August 2014

Let’s Drive Two! Double Feature Night Sure to Scintillate

By Chuck Corder
NASCAR eat your hearts out.
The big boys only wish they could close their eyes and dream of the championship chases that await at Five Flags Speedway.
With only two Friday nights remaining in the regular season after this week, America’s Favorite Home Track is handsomely poised for exciting finishes as it approaches the final turn.
The intensity and hunger for track titles ramps up this week as the Pro Trucks, Faith Chapel Super Stocks, Beef “O” Brady’s Sportsman and Butler U-Pull-It Bombers battle it out on Double Feature Night.
The pendulum could swing a number of directions with all four local […]

YEA IT WAS A HOT NITE…

Revisiting Friday Aug 22nd, Dustin Smith trailing a shower of sparks when a front tire went flat on the front stretch ending his nite;

The tech and clean-up crew didn’t need a lot of encouragement to cool down with a bucket of ice water for a good cause;

If you remember when these coupes raced originally, you must be collecting your social security.  The Vintages are driven by real
drivers of today, not ghosts from yesteryear. […]

Dawsonville’s Davis Earns First Career PLM Win at 5 Flags; Jones Captures Finale, Cuts into Johanna’s Lead

By Chuck Corder

One wonders if Dawsonville, Ga., filled with joyful noise on Friday night.

When Bill Elliott’s star was rising in NASCAR, each time he won, his hometown would ring a bell to celebrate the win.

The tradition has continued for young Chase Elliott, the 2011 Snowball Derby champion, and current NASCAR Nationwide Series points leader.

Spencer Davis did Dawsonville proud Friday night at Five Flags Speedway. The teenager captured his first career Allen Turner Pro Late Model feature at the famed half-mile oval.

“We’ve had fast car last two times been here,” Davis said, “and to get that first win in Pensacola, at […]

Mozingo Survives Flips, Ready to Lead Southern Vintage Racing Association’s Return to 5 Flags

By Chuck Corder

If you’ve ever endured the abject terror of an automobile barrel rolling (and who among us hasn’t), chances are your immediate thoughts and shrieking expletives wouldn’t be printable here.

Jamie Mozingo vividly remembers his state of mind when his 1932 two-door Chevy coupe went end over end several weeks ago.

“Will it ever quit?” Mozingo kept asking himself at Northwest Florida Speedway in Baker.

Eventually, after three full flips, including one that sent Mozingo airborne, his No. 48 teetered on the driver’s side door. Mozingo escaped through a missing roof, relatively unharmed.

The Grove Hill, Ala., native hopes to avoid an encore performance […]

Grices Hope for a Family Sweep in Southern Vintage Racing Association 20 Lapper Friday Night

By Chuck Corder

What do fathers want for their sons?

A thousand scholars and therapists could argue their opinions until they’re blue in the face.

But above most shrewd assumptions is the idea of becoming a father, lucky enough to have your son carry on the family legacy.

Twenty-one-year-old Nathaniel — “Thumper” to stranger or friend — Grice is making his life’s current mission to do just that for his father, Roger — “Scooter” to stranger or friend — Grice.

And come Friday night at Five Flags Speedway, the Grice men will have a shot at track history when their 1934 Ford sedans compete in […]

Despite Misfortunes, Aleck Alford Excited to Make 5 Flags Debut with Southern Vintage Racing Association

By Chuck Corder
There’s little that’s subtle about Aleck Alford.
From the cowboy hat to his 6-foot, 280-pound frame, the 27 year old former Pace High School football star stands out from the crowd.
Almost as much as the 1932 two-door Chevy coupe Alford drives whenever the Southern Vintage Racing Association convenes.
Bearing the No. 7 — a number, traditionally, associated with good fortunes — dressed with a lucky, lime-green trim and sporting a horseshoe on the front end, a casual observer might think Alford has yet to lose this season.
A casual observer could not be more wrong, though. From a scorched hand, courtesy […]

Vintage Cars Roar Back to 5 Flags as Local Divisions Jockey for Points

By Chuck Corder
What can Five Flags Speedway do for an encore?
That’s a sensible question to ask after a massive crowd was rewarded earlier this month with the track’s annual editions of the Demolition Derby and Faster Pastor feature.
We’re still on cloud nine after watching an unthinkable field of 18 Demolition Derby clunkers decimate each other and Pastor Wes Alverez of My Father’s Vineyard spinning across the finish line and still somehow topping three other area clergymen on Aug. 1.
On the heels of that whirlwind night, the famed half-mile oval is sure to create a few more memories this week when […]

ALLEN TURNER PRO LATE MODELS BACK FOR A DOUBLE FEATURE

The popular twin features for the Allen Turner Hyundai Pro Late Models is the centerpiece of the next racing event here at 5 Flags.

The first event is a 20 lap feature, with the lineup determined by qualifying time.  The finale is a 30 lap feature, with the lineup set by reversing the finishing order from the first race of cars in the lead lap.

The Butler U Pull It Bombers, Beef O”Brady’s Sportsmen and the Southern Vintage cars round out the schedule in between the 2 PLM features […]

VINTAGE SERIES BACK ON ASPHALT HERE

The Vintage cars usually grind it out on dirt…but the fans of 5 Flags wanted them back again this season.

They were here in the Spring, and we look for a competitive field of the older 1930’s body style cars.

They are part of the next event on August 22nd. The Allen Turner Hyundai Pro Late Models will run 2 features a 20 and a 30 lapper, plus the Butler U Pull it Bombers and the Beef O’Brady’s Sportsmen […]

OPEN PRACTICE ON EVE OF NEXT RACE

Drivers and crews have a time set aside for testing, and tweaking just prior to the nest race event.  Open Practice is set for Aug 21st from 5 to 9pm.

Free to watch from the grandstands. […]