Over the years, we have seen some interesting things at the Snowball Derby.  Wild finishes, heavy attrition and drivers winning with crash damage and/or no hood.  At 300 laps, the Derby is one of the biggest tests of endurance in short track racing.  However, the race hasn't always been the 300-lap distance it is today. […]

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Two years ago, TJ Reaid was a household name when it came to the pavement Late Model ranks.  He won big races while driving for and working with some of the biggest names in the industry. However, during the winter leading into the 2016 racing season, Reaid decided to make the transition from laying down […]

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One of the Midwest’s most accomplished racers will be making his way to Pensacola, Florida this December. 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Johnny Sauter has filed an entry for the 50th Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway.   Sauter will make his way to the historic short track racing event with his […]

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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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“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.    Many have tried but only a […]

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Thermostats all across America are starting to show a drop in temperatures as the calendar flips ever closer to its last page of 2017. On Wednesday, holiday music started to grace the airwaves on many radio stations, and Speed51.com powered by JEGS turned “Ice Blue” to signify the true start of Snowball Derby season.   […]

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  An annual tradition will return in a big way leading into the 50th Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway . Prior to the action-packed weekend at the race track, the Snowball Derby Kickoff Party will be held on Tuesday, November 28 at Beef O’Brady’s in downtown Pensacola, FL.   The annual party gives […]

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Do you want to help raise the excitement level during the 50th Annual Snowball Derby? If so, you can for just $50 by becoming a lap sponsor for the historic short track racing event.   Five Flags Speedway officials are continuing to sell lap sponsorships to businesses, race fans and other who want to be […]

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From the years 1985 to 1996, drivers from the State of Georgia won the Snowball Derby four times.  Over the next few years, it looked as if the Peach State was not going to be a factor in Derby races of the future.  Then came along Ricky Turner, an accomplished driver who had a date […]

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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.    Dan Spence has seen it all […]

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