January 2014

Attention Pro Late Model Teams

S.E.A.L. Crate Engine Reminder
A program protecting the integrity of asphalt Crate Late Model Racing, first proposed by the Sealed Engine Alliance Leaders (S.E.A.L) in early 2012, has reached formality and will take effect beginning mid season in 2014. This rule will be imposed by various organizations including the JEGS/CRA All Star Tour presented by Chevrolet Performance and many Southern tracks under the direction of Tech Inspector Ricky Brooks. The rule is stated below:

“Engines rebuilt and sealed by approved and recognized rebuilders from 2011-2013 will be permitted in competition at the beginning of 2014, and are still subject to THESE rules […]

ANNUAL RACERS SWAP MEET SET FOR TRACK PARKING LOT

Once a year there is a reason to clean out the workshop, and haul off what you have not used since last year.  The annual Racers Swap Meet, where you buy what you need, sell what you don’t need, and trade away spare parts.

From cars to carburetors, remember one man’s trash is another’s treasure!

Join us on Saturday February 8th  at 9am in the parking lot, free to browse, $25 for a booth  to sell. […]

Bombers Gulf Coast Champion Williams Hopes Positive Attitude Rubs Off on Fellow Drivers

By Chuck Corder

For a few days a few years back, T.J. Williams stared down death.

Doctors mentioned cancer and ordered up a biopsy. Instead of cowering in the face of his own mortality, though, Williams began taking stock of the life he led and what lay ahead.

A childhood bent and twisted around stock cars with his father — the pair was at Talladega in 1969 for the first NASCAR race and returned every spring until 1981.

Half his life, ol’ T.J. spent as a professional cowboy, competing in rodeos across the nation. Williams even stuck his toe into drag racing for a […]

DRIVERS TAKE HOME TROPHIES AND POINTS CASH

The 2013 seasons officially ends and the 2014 season begins all in the same setting.

The awards and checks to drivers for their season just ended.

The urge to keep going and do it over again this year and be back for an award next year.

The season’s Awards Banquet at Expo Hall at the Pensacola Fairgrounds drew over 200

drivers and friends…as trophies and plaques were handed out by track officials for

the top drivers in the 6 local divisions.  The next event is late March for the season opener.

Pictured are the winners in the Bomber, Sportsmen and Pro Truck divisions. […]

Rattler 250 at South Alabama Speedway Becomes Southern Super Series Points Event

March 14-16 Event Joins Other Prestigious Short Track Events Under SSS Banner
51 Sports/Southern Super Series press release

Southern Super Series officials and management of South Alabama Speedway in Kinston, Alabama announced today that the 38th Annual Rattler 250, March 14-16, will be held under the sanction of the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco and will be the first points-paying event of the 2014 SSS season.

With the addition of the Rattler to the 2014 series schedule, the Southern Super Series continues to build on its strong foothold as a premier Super Late Model series in the Southeast. With prestigious events such […]

Lionel “Bud” St.Amant, age 73, Passes

Lionel “Bud” St.Amant, age 73, passed away January 11, 2014 after 7 years battle with cancer. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all..

Survived by loving wife of 52 years, Ruth; son, Gary (Traci); daughter, Michele (Ric) Burt; grandchildren, Allison and Alexa Burt, Jordan and Olivia St.Amant; sister, Sandi Lane; mother-in-law, Viola Drumheller; sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Richards, Phyllis Park, Karen (Ray) Dusenbury; nieces and nephews.

His passion for life and racing, whether it was a driver, owner, crew chief, crew member or just as a fan in the stands, will long be remembered by all who knew him […]

WE HONOR THE WORK OF THE TOP DRIVERS

The annual awards banquet is set for 6pm at the Fairgrounds on Saturday January 18th.

Reservations are requested, by calling 944-8400 after January 8th when we reopen the office.

Catered dinner, and a fun time. […]

NEW LAYOUT FOR DRIFTING

The Drifters will smoke ‘em on a new course layout this year.

The first session is Sunday afternoon January 26th from noon to 4pm
in the pits here at 5 Flags. […]

2014 SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

Here is the plan for 2014…includes 4 Buddy’s Blizzard races, 2 Allen Turner Pro Late Model 100 events to start and end the regular season, plus two 20/30 lap events.  The Vintage cars are here twice, plus Demolition Derby, Faster Pastor, Kids Bike Races, Winged Sprints, Motorcycles, and the NASCAR K&N Series East race.

Our Bombers and Sportsmen run every night we race.  The Pro Trucks, Super Stocks, and Modifieds all have a full schedule, when combined with the Mobile International Speedway schedule.

As always, schedules are subject to revision as the year unfolds.

Practice dates will be announced.  See ya in the pits!

5 Flags Speedway 2014 Season […]

Five Flags Speedway

7451 Pine Forest Rd.
Pensacola FL 32526