April 2016

A TWIN SPIN FOR THE MODIFIEDS NEXT

The Mods of Mayhem invade  5 Flags Speedway on Friday the 13th.

They will have real double duty, a pair of 40 lap features. […]

Roderick Makes Triumph Return to Pensacola, Outduels Smith for Universal Fabricators 125 Win

By Chuck Corder

Nothing like a trip to Victory Lane to unmuddle any lingering uncertainty.

Earlier this month, Casey Roderick didn’t know what the future looked like for his Super Late Model program.

The defending Deep South Crane Blizzard Series champion knew he’d be racing the Graham Motorsports No. 7, but how much remained a mystery.

Roderick made an emphatic statement Friday night in the Universal Fabricators 125, the Blizzard Series season opener run in conjunction with the Southern Super Series, and erased all doubt concerning his track title defense at Five Flags Speedway.

“We’re gonna run all of ’em again,” Roderick proudly announced with […]

Deep South Crane Blizzard Series Preview: Byron Goes From Virtual to Reality in Pursuit of Dreams

By Chuck Corder

Could William Byron be the future of stock-car racing?

He, of course, hopes so. With close ties to NASCAR superstars, a K&N Pro Series East championship already under his belt and now a Camping World Trucks Series rookie season in full swing, the 18-year-old driver certainly has a blossoming resume fitting of the next big thing.

But, perhaps, the question can be better framed by massaging it: Could William Byron’s story be the future of stock-car racing? The Charlotte (N.C.) Country Day School senior eschewed a traditional path that most young drivers follow.

Forever a fan of the sport since age […]

Getting by with Help from Friends, Luza Ready to Take SLM Plunge at Deep South Crane Blizzard Series Opener

By Chuck Corder

Good things come to those who wait. Even if waiting is the hardest part.

These words are usually saved for motivational posters and cheesy song lyrics. But, sometimes, the cliché becomes the reality.

It certainly did for Ryan Luza.

After winning the Allen Turner Hyundai Pro Late Model track championship last season at Five Flags Speedway, the 19-year-old Texan driver hoped the title would springboard him into a Super Late Model ride.

But, for months, crickets was all he heard.

“We knew we needed to move up, but there weren’t any opportunities,” the college sophomore said. “Nothing seemed to come together.”

As the calendar […]

#95 Robert Riley

Driver Hometown: Gulf Breeze FL

Car Owner: Robert Riley Tim Harris

Crew Members: Robert Riley Tim Harris Kevin Chase

Years In Racing: Have Years of wishing and weeks of driving or laps

Sponsors: Sharktooth Auto Lloyds Glass Absolute Fitness

Family: Wife Rebecca Riley 4 year old Jasmine Riley and one on the way father in law
Tim Harris builder of engine and assembly of car

Job Info: Auto Technician at Sharktooth Automotive In Gulf Breeze Fl
Racing Accomplishments: Finished first two races ever wasnt last but wasnt first
but practice makes perfect!

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IT’S NIEDECKEN NITE AT THE BLUE WAHOOS ON TUESDAY

Junior Niedecken will be highlighted at the Blue Wahoos game on Tuesday
at Maritime Park downtown.  He will toss out the first pitch at 6:30.

All fans who wish to attend the tribute to Junior can get a special discount
ticket at the boxoffice for the reduced price of $7.  Just mention #99 Niedecken! […]

SPRING DRIFT PLUS “BASS WARS” THIS SATURDAY

Come slide with us this Saturday afternoon 4-9pm.
For front wheel drive 4 cylinder cars to zig-zag through
the infield smokin’ tires and having fun.

Go to this video link.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJDzaOco4fg

50 dollars to slide, 10 to watch.  Pits open 3pm

Meanwhile our first BASS WARS will be staging in the pits.
It’s a car audio competition. […]

Thorn, Holmes Survive Wild Night to Score Pro Late Model Victories; 13-Year-Old Smith Makes Mark

By Chuck Corder

Many adjectives would be apt to describe Friday night at Five Flags Speedway.

Only one, however, could do it the justice it so rightly deserves: bizarre.

Perhaps, the calendar had drivers in foul moods. April 15, Friday’s date, was after all Tax Day.

Chalk it up to being just the second night of racing in the young season at the famed half-mile asphalt oval, an always abrasive and tricky track.

For two divisions, the Allen Turner Hyundai Pro Late Models and the Faith Chapel Super Stocks, it was their debut races and it showed.

Both classes had to have the opening green flag […]

#15 Mark Lindley

Driver Hometown: Katy, Texas
Car Owner: Mark Lindley
Crew Members: Ed Nastassi, Matt Lindley, Mark Stoneberger, Mitch Lindley
Years In Racing: 6
Sponsors: PTSD Foundation of America, Camp Hope […]