For teams and fans that can’t wait for the 49th Annual Snowball Derby to get underway on November 30, there is some good news. This coming Saturday, November 19 marks the return of the Snowball Derby Preview at Five Flags Speedway (FL). It will be an invaluable opportunity for drivers, experienced and inexperienced, to get precious track time and pre-race notes for Derby week. It will also be an opportunity for teams to put some cash in their pockets.
Once again this year, Five Flags Speedway will put up a fast lap bonus for all divisions at the Snowball Derby Preview, including the Snowball Derby Super Late Models, Allen Turner Snowflake 100 Pro Late Models, Pro Trucks, Super Stocks, Modifieds, Sportsman and Bombers. For the final three hours of the preview, from 4-7 p.m. CT, track officials will record the fast times from all seven divisions, with the quickest driver in each receiving cash prizes.
Fans unable to make it out to Pensacola, Florida will be able to watch the final three hours of the Snowball Derby Preview via a free video stream on Speed51.com.
Super Late Model drivers will be competing for $500, Pro Late Models running for $300, Pro Trucks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Sportsman will compete for $200 bonus in each division. And $150 in the Bombers.
Second-generation driver Harrison Burton took the Super Late Model fast-lap prize at the 2015 Snowball Derby Preview, while Martin Latulippe (Pro Late Models), Chase Oliver (Modifieds), Steven Davis (Pro Trucks), Dustin Knowles (Super Stocks), Brandon Fowler (Sportsman) and Gino Denmark (Bomber) each took home the money in 2015.
Gates open for competitors at 8 a.m. CT on Saturday, November 19 for the Snowball Derby Preview. Rotating practice begins at 9 a.m., with the Fast Lap Cash Award being given to the quickest laps set between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Pit passes will be available for $15 while the main grandstands will be open free of charge for race fans.
The 49th Annual Snowball Derby weekend kicks off on Wednesday, November 30 with the Cat Country/WEAR TV3 Green Flag Pit Party and Qualifying Order Draw Down.
Thursday, December 1 will see the Super Late Models take to the track for the first official Snowball Derby practice. The night will be highlighted by a 30-lap race for the Butler U-Pull-It Bombers and a 50-lap event for the Dock on the Beach Sportsmen division.
The top Snowball Derby starting spots will be set on Friday, December 2 during NASH FM 102.7 Pole Night. The Faith Chapel Super Stocks and the Modifieds will each run 50-lap features.
The Pro Late Models take center stage on Saturday, December 3 for the Allen Turner Hyundai Snowflake 100. The 50-lap Last Chance Qualifier for the Snowball Derby and a 50-lap feature for the Beef O’Brady’s Pro Truck division will also run on Saturday night.
Then on Sunday, December 4 the green flag will fly over the the 49th Annual Snowball Derby. The 300-lap race will begin at 2 p.m. CT.
For more information on the 49th Annual Snowball Derby weekend at Five Flags Speedway, visit www.snowballderby.com. All media credential requests and inquiries for the Snowball Derby can be sent to Pat Bryant at [email protected]
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