November 2011


The 2011 Snowball Derby Program is a dollar less, and a few pages thicker this year. The price of 5 dollars includes a contribution to the Krewe du Yayas breast cancer research fund.

Information on the Snowball, and its history begins with a program from the pink haired Yayas […]

Twisted Tea Ready to Quench Drivers’ Thirsts at Qualifying Draws for ’Flake, Derby

By Chuck Corder
Any driver preparing for America’s most prestigious short-track races is happy to tell you, the battle begins before the green flag drops.
Qualifying and where you qualify are crucial factors for both the Allen Turner Snowflake 100 for Pro Late Models and the 44th annual Snowball Derby for Super Late Models.

Qualifying is, arguably, the most important variable, perhaps second only to tire conservation.

Really?Twisted Tea hopes to provide a piece to a winning puzzle with the first-ever sponsored Qualifying Draws for both races at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Five Flags Speedway.

As part of the opening night Green Flag Party festivities, […]


The latest news direct from the speedway at a special time Wednesday evening. Chuck Corder takes to the air at 5pm with news and interviews of the next 4 days of Snowball Race action.
Listen worldwide on the computer with this link: […]

Catching Up With Ricky Brooks

Head Tech Man Ready for Another Snowball Derby

By Elgin Traylor – Twitter: @elgintraylor Speed51

It’s a dirty job, but someone has to do it. Tech at the Snowball Derby used to be a far less serious than what it is today. From soaking tires to cheated-up bodies, the Derby was not figured as the place with the toughest tech line in the business. Ricky Brooks has helped organized an alliance of tracks and rules and has worked with several engine builders to create a level playing field. He may not be a fan favorite as no name […]

2011 CRA Super Series Champ Derrick Griffin Ready for 2nd Shot at Derby

Jim Winters and Bobby Blount Leading Group to Keep the Young Star on Top at the Snowball Derby

2011 CRA Super Series Champion Derrick Griffin got an early Christmas present recently with the news he will get to return to the Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL this weekend. The news was important for a young racer that has been on a roller coaster of sorts all year. From the early season struggles of being a rookie on an essentially new team, to eventually claiming the CRA Championship and Rookie of the year honors, to […]

It All Comes Down to the 44th Annual Snowball Derby Weekend for Andy Loden

Tex Motorsports Marketing
Contact: Chris Ragle

Fresh off his podium finish in the PASS South series final points standings, Andy Loden and his Monroe Roadways race team will make their way south to the 44th Annual Snowball Derby weekend at the Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida to close out their 2011 racing season.

Loden will compete for the first time both in the pro late model Snowflake 100 event Saturday night as well as the 44th Snowball Derby for the super late model machines. This year’s race marks the third consecutive year the former late model stock driver to compete in the country’s […]

Mason Mingus looking forward to second Snowball Derby

Mason Mingus knows that the nation’s toughest short track race, the Snowball Derby, is just that….tough, no, make that extremely tough. But that is one of the main reasons Mingus, a multi-sport athlete, is looking forward to his second Derby.

Mingus entered his first Snowball Derby knowing the initial goal of just making the race would be tough, After successfully qualifying for the event, he knew that finishing the race and garnering valuable seat time racing against the best short track racers in America would be tough.
Last year, when the checkered flag waved, the Snowball rookie had finished seventh in […]