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 on the event than by sponsoring one (or more) of the 300 laps for just $50.


All money raised by the lap sponsorship program will go directly into the pockets of the racers who will be putting on a show for the fans on Sunday, December 3.  For each lap that is sold, the driver leading the race will pocket $50 on that lap.  If all 300 laps are sold, that could boost overall winnings by $15,000 if a driver were to lead every lap.


300x250 Snowball Derby Lap Sponsorship 2017The 50th Annual Snowball Derby lap sponsorship program is a great opportunity for a business, family or team to have their name become a part of racing history in the biggest pavement short track race in America.


Those who sponsor laps will see their name or businesses name listed in the Snowball Derby event program, as well as on – the official news site of the 50th Annual Snowball Derby.  Additionally, lap sponsors receive mentions during the race weekend on the Five Flags Speedway public address system.


For information on how to purchase laps, please email [email protected] or call the Five Flags Speedway office at 850-944-8400.  Laps will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.


For a full list of available laps, view the 50th Annual Snowball Derby lap sponsorship board by clicking here.


The 50th Annual Snowball Derby will kick off on Wednesday, November 29 with racing for the first time in event history on a Wednesday night. The Pure Stock division will be in action for a 50-lap feature prior to the annual Green Flag Pit Party and all-important qualifying draw for Late Model drivers.


Late Models will hit the track for the first time on Thursday, November 30 prior to 50-lap features for the Sportsman and Outlaw Stock divisions later that night.


Friday, December 1 is the most intense day in all of short track racing. It’s qualifying day for the Snowball Derby. Also on Friday night, the Modifieds will get their spotlight as they do battle for 75 laps to crown their Snowball Derby champion.


Saturday, December 2 is Allen Turner Snowflake 100 race day. Qualifying for the Snowflake 100 will begin at 2 p.m. CT. A 50-lap last chance race for the Snowflake 100 will immediately follow qualifying. The 50-lap last chance race for the Snowball Derby will also be held on Saturday evening at the conclusion of the last chance race for the Snowflake 100.


The green flag for the Allen Turner Snowflake 100 will wave at 7 p.m. Also on Saturday night, the Pro Trucks will race for 50 laps to decide who takes their Snowball Derby victory.


Sunday, December 3 is the biggest day of the year in short track racing. It’s race day for the 50th Annual Snowball Derby. Pre-race festivities will begin at Noon CT. The class photo for the 50th Annual Snowball Derby will be taken on the frontstretch at 12:30. Driver introductions will follow at 1:15 p.m. The green flag for the 50th Annual Snowball Derby will wave at 2 p.m.


More information on the 50th Annual Snowball Derby can be found by visiting and


-51 Sports / Snowball Derby Press Release

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Time Winding Down to Sponsor Snowball Derby Laps for $50