The familiar voice of racing here at 5 Flags, Robbie Harvey joins Tim and Steve Monday nite to discuss the 2015 racing schedule of events. The season starts with the always exciting and popular winged sprints. The King of the Wings mid west based series begins its 2015 nationwide string of competitions here on the Gulf Coast Friday April 10th, then goes on to Mobile the next evening. These are the fastest cars that will set a tire on 5 Flags for the entire year. Other events in our schedule will be discussed, especially the new Modifieds of Mayhem series, and the Southern Super Series of Late Models. The show is live on BLAB-TV on cable and streaming on the web 6-7pm Central Daylight Time. http://blabtv.com/
Each year, a competition of high school and college students exploring the limits of electric car technology is held here at 5 Flags. It is the Emerald Coast Electrathon Classic 120. Vaughn Nichols of Gulf Power, the event organizer gives us this update: Below are links to the registration form and the schedule for the day. We currently have teams that have said they are coming from California, Texas, Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia and of course Florida. Please fill out your team forms and send back to me at this email so we can start compiling the list of teams and cars. WE COULD HAVE OVER 25 CARS THIS YEAR! There is no cost to the team to compete. Lunch will be cooked and provided by the Engineering society for all registered team members, teachers and advisors. There is also a race at Five Flags the Friday night before our race. If you are [...]
Driver Hometown: Franklin, Texas Car Owner: Derek Scott Crew Members: Alex Query- crew-chief, Michael Pilla-mechanic, Powell Caldwell-Mechanic Years In Racing: ! 1/2 Years Sponsors: Derek Scott's Auto Park Family: Derek Scott Sr.- Father, Kim Scott-Mother, Brittany Scott-Sister Job Info:Student Racing Accomplishments: Go- Kart champion in many events and numerous track records all over the country. Tied championship in Kyle, Tx and second in points at speedweeks February 2015 including first Win in career. Also second place in Opp Alabama last year in viper series. Website: http://www.derekscottjr.com/
Driver Hometown: Milton, Fl Car Owner: Gary Sutton/ MWRC Crew Members: Mike Williamson, Sammy McMullen, Billy Doyle Years In Racing: 19 Sponsors: Mike Williamson Race Cars (MWRC), Certified Plumbing and Sewer, Seatow, Hamner Race Engines, West Florida Coatings, and Panhandle Grading and Paving Family: Valerie Sutton/Wife, Darren Sutton/Son, Emery Sutton/Daughter Job Info: US Foods Racing Accomplishments: 1998 Sportsman Snowball Derby Champion, 2012 Super Stock Snowball Derby Champion Website: Twitter Page URL: Facebook Page URL:
Local drivers in search of a crew member now have a new source. Auto repair students at the George Stone Technical Center in Pensacola have been invited to explore the challenges and benefits of the volunteer opportunity for the 2015 racing season. Speedway GM Tim Bryant met with the students and teaching staff recently to personally invite students to link up with a local Bomber or Sportsmen driver, and learn a new dimension in automotive repair. Interested students in the automotive field are invited to the track Saturday March 21st at 10am for a tour and meet with interested car owners and drivers. The Bomber and Sportsmen classes were selected because drivers are local, and race in 13 events during the regular season. The speedway will provide the new crew members with pit passes for the season, and an identifiable t shirt. A limit of 10 students is planned for the first year. Drivers interested in adding a fresh set of hands to their [...]
Driver Hometown: Lillian Alabama Car Owner: Valerie Prevatte Crew Members: Jeff Prevatte, Sonny Bonds, Years In Racing: 2 Sponsors: Valerie Prevatte Attorney At Law, Any Hour Bail Bonds Family: Mother: Valerie Prevatte Father: Jeff Prevatte Sister: Vivian Prevatte Job Info: Student at Foley High school. Racing Accomplishments: Finished 6th in points my first season. Learned how to work on and rebuild my car. Qualified and raced in the 2014 snowball derby.
Driver Hometown: Cypress Tx Car Owner: Red & Debbie Knowles Crew Members:Travis Knowles, Bo Knowles, JW Kimbrell, Justin Knowles, Bill Long, Brent Mattinson, Matt Ryan, John Vance, Chase Ward, Clifford Wharton Years In Racing: 7 on the track, 4th generation driver Sponsors: Family:inkDOTS, Redco Tool & Fastener, Grant Sheet Metal, Frio Acres, HD SUpply & Solutions, BENT River Retreat The Reynolds Co Job Info: Offshore Communications Technician - Oceaneering Racing Accomplishments: NASCAR Texas State Rookie of the Year Website: www.masonmitchellracing.com Facebook Page URL: www.facebook.com/masonitchellracing
Driver Hometown: Steve Williams Car Owner: Greg Haynie Crew Members: Logan Hall, John Hall, Cole Williams, Jamie Morton, Jim Woodall, Nathan Galloway, Big John Taylor. Years In Racing:35 Sponsors:H & W motorsports, ABC Designz, Morton Motorsports Family:Steve & Kim, Brittney, and Cole Williams, Greg sr, Marilyn and Gregory Haynie jr