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Snowball Derby Testing Dates Available at Five Flags

Pensacola, FL — Race teams hoping to gain experience ahead of the 50th Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway will have a variety of ways to do exactly that prior to the race on Sunday, December 3 in Pensacola, Florida.
In addition to the practice sessions scheduled during the race weekend and the Snowball Derby Preview on Saturday, November 18, test days are available for teams needing additional testing prior to the prestigious race.

“We’re looking forward to the November 18 Snowball Derby Preview.  It’s a good day to see what the competition will yield for the weekend.  For teams who need testing prior to Snowball Derby weekend and can’t make that date, there are other days available for private testing,” said Snowball Derby Promoter Tim Bryant.

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Kyle Busch Returning to Five Flags for 50th Annual Snowball Derby

Pensacola, FL — One of NASCAR’s biggest stars will be making his way back to Pensacola, Florida’s Five Flags Speedway this December.  2015 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch has filed an official entry for the 50th Annual Snowball Derby. The Las Vegas, Nevada driver will pilot the No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota for 300 laps around the historic half-mile oval on Sunday, December 3, 2017.

“The Snowball Derby is the biggest race in the Late Model industry and with this year being the 50th annual event I feel like it’s going to be extra special,” Busch said.  “Tim Bryant and all of his staff, as well as everyone at Speed 51, they always do such a great job promoting this event and the fans always turnout because the racing is exciting.”

Busch has fielded entries as a car owner in recent years for drivers such as 2013 race winner Erik Jones and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Christopher Bell.  This year, with the NASCAR banquet in Las Vegas being changed to an earlier date, the schedule will allow the 2009 Snowball Derby champion to take another serious run at Super Late Model racing’s biggest prize.

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Snowball Derby “King” Bickle Heading Back for 50th Running

Pensacola, FL – Rich Bickle is the most decorated driver in the history of the Snowball Derby. Bickle leads all drivers with five career wins in the “granddaddy of all short track races,” but he hasn’t been back to Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida since he finished second in 2002. Now, for the 50th Annual Snowball Derby, the “Snowball Derby King” is headed back to Pensacola in search of his sixth Tom Dawson Trophy.

During the 1990’s, no driver was more dominant at the historic Florida half-mile than Bickle. In addition to his five victories (1990, 1991, 1996, 1998, 1999), Bickle had an average finish of 8.4. His lowest finish was 36th in 1992, but that was due to an engine failure.

Even the first year Bickle went to Pensacola in 1989 he almost won the race. He finished a close second to Rick Crawford.

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Bromante Continues his Momentum Despite Flat Tire, Finishes Top Ten at Pensacola

PENSACOLA, FL (Sept. 25, 2017) – New York native Giovanni Bromante traveled to the Sunshine State over the weekend to compete in the Allen Turner Warm Up 100, the final pro late model race at Five Flags Speedway prior to the prestigious Snowflake 100. At the conclusion of 100 laps, Bromante finished tenth in his first trip to Pensacola.

Bromante spent hundreds, if not thousands, of laps on his iRacing simulator at Five Flags prior to climbing into the real car on Friday and the laps paid off. Quickly, he was able to get up to speed and began to give the crew feedback on the car’s handling, gradually improving it over the course of the afternoon.

By the time qualifying rolled around, Giovanni was within a quarter second of the pole time and felt confident for the race since he and the David Gilliland Racing team worked primarily on race runs during the day with older tires. From tenth place, he began his first race at the storied half-mile in pursuit of another top five finish, much like he did at Montgomery two weeks prior.

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Nasse Crowned SSS Champ; Pollard Continues Five Flags Dominance

Pensacola, Fla. — A champion was crowned Saturday night at Five Flags Speedway (FL).

Stephen Nasse held on for 125 laps in the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco finale, finishing second to race winner Bubba Pollard and securing his championship title.

“It feels good to get the Southern Super Series championship,” Nasse told Speed51.com powered by JEGS. “We could’ve been one spot better tonight, but we’ll take the overall points victory.”

Nasse struggled throughout the feature, admitting during the competition caution that he wouldn’t be in contention for a win.

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Pre-Race Notes: Giovanni Bromante // Five Flags Speedway

Driver: Giovanni Bromante
Car: Sandler Capital No. 98 Toyota Pro Late Model
Sanction: Unsanctioned
Race: Allen Turner Tune Up 100
Track: Five Flags Speedway – Pensacola, Fla.
Track Description: .500-moderately banked oval
Date/Time:Saturday, September 237:00pm CT
Race Length: 100 laps
TV Coverage: None
Radio Coverage: None
Last Race Recap: A leaner, meaner Giovanni Bromante showed up at Montgomery Motor Speedway two weeks ago for the Alabama 200. Running the longest race of his career, Giovanni put in his career best qualifying effort and ran the race of his career to this point. He ran as high as second before late-race misfortune befell him, but he was still able to rally to finish fourth at the checkered flag. It was his career best finish in late model competition.

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Pre-Race Notes: Chase Purdy // Five Flags Speedway – Southern Super Series

Driver: Chase Purdy
Car: No. 97 Bama Buggies Toyota Super Late Model
Sanction: Southern Super Series
Race: Blizzard Series Deep South Cranes 125
Track: Five Flags Speedway – Pensacola, Fla.
Track Description: .500-moderately banked oval
Date/Time: Saturday, September 23 – 7:00pm CT
Race Length: 125 laps
TV Coverage: None
Radio Coverage: None
Last Race Recap: The last time Chase was behind the wheel of a super late model was in the CRA Super Series at Flat Rock Speedway in Michigan. Weather changed plans to compete at Winchester Speedway over Labor Day weekend, and his NASCAR K&N Pro Series obligations have kept him busy away from his super late model. Nonetheless, Chase’s last race out in a super saw him claw through the field after a late-race incident to finish fourth at Flat Rock.

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Pollard in a League of His Own at Five Flags

Pensacola, Fla. — Five Flags Speedway (FL) hosted its third Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco event of the 2017 season Friday night. A talented field of 25 Super Late Model drivers made their way to the Pensacola half-mile oval, but at the end of the night it was one driver in a league of his own.
Bubba Pollard made the 125-lap race look easy as he cruised under the checkered flag, claiming his 15th career Southern Super Series win. Pollard took over the lead just before the race reached the halfway mark and never bothered looking back.

“This is actually a different race car than what we’ve been racing all year,” Pollard said. “It just goes to show you that we have good race cars. We’ve just got a really good piece right now.”

One late-race caution on lap 90 erased the gap between first and second, threatening to end Pollard’s dominating performance. Donnie Wilson would have a chance steal back the lead from Pollard as the two restarted side-by-side. The ten-lap shootout proved to be more of the same, however, as Pollard got the jump, once again running away with the show.

“I know it wasn’t the most exciting race, but I appreciate all the fans coming out,” Pollard said to a crowd of cheers. “It’s great to see this many people and I can’t thank them enough.”
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Kason Plott Gains Valuable Experience in SLM Debut

Pensacola, Florida – Nineteen-year old Kason Plott made his Super Late Model debut in the Southern Super Series this past weekend at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL. Throughout the 100-lap race, Plott gained valuable experience while fighting his way to a 14th-place finish.

“My Super Late Model debut went great. I got a lot of seat time and learned a lot,” Plott said after the race.

Following an impressive qualifying effort, Plott found himself in the redraw for the top-eight qualifiers after recording the seventh fastest lap in time trials.

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Kyle Plott Stays Consistent at Five Flags; Looks Forward to Anderson

Pensacola, Florida – Kyle Plott entered Friday’s Southern Super Series race at Five Flags Speedway (FL) looking to make gains in the championship hunt. At the end of the day, Plott did just that by continuing his consistent start to the season with another top-10 finish.

Plott qualified just outside of the top 10 and started the race at Five Flags Speedway (FL) from the 11th spot. By surviving a race of attrition and keeping his nose clean, the young driver found himself tucked in the ninth position when the checkered flag was waved.

While he was able to gain points on his competition, Plott was still left wanting more at the end of the night.

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One Plott Chasing Points, Other Making Debut at Five Flags

Kyle and Kason Plott have grown up racing together since they first started their careers in the Quarter Midget ranks. Since then, the two brothers have progressed through the racing ranks with older brother Kyle showing the path. On Friday night at Five Flags Speedway (FL), the Plotts will be competing together in the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco for the first time.
The eldest of the two, Kyle, is a full-time competitor in the series while younger brother Kason will be making his Super Late Model debut.
Kason is making the move up from Late Model Stock Cars to Super Late Models and is fortunate to have his brother by his side for a smoother transition.

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Pollard Ends Drought with SSS Victory at Five Flags

Pensacola, Fla. — Twenty-seven cars were in attendance at Five Flags Speedway (FL) Friday night to kick off the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco doubleheader weekend. Bubba Pollard dominated the latter half of the 100-lap event before parking his No. 26 machine in familiar territory: Blizzard Series victory lane.

This win has been long anticipated for Pollard who has suffered from an unusual drought throughout the early part of the 2017 season. His only victory had been the Red-Eye 100, a January race at New Smyrna Speedway (FL).

Pollard acknowledged the difficulties his team has been having and the impact it’s had on all of them.

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Gulf Coast Bonus Bucks on the Line for So. Super Series Drivers

Pensacola, Florida – Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco racers making their way to the Gulf Coast for a doubleheader weekend on April 28-29 will have 1,000 extra reasons to finish well. Series promoter Tim Bryant has announced that there will be a $1,000 bonus on the line for the driver recording the best average finish at Five Flags Speedway (FL) and Mobile International Speedway (AL).

The doubleheader weekend will kick off on Friday, April 28 in Pensacola, Florida with 100 laps of racing at Five Flags. Racers will then make the trip to nearby Irvington, Alabama for a 95-lap affair at Mobile.

“With this being the only doubleheader on the Southern Super series schedule this year, the Gulf Coast Bonus Bucks will be a little extra incentive for the teams to compete for,” said Southern Super Series Director Tim Bryant. “While most Bonus programs are designated for the winners, this $1,000 cash award is just as likely to go to a guy who doesn’t win either night.”

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Cole Williams Begins New Challenge Friday at Five Flags

Pensacola, FL — Cole Williams of Borden, Indiana has his sights set on a new challenge in 2017, and that new challenge begins this weekend at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida. The 21-year-old Late Model driver has plans to contend for the championship in the track’s competitive Allen Turner Pro Late Model division.

“If everything goes well, if it ends up going perfect we will see. Right now, we are planning on running every race. If we can keep the car in one piece and everything is going well, then yeah, maybe,” Williams said.

Williams and his team are coming off of a championship season in which they captured the Pro Late Model championship at the Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville (TN). Despite that, the former Lebanon I-44 Speedway (MO) track champion enters a new championship chase slightly behind his competition when it comes to experience at the historic half-mile speedway.
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Cole Williams Starts 2017 off in Style at SpeedFest

IN — Cole Williams showed he was a driver to be reckoned with in the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour portion of SpeedFest Sunday at Crisp Motorsports Park (GA). Despite a limited schedule in 2016, the New Albany, Indiana driver brought home a second-place finish in his first race of the year.

Williams put down the second fastest lap in qualifying Saturday and raced around the top five for much of the 125-lap Pro Late Model race on Sunday. With just over 20 laps to go, the 20-year-old driver made his way into the third position and then battled hard with Chandler Smith for the second spot over the closing laps. Williams took the second position with 14 laps to go and held on for a career-best JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour finish.

“Overall it was a good weekend for us,” Williams said. “It was kind of up and down in the race and we were struggling with a tight car off and it really hurt us on restarts. I kept getting put on the inside and it would freight train us more and more. There were some restarts here and there I got hurt with three wide, but we ended up having a really good car at the end. I got cleared from the inside to be able to dart down and race for second with Chandler (Smith). Had a heck of a race with them and we ended up finishing second, so I can’t complain at all.”
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Harrison Burton Announces Final 2017 Plans, Includes Competing for the K&N Pro Series East Championship

Young Driver Backed by Sponsorship from Several Companies

Charlotte, N.C. (Jan. 18, 2017) – Harrison Burton will be very busy in 2017. As announced earlier, Harrison has signed with Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) to compete in a partial NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule. He recently reached an agreement with MDM Motorsports to compete for a championship in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East as well as racing in select ARCA races. In addition, Harrison has earned one of the coveted seats at Fury Race Cars’ factory-supported Super Late Model team which will compete at numerous marquee events, including the Snowball Derby.

With a commitment toward the future of NASCAR, six sponsors have stepped up to support Burton next season, including DEX Imaging, Toyota, Morton Buildings, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet and Rheem Manufacturing Company. Burton, a 16-year-old, second-generation driver, is set to begin his year at the K&N Pro Series East race in New Smyrna Speedway on February 19th.

“I’m truly fortunate to compete with three teams that will give me the best chance to have success at the highest levels. I’m incredibly grateful to have not one, but six, corporate partners so committed to my future and that of the sport,” Burton said. “DEX Imaging, Toyota, Morton Buildings, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, and Rheem Manufacturing could have put their resources toward a more veteran driver, so I am extremely appreciative they chose to support me, and I am thrilled to work with them this season.”

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Crooks Racing Announces Eight S.T.A.R. Tryouts Finalists

Concord, N.C. — After a long evaluation, Crooks Racing has chosen eight finalists for the 2017 S.T.A.R. Tryouts. The announcement was made at the Performance Racing Industry show in Indianapolis, IN on Saturday and the drivers come from a variety of backgrounds and regions across America. Some are already recognizable names that have put in strong runs at big events; others have yet to be discovered and are hoping this is their chance.

Crooks Racing owner, Gary Crooks, believes his team will be extremely competitive with any of these eight drivers and that all eight of the drivers have the potential to make it in racing.

“We would like to thank everyone who submitted their resumes to participate in our program,” said Crooks. “We feel we have selected a wide array of drivers with very competitive backgrounds. We are looking forward to working with each of them through the next phase of our program.”
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Eckes Pulls Off Surprise Win in Wild Snowball Derby Finish

(PENSACOLA, FL) – Fresh off two straight Late Model victories, 16-year-old Christian Eckes carried a red-hot streak into Pensacola, Florida one weekend ago. Eckes turned that streak from red-hot to white-hot by taking the checkered flag in a Snowball Derby finish for the ages at Five Flags Speedway. The Greenville, New York native beat John Hunter Nemechek to the finish line by a bumper to win the 49th Annual Snowball Derby. The official margin of victory being only 0.017 seconds.

With the win, Eckes became the first driver from the state of New York to win the Tom Dawson Trophy.

“It’s started to sink in,” Eckes said. “When I look at that trophy and I see my name on it I’m like, ‘Holy crap that says my name on it.'”

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49th Annual Snowball Derby to Be Broadcast on Speed51.com

Pensacola, FL — Race fans, mark this date on your calendar: December 4, 2016. Make sure that your only plans that day are to either be at Five Flags Speedway (FL) for the 49th Annual Snowball Derby or to be on your couch watching a live signature video broadcast of the prestigious short track race on Speed51.com.

For the third consecutive year, the Snowball Derby will be available worldwide via a live, pay-per-view broadcast on Speed51.com. Race fans unable to make it to the Pensacola, Florida area will have the opportunity to follow four days of racing action beginning Thursday and ending Sunday with a television-style broadcast of the 300-lap Super Late Model main event.

“We realize that not everyone can make it to Pensacola the first weekend of December, and the Speed51 TV broadcast provides the perfect platform for them to still enjoy the events,” said Tim Bryant, Promoter of Five Flags Speedway and the Snowball Derby. “Any apprehensions we may have had about live coverage of the race, certainly went out the window when we heard stories from people around the country who hosted ‘Super Bowl-type’ parties for the Derby.”

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Miss Snowball Derby 2016 Crowned at Beef O’Brady’s

Pensacola, FL — Miss Snowball Derby 2016 was crowned on Thursday night at Downtown Pensacola, Florida’s Beef O’Brady’s. More than 13 contestants turned out for the annual competition that was streamed live on Speed51.com.

The competition consisted of two rounds. The first round was the casual round, in which every contestant wore a casual outfit for the judges to see. The second round was the formal round, which saw every contestant wear a formal gown for the judges to see.

After both rounds were complete, every contestant was brought back on stage so three finalists could be named. Cam Davis, Miss Snowball Derby 2015, was also brought on stage to crown her successor.

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Snowball Derby Local Division Entries Flying into Pensacola

Pensacola, FL — Entries for the 49th Annual Snowball Derby continue to fly into the office at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida. While many of these entries are for the Snowball Derby itself and the Snowflake 100, there are also some local racers sending in their entries with hopes of shining on Snowball Derby week.

Modifieds, Pro Trucks, Sportsman, Super Stocks and Bombers will all be in action leading up to the main event.

A list of 10 drivers have already filed entries for the always-entertaining Modified 50 on Friday, December 2. Headlining that list is Donnie Hamrac, a winner of three straight Snowball Derby Modified features.

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Nerves High on Snowball Derby Qualifying Night at Five Flags

Pensacola, FL — Nerves will be high and stomachs will be turning on Friday, December 2 as drivers attempt to lock themselves into the 49th Annual Snowball Derby during NASH 102.7 Pole Night. Two laps around Five Flags Speedway (FL), an amount equal to one mile, will determine the fate of drivers hoping to qualify for the biggest pavement short track race of the year.

Intensity will be high and the tension could be cut with a knife as drivers begin making their way onto the Pensacola, Florida half-mile for their shot at qualifying for the Snowball Derby.

Nearly 70 drivers will attempt to qualify for the race, but less than half of them will actually do so through time trials. The top 30 qualifiers will be locked in on time, while the rest will be forced the face the daunting task of running a Last Chance Race.

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Free Video Stream of Snowball Derby Preview on Speed51.com

Pensacola, FL — With money on the line, race teams will head to Pensacola, Florida’s Five Flags Speedway on November 19 for the Snowball Derby Preview. The annual preview event allows race teams to test prior to the 49th Annual Snowball Derby and allows fans to get their first look at the stars that will be racing on December 1-4.

For the second straight year, those unable to make it to the Snowball Derby Preview will still be able to get a taste of the event from home. Speed51.com and Five Flags Speedway have partnered to bring race fans a free live video stream of the final three hours of the day’s practice sessions.

“Tim Bryant (Promoter, Five Flags Speedway) and Speed51.com wanted to do something cool for all the teams testing during the Snowball Derby Preview,” said Bob Dillner, Executive Editor of Speed51.com. “Now while teams and drivers chase some big bucks and some fast laps, anyone across the globe can tune in as we will offer a free video stream at that time. It’ll give people a chance to size everyone up for the Snowball Derby a couple weeks later.”

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Green Flag Pit Party: A Fun-Filled Intro for Snowball Derby

Pensacola, FL — Four weeks from Wednesday the participants for the 49th Annual Snowball Derby will descend on Pensacola, Florida, and Five Flags Speedway in advance of four days of track time. That same day will be the first opportunity for race fans to see the teams and drivers up close at the Cat Country/WEAR TV3 Green Flag Pit Party on Wednesday, November 29 at 5 p.m. CT.

Fans are invited to attend the party on the Five Flags frontstrech for food, drink, music and a chance to meet the stars of the Snowball Derby before they get down to business the following day.

Not only does the night serve as a fun-filled introduction for Snowball Derby, it is a critical time for teams as drivers participate in the Qualifying Order Draw Down which will determine the time trial order for NASH FM 102.7 Pole Night on Friday, December 2.

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Snowball Derby Entry List Passes 60 and Continues to Grow

Pensacola, FL — The entry list for the 49th Annual Snowball Derby has surpassed the 60-driver mark and is continuing to grow with a deep talent pool from top to bottom.  As of October 31, the entry list for the Snowball Derby is now at 64 and expected to grow even more with just over one month until the biggest asphalt short track race of the year.

Headlining the latest batch of entries received by the offices at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida is NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Corey LaJoie.  LaJoie has made two prior starts in the Snowball Derby, with each coming in the last two years.  LaJoie’s best finish came in his first Derby start in 2014 when he finished 13th.
 
Former NASCAR K&N Pro Series East regular Kaz Grala will be making the trip to Pensacola for his second attempt at the Snowball Derby.  Grala started 10th in 2015 and finished the 300-lap showdown in the exact same position. Continue reading ‘Snowball Derby Entry List Passes 60 and Continues to Grow’

Big Money on the Line at Snowball Derby Preview

Pensacola, FL — Festivities for the 49th Annual Snowball Derby will officially begin on Saturday, November 19 when drivers and teams head down to Pensacola, Florida’s Five Flags Speedway for the first official practice session, known as the Snowball Derby Preview.

However, the Snowball Preview is more than just a practice session. It’s a chance for some teams to take home some big money before they come back to Five Flags a couple of weeks later.

Five Flags Speedway will put up bonuses for the fastest laps laid down during the event. All divisions racing during Snowball Derby week – Super Late Models, Pro Late Models, Pro Trucks, Super Stocks, Modifieds, Sportsman and Bombers – will have a chance to put down a fast lap during a three-hour window (4-7 p.m.). The driver with the fastest lap around the fast half-mile oval in each division will be awarded the bonus money.

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New Look & More Interaction for Snowball Derby Kickoff Show

Pensacola, FL — Before the stress and sleepless nights of Snowball Derby week really begins, there’s time for one last night of fun for everybody at the 8th Annual Speed51.com Snowball Derby Kick-Off Party on Tuesday, November 29.

The Kickoff Party will once again be held at Tracy Goodson’s Beef O’ Brady’s restaurant location on 22 S. Palafox Street, in the heart of Pensacola, Florida’s historic and picturesque downtown district. Adding even more excitement to the festivities, Speed51 TV will feature a free, live video broadcast of the entire night’s activities.

“Each year the Snowball Derby Kickoff Party gets bigger and better, both in entertainment and in the amount of people who attend,” said Brandon Paul, Editor of Speed51.com. “We’re looking forward to seeing drivers, fans and race teams come out to help kickoff what is sure to be an exciting week in Pensacola.”

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Sargeant Wants More Snowball Derby Success at Five Flags

Pensacola, FL — Although Dalton Sargeant grew up in Boca Raton, Florida, nearly 10 hours away from Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, many may think it is a track that he grew up next door to given his impressive results in the prestigious Snowball Derby. It is a track and a race that he has taken well to, and it is no surprise that this year’s 49th Annual Snowball Derby on December 4 is one that he’s looking forward to.

“For sure, plus it’s one of the biggest races of the year. I’m looking forward to going back,” Sargeant said. “We had the runner-up my first year and another top five with a fourth-place finish last year. It’s one of my favorite race tracks to go to. We got a great car this year with all the guys at Bond Suss Racing; I’m super excited.”

Sargeant’s list of reasons for why he enjoys Five Flags Speedway is long, but at the top of that list is the amount of speed a driver can carry around the half-mile oval in a Super Late Model.

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First Look at Snowball Derby and Snowflake 100 Entry Lists

Pensacola, FL — The most wonderful time of the year is almost upon us. No, we don’t mean Christmas. We mean the 49th Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL (November 30 – December 4, 2016). As one of the the greatest short track races in America draws nearer, it’s now time to take a first-look at the current entry list for this year’s event.

The Snowball Derby list boasts a strong 55+ entries with a month-and-a-half still to go until the big Super Late Model race. On the Pro Late Model side, over 40 entries have already been filed for the Allen Turner Hyundai Snowflake 100. Additional entries are hitting the Five Flags Speedway mailbox each day.

“Since Tom Dawson held the first Snowball Derby in 1968, race fans have come to see the best against the best, and this year’s lineup truly will not disappoint,” said Snowball Derby promoter, Tim Bryant. “I’m truly amazed as I go down the entry list at how many guys are capable of not only competing in the Snowball Derby, but winning the Snowball Derby.”

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Opportunity to Sponsor Snowball Derby Laps Still Available

Pensacola, FL — On Sunday, December 4, one of the nation’s most prestigious short track racing events, the 49th annual Snowball Derby, will take place at Five Flags Speedway (FL) in Pensacola, Florida. For businesses, race teams and race fans, a new lap sponsorship program is an affordable way to receive exposure during the major stock car racing event.

With over a month and a half remaining until the best Super Late Model racers in the country race 300 laps on the big stage, there is still plenty of time to purchase a lap, two or 20.

The new lap sponsor program, which been created through a partnership with Five Flags Speedway officials and Speed51.com, will see all of the money raised through the program go directly into the racer’s pockets.

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