5 Flag Speedway News



By popular demand, this year it includes a reserved  Snowball parking space!

The season pass for 2018 is now available. Cost is $250. It includes one grandstand ticket for track sponsored events thru October, a dedicated parking spot with your name on it, and this year a parking space for Snowball Derby week. (does not include Snowball admission ticket.)

Get yours before opening day March 4th. Stop by Mon-Fri 9-5 or call 850-944-8400 […]


Veteran driver Brannon Fowler announced  he is moving from driving a Sportsman car to a Pro Truck with the start of the 2018 racing season.  He made the announcement after receiving the Dock on Pensacola Beach Sportsmen championship trophy and Hoosier jacket at the annual awards party.


Brannon says he has already sold his championship # 00 car to an undisclosed driver, and hopes to have his new ride ready for the season opener March 4th […]

Lowery leads field of 33 Sweat Hoggs to win the 2018 Grand Prix

The 2018 version of the Sweat Hogg Grand Prix had a tremendous amount of buzz going, and certainly Sunday’s race did not disappoint.  With previous years dominant driver Ricky Johnson started 3rd in this year’s 33 car event, many thought it may be over even before it started. Outside polesitter Rob McClendon had other ideas however, taking the lead at the start and establishing himself as the driver to beat. But Johnson answered the call, taking over the lead during the middle stages of race, sailing thru the field as many thought he was on his way to yet another […]


The powerful super late models begin their season with the Rattler 250 at Opp in mid March, and end the season with a new 300 lap race at Mobile International Speedway  the end of October.
In between 8 tracks will host the series including 4 stops here at 5 Flags.  Here is the schedule:
2018 Southern Super Series Schedule
March 16-18                         Rattler 250                                        Opp, AL
April 7                                   North South Challenge                   Nashville,TN
April 27                                   Blizzard #1                                       Pensacola, FL
May  19                                  US Short Track Nationals             Bristol, TN
June 9                                     Border Wars                                    Anderson S.C.
June 22                                  Blizzard #2                                         Pensacola, FL
June 30                                  Rumble by the River                       Montgomery,AL
July 20                                   Blizzard #3                                         […]


As 2017 turns into a memory, we’d like to Thank everyone that has made “all things Five Flags Speedway” into what it is. The most supportive race fans a racetrack could possibly hope for, loyal competitors, who despite the ongoing challenges racers face each and every week , continue to support the sport they love, and a staff that genuinely wants both fans and competitors to have a good experience each time they enter our gates, all combines to make our Speedway something we’re proud of. We’ll continue to work towards bettering our overall product, and look forward to your […]

Busch Executes Perfect Strategy to Win 50th Annual Snowball Derby for 2nd Career Title

By Chuck Corder
Kyle Busch turned his glitter into gold.
Busch, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series superstar, won the 50th annual Snowball Derby and hoisted the Tom Dawson trophy Sunday at Five Flags Speedway courtesy of a perfect game plan.
After leading a handful of laps just before the midway point of the 300-lap Super Late Model, Busch timed his charge to the checkered flag when it mattered most.
Running third with 22 laps remaining in the country’s most prestigious short-track race, Busch passed Late Model legend Bubba Pollard for second before getting by then-leader Jeff Choquette on Lap 284.
Busch pulled away, as […]

Pollard, Choquette Deliver Clash for the Ages with Bubba Winning 2nd Career Snowflake 100

By Chuck Corder

There have been 31 fewer Allen Turner Hyundai Snowflake 100s than today’s 50th annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway.

While the country’s preeminent Pro Late Model race might not have the history of its big brother, it has had its moments.

In 2010, a then-15-year-old Chase Elliott came from near the back of the pack to win the first of his three Snowflake 100s. Last December, Augie Grill was overcome with emotion in Victory Lane when he celebrated his third ’Flake.

But, arguably, no prior ’Flake began with quite the bang that reverberated Saturday night around the famed half-mile asphalt […]

VanderLey Erases Bad Derby Memories, Scores Pro Truck Victory in Wild 50 Lapper

By Chuck Corder

With a full moon dancing across a pitch-black sky Saturday at Five Flags Speedway, the Pro Trucks running of the 50th Annual Snowball Derby certainly had a touch of the strange.

There was a fight in the grandstands. A driver got out of his truck on the back stretch to give a rival a piece of his mind during a late caution before race officials escorted him off the raceway. And, speaking of yellows, there were 11 of them in the 50-lap race.

Through it all, D.J. VanderLey maintained his resolve and made a triumphant run to not only racing, […]

Another Derby, Another Piece of History and Hardware as Grill Handily Wins Modifieds 75 Lapper

By Chuck Corder

Even legends want their picture taken with Augie Grill.

In the joyous aftermath of Grill’s dominant performance to capture the 75-lap Modifieds Snowball Derby on Friday night at Five Flags Speedway, “Alabama Gang” founding member Red Farmer waded through a sea of happy humanity on the front stretch to congratulate Grill.

Then, as if he was meeting one of his heroes, the 85-year-old Farmer sidled up next to the 41-year-old Grill and the two posed for photos as digital cameras and smart phones snapped feverishly.

Who could blame the NASCAR legend? When Grill puts on a show like the one he […]

In Caution-Plagued 50 Lapper, Winslow Gets Elusive Derby Victory against Talented Field of Outlaw Stocks

By Chuck Corder
When it was finally over, before he got to clutch the checkered flag and winner’s trophy, it seemed like Bubba Winslow forgot how to celebrate.
Either that or Winslow simply didn’t have enough time to get his bearings, as those closest to him created quite the celebratory scene in Victory Lane while Winslow’s helmet stay strapped on.
He barely had a chance to climb out of the car and pump his fists before friends and family mobbed him with warm, emotional embraces. Such is the reaction when a hometown boy wins at the Snowball Derby.
After countless years of trying in […]

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