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Eckes Prevails Over Nemechek in Snowball Derby Thriller

The 49th Annual Snowball Derby was worth waiting two days for.  Christian Eckes and John Hunter Nemechek put on a show during the final laps that fans won’t forget for a long time.  The teenage drivers swapped the inside lane and the lead four times during the final two laps before 16-year-old Eckes nipped 19-year-old Nemechek at the line by 0.017 seconds.

“I can’t even believe I’m standing here right now,” Eckes said in Victory Lane.  “I thought our day was over when we had that incident down the backstretch.  Man, I just can’t believe this.  This is the Snowball Derby […]


By Chuck Corder

Come hell or high water — which, coincidentally, there was a lot of Sunday at Five Flags Speedway — rain will not overcome snow this year in Pensacola.

Try as she might, Five Flags track officials are determined to not allow Mother Nature the upper hand for the running of the 49th annual Snowball Derby.

The rain might have won the first round Sunday, but the Derby will be run when the green flag drops at approximately 5 p.m. today.

“We were right on the verge of starting the race tonight,” said Five Flags promoter and track general manager Tim Bryant. […]

By the Number: 49th Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags

The Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway (FL) is just six days away.  It’s time to take a look at the 49th running of the race “by the numbers.”

– Number of drivers who have swept both the Snowball Derby and the Snowflake 100 in the same weekend. The closest to do it was Augie Grill in 2007 as he finished third in that years’ Snowflake before winning the Derby the next day. Chase Elliott won the Snowflake 100 and the Derby in 2013, but was disqualified from the Derby in post-race technical inspection.

2.p.m. – The start time for the Derby. Make sure […]

61-Year-Old Late Model Giant Ready for Snowball Derby

Over the past decade, the Snowball Derby has become an ultimate destination to test the growth of young up-and-coming drivers. But it also still remains a big way to end the year for many veteran racers as it has for the past 48 years. One veteran gearing up for the 49th edition of the race at Five Flags Speedway (FL) is 61-year-old David Rogers, the only driver to participate in one Snowball Derby in each of the last five decades.

This season he will attempt to make his 31st start in the Derby, a feat that eluded him last year, putting […]

49th Annual Snowball Derby to Be Broadcast on

Race fans, mark this date on your calendar: December 4, 2016.  Make sure that your only plans that day are to either be at Five Flags Speedway (FL) for the 49th Annual Snowball Derby or to be on your couch watching a live signature video broadcast of the prestigious short track race on

For the third consecutive year, the Snowball Derby will be available worldwide via a live, pay-per-view broadcast on   Race fans unable to make it to the Pensacola, Florida area will have the opportunity to follow four days of racing action beginning Thursday and ending Sunday with […]

SLM: After Year Away, Enfinger Pumped Up for Snowball Derby

The Snowball Derby is a race that Grant Enfinger circles on his calendar each and every year.  Since making his first Derby start in 2003, the driver from Fairhope, Alabama had made 11 straight attempts at the race before missing last year’s version.  Now a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series winner, Enfinger is set to return to the race with a vengeance during the 49th Annual Snowball Derby on December 1-4.

“I was pretty disappointed, that’s one of those races I try to make every year.  It’s just one I always look forward to,” Enfinger told powered by JEGS.  “I […]

Use #SnowballDerby to Follow & Interact About Snowball Derby

Less than three weeks remain until the 49th Annual Snowball Derby, and the anticipation surrounding the race at Five Flags Speedway (FL) is already high.  For fans and race teams, one the best ways to share your excitement is to use #SnowballDerby, the official hashtag for the race, on Twitter.

Those using #SnowballDerby will see their Tweets appear in the Snowball Derby Twitter Box presented by ARBodies on the right side of, the official news site of the Snowball Derby.

ARBodies, which will supply ABC bodies for a number of Late Model teams at the Snowball Derby, continues their support of […]

Track Time & Cash up for Grabs at Snowball Derby Preview

For teams and fans that can’t wait for the 49th Annual Snowball Derby to get underway on November 30, there is some good news. This coming Saturday, November 19 marks the return of the Snowball Derby Preview at Five Flags Speedway (FL). It will be an invaluable opportunity for drivers, experienced and inexperienced, to get precious track time and pre-race notes for Derby week. It will also be an opportunity for teams to put some cash in their pockets.

Once again this year, Five Flags Speedway will put up a fast lap bonus for all divisions at the Snowball Derby Preview, […]