March 2009

Kelley Returns to Form at 5 Flags ASA/SAT

Paul Kelley held off John Bolen and several others and scored his first career ASA Southeast Asphalt Tour win.  Kelley was one of the few drivers that came to race this weekend with the focus on only the Five Flags Speedway track.  After the race he talked about it. {nl}{nl}”We came down here on Thursday and watched it rain for a couple of days,” said Kelley.  “It really helped us focus on this track by practicing here on Saturday.  “We have had some good runs here, but to finally get a win after several years really does feel good. I […]

5 Flags Opens Up With Record Speeds

Five Flags Speedway opened the 2009 racing season Friday night with Brandon Odom of DeFuniak Springs winning the Pro Late Model feature.  The question of whether or not offseason improvements to the racing surface would produce faster speeds was quickly answered as three drivers broke the Pro Late Model track record during qualifying.  In setting fast time, Odom lowered the record of 17.23 seconds to 16.99.  The new invert procedure put Odom starting the feature race in the tenth position.  The 16-year-old driver wasted little time getting to the front, moving into second by lap eight.  He passed pole sitter […]

New Sunoco Gulf Coast Championship

{nl}In a joint announcement, Five Flags Speedway located in Pensacola, Florida and Mobile International Speedway of Irvington, Alabama have teamed up to form the Sunoco Racing Fuel Gulf Coast Championship with an added points fund{nl}Super Late Models are scheduled for ten races between the two tracks during the 2009 season, and a system of earning points in the Sunoco Gulf Coast points fund as been established.{nl}The tri-fecta of championships will also include the season points championship titles already established at both racing facilities. Five Flags Speedway will crown a Blizzard Super Late Model champion while Mobile International Speedway will name […]