Bomber and Sportsmen drivers can join the Tampa Bay Area Racers in the WInged Sprint division at Meet the Drivers Night July 8th at 5 Flags. Drivers are invited to bring autograph cards, or items from their sponsors as give aways for the session.
Division: Super Stock Name: Bubba Winslow Age: 21 Hometown: Cantoment, Florida Car#: 44 Years In Racing: 10 Car Owner: Dustin and Tiffany Rowell Crew Members: Dad, Terry, Kerner, Dustin, Tyler Sponsors: Insurance Land Kids Dentist Panhandle Motorsports Graphix (Special Thanks to Mike Williamson) Express Automotive Family: Ashley- wife Taylor- Daughter Job Info: Construction Racing Accomplishments: To Be Continued...
The deadline is approaching for the securing of your same reserved seating for this years Snowball Derby. If you purchased reserved seats for last year’s race, you have until August 1st to claim and pay for the same seats. After that, all unclaimed tickets go on sale to the public. Call the office 850-944-8400 with your credit card handy and be ready for the 44th annual Snowball Derby. Open 9am to 5pm Mon-Fri Central time. Closed July 5th.
Chuck Corder Augie Grill had an important question for his crew. “Do y’all wanna pose for some pictures? They’re just gonna look like they did last time,” Grill joked. Grill, as is his custom, shot to the front early and held off a late charge from wunderkind Chase Elliott to win the Print Now 100 on Friday at Five Flags Speedway. It was Grill’s second consecutive trip to Victory Lane in a super late model race and stretch his all-time Blizzard Series record to eight wins. It might sound like a broken record, but the feeling of winning at Five Flags never gets old for the proficient Alabama driver. “The points are great and wonderful, but we race to win. It’s special,” Grill said. “We’ve done two in a row for a few years now. I’d like to get that third, but we’re building toward that championship.” Grill [...]
This article first appeared in June 23 editions of the Pensacola (FL) News Journal. Chuck Corder How fast can Chase Elliott go? For Elliott, the 15-year-old son of NASCAR great Bill Elliott, the hammer is down on a future that seems limitless. Like the No. 9 he deftly drives, Chase Elliott’s blossoming racing career is moving quickly these days. His life in the fast lane makes a Pensacola pit stop when he returns for the Print Now 100 on Friday at Five Flags Speedway. It is Elliott’s first Blizzard Series appearance since dominating the division en route to the season championship last year. “We had a few good races last year,” the always-humble Elliott said. “That was last year; this is this year.” The modifieds, sportsmen and bombers also continue their respective years when the gates open at 5 p.m. Friday. There also will be a [...]
Division: Pro Late Model Name: Brandon Bendele Age: 36 Hometown: LaVernia, Texas Car#: 6 Years In Racing: 16 Car Owner: Bob Garwood Crew Members: Bobby Black - crewchief Dave Noack Gordon Williams Bob Garwood Larry Bendele Sponsors: SelecTrucks of Houston Houston Freightliner Houston Western Star Family: Niki Bendele - wife Karsyn Bendele - daughter Brody Bendele - son Job Info: Terracon Corporation - Roofing & Weatherproofing specialist Racing Accomplishments: NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Sunbelt Region Champion (1999 & 2001) Romco Super Late Model Touring Series Champion 2003 Multi-time Late Model & Super Stock track champion at San Antonio Speedway Nine ASA Pro Late Model feature wins at Houston Motorsports Park and Thunderhill Raceway Comments: Currently, 2nd in points in the Five Flags Speedway Pro Late Models
Kenzie Ruston seemed destined for racing at an early age.She had her big green eyes set on climbing onboard a dirt bike. After all, Ruston thought she’d follow in the family footsteps that her father and older male cousins had first carved out. Darren Ruston quickly pumped the brakes on that dream, careful to not put his daughter in harm’s way. “Dad got me yard cart and a four-wheeler,” Kenzie, 19, said. “I was always the tomboy.” The tomboy is now one of stock-car racing’s budding drivers and will go up against another young star Friday in Pensacola. Along with Chase Elliott and the usual cast of super late model characters, Ruston will headline a dynamic super late model field for the Print Now 100 at Five Flags Speedway. This is Ruston’s first of the season, but the third of five Blizzard Series races. “I really wanted [...]
Of the multitude of things Five Flags Speedway gets right, the Friday night fellowship is near the top of the list. From the pits to the grandstands, from Bomber to Late Model drivers, from lifelong to novice fan, there’s a special camaraderie that oozes throughout America’s favorite home track. It’s an attractive trait to small businesses, such as Print Now, the sponsor for this Friday’s 100-lap Blizzard Series race that will feature the likes of Chase Elliott, Bubba Pollard, Augie Grill and Kenzie Ruston, just to name a few. “It’s a great little community when you get out there,” said Kim Franklin, who co-owns Print Now with husband Doug and fellow partners John and Deborah Holland. “Everybody knows everybody. That’s what we need in a town like ours.” It has been such an infectious experience for the Franklins and Hollands, that the owners [...]
Drivers and crews have an opportunity to set up and test for the Print Now Blizzard Race at an Open Practice this Thursday from 5 til 9pm. All classes running on Friday nite can experience some track time and practice, along with dialing in their set up.
Blizzard and Fireworks UPDATE: Print Now, the sponsors of the 100-lap Blizzard Series race Friday at Five Flags Speedway, will provide 3D glasses to the first 1,000 fans that pass through the gates They usually go with each other, a close Blizzard race, and fireworks on the speedway. But this time it will be planned fireworks over the speedway. Each summer we celebrate the freedoms we enjoy on or near the 4th of July. This is the closest race before the 4th, so the fireworks in the sky over turn 3 and 4 will mark the occasion. Grant Enfinger leads the Buddy’s Home Furnishings Blizzard series thru the first two competitions, that will see by the end of the season two drivers advancing to a secured spot in the December Snowball Derby. The Modifieds, Bombers and Sportsmen round out the program, presented by PRINT NOW of Pensacola. Time [...]