July 2017

McCarron, Hotshoes Draw Thousands on Meet the Drivers Night; Jett Scores Outlaw Stocks Hat Trick

By Chuck Corder

Kody Jett flexed his muscles Friday night at Five Flags Speedway.

The Orange Park driver came into the night riding a two-race winning streak in the Outlaw Stocks, a debut series at the famed half-mile asphalt oval this season.

Jett not only made it three 35-lap feature victories in a row, but he also set a new track record (17.689 seconds) in qualifying.

“Man, this is crazy,” Jett said. “Everybody works their butts off all week on this car. It really is amazing.”

The Jett Concrete team has quickly become one of the more feared short-track teams in the southeast thanks to […]

After Going Back-to-Back in June, Appreciative Jett Praises Family and Sponsors for Outlaw Stocks Success

By Chuck Corder
It’s Sunday afternoon in Orange Park and Kody Jett is right where he loves to be: Attending to a hot grill and surrounded by those nearest to his Florida-sized heart.
A slab of marbleized steaks, baked potatoes, corn and asparagus all find their way onto the grill thanks to Jett.
These family feasts don’t happen as often as the Jetts would like because racing and running a successful family business can sometimes interfere.
“If I’m not pouring concrete, I’m at a racetrack somewhere,” said Kody Jett, who competes in the first-year Faith Chapel Outlaw Stocks class at Five Flags Speedway and […]

Career-First Sportsmen Victory has Langham Picturing Repeat Performance on Meet the Drivers Night

By Chuck Corder
Jonathan Langham had zero plans to race this season.
A part of him, deep down, might tell you he also had zero desire to race in The Dock on Pensacola Beach Sportsmen series this season. Langham’s racing career, highlighted by three track championships in his native Alabama, hit a rough patch the last five years.
But all it took was a gentle persuasion from Howard Langham, Jonathan’s dad and a Gulf Coast short track veteran, to rekindle the fire.
“Let’s load the car up. We’ve gotta be in Pensacola to pick up some parts anyway,” Howard Langham told his 28-year-old son […]

Shooting Star: Roderick Makes it 2 for 2, Runs Roughshod Over Allen Turner PLM 100 Field

By Chuck Corder

There was no shortage of fireworks Friday night at Five Flags Speedway.

Above the famed half-mile asphalt oval ribbons of every shade on the color wheel exploding against the backdrop of a crude-oil night sky.

Back on top of Pensacola’s high banks, the extravaganza of pyrotechnics didn’t slow down thanks to an entertaining evening of short-track racing.

The brightest blast of the bunch once again was Casey Roderick. The 24 year old from Lawrenceville, Ga., is a flat-out late model star thanks to an unparalleled season he is enjoying.

For the second time in as many Allen Turner Pro Late Model 100 […]