March 2010

17 Year Old Vanderley Off to Good Start

{nl} Just 17, D.J. Vanderley appears to have the total package when it comes to racing. His 4.28 GPA and 33 ACT score proves he has the brains. A hunger to leave his Pro Late Model series rivals in his rearview shows you he has the talent. VanderLey put the full repertoire on display, capturing the Pro Late Models season opener and holding off defending series champion Ronnie Smith on Friday at Five Flags Speedway. David Jones finished third. […]

Friday’s Race Schedule March 26th

{nl}FRIDAY MARCH 26TH       Pit Gate Opens @ 3:00      Practice Begins@ 5:00 (two rounds)      Pro Late Model Practice     Super Stock Practice                                                               Sportsman Practice          Bomber Practice     Pro Late Model Qualifying @ 6:45     Driver’s Meeting @ 7:30     Pre Race Festivities 7:50     Feature Races Begin @ 8:00     Bomber Heats     Super Stock Heats      Sportsman Heats       Bomber 15 Lap Feature     Pro Late Model 40 Lap Feature     Super Stock 25 Lap Feature      Sportsman 20 Lap Feature  […]

“In The Groove” – This Monday at 8 PM!

          5 Flags Speedway’s popular TV Show, “In the Groove”, returns to the airwaves this Monday Night on Blab Television Network. Additionally, the show can be viewed live on the web at, or on demand at     This weeks special guest, Shannon Jackson!     Join Steve Stokes and 5 Flags GM Tim Bryant for “In The Groove”, THIS MONDAY NIGHT!      For very affordable advertising opportunities on “In the Groove”, call 850-944-8400. […]

Blizzard Series returns April 9th!

          The last time you saw the Super Model Cars here was at the Snowball Derby. The first in a series of 5 Blizzard races will be April 9th. All are 100 laps.  Track Champion Johanna Long will be the one to beat.      Brandon Carlson takes the wheel of #21, Josh Hamner will be driving a Kyle Busch SLM. Eddie Mercer the master of speed at 5  Flags will be back too. The Blizzard race weekend will be capped off with the Miller Lite 100 at Mobile International Speedway.  The 5 pairs of races makes up the Gulf […]

“The Ace” rules 5 Flags.

{nl}          The track record fell. Late calamity between two leaders paved the way for a former champion to find his way back to Victory Lane. Not too shabby a night as Five Flags Speedway opened its 2010 season with a bang Friday.     As expected, the Tampa Bay Area Racing Association sprint cars absolutely torched the pavement at Five Flags. When the smoke had cleared in the time trials, Brian Gingras was king, owning a new track record of 13.885 seconds. “It’s an honor to take the track record,” Gingras said of his first-ever track record. “We love coming up […]

Track Record Falls on Opening Night

Late calamity between two leaders paved the way for a former champion to find his way back to Victory Lane.Not too shabby of a night as Five Flags Speedway opened its 2010 season with a bang Friday.{nl}Ryan Redmon wasn’t happy with the handling of his No. 66. He was much happier with his open-wheel modified finish Redmon came from back of the pack to notch his second win in two years at Five Flags. […]

Friday March 19th 2010 Schedule

{nl} {nl}Friday, March 19th     Pit Gate Opens @ 2:00      Practice 4:45:           (Sprints, Modified,Sportsman,Bombers) 2 rounds     Qualify Modifieds @ 6:45     Qualify Sprints @ 7:00       Local Driver’s Meeting @ 7:30     Pre Race Festivities 7:50     Feature Races Begin @ 8:00     TBARA Heat #1      TBARA Heat #2     TBARA Heat #3     Sportsman Heat #1     Sportsman Heat #2     Bomber Heat #1     Bomber Heat #2     Modified 30 Lap Feature     Sprints Main 30 Lap Feature     Sportsman 20 Lap Feature      Bomber 15 Lap Feature   […]

Pro Late Models Season Opener

          The scramble starts on March 26th in the competitive Pro Late Model circuit.  Ronnie Smith eeked out a season championship in 2009 over Keith Thorpe, and both drivers are gearing (pardon the pun) up for another close season.       Tommy Rollins joins the mix, moving from Super Stock to PLM.  The division promises to have all the intrigue and excitement you expect.        The 2010 Pro Late Models return to 5 Flags Speedway, Friday March 26th! […]