Snowball Derby and 5 Flags Speedway Renew Broadcasting Rights with Racing America

The legenday track and Snowball Derby event, which is currently enjoying its 54th annual running, will remain with Racing America, powered by Speed51.TV, to broadcast future events

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Pensacola, FL (December 1, 2021) – This year will mark the 54th annual running of the Snowball Derby from 5 Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL where Speed51.TV and the new Racing America platform will be on hand to deliver all the action live for those not in attendance. This will be Speed51.TV’s eighth consecutive broadcast and live stream of the race and the festivities surrounding one the greatest short track events in the country. And that partnership will now continue as the Snowball Derby, 5 Flags Speedway, and Racing America have agreed to terms for an additional two years of live broadcast coverage.

“All eyes of the racing world are on the Snowball Derby in December of each year,” said Colin Smith, president of RTA Media and Racing America. “We are honored to once again broadcast the entire week across our Racing America and Speed51.TV channels. With our newly launched RacingAmerica.com site and additional editorial resources, we can offer even more in-depth coverage than in years past.

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The team here has enjoyed an incredible relationship with Tim Bryant and 5 Flags Speedway over the years. We have been fortunate enough to cover this amazing event in some form since 2001, and we couldn’t be happier to extend that partnership. We both share a common goal in wanting to make this an even bigger event in the future, and we now have a plan in place to do just that over the next two years.

Colin Smith - President, Racing America

"While we work extremely hard year in and year out to find ways to improve the ‘at track experience’ for our fans, we do realize the first weekend of December doesn't fit everyone's travel schedule,’ said Tim Bryant, GM of 5 Flags Speedway. “That's where Speed51.TV comes in.

“Thanks to the hard work of the Racing America gang, the production of the live stream of our event has become so professional that it is something we're really proud to broadcast to the racing community."

The new agreement also covers all races of the Super Late Model Blizzard Series, the Allen Turner Pro Late Model Series, as well as other weekly events held at Five Flags Speedway. Similarly, there is additional funding being put towards the Southern Super Series to continue to build awareness and coverage of that Super Late Model series as well.

This year, in addition to the prestigious 300-lap Snowball Derby on Sunday, Dec. 5, viewers will be able to watch the Allen Turner Pro Late Model Snowflake 100, Outlaw 50, Modified 50, Pro Truck 50, Sportsman 50 and Pure Stock 35. Practices, qualifying, and qualifying races are also slated for broadcast from Thursday to Sunday. In addition, the Racing America team will be on hand to broadcast the Hooter’s kickoff party on Tuesday and the Green Flag Party on Wednesday.

5 Flags has already held test sessions for teams to prepare for the upcoming race weekend, which was covered on Speed51.TV. To date, there are currently 56 Snowball Derby entrants and 62 for the Snowflake 100.

Notable names ready to race are reigning winner Ty Majeski and the only five-time Snowball Derby Champion, Rich Bickle, making his final start of a 45-year racing career.

From the NASCAR ranks, stars Erik Jones of Richard Petty Motorsports, Ryan Preece, Grant Enfinger, Carson Hocevar and Chandler Smith are signed up. They will be joined by Bubba Pollard, Jake Garcia, Stephen Nasse, Casey Smith and Oxford 250 winner Cassius Clark.

For track, schedule and ticket information, visit www.5flagsspeedway.com and to watch the race action live, purchase Pay Per View access on RacingAmerica.tv today. Single-day and Four-day passes are now available.

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