A Peek at Story on Ty Majeski

DERBY IN STORE FOR MAJESKI MAGIC? Wisconsin driver has something up sleeve with three podiums in last four Derbys   By Chuck Corder Who’s winning Sunday? It’s the question on the lips of everyone roaming Five Flags Speedway’s premises this week. The murmur has echoed from the pits, bouncing off the turn walls and filling the seats and concession stands before becoming a deep hum of prognostications beyond the gates into the camping grounds. Choices vary. Some go with their heart; others pick from a driver’s past history. Ty Majeski’s only appearances at Pensacola’s high banks have come at the last five Snowball Derby races. But the 25-year-old Wisconsin driver, who has three ARCA wins this season and raced in NASCAR’s Xfinity and Gander Outdoors Truck Series, has made the most of his opportunities at Five Flags. In just his second start, Majeski set a track record of 16.120 seconds during 2015 Snowball Derby qualifying that still [...]

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Book Signing Set for Two Snowball Champs During Derby

Going back a generation, two Snowball Champions with 7 wins between them going back to the 1980's and 90's, have another achievement.  Rich Bickle Jr and Gary Blough are both authors.  Their books are packed with stories of interest to short track race fans.  Bickle's book is  "Barnyard to Brickyard" While Balough's book is "Hot Shoe! A Checkered Past"   Both will be in  the Snowball Derby Fan Zone with a sack of books and will be autographing them on the spot. Makes great Christmas gifts. Look for them in the fan zone.  

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Billy Melvin…Back Racing…..but there is more…A peek at the full story from the Derby Program

By Chuck Corder Conscious, but in dire pain, Billy Melvin sat pinned inside a crumpled and twisted heap of metal for close to an hour. His left leg was glued to the oil tank, searing his skin like a steak in a cast iron skillet. Above him, a team of first responders, track officials, and 22-year-old son Charlie Melvin tried to carefully extract Billy Melvin from his destroyed open-wheel Modifieds car. It took not one, but two Jaws of Life to carefully cut the roll cage and remove the 52-year-old Alabama short-track driver during last year’s Modified Snowball Derby race at Five Flags Speedway. Billy Melvin was out of the car, but in bad shape. The list of injuries he sustained would leave any doctor uneasy. A crushed foot, a compound fracture of his tibia in his right leg, a compound fracture of his left femur, multiple pelvic fractures, and that burn on [...]

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WInningest Ever Snowball Driver Rich Bickle is Back!

BICKLE READY TO INK A NEW CHAPTER AT 2019 SNOWBALL DERBY   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   PENSACOLA, FL (November 27, 2019) – On December 5, 1999, Rich Bickle wrote his name into the 5 Flags Speedway history book capturing a record fifth Snowball Derby title. Now, 20 years later, Bickle will return to the Pensacola, FL half-mile oval for the 52nd-Annual Snowball Derby with the intention of adding another chapter to that book.   On Tuesday, Bickle officially entered the 2019 Snowball Derby. The Edgerton, WI driver will pilot the No. 45 Ford fielded by T1 Racing in the stock car classic set for Wednesday, December 4 - Sunday, December 8.   “Normally, we’d have been ready for the Derby and a long time ago, but we have been building a new car for this race and we just didn’t get ahead of it until this past week, Bickle said in announcing his entry Tuesday. “It was only [...]

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Two Time Snowball Champ Bobby Gill will be Crew Chief for Michael House

Story by Speed 51 One of the top Pro Late Model racers in the country will be strapping into a Super Late Model for his first attempt at the Snowball Derby this December. Michael House, a former track champion at the Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville, will take on the tough challenge with two-time Derby winner Bobby Gill calling the shots as crew chief. House will take a two-car team to Five Flags Speedway for the 52nd Annual Snowball Derby with himself in a Super Late Model and former Derby winner Wayne Anderson in a Pro Late Model for the Snowflake 100. While it will be his first time behind the wheel for the Snowball Derby, he is no stranger to the event. House has made the trip south for several years now, including for the Snowflake 100 last year. “I’ve been going for a long time now. I think my first year going was [...]

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Entries for all 7 Divisions up thru Wednesday Nov 27th.

52nd Annual Snowball Derby, December 8, 2019                         Car No   Driver                                       Location                             1        Michael House                          Columbia, TN                           104      Kaden Honeycutt                       Willow Park, TX                            11       David Rogers                            Orlando, FL                           112      Augie Grill                                 Hayden, AL                           119      Dalton Zehr                               Verona, WI                            12       Harrison Burton                         Huntersville, NC                           12G      Derek Griffith                            Hudson, NH                            14       Austin Nason                            Roscoe, IL                            14       Carson Hocevar                        Portage, MI                            14       Chris Davidson                         Pearland, TX                            14       Connor Okezesik                       Grand Bay, AL                            15       Rodrigo Rejon                           Mexico City, Mexico                            16       Lucas Jones                             Mooreville, NC                            17       Taylor Gray                               Denver, NC                            18       Hunter Robbins                         Pensacola, FL                             2        Derek Kraus                              Stratford, WI                            20       Anthony Sergi                           New Smyrna Beach, FL                            20       Cole Moore                               Granite Bay, CA                            20       Jack Dossey, III                        Indianapolis, IN                            21       Jeremy Pate                              Pensacola, FL                            21       Trey Bayne                                Knoxville, TN                            22       Casey Roderick                         Lawrenceville, GA                            26       Bubba Pollard                           Senoia, GA                            26       Travis Braden                            Wheeling, WV                            30       Jesse Dutilly                             Bradenton, FL                            36       Dan Fredrickson                        Northfield, MN                            37       [...]

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Updated Entries for Snowball and Snowflake.

52nd Annual Snowball Derby, December 8, 2019                        Car No   Driver                                       Location                             1        Michael House                          Columbia, TN                           104      Kaden Honeycutt                       Willow Park, TX                            11       David Rogers                            Orlando, FL                           112      Augie Grill                                 Hayden, AL                           119      Dalton Zehr                               Verona, WI                            12       Harrison Burton                         Huntersville, NC                           12G      Derek Griffith                            Hudson, NH                            14       Austin Nason                            Roscoe, IL                            14       Carson Hocevar                        Portage, MI                            14       Chris Davidson                         Pearland, TX                            14       Connor Okezesik                       Grand Bay, AL                            15       Rodrigo Rejon                           Mexico City, Mexico                            16       Lucas Jones                             Mooresville, NC                            17       Taylor Gray                               Denver, NC                            18       Hunter Robbins                         Pensacola, FL                             2        Derek Kraus                              Stratford, WI                            20       Anthony Sergi                           New Smyrna Beach, FL                            20       Cole Moore                               Granite Bay, CA                            20       Jack Dossey, III                         Indianapolis, IN                            21       Jeremy Pate                              Pensacola, FL                            21       Trey Bayne                               Knoxville, TN                            22       Casey Roderick                         Lawrenceville, GA                            26       Bubba Pollard                           Senoia, GA                            30       Jesse Dutilly                             Bradenton, FL                            36       Dan Fredrickson                        Northfield, MN                            37       A J Wernette                             Hondo, TX                             [...]

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