Precipitation madness as Snowball Derby gets rained out

Try as they might, officials were unable to beat Mother Nature at Pensacola, Florida, on Sunday.

Due to lingering rain coming off the Gulf of Mexico, the 52nd annual Snowball Derby has been postponed to Monday, Dec. 9, at 4 p.m. Central.

The race, initially scheduled for 2 p.m. CT on Sunday, Dec. 8, was postponed throughout the afternoon by rain before officials were forced to postpone the event to Monday.

“We gave it a valiant effort, but unfortunately the weather did just not cooperate,” said 5 Flags Speedway owner Tim Bryant. “Out of respect to the racers and the fans, when we saw this last line of rain come through, we decided to make the call because we knew even if it stopped raining it would take too long to prepare the race track.”

Pit gates will open at 10 a.m. local time for the rescheduled race. Grandstands will open at 1 p.m., with the race starting at 4 p.m.

The livestream of the Snowball Derby will begin at 3 p.m.


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