June 2011

Meet the Drivers

Bomber and Sportsmen drivers can join the Tampa Bay Area Racers in the WInged Sprint division
at Meet the Drivers Night July 8th at 5 Flags. Drivers are invited to bring autograph cards, or
items from their sponsors as give aways for the session. […]

44 – Bubba Winslow

Division: Super Stock

Name: Bubba Winslow

Age: 21

Hometown: Cantoment, Florida

Car#: 44

Years In Racing: 10

Car Owner: Dustin and Tiffany Rowell

Crew Members: Dad, Terry, Kerner, Dustin, Tyler

Sponsors: Insurance Land
Kids Dentist
Panhandle Motorsports Graphix
(Special Thanks to Mike Williamson)
Express Automotive

Family: Ashley- wife
Taylor- Daughter

Job Info: Construction

Racing Accomplishments: To Be Continued… […]

Don’t miss the Deadline!

The deadline is approaching for the securing of your same reserved seating for this
years Snowball Derby. If you purchased reserved seats for last year’s race, you have until
August 1st to claim and pay for the same seats. After that, all unclaimed tickets go on sale to the public.
Call the office 850-944-8400 with your credit card handy and be ready for the 44th annual
Snowball Derby. Open 9am to 5pm Mon-Fri Central time. Closed July 5th. […]

Print This!

Chuck Corder

Augie Grill had an important question for his crew.

“Do y’all wanna pose for some pictures? They’re just gonna look like they did last time,” Grill joked.

Grill, as is his custom, shot to the front early and held off a late charge from wunderkind Chase Elliott to win the Print Now 100 on Friday at Five Flags Speedway.

It was Grill’s second consecutive trip to Victory Lane in a super late model race and stretch his all-time Blizzard Series record to eight wins.

It might sound like a broken record, but the feeling of winning at […]

His Star Rising, Chase Elliott Makes Return to Five Flags

This article first appeared in June 23 editions of the Pensacola (FL) News Journal.
Chuck Corder

How fast can Chase Elliott go?

For Elliott, the 15-year-old son of NASCAR great Bill Elliott, the hammer is down on a future that seems limitless.

Like the No. 9 he deftly drives, Chase Elliott’s blossoming racing career is moving quickly these days.

His life in the fast lane makes a Pensacola pit stop when he returns for the Print Now 100 on Friday at Five Flags Speedway. It is Elliott’s first Blizzard Series appearance since dominating the division en route to the […]

6 – Brandon Bendele

Division: Pro Late Model

Name: Brandon Bendele

Age: 36

Hometown: LaVernia, Texas

Car#: 6

Years In Racing: 16

Car Owner: Bob Garwood

Crew Members: Bobby Black – crewchief
Dave Noack
Gordon Williams
Bob Garwood
Larry Bendele

Sponsors: SelecTrucks of Houston
Houston Freightliner
Houston Western Star

Family: Niki Bendele – wife
Karsyn Bendele – daughter
Brody Bendele – son

Job Info: Terracon Corporation – Roofing & Weatherproofing specialist

Racing Accomplishments: NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Sunbelt Region Champion (1999 & 2001)
Romco Super Late Model Touring Series Champion 2003
Multi-time Late Model & Super Stock track champion at San Antonio Speedway
Nine ASA Pro Late Model feature wins at Houston Motorsports Park and […]

Kenzie Ruston Destined for Racing

Kenzie Ruston seemed destined for racing at an early age.She had her big green eyes set on climbing onboard a dirt bike. After all, Ruston thought she’d follow in the family footsteps that her father and older male cousins had first carved out.

Darren Ruston quickly pumped the brakes on that dream, careful to not put his daughter in harm’s way.

“Dad got me yard cart and a four-wheeler,” Kenzie, 19, said. “I was always the tomboy.”

The tomboy is now one of stock-car racing’s budding drivers and will go up against another young star Friday in Pensacola.

Along […]

Sponsor Spotlight: Print Now Leaves Impression at Five Flags

Of the multitude of things Five Flags Speedway gets right, the Friday night fellowship is near the top of the list.

From the pits to the grandstands, from Bomber to Late Model drivers, from lifelong to novice fan, there’s a special camaraderie that oozes throughout America’s favorite home track.

It’s an attractive trait to small businesses, such as Print Now, the sponsor for this Friday’s 100-lap Blizzard Series race that will feature the likes of Chase Elliott, Bubba Pollard, Augie Grill and Kenzie Ruston, just to name a few.

“It’s a great little community when you get […]

Open Practice

Drivers and crews have an opportunity to set up and test for the Print Now Blizzard Race
at an Open Practice this Thursday from 5 til 9pm. All classes running on Friday nite can
experience some track time and practice, along with dialing in their set up. […]

Blizzard and Fireworks

Blizzard and Fireworks

UPDATE: Print Now, the sponsors of the 100-lap Blizzard Series race Friday at Five Flags Speedway, will provide 3D glasses to the first 1,000 fans that pass through the gates

They usually go with each other, a close Blizzard race, and fireworks on the speedway. But this time it will be planned fireworks over the speedway. Each summer we celebrate the freedoms we enjoy on or near the 4th of July. This is the closest race before the 4th, so the fireworks in the sky over turn 3 and 4 will mark the occasion.

Grant Enfinger […]