June 2010

Augie Grill Light’s Up 5 Flags.

          Flashbacks washed over Augie Grill at Five Flags Speedway on Friday. The uneasiness caused him to squirm a little his Super Late Model seat.     The two-time Snowball Derby champion lost the Blizzard Series season opener when on a late caution he began leaking fluid, putting a sudden and dramatic end to his night. When another came out on Lap 91 during the U.S.A. Digital 100 on Friday, Grill was bound to not let history repeat itself. […]

Friday Night Results

Flashbacks washed over Augie Grill at Five Flags Speedway on Friday.{nl}The uneasiness caused him to squirm a little his Super Late Model seat.{nl}The two-time Snowball Derby champion lost the Blizzard Series season opener when on a late caution he began leaking fluid, putting a sudden and dramatic end to his night.{nl}When another came out on Lap 91 during the U.S.A. Digital 100 on Friday, Grill was bound to not let history repeat itself. […]

Gulf Coast Championship Standings

{nl}           Casey Elliott has captured the lead in the2010 Sunoco Gulf Coast Challange Series.  Hisvictory at 5 Flags on Memorial Day weekend gavethe emerging driver a strong edge in the standings.     Points from the Blizzard Series, and the Miller Lite100 Series at Mobile International Speedway arecombined, and include points earned in time trials.     […]

Race Week Schedule

{nl} {nl}Thursday  June 24th Open Practice  (Pit Gate Opens @ 4:00 PM       Practice Starts @ (5:00 -9:00)       Friday, June 25th      Pit Gate Opens @ 1:00     Blizzard Drivers Meeting @ 3:45      Blizzard Practice (4:00-5:30)     Practice Begins@ 5:00(two rounds)       Super Stock Practice    Sportsman Practice     Bomber Practice     Blizzard Cars to Pre Qualifying Tech     Blizzard Qualifying @ 6:45     Local Driver’s Meeting @ 7:30     Pre Race Festivities 7:50     Feature Races Begin @ 8:00     Sportsman  25 Lap     Blizzard Cars to Frontstretch    Pen Air Fireworks Display{nl}    USA Digital  Sprint “100”Lap Feature        Bomber 20 Lap Feature       Super Stock 25 Lap Feature {nl} {nl}                              Upcoming Events             {nl}                                             JULY 16TH     – PRO LATE MODELS, Super […]

USA Digital 100 – Blizzard #3

          The focus and attention will be riding with a pair of Georgia drivers who are dominating the series.      Bubba Pollard from Senoia, and Chase Elliott from Dawsonville. have each won this year, and rank one and two in the points.  That’s exactly how many guaranteed spots in the December Derby will be available as a result of the Blizzard series.  Don’t think that Jeff Fultz, Johanna Long or Casey Smith are going to let that be a gimme.  They are all pushing for the two top spots, along with the rest of the drivers.  That’s why they […]

Rivalry Put on Side Burner for Kids

{nl}When it comes to doing something good for kids, even rivals can come together, as was the case on Tuesday, June15th at 5 Flags Speedway. Points leader D.J. Vanderley and defending PLM Champion Ronnie Smith helped entertain and educate some 175 kids from area Day Care Centers. The annual field trip was conducted in sweltering heat, but that didn’t stop the youngsters from staring silently and wide eyed as D.J.’s tire specialist (and Mom) Linda explained the basics of Racing and Race Cars to the different groups, while sister Dana and fellow competitor Ronnie gave the kids rides around the […]

Vanderley Extends Points Lead

          Good thing D.J. VanderLey and Ronnie Smith enjoy each other’s company.     The pair’s season-long battle in the Pro Late Model Series continued Friday night at Five Flags Speedway. And for the third time in five races in 2010, VanderLey took another checkered flag at Pensacola’s half-mile oval. He extended his series points lead against Pensacola’s Smith, who finished second.     “The car was great,” said the 18-year-old Mobile native, who topped the defending series champ by some 3 seconds. “This was the best we’ve run here all season.”  […]

Race Schedule Friday June 11th

{nl} {nl}Friday, June 11th      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         Local Driver’s Meeting @ 7:30     Feature Races Begin @ 8:00     Super Stock Heat 1 & 2     Sportsman Heat 1 & 2     Bomber Heat 1 & 2 {nl}    Kid’s Bike Races    Pro Late Model 40 Lap Feature     Super Stock 25 Lap Feature     Sportsman  20 Lap Feature     Bomber 15 Lap Feature {nl} {nl} {nl}Upcoming Events    {nl}                                                     June 25th – Blizzard Series #3”USA Digital 100”- Super Late, Super Stocks, Sportsman, & Bombers  {nl}JULY 16TH- PRO LATE MODELS, Super […]

Wanted: Old Photos!

         Got any old photos from 5 Flags?      Our stash of history was wiped out when the office was ravaged by the hurricane 5 years ago.  Since then we have been piecing together the years of race action from fans photos.{nl}     We have found some going back 50 years.  We know thereare more memories in photo albums and shoe boxes somewhere infan land.             […]

Join our Family of Fans

 {nl}Are you a 5 Flags Fan Club Member?{nl}If not you are missing out! Sign up and receive updates and coupons for free drawings at each race. We have bigger plans in the future for our Fan Club Members so take a minute and join our family of race fans. You are our driving force and we need your input to keep 5 Flags the number one family entertainment on the Gulf. […]