5 Flag Speedway News

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 […]

Two new faces on the winners podium.

It was their Night to Shine…and they did!  Brian Weimer, from Georgia, who won a track championship in Pro Trucks a few years back without ever finishing first in a feature race grabbed his first place trophy Friday evening.
 

Pure Stock driver Matt Johnson from Mobile made his first trip to the winners podium in a special 8 lap contest of drivers in his division who have never won.  […]

2017 Track Champ Roderick Roars into 2018 with PLM win; Balkum wins Pure Stocks; Davis top Trucker

Roderick Masters 5 Flags Again, Defending Champ Wins Fifth Straight Allen Turner PLM 100 Lapper

 

By Chuck Corder

The million-watt smile said it all.

Casey Roderick’s words echoed the sense of relief plastered across his face.

Victory Lane was a familiar place for the 25-year-old Georgian last year, both at Five Flags Speedway where he was the Allen Turner Pro Late Model track champion and across the country.

Experiencing slumps are never fun, and when they trudge on for six months they were downright unbearable for the defending champ.

Roderick ended his winless drought Friday night in dominant fashion, torching the 18-car field in the 100-lap […]

Boyett Turns To WCIparts.COM Pro Trucks

 

 

 

Rebirth: Toddler Son, Family Fueling Boyett’s Passion as LM Veteran turns Pro Trucks Rookie

 

By Chuck Corder

Logan Boyett is cherishing as many memories as he can these days.

One of the most meaningful came in December during Snowball Derby week at Five Flags Speedway. A Pro Trucks rookie, Boyett got behind the wheel in the class’ Derby running and came home third.

Not only was the 28-year-old Pensacola driver thrilled to finish on the podium, but Boyett just melted when he got out the truck and saw the unbridled joy beaming from the face of his 3-year-old son LJ.

“You could just tell he […]

4 Deep South Crane Blizzard Races to be on Nationwide TV

 The Panhandle of Florida will take center stage on national television in 2018.  For the first time, the Blizzard Series at Five Flags Speedway (FL) will have all four races air on network television. Five Flags Speedway and Speed51 TV are working together to have all four events air on a tape-delayed basis on MAVTV. The four events will be produced by Speed51 TV.

 

Five Flags Speedway hosts four Super Late Model events throughout its racing season. Those events are part of the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco season, but they also count towards a Super Late Model track championship […]

Events of March 30th to be televised…Good News for all 3 divisions racing.

The countdown is on to March 3oth as the Allen Turner Pro Late Model Series “Road to the Snowflake 100” takes the stage at 5 Flags Speedway, along with Pro Trucks and Pure Stocks, beginning a bi-weekly, Friday night schedule that continues thru August.

In an effort to bring more notoriety to local racers, 5 Flags has reached an agreement with BLAB TV in Pensacola, to carry a 2 hour broadcast of the opening event, to be shown multiple times on the following weekend.  With production being provided by speed51.com and 51 TV, BLAB will be announcing specific air times in […]

Five Drifting Events at 5 Flags this year.

Come and do some screeching!  Drift on a twisting course through the pits and on part of the track.

Dates reserved are:

May 12

June 16

July 28

September 8

October 20

All 4-9pm […]

6 Feature Races on Opening Day and 6 Winners!

Six Feature Races Yields Six Different Winners Five Flags Rings in Opening Day in Style

 

By Chuck Corder

From the outhouse to the penthouse.

That’s where Pace driver Todd Jones found himself Sunday afternoon at Five Flags Speedway.

The racing gods shined brightly on Jones while Mother Nature delivered a picturesque Pensacola afternoon for the famed half-mile asphalt oval’s Opening Day.

Jones won the second of two 25-lap Faith Chapel Outlaw Stocks feature, not only after starting from the back of the field but after his No. 4 yellow machine inexplicably lost power.

Defending Outlaw Stocks Snowball Derby champion Bubba Winslow finished runner-up to Jones, but […]