Throughout this “50 For 50” series, we’ve highlighted many special stories, some well known, others not so much. One of the most unexpected moments came just one year ago in the 49th edition of the Snowball Derby. A 16-year-old from the small town of Greenville, New York took the win […]
In 1953, a stock car racing facility located on Pine Forest Road in Pensacola, Florida opened for the first time. The facility, known as Five Flags Speedway, operated for several years before Tom Dawson purchased the track in 1968. It was Dawson who would change the shape of racing in […]
“50 for 50” is a new series on Speed51.com that will tell the 50 best stories to have ever come out of the Snowball Derby. The stories will focus on the legendary tales of the event as we prepare for the 50th Annual Snowball Derby on December 3.
Michael Jackson, Bruce […]
Since moving up to the Super Late Models ranks five years ago at the age of 15, Derek Griffith has worked hard to make a name for himself throughout the Northeast region. With a handful of touring series wins now to his credit, Griffith is gearing up for his biggest […]
Defining a perfect season can come down to a single race, a single lap and even a single turn. That was the story of Butch Miller’s 1986 season. Despite 19 wins that season, the one win that got away from him was the one that he thought about all winter […]
A special edition of Short Track Center on Speed51.com will air live from Pensacola, Florida on Tuesday, November 28 thanks to the support of PFC Brakes and JRi Shocks. The two short track racing supporters will come together to present the annual Snowball Derby Kickoff Show live from Beef O’Brady’s […]
Those who have been to the Snowball Derby at Pensacola, Florida’s Five Flags Speedway, know that there is more to the experience than just the 300-lap Super Late Model main event on Sunday afternoon. Along with all the preparation, qualifying and racing pageantry, there is also much more racing throughout […]
In 1971, Dickie Davis started near the back of the 36-car starting field at the fourth Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida. At the end of the day, Davis won the race, even after a protest was filed by Freddy Fryar. Two years later, Davis won the […]
The month of November has quickly come upon us, which means the time for ladies to apply for the 2017 Miss Snowball Derby Pageant is running out. The Pageant is set for Thursday November 16, and it will be at a new venue at the Seville Quarters in historic downtown […]
After a smashing season of success, which included a CARS Tour Super Late Model title in 2016, Raphael Lessard took on the challenge that is the Snowball Derby last December with his eyes wide open. During the week, the teenager from Quebec would face challenge after challenge, which included a […]
Under the following rules and guidelines the following change and clarification will be in place immediately for the 50TH Annual Snowball Derby.
A. Eligible Cars and Bodies Guidelines
5. Cool-down units will be allowed.
13. No Data Acquisition equipment/wiring is allowed in or on car the car for the entire weekend starting on […]
When people talk about racing’s greatest ironmen, those in the Deep South short track racing circles will tell you to look no further than one of the sports living legends who still has no desire to hang up his helmet. Red Farmer is not only one of the founding members […]
The year 2017 has been a challenging but rewarding experience for Noah Gragson in his first season with Kyle Busch Motorsports, navigating his rookie year in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series while continuing his effort to become a better Super Late Model driver. After much work and a few […]
For the fourth consecutive year, the Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway (FL) will be available to a worldwide audience via a television-style broadcast on Speed51.com. Five Flags Speedway officials and Speed51.com announced Wednesday that the 50th Annual Snowball Derby will be broadcast live through a pay-per-view broadcast on Speed51 […]
As the time remaining until the 50th Annual Snowball Derby winds down, the number of entry forms being received by the Five Flags Speedway office is ramping up. On Wednesday afternoon, track officials released the latest look at the entry list that now includes the names of 63 Super Late […]
Preparations for the 50th Snowball Derby are well underway for all divisions participating during the five-day race weekend in Pensacola, Florida. Beforehand, teams will be heading to Five Flags Speedway early to see what their cars are capable of. The best opportunity to do so will be during the day-long […]
One of the Northeast’s most established Super Late Model racers is loading up a van full of crew members and heading from Turner, ME to Pensacola, FL. Ben Rowe, a four-time PASS National champion and two-time Oxford 250 winner, will be making his way to Five Flags Speedway to compete […]
Race fans who are heading to Pensacola, Florida for the 50th Annual Snowball Derby will once again be in for a full week of excitement at Five Flags Speedway beginning Wednesday night, November 29 with the Green Flag Pit Party. This year, the Wednesday night activities are getting a high-octane […]
Dale Sheen, a Houston Texas driver with 4 years racing experience in Nascar Pro Trucks has registered for the Snowball Derby. At the Age of 56, He says it is on his bucket list and he is excited to be coming to Pensicola. Dale was 4th in the Whelan Midwest […]
Over the years the readers of Speed51.com have been treated to some amazing numbers, win lists, statistics and random facts in our stories and Trackside Now coverage. The reason is we take our time, do research and keep lots of records.
The two main people behind this project are Elgin […]