5 Flag Speedway News

Aramendia Scores Third Modifieds of Mayhem Victory in Last 3 Years; Day Makes it 3-for-3 in Pure Stocks

By Chuck Corder

Joe Aramendia made those 11 hours and 700 miles count.
The Seguin, Texas, makes regular visits to Pensacola and Five Flags Speedway to race Modifieds and Late Model driver against the best competition.
Aramendia made a triumph return Friday to the famed half-mile asphalt oval, setting the fast time in qualifying (17.503 seconds) and, then comfortably winning the 50-lap Modifieds of Mayhem Tour feature.
It was Aramendia’s third feature win at Pensacola’s high banks in as many seasons, as the 53-year-old veteran took home checkered flags the previous two Augusts, on the same night when the track hosts its annual Demolition […]

Now With a Wife and Son Cheering Him On, Jonathan Day Has Made Triumphant Return to 5 Flags

By Chuck Corder

Athletes are creatures of habit.
Repetition breeds rhythm. Rhythm begets consistency. Consistency is the threshold to success.
So it would figure that if the rhythm lies dormant for years, muscle memory should shut down.
That’s what we expect from mere mortal athletes. The immortals, the great ones, can retire and un-retire multiple times and still turn heads.
Johnathan Day is on an immortal run currently. After five years away from short-track racing, the 28-year-old Day wasted little time in dusting off the rust. Instead, the Mobile-area driver has won both Lloyd’s Glass Pure Stocks 20-lap features this season at Five Flags Speedway.
“I’m […]

Aramendia Leads Modifieds of Mayhem Tour into Five Flags Speedway, His Home Away from Home  

By Chuck Corder

The asphalt short tracks around Texan Joe Aramendia have been swallowed up whole.
In fact, the lone asphalt racetrack that remains in the Lone Star State is Texas Motor Speedway, home to NASCAR’s annual pilgrimages. But, as Aramendia put it, “they only race twice a year.”
The 53-year-old hasn’t let life’s setbacks keep him parked, though. Aramendia has become a familiar face at Five Flags Speedway in recent years, winning two Modifieds features the last two seasons.
Aramendia, who hails from Seguin, Texas, just down the road from San Antonio, will once again make the 11-hour haul this week to compete […]

2x Blizzard Series Champ Roderick Returns to 5 Flags, Captures Allen Turner PLM Series Opener

By Chuck Corder

The seat inside Ronnie Sanders’ famed No. 18 has always been a hot commodity
Sanders, of course, was the first to occupy the coveted spot during a 41-year short-track career that saw him morph into one of the titans of the sport, highlighted by wins at prestigious races, including the 1977 Snowball Derby.
In recent years, acting as the big red machine’s crew chief, late model champions Bubba Pollard, Clay Alexander and Hunter Robbins were just three of the young hotshoes in Sanders’ stable. Pollard won an incomprehensible 19 races one season under Sanders’ guidance.
Arguably, neither Pollard nor the other […]

Back with Grill and GARC, South Ready to Tame Five Flags in Allen Turner PLM Season Opener

By Chuck Corder

Forty minutes across the center of the State of Alabama.
That’s all that separates Justin South from his family-owned, Richard Petty-inspired No. 43 Pro Late Model. But under the careful, watchful eyes of late model legend Augie Grill the stock car might as well be in South’s own backyard in Leeds, Ala.
Grill, who in addition to his driving duties also manufacturers Grand American Race Cars (GARC) in Dolomite, Ala., is a perfectionist stuck in a sport that is often defined by its unfortunate mishaps.
Thanks to Grill’s Midas touch, South has started his 2017 late model season with a bang.
Fresh […]


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