January 2012

DRIFTING STARTS ON FEB 12TH

Drivers anxious to burn a little rubber will have their first “Drifting” event in the pits at 5 Flags on Feb 12th from noon to 4pm. There is an admission charge to the pits of $40 per car. Spectators $10. A collectors edition T shirt will be available from BK Graphics. Details call the track at 850-944-8400
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The Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

The Rusty Wallace Racing Experience Short Track Division is like no other racing experience in the country, so many schools run only Cup style cars and they focus exclusively on Speedways and Super-Speedways.  At RWRE we certainly love our Cup cars and we believe we have one of the finest fleets of Cup cars in the nation, but we also really enjoy getting the NASCAR style Late Models out and going to the grassroot racetracks where all of the great stars of NASCAR learned and honed their craft.  There’s a reason that the drivers at NASCAR’s highest level look forward […]

DRIFTING IS SMOKIN’ EM

Bring your car, strap in, and go Drifting. Make those old tires smoke! Just screeching fun in the pits. Practice on Sunday January 29th 12-4. First event is Sunday February 12th. Call for details 944-8400

ADMISSION $10 PER PERSON, $40 PER CAR […]

GET YOUR LIST OF NEEDS, AND EQUIPMENT TO SELL…

The annual swap meet is coming up on February 11th in the track parking lot. Free to browse..from 9am to 3pm. Dirt, Drag,
asphalt…all racing equipment welcome.

Race cars, parts, trailers, anything related to racing.

If you want to sell, call the track for info. 944-8400

The Pilot Club of Pensacola will have an auction of memorabilia. […]

AWARDS BANQUET SPOTLIGHTS DRIVERS SUCCESS IN 2011

A crowd of drivers, crew members, and family, witnessed the awarding of trophies and checks to drivers in 5 divisions of racing at 5 Flags during 2011.

The top Bomber, Sportsmen (pictured above) Modified, Super Stock and Pro Late Model drivers took the stage to be recognized for their driving success during the past season.

The banquet is an annual event, and was held at Expo Hall at the Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds on Saturday the 14th. the new season begins on March 23rd with the “Pepsi Next 100” Blizzard Series race. […]

2011 IRONMAN IS PACKY MITCHELL

Cantonment contractor Packy Mitchell, a helping set of hands for many years at 5 Flags Speedway, was recognized for his long service to the racing community Saturday night with the Rex E Brooks Ironman Award for 2011. The award is given annually to the person who gets the job done, and comes back looking for more to do.

Our congratulations to Packy! […]

98 – William Davis

Division: Bomber

Name: William Davis

Age: 47

Hometown: Pensacola,living in Milton

Car#: 98

Years In Racing: This will be 4 total

Car Owner: J.L.Abney

Crew Members: Jesse Abney,,and whatever stranger that happens to be standing closest to my jack.

Sponsors: D. A. E. MOTORSPORTS PREDATOR Racing Engines

Family: wife-Chanel ,daughter -Brooke,,sons-Jesse,Joeseph,Cody,Chris

Job Info: Head of Maintenance for Scott Kaufman Properties

Racing Accomplishments: none to brag about,,I did win division consi race at 2004 Snowball.Took the lead on lap 3,led the rest of race

Comments: I would like to thank Bo Resmondo #83 sportsman.He has helped alot on this car.And my buddy Thomas Faddis for all the years of hope and keeping the […]

Johanna Long lands Nationwide Series deal

pnj.com

In major news involving the auto racing career of Johanna Long, Warsaw, Ind.-based ML Racing has announced that Long will drive the No. 70 Biomet-Foretravel Motorcoach Chevrolet Impala for the 2012 and 2013 seasons on the NASCAR Nationwide Series.

Long, a Pensacola native, is the winner of the 2010 Snowball Derby. She began her NASCAR career in 2010 driving a limited schedule on the Camping World Truck Series for Panhandle Motorsports. In 2011, Long competed in 17 of the circuit’s 25 races, finishing 21st in the final points standings. Long qualified fifth for her first start last season at Daytona. Her […]

54 – Tommy Thompson

Division: Bomber

Name: TJ Thompson

Age: 18

Hometown: Theodore

Car#: 54

Years In Racing: 1

Car Owner: Tommy Thompson

Crew Members: Tommy Thompson, Dean Haymon, Terri Thompson, Amanda Benefield, Matt Rodes, Aaron berry

Sponsors: Triple T Motorsports, Life by the drop custom photo design

Family: Thompson family

Job Info: Student at Theodore high school

Racing Accomplishments: Heat race win, top 5 and top 10 finishes, finished 12 in 2011 snowball derby […]