SPEED RECORDS ARE TUMBLING, AND CARS GET FASTER

Since the season started this year, a new speed record has been set in every division of racing except one. The Bombers are getting closer...and still working at it. The surface treatment to the track asphalt is credited with being a large element in the new faster competition we are experiencing. The first track record was set here with what was called the Modifieds in 1952 on opening day at 70.3 miles per hour. Take a look at the new records here on our web site. It is at the bottom left under Posters / Newsletters Downloads, or follow this link: http://issuu.com/5flags/docs/track_records_update_2013b

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A Good Reaid: T.J. Takes Advantage, Wins Rubber and Specialties 125 as Pollard’s Night Comes to Crashing Halt

By Chuck Corder It was Bubba Pollard’s evening Friday at Five Flags Speedway. Simple as that. The Senoia, Ga., driver owned the famed half-mile asphalt oval as the Super Late Models made their first appearance of 2013 in Pensacola. He set a new track record in qualifying (16.145 seconds) to claim his seventh career Buddy’s Home Furnishings Blizzard Series pole to tie him all-time with Pensacola racing icon Eddie Mercer. Pollard won the 35-lap Modifieds feature and dominated 120 laps in the Southern Super Series Rubber and Specialties 125. It was those final five laps that flipped Pollard’s night upside down. Leading down the stretch, Pollard collided with a lapped car and his night was done. “You don’t want to know what I think,” Pollard offered as his lone comment before marching into his hauler. It opened the door for T.J. Reaid, who gained redemption for a heartbreaking ending to his Snowball Derby last December. “I hated to [...]

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RACE MONITOR KEEPS YOU UP TO THE SECOND

It’s like being in the press box. You get all the lap by lap data, times, scoring, delivered to your own personal electronic device. You need to log on to: WWW.RACE-MONITOR.COM purchase the app for your i-phone, i-pad or laptop. You will receive the race data direct from the scoring loop at the start-finish line. It works with all cars that are using transponders.

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Younger Kenseth Stays Busy in Pensacola as Southern Super Series Set to Debut with Rubber & Specialties 125

By Chuck Corder Ross Kenseth’s life is a buffet these days. An all-you-can eat restaurant would be smart to slap a sticker somewhere on Kenseth’s No. 25 Super Late Model when the Southern Super Series debuts Friday night at Five Flags Speedway. From the aforementioned Southern Series to PASS South to several other regional circuits, racing would be enough to fill the soon-to-be 20-year-old’s heaping plate. Throw in wrapping up a sophomore year pursuing his mechanical engineering major at Clemson University, plus the diehard Indiana Pacers’ fan doggedly tracking their run toward the NBA Eastern Conference Finals, and Kenseth’s respite time is precious. “It’s a little tough,” said Ross Kenseth, the son of 2003 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Matt Kenseth. “(Last) weekend we were racing at the same time the game was on. When we loaded up, I saw (the Pacers) closed out the series.” The busy Kenseth hopes to follow in his beloved [...]

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98 – Jay Jay Day

Division: Pro Trucks Name: Jay Jay Day Age: 23 Hometown: Theodore Car#: 98 truck Years In Racing: 9 Car Owner: Jimmy Day Crew Members: Jimmy Brandon Jake Darren Tim Blake Jonny Jerry Sponsors: Day Towing , Barry's u Pull It , Bay City Tool , all around hair styles , Family: Wife, Shelby Day Daughter, Addison Day Job Info: Construction Racing Accomplishments: Bomber track record holder at 5 Flags & MIS Over 30 bomber wins Over 30 stinger wins 2 stinger championships 3 tome Snowball Derby pole sitter Pro Truck Winner

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Five Flags goes “Hollywood”!!!

Rookie driver Taras "Hollywood" Hodivsky, Jr will be making his debut at Five Flags Speedway this friday night in the new and exciting ProTruck class. Hodivsky,the nephew of past champion Tommy Rollins and grandson of NASCAR great Shorty Rollins is set to bring his #99 Chevrolet Silverado to what he calls his home track. "We're really excited about this new truck class, and thanks to the Bryant family we have the opportunity to come out and put on a good show for these fans. It wasn't long ago that I was sitting in these very grandstands,and we've worked really hard to try and put this race team together in a very short time span". In his very first race last week in Mobile "Hollywood" started the race shotgun to the field in 11th position and drove to a 6th place finish in the 25 lap feature. Not you're prototypical [...]

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Daniel Hemric Looks for Better Outcome in Return to Five Flags Speedway with Southern Super Series

After Disappointing End to Snowball Derby, Hemric Out for Five Flags Revenge May 24 CONCORD, NC (May 17, 2013) – The last time Daniel Hemric left Pensacola, Florida’s Five Flags Speedway, he wasn’t holding the Tom Dawson trophy as the winner of the 45th Annual Snowball Derby last December. Instead, a blown tire and contact with another competitor led to an early exit from the track with injuries to his neck muscles and a night’s stay at a local hospital in Pensacola. Now, Hemric is preparing for his first rematch with Five Flags Speedway since December’s hard crash in the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco event on May 24. The Southern Super Series 125 presented by Crane Cams will be Hemric’s opportunity to overcome the disappointment from the Snowball Derby. “The crash certainly wasn’t the best way to end the deal, but I always try to look at the positive side [...]

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