March 2016

Trip Down Memory Lane: National Sprint Cup Hall of Fame Super Modified Legends Reunite at Five Flags

By Chuck Corder
All these years later, Hugh Richards still has a need for speed.
Some two decades after he raced competitively, the 78-year-old super modifieds legend’s motor still runs hot.
Two years ago, the last time the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Southern Super Modified Racers held a reunion at Five Flags Speedway, Richards was on the track as the winged sprint pavement cars took laps.
“The thought occurred to me, ‘If I paid one of the drivers, wonder if he’d let me drive his car,’ ” Richards said with only a half-joking laugh. “The cars are a much better quality than […]

Open Practice Thrusday March 31st

Practice will be 5 to 9 with the gates opening at 4pm. Fans can watch free from the grandstands. […]

Three-time Snowball Winner Hamrac Leads Modifieds of Mayhem Back to Five Flags on Friday

By Chuck Corder
When it comes to winged pavement sprint cars, you’d be hard pressed to find a bigger fan than Donnie Hamrac.
While the Semmes, Ala., driver will have a Modifieds of Mayhem 50-lap feature demand most of his attention Friday night at Five Flags Speedway, Hamrac will find time to stop what he’s doing when the King of the Wings climb Pensacola’s high banks.
Would he ever want to trade seats and get behind the steering wheels of one of those alien-looking automobiles?
“No, thank you,” Hamrac said, giving a hearty laugh at the mere mention of the hypothetical. “They are fun […]

The Quest for 12: ‘King of the Wing’ Sprints Return to Five Flags in Search of Historic Time

By Chuck Corder
The first time Davey Hamilton Jr. came to Five Flags Speedway his arm was in a cast.
That night just so happened to be the same evening the then-15-year-old jumped behind a winged sprint car for the first time.
“They still put me in the car even though I didn’t know what to expect,” said Hamilton Jr., the son of the Indy Car legend who he shares a name with. “I wasn’t very good. I was able to finish. That’s what the goal was, anyway.
“Come to find out later, though, that every time I turned in the corner, the cast […]

Back “In the Groove”

Monday evening marks the return of “In the Groove,” Five Flags hour-long program on BLAB-TV. Track general manager Tim Bryant and race official Steve Stokes will recap Friday night’s races, look ahead to next week, interview special guests and take your calls in the fastest hour on TV
Clink Here to watch live at 6PM Monday

Quite the Keepsake: Rookie Jorgensen Wins Pro Trucks Debut, First Five Flags Appearance

By Chuck Corder
History doesn’t happen just in December at Five Flags Speedway.
While the Snowball Derby is short-track racing’s crown jewel each December, the famed half-mile asphalt oval earns its moniker six other months out of the year, too.
Friday night proved the season opener can be just as memorable as the season finale.
Taylor Jorgensen, a 19-year-old driver from Stockbridge, Ga., etched her name into Five Flags’ lore Friday night with one heck of a debut at Pensacola’s high banks.
Jorgensen, a national Bandolero champion in 2012, won a 50-lap feature in her first career Beef “O” Brady’s Pro Trucks race, as the […]

97/ LarryRay

Driver Hometown:Mobile,Ala.
Car Owner:Earnhardt Motorsport
Crew Members:Billy, Dave , Kurt , cliff , Tom
Years In Racing:2
Sponsors:Earnhardt , Burroughs , port city inn , […]

Battle Across the Bay: Pensacola Bomber Drivers Try to Wrestle Back Control of Five Flags from Mobile Rivals

By Chuck Corder
Pensacola’s Bombers are out to take back their track.
What was once a red-hot rivalry became significantly one-sided last year at Five Flags Speedway.
When it came to the Butler U-Pull-It Bombers division in 2015, Mobile-area drivers crossed Mobile Bay and dominated their counterparts in the Panhandle drivers’ backyard.
Geno Denmark, a 22-year-old hotshoe from Dauphin Island, Ala., won an eye-popping seven features en route to as easy of a track championship a driver could dream for.
Robert Loper, the Irvington, Ala., native who turned 30 recently, hoisted four checkered flags, including the biggest one of them all when he won the […]

In New Pro Truck, Derby Champion Davis Hopes to Continue Winning Streak at Five Flags

By Chuck Corder
Steven Davis is out to prove that parting doesn’t always have to be such sweet sorrow.
A short-track racing veteran of 15 years, Davis is accustomed to the business side of the sport. But even he had to experience a tinge of regret when the No. 84 Pro Truck he drove to unparalleled success in 2015 was sold by its owner during the offseason.
Instead of wallowing, though, Davis got back to work.
The reigning Snowball Derby Pro Trucks champion, Davis built a brand new truck with the help of good friend Randy Armstrong and is ready to continue his Pensacola […]

114 James O’Neal

Driver Hometown:Mobile Al.
Car Owner:James O’Neal
Crew Members:Allison O’Neal, James “Poppa” Strickland
Years In Racing:30
Family:Allison O’Neal, Mike O’Neal, Mike “Minto” O’Neal jr.
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