May 2010

Chase Elliott makes history.

{nl}     The looks, the age, the tiny voice, pay attention to none of it when Chase Elliott’s name is mentioned.{nl}     The simple fact is the little guy with the legendary pedigree is a racer, tried and true.{nl}     The baby-faced 14 year old did his papa Bill Elliott proud Friday night at Five Flags Speedway, capturing the Papa John’s 100 in the second of five Blizzard Series races.{nl} […]

Augie Grill Seeks Redemption

{nl}Augie Grill Seeks Redemption in the Blizzard Series Papa John’s 100 at Five Flags Speedway Two-Time Snowball Derby Winner Looks to Rebound after Late Race Heartbreaks 51 Sports PR Report Saying that Augie Grill needs to get back on track at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida might raise an ear of any race fan.  After all, Grill has won a pair of Snowball Derbies, the Allen Turner Snowflake 100 and four races in the Blizzard Super Late Model Series in just the past few years. More recently though, dominating performances have turned into heartbreak for Grill at Five Flags. […]

Constance B. Holland of TM Ranch

{nl}     Constance B. Holland passed away on Saturday, May 22nd. Connie’s husband Steve and their TM Ranch have been longtime supporters of Orlando’s David Rogers and in recent years  have been helping Pensacola driver Wayne Niedecken Jr. as well.  The 5 Flags Speedway family would like to express their condolences to the Holland Family.  Anyone wishing to make a donation in Connie’s name may do so to the following address: Florida Hospital Cancer Institue, 2701 N. Orange Ave. ,{nl}Orlando, Fl 32804 (407) 303-9562{nl} […]

Blizzard Schedule May 28th

{nl}{nl} {nl}Thursday  May 27th Open Practice (Pit Gate Opens @ 4:00) Practice 5PM-9PM) {nl}    Friday, May 28th       Pit Gate Opens @ 1:00      Blizzard Drivers Meeting @ 3:45     Blizzard  Practice (4:00-5:30)     Local Practice 5:30 (Modified,Sportsman,Bombers)     Blizzard Cars to Pre Qualifyng Tech         Blizzard Qualifying @ 6:45        Local Driver’s Meeting @ 7:30     Pre Race Festivities 7:50     Feature Races Begin @ 8:00     Modified  25 Lap Feature     Papa John’s “100” Lap Feature     Sportsman  25  Lap Feature      Bomber 20 Lap Feature    Upcoming Events   {nl}June 11th- KID’S BIKE RACES -Pro Late Models, Super Stock, Sportsman & Bombers {nl}June 25th – Blizzard Series #3 “USA Digital 100”- Super LM, […]

Photo Finish in Bomber Finale!

          These fellas sure know how to put on a show. On a night dubbed “Meet the Drivers,” the fans Five Flags Speedway had no reason to complain. Starting with one heck of a Sportsmen heat race, the entertainment never waned Friday at the track, ending with a photo finish in the Butler-U-Pull It Bomber Divison.     It reached a crescendo in the 40-lap Pro Late Model feature when defending series champion Ronnie Smith held off wunderkind D.J. Vanderley in a spectacular duel. “I’m obviously too old to go anywhere in my racing career,” Smith, 38, said. “I wanna make […]

Race Schedule Friday May 14th

 {nl}{nl}Friday, May 14th      Pit Gate Opens @ 3:00      Practice Begins@ 5:00-6:30       Pro Late Model Practice     Super Stock Practice     Sportsman Practice     Bomber Practice     Super Stock, Sportsman, Bombers     Draw for Starting Position @ 6:30      Qualifying @ 6:45       Pro Late Model Qualifying     All Cars to Front Stretch for Autograph Session @ 7:00      Local Driver’s Meeting @ 7:30     Feature Races Begin @ 8:00     Sportsman Heat 1 & 2     Super Stock Heat 1 & 2     Bomber Heat 1 & 2     Pro Late Model 40 Lap Feature {nl}    Sportsman 20 Lap Feature    Super Stock 25 Lap Feature     Bomber 20 Lap Feature  […]

Blizzard Time

{nl}        The 2010 Blizzard Series Race #2, The  “Papa Johns 100”, is right around the corner, scheduled   to kick off a FANtastic Memorial Day Holiday weekend. The Super Late Models will be here in force,  with the Sunoco Gulf Coast Championship Series points on the line as well. This collaborative effort with Mobile International Speedway features doubleheader race events making for twice the action and twice the fun. Be sure to follow the upcoming feature stories about this eventful weekend here on www.5flagsspeedway.com, www.mobilespeedway.net,  as well as www.speed51.com.  […]

Meet The Drivers Night!

          The drivers invite the fans to the track once a year for talk on the track.  Friday May 14th, the pit gate at the flagstand is open for just that purpose,  Kids get to ask questions, and many adults too.   How fast do you go? Do you ever get scared? Can I look inside your car? Where’s the horn?        Drivers give answers and autographs.  Some even have give aways.  All drivers love meeting the fans, and love it more if asked to get their picture taken.   […]