August 2011

Valentino Wins!

Escambia Commissioner Gene Valentino after getting the checkers in the 8 lap annual Celebrity Race declared, “United Cerebral Palsy is the real winner.” And UCP did indeed win big. Over $2,000 raised.

$1,250 from Tim Bryant and the fans at the speedway. Commissioner Wilson Robertson, who finished behind Valentino, […]


Wow! The revival of the Demolition Derby at 5 Flags was a huge crowd pleaser. Seven drivers strapped in and put it in reverse, and rammed into anything that moved. It was a classy event…one driver was wheeling a Mercedes Benz.

When the smoke cleared, the heap prepared by David […]

Friday Night Results

Chuck Corder
Sweaty. Out of breath.
It was all worth it for Brannon Fowler. About a $1,000 worth it.
Fowler got out of his white No. 00, shared a long embrace with his father Glenn Fowler and celebrated his 35-lap Sportsman feature win Friday at Five Flags Speedway.
Fowler got […]

31 – Johnny Greene

Division: Sportsman

Name: Johnny Greene

Age: 41

Hometown: Daphne, Al

Car#: 31

Years In Racing: 1

Car Owner: Johnny Greene

Crew Members: Mike Gorum, Steve Buttrick, John Routh, Wilbur Gorum, Alex Routh, Brandon Lee, Brooke Greene

Sponsors: Intimidator Sportfishing
T. Rogers Design
Family: Ana, Brooke, John, Bella

Job Info: Owner/Operator Intimidator Sportfishing Inc – Orange […]

The Wait is Over: Demolition Derby Returns to Five Flags

By Chuck Corder

They’re baaaaaaack.

And with loud thuds, maybe a fire or two and plenty more of edge-of-your seat theatrics.

After 30-plus years away from the friendly confines of Five Flags Speedway, the famed half-mile, asphalt oval is ready to open the gates once again Friday […]


Drivers and crews get some extra time to make adjustments and dial in their race cars Thursday from 5 to 9. It’s free to sit and watch in the grandstands. and $10 for the pits.  Practice runs from 5 to 9pm. […]


Reserved seats for the 4 days of the Snowball Derby in December are now on sale. A grandstand reserved seat for all 4 days is $75.00, and if you want to visit the pits during the week, total is $125. Single day reserved seat for Sunday is $45.00. All plus […]


The crowd pleasing Demolition Derby is back after a 25 + year hiatus.
A generation of fans grew up without experiencing the thrill of watching
grown adults strapping in to an old heap, and crashing into another car
on purpose.
But there are rules, and they are posted here on the web […]