November 2009

42nd Annual Snowball Derby Official Program!

{nl}      Be sure to pick up your official program of the 42nd Annual Snowball Derby. With Derby facts, Exclusive Stories, and a look into this years elite field of cars, this collectors item can be yours for only $6!     This year, your purchase of the program will go towards a good cause. $1 for every program sold will benefit The Krewe Du Ya Yas! The Krewe du YaYas is an organization of women that volunteer their time and efforts to help make a difference in the crusade against breast cancer.  […]

Saturday Night Race is a Highlight of the 42nd Annual Snowball Derby Weekend

{nl}      When most short race fans hear the words, “Snowball Derby” they don’t think of just the 300 laps run on a December Sunday in Florida.  Fans and racers alike think of the atmosphere at Pensacola, Florida’s Five Flags Speedway as a whole and all of the events during the entire week preceding the Derby.  One of those events is the Allen Turner Hyundai Snowflake 100, which over the past few years has become a staple of the Derby weekend and has, in years past, even drawn more cars than the Sunday race.Courtesy of […]

Bio Blast: Brian Ickler

{nl} Bio Blast: Brian IcklerBirthdate:September 17, 1985Hometown:San Diego, CAHobbies: Wakeboarding, Snowboarding, Golf, & SurfingCareer:SCORE Offroad Class Champion  […]


{nl}Not even a 100% rain forecast could stop the thunder of engines Saturday at 5 Flags Speedway, as Snowball Derby practice produced large car counts and near record lap times. Under threatening skies all day, Mother Nature smiled on the racers, and held off the rain until very late in the day, much to the delight of many drivers whom had traveled a long way in search of additional Snowball Derby speed.  Oklahoma veteran  Donnie Wilson, was one such driver. Wilson’s Ford was in top form as he toured the half mile right on, or near, Grant Enfinger’s track record […]

Flashback: 1999 Snowball Derby

{nl}      The richest payday in Snowball Derby history was on the line for three drivers in 1999. Rich Bickle, Gary St. Amant and Bobby Gill won races at Five Flags earlier in the season to qualify for a $100,000 bonus should one of them win the Snowball Derby.      St. Amant was eliminated early in the race in a crash. Gill appeared to win the bonus, crossing the finish line just ahead of Bickle, who bumped Gill into the wall […]

Flashback: 1986 Snowball Derby

{nl}      Gary Balough, kown as “Hot Shoe” Balough, finished a dominating season with a victory in the 1986 Snowball Derby. The race was the season-ender of the All Pro Super Series, which Balough won in easy fashion, winning nine races, all from the pole position. He sat on the pole for the Snowball Derby and dominated, leading seven times for 131 laps.  […]

In The Groove Snowball Derby Edition

     Have a question about the 42nd Annual Snowball Derby? Well here’s your chance to chime in!      Watch ‘In The Groove: Snowball Derby Edition’ MONDAY on Blab Television Network. Join Tim Bryant and Steve Stokes for an entire hour as they’ll be there to discuss all things Snowball Derby! Call in with any questions you may have about this years big event!     Don’t live in the Pensacola area? That’s ok, you can watch us live online! Just click the link below!In The Groove Live Feed!  Monday @ 8:00 PM CST. […]

From All Over!

{nl}      With more than 120 drivers coming to Pensacola to compete in the 42nd Annual Snowball Derby and the Allen Turner Snowflake 100, we decided to put together this map to give you a better idea of where they’re coming from.     More than 20 states, will be represented at this years Derby. And if we get a few more entries between now and December 2nd – 6th, possibly half the country will be represented this year at Five Flags Speedway.      Check out the entry list thus far and see if your state is represented at this years Derby. […]

Open Practice This Saturday!

{nl}Five Flags Speedway will be open this Weekend, November 21st ans 22nd for practice for Snowball Derby Super Late Models, Allen Turner Hyundai Snowflake 100 Pro Late Models, as well as Modifieds, Sportsmen, Super Stocks and Bombers. Due to the inclement  weather forecast for the Pensacola area on Saturday,  5 Flags Speedway will extend Saturday’s Snowball Derby practice into Sunday afternoon.  As of 7:00PM  Friday, Saturday’s schedule was still on go, with Pit gates scheduled to open at 8:30AM and practice beginning at 9:00AM. Practice is scheduled to run until 7:00PM.    Sunday’s schedule will be as follows:   […]