October 2017

LaJoie Not Stopping Until He Wins Snowball Derby

Corey LaJoie is one of the few drivers that can genuinely say he “made it” as the Concord, NC native competes at NASCAR’s highest level on a regular basis. LaJoie cut his teeth through the ranks of short track racing before moving up to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. […]

50 for 50: The History of Crew Chiefs at Snowball Derby

While researching information for the 50th Annual Snowball Derby, we started to ask former race winners one question that resulted in some interesting stories.  

Who was your crew chief?

In the early days and even up into the 90’s, the answer to that questions was normally, “the driver.”  However, along the […]

Miss Snowball Derby Entries Received From All Over the Map

With the 50th Annual Snowball Derby just over one month away, the 4th Annual Miss Snowball Derby Pageant is entering the final countdown as ladies from all across the country continue to throw their names into the mix.

The field for this year’s Miss Snowball Derby is already an impressive one, […]

50 for 50: Spence Has Witnessed It All at Snowball Derby

“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. 

Dan Spence has […]

Lap Sponsorships Now Available for 50th Annual Snowball Derby

The biggest short track race in America is right around the corner and everything to prepare for the 50th Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway (FL) is in full swing. Lap Sponsorship for the 300-lap feature race is now available for purchase for $50 per lap.

This is an opportunity […]

50 for 50: Frigid Temps, Fire and the First Snowball Derby

Elvis Presley was still on tour, Lyndon B Johnson was on his way out of the oval office, America was racing to the moon and Pensacola, Florida was about to become a vacation spot for stock car fans with the birth of the Snowball Derby.

Tom Dawson was the owner and […]

Snowball Derby Preview Provides a Chance to Get Race Ready

With the 50th Snowball Derby drawing ever closer, race teams across all divisions are planning their plan of attack to take on the ever fast and tricky Five Flags Speedway (FL). As always, many teams are also planning to arrive in Pensacola, FL early to try and get a leg […]

“Weeder” Launches New Bonus Program for Snowball Derby

At the biggest race of the season, drivers want to make sure that they do everything right. From preparing their race cars, to the crew they bring down everyone, has to be on their A-game in order to have the best shot at the win at the Snowball Derby in […]

2017 Five Flags Full Races Added to Speed51 Network

With the 50th Annual Snowball Derby fast approaching, we decided to get all of our fans ready for the biggest pavement short track racing event of the year by making a big change to our Speed51 Network video library.

We have now added every single event from Five Flags Speedway (FL) that […]

50 for 50: The Day Sanders Was Handcuffed at The Derby

Many people who know Ronnie Sanders don’t know about a hot-headed incident that resulted in the legendary driver and car owner being put in handcuffs in front of a capacity crowd during the 1975 Snowball Derby.  Well, it happened.  Here is the story about how it went down.

Donnie Allison and […]