April 2013

99 – Taras “Hollywood” Hodivsky Jr

Division: Pro Trucks

Name: Taras “Hollywood” Hodivsky Jr

Age: 34

Hometown: Foley, AL

Car#: 99

Years In Racing: Rookie

Car Owner: Taras Hodivsky Jr

Crew Members: Bobby
Tommy
Gleason
Taras Sr

Sponsors: Hollywood Motorsports
Hodivsky’s Fence Company

Family: Taras Sr
Debbie
Bridgette
Tommy
Gleason
Tesha
Tanner
Melissa
Monty

Job Info: Owner-Hollywood Motorsports
VicePresident-Hodivsky’s Fence Co.
Lamberts Cafe

Racing Accomplishments: Pending………

Comments: Just getting this new ProTruck team up and running. Were excited about this new class. Thanks to the Bryant family for giving us the opportunity to run trucks at 5 Flags. […]

BUBBA POLLARD IS 2 FOR 2 IN NEW SUPER LATE MODEL SERIES

The series has just begun, and already there is a strong frontrunner emerging. Bubba Pollard of Senoia Georgia, has taken both wins to date, in Nashville and in Gresham at Jefferson Georgia. Next is Montgomery on May 4th, then the Pensacola and Mobile power sweep May 24 and 25th.

The 16 event series includes four 100 lap events at 5 Flags, and four at Mobile International this year.

The Pensacola races are part of the Buddy’s Rental Blizzard Series. […]

Black, Rollins Race to Victory Lane As Rule Tweaks Inject Spark into Allen Turner Pro Late Models

By Chuck Corder

It appears change is exactly the rejuvenation the Allen Turner Pro Late Models needed at Five Flags Speedway.

A tweak in the feature’s format this year created some instant excitement at the famed half-mile asphalt oval Friday.

Instead of last year’s 100-lap features, the race was divided into two segments — a 20- and 30-lap sprints — and it delighted the Five Flags’ loyal fanbase.

Ray Black Jr. won the opener, but the latter half of the race was a thrilling finish between 52-year-old Tommy Rollins and 13-year-old Garrett Jones.

Rollins held off the kid by less than a radiator, as the […]

Pro Late Model Overhaul: Series Gets New Look, Opens Door for Locals to Take Back Control

By Chuck Corder

In recent years, the Allen Turner Pro Late Model series at Five Flags Speedway was dominated by some of late model’s biggest names.

From Bubba Pollard to Augie Grill to Mike Garvey, some of the south’s stalwarts were waving checkered flags on any given Friday night at Pensacola’s high-banked oval.

While perhaps bringing a little glitz and glamour to the division, the change from a 40-lap feature to a 100 lapper was a stark contrast to the days when local drivers owned the class.

“Those 100-lap races bring guys that are racing every week somewhere,” longtime PLM racer Tommy Rollins said. […]

TV SHOW TO TALK LOCAL RACING TUESDAY

Join us Tuesday from 7:30 to 8:30 pm for live talk about local stock car racing. Tim Bryant and Steve Stokes take questions from the viewing audience.

The show is available in Mobile and Baldwin Counties on BLABTV on Mediacom cable.

You can also get the live stream off the web at www.blabtv.com […]

03 – Michael Nelson

Division: Bomber

Name: Michael Nelson

Age: 21

Hometown: Pensacola

Car#: 03

Years In Racing: 5

Car Owner: Michael Nelson

Crew Members: Mike Nelson
Susan Nelson
Porkchop
Chris Mason
Adam Carpenter
Jon Taylor
Curtis Faircloth
Buddy Bradley
Stanley Nelson
Ben Nelson

Sponsors: Tim Thompson Automotive
Tim Massey Construction
Blackwater Lawn Care and Landscape
Eddie Craig Tires and Collision
JRS Automotive
Leonard Craig Paint Shop

Family: Mike Nelson
Susan Nelson
Stanley Nelson
Ben Nelson
Joey Nelson

Job Info: Tom Thumb and in school to be an electrical engineer

Racing Accomplishments: 2012 Snowball Derby winner
Finished 2nd in points 2010
Multiple top 3’s and 3 feature wins […]

ALLEN TURNER PRO LATE MODELS HAVE A NEW EXCITING FORMAT

There will be a new twist, doubling the excitement for the Allen Turner Pro Late Models when they make their first appearance for the season of Friday April 26th.
The 50 laps of green flag racing will be split into a 20 lap and a 30 lap event. There is a possibility to win $1,500 if a driver grabs both checkers,
The first segment will be a straight up start, insuring the fastest qualifier will be on the pole. The distance will be 20 laps and the Winner will receive $600. All cars finishing on the lead lap in race #1, will […]

ELECTRIC POWER AND THEN SMOKIN’ TIRES NEXT SATURDAY

On Saturday, April 27th, the fifth running of the Emerald Coast Electrathon Classic 120 race event sponsored by the Gulf Power Engineering Society will be held at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida. The “120” on the end is not for laps or miles but minutes. In fact there will be two – 60 minute races held on Saturday for electric race vehicles built by high school, college students and an open class that run off of 72 pounds of sealed lead acid batteries. The Electrathon race event is not about speed but endurance. How far can you go in […]