When the Speed51.com cameras begin rolling for a live television-style broadcast of the 50th Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway, race fans will be able to watch more live reports from the pit area than ever before.  JOES Racing Products, a big supporter of short track racing and Speed51.com, will be sponsoring the JOES […]

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Oklahoma Super Late Model ace Donnie Wilson has accomplished a lot in his latest quests across the Southeast.  Among the highlights on his resume are the 2016 Southern Super Series championship and most recently a win in the All-American 400 at the Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, TN. But for much of the decade, a majority […]

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The 1988 Snowball Derby changed Tennessee driver Mike Alexander forever.  No, he didn’t win the race.  In fact, he didn’t even walk out of the track that day.  He was taken out by paramedics as he was not fighting for a position, but he was fighting for his life.   “I don’t know what happened,” […]

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At first it was months away. Then it was weeks away.  Now, we’re beginning to finally count down the days until the 50th Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway.  This historic event is expected to capture the attention of race fans all over the world and there’s no better way to put your stamp […]

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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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It’s been seven years since Elko, Minnesota’s Dan Fredrickson made his way south to Pensacola, Florida and competed in a Snowball Derby.  With the momentous 50th version of the event taking place this December at Five Flags Speedway, the two-time ARCA Midwest Tour champion will throw his hat in the ring once again.   Fredrickson's preparation […]

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Businesses looking to maximize their exposure during the holiday season should look no further than Speed51.com.  With two major motorsports events -- the 50th Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway and the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show -- taking place during this time, race fans will be making their way to Speed51.com frequently […]

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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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Since moving up to the Super Late Models ranks five years ago at the age of 15, Derek Griffith has worked hard to make a name for himself throughout the Northeast region. With a handful of touring series wins now to his credit, Griffith is gearing up for his biggest challenge yet as he prepares […]

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