5 Flag Speedway News

Beer Garden new name: TURN 5 TAVERN

Thanks to all who entered.  We had dozens of choices, and narrowed the field down to
Turn 5 Tavern.  Congrats to    Woody Woodman of   WIndham Maine.   […]

Miss Snowball Derby crowned for the 50th Annual Snowball Derby

The daughter of a stock car driver from Mississippi will reign as Miss Snowball Derby. 
Emmalee Faith Hodge of Pulaski MS was the judges selection of 21 contestants at the 3rd annual pageant at historic Seville Quarter downtown Pensacola.
Emmalee will be in victory lane for each of the 7 race events making up the 50th annual Snowball Derby Nov 28 to Dec 3 at 5 Flags.
More photos are posted on our Facebook page.
Thanks to all the contestants, judges, fans and especially Brent Lane of CAT 98.7, who emceed the pageant on stage. […]

Johnny Sauter to Make Snowball Derby Debut in December

One of the Midwest’s most accomplished racers will be making his way to Pensacola, Florida this December. 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Johnny Sauter has filed an entry for the 50th Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway.

Sauter will make his way to the historic short track racing event with his own team, a couple buddies and a trio of supporters – Smokey Mountain, Triple K Construction and Deppe Enterprises – that helped make his Snowball Derby debut possible.

“Better late than never, right? I’ve got some people that want to help me out and go do it,” Sauter […]

Lap Sponsorships Now Available for 50th Annual Snowball Derby

The biggest short track race in America is right around the corner and everything to prepare for the 50th Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway (FL) is in full swing. Lap Sponsorship for the 300-lap feature race is now available for purchase for $50 per lap.

This is an opportunity for drivers to cash in an extra paycheck by taking home the extra chunk of change for each lap that they lead in the Snowball Derby on December 3, 2017. As much as $15,000 in lap money is available as the battle for the lead becomes that much more intense […]

First Look at 50th Annual Snowball Derby Entry Lists

Entries for the 50th Annual Snowball Derby have been flying into the Five Flags Speedway (FL) office throughout the weeks and months leading up to the historic short track racing event.  On Wednesday afternoon, Five Flags officials released the first look at the entry lists for both Late Model divisions competing during the November 29 – December 3 race weekend.

It only makes sense that for the 50th Annual Snowball Derby the first entry list would include the names of 50 Super Late Model drivers.  The current entry list for the 300-lap Super Late Model race on Sunday, December 3 includes […]

Kyle Busch Returning to Five Flags for 50th Snowball Derby

One of NASCAR’s biggest stars will be making his way back to Pensacola, Florida’s Five Flags Speedway this December.  2015 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch has filed an official entry for the 50th Annual Snowball Derby. The Las Vegas, Nevada driver will pilot the No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota for 300 laps around the historic half-mile oval on Sunday, December 3, 2017.

“The Snowball Derby is the biggest race in the Late Model industry and with this year being the 50th annual event I feel like it’s going to be extra special,” Busch said.  “Tim Bryant and […]

Snowball Derby “King” Bickle Heading Back for 50th Running   

September 28, 2017 • App, Archives, Late Models, Region – Midwest, Region – Southeast, Top Stories
Rich Bickle is the most decorated driver in the history of the Snowball Derby. Bickle leads all drivers with five career wins in the “granddaddy of all short track races,” but he hasn’t been back to Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida since he finished second in 2002. Now, for the 50th Annual Snowball Derby, the “Snowball Derby King” is headed back to Pensacola in search of his sixth Tom Dawson Trophy.

During the 1990’s, no driver was more dominant at the historic Florida half-mile than […]

Who will wear the 50th Anniversary Crown?

One of the traditions of the Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway is the Miss Snowball Derby Pageant that takes place each year leading up to the big race.
This year, the pageant will be held on Thursday, November 16 at a brand-new venue of the Seville Quarter in historic downtown Pensacola, FL.

This year’s pageant holds extra meaning as Five Flags Speedway celebrates the 50 th anniversary of the most prestigious Super Late Model race in the country.
Coincidentally, Seville Quarter – the location for this year’s pageant – is also celebrating their 50 th anniversary this year. 
Ladies 18 years […]