April 2015

RACE FANS TO LEARN MORE ON HELPING CHILDREN IN COURT

There are about 1700 children who are involved in the legal process in the 4 counties here in Northwest Florida.
Children who are neglected, abandoned, and in need of someone to stand with them.   Only 58% of them have
someone to help.

The Guardian ad Litem organization is the coordinating agency that links […]

Memorable Gulf Coast Weekend Ends with Win and Points Lead for Smith


Texas Driver Ends Long Winless Streak

 

AUSTIN, TX. –This past weekend is one that Casey Smith and his team won’t forget for a long time.  The Austin, Texas native made the trip to the Alabama/Florida border area memorable as he went home with a victory and the Southern Super Series point […]

With Stars Piling Up DNFs, Grissom Scores Victory in Blizzard Series Opener

By Chuck Corder
Five Flags Speedway has been the catapult for quite a few famous sons of legendary NASCAR drivers in recent years.
Chase Elliott, son of “Million Dollar” Bill, won the Snowball Derby in 2011 and the current Hendrick Motorsports driver is line to hop in Jeff Gordon’s Sprint Cup ride […]

Arrival of New Crew Chief Helping Former PLM Champion Jones Make Rookie Splash in SLM Ride

By Chuck Corder
Just do a quick click through Garrett Jones’ social media platforms.
Check out his recent photographs. It’s easy to tell the pint-sized wunderkind, who made a splash as a 13-year-old track champion at Five Flags Speedway two years ago, has hit a growth spurt.
When he took the famed half-mile […]

Dirt-Track Veteran Harris Excited to Bring Talents to Pro Trucks, Five Flags Speedway on Friday

By Chuck Corder
A 12-year veteran of local dirt tracks, Branden Harris rarely lets anything or anyone rattle his cage.
The 25 year old has seen a lot in racing and doesn’t easily crack in pressure situations or if other drivers feebly attempt head games.
But there is one guy, a go-kart driver […]

Excitement Building for First SSS Gulf Coast Doubleheader

Excitement Building for First SSS Gulf Coast Doubleheader | Speed 51 | 100% Short Track Racing

For the first time since the running of the 47th Annual Snowball Derby, Super Late Models will roar to life this weekend in the Gulf Coast region.  The Southern Super Series presented by […]

Santos, King of Wing Series Gets Five Flags Season Off to Roaring Start

By Chuck Corder

The wait was well worth it.

A deluge postponed Opening Night at Five Flags Speedway by a week. When the skies finally cleared by noon on Friday, fans in Pensacola knew it was finally time to go racing.

What a show they witnessed as the winged pavement sprint cars of […]

King of the Wing Star Sierra Jackson Hopes Five Flags Faithful Have Long Memory on Friday

By Chuck Corder
At around the tender age of 5, Sierra Jackson already had a daredevil itch to scratch.
The youngster pleaded with her father, Mike, who raced motorcycles along with Sierra’s uncle, to put her on a bike.
“He wasn’t gonna go for that,” Sierra said of Mike. “But he got me […]

TV Show to Preview Winged Sprint and Blizzard Races on Monday Night

Tim and Steve host a one hour call in TV show on BLAB highlighting the next 2 race events.  Drivers from the King of the Wing series who are in town early have been invited to talk about the world’s fastest short track cars.  Over 20 Winged Sprints are expected for the weather […]