August 2010

5 Time Derby Winner

King Of The December{nl}Rich Bickle Reflects on Derby Success and Career {nl}By Elgin Traylor{nl}Speed51{nl} {nl}Every race has a king. The Daytona 500 has Richard Petty, the Indy 500 has AJ Foyt and the Snowball Derby has Rich Bickle Jr.  The Edgerton, Wisconsin driver might be widely known for his limited success in the NASCAR top three series, but there is so much more to his legacy in the short track world.   Bickle tasted victory not once, twice, or even three times, but a record five times in the Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida.  {nl}{nl}  […]

Schedule Friday, August 27th

{nl} {nl}{nl}Friday, August 27th     Pit Gate Opens @ 2:00      Practice 5:00:           (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  {nl} {nl}Upcoming Events   {nl}                                         Sept. 10th   –  Lloyd’s Glass Double Points Night Pro Late, Super Stocks,Sportsman & Bombers {nl}Sept. 24th     -Blizzard Series #5  Super Late Models, Super Stock Championship Sportsman &  […]

Don’t miss out and RENEW NOW!

While reserve seat tickets continue to fly out the door at the 5 Flags Speedway track office, good seats remain available to Race Fans wishing to be a part of, The 43 Annual Snowball Derby weekend. Ticket order forms and weekend scheduling information can be found at Snowball Derby on the menu bar of the 5 Flags web site. Additionally, Drivers and Owners can find entry blanks here for all Divisions. Modified, Super Stock, Sportsman, and Bomber Drivers are encouraged to take advantage of the early entry incentive by filing their entries on or before November . Although RV spots […]

Smoking Grill

Augie Grill had a dream ride.{nl}On a nightmarish Friday the 13th for the top three in points, Grill could’ve had the top off of his No. 112 Super Late Model.{nl}The two-time Snowball Derby champion looked to be in late-season form, lapping all but seven of the 17-car field to capture the Miller Lite 100 on Friday at Five Flags Speedway.{nl}Josh Hamner, in his Kyle Busch-owned No. 51, finished a distant second with Donnie Wilson in third. […]

Miller 100 – THIS FRIDAY!

{nl} Chasin’ ChaseIt’s getting closer, the annual gathering of the best super late model drivers at the annual Snowball Derby in December. But the “Road to the Snowball” includes a stop at the Blizzard 100 lapper. The 4th of the series of 5 is on Friday August 13th.Chase Elliott is emerging as a powerful force in the series…last year he was not even driving in the series. Augie Grill, proving race after race he can drive fast and pilot his GARC car to the finish. Bubba Pollard has developed a strategy of tire management and patience. Joh […]

Blizzard Miller Lite 100 Schedule

{nl}Celebrating Five Decades of Speed {nl}Thursday  Aug.12th Open Practice  (Pit Gate Opens @ 4:00 PM Practice Starts @ (5:00 -9:00)       Friday, August 13th      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     Super Stock 25 Lap Feature     Blizzard Cars to Frontstetch     “Miller Lite100”Lap Feature        Sportsman 25 Lap Feature        Bomber 20 Lap Feature                  Upcoming Events        {nl}                                                  Aug 27th     – TBARA […]

EVERYONE

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a race where everyone could win? Well, if you did not attend the last event at 5 Flags Speedway, you missed such a race. Our annual Celebrity Race was a success and all six competitors went home as winners. In fact, when the Speedway presented United Cerebral Palsy of Northwest Florida a check for $1000, everyone in attendance became winners. Escambia County Commissioner Kevin White, Santa Rosa County Sheriff Wendell Hall, Escambia County Judge Pat Kinsey, UCP Board members Pat Windham and Randy Bricker, and radio personality Dana Cervantes made up this year’s […]

Racing Legends at Five Flags

 {nl}Racing Legends Join Five Flags and Mobile International Speedway Sprint Car Events{nl}Fans will be in for an added  treat at the upcoming Tampa Bay Auto Racing Sprint Car races at Pensacola’s Five Flags Speedway and Mobile (Al) International Speedway on Friday and Saturday, August 27 & 28.  the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa, in conjunction with the tracks, is presenting the “Supermodified Racer’s Reunion” at the high-banked half mile speed plants along with the GO 15 ground-pounding, fire breathing sprint cars […]