November 2018

Burton sits on Snowball Pole. Modifieds, Trucks & Pro Lates rain delayed a week to next Saturday,

Burton Blazes Trail to Pole for 51st Snowball Derby; Grill among Major Names in Last-Chance Race


Modifieds of Mayhem  rained out, Scheduled to run on Saturday Dec 8th , along with Pro Trucks and Allen Turner Snowflake 100 for Pro Late Models

By Chuck Corder

Harrison Burton’s future among racing’s biggest stars is […]

A Dream Win for Shanna Ard in The Dock Sportsmen; Jeremy Pate takes Faith Chapel Outlaw Stocks

Derby Day 2: Pate Perseveres to Outlaw Stocks Title; Ard Keeps Local Streak Alive with Sportsmen Crown

By Chuck Corder

Jeremy Pate never pictured this moment two years ago.

Who could’ve though?

When a freak, on-the-job accident nearly severed his right arm in 2016, Pate’s fate in racing looked bleak, to say the least.

“I […]

Burkett wins Pure Stock 50 in Tech

Well Worth the Wait: DQs Help Teenager Burkett Celebrate Pure Stocks Derby Crown on Opening Night

By Chuck Corder

Caleb Burkett hit the jackpot this season.

After two years of earning his short-track stripes, the senior at West Florida High School — just a few half-mile ovals from Five Flags Speedway — took […]

What you need to know as a driver and team member for your class of cars.

Things I need to know about the Snowball Derby if I am a:


Snowball Derby or Snowflake Car: •    The SBD Preview is an all day, open test for all divisions, and will be held on Saturday, November 17th, from 9am until 7pm.  A full staff of officials will be on […]

Keep Your Seat for the Big ARCA Race in March

Secure the seat you have for the Snowball when you return in March for  the ARCA Series race.  Call the number shown, or check in at the ARCA tent in the Snowball Fan Zone this week for more details.  Hurry, we are holding your seat until Dec 14 th.



Colorado’s Peltier Returns to Snowball With Focus on Winning.

For Super Late Model racers, the most intense and nerve-racking moment of the short track racing season is Snowball Derby qualifying night. One year ago, Preston Peltier and his Generator Source team made it look easy by capturing the pole for the 50th Annual Snowball Derby. One year later, the […]

Competitive Field of Pro Trucks Set for Saturday Night

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In five short years, the Pro Truck race on Snowball Derby weekend has become one of the best shows of the weekend. Each year, the field has been filled with crafty veterans and eager rookies who are seeking Snowball Derby glory.  For the 51st Annual Snowball Derby next […]

Snowball Derby has a new Queen

Helena Ciappina  was selected Miss Snowball Derby Thursday  evening from a field of 14 contestants in the annual pageant at Seville Quarter in historic downtown Pensacola.

Bristol Aaron of Cantonment was first alternate, and Shelby Watson of Byesville, OH was second alternate.


-Photo by Eddie Richie

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On Thursday night […]