Super Late Model driver, Garrett Jones is getting set to make his second start in Five Flags Speedway’s Snowball Derby. Jones, who is coming off winning Rookie-Of-The-Year honors in the Southern Super Series, looks to use his past experience competing in the famed short […]

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As the 48th Annual Snowball Derby grows ever closer, Casey Smith says the nerves are easing more and more. Smith, a native of Austin, Texas, captured the Southern Super Series title in 2015.  No series races at Pensacola, Florida's Five Flags Speedway more than that one, but he has still yet to win at the […]

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It is the biggest pavement short track race in the country, and for the second straight year fans from around the world will be able to watch from the comfort of their own home.  In a partnership with Five Flags Speedway (FL), Speed51 TV will offer a live online TV-style broadcast highlighting all four days […]

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For the first time in series history, the Champion Racing Association (CRA) – one of the nation’s premier short track racing sanctioning bodies – will be announcing their plans for the 2016 season via live video.   In a partnership with Speed51.com, CRA officials will be releasing the 2016 schedules for the ARCA/CRA Super Series […]

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Not even in his wildest dreams did Lewis Anderson ever imagine towing from Maine to the panhandle of Florida to race a Street Stock.  But that’s exactly what the 45-year-old grassroots racer from Hollis, Maine is doing.   With his No. 81 Street Stock on an open trailer hooked to the back of a pickup […]

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For the second straight year, Speed51 TV will be offering an online TV-style pay-per-view broadcast of the prestigious Snowball Derby during the first week of December.  Over 630 laps of feature racing action will be on display throughout four days of racing action, and the best way to watch all of it is to purchase […]

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The entries keep on pouring into the offices at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL, on a steady basis.  As of Sunday, November 29, 240 cars are officially listed on the entry lists for all divisions and can be found on the Schaeffer’s Snowball Central on Speed51.com powered by JEGS.   Of the 240 total to date, […]

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If you had to put money on the drivers competing in the 48th annual Snowball Derby, what type of odds would you get?  Like any sporting event that sees action in Las Vegas, the heavy hitters would not provide as much “bang for your buck,” while those with an outside chance would provide a big […]

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All season long, Late Model racers across the country battle at their respective race tracks and on their respective touring series with the goal of becoming a champion.  At the end of the year, those champions are crowned, and then during the first week of December many of those champions make their way to Pensacola, […]

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