Will Blount+ Patino = Win in Friday’s “Road to the Snowflake” Pro Late Models?

Joining Forces with Blount, Young Patino Hones in on First Allen Turner Pro Late Model 100 Victory
By Chuck Corder
Fate has a funny way of intervening during trying times.
At 6-foot-1, Perry Patino is a strapping, young lad — all 19 years of him — filled with a white-hot passion for late model racing, but with grassroots pockets not as deep as some of his competitors.
Patino and his father, Richard Patino, were planning on putting racing in the rearview and letting the Montgomery, Ala., native focus on his sophomore year at the University of Alabama and his pursuit of a degree in […]

Babb back as Demo winner, Ard a Sportsman Stunner, Grill in Mods, Loper in Pure Stocks

Babb Bangs Way to Second Demo Derby Victory; Ard Pulls Off Stunner in Sportsmen Spectacular


By Chuck Corder

Justin Babb never stopped inflicting damage Friday night at Five Flags Speedway.

Luckily for the Pensacola resident, that’s the perfect recipe to be victorious in a Demolition Derby.

In his colorful Lincoln that had a dread-locked Rastafarian piñata on its roof, Babb drove with reckless abandonment and won his second Demolition Derby in three years.

He was the last car standing in a crowded field of 14 cars. Babb finished off Bobby Suarez in the “Tooth Ambulance” PT Cruiser to collect the $1,500 winner’s purse.

“I love doing […]

Roderick Grabs 6 in a row at Allen Turner PLM 100, Brusso wins first, Barnhill in Sportsmen, and Loper takes Pure Stocks

Casey at the Flag Stand: Roderick Collects another PLM Checkered Flag, Makes it Six in a Row


By Chuck Corder

With apologies to Allen Turner, but perhaps it’s time the Pro Late Model division at Five Flags Speedway be renamed in Casey Roderick’s honor.

All the Lawrenceville, Ga., driver does at the famed half-mile asphalt oval behind the wheel of his Ronnie Sanders red No. 18 PLM machine is continue to stack up victories.

Not counting the Snowflake 100 held each December, Roderick won his sixth consecutive Allen Turner PLM Series 100 lapper dating back to last season.

He took the lead from Perry Patino […]

Allen Turner PLM Drivers Size Up a Win Friday Night, While Building Knowledge for December’s Big Race

By Chuck Corder

When the first week of December rolls around, the racing world turn its focus upon Five Flags Speedway.

Going on more than 50 years now, the Snowball Derby has become short-track racing’s pinnacle event for Super Late Models.

Equally as important, in recent years, has been the race staged the night before Sunday’s 300 lapper.

The Snowflake 100 for the Allen Turner Pro Late Models at the famed half-mile asphalt oval has a history of champions that are as decorated and respected as the group who have been fortunate enough to win the Derby and hoist the Tom Dawson trophy.

“It has […]

2016 Pro Truck Champ Taylor Jorgensen set to drive new PRO LATE MODEL

Taylor Jorgensen drove a Pro Truck to a championship in 2016 here, and this Friday the Georgia driver is scheduled to enter the field of Pro Late Models.  The Stockbridge Georgia driver will be strapped in to her new #3 car for the 100 lap Allen Turner Hyundai feature. 

Another expected entry will be Sterling Marlin, 2 time Daytona winner from Tennessee.




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 […]