Speed51.com Named Official Website of The Snowball Derby Again
Official Marriage Between Short Track Website and Major Race Enters Its Fifth Year
At the end of each season, Speed51.com has been involved with one of their own traditions. That is their marathon coverage of the annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida. The race is one of short track’s crown jewels of the season and for months leading up the event, as well as five days at the track and at various times after the race, 51 is known for blanketing the Internet with their coverage.
Once again in 2008, Speed51.com has been named the “Official Website of the Snowball Derby”. It is the fifth year that the track and the website have had this relationship.
“The Snowball Derby is one of the highlights of every season for the Speed51.com crew,” said Speed51.com founder and SPEED TV personality Bob Dillner. “We really enjoy going down there every year and visiting the track. Tim Bryant and his staff are great to work with and put on a great show, so to continue partnering up with them to bring all of the race fans who can’t make it to the track great event coverage is something that we’re glad to be able to do.”
The schedule for Speed51.com’s coverage of the 40th Annual Snowball Derby is going to be as extensive as always. There will be daily reports from the track, up-to-date photos of practice, qualifying and the race and recaps of the Snowflake 100 on Saturday, December 1st and the Snowball Derby on Sunday, December 2nd. For the first time ever, 51 will also be doing Trackside Now live from the Snowball Derby for much of the race week.
“We started Trackside Now at the beginning of this racing season and it has become one of the most popular things that we do,” said Speed51.com Editor Mike Twist. “This will be the first time that we give the Trackside Now treatment to the Snowball Derby and I’m really looking forward to it. There are entrants for the Derby that come from the upper Midwest, Texas, New England and throughout the Southeast. Not all of their family, friends, crew members and fans can make it to the track, so this will give everyone with a computer the chance to feel like they are right there at Five Flags Speedway.”
From when the teams first unload for the Snowball Derby to the final technical inspection, Speed51.com will be there. (51 Photos)
The Snowball Derby takes place at Five Flags Speedway from November 29th through December 2nd.
Speed51.com covers some pretty big races every season. The popular short track website starts out the year by sending a crew to Lakeland, Florida for Speedfest every January and from there planes, automobiles and an occasional race hauler take the 51 staff to tracks all across the United States, and sometimes even parts of Canada, to cover major racing events all year long. But for the past few years, Speed51.com has saved one of their biggest races for last.