December 2010

No Long-shot, Johanna Long Wins 43rd Derby

Debris littered the half-mile oval one final time Sunday atFive Flags Speedway.

This time, though, no crew was about to clean it up.

Pensacola teenager Johanna Long shed tears of joy after hoistingthe Tom Dawson trophy to celebrate an historic victory in the 43rd annualSnowball Derby.

Long became the youngest, and just the […]

Final Four Punch Tickets into Snowflake 100

The last two spots in tonight’s Snowflake 100 (7 p.m.) were hot commodities at Five Flags Speedway.

Three cautions in four of the 25-lap race took out five of the nine-car field, including a nasty crash that saw one Pro Late Model take flight.

John Bolen, who caused the last of the […]

Oh Canada! Artuso Holds on to Qualify for Derby

Jerry Artuso’s hopes to qualify for the 43rd annual Snowball Derby looked bleak.

The Canadian driver made an early move for track position and it appeared costly. Somehow, someway, though, Artuso kept his No. 5 in the top four in Saturday’s last-chance race to punch his Derby ticket.

Scott Hantz got the […]

Chrudimsky Defends Reid Dominates

It was the race that didn’t want to end.

Jessie Reid was glad it did. Sitting on the pole proved invaluable for Reid during the Super Stocks edition of the Snowball Derby on Friday at Five Flags Speedway.

Reid led all 50 laps, outlasted eight cautions and a race that spanned nearly […]

Gale Makes Sweet Music with Track Record, Snowball Pole

The only thing sweeter than Cale Gale’s sing-song name was his driving Friday.

Gale not only drove his No. 83 to the pole for the 43rd annual Snowball Derby on Sunday, but he also set a new track record at Five Flags Speedway and tied the all-time Derby mark.

Gale’s lightning-quick 16.335 […]

Goraum scores on 2nd chance at win

During the final laps of the Snowball Derby Bomber feature race, Mike Goraum started to have d�j� vu.

“I was thinking, ‘Oh, no, not again,’ ” said Goraum, a Cantonment resident, from Victory Lane at Five Flags Speedway late Thursday night. “I can’t let this lapped car get me.”

A lapped car […]

14-Year-Old Erik Jones Gets Ready for Snowflake 100

The 2010 Rookie of the Year title as well as a Third Place Overall Finish in the Northern Late Model Series (Formerly ASA Late Model Northern Series) during the 2010 racing season would have any driver and team celebrating their accomplishments and focusing their efforts on the following year.

Not 14-year-old, […]

Nostalgia Racer Dennis Schoenfeld Gears Up For the

For many drivers, the Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway (FL) is the end to a season of chasing points and following a tour schedule.  Drivers who raced in the track’s own Blizzard Series, on the ASA Midwest Tour, in the CRA Super Series, on the PASS South tour, in […]

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