December 2013

2014 Southern Super Series Schedule Announced

                                                                                                                                   15-Race Schedule Will Feature Stops at Five Venues in Four States; Dan Spence Named Series Director

CONCORD, NC (December 16, 2013) – Coming off a successful inaugural season in 2013, the Southern Super Series presented by […]

Snowball Derby Week Winners

By Chuck Corder

OK, now Chase Elliott simply isn’t playing well with others.

Even when he errs (or at least when he believes he errs) — Elliott still gets to stand on the doorframe of his No. 9 late model with a 1,000-watt smile and celebrate with a fist pump and a lengthy exhale.

Those that continue to watch the young prince of Five Flags Speedway promenade his way around the famed half-mile oval so smoothly and effortlessly are running out of superlatives to describe Elliott’s accomplishments.

The 18 year old from Dawsonville, Ga., and offspring of NASCAR icon “Million Dollar” Bill Elliott, rewrote […]

STRAP IN FOR A DRIVERS VIEW OF SHORT TRACK RACING

The Rusty Wallace Racing Experience returns to 5 Flags on Saturday Feb 15th.
Call the number listed, or go to their web site for more details.  Both ride along and drive it yourself experiences are available.

This is the only Gulf Coast stop this spring for the crew.

 Click to learn more RaceWithRusty.com […]

Elliott Dynasty Overthrown with DQ, Jones Captures Back-to-Back Snowballs

By Chuck Corder

The monarch has been sacked.

It what was a virtual coronation Sunday of Chase Elliott’s growing kingdom of trophies in Victory Lane at Five Flags Speedway rose another power in the Tech Shed.

A few short hours after Elliott had hoisted the Tom Dawson trophy for his second career Snowball Derby victory, he was stripped of the crown under technical inspection.

Instead, Erik Jones went from settling for second to successfully defending his historic 2012 Snowball Derby win by capturing a second consecutive crown.

Not surprisingly, Elliott had no comment to share about his feelings following the official ruling of “unapproved weight” […]

Official Snowball Derby Results

Official Snowball Derby Results

1
51J
Erik Jones
300

2
90
Grant Enfinger
300

3
29T
Austin Theriault
300

4
18
Hunter Robbins
300

5
8
John Hunter Nemechek
300

6
11
David Rogers
300

7
71
Kyle Benjamin
300

8
25
Ross Kenseth
300

9
12
Derek Thorn
300

10
2W
Donnie Wilson
300

11
29C
Landon Cassill
300

12
96
Ben Kennedy
300

13
42
Chad Finley
299

14
21
Cale Gale
299

15
99
Casey Smith
299

16
10
Johanna Long
299

17
7
Paul Shafer Jr.
299

18
22
Jeremy Pate
299

19
45
Clay Rogers
298

20
98
Daniel Hemric
298

21
51N
Stephen Nasse
298

22
49
Josh Hamner
298

23
15
Mason Massey
297

24
129
Spencer Davis
295

25
29B
Anderson Bowen
294

26
11
Logan Boyett
294

27
91
Zac Hausler
270

28
77
David Ragan
244

29
98
Mason Mingus
235

30
26
Bubba Pollard
224

31
74
Preston Peltier
123

32
14
Chris Davidson
40

33
41
T.J. Reaid
37

34
53
Boris  Jurkovic
24

35
1
Mike Garvey
11

36
112
Augie Grill
0

DQ
9
Chase Elliott
300

 […]

Mingus Wins Snowball Last Chance Race

ARCA Series points runner up glad to make Derby
Two weeks ago Mason Mingus felt fairly confident that his Super Late Model team would be in the Snowball Derby. He had a banner racing season with a second place ARCA points finish, a very solid third at the tough Winchester 400 and he was headed for a top ten finish at the All American 400 before getting caught in someone else’s crash. He’d had the fastest time in the Snowball Derby Practice Preview. So, all-in-all, there was reason for figuring he had a good chance of qualifying well for the 46th […]

Former Derby Pole Sitter Gale, Veteran Rogers Highlight Final Four that Earn Snowball Spot

By Chuck Corder

Going home from the Snowball Derby empty-handed is always the greatest fear for the first weekend in December.

Going home after initially believing you had punched your ticket to the most prestigious race in the short-track world could scar you for life.

At first blush, it appeared as though it would be Mason Mingus, Brady Boswell, David Rogers and Chris Wimmer would be the four lucky drivers advancing from Saturday afternoon’s last-chance Derby race into today’s main event at Five Flags Speedway.

Track technical inspector Ricky Brooks would have the final say. His notorious strict “Room of Doom” was the undoing […]

Unstoppable Force: Elliott Brings Home Third Flake; 17-Year-Old Thornton Claims Pro Trucks Derby Crown

By Chuck Corder

OK, now Chase Elliott simply isn’t playing well with others.

Even when he errs (or at least when he believes he errs) — Elliott still gets to stand on the doorframe of his No. 9 late model with a 1,000-watt smile and celebrate with a fist pump and a lengthy exhale.

Those that continue to watch the young prince of Five Flags Speedway promenade his way around the famed half-mile oval so smoothly and effortlessly are running out of superlatives to describe Elliott’s accomplishments.

The 18 year old from Dawsonville, Ga., and offspring of NASCAR icon “Million Dollar” Bill Elliott, rewrote […]

Official Pro-Truck Derby Results

Official Pro-Truck Derby Results

1
21
Riley Thornton
50

2
12
Eric Wallace
50

3
15
Colt James
50

4
26
Ray Hoey
50

5
1
Howard Langham
50

6
9
Mason Mitchell
50

7
44
Jeremy Boddie
50

8
154
Charlie Melvin
50

9
47
Andy Wojtaszczyk
49

10
99
Taras Hodivsky, Jr.
49

11
16
Jessie Reid
47

12
19
David Salsbury
36

13
69
Matt Vassar
35

14
51
Okie Mason
35

15
8N
Jim Nides
35

16
96
Rick Pollaro
33

17
51K
Zachary Knowles
33

18
32
Todd Pitts
33

19
12S
Justin Steiner
33

20
39
Mark Chrudimsky
22

21
72
Darrell Leachman
18

22
94
Sean Steiner
18

23
88
Jim Phillips
14

24
13
James Lynch
14

25
17
Kyle Books
6

 […]