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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Cantonment’s Bristol Aaron is 2019 Miss Snowball Derby

Bristol Aaron of Cantonment was crowned 2019 Miss Snowball Derby Thursday at Seville Quarter. She was selected from a field of 16 contestants. Jessica Ballard was declared runner-up; 2nd runner-up is Madison Bragg, 3rd Brooke Gardner, 4th Alana Rose. Jessica Ballard was selected by the contestants as Miss Congeniality. Bristol will be a part of the awards ceremonies next week at all 7 racing events during the Snowball Derby.0 She takes home $1,000 in cash plus jewelry and of course the crown for the year.

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Hunter Robbins tapped by Ronnie Sanders as his Snowball Driver

Story by Speed51 The last time Hunter Robbins made an appearance at the Snowball Derby, he put his family-owned No. 18 Super Late Model on the pole and came home with a fourth-place finish in 2014. Five years later, the former Kyle Busch Motorsports Race Engineer will make his return to the nation’s biggest Super Late Model race in a ride that’s familiar to the Alabama-born driver. Robbins will reunite with former car owner and former Snowball Derby champion Ronnie Sanders to compete in the 52nd Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway on December 5-8. Robbins originally partnered with Sanders in 2012 after the Georgia legend parted ways with Bubba Pollard, leading to success for both and a career resurrection for Robbins. Four years after the two split ways, Robbins and Sanders will join forces again to chase the Tom Dawson Trophy. “I’m pretty excited just to have another opportunity to run [...]

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Snowflake Entry List is Growing; Snowball Update to 53

Story by Speed51 As part of the drama and excitement of Snowball Derby week each year at Five Flags Speedway (FL), the Allen Turner Snowflake 100 brings out the top Pro Late Model racers in the country the night before the Derby.  That will be no different this season, as already nearly 40 drivers have submitted entry forms for the 2019 Snowflake 100 on Saturday, December 7.   Drivers represent 14 states and two countries on the initial entry list, as competitors from all over the map are entered in the event, which will be part of the 52nd Annual Snowball Derby presented by BJ’s Wholesale Club from December 4-8.   A pair of former Snowflake 100 winners headline the entry list, as Bubba Pollard and Augie Grill are both entered for the race.  Grill will be looking to break a tie with Chase Elliott for most wins in the event with a fourth victory, [...]

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Donnie Wilson Sending “Dream Team” of Champions to Snowball-Speed 51

Donnie Wilson dropped a bombshell on Speed51’s “The Morning Bullring” Monday, as he will be bringing a three-car "Dream Team" to the 52nd Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway (FL).   The Oklahoma City driver will not be competing in the 52nd Annual Snowball Derby presented by BJ’s Wholesale Club.  However, his Wilson Motorsports team will field three entries in the Super Late Model crown jewel event.  Back-to-back Southern Super Series champion Casey Roderick, two-time Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour champion Cole Butcher and 2019 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Champion Derek Kraus will pilot cars for Wilson in the Derby.   Kraus will climb behind the wheel of the No. 2 typically driven by Wilson, who will be stepping aside for the race.   “As far as the Derby, I won’t be driving,” said Wilson.  “Derek Kraus will be running.  I’ve got a pretty good group of guys for the Derby, with Casey Roderick, [...]

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16 Contestants Ready for Miss Snowball Pageant Thursday at Seville Quarter

MISS SNOWBALL DERBY CONTESTANTS Bridget Michelle Warren Monk -Whitehouse, TN Currie Ann Slay -Saraland, AL Bristol Paige Aaron – Pensacola, FL Railee Cook – Pensacola, FL Kyleigh Roberts – Pensacola, FL Maddison Ashlyn Bragg – Enterprise, AL Bernadette Marie Lysek – Pensacola, FL Kaylee Jean Westerfield -Cantonment, FL Brooke LeAnn Gardner – Tallahassee, FL Jessica Ballard -Plain City, OH  .Allana Jade Rose -Pensacola, FL Savanna Leigh Overstreet – Pensacola, FL .Leilani Penrose – Pensacola, FL Nerys Turcius – Ft. Myers, FL Hannah Sepe – Pensacola, FL Taylor Hagle - Cantonment, FL       Historic Seville Quarter in downtown Pensacola is once again set to host Five Flags Speedway’s annual Miss Snowball Derby Pageant, on Thursday Night November 21st. As a hostess of sorts for the 52nd Annual Snowball Derby, America’s most prestigious short track race, Miss SBD will be required to be a part of all Victory Lane celebrations, beginning on Thursday Night December 5th, and continuing on Friday Night, Saturday Night, and culminating with the Main event, [...]

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Wayne Anderson Reviews Plan for Snowball Weekend, Farewell to 2018 Miss Snowball Derby

The popular cable TV show  "In The Groove" on local motorsports news has set Florida racing legend Wayne Anderson of Wildwood to discuss his plans for the Snowflake 100, along with a farewell appearance by the current Miss Snowball Derby Helena Ciappina. The program runs 7-8pm Central time Monday on BLAB TV on Gulf Coast cable systems, plus it is streamed live on: www.blabtv.com.  

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This is Something New for 5 Flags, 4 Cylinder Compacts March 13 & 14th

Vores Compact Touring Series To Make First Florida Visit Here in March The Vores Compact Touring Series. presented by Mercer County Electric, will be making a trip to the Sunshine State for the first time in its 10 year history, during the 2020 racing season.  The event is set for Friday and Saturday, March 13/14 at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida as part of the Pensacola 200 ARCA race weekend, a promotion of Five Flags Speedway and Track Enterprises.  The VCTS portion of the event will be presented by Pest Doctor. Not only will this event be the first for the Midwest’s premier Compact touring series in Florida, Five Flags Speedway will have front wheel drive four cylinders on their ½-mile for the first time ever.  The professional series races at tracks such as Lucas Oil Raceway, Shady Bowl, Anderson, and Eldora as well as Winchester Speedway, Salem Speedway, and [...]

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Orlando’s David Rogers Gearing Up for Snowball #34 after Bout with Cancer.

Story by Speed 51   Last weekend, David Rogers climbed behind the wheel of a Super Late Model for the first time since his battle with lymphoma, testing at New Smyrna Speedway (FL).  On Speed51’s “The Morning Bullring,” the Florida racing legend broke the news that he will make his return to competition at Five Flags Speedway (FL) for the 52nd Annual Snowball Derby on December 4-8.   Rogers is currently tied with Red Farmer for most starts in the prestigious Super Late Model event held each December at the Pensacola, Florida half-mile.  Rogers will be looking to break that tie as he returns to racing for the 2019 edition of the race.   “We’re going to the Derby,” Rogers said.  “I talked to Steve Holland, the TM Ranch man that’s been behind me so long.  The Derby is his pride and joy.  He wants to be there and be part of it, and he [...]

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Speed 51.com Offering 2 VIP Snowball Weekend Tickets including Hotel & Air Fare

Two lucky race fans will enjoy an experience of a lifetime this December in Pensacola, Florida.  As part of the “Race to the Snowball Derby,” Speed51 will be giving away a VIP experience for two to the 52nd Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway.   The VIP experience provided by Speed51 will provide the contest winner with two Snowball Derby tickets, as well as a hotel and round-trip airfare from within the United States. Additionally, the winner will be treated like a true VIP during the experience with unique behind-the-scenes access opportunities, including the ability to meet drivers.   CLICK HERE TO ENTER CONTEST   “As we attend short track racing events at race tracks throughout the country, we often hear race fans express their desire to attend the Snowball Derby,” said Bob Dillner, President of Speed51.  “We’re excited to be able to provide this unique experience to two lucky race fans who may otherwise [...]

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ARCA Back at 5 Flags with 2 day event March 13-14, 2020

Five Flags Speedway To Again Host ARCA In 2020   (Pensacola, FL) Five Flags Speedway, the home of the prestigious Snowball Derby for Super Late Models, will once again play host to an early-season event for the ARCA Menards Series East in 2020. The event is slated for Saturday, March 14, and it will be race number two of the reformatted East Series championship schedule following the opener at another Florida venue, New Smyrna Speedway on February 10.   The ARCA Menards Series returned to Five Flags in 2019 after a 26-year absence, with Michael Self taking home his first career series short track checkered flag. In 2020, the ARCA Menards Series was blended with the former NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West, with ten events on the series schedule designated Showdown races which will bring together teams from all three divisions.   The East and West Series will maintain their own separate stand-alone [...]

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BJ’s Wholesale Club Announced as Presenting Snowball Sponsor

Story by Speed51 The Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway is the most prestigious event in pavement Super Late Model racing, entering its 52nd running in 2019.  It is also one of the great fan gatherings in racing, as fans flock to Pensacola, Florida throughout the week to enjoy all of the great racing at the half-mile oval.   Since 2017, those fans have been able to enjoy a fan zone area behind the main grandstands on the frontstretch.  That area will be back, bigger and better in 2019, thanks to the support of BJ’s Wholesale Club. This past summer, the retailer announced plans to open a Pensacola location in early 2020. “We’re excited to bring the value and convenience of a BJ’s membership to the Pensacola community,” said Kirk Saville, senior vice president, corporate communications, BJ’s Wholesale Club. “We’re proud to support the communities in which we live and work, which is why we’re thrilled [...]

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Family Funeral & Cremation Helping Thorn in Snowball

Local Business teams up with California Driver:   Campbell Motorsports driver Derek Thorn, Bakersfield California, will return to the Snowball Derby in 2019 with support from longtime Five Flags Speedway patron and Snowball Derby supporter Chris Jensen and Family-Funeral and Cremation.   "The Snowball Derby is always a big event for us at Campbell Motorsports," stated Thorn. "It takes a lot of people to help pull it off and we are excited and honored to have Chris on board again this year. We look forward to representing Chris and Family-Funeral and Cremation, and hope to make a good showing at one of the most prestigious short track races of the year."

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