August 2015

Flyin’ Ryan Flies to Allen Turner PLM Sweep; Buttrick Scores Fifth Sportsman Victory

By Chuck Corder
Ryan Luza received a horrible surprise for his 19th birthday Thursday.
The Allen Turner Hyundai Pro Late Model series points leader crunched his No. 14 car when he splashed through a patch of oil during practice at Five Flags Speedway.
Larry Blount knew exactly what to get Luza. Blount, a […]

Andy W.’s Last Name Isn’t Only Thing about the Pro Trucks Driver to Turn Heads

By Chuck Corder
Who knew you could learn so much about someone in a 10-second voicemail?
“Hey, this is Andy W. … Gimme a call back when you get time.”
The “W” is short for Wojtaszczyk, the tongue-twisting last name of Pro Trucks driver Andy Wojtaszczyk. The same one […]

Allen Turner Hyundai PLMs: Big Asphalt Dreams Drive Holmes Toward Top at Five Flags

By Chuck Corder

Perhaps it’s his proximity to one of auto racing’s most hallowed theaters.

Perhaps it’s his drive and determination to one day drive on NASCAR’s biggest stages. Perhaps, it’s his sheer knack to balance a full college course load with an equally busy racing schedule.

Whatever lures you in about Brett […]


Tickets for the 48th Annual Snowball Derby are now available at the office.
The event is December 3 to 6, 2015, plus arrival of rigs, and pit party on
Wednesday December 2nd.
Come by or call Mon-Friday 9am to 5pm. Phone 850-944-8400.

Good seats are still available.

Look at the seating chart and tell us […]

Packed House Roars as Beard Captures Heart-Stopping Demolition Derby; Aramendia Dominates Mods of Mayhem

By Chuck Corder

Like a true Demolition Derby champion, Eric Beard had no regard for his fellow drivers.

The Dora, Ala., resident threw caution to the wind and smashed anything that sat between him and the winner-take-all, $1,500 prize.

He outlasted three-time champion Ronnie Smith and 12 other drivers who left the Five […]

Listen to Them Roar: Mods Gaining Steam, Cars Thanks to First-Year Mayhem Series

By Chuck Corder
Stan Narrison couldn’t wrap his head around this revelation.
A few years ago, shortly after Narrison had assumed promoter duties for Montgomery (Ala.) Motor Speedway, he was inundated with requests from drivers and fans to host more shows featuring open-wheel modifieds.
This, despite the car turnout for modifieds events being […]

Insanity Pleas: Pensacola Lawyer Marcus Michles Ready for Second Demolition Derby

By Chuck Corder
Leave it to a lawyer to concoct a way for his own family to sue him for emotional distress.
Marcus Michles — one partnership half of the Pensacola personal injury law firm of Michles & Booth — nearly brought a lawsuit upon himself following his Demolition Derby debut last […]

Snowball Derby News Aug 2015

Tickets: for grandstand reserved seats will go on sale Wednesday August 19th, Ticket prices are the same as last year. There is also a VIP ticket package that includes a reserved grandstand seat and a pit pass.

Purchase yours either in person at the speedway office, or by telephone using a […]