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In The Groove 50th Snowball Preview with Bob Dilner

Monday evening at a special time on local cable TV, watch a one hour preview of the 50th Snowball Derby©.

Tim & Steve have invited Bob Dillner of Speed 51 to share the desk as they review the week ahead,
From a Speed51 welcome party at Beef O”Brady’s downtown Pensacola on Tuesday nite strait through
7 classes of racing during the week, concluding with the 300 lap Snowball on Sunday Dec 3rd.

Find it as 7pm Monday on BLAB-TV here on the Gulf coast, or live streaming at:

NASCAR K&N Pro Series champ Harrison Burton is the  guest on BLAB TV tonite at a […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Who Needs an Extra Two Wheels? AMA Supermoto Invades 5 Flags For Its National Championship

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By Chuck Corder
Alex Mock would love to be on a superbike this weekend when Five Flags Speedway receives a giant, albeit temporary, face lift.
But wife Andrea prefers he wouldn’t now that the couple recently welcomed daughter Violet Mock.
Plus, Alex Mock will have bigger responsibilities on Saturday as his DRT Racing company brings the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Supermoto national series to Pensacola’s high banks.
“My goal is to get everything set up and have the right people running everything,” said the 34-year-old Mock, a California native who started DRT Racing with his brother in 2014. “That way, we can continue […]

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 […]

Night of Champions: Pollard Wins 3rd Blizzard Tile, While Nasse Celebrates SSS Crown; Roderick Sweeps Way to PLM Crown

By Chuck Corder
Every great team, every great athlete clings to the importance of peaking.
You want to be at your best when the moment matters most. Record books are littered with successful teams that got off to hot starts only to choke down the stretch. Sports have just as many, if not more, horror stories of draft busts or superstars that failed to reach their hype.
Bubba Pollard and his No 26 Super Late Model team are neither of the above and seem to be peaking at the right time.
The 30-year-old Georgian not only handily won the Deep South Cranes 125 on […]

Fast Facts: So. Super Series & Allen Turner PLM Finale at Five Flags

Date: Saturday, September 23

Track: Five Flags Speedway

Location: 7451 Pine Forest Rd. Pensacola, FL 35526

Sanction: Southern Super Series / Five Flags Speedway

Last year’s winners: Bubba Pollard (Southern Super Series)  Jeff Choquette (Pro Late Models)

Live coverage: will broadcast both Late Model races via a live pay-per-view video stream. Live video tickets can be purchased for $19.99 by clicking here.

Track phone: 850-944-8400

Primary race sponsors: Deep South Cranes for SSS / Allen Turner Hyundai for Pro Late Models

Tickets: Adults $15, Seniors/Military/Student $12, Children 6-11 $5 and under 5 free

Fast Facts:  Casey Roderick could possibly win both track championships on Saturday, but he’s 33 points back in the track’s Blizzard Series standings.  Roderick has won the last […]

Five Flags Speedway

7451 Pine Forest Rd.
Pensacola FL 32526

Phone  850.944.8400