Bonnett Out of Surgery; Details on Severity of Crash

MOBILE, Alabama (December 11, 2019) — Justin Bonnett continues his path to recovery after a terrifying crash in Saturday night’s 21st Snowflake 100 left the Hueytown, Alabama driver with severe burns and broken bones resulting in a stay in the intensive care unit for over 48 hours. Following emergency treatment at Sacred Heart Hospital in […]

What Happens to the Derby Cars During a Rain Postponement?

 The answer to the title question: Nothing. We can’t just stop there or that’d be a short story. But the fact of the matter is that no matter how much it rained, how humid it was, or any other factors, the Snowball Derby cars remained impounded overnight in the infield of 5 Flags Speedway. “These […]

Starting Grid for the 52nd Snowball Derby

PENSACOLA, Florida (December 9, 2019) — After being washed out on Sunday, the lights will shine on the Super Late Models as the 52nd Snowball Derby moves to Monday, December 9th and will end under the lights. California’s Derek Thorn will lead the field to the green, with a bevy of competition chasing close behind. […]

52nd Snowball Derby Washed Out on Sunday and Moved to Monday

PENSACOLA, Florida (December 8, 2019) — After fighting mother nature all day in an effort to get the cars on track, the 52nd Annual Snowball Derby has been postponed to Monday, December 9, 2019. A light mist began to fall on Five Flags Speedway around mid-day. From then on, a repeating cycle of misting, sprinkles […]

John Heil Claims ‘Best Win of His Life’ With Derby Outlaw Victory

PENSACOLA, Florida (December 8, 2019) — “This is the best win I’ve ever had in my life for sure.” That’s what you’d expect a newly crowned Snowball Derby champion to say. John Heil is just that. After a grueling 50 lap race littered with multiple multi-car crashes it was the Texan who muscled his way […]

Derek Thorn Wins 21st Snowflake 100 in Pensacola

PENSACOLA, Florida (December 8, 2019) — Saturday night’s 21st running of the Snowflake 100 was a battle fought just shy of the three quarter mark. After passing pole sitter Augie Grill on lap 65, California’s Derek Thorn pulled away and maintained a lead resulting in victory; a perfect primer for the 52nd Snowball Derby pole […]

Kilcrease: I’m Shocked and Here’s Why

Had you looked me in the face Thursday morning and said a handful of the names that didn’t time in last night wouldn’t do so, I would’ve laughed and asked how much late model racing you’ve watched. But with only 30 drivers clocking in on time, there was a chance that if a big name […]

Who Wants to be the Leader? Grill Gets Third Derby Mod Victory

For the third time in his career Augie Grill will be taking a Snowball Derby Modified victory back north to Hayden, Alabama. Grill, who is a two time Snowball Derby champion out dueled a handful of modified aces to snag his third Modified Derby win. Grill took the lead from pole sitter Jim Walls around […]

Derek Thorn Will Start from Pole in 52nd Snowball Derby

PENSACOLA, Florida (December 7, 2019) — Derek Thorn took advantage of the Florida weather tendencies to strike hard with and blistering lap that placed him on the pole for the 52nd Snowball Derby. All was well at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida for the majority of the day. Late in the afternoon, however, Florida […]