S.E.A.L. Crate Engine Reminder A program protecting the integrity of asphalt Crate Late Model Racing, first proposed by the Sealed Engine Alliance Leaders (S.E.A.L) in early 2012, has reached formality and will take effect beginning mid season in 2014. This rule will be imposed by various organizations including the JEGS/CRA All Star Tour presented by Chevrolet Performance and many Southern tracks under the direction of Tech Inspector Ricky Brooks. The rule is stated below: “Engines rebuilt and sealed by approved and recognized rebuilders from 2011-2013 will be permitted in competition at the beginning of 2014, and are still subject to THESE rules and their intent. After June 30, 2014 re-built engines must have seals from a re-builder on the S.E.A.L. approved list or carry a 25 lb penalty. Seals on all engines must remain in place and be unaltered.” S.E.A.L. Approved Crate Engine Re‐Builders List (only with S.E.A.L. approved seals on engines) Baker Engineering [...]
Once a year there is a reason to clean out the workshop, and haul off what you have not used since last year. The annual Racers Swap Meet, where you buy what you need, sell what you don’t need, and trade away spare parts. From cars to carburetors, remember one man’s trash is another’s treasure! Join us on Saturday February 8th at 9am in the parking lot, free to browse, $25 for a booth to sell.
By Chuck Corder For a few days a few years back, T.J. Williams stared down death. Doctors mentioned cancer and ordered up a biopsy. Instead of cowering in the face of his own mortality, though, Williams began taking stock of the life he led and what lay ahead. A childhood bent and twisted around stock cars with his father — the pair was at Talladega in 1969 for the first NASCAR race and returned every spring until 1981. Half his life, ol’ T.J. spent as a professional cowboy, competing in rodeos across the nation. Williams even stuck his toe into drag racing for a while during the 1980s and ’90s. “I had done everything I had wanted to do,” said Williams, now 52. “The only real dream I never pursued was driving a round-track racecar. “As I was waiting (for the biopsy results), I did a lotta soul searching. I asked myself, if I knew [...]
The 2013 seasons officially ends and the 2014 season begins all in the same setting. The awards and checks to drivers for their season just ended. The urge to keep going and do it over again this year and be back for an award next year. The season’s Awards Banquet at Expo Hall at the Pensacola Fairgrounds drew over 200 drivers and friends...as trophies and plaques were handed out by track officials for the top drivers in the 6 local divisions. The next event is late March for the season opener. Pictured are the winners in the Bomber, Sportsmen and Pro Truck divisions.
March 14-16 Event Joins Other Prestigious Short Track Events Under SSS Banner 51 Sports/Southern Super Series press release Southern Super Series officials and management of South Alabama Speedway in Kinston, Alabama announced today that the 38th Annual Rattler 250, March 14-16, will be held under the sanction of the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco and will be the first points-paying event of the 2014 SSS season. With the addition of the Rattler to the 2014 series schedule, the Southern Super Series continues to build on its strong foothold as a premier Super Late Model series in the Southeast. With prestigious events such as the All American 400 at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville, the World Crown 300 at Gresham Motorsports Park, the Alabama 200 at Montgomery Motor Speedway and now the Rattler 250, the Southern Super Series continues to be the home of the most prestigious Super Late Model events in the Southeast. "The [...]
Lionel "Bud" St.Amant, age 73, passed away January 11, 2014 after 7 years battle with cancer. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all.. Survived by loving wife of 52 years, Ruth; son, Gary (Traci); daughter, Michele (Ric) Burt; grandchildren, Allison and Alexa Burt, Jordan and Olivia St.Amant; sister, Sandi Lane; mother-in-law, Viola Drumheller; sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Richards, Phyllis Park, Karen (Ray) Dusenbury; nieces and nephews. His passion for life and racing, whether it was a driver, owner, crew chief, crew member or just as a fan in the stands, will long be remembered by all who knew him across the country. He was always there to lend a helping hand or give advice. The family would like to express their heart-felt thanks to HomeReach Hospice nurses, Kim and J.C. and the entire staff at the Kobacker House. Friends may call at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock [...]
The annual awards banquet is set for 6pm at the Fairgrounds on Saturday January 18th. Reservations are requested, by calling 944-8400 after January 8th when we reopen the office. Catered dinner, and a fun time.
Speed 51 is seeking fans input on the best in short track racers, events, web sites and announcers. You may vote once a day up through February 8th. You will find Robbie’s name and our web site down toward the bottom of the ballot. Just click here: http://www.speed51.com/2013_Stories/51s/51s_voting.html
The Drifters will smoke ‘em on a new course layout this year. The first session is Sunday afternoon January 26th from noon to 4pm in the pits here at 5 Flags.
Here is the plan for 2014...includes 4 Buddy’s Blizzard races, 2 Allen Turner Pro Late Model 100 events to start and end the regular season, plus two 20/30 lap events. The Vintage cars are here twice, plus Demolition Derby, Faster Pastor, Kids Bike Races, Winged Sprints, Motorcycles, and the NASCAR K&N Series East race. Our Bombers and Sportsmen run every night we race. The Pro Trucks, Super Stocks, and Modifieds all have a full schedule, when combined with the Mobile International Speedway schedule. As always, schedules are subject to revision as the year unfolds. Practice dates will be announced. See ya in the pits! 5 Flags Speedway 2014 Season Schedule March 28th PLM 100, MOD, SS, SP, B April 11th MSRXS Sprint Cars, SP, B, SMARS April 25th Blizzard #1, PT, SP, B May 9th PLM 20/30, SS, SP, B May 23rd Blizzard #2, MOD, SP, B June 6th MOD, PT, SP, B, VINT June 13th NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, SS, SP, B June 27th [...]