86 – Bubba Winslow

Division: Super Stock Name: Bubba Winslow Age: 23 Hometown: Cantonment, FL Car#: 86 Years In Racing: 10+ Car Owner: Mike Trawick Crew Members: Mike Trawick (Owner) Chris (Crew Chief) Jim Jack Will Travis Chris C Aubrey Sponsors: Trawick Garden and Landscaping Steel City Inc (Panama City, Fl) Pilcher Automotive Fastener Services Vickers Signs Special Thanks : Mike And Sherry Trawick Family: Ashley (Wife) Taylor (Daughter) Job Info: Trawick Motorsports Racing Accomplishments: To be Continued... Facebook Page: Www.Facebook.com/Trawick-Motorsports

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SUMMER DRIFTING COMPETITION AND CAR SHOW SET

Drifters from thruout the South are invited to smoke up the infield here on Saturday evening August 10th.  Extended hours and a car show plus awards and an After Party are all part of the event. $10 to enter a car in the car show. $10 admission to come watch and party, $50 to drift.  The event is hosted by Emerald Coast Drifters. Gates open at 4pm, Drifting begins at 5, and concludes with the finals in the Advanced division at 9pm. Awards at 9:45pm For more info click their web site:  www.emeraldcoastdrifters.com

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Benjamin Holds off Enfinger and Pollard for Navy Federal 125 Win

Benjamin BecomesFourth Consecutive First-Time Buddy’s Home Furnishings Blizzard Series Winner   PENSACOLA, FL (July 27, 2013) – Drivers in the deep south have been asking for a Super Late Model series like the Sunoco Southern Super Series for many years. And when they got their wish and it came with its quirks. One of those quirks, an invert after the lap 75 break, is what put teenager Kyle Benjamin in JEGS victory lane at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL. Easley, South Carolina’s Benjamin grabbed his first Sunoco Southern Super Series victory in the Navy Federal Credit Union 125 presented by Driven Racing Oil at Five Flags Speedway after advancing from fifth to first on the lap 75 inversion. The first 75-lap segment of the 125-lap event was dominated by a battle for the top spot between series point leaders Bubba Pollard and Daniel Hemric. Following the lap-75 restart, Pollard and Hemric [...]

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Anchor Down: Benjamin Triumphs at Navy Federal 125 as Enfinger-Pollard Late Fireworks Thrill Five Flags Faithful

By Chuck Corder It’s not often a winner gets overshadowed. And it’d be unfair to ignore the masterful job Kyle Benjamin did Friday at Five Flags Speedway en route to the Navy Federal 125 victory, his first career Blizzard Series checkered flag. His win marks the sixth different champion in the last six Blizzard races. “I can’t tell you how long I’ve wanted to win one of these here,” said the 16-year-old Benjamin, who won a Pro Late Model feature at Five Flags a few years ago. “We finally were able to put it together and get to Victory Lane. This is the most satisfied win I’ve ever had. “It’s a prestigious racetrack. I’m excited.” Benjamin’s toothy grin was understandable after outrunning the 24-car field. But the door-to-door battle Grant Enfinger and Bubba Pollard delivered in the final 15 laps was yet another chapter penned in the 60-year history of the famed half-mile asphalt oval. Enfinger, who [...]

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Right in the Thick of it: Bombers Driver Merritt Getting Notice for More than Just Foot-Long Beard

By Chuck Corder If this whole, 50-year-old stock-car-driver thing doesn’t work out, John Kevin Merritt has a plan. A “hair”brained plan. Entrepreneurs, think Ralph Kramden and Ed Norton of “The Honeymooners” or Ratso Rizzo from “Midnight Cowboy,” could get behind this pitch. See, if there’s one thing that distinguishes Merritt from the rest of the Butler U-Pull-It Bombers — heck folks in general — it’s that foot-long thicket that guards his face. So Merritt figures since the old boys from “Duck Dynasty” have hit it big with their unyielding facial follicles, he could start passing as a long-distance relative of the Robertson clan. “They’re making me famous,” the good-natured Merritt joked. “I told ’em down at the bank if they could somehow figure out how to get (the Robertson) account into mine, I could race for the rest of my life.” Since no one likes to have their identity stolen, Merritt, for now, is content [...]

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Grant Enfinger Enters Friday’s Blizzard/SSS Event at Five Flags

SSS – 7/23/13 speed51.com Fairhope, Alabama's Grant Enfinger, a winner this season on the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, has filed an entry into this Friday night's Navy Federal Credit Union 125 presented by Driven Racing Oil at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida.  Friday's event is a combination race for the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco, the track's Buddy's Home Furnishings Blizzard Series and the Sunoco Gulf Coast Championship.  Speed51.com will provide live Trackside Now coverage of the Five Flags event Friday night as well as Saturday's RE Suspension 125 at Mobile International Speedway to complete the Gulf Coast Doubleheader weekend.

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Busy Young Man: Nemechek Eyes First Blizzard Series, SSS win at Friday’s Navy Federal 125

By Chuck Corder Try this 36-hour itinerary on for size: Qualify outside Row 1 for the Snowball Derby on Friday evening at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola. Board a plane up to South Carolina and polish off an Allison Legacy season championship on Saturday. Celebrate, soak it in, catch your breath and hop on a return flight back to Pensacola for the 45th running of short-track racing’s preeminent event. That was John Hunter’s Nemechek itinerary last December. The 16 year old was on pace to pull off an unthinkable weekend sweep, leading the Derby early on before a pileup — set off by Sprint Cup star Kyle Busch — relegated him to an eventual 10th. “It was fun,” he recalled of the whirlwind weekend. “We never had time to settle down. It was always, go, go, go. I just remember being happy that weekend.” Nemechek had plenty to be thrilled about. A top 10 as a Derby rookie? Dear [...]

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Hemric Ready to Build on Gulf Coast Sweep at Five Flags & Mobile

SSS Point Leader Looking to Go Four-in-a-Row July 26 and 27   CONCORD, NC (July 22, 2013) – Daniel Hemric dominated the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco’s last trip to the Gulf Coast by taking home the winner's hardware at both Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida and Alabama's Mobile International Speedway last month.  Now, Hemric looks to carry the momentum of two victories and the Southern Super Series point lead into the next Gulf Coast Doubleheader, the Navy Federal Credit Union 125 presented by Driven Racing Oil at Five Flags on July 26 and the RE Suspension 125 at Mobile on July 27.   “We got a lot of support from Butch VanDoorn and everybody at Port City Racecars,” said Hemric of his recent success.  “Everybody has put in a lot of hard work.  We went down there before with the goal of really turning things around and trying to get [...]

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