Snowball Derby News 2015

Smith Hoping to Book End Breakout Season with Derby Victory

November 10, 2015 • App, Archives, Late Models, Snowball Derby, Top Stories

Back in February a relatively unknown driver by the name of Zane Smith burst onto the Super Late Model scene by winning the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing championship at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway.  Now he’s heading back to the Sunshine State with the hopes of book-ending the season with another big win in Florida at the 48th Annual Snowball Derby.

 

“That would be absolutely huge,” said Smith.  “It’s the Snowball Derby.  Just the name says it all.  You look at the previous winners and they’re all names […]

Chase Elliott Headed Back to Derby, Maybe for Last Time

November 9, 2015 • App, Archives, Late Models, Snowball Derby, Top Stories

Before Chase Elliott arrived at his first Snowball Derby in 2009 he had no idea what to expect.  He had no idea about the pageantry, the stature, or the sheer magnitude of the event. He had an idea of what it was like, but didn’t know it for sure until he went to Pensacola, Florida’s Five Flags Speedway for the first time.

 

“The year prior to that I probably didn’t even know what the Snowball Derby was to be honest,” said the 2014 NASCAR XFINITY Series champion.  “I had a […]

Burton Hungry for Snowball Derby Redemption

November 5, 2015 • App, Archives, Snowball Derby, Top Stories

Harrison Burton brought home a fourth place finish in last year’s Allen Turner Snowflake 100, but failed to make the starting field for the Snowball Derby.  The young driver was disappointed, but turned his first experience into a learning experience that’s helped fuel a successful 2015 season.

“I think it was really humbling not to make the race,” Burton told Speed51.com powered by JEGS.  “I had a lot of confidence going into the week and we just kinda got punched in the face when we didn’t make the race, so I think […]

‘Snowball Effect’ Has 2015 Snowball Derby Tickets Going Fast

November 4, 2015 • App, Archives, Late Models, Top Stories

The Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway (FL) isn’t just a race; it’s an experience.  That’s why more and more short track racing fans flock to Pensacola, Florida each year to witness the prestigious Super Late Model event. With renewal forms being sent in and new orders being placed daily, tickets for the 48th annual Snowball Derby on December 6 are selling at a record pace.

The good news for those still without their tickets is that there are still tickets available for purchase.  Racing fans wanting to taste the experience can […]

Fiance’s Big Win Puts Pressure on Ruston for Snowflake 100

November 3, 2015 • App, Archives, Late Models, Top Stories

With help from her fiancé, Kenzie Ruston is heading back to Pensacola, Florida’s Five Flags Speedway to go for the win in the Allen Turner Hyundai Snowflake 100 on Saturday, December 5.

 

According to 51′s The Third Turn, Ruston will be attempting to make her third career start in the Snowflake 100 Pro Late Model race, the precursor to Sunday’s big show, the 48th Annual Snowball Derby.

 

But this one will be unlike any other because she’ll be racing in a car owned and prepared by her fiancé and NASCAR Camping World Truck […]

Miss Snowball Derby Pageant Registration Now Open

November 2, 2015 • App, Archives, Snowball Derby, Top Stories

For the second-straight year Five Flags Speedway will host the Miss Snowball Derby Pageant.  This year’s contest will give ladies ages 18 and older a chance to compete for the title of Miss Snowball Derby for the 48th Annual Snowball Derby, December 2 – 6 at the track in the panhandle of Florida.

 

In conjunction with Five Flags Speedway, former Miss Georgia World, Lisa Garvey, has been tapped to direct this year’s pageant.

 

“This is just the second year of having a pageant,” said Garvey, who is also the wife of veteran Snowball […]

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, […]

ONE YEAR AFTER BREAKOUT RACE, SARGEANT RETURNING TO SNOWBALL DERBY

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 […]