July 2011

The countdown clock is clicking…

The last opportunity to renew the same reserved seats you had last year for the Snowball Derby, is Monday August 1st at 5pm Central time.

Ticket prices are the same as last year… Sunday Only tickets for the 44th Annual Snowball Derby on December 4th are $45 each. You can get a  4 day reserved seat that includes a pit pass for $120. This covers all the racing excitement of the Derby in every division. This are getting more and more popular every year!

NO Campsites are available at the track.  Camping is available at the Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds 5 minutes south of the track. Free […]

Grill Stays Cool Under the Firesuit for Tucson 100 Victory

Chuck Corder

Augie Grill swears he hasn’t sweated through any sensitivity training sessions recently.

Yet, it was a kinder, gentler Grill on Friday since the last time he was winning at Five Flags.

Be it the bulldog, intimidating Grill as fans are used to seeing or the cooler, more collected Grill they witnessed this night, the No. 112 just keeps winning.

Grill made it three late model wins in a row with his victory in the Allen Turner Tucson 100 on Friday at Five Flags Speedway. He led the last 60 laps of the race.

“Everybody was running hard […]

Summer Blizzard in Forecast

The best the South has to offer will be in competition
Friday August 12th for the fourth Buddy’s Home Furnishings
Blizzard race, sponsored by Rubber & Specialties. The Blizzard
races attract Super Late Model drivers from the Carolinas to Texas.
The “Road to the Snowball” has only one more stop after
the August race…then it’s the December Derby […]

54 – Jeremy Mullinax

Division: Pro Late Model

Name: Jeremy Mullinax

Age: 20

Hometown: Jasper Ga

Car#: 45 , 4 , 54

Years In Racing: 10

Car Owner: Buggay Motorsports

Crew Members: Jeff Holden , Mark Holden, Richey Etheridge, David Rodrick

Sponsors: Buggay Driving School & Lease Program. Jones Oil

Family: Phil Mullinax – Dad. Teresa Mullinax – Mom. Kadie Mullinax – Sister

Job Info: Self employed

Racing Accomplishments: Won multiple races at both Lanier Speedway & Atlanta Motor Speedway in the Legend car division […]

PHM Adds More 5 Flags $$$

Phil Harper, of Phil Harper Motorsports is one of the most respected engine builders in short track racing today. Recognizing that many of his customers have discovered the Allen Turner Pro Late Model Series at 5 Flags Speedway to their liking in 2011, Phil has upped the ante for this weekend’s Hyundai Tucson 100 at the storied half mile oval in Pensacola Florida. PHM will be rewarding the highest finishing Phil Harper engine with an additional $300 in bonus money. Additionally, PHM will also be paying a $300 Fast Time Award to the quickest […]

Pollard, VanderLey set to Renew Rivalry at Tucson 100

Chuck Corder

Where’s Michael Buffer when you need him?

The engines might not be the only things rumbling for the Allen Turner Tucson 100 Friday at Five Flags Speedway. Super stocks, sportsmen and bombers join the pro late models when the gates open at 5 p.m. Friday.

The pit gate opens at 2 p.m. Friday and passes run $25. The grandstands open at 5 p.m. Friday and admission is as follows: $15 Adults; $14 Seniors/Military; $12 Students; $5 Child (6-11); Under 6 is Free.

When we last saw the pro late models, Bubba Pollard and D.J. VanderLey were […]

Burks Enjoying View at the Top of Bombers

Chuck Corder

Just 18, Brandon Burks finds himself in uncharted waters.

He’s happy to be swimming in them, though.

When the Butler U-Pull-It Bombers continue their season Friday at Five Flags Speedway, Burks will have the bull’s-eye on the bumper of his orange No. 12.

Joining the Bombers (20 laps) will be one of the deepest Pro Late Model fields all season for the Allen Turner Tucson 100, Super Stocks (25 laps) and Sportsmen (20 laps).

The pit gate opens at 2 p.m. Friday and passes run $25. The grandstands open at 5 p.m. Friday and admission […]

Ragin Cajun’ Crawfishes Way Back to Five Flags

Chuck Corder

The fat lady was warming up.

Hal Martin put a muzzle on her.

The aptly-named “Ragin Cajun” from Galliano, La., Martin had sold all of his pro late model equipment and tools a few years ago as he climbed the racing ladder.

It was a bittersweet moment, making the inevitable leap to the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) series.

That’s why Friday’s return to Five Flags Speedway for the Allen Turner Tucson 100 will be so special.

“I’m itching the scratch again,” said Martin, a mainstay in the pro late model division at Five Flags from 2006 to 2009. “I’m always gonna be […]

Allen Turner 100 PLM

Pro Late Model Drivers strap in for the 3rd 100 lap event of the year on July 22nd in the Allen Turner Tucson 100. Drivers from Texas to Georgia will be behind the wheel for the 100 green flag laps of competition. Bombers, Sportsmen and Super Stocks will add to the evening of excitement.

This marks the only back-to-back events for the Pro Late Models with 5 Flags and Mobile International Speedways this year, which is expected to draw a good field of competitors. […]

Demolition Derby Rules Released

Demolition Derby Rules
No Trucks or SUVS allowed
1. All cars must be stripped of all glass, body molding, and all exterior lighting. The interior and trunk
must be cleaned of anything that could injure driver during derby.
2. 5 gallons of fuel maximum.
3. Battery must remain in stock location.
4. The radiator must remain in stock location.
5. All doors must be chained, welded, or wired closed to prevent from opening during the derby. Metal
straps can be welded to the door seams with a 3 in wide X 1/8 thick max.
6. Trunks must remain open for inspection and Chained after. Trunks must remain empty.
7. […]