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The last opportunity to renew the same reserved seats you had last year for the Snowball Derby, is Monday August 1st at 5pm Central time. Ticket prices are the same as last year... Sunday Only tickets for the 44th Annual Snowball Derby on December 4th are $45 each. You can get a  4 day reserved seat that includes a pit pass for $120. This covers all the racing excitement of the Derby in every division. This are getting more and more popular every year! NO Campsites are available at the track.  Camping is available at the Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds 5 minutes south of the track. Free shuttle service will be available. Unclaimed reserved seats go on sale August 17th at 9am. Call 850-944-8400 9am to 5pm and have your credit card available. There is a $2.00 handling charge. Click on SNOWBALL DERBY on the web site dashboard to print out an order form, and you can fax or [...]

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Grill Stays Cool Under the Firesuit for Tucson 100 Victory

Chuck Corder Augie Grill swears he hasn’t sweated through any sensitivity training sessions recently. Yet, it was a kinder, gentler Grill on Friday since the last time he was winning at Five Flags. Be it the bulldog, intimidating Grill as fans are used to seeing or the cooler, more collected Grill they witnessed this night, the No. 112 just keeps winning. Grill made it three late model wins in a row with his victory in the Allen Turner Tucson 100 on Friday at Five Flags Speedway. He led the last 60 laps of the race. “Everybody was running hard early, and I didn’t want to finish back in 10th,” Grill said. “So I decided to run hard later.” He needed it, as defending track champion D.J. VanderLey and Bubba Pollard made a hard push on the final and fifth restart Friday with 80 laps complete. VanderLey, on [...]

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Summer Blizzard in Forecast

The best the South has to offer will be in competition Friday August 12th for the fourth Buddy’s Home Furnishings Blizzard race, sponsored by Rubber & Specialties. The Blizzard races attract Super Late Model drivers from the Carolinas to Texas. The “Road to the Snowball” has only one more stop after the August race...then it’s the December Derby

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54 – Jeremy Mullinax

Division: Pro Late Model Name: Jeremy Mullinax Age: 20 Hometown: Jasper Ga Car#: 45 , 4 , 54 Years In Racing: 10 Car Owner: Buggay Motorsports Crew Members: Jeff Holden , Mark Holden, Richey Etheridge, David Rodrick Sponsors: Buggay Driving School & Lease Program. Jones Oil Family: Phil Mullinax - Dad. Teresa Mullinax - Mom. Kadie Mullinax - Sister Job Info: Self employed Racing Accomplishments: Won multiple races at both Lanier Speedway & Atlanta Motor Speedway in the Legend car division . 2007 Inex semi-pro Georgia state champion . In 2008 set the pole and track record at the series opener of the Asa Southeast Aspahlt Tour at Mobile International Speedway. Had had several top 5 and top 10 finishes in the two years of ASA [...]

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PHM Adds More 5 Flags $$$

Phil Harper, of Phil Harper Motorsports is one of the most respected engine builders in short track racing today. Recognizing that many of his customers have discovered the Allen Turner Pro Late Model Series at 5 Flags Speedway to their liking in 2011, Phil has upped the ante for this weekend’s Hyundai Tucson 100 at the storied half mile oval in Pensacola Florida. PHM will be rewarding the highest finishing Phil Harper engine with an additional $300 in bonus money. Additionally, PHM will also be paying a $300 Fast Time Award to the quickest Pro Late Model, regardless of their engine package.  

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Pollard, VanderLey set to Renew Rivalry at Tucson 100

Chuck Corder Where’s Michael Buffer when you need him? The engines might not be the only things rumbling for the Allen Turner Tucson 100 Friday at Five Flags Speedway. Super stocks, sportsmen and bombers join the pro late models when the gates open at 5 p.m. Friday. The pit gate opens at 2 p.m. Friday and passes run $25. The grandstands open at 5 p.m. Friday and admission is as follows: $15 Adults; $14 Seniors/Military; $12 Students; $5 Child (6-11); Under 6 is Free. When we last saw the pro late models, Bubba Pollard and D.J. VanderLey were beating and banging down the stretch of the Sonata 100 on June 10. Pollard eventually won, but tempers continued to flare in Victory Lane, with VanderLey and him exchanging some heated words. More than a month later, cooler heads still haven’t prevailed. “If it gets to a point where [...]

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Burks Enjoying View at the Top of Bombers

Chuck Corder Just 18, Brandon Burks finds himself in uncharted waters. He’s happy to be swimming in them, though. When the Butler U-Pull-It Bombers continue their season Friday at Five Flags Speedway, Burks will have the bull’s-eye on the bumper of his orange No. 12. Joining the Bombers (20 laps) will be one of the deepest Pro Late Model fields all season for the Allen Turner Tucson 100, Super Stocks (25 laps) and Sportsmen (20 laps). The pit gate opens at 2 p.m. Friday and passes run $25. The grandstands open at 5 p.m. Friday and admission is as follows: $15 Adults; $14 Seniors/Military; $12 Students; $5 Child (6-11); Under 6 is Free. Burks, who is in his fifth season running Bombers, took over the points lead after collecting his second win of the year July 8. If the 2010 Milton High School graduate [...]

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Ragin Cajun’ Crawfishes Way Back to Five Flags

Chuck Corder The fat lady was warming up. Hal Martin put a muzzle on her. The aptly-named “Ragin Cajun” from Galliano, La., Martin had sold all of his pro late model equipment and tools a few years ago as he climbed the racing ladder. It was a bittersweet moment, making the inevitable leap to the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) series. That’s why Friday’s return to Five Flags Speedway for the Allen Turner Tucson 100 will be so special. “I’m itching the scratch again,” said Martin, a mainstay in the pro late model division at Five Flags from 2006 to 2009. “I’m always gonna be loyal to Five Flags. They’ve all become like family, most of the personnel there. It’s a way to keep me in the seat, keep me sharp behind the wheel in preparation for next year.” While his ARCA season — limited to five races in the Venturini Motorsports No. 55 this [...]

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Allen Turner 100 PLM

Pro Late Model Drivers strap in for the 3rd 100 lap event of the year on July 22nd in the Allen Turner Tucson 100. Drivers from Texas to Georgia will be behind the wheel for the 100 green flag laps of competition. Bombers, Sportsmen and Super Stocks will add to the evening of excitement. This marks the only back-to-back events for the Pro Late Models with 5 Flags and Mobile International Speedways this year, which is expected to draw a good field of competitors.

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Demolition Derby Rules Released

Demolition Derby Rules No Trucks or SUVS allowed 1. All cars must be stripped of all glass, body molding, and all exterior lighting. The interior and trunk area must be cleaned of anything that could injure driver during derby. 2. 5 gallons of fuel maximum. 3. Battery must remain in stock location. 4. The radiator must remain in stock location. 5. All doors must be chained, welded, or wired closed to prevent from opening during the derby. Metal straps can be welded to the door seams with a 3 in wide X 1/8 thick max. 6. Trunks must remain open for inspection and Chained after. Trunks must remain empty. 7. No adding of metal to any frame, body or suspensions allowed. No reinforcement of front end, rear end, radiator support, fenders or anywhere on car. Any rust patching on body panels are subject to tech officials’ approval. 8. No doubling of body panels allowed, no added metal allowed. Rusted out holes in your [...]

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