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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 […]

After Hoisting a Pro Truck Crown, Jorgensen Eager to Make PLM Debut at Five Flags in Allen Turner Series

By Chuck Corder
Taylor Jorgensen had to wing it.
She was at Five Flags Speedway’s awards banquet back in early January, and the Georgia driver was uncharacteristically unprepared.
Like all the other track champions. Jorgensen was expected to give an acceptance speech and hers was one many attentive ears wanted to hear after she took Five Flags Speedway by storm last year.
In her debut season in a full-bodied vehicle, the Legends car wunderkind won three Pro Truck features en route to her Pro Trucks track championship.
“I talked about how blessed I was for an incredible season,” Jorgensen said, “and how my plans for […]

Allen Turner PLM Series: Riding Impressive Start to Season, Mobile’s Paul on Cusp of Breakthrough at 5 Flags

By Chuck Corder
Unwrapping presents around the Christmas tree are the stuff childhood memories are made of.
No matter if you celebrated with family at home or traveled for the holidays, whether the dwelling had a chimney or not, somehow Santa always found you.
For west Mobile late model driver Ryan Paul, most of his Christmases as a kid and well into his adolescence were spent at stock car racing’s version of the North Pole.
“Every year, we’d be driving to Daytona Beach,” Paul fondly recalled, traveling with his father, Willie, for the start of each go-kart racing season. “There were races all week […]

KEEP YOUR SEAT!.

If you want to watch the 50th Snowball Derby from the same reserved seat
as last year, you have until August 1st to renew.
 
New reservations will be accepted later in August.
 
Don’t forget to make your hotel reservations too with the hotel.

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In The Groove

Monday evening watch “In the Groove,” Five Flags hour-long program on BLAB-TV. Track general manager Tim Bryant and race official Steve Stokes will recap Friday night’s races, look ahead to next week, interview special guests and take your calls in the fastest hour on TV
Clink Here to watch live at 6PM Monday […]

Young Guns of 5 Flags

Noah Merritt, the grandson of Pure Stocks driver John Kevin Merritt, blew away field of the 5-under class. Hayden Wolf of Oviedo (near Orlando) captured the 6-9 division and Cadin Garlin of Wetumpka, AL cruised to Victory Lane against a stout group of 10- to 12-year-olds.
 
All of the 60 plus riders received a trophy and an ice cream, compliments of the Dock on Pensacola Beach.

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Kids Steal Show in Bike Races; Ruble On Top of Modifieds of Mayhem in Season’s Most Thrilling Race

By Chuck Corder
The beginning was a harbinger for things to come for Korey Ruble.
The 32-year-old driver from Headland, Ala., just north of Dothan, made a daring pass to get to third on the opening lap of Friday’s Modifieds of Mayhem 50-lap feature at Five Flags Speedway.
Ruble earned that position and then put in yeoman’s work to stalk then-leader Jeff Letson for nearly 20 laps.
Ruble, who won the Modifieds Snowball Derby last December, finally got around Letson on Lap 36 and pulled away from the 13-car field to earn his first Modifieds win of the season at Pensacola’s high banks.
Texans Bayley […]