It is one of the traditions of the Snowball Derby that race fans, as well as we at Speed51, look forward to every year; the great liveries that adorn many of the Super Late Models and Pro Late Models every December at Five Flags Speedway. Naturally, it brings along the debate of which is best. Once again, we’re going to find out here on Speed51.
The Speed51 Best Appearing Car Award is back for 2019 for both the Snowball Derby and the Snowflake 100, and it is getting underway… now!
Since teams unloaded their cars on Wednesday, Speed51’s ace team of photographers have been busy gathering images of bold, bright, eye-catching, and in some cases festive wraps and paintjobs that are turning laps this week on the Florida Panhandle. You can see the contestants for best appearing car on Speed51’s Five Star Bodies Facebook Feed.
You will then be able to vote on your favorite, simply by giving your favorite car a like in the Facebook gallery. Votes will be tallied on Sunday morning with both the Super and Pro Late Model winners being announced during Snowball Derby prerace.
There are also some special prizes available for the teams who receive the Speed51 Best Appearing Car Award. The winner of the Super Late Models will receive a free entry for the upcoming Southern Super Series event at the reopening of Georgia’s Gresham Motorsports Park on May 16-17, 2020.
For the Pro Late Models, the Best Appearing Snowflake 100 car will receive a free entry to the 3rd Annual Canadian Short Track Nationals at Jukasa Motor Speedway in Ontario, September 5 and 6 of 2020.
Friday, December 6 presents one of the most dramatic and intense days in short track racing, with Snowball Derby teams competing for a spot in Sunday’s race on Country Pleasin’ Sausage Pole Night. The Modifieds of Mayhem Tour 75-lap season finale follows qualifying.
Saturday is an action-packed day of racing, featuring the Snowball Derby last chance race, the Allen Turner Snowflake 100 for Pro Late Models and a 50-lap feature for the Faith Chapel Outlaws.
Finally, Sunday, December 8 brings the most prestigious event in Super Late Model racing, the Snowball Derby. Pre-race festivities begin at noon, with driver introductions at 1:15 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the Snowball Derby begins, starting the 300-lap battle to see who will join the record books as a winner of the marquee event.
Limited reserved tickets are still available for the 52nd Annual Snowball Derby. Call the track office at 850-944-8400 to order your tickets now and enjoy the fun and excitement of the Snowball Derby.
Race fans can watch all of the action during this week’s 52nd Annual Snowball Derby on Speed51. Click here to order your four-day passes or single-day tickets today.