April 2013

WANT YOUR SAME SNOWBALL SEATS FOR THIS YEAR?

We are accepting requests for renewals of reserved seats for the Snowball Derby©. Call the office, Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm central time at 850-944-8400

We will hold your seats from last year until August 1, so renew before that date. […]

TOP 3 LOOKING TO A RETURN MATCH AT THE SNOWBALL DERBY IN DECEMBER

Ben Kennedy says he feels right at home here at 5 Flags Speedway, having competed here in previous events during the Snowball Derby. The University of Florida Junior looks forward to coming back to the familiar half mile here if all goes well this year. He won the NAPA 150 NASCAR K&N Race on April 13th from the pole.

Gray Gaulding from Colonial Heights Virginia has been wanting to be a part of the Snowball experience, and seeing he has had a successful run, and the folks at the
Krispy Kreme shop in downtown Pensacola are here to root him on, he wants to spend the 5th […]

Photos from the Pits…

3 Year old Taylor is first to congratulate her dad for winning the Super Stock feature on Friday the 12th. Bubba Winslow got a kiss, and later a trophy for the win.

Ryan Worsham from Niceville is just starting his racing career. He is in 7th grade, can’t drive on the highway, but can push a Bomber around 5 Flags…and did to a 2nd place finish.

Rob McClendon shows his appreciation to the fans as he scoots across the finish line in the motorcycle feature race. He did it up on 1 wheel. […]

A Family Affair: Kennedy Leads Every Lap to Capture K&N Pro Series East NAPA Auto Parts 150

By Chuck Corder

NASCAR could not have scripted a more fitting conclusion in its return to Five Flags Speedway.

Truly one of its own put on an epic clinic to claim the first NASCAR checkered in Pensacola since 1997.

Ben Kennedy, grandson of NASCAR founder William France Sr., went wire to wire to claim the K&N Pro Series East NAPA Auto Parts 150 on Saturday night.

It was Kennedy’s first win in three seasons driving with K&N, a development series for NASCAR.

“I’m speechless,” Kennedy said of his dominant performance. “I didn’t think I’d be out front to be honest. This is awesome. I love […]

7 – Michael Austin

Division: Super Stock

Name: Michael Austin

Age: 47

Hometown: Pensacola

Car#: 7

Years In Racing: 20yrs

Car Owner: Mike Moore

Crew Members: Pamela Austin
Tyler Tassin
Mike Moore
Ed Denison
skip Estridge
Aleck Alford
keith Bonga

Sponsors: Barnes Electric Company
Wise Recycle
Byran D
Ray Palmer
Wyatt G
Pamela Austin

Family: Pamela Austin wife
Jeremy Tassin Son #13
Tyler Tassin son
Alicia Austin Daughter
Stephen Austin Son
Rachel Austin Daughter
Helena Tassin GrandDaughter
Aden Tassin Grandson
Jace Austin Grandson

Job Info: Service Manager Tires Plus 7003 Davis Hwy store

Racing Accomplishments: 2005 Sportsman Champion

Comments: Thanks to The Bryants for having a great place to race!!!! Thanks to Mike Moore for giving me the chance to race this year. Looking forward to a great Year 2013 […]

Second Verse, Same as the First: Familiar Faces Find Victories as Locals Kick Off Historic Weekend

By Chuck Corder
On a weekend when NASCAR makes its triumphant return to Pensacola for the first time in nearly two decades, Friday night belonged to the local boys.

The K&N Pro Series East NAPA Auto Parts 150 will be staged tonight at Five Flags Speedway, but first it was the Super Stocks, Sportsmen and Bombers wowing the fans with door-to-door action.

K&N still left its thumbprint on Friday, though, handing out $100 to the top-three finishers in each division.

Bubba Winslow won two Super Stocks features all of last year. He has already equaled that feat through two races in 2013 thanks to […]

NASCAR DRIVERS YIELD TO LOCAL DIVISION FOR PRACTICE AND COMPETITION THIS EVENING

The 2 dozen plus drivers here for the NAPA 150 on Saturday night have concluded their day of testing and set up. The Sportsmen, Super Stocks and Bombers are getting in gear for a Friday night of extra lap races.

The Super Stocks go for 35 laps tonight, the Beef O’Brady’s Sportsmen for 30 laps, and a 25 lapper for the Butler U Pull It Bombers Ten Dollars admission for adults for three features

starting at 8pm.

The NASCAR drivers are back at practice Saturday at Noon. […]

Kennedy Hopes Road to the Top of K&N Pro Series Begins in Pensacola with NAPA Auto Parts 150

By Chuck Corder

There’s a photo posted on @BenKennedy96.

It shows a sharp-looking glass trophy in the shape of a headsail. At the top of the hardware in big, bold black lettering, “9th Place” jumps out at you.

Underneath the photo, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East driver Ben Kennedy, owner of the Twitter account, has posted an affirmation for himself:

“Have this thing staring at me all year reminding me to step it up!”

Kennedy’s path toward improvement continues this week a Five Flags Speedway when the K&N makes its first trip to Pensacola with the NAPA Auto Parts 150 on Saturday.

The series that features […]

31 – Johnny Greene

Division: Sportsman

Name: Johnny Greene

Age: 43

Hometown: Daphne, Al

Car#: 31

Years In Racing: 2

Car Owner: Johnny Greene

Crew Members: Brooke Greene

Sponsors: Intimidator Sportfishing
Wurth
Global Castings

Family: Ana Greene
Brooke Greene
Bella Greene
John Greene

Job Info: Full time professional Fisherman. Owner and operator of the Charter boat Intimidator in Orange Beach, Al.

Racing Accomplishments: one heat race win and one podium at Pensacola and 1 feature win at Mobile

Twitter Page: @JohnnyGreene31 […]

Gray Gaulding #20 Krispy Kreme TruMoo Milk Toyota NAPA 150 Preview

Gaulding has high expectations heading to Five Flags Speedway
(Press Release)
Mooresville, NC (April 10, 2013) Gray Gaulding and the #20 Krispy Kreme TruMoo Milk Toyota Racing team head to Five Flags Speedway this weekend for the NAPA 150, the third race of the 2013 NASCAR K&N Pro East Series. This will be the first time the NASCAR K&N Pro Series will race at the 60 year old Five Flags Speedway.

Gaulding is coming off his 4th consecutive top-10 finish in NASCAR K&N Pro Series competition, with a 10th place finish in the Kevin Whitaker 150 at Greenville Pickens Speedway, but the rookie […]