August 2013

LEE FIELDS WAS NOT A STAY AT HOME DRIVER

Friday and Saturday Aug 30 and 31st our neighboring track, MIS hosts its biggest event of the regular season…the LEE FIELDS MEMORIAL.

Lee was the driving force in the operation of the Mobile International Speedway for many years.  His trophies included winning here at 5 Flags in the 1970’s at one of the events during Snowball Derby weekend.

He is pictured here accepting the winners trophy from Ed Taylor, who was the sports reporter for WEAR-TV back then. […]

VINTAGE CARS HERE ON SEPTEMBER 6TH

By Chuck Corder

Ricky Haugen has fond memories of coming to Five Flags Speedway as a child.

Grabbing a seat in the grandstands and eagerly anticipating the drop of the green flag to watch the weekend warriors wage war at the famed half-mile asphalt oval.

What has always resonated for Haugen, now 44 and an occasional Super Stock racer these days, is the heritage of Pensacola’s high banks.

“I always wanted to run at Five Flags as a kid,” Haugen said. “It’s surreal at times when you pull in and think of who all has been here over the years.”

He hopes to add to […]

Davis, Odom Earn Thrilling Wins in Allen Turner PLM Split Features; Buttrick Looks Fine for Win No. 9

By Chuck Corder

A trip to Victory Lane at Five Flags Speedway had eluded Steven Davis for a long time.

Maybe it was fitting, then, that his win Friday came in dramatic fashion.

The veteran from Mobile was clutching the win when on the final lap near disaster struck.

Coming out of Turn 4, Davis’ back tires got loose and he crossed the finish line sideways before smacking the inside wall.

If runner-up R.S. Senter had been any closer to Davis’ bumper on going into the turn, it’s no stretch to think the Oakwood, Ga., would have carved a win in his first appearance at […]

A New Day: After Years Dominating Bombers, Jay Jay Eyes First Pro Truck Win at Five Flags

By Chuck Corder

Wasn’t long ago that if Jay Jay Day’s name came up in local racing circles, yarns of his track superiority weren’t far behind.

Day’s short-track feats were unparalleled when he had his No. 98 Bomber on a rail, boasting more than 30 wins in a few short years.

These days, with a move up to the fledgling Pro Trucks and Bombers now comfortably in his rearview, the Theodore, Ala., native is finding wins are harder to come by.

“We’ve definitely had to step our game up,” Day said. “To come from wining 11 races one year to just one so far […]

Garrett and Bryce’s Excellent Adventure has Teenagers atop Allen Turner PLM Points Standings

By Chuck Corder

Teenagers don’t live life with a governor.

Every chore they begrudgingly perform happens at a lightning-quick pace, in between commercials.

From drive-thrus to 140-character tweets, to six-second Vines to Instagram photos and Facebook updates, their worlds move at breakneck speeds.

Thirteen-year-old Garrett Jones and 17-year-old Bryce Dulabhan wouldn’t change a thing.

The dynamic duo has dominated the revamped Allen Turner Pro Late Model Series through three sets of the 20-lap/30-lap double features this year at Five Flags Speedway.

“When we started the year, we didn’t have any plans to go for a track championship,” said Jones, who recently started attending a private school […]

THE RACE FOR RESERVED SEATS IS ON!

We are now accepting requests  for tickets to the 2013 Snowball Derby © December 4th to the 8th.

Call the office 9am-5pm  Central Time Mon-Fri and find seats in the section you prefer.  Call 850-944-8400

You will talk to a real person. […]

YEA…THEY REALLY DID RACE

Six pastors for 6 laps…and all crossed the finish line.  Here they are, in alphabetical order:

Jeff Adams from Smyrna Baptist Wayne Butts,Track Chaplain, Liberty Church North Shane Freemen, Beulah Baptist Gordon Godfrey of Marcus Pointe Baptist Nate Wheeler of Liberty Church Gene Wooten of Beulah Free Will Baptist.

Pastor Adams was the first to finish. […]