June 2018

RODERICK WINS BLIZZARD, VANDERLEY IN TRUCKS, McDONALD IN PURE STOCKS

With Big Names Falling by the Wayside, Roderick Reigns Supreme at Blizzard Series’ Universal Fabricators 125

By Chuck Corder

Casey Roderick never panicked.

The decorated Lawrenceville, Ga., late model driver certainly knows his way around Five Flags Speedway. Boasting a pair of Deep South Crane Blizzard Series track championships and adding the Allen Turner Pro Late Model crown he won last year, Roderick knows Pensacola’s high banks demand tire management.

When Roderick, who started on the pole, yielded the lead to Jesse Dutilly on Lap 3 of the Universal Fabricators 125 — the second Deep South Cranes Blizzard Series race of the season for […]

Wilson & Nasse will let their cars do the talking Friday in the Blizzard 125

After Settling Things with Fists, Words in April, Wilson and Nasse Want Cars to do Talking at Universal Fabricators 125

 

By Chuck Corder

Stephen Nasse is honest with himself.

“I’m expecting boos,” said the Super Late Model driver from Pinellas Park.

Nasse knows his last visit to Five Flags Speedway probably didn’t win him many fans. Delivering punches while you’re rival is still strapped into his seat tends to leave a bad taste in some folks’ mouths.

The 23-year-old Nasse of the Jett Concrete No. 51 has since admitted that his response and subsequent aggressive antics toward Oklahoma City late model veteran Donnie Wilson were […]

UPDATED…Vanderley to Race Pro Truck of Brian Weimer.

Staying Busy: Despite Demanding Schedule with Stewart-Haas, VanderLey Eyes Return to Five Flags as a Derby Champion

 

By Chuck Corder

D.J. VanderLey never thought the day would come.

That moment when his father, Dan VanderLey, would be calling him for advice. The proprietor of VDL Fuel Systems, Dan VanderLey has been working underneath the hoods of racecars well before young Daren, known to most as “D.J.,” came around.

But when your son gets a job in the big leagues, the elder VanderLey would be foolish to not use the resources that are just a quick phone call away.

“He’ll call me all the time, asking […]

Crocker Captures Outlaws for 2 in a Row, Barnhill in Sportsmen and Burkett in Pure Stocks Again!

Kids Steal Show During Annual Bike Races; Crocker, Barnhill Notch Back-to-Back Victories

 

By Chuck Corder

The night saw a trio of drivers winning for second and third times Friday at Five Flags Speedway.

But the evening belonged to 60 drivers who were looking for win No. 1 at the famed half-mile asphalt oval.

Youth from ages 4 to 12 brought their helmets and bikes to Pensacola’s high banks for the track’s annual kids bicycle races. Four-year-old Colton McClendon, son of “Magic Man” motorcyclist Rob McClendon, won the tykes’ division; Lipscomb Elementary student Sergio Hernandez captured the 6-9 class; and Landen Smith was victorious in […]