December 2018

2019 Schedule includes ARCA Opener, Winged Sprints; ends with Snowball Derby

The 2019 Five Flags Speedway racing schedule is now posted, and we couldn’t be more excited about what lies ahead, kicking off with the Sweat Hogg Grand Prix on January 19th.

The return of the ARCA Racing Series on March 9th has been the talk since the announcement came in […]

Top 10 Snowball Stories from Speed 51

Seven days later than originally planned, the 51st Annual Snowball Derby is finally in the record books.  The event, which turned into a two-week affair as a result of Mother Nature, featured loads of storyline that were covered on Speed51.com.  Today, we take a look back at the top 10 […]

Hicks wins Pro Trucks

Hicks Closes Out Memorable 51st Annual Snowball Derby with Milestone Pro Trucks Derby Victory

In
years past, Snowball Derby Pro Trucks races have been marathon, caution-plagued
affairs at Five Flags Speedway.

At
the 51st annual the Snowball Derby, roles were reversed.

After
a long day chocked full of yellows and reds in the […]

Purdy Wins Snowflake 100

So
‘Purty’ for Purdy: Nineteen-Year-Old Driver Outlasts Weather, Field to Win
Snowflake 100

By
Chuck Corder

The
unrelenting mist and bitter cold were no match for the fire in Chase Purdy’s
belly.

The
19-year-old Mississippi native, who now calls North Carolina home, etched his
name in short-track racing lore by winning the Allen […]

Mods Top 3, Grill, Purvis, Hamrac

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Grill
Scores Back-to-Back Modifieds Derby Titles in Race Shortened Because of Weather,
Wrecks

By
Chuck Corder

Win
or lose, Augie Grill typically keeps his emotions in check.

Every
victory certainly matters to him, but it is Grill’s constant humility that has
won him a grandstands full of fans over his hall of fame […]

A Speed51 Analysis

0: The number of times the Snowflake 100 winner has gone on to win the Snowball Derby. That trend will continue this year, as Snowball Derby winner Noah Gragson is not entered for the Snowflake 100.

2: Justin South is a two-time pole winner in the Snowflake 100. His best finish […]

Dossey Snowflake Hope based on Snowball run.

By Speed51.com

With the postponement of the Allen Turner Hyundai Snowflake 100 at Five Flags Speedway from last Saturday to this coming Sunday, there were some long-haul Pro Late Model teams unsure of whether or not they could return to the Florida Panhandle so soon. For Indianapolis driver Jack Dossey III, […]

Weather wins out, Snowflake 100, Pro Trucks & Mods moved to Sunday

The Allen Turner Snowflake 100 will need to wait an additional day to be completed.  Five Flags Speedway officials announced Wednesday evening that the race has been postponed to Sunday, December 9 due to an unfavorable weather forecast.

 

The schedule for the rescheduled event includes the 100-lap Pro Late Model race, […]