For the fifth consecutive year, the Snowball Derby will be available to a worldwide audience via a television-style, multi-camera, pay-per-view broadcast on Speed51.com.
Starting on Wednesday, November 28, all five days of racing from Five Flags Speedway will be available for race fans to view worldwide. A five-day video ticket for the entire Snowball Derby week can now be purchased for a discounted price of $74.99 and can be purchased here.
Single-day event options are also available.
“We enjoy seeing everyone each year at Five Flags Speedway, but we know not everyone can make it each year and that’s why Speed51 is the perfect platform for race fans worldwide to still enjoy the events,” said Tim Bryant, Promoter of Five Flags Speedway and the Snowball Derby. “I know a lot of people have Snowball Derby viewing parties around the country and that is humbling for all of us. We enjoy seeing all those pictures on social media and we hope those people watching on Speed51 join us here in the panhandle of Florida in coming years.”
The TV style production will include multiple more camera angles, an in-house broadcasting team, pit reporters and digital graphics. In recent years, Speed51.com has transformed itself into a broadcaster, marketing firm and the de facto co-promoter of the event.
The logo for the 51st Snowball Derby features the Speed51 stylized logo.
“We keep advancing with our video streams and we have several things we plan on debuting during the Snowball Derby,” said Mark Keeler, Operations Manager for Speed51. “Plus we have eight cameras to catch the action. We want new people to come to the Snowball Derby every year and hopefully our broadcast gives them the nudge they need to come down and join us next year at Five Flags Speedway.”
The live streams begin on Wednesday, November 28 at 7 p.m. ET with a live broadcast of the Green Flag Pit Party and the ever-important qualifying pill draw for the Snowball Derby and the Snowflake 100 Pro Late Model race.
After that, it’ll be 50 laps for the Pure Stock feature on tap that night.
Speed51.com will once again be live for every Late Model (Pro and Super) practice session during the Snowball Derby week. That includes the opening round of practice on Thursday, November 29 when Late Models hit the race track for the first time at 11 a.m. ET.
Following the final round of Late Model practice on Thursday, Speed51.com’s live stream will shut down and resume for the 50-lap Sportsman and 50-lap Outlaw Stock features that night.
On Friday, November 30, the intensity will begin to rise as Super Late Model drivers prepare for the all-important time trial session. All Late Model practice rounds will be broadcast that day before the stream shuts down and resumes for Snowball Derby qualifying. The 75-lap Modified feature will also be streamed live following SLM qualifying.
Pro Late Models will take center stage on Speed51.com Saturday night, December 1 during the Allen Turner Snowflake 100. Snowflake 100 qualifying and last chance races, as well as the Snowball Derby last chance race, will also be broadcast live from Five Flags that day. Additionally, race fans will be able to view the final practice sessions for both Late Model divisions that day.
After four nights of racing, the main event will take place on Sunday, November 2: the 51st Annual Snowball Derby. Speed51.com’s broadcast is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. ET, with a two-hour pre-race show.
The elite Super Late Model racers in the country will take the green flag at 3 p.m. ET for 300 laps of racing. Speed51.com will have race fans covered with flag-to-flag coverage until the Tom Dawson Trophy is delivered to the winner in victory lane.
As for the individual pay-per-view prices, a single-day ticket to watch the 51st Annual Snowball Derby on Sunday is available for $34.99. Saturday’s broadcast featuring the last chance races, final practices and the Snowflake 100 is available for $29.99.
A video ticket to watch the intense Snowball Derby time trials and local racing is $24.99, while Thursday’s first practices and local racing schedule is available for $19.99.
Wednesday’s racing and Green Flag Pit Party will be included in the five-day video ticket.