April 2011

Butler and Bomber Has a Nice Ring to it

Cheryl Butler Nelson’s fondest childhood memories revolved around racing.

The co-owner and proprietor with husband Kevin of Butler U-Pull-It, once again the sponsor for the Bombers division at Five Flags Speedway, fondly recalls late nights at Flomaton (Ala.) Speedway sitting in the wrecker her father Jack Butler […]

Pokrant and Five Flags: A Match Made on Asphalt

Jim Pokrant remembers the first night he came to Five Flags Speedway.

One of his father’s close friends brought the 9-year-old boy out to the racetrack one Friday night.

Little James Pokrant sat in the grandstands, not saying a word the whole evening. He was awestruck by the power […]

Robbins Goes Last to First to Win Elantra 100

Chuck Corder

Hunter Robbins’ faith never wavered.

While his Pro Late Model crew tried to plug a leak in his No. 18 car, the Montgomery, Ala., driver kept his focus.

Robbins was rewarded for his patience Friday night at Five Flags Speedway, as he came from the end of the line […]

Action begins for Pro Late Models at Five Flags

Written by
Chuck Corder
News Journal correspondent

Ronnie Smith gives you goose bumps describing the impact of winning at Five Flags Speedway.

He should know. The local boy, turned 38-year-old father of two, has done more than just capture a handful of features. In 2009, Smith hoisted the Pro  […]

Allen Turner Elantra 100

Ronnie Smith gives you goose bumps describing the impact of winning at Five Flags Speedway.

He should know. The local boy, turned 38-year-old father of two, has done more than just capture a handful of features. In 2009, Smith hoisted the Pro Late Model track title.

And while he […]

Sportsman Still Crazy After All These Races

This’ll come as a shock to no Five Flags loyalist: The Sportsman class is once again the live of the Friday night asphalt party.

Steve Buttrick and Randy Thompson have won the first two races.

Thompson, who originally finished third in the last feature April 8, assumed the checkered […]

Winslow Looks to Build on Opening Night Theatrics

Bubba Winslow had never been involved in a finish like this.

Sure, the Cantonment driver may be only 21, but he’s more than just a spring chicken around Five Flags Speedway. Winslow finished as the season runner-up in the Sportsman division last year before moving up to Super […]

Can Faircloth Maintain Dominance Over Bombers?

 

There were glimpses of greatness for Curtis Faircloth last year at Five Flags Speedway.

As Mike Goraum dominated the Bombers division en route to the both the track and Snowball Derby titles, Faircloth managed to prove Goraum’s toughest challenge.

That is, when the Pace driver decided to race. Faircloth […]

Open Practice

The Pro Late Model Drivers get to test out their cars Thusday evening at 5 Flags at the second open practice of the season. The practice is open to drivers in all classes of competition, in addition to the 4 classes set to compete on Friday night. Friday will be […]

7 – Scooter Grice

Division: Modified

Name: Scooter Grice

Age: 35

Hometown: Pensacola

Car#: 7

Years In Racing: 21 Years

Car Owner: Gary Corr and ShelbyGrice

Crew Members: Gary Corr,Thumper Grice,AnthonyGrice,GavinGrice

Sponsors: Salon Suites of Pensacola,White Gloves cleaning service,Wes Paul Auto Glass,HardCorr Racecars and street machines

Family: wife:Shelby Son(s)Thumper,Anthony, Gavin

Job Info: Gulf Power company

Racing Accomplishments: Returning to my 1st (full) season of racing […]