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Snowball Derby week has finally arrived.

Over 150 short track racers across six divisions have arrived on the Florida Gulf Coast for the annual Super Bowl of Short Track Racing. Over the next five days, each of these drivers will be subject to countless practice sessions, time trials and races to determine the best in their individual disciplines.

It all leads up to Sunday afternoon and the 50th annual Snowball Derby 300-lapper for the premiere division Super Late Models.

The complete schedule of events for the next five days can be viewed below.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 29: Snowball Derby and Snowflake 100 Qualifying draw, 6 p.m., followed by Lloyd’s Auto Glass 50 lap Pure Stock feature race, 7 p.m. The Annual Green Flag Pit Party will be held in large tent area behind main grandstands outside the track.

THURSDAY, NOV. 30: Snowball Derby and Snowflake 100 practice, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sportsman and Faith Outlaw Stock Feature Races (50 laps each).

FRIDAY, DEC. 1: Snowball Derby and Snowflake 100, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Snowball Derby and Snowflake 100 practice 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Modified qualifying 3 p.m. Snowball Derby pole qualifying, 6 p.m., Modified B Main and Modified 75 Lap Feature.

SATURDAY, DEC. 2: Snowflake 100 practice 10-11 a.m.; Snowball Derby practice 11:45-12:45, followed by Snowball Derby and Snowflake 100 last chance races, Snowflake 100 (Pro Late Models) 7 p.m. and Pro Truck Feature (50 laps).

SUNDAY, DEC. 3: Snowball Derby pre-race festivities, Introductions, 12 p.m-2 p.m.. 2 p.m. The 50th Snowball Derby (300 laps), 2 p.m.

LIVE STREAM: (Speed51 TV).

TICKETS: Limited number. $45 for Snowball Derby, $75 for 4-day pass (if still available) for all four race days. $120 for VIP grandstand and pit area for all four days. For more information,

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Matt Weaver is the owner and founder of Short Track Scene. Weaver grew up in the sport, having raced himself before becoming a reporter in college at the University of South Alabama. He is also the associate motorsports editor of Autoweek Magazine and its website, which allows him to cover the highest levels of the sport.

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