March 2013

33 – Kenny Williams

Division: Sportsman

Name: Kenny Williams

Age: 58

Hometown: Pensacola

Car#: 33w

Years In Racing: 20

Car Owner: Randi & Kenny Williams

Crew Members: Blaidyn
Randi
Zander
Brian

Sponsors: Robert Tau Automotive
New Liberty Lanes
ATI Napa
Gutter Lounge
High Pocket Pro Shop
Gold n Ring
Lowery’s Grocery

Family: Son-Blaidyn
Wife-Randi
Daughter-Amanda
Son in law- Zach
Grandchildren-Hannah, Hayden and Hayley

Job Info: Yard supervisor at Wise Recycling

Racing Accomplishments: Many wins over the years in Super Stock, Bomber, Spectator, […]

‘Chopper’ Hopes Pro Trucks Entertain Five Flags Fans in Primetime Debut this Friday

By Chuck Corder

Still waiting for the results, but four out of five doctors believe “Chopper” Stagner bleeds fuel.

The other is likely turning a wrench on one of Stagner’s stock cars.

The Turnerville, Ala., is one of the local short-track scene’s true entertainers.

Ask him his age? “39 and holdin’,” is what comes flying back.

But what makes him more entertaining is watching Stagner and his team pour their hearts into racing.

He has raced in a slew of classes between Pensacola and his home track of Mobile.

This Friday he’ll be at Five Flags Speedway helping to provide a spark into a new Pro Trucks […]

LOCAL CHURCH MOVES ITS EASTER SERVICES TO SPEEDWAY

My Father’s Vineyard is inviting the community to its outdoor Easter Service…at a time the kids can accommodate.

The service will be inside the speedway beginning at 9:30, and a huge Easter Egg Hunt for the children will follow.

5000 eggs will be ready in the infield for the youngsters, along with the Easter Bunny.

All are welcome!

For details, contact the church office at 332-5740
 […]

A STEAL OF A DEAL FOR AN EXPANDED SHOW

It’s a 10 dollar admission night Friday the 29th. BUT, if you bring a ticket stub from last Friday nite, you get in for 5 dollars.

5 dollars admission for 5 feature races, introducing the Pro Truck Series, plus Super Stocks, Sportsmen, Modifieds and Bombers. […]

Gary Sutton Looks to Back Up Super Stocks Snowball Derby Championship on Friday

By Chuck Corder

Nearly four months later, Gary Sutton’s whirlwind return to stock cars has just now begun to plateau.

A win during short-track racing’s biggest week tends to have that kind of effect.

Sutton, 31, was five years removed from hanging up his fire suit when close friend Dustin Rowell, 37, came frantically calling last November.

When Rowell and 2011 track champion Bubba Winslow parted ways late in the season, Rowell needed a last-minute driver for his Super Stocks entry into the division’s Snowball Derby.

Sutton jumped at the opportunity and made the most of it, holding off all comers to pull off a […]

Track Record Falls by Wayside Six Times as Winged Sprints Shatter Old Mark on Opening Night

By Chuck Corder

Brian Gerster came this week to Five Flags Speedway with plenty of motivation.

The Fishers, Ind., native is buddies with Erik Jones, the 16-year-old who outdueled Kyle Busch at last year’s Snowball Derby.

Gerster made his first trip to Pensacola in his winged sprint car to make his own history.

He did just that, shattering the track record with a time of 13.205 seconds during qualifying for the Royal Oak Southern Shootout for the Must See Racing sprints.

“I’ve get bragging rights on him,” Gerster said of Jones, who he shares a spotter with. “We’ve got a really good package and it […]

Faster Ever At 5 Flags

Brian Gerster from Indiana is the fastest human to ever drive here. He broke the track record to set a new record of 136.33 miles per hour on Friday March 22nd during qualifying. His Xtreme Sprint Car was one of 28 drivers who took a crack at the record.

6 of them broke the record of Jason Cox set last year of 130.6 mph, but Gerster was fastest of them all.

He set a track record at Bristol recently of just over 150 miles per hour.
  […]

MOTORCYCLES ADDED TO NAPA 150 K&N NASCAR EVENT HERE

Reserved Seats for the NAPA 150 K&N race along with campsites are available at the Speedway office 9am-5pm. Experience the NASCAR K&N East Series drivers, plus motorcycle racing, along with Bombers and Sportsmen.

 2 days of racing April 12-13th.

Call 850-944-8400 […]

ONE BIG RACE NIGHT, 3 NEW SPEED RECORDS

Three divisions qualified on Friday March 19th, and 3 speed records were established. The Pro Truck Series made its debut, so we knew the fastest truck would be the new standard. JJ Day of Mobile thundered across the finish stripe with a time of 18.790, or 95.79 miles an hour. JJ also holds the record in Mobile, and has the 5 Flags speed record for the Bombers.

MODIFIEDS

Donnie Hamrac of Mobile in a new Charlie Phillips prepared Modified, owned by David Jones stopped the clock at 17.265 to set a new mark for the Mods.

SUPER STOCKS

Wow, did that old record go down. Bubba Winslow in a […]

Locals Dazzle Fans in 5 Features at 5 Flags

The difference between the end of last year and the beginning of this racing season for Bubba Winslow is like night or day.

Or like wins and losses.

Winslow of Pensacola dominated in the opening 30-lap Super Stock feature Friday night at Five Flags Speedway. He broke the track record by a whopping half-second, then led 27 of the 30 laps.

It was his second consecutive victory after winning the opener last weekend at Mobile International Speedway for Trawick Motorsports.

“It’s never easy,” he said. “But when you’ve got a fast car like that and a great pit crew, it kind of looks easy.”

It […]