October 2015

Bell Aiming to Cap Off Stellar Season with Snowball Victory

October 28, 2015 • App, Archives, Snowball Derby, Ticker

Christopher Bell has had one heck of a 2015 season with wins coming in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on the dirt at Eldora, and in a Super Late Model on the high-banks of Winchester Speedway in Indiana.  There’s only one way to cap off this season, and that’s with a win in the 48th Annual Snowball Derby on December 6.


That’s what the Norman, Oklahoma native has his eyes on as he’s set to make his Snowball Derby debut this year driving the No. 51 for Kyle Busch Motorsports at Pensacola, […]


October 29, 2015 • 51 Sports Stop, App, Archives, Late Models, Snowball Derby, Ticker

Less than one year ago, Dalton Sargeant entered the 47th running of the Snowball Derby as a relatively unknown name in the short track racing world.  Driving for car owner Richie Wauters and Wauters Motorsports, the Boca Raton, Florida driver surprised everyone by crossing the finish line second on that day in December.  This year, following a successful NASCAR K&N Pro Series East rookie season and his debut in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, he’ll head back to Five Flags Speedway on December 6 as a […]

NCWTS Regular Hemric Chasing Tom Dawson Trophy Again

October 22, 2015 • App, Archives, Late Models, Snowball Derby, Top Stories

Just four days ago, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Daniel Hemric was able to strum a chord for the first time on his new trophy guitar that he received for winning the All American 400 Pro Late Model race in Nashville, Tennessee.  Now Hemric is looking ahead and fantasizing about a kiss.  Some would say that he’s probably thinking about his wedding day with fiancée Kenzie Ruston, but before he gets to that day he has to first go to the Snowball Derby where he has a chance […]

West Coast Star Doss to Test Himself at Snowball Derby

October 22, 2015 • App, Archives, Late Models, Snowball Derby, Ticker

For the past few seasons, Jeremy Doss has been considered one of the top Super Late Model racers on the West Coast. While his name may not be a household name to short track racing fans throughout the country, he’s hoping to change that on December 6 when he makes his first attempt at qualifying for the prestigious Snowball Derby.


Doss will make the trip to Pensacola, Florida’s Five Flags Speedway to compete in the 48th running of the race.


“It means everything to get the chance to compete in the Snowball […]

Increase Company Visibility and Partner with the Snowball Derby

October 14, 2015 • 51 Sports Stop, App, Archives, Snowball Derby, Ticker

Each year the Snowball Derby cements itself as one of the biggest race weekends of the year. Once again, this December, fans from across the country and beyond will visit Five Flags Speedway to see who will be crowned the winner of the 48th annual Snowball Derby.

For those reasons and more, the Snowball Derby and its surrounding events make for an unbeatable opportunity for a company or organization to advertise their product or message. Companies can easily reach tens of thousands of fans in Pensacola, FL and its surrounding […]

Cash Bonuses for Fast Laps Up for Grabs in Snowball Preview

October 21, 2015 • App, Archives, Late Models, Snowball Derby, Top Stories

Racers competing in the 48th Annual Snowball Derby have two good reasons to lay down a fast lap in the Snowball Derby Preview presented by IP Casino Resort & Spa on November 21.

First, racers will be able to dial-in their cars to prepare for the Snowball Derby weekend  (December 2-6) at Pensacola, Florida’s Five Flags Speedway.  Also, thanks to the support of IP Casino Resort & Spa, some racers will be able to go into Snowball weekend with more cash in their pockets with bonuses put up for the […]


October 23, 2015 • App, Archives, Late Models, Snowball Derby, Ticker

Perhaps no driver has had worse luck during the 2015 racing season than Donnie Wilson.  He’s been fast at almost every single race he’s gone to, but if something could go wrong it has.  The Oklahoma driver is now hoping to turn his luck around in the biggest short track race of them all, the 48th Annual Snowball Derby at Pensacola, Florida’s Five Flags Speedway.

“We’ve been fast these past five or six races that we’ve run,” Wilson said.  “We’ve just had terrible luck.  And that’s what it boils down to.  […]

#51 Zach Knowles

Driver Hometown: Houston, Texas
Car Owner: John “Red” , Debbie & Zach Knowles
Crew Members: James Kimbrell, Bill Long, Bo Knowles, Travis Knowles, Gina Knowles, Bubba Mattinson, John & Linda Vance, Matt & Amy Ryan, Gary Jones, Lauren Walker
Years In Racing: 12
Sponsors: Grant Sheet Metal, Reynolds Company, HD Supply, Frio Acres, REDCO Tool & Fastener Supply, Midwest Electric, Wholesale Electric, Material Express, Inc., Taylor Lightning, Bent River Retreat,
Family: Dad- John “Red” Knowles, Mom – Debbie Knowles, Brother – Justin Knowles, Sister – Amy Knowles Ryan
Job Info: REDCO Tool & Fastener Supply, Houston, TX
Racing Accomplishments: 2015 Pro Late Model, 2014 NASCAR Modified & […]

Gulf Coast Champs Listed

When you combine the efforts of drivers in the five local divisions at 5 Flags and Mobile International, you
get a true picture of effort and dedication during the racing year.

Here are the Champions of the Gulf Coast, when points from each of the 2 tracks are combined:

PRO LATE MODELS    Junior Niedecken
SUPER STOCKS           Randy Thompson
PRO TRUCKS              Okie Mason
SPORTSMEN               Dayton Sidner
BOMBERS                   Geno Denmark

They receive their honors at the Snowball Derby on Sunday afternoon.



The Emerald Coast VW Club presents the 19th annual
show in our parking lot on Saturday Oct. 17th.

Stuff for sale, awards, free to browse.

Info: www.rareairvw.com, or contact

9am to 4pm Rain or Shine!