January 2013

Maintenance Includes Excavating Big Cracks

5 Flags Speedway is undergoing some off season surface safety improvements. Areas of alligator cracking are being removed by a national contractor to minimize deterioration of the existing asphalt surface. Richard Goss of Louisville, KY is overseeing the maintenance operations. His company was here 3 years ago to grind off the top wearing surface, that […]

55 – Mason Mitchell

Division: Super Late Model, Pro Late Model

Name: Mason Mitchell

Age: 18

Hometown: West Des Moines Iowa

Car#: 55

Years In Racing: 14

Car Owner: Mason Mitchell Motorsports

Crew Members: Andrew Slater
Justin McClintic
Brian Sommers

Sponsors: J&S Ag Services
Graffiti Graffics
Electronic Engineering

Family: Russ Mitchell
Marlene Mitchell
Morgan Mitchell
Michael Mitchell

Job Info: Driver in the ARCA Racing Series.
Owner of Mason Mitchell Motorsports.

Racing Accomplishments: Racing […]

HUSBAND AND WIFE TEAM CITED FOR EXTRA EFFORTS DURING THE YEAR

The Ironman Award, given to the worker who goes above and beyond, was
presented to Charlie and Waynetta Head, at the annual Awards Banquet on
Saturday the 12th. They were lauded by track manager Tim Bryant for their
tireless efforts during the season that contributed to making racers have a
better experience at the […]

BRANNON FOWLER AMONG DRIVERS HONORED

Sportsmen Champion Brannon Fowler of Molino was among the
drivers who received trophies, a check and other prizes at the
Annual Awards Banquet Saturday the 12th at the Pensacola Fairgrounds.

Fowler, a champ at 5 Flags and Mobile International says he is ready
for the season to start for 2013, and welcomes competing at […]

THE BIG CRANE EXPLAINED

The monster in the parking lot is the largest crane on wheels within 400 miles.

Deep South Cranes of Pensacola just acquired the mammoth machine for contractors
needing a big lift. It weighs a million pounds plus, takes 17 trucks to transport,
and 2 days for a crew to assemble on a job […]

DRIFTING EVENT TO SEE SLIDING ON SATURDAY

5 Flags will host the first Drifting event of the year on
Saturday January 19th. The sliding starts at noon, goes to 4pm.
Gates open at 10am.

$50 to slide, 10 bucks to hang.

We have posters for your workplace, come by the office
on Pine Forest Road Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, and grab a few. […]

07 – Jim Pokrant

Division: Sportsman

Name: Jim Pokrant

Age: 42

Hometown: Pensacola,Fl

Car#: 07

Years In Racing: since 1993

Car Owner: Jim Pokrant

Crew Members: Eli Williams
Rick Culbertson
David
Frank
Pam

Sponsors: TechMaster Rick Culbertson
Pam Miller’s Cleaning Service
Eli Williams Race Cars
Buddy Miller Race Engines
Wes Paul Autoglass

Family: My mom, my grand kids… Ethan, Zec, Serria

Job Info: I work at Ingram Signalization as a level 2 […]

FANS, DRIVERS, FAMILIES, CREW, ALL INVITED

The annual gathering to recognize drivers and their
efforts is Saturday the 12th at the Pensacola Fair Grounds.

Lots of door prizes, food from Wayne’s Family Diner, beer,
soft drinks and awards are all part of it. Doors open at
5:30, buffet opens at 6:30.

RSVP is required to reserve your spot. $15 each.

Stop by […]