July 2016

Roderick Scores Second Blizzard Series Victory of Season; Pro Trucks Rookie Jorgensen Back on Top

By Chuck Corder

When Ronnie Sanders speaks, listen. Period. End of story.

The former Snowball Derby champion has been a late model maestro as a car owner and crew chief to some of short-track racing’s brightest stars in recent years.

Currently working on the Super Late Model of defending Blizzard Series champion Casey […]

With Focus Back in SLM Racing, Ruston Ready to Conquer Five Flags at SERF, Inc. 125

Kenzie Ruston started off her 2016 season in the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco with high expectations after returning to Super Late Models.

After a stint in NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, she united with the Carswell Motorsports no. 98 team. Through the newly-minted team’s first three races, success was […]

Young Driver Anderson Proving to be Quick Study against Super Late Model Elite Drivers

By Chuck Corder
When Augie Grill admits defeat, you know you’ve accomplished something.
Give him a few years, a decade or two perhaps, but at some point 18-year-old Cole Anderson will recall fondly the night he chased down the unflinching veteran and he’ll wax poetically about his eventual win.
But to see Anderson’s […]

With Deep Roots in Dirt, Parker’s Determination Paying Off in Pro Trucks Rookie Season

By Chuck Corder
Many routes lead drivers to milestone victories.
Jarrett Parker’s path to his first career victory at Five Flags Speedway, not to mention asphalt, was unconventional to say the least.
Parker, 21 and a Beef “O” Brady’s Pro Trucks rookie, overcame no practice on race day and a backup transmission to […]

Mason Leads Every Lap En Route to Modifieds of Mayhem Win; Ard Nudges Buttrick for Spectacular Victory

By Chuck Corder

How long does it take to erase a nightmare?

For veteran short-track driver Okie Mason, it took about an hour Friday night at Five Flags Speedway.

The 54 year old from Kushla, Ala., started the 50-lap Modifieds of Mayhem feature from the pole and never once relinquished it in a […]

Pokrant Proud to Honor American Hero, Enjoying Success On and Off Track

By Chuck Corder

When you track Jim Pokrant down — no small feat these days (just ask Steve Buttrick) — on the Fourth of July, he’s exactly where you’d expect the 45-year-old patriot to be.

Pokrant was heading downtown to Veterans Memorial Park to claim a spot for the fireworks spectacular over […]

Modifieds of Mayhem: With Father, Late Mother Close to Heart, Never Lonely for Only-Child Crocker


By Chuck Corder
Assumptions, fair or unfair, are often made about only children.
Outsiders might negatively label only children as loners, spoiled and entitled. Others might admire their independence, gratefulness, generosity and how they’re loyal to those closest to them.
Modifieds of Mayhem driver Donald Crocker falls into the latter group. The 24 […]