May 2016

Burton Conquers 5 Flags / Pollard Class Act

Thanks to an unusual act of sportsmanship from a fellow driver, 15-year-old Harrison Burton enjoyed the grand elation of winning the 100-lap Rubber & Specialties Blizzard Series race Friday night at Five Flags Speedway.

“I wanted to win here so bad,” he said. “I’ve never been happier.”

Just a few laps earlier, […]

Rookie Like No Other: Female Driver Jorgensen Eyes Third Victory in Pro Trucks Debut Season

By Chuck Corder

When you’re a natural, you can become immune to nerves.

Every time Taylor Jorgensen climbs behind the wheel of her Legends car, she has to shoo away butterflies from her stomach.

But once the 20-year-old female driver from Stockbridge, Ga., slides into her Pro Trucks No. 3, a sense of […]

Young Gilliland Brings Historic Season, Humble Approach to Five Flags for Rubber and Specialties 100

By Chuck Corder
Todd Gilliland takes a more subdued approach with his celebrations.
Most of all, he eschews the most popular post-race theatrics: the burnout.
“I don’t wanna destroy anything,” said Todd, wise beyond his 16 years of age. “I like to pull the car into Victory Lane and then celebrate. My dad […]


The speedy Super Late Models, the stars of the Snowball Derby © pull a
Gulf Coast double header this Memorial Day weekend. Friday nite here at
5 Flags Speedway with 100 laps and a fire works show.  Then load up to
Mobile International Speedway Saturday evening for an encore.  The
Rubber & Specialties Blizzard […]

Hamrac Returns to Five Flags, Wins Modifieds of Mayhem Opener; Crocker Grabs 40-Lap Finale

By Chuck Corder

Donnie Hamrac rests his head in Semmes, Ala.

But, there’s no question, his home away from home is across the state line at Five Flags Speedway.

Hamrac has made it a great habit of winning big modified races at Pensacola’s high banks. Hamrac owns a couple of modified track championships […]

Vintage drivers come together for one of their own

The racing community has always been home to Good Samaritans.

The drivers and car owners in the Southern Vintage Racing Association are no exception. In fact, the group, which features 1934 Ford and Chevy open-wheeled coupes and sedans, might be closer-knit than most.

Local vintage racer Levi Plato can attest. After Plato […]

While Other Drivers Have Finally Gained Some Ground, Buttrick Remains Sportsmen Car to Beat

By Chuck Corder

Steve Buttrick has finally gone worldwide.

That should come as no surprise to folks that have seen Buttrick wheel a racecar or the legions of kids who receive the gentle giant’s trophies on Friday nights at Five Flags Speedway.

What will surprise them is Buttrick’s recent international acclaim isn’t for […]

Worsham Hopes Following in Old Man’s Modifieds Footsteps Means Reaching Victory Lane on Friday Night

By Chuck Corder
Like most boys, Ryan Worsham grew up idolizing his father.
And for good reason. Richard Worsham was an accomplished driver for 15 years at Five Flags Speedway and along the Gulf Coast.
In 2002, a year before he hung up his fire suit, the elder Worsham won the Modifieds track […]

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