Two of the top names in Super Late Model racing will join forces for the 50th Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway.  Dan Fredrickson is set to make the trip to Pensacola, FL for the biggest race of the year and has tapped veteran driver and crew chief Freddie Query to call the shots […]

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Forward written by Speed51.com’s Executive Editor Bob Dillner   Although some time has passed, I certainly have not forgotten about Charlie Bradberry.  To me, he was a buddy, who just happened to be a helluva race car driver.  We tragically lost Charlie in a highway accident in 2006, just three years after winning 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.   We start today with a look at the 1960s, a decade […]

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If Ricky Brooks has one goal for the 50th Annual Snowball Derby week, it’s to see all race cars pass through technical inspection on their first try.  While the chances of that realistically happening may be slim, the Chief Technical Inspector and his staff are doing everything they can to make sure that racers know […]

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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.  We start today with a look at #31 through #40 on the all-time list.   If you haven’t viewed #41 – #50 […]

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Over the last half-century, the Snowball Derby has gained a reputation as one the greatest and most formidable Super Late Model events in the nation. While both the Super Late Models and Pro Late Models form the core of Snowball Derby week, the 50th running of the Derby will feature a collection of multiple divisions […]

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The Snowball Derby is known for its great racing, amazing atmosphere and deeply talented starting lineups. But another thing that the Snowball Derby has become known for recently are the special paint schemes that many teams unveil specifically for the biggest short track event of the year. This year, the Speed51.com Best Appearing Car Contest […]

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When Tom Dawson had a vision of a big end-of-the-year race called the Snowball Derby, he probably didn’t imagine that the race would turn into a battle of chassis manufacturers.  As we visited earlier in the 50 for 50 series, cars were home built until the mid 70’s before the chassis makers began making the speed plants that […]

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Race fans attending the 50th Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway (FL) will have a chance to show off their racing skills on Thursday, November 30 during Speed51 Night at Fast Eddies Fun Center in Pensacola.   As part of Speed51 Night at Fast Eddies, fans, drivers and teams will be able to purchase […]

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In less than one minute’s time, a driver’s fate can be decided at the Snowball Derby. That makes Snowball Derby Pole Night one of the most intense nights in short track racing.   From the drop of the green flag on their first lap, drivers are on the very edge of their race car’s limit, […]

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