January 2013

SKY GRABBING CRANE IMPRESSES GUESTS AT DEEP SOUTH SHOWING

The sky grabbing 500 ft high new crane was shown to a list of VIP’s
from the area Tuesday in the Speedway parking lot.
It is owned by Deep South Cranes, and will be used on big jobs along the coast.

Shown above is 5 Flags GM talking about it with Deep South Cranes owner
Jimmy White Sr.

The facilities at the speedway are available for similar events by
corporations and organizations year round (except during the Snowball Derby). […]

Maintenance Includes Excavating Big Cracks

5 Flags Speedway is undergoing some off season surface safety improvements. Areas of alligator cracking are being removed by a national contractor to minimize deterioration of the existing asphalt surface. Richard Goss of Louisville, KY is overseeing the maintenance operations. His company was here 3 years ago to grind off the top wearing surface, that resulted in faster times for competitors.

This procedure is expected to last 6 weeks, and be completed by late February in time for the season opener on March 22nd, and a pre-season open practice on a date to be announced. The track was last resurfaced in 1973, and the seasoned surface is preferred by many drivers, […]

55 – Mason Mitchell

Division: Super Late Model, Pro Late Model

Name: Mason Mitchell

Age: 18

Hometown: West Des Moines Iowa

Car#: 55

Years In Racing: 14

Car Owner: Mason Mitchell Motorsports

Crew Members: Andrew Slater
Justin McClintic
Brian Sommers

Sponsors: J&S Ag Services
Graffiti Graffics
Electronic Engineering

Family: Russ Mitchell
Marlene Mitchell
Morgan Mitchell
Michael Mitchell

Job Info: Driver in the ARCA Racing Series.
Owner of Mason Mitchell Motorsports.

Racing Accomplishments: Racing Accomplishments: Over 100 feature wins
2005 Midwest Minicup Champion
2006 Track Champion
2x Speed Bowl Memorial Winner
2009 3rd in ASA rookie points
2012 4 starts, 4 top tens, 2 top fives, and qualfiied second twice in ARCA.
2012 Producer of the year for ARCA

Website: masonmitchellmotorsports.com

Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mason-Mitchell-Racing/366885998221 […]

HUSBAND AND WIFE TEAM CITED FOR EXTRA EFFORTS DURING THE YEAR

The Ironman Award, given to the worker who goes above and beyond, was
presented to Charlie and Waynetta Head, at the annual Awards Banquet on
Saturday the 12th. They were lauded by track manager Tim Bryant for their
tireless efforts during the season that contributed to making racers have a
better experience at the track. Charlie performs various duties in the pits
during the race including operating stop and go in turn 1. Waynetta is the
first to greet drivers as they sign in for their wrist bands prior to entering the
pits.

Both have worked at the track for many years, Waynetta is the daughter of the
late […]

BRANNON FOWLER AMONG DRIVERS HONORED

Sportsmen Champion Brannon Fowler of Molino was among the
drivers who received trophies, a check and other prizes at the
Annual Awards Banquet Saturday the 12th at the Pensacola Fairgrounds.

Fowler, a champ at 5 Flags and Mobile International says he is ready
for the season to start for 2013, and welcomes competing at both tracks.

Drivers in the Bombers, Modifieds, Super Stock, and Pro Late Model divisions
were also honored before a crowd of over 200. […]

THE BIG CRANE EXPLAINED

The monster in the parking lot is the largest crane on wheels within 400 miles.

Deep South Cranes of Pensacola just acquired the mammoth machine for contractors
needing a big lift. It weighs a million pounds plus, takes 17 trucks to transport,
and 2 days for a crew to assemble on a job site.

It can lift 600 tons, that’s more than all the cars
on the starting grid of the Snowball Derby,
and can go 500 feet up. Yikes, that’s 50 stories.

Jimmy White of DSC says the suggested name for the big rig
is “The Beast”. It is on display for a few days at the […]

DRIFTING EVENT TO SEE SLIDING ON SATURDAY

5 Flags will host the first Drifting event of the year on
Saturday January 19th. The sliding starts at noon, goes to 4pm.
Gates open at 10am.

$50 to slide, 10 bucks to hang.

We have posters for your workplace, come by the office
on Pine Forest Road Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, and grab a few. […]

07 – Jim Pokrant

Division: Sportsman

Name: Jim Pokrant

Age: 42

Hometown: Pensacola,Fl

Car#: 07

Years In Racing: since 1993

Car Owner: Jim Pokrant

Crew Members: Eli Williams
Rick Culbertson
David
Frank
Pam

Sponsors: TechMaster Rick Culbertson
Pam Miller’s Cleaning Service
Eli Williams Race Cars
Buddy Miller Race Engines
Wes Paul Autoglass

Family: My mom, my grand kids… Ethan, Zec, Serria

Job Info: I work at Ingram Signalization as a level 2 tech

Racing Accomplishments: won 1998 Rattler Pure Stock Division
Vintage Feature win @ 5 Flags
4 Feature wins in Sportsman Division
I have numerous podium finishes

Email: patriotmotorsports07@hotmail.com

Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/PatriotRacing […]

FANS, DRIVERS, FAMILIES, CREW, ALL INVITED

The annual gathering to recognize drivers and their
efforts is Saturday the 12th at the Pensacola Fair Grounds.

Lots of door prizes, food from Wayne’s Family Diner, beer,
soft drinks and awards are all part of it. Doors open at
5:30, buffet opens at 6:30.

RSVP is required to reserve your spot. $15 each.

Stop by the track or call 944-8400
 […]