October 2009

Flashback: 1989 Snowball Derby

{nl}           20 years ago, a 31 year old driver out of Mobile, Alabama came to Penascola for his shot at the Snowball Derby. His name was Rick Crawford.     Crawford, a former track champion at Five Flags Speedway and Mobile International Speedway, found his way to victory […]

The Countdown to the 42nd Annual Snowball Derby is On!

{nl}      The crisp Autumn air may make some think that the racing season is drawing to a close, but the buzz surrounding the one big race that annually knocks the chill from the air and provides the hottest short track action is rapidly growing.  The 42nd Annual […]

1978 Snowball Derby

{nl}      The year was 1978 when a young 23 year old driver out of Maylene, Alabama came to Pensacola to conquer the Snowball Derby.  His name was Dave Mader, III. And on that night, he sat on top of the racing world, winning the 11th Annual […]

Five Flags Live from Beef ‘O’ Brady’s

{nl}      Be sure to join Five Flags Speedway track announcer Robbie Harvey, and News Radio 1620’s Jim Roberts TONIGHT at Beef ‘O’ Brady’s on 9 Mile Road for ‘Five Flags Live’!TONIGHT’S SPECIAL GUEST: 2 Time Derby Champion Dickie Davis!    We’ll break down the 2009 season and […]

Flashback: Past Champions

{nl}      Becoming a champion of the Snowball Derby has been a stepping stone for past, current, and future drivers of racing. Need proof? Pete Hamilton, Donnie Allison, Darrell Waltrip, Gary Balough, Ted Musgrave, Rick Crawford, and Steve Wallace  have all won the Derby […]

Flashback: Gene Morgan

{nl}      Born in Simpsonville, S.C., Gene Morgan won his first and only Snowball Derby in 1982. In that same year, Morgan participated in the inaugural Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway. In that race, Morgan qualified 6th, but was unable to finish near the top as […]

Flashback: David Rogers

{nl}           David Rogers, an Orlando Car dealer has been at 26 Snowball Derby events.  David is one of the most familiar faces in the pit.  David, in his familiar #11 Super Late Model has dominated his division in central Florida for 2 decades.     Even […]

Bio Blast: Bobby Gill

{nl} Bio Blast: Bobby GillHome State:FloridaSponsors:Beef ‘O’ Brady’s on 9 Mile RoadCareer:2 Time Snowball Derby Champion4 Time USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series Champion  […]

Night Of Champions Results!

{nl}           “Stay out of wrecks, stay out of wrecks, stay out of wrecks,” Thorpe said Friday , immediately after the Tom Thumb 100 race at Five Flags Speedway.      That part worked. But while his Pro Late Model race machine escaped damage, it failed […]