MEET OUR 2015 TRACK CHAMPIONS.

We congratulate the drivers and crews of the 6  teams that made it to the top this year. Butler U Pull It Bombers:   Geno Denmark from Dauphin Island, Al Beef O Brady’s Sportsmen:  Shanna Ard, from Milton, FL Better Built Pro Trucks:  Brian Weimer, from Cumming, GA Deep South Cranes Blizzard Series:  Casey Roderick. from Lawrenceville, GA Faith Chapel Super Stocks:  Randy Thompson, from Cantonment, FL Allen Turner Pro Late Models: Ryan Luza, from Cypress, TX

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97 Hunter Lambert

Driver Hometown: Pensacola Car Owner: Tommy Lambert Crew Members: Tommy Lambert, Cindy Lambert, Brittany Lambert, Tom Lambert, Mike Cook, Chuck Dix, Joel Lesley Jr Years In Racing: 1 Sponsors: TFL Construction, The Agency Family: Tommy Lambert, Cindy Lambert, Brittany Lambert, Tom Lambert Job Info: School Website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8zWdwegYy5Nz9tjQGn_Mvw Twitter Page URL: Facebook Page URL: https://www.facebook.com/TFL-Racing-1424453194474597

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49,Ken aplin

Driver Hometown: DeFuniak springs fl Car Owner:Ken @ kerri aplin Years In Racing:involved 20+ years Family:wife kerri, kids : Zachary and kaylee Job Info: military contracted employee Racing Accomplishments: tire changer in late model and sportsman series at sams

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Caseys Celebrate: Smith Wins $10K Southern Super Series Title, Roderick Captures First Blizzard Crown; Pollard Takes Advantage of Wilson’s Late Troubles

By Chuck Corder By Chuck Corder The Night of Champions certainly didn’t disappoint. Bubba Pollard capped a bizarre night for the Super Late Models in the Deep South Crane Rentals Blizzard Series/Southern Super Series finale by capturing the Deep South Crane Rentals 150 courtesy of the untimely demise of Donnie Wilson. Wilson, whose fellow drivers freely admitted was the car to beat Saturday, watched his lead evaporate on Lap 130 when his No. 2 began to putter down the front stretch. Pollard, who led the first 82 laps before Wilson emerged as the favorite, pounced “We had a good car,” Pollard said. “I felt like something was going wrong because the car didn’t react like it normally does. But, we were able to keep it up front and save our tires. “I hate it for Donnie. He was fast, and had the dominant car, for sure.” It was an inexplicable end for Wilson, the Oklahoma City driver [...]

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Under Garvey’s Guidance, Teenage Sensation Garrett Jones Comes of Age Heading into Blizzard/SSS Finale

By Chuck Corder It takes Garrett Jones a couple of rings before he answers his iPhone. When he does, the 16-year-old late model driver’s voice, which has noticeably dropped several octaves, echoes like he’s trapped down a well. “I just got my license!” Jones shouts from inside his 2015 Chevy Silverado, the cherished birthday gift bestowed upon him from his grandfather, Larry. And, so, eight days after celebrating his Sweet 16, Jones has officially become a distracted driver. Thank you, Bluetooth. But when Jones gets behind the Tracy Goodson No. 1 Super Late Model on Saturday at Five Flags Speedway for the Deep South Crane Rentals 150, rest assured his attention will be focused fully on the task at hand. “Pensacola is unlike any track we go to,” Jones said. “It’s as technical a racetrack as you’ll find.” Jones, a past Pro Late Model champion at Five Flags, is bound and determined to go out with [...]

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WELCOME ABOARD BETTER BUILT!!

Recognizing the rapidly growing popularity of the Pro Truck Division, Better Built Tool Boxes has come aboard as the Division Sponsor for the September 26th Championship Race and the Snowball Derby ProTruck event to be held in conjunction with the Allen Turner Snowflake 100 on December 5th. The Season Championship Race will offer $1000 to the Winner. Michael Steadham of A-1 Accessories in Cantonment, a longtime supporter of the local racing scene, was instrumental in bringing the Better Built brand onto the scene.

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After Years of Near Misses at Five Flags, Casey Smith Can Close Out Southern Super Title Saturday

By Chuck Corder Heartbreak Hill is hands down the toughest portion of the Boston Marathon. It’s a treacherous 0.4-mile ascent near the end of the 26.2-mile torture chamber that leaves its victims pleading for mercy. Begrudgingly, Five Flags Speedway has become Casey Smith’s version of Heartbreak Hill. The Austin, Texas, Super Late Model driver has had more than his fair share of close calls and disappointments at the famed half-mile asphalt oval in the 15 years he has raced in Pensacola. But at the Deep South Cranes Rental 150 come Saturday, with the Southern Super Series championship hanging in the balance, Smith has a chance to turn his boulevard of broken dreams into a yellow brick road. “Man, closing it out in Pensacola makes my stomach turn,” the 30-year-old Smith said. “Pensacola is to us the way Daytona was to Dale Earnhardt for so many years. Different things have happened there that have taken us [...]

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Survival of the PLM Fittest: Thorn Wins Wild Tune-Up 100; Luza Celebrates Track Championship

By Chuck Corder Tempers flared. Attitudes boiled over. It was a bizarre night. In a cramped 35-car Pro Late Model field, the largest race waged all season at Five Flags Speedway, cautions were aplenty and nerves were frayed for the Allen Turner Tune-Up 100 on Saturday night. At one point early in the race, nine yellows had waved in the first third of the race. A mind-boggling 50 caution laps have been logged to just 32 official laps. California driver Derek Thorn, he of the barrel roll at the Snowball Derby several years ago, outlasted a deep lineup and an aggressive night of racing to win for the second time at the famed half-mile asphalt oval in 2015. “The most important part of coming to Pensacola is the fans are the best,” said Thorn who started third. “I’m excited as heck. By God, the car was perfect. I love driving it.” Texas youngster Derek Scott [...]

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