PENSACOLA, Fla. – For Snowball Derby race fans, August 19 is beginning of a magical ride to the most prestigious asphalt short track race in the county.
The anticipation for the 47th annual running of the Snowball Derby officially begins at 9am on that day. When the business day begins on Aug. 19 at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla., reserved Snowball Derby tickets officially go on sale to the general public.
Fans of all ages and from all locations are welcome to call or visit the track box office to make their purchases beginning at 9 a.m. CT to be a part of the 46th Annual Snowball Derby on Dec. 8.
“We’ll be geared up and ready to go and we welcome fans to call in when our office hours start,” said Five Flags Speedway General Manager Tim Bryant. “We have been real happy with the response so far. We are going to have good seats available come August 19th and we expect them to go at a steady pace.”
The response for Snowball Derby ticket renewals in recent weeks was one of the most impressive yet.
“I would like to make a personal thank you to Erik Jones and Kyle Busch and a whole host of other drivers that helped put on such a great show in 2012,” added Bryant. “I can say that’s part of the reason why we have had the best response for Snowball Derby ticket renewals. While we have had many of the fans who ordered tickets last year renew their seats for this year, new fans need not worry because we will have plenty of seats available when they call starting Aug. 19.
Jones, from Byron, Mich., beat out the NASCAR Sprint Cup star Kyle Busch during a final 22-lap run in last year’s Snowball Derby.
Fans are encouraged to get tickets soon after tickets go on sale on Aug. 19 in order to secure their seats for the big race. Camping information can also be obtained that day as the track’s camping overflow lot still has spots remaining. Five Flags Speedway offers shuttle rides to and from the track for campers staying in the overflow camping lots. All of the on-site camping spots are sold out for the entire Snowball Derby week.
In addition to getting tickets, fans should be excited to hear that already over 50 entries have been received for the Allen Turner Snowflake 100 on Dec. 7 and the Snowball Derby on Dec. 8. Last season the two races drew 117 of the best Pro and Super Late Model drivers in the country. The local classes also raced 113 cars across four divisions. The Snowball Derby will also be adding a Pro Truck race to card on Saturday, Dec. 7.
Bryant also is reminding fans that there is a lot to do in the Pensacola area other than their planned visit to Five Flags Speedway. Pensacola offers a wide variety of attractions fans who need a little time away from the track.
“We understand that not everyone will want to be at the track for every lap of practice,” said Bryant. “Luckily we lots of sandy beaches and the National Naval Aviation Museum, which is the biggest tourist destination between Jacksonville and New Orleans. Pensacola is a great town and a great please to visit.”
For more ticket information and details on the 46th Annual Snowball Derby week at Pensacola, Florida’s Five Flags Speedway, visit www.snowballderby.com.