News named official News Source for Snowball Derby 51

The Snowball Derby is a rite of passage for pavement short track racing, attracting hundreds of race cars and thousands of fans to Five Flags Speedway each December. Fans who are unable to make the pilgrimage to Pensacola, Florida this November/December can follow along on, as Five Flags Speedway announced Wednesday that will once again serve as the “Official News Site of the 51st Snowball Derby.”


While we cannot encourage fans enough to experience the Snowball Derby for themselves in person, will bring all the sights, pageantry, and excitement of the event to fans around the world.


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Night of Champions Turns into Night of Sweeps: Pollard Collects Pair of Wins, Roderick Pair of Titles

Night of Champions Turns into Night of Sweeps: Pollard Collects Pair of Wins, Roderick Pair of Titles


By Chuck Corder

“Redneck Jesus” continues to reign supreme at Five Flags Speedway.

Bubba Pollard goes by many monikers and nicknames. One superlative stands above the rest: winner.

It’s certainly not hyperbole to dub the 31-year-old driver short-track racing’s current king for how many times his bearded-face is smiling in numerous Victory Lanes across North America.

As he has done so often at Five Flags Speedway, it was once again Pensacola’s turn to be swept up in Pollard’s power and precision during the famed half-mile asphalt oval’s Night […]

Boyett, Brusso, Barnhill & Balkum have a big night ahead on Saturday

Boyett Hopes to Cap Banner Rookie Season with Pro Trucks Title on Night of Champions


By Chuck Corder

Logan Boyett hasn’t experienced much regret in this magical season of racing.

The Pensacola driver’s decision this year to dial back his late model program and turn his focus squarely on his first year competing in the Pro Trucks series has been fruitful.

Thanks to four wins in the division’s eight features this season, Boyett leads Texan Chris Comalander by 26 points heading into Saturday’s Night of Champions at Five Flags Speedway and is in ideal position to collect his first career track title at […]

Download application for 2018 Miss Snowball Derby contest.

Deadline to enter is Nov 12th.  Pageant at Seville Quarter on Nov. 15th.  For application, go to:



Ahhh…Life is Good when your last name starts with “B”.

These 4 drivers have excelled in their skills and persistence during the season to sit atop the points standings in their division.  The champions will be finalized at the final race in their division for the season on Saturday night Sept 15th at 7pm. […]

Roderick chases down Choquette to win Pro Lates; Boyett top Pro Trucker again, and Balkum back as Pure Stock winner

Roderick Train Keeps Rollin’, Has Won Seven Straight PLM 100 Lappers at 5 Flags


By Chuck Corder

The superlatives for Casey Roderick are countless.

Every bouquet the short track world tosses at the Georgia late model hotshoe is blooming and well-deserving.

Roderick’s entire arsenal was on display Friday night at Five Flags Speedway for the third of four Allen Turner Pro Late Model 100 races.

The 25 year old showed the patience and discipline of the veteran wheelman he is after trailing to Jeff Choquette for most of the race.

Roderick finally got by Choquette on Lap 84, and didn’t look back in capturing his seventh […]

Will Blount+ Patino = Win in Friday’s “Road to the Snowflake” Pro Late Models?

Joining Forces with Blount, Young Patino Hones in on First Allen Turner Pro Late Model 100 Victory
By Chuck Corder
Fate has a funny way of intervening during trying times.
At 6-foot-1, Perry Patino is a strapping, young lad — all 19 years of him — filled with a white-hot passion for late model racing, but with grassroots pockets not as deep as some of his competitors.
Patino and his father, Richard Patino, were planning on putting racing in the rearview and letting the Montgomery, Ala., native focus on his sophomore year at the University of Alabama and his pursuit of a degree in […]

Babb back as Demo winner, Ard a Sportsman Stunner, Grill in Mods, Loper in Pure Stocks

Babb Bangs Way to Second Demo Derby Victory; Ard Pulls Off Stunner in Sportsmen Spectacular


By Chuck Corder

Justin Babb never stopped inflicting damage Friday night at Five Flags Speedway.

Luckily for the Pensacola resident, that’s the perfect recipe to be victorious in a Demolition Derby.

In his colorful Lincoln that had a dread-locked Rastafarian piñata on its roof, Babb drove with reckless abandonment and won his second Demolition Derby in three years.

He was the last car standing in a crowded field of 14 cars. Babb finished off Bobby Suarez in the “Tooth Ambulance” PT Cruiser to collect the $1,500 winner’s purse.

“I love doing […]