This year, fans worldwide will be able to listen to a live Internet Radio broadcast of the 42nd Annual Snowball Derby and the Allen Turner Hyundai Snowflake 100 from Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida. Even if they can't make it to the track, those fans will be able to hear every lap of action courtesy of Speed 51 Radio on RaceTalkRadio.com.
And as they say in television advertising, “But wait there's more…”
That is due to the fact that there will actually be six days of radio coverage from Snowball Derby week at Five Flags Speedway. Starting with Tuesday's Speed 51 Radio show, to be broadcast live from Beef O' Brady's at 2101 West Nine Mile Road in Pensacola, and carrying on through the final post-race interviews after the Derby, there will be no shortage of airtime devoted to one of the biggest short track races of them all.
“Speed51.com has always enjoyed a great partnership with the Snowball Derby”, said SPEED TV personality Bob Dillner, who also co-owns Speed51.com and Speed 51 Radio. “Tim Bryant and his staff put on the greatest short track race of the season - bar none. Now with RaceTalkRadio.com, we will be able to bring fans who can't travel to Pensacola the opportunity to listen to the Snowball Derby and the Snowflake 100 as well as everything leading up to those races. Together, along with Speed51.com's Trackside Now coverage, it is the ultimate fan experience whether you are at the track or not.”
“This is a really big deal for two reasons,” said Five Flags Speedway promoter Tim Bryant. “The first is so folks who can't travel to Florida this year can keep abreast of everything that is going on down here at the Snowball Derby. I've listened to numerous RaceTalkRadio broadcasts myself and can tell you firsthand what a great job they do of covering a race if you aren't there. Maybe that will build some excitement and some of the listeners will be able to attend next year. The second thing is that fans who are here locally can listen all week long about everything leading up to the weekend. It adds to the hype of this race.”
"RaceTalkRadio.com and Speed51.com are teaming up to bring fans closer to the Snowball Derby than ever before," said RaceTalkRadio's Dennis Michelsen. "Fans have to experience this race at least once in their life in order to call themselves a real racing fan. But if you can't make it down to Pensacola's Five Flags Speedway this year, you can stay connected with the Snowball Derby right here on RaceTalkRadio.com. Nobody covers the short tracks like Speed51 and RTR."
The following is a complete lineup of the Speed 51 Radio coverage on RaceTalkRadio.com during Snowball Derby week. All times listed are Eastern (Pensacola, FL is in the Central Time Zone and shows will begin an hour earlier).
Speed 51 Radio Show - Live from Beef O' Brady's
Speed 51 Radio Snowball Special
Speed51 Snowball Special Coverage of the Snowball Challenge
Live from Fast Eddies Fun Center, Pensacola, FL
8:30pm - 9:30 ET
Speed 51 Radio Snowball Special - Post-Qualifying Show
Speed 51 Radio Coverage of the Snowflake 100
Speed 51 Radio Coverage of the 42nd Annual Snowball Derby
The 42nd Annual Snowball Derby weekend kicks off on Wednesday, December 2nd with the 5th Annual Cat Country 98.7/WEAR-TV Green Flag Party at Five Flags Speedway. Fans will be able to meet their favorite drivers and enjoy live music, food, drinks and other fun activities at the track. On-track action starts on Thursday, December 3rd with practice for the Snowball Derby and Allen Turner Snowflake 100 cars as well as feature events for Sportsmen and Bombers. Friday, December 4th is WXBM Pole Night for the 42nd Annual Snowball Derby, featuring Super Late Model qualifying and features for the Modifieds and Super Stocks.
The Allen Turner Snowflake 100 Pro Late Models will take center stage on Saturday, December 5th, with qualifying and then the green flag for the 100-lap feature. Last-chance qualifying events for the Snowball Derby Super Late Models will also be held on Saturday.
Then on Sunday, December 6th, it's the 42nd Annual Snowball Derby, where the best racers in the country will take to Five Flags Speedway for 300 grueling laps.
Tickets and camping spaces are available by calling the Five Flags Speedway box office at (850) 944-8400 and order forms can be found online at www.snowballderby.com.
For more information on the Snowball Derby, contact Five Flags Speedway by calling (850) 944-8400 and be sure to visit www.snowballderby.com and www.fiveflagsspeedway.com.
Speed51.com is one of the most popular short track racing websites in the country, which led parent company 51 Sports to create 51 Radio, an online show featuring in-depth analysis of all the hottest racing news and interviews from the sport's biggest personalities every Tuesday night on RaceTalkRadio.com. In addition, 51 Radio is producing some of the biggest radio events of the year, including the 42nd Annual Snowball Derby, the 26th
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