October 2010

Derby Stories – Gary Balough

They Called Him Hot Shoe{nl}Gary Balough Today After Years Away From The Sport {nl}By Elgin Traylor{nl}speed51.com{nl}{nl}Back in the “Good Old Days” there was no one better, on dirt or asphalt.  Gary “Hot Shoe’ Balough was living a life as a short track legend in the 1980’s.  He won just about everything he got into and was set to take a shot at the next level when his world came crashing down. {nl} {nl}Shortly after winning his 1986 All Pro championship, Balough went to jail for drug trafficking charges.  It would not be the first time either.  […]

Allen Turner Snowflake 100 Entry List

{nl}Allen Turner Snowflake 100, December 4, 2010{nl}Car No Driver Location{nl}Shane Naccey Canton, GA{nl}63 John Robicheaux Gulfport, MS{nl}02 Matt Smith Houston, TX{nl}02 Scott Patton Chattanooga, TN{nl}03 Donny Kelley New Coney, TX{nl}07 Blake Ferguson Jasper, AL{nl}08 Andy Pugh Mooresville, NC{nl}1 Landon Cassill Charlotte, NC{nl}1 Mike Garvey McDonough, GA{nl}1 Stephan McCurlely Humble, TX{nl}10 Johanna Long Pensacola, FL{nl}10 Ryan Crane Panama City, FL{nl}11 Austin Kirkpatrick Ocala, FL{nl}11 Logan Boyett Pensacola, FL{nl}112 Augie Grill Hayden, Al{nl}12 Tommy Rollins Pensacola, FL{nl}14 Bobby Measmer Jr. Concord, NC{nl}14 Davey Coble Nashville, TN{nl}14 Jake Kruger Bastrop, TX{nl}15 Cody Smith Adkins, TX{nl}15 Kyle Bush Motorsports – TBA Mooresville, NC{nl}17 […]

Snowball Derby Driver Entry List

43rd Annual Snowball Derby, December 5, 2010{nl}Car No Driver Location{nl}18 Dave Mader, III Irvington, AL{nl}7 Landon Cassill Charlotte, NC{nl}72 Eddie Mercer Pensacola, FL{nl}02 Matt Smith Houston, TX{nl}1 Mike Garvey McDonough, GA{nl}1 Stephan McCurlely Humble, TX{nl}10 Danny Bagwell Cordova, Al{nl}10 Johanna Long Pensacola, FL{nl}10 Ryan Blaney High Point, NC{nl}10 Ryan Crane Panama City, FL{nl}11 David Rogers Orlando, FL{nl}112 Augie Grill Hayden, Al{nl}12 Travis Kittleson Merritt Island, FL{nl}14 Tyler Roahrig Bremen, IN{nl}16 Korey Ruble Headland, AL{nl}16 Tim Steele Marne, MI{nl}18 Bubba Pollard Senoia, GA{nl}19 Casey Roderick Lawrenceville, GA{nl}2 Clay Rogers Troutman, NC{nl}2 John Bolen Jasper, Al{nl}21 Brandon Carlson Cantonment, FL{nl}23 Jimmy Weller […]

Winged Warrioirs and 2 Champions

 {nl}The Dude was fast when he had to be.{nl}Dude Teate avoided seven cautions that took out more than half the field and led the final 16 laps to capture the 30-lap Tampa Bay Area Racing Association winged sprint car race Friday night at Five Flags Speedway.{nl}Teate started eighth and picked off positions until he passed Bo Hartley, who led most of the race, on Lap 14 on a restart.{nl}Once the cautions cleared, Teate pulled away on a night the race lasted more than an hour. […]

Schedule for Friday October 15

{nl}Tonight’s Schedule {nl}    {nl}October 15, 2010         Pit Gate Opens @ 2:00      Practice 5:00            (TBARA Sprints,Sportsman,Bombers) 2 rounds     Qualifying @6:45     Sportsman     Bombers      TBARA Sprints        Local Driver’s Meeting @ 7:30     Pre Race Festivities 7:50     Feature Races Begin @ 8:00     TBARA Heats           Sportsman Championship Race 25 Laps     Bomber Championship Race 20 Laps     TBARA Autograph Session     TBARA Sprint Car Main Event             Upcoming Events                                             43rd Annual Snowball Derby      Dec 1st-5th  […]

Winged Warriors Return

The days are counting down to an event many area race fans have been waiting for since March. The return of the TBARA Winged Sprint Cars takes place this Friday and a stellar field of cars and drivers are just as anxiously awaiting another shot at Gulf Coast glory. Some 20 plus, winged warriors are expected, led by 2010 points leader Shane Butler. Also returning will be 5 Flags Speedway Track Record holder Brian Gingras, who eclipsed the old record in March with a lap of 13.885 seconds, nearly 130MPH average. Additionally, TBARA favorite Troy DeCaire will be after redemption […]

More Champions Decided

As the name suggests, the Allen Turner Tune Up 100 was supposed to be a preview of things to come at Five Flags Speedway in December.{nl}The Pro Late Models didn’t disappoint, as Mike Garvey captured his second straight race and built some essential momentum leading into the 43rd Snowball Derby in December.{nl}Garvey made an early move that will live long in Five Flags’ lore and withstood seven cautions and a bevy of drivers to battling for the lead. […]

Schedule for Friday Night Oct. 8th Night of Champions

{nl} {nl}Thursday  October 07 Open Practice (Pit Gate Opens @ 4:00) Practice 5PM-9PM) {nl} {nl}Friday, October 08, 2010      Pit Gate Opens @ 1:00      Pro Late Model  Drivers Meeting @ 3:45    Pro Late Model  Practice (4:00-5:30)     Local Practice 5:30 (Modified,Sportsman,Bombers)     Pro Late Model Cars to Pre Qualifying Tech     Modified Qualifying @ 6:45        Pro Late Model Qualifying         Local Driver’s Meeting @ 7:30     Pre Race Festivities 7:50     Feature Races Begin @ 8:00     Modified 30  Lap Championship      Allen Turner Tune-Up “100” Championship     Sportsman 25 Lap Feature     Bomber 20 Lap Feature {nl}    Upcoming Events   Oct. 15th – TBARA WINGED SPRINT CARS, Sportsman & Bombers                                                  Dec 1st thru […]