August 2009

Anderson wins for Shuffler.

{nl} Scotty Anderson paid the perfect tribute by driving John Shuffler’s car to victory Friday night in the 35-lap Wayne’s Diner Super Stock Showdown at Five Flags Speedway. Shuffler suffered a stroke earlier in the week and is hospitalized in Fort Walton Beach. Anderson works on Shuffler’s car and keeps it in his Opp, Ala., shop. “He called me from the hospital and insisted that I drive his car,” Anderson said. “I couldn’t say no.” And when Anderson stopped in Victory Lane, he quickly called Shuffler, saying, “I won. I won this race for you.”  […]

Miller Lite 100

     PENSACOLA, FL (September 23, 2009) Many track championships can be won with merely solid finishes alone, but Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida, home of the famed Snowball Derby, is not one of those tracks.  The 2009 Blizzard Series Championship has come down to a battle between three of the best short track Super Late Model drivers in the country, and they’re not on top because of a series of top-five or top-10 finishes.  One of these drivers has won every race of the season thus far, and the other two typically rounded out the top three.Courtesy: […]

Lloyd’s Glass Double Points Night

{nl} Either way you look at it, it’s a night that could change everything. In an instant, the championship could be decided on the final lap on the final turn. Ronnie Smith, Chris Cotto, Randy Thompson, and Michael Kitchen, all championship leaders, will attempt to hold off the fast chargers of each division on a night that could determine the 2009 season.  […]

Snowball Derby RV Info

Snowball Derby RV Info$100 For The Week15′ x 50′ SpaceNo WaterAt Speedway$125 For The Week15′ x 50′ Spacew/ Water Hook UpAt Speedway$150 For The Week15′ x 50′ Spacew/ Water, Power, & SewerAcross the street or at Pensacola Fairgrounds{nl}{nl} […]

Super Stock Showdown

{nl}      A super effort is what is on the minds of the Super Stock top drivers for their feature race on Friday the 28th,  The Wayne’s Diner 35 lap event is a stretch, literally, they usually go 25 laps in a feature.       Bur it’s worth the extra effort because it is double points for the drivers.      Shannon Jackson from Pascagoula, a past champion, has a 26 point lead on Crestview’s John Shuffler.  (He’s the driver who had to crawl out of his burning car in turn 1 last month,)  In their […]

PLM’s return on August 28th

{nl}          Just stay out of trouble.  That has to be on top of the plan of the day for the top drivers in the very competitive Pro Late Model Division. Ronnie Smith is on top in the points race, but in his rear view mirror he sees charges being made by 2nd place Keith Thorpe and Brandon Odom.     Smith, a plumbing contractor has been consistant, get up front and stay there.Keith Thorpe, an electrical contractor from Milton, the division’s veteran driver, calls on his years of racing experience to get his car to the front of the […]

Grill Wins Carpenter’s Campers 100

{nl} Augie Grill sat on the pole and led 70 laps, including the final 37 to win the Carpenter’s Campers 100 Blizzard Series Super Late Model race Friday night at Five Flags Speedway. Sounds easy? It’s never easy,” said Grill, who scored his third Blizzard Series victory in the last three years. “A lot of hard work went into it.” Bubba Pollard was second, followed by Johanna Long, Hunter Robbins and Chuck Barnes Jr. Casey Elliott, the 13-year-old son of NASCAR legend Bill Elliott, started 12th and finished 18th, one lap down.  […]

Different Types of Luck Motivating Smith & Long for Carpenter

{nl} SCHEDULE FOR TONIGHT!Blizzard  Practice (4:00-5:30) Local Practice 5:30 (Modified,Sportsman,Bombers)  Blizzard Qualifying @ 6:45    Pre Race Festivities 7:50 GREEN FLAG @ 8:00 Sportsman  20 Lap Feature Bomber 20 Lap Feature Carpenters Campers “100” Lap Feature Modified 25 Lap Feature  […]