April 2018

Crocker Gets Better of Junior in Thrilling Outlaw Stocks Finish; Boyett Crushes Pro Trucks Field

Crocker, Boyett, Barnhill and Balkum all winners on Friday the 13th.

 

By Chuck Corder

Donald Crocker thought his chance had passed him by Friday night at Five Flags Speedway.

Wayne Niedecken Jr. had been out front for 16 laps after he took the lead from then-leader Todd Jones midway through the 35-lap Faith Chapel Outlaw Stocks feature.

Slowly, but surely, though, Crocker reeled in Junior Niedecken and for the final four laps, the tandem put on a short-track exhibition.

After racing door-to-door for a full three laps around the famed half-mile asphalt oval, Crocker finally pulled ahead of Niedecken on the final lap and secured […]

5 Flags is his Second Home!

Burkett Taking Over Family Business, Sits Third in Pure Stocks Standings Thanks to Pair of Top-10s

 

By Chuck Corder

Caleb Burkett has been coming to Five Flags Speedway since the roars of engines and packed crowds “busted my eardrums.

“I wasn’t old enough to walk, I know that,” Burkett added.

Now 17, the junior at West Florida High School of Advanced Technology is starting to reap the rewards of all his time spent watching races, helping his father get cars set up and getting his own feet wet driving at the famed half-mile asphalt oval.

Burkett has started his Lloyd’s Glass Pure Stocks season with […]