50th Snowball Derby

50TH Annual Snowball Derby, December 3, 2017

50TH Annual Snowball Derby, December 3, 2017

Car No Driver Location
00 Anthony Cataldi Umatilla, FL
07 Corey LaJoie Concord, NC
11 David Rogers Orlando, FL
11 Logan Boyett Pensacola, FL
112 Augie Grill Hayden, AL
12 Harrison Burton Huntersville, NC
12G Derek Griffith Hudson, NH
14 Chris Davidson Pearland, TX
14 Connor Okrzesik Grand Bay, AL
15 Christian Eckes Cornelius, NC
16 Steven Davis Mobile, AL
18 Casey Roderick Lawrenceville, GA
18 Noah Gragson Las Vegas, NV
19 Kason Plott Marietta, GA
20 Brandon McReynolds Mooresville, NC
21 Blaine Rocha Oakdale, CA
22 Donald Crocker Citronelle, AL
26 Bubba Pollard Senoia, GA
26 Chandler Smith Jasper, GA
26 Christian McGhee Claremont, CA
2W Donnie Wilson Oklahoma City, OK
30 Bobby Knox Jr. […]

50 For 50: Scoring Issues the Theme of the Derby in the Seventies

The Snowball Derby was growing and the reach was far and wide by the 1976 season. One year after Donnie Allison tasted victory at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida the fans of the Alabama Gang wanted a repeat, but in 1976 what they got was mess of confusion from three drivers and a big post-race protest.

Darrell Waltrip was fresh off a 1976 NASCAR campaign that saw him win at Bristol and run well on all the short tracks. Waltrip started second in the 45-car field and was flagged the winner at the end of the day.

However, two other drivers, […]

50 For 50: Gibbs Gives ‘Bama Fans Something to Cheer for at the Derby

Roll Tide. Race fans in Alabama love football. Growing up in the state that has produced National Champions countless times it becomes part of your Saturday as much as going to the race track.

1983 was a dark year for Alabama fans as Paul “Bear” Bryant (no relation to Tim Bryant) retired and passed away over a four week span.

In the Alabama racing scene at the Snowball Derby there wasn’t much to cheer about either as they had not won the race since 1978.

Enter Mickey Gibbs, a young and up and coming driver who was living in Georgia at the time […]


Newbies and seasoned veterans worked to iron out the kinks in their setup Saturday at the annual Snowball Preview practice session. When the transponders were turned on to find out who was fastest, these Magnificent 7 were on target to take the best time in their division, and the cash awards

Super LM

Casey Roderick

Pro LM

Derrick Griffin


Jeff Choquette

Outlaw Stock

Bubba Winslow

Pro Truck

Logan Boyett


Brannon Fowler

Pure Stock

Robert Balkum […]

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

On Thursday night at Seville Quarters in Downtown Pensacola, Florida, the new Miss Snowball Derby was crowned in front of a packed crowd. For the 50th Annual Snowball Derby and all festivities leading up to the historic event, Emalee Hodge will hold the title and crown of Miss Snowball Derby.

“It means a lot to me to win this pageant because me and my dad went to the race last year at Five Flags Speedway and we noticed that they had a Miss Snowball Derby. I’ve done pageants my whole life, but I thought it would be cool for us to […]

50 for 50: Johanna Long’s Fairy Tale Snowball Derby Win

In 1953 Frank Sinatra recorded the song ‘Young at Heart.” In it he proclaimed, “Fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you, if you’re young at heart.” In 2010 that Sinatra hit became the mantra for an 18-year-old girl at the Snowball Derby.

The fairy tale came true for Pensacola’s favorite ‘Lady of Racing,” Johanna Long (now Johanna Robbins). The young aspiring racing star and daughter of veteran racer Donald Long, had the entire short track world stand up and take notice when she defeated the best in Super Late Model racing, on its biggest stage, in the 43rd […]

Five Flags Opens Gates Saturday for Snowball Derby Preview

Around the country, race teams are loading their race cars into trailers and going over their checklist before heading to Five Flags Speedway for the Snowball Derby Preview this Saturday, November 18. The annual test and tune day serves as an affordable opportunity for race teams across all divisions of racing to test their race cars out on the fast half-mile before returning in two weeks for the 50th Annual Snowball Derby.


Beginning at 9 a.m. CT on Saturday, the track will be open for rotating practice sessions for the Super Late Models, Pro Late Models, Open-Wheel Modifieds, Pro Trucks, Outlaw Stocks, Sportsman, […]