September 2016


First, experience what drifting is all about.
Watch this:

Cars are zipping at speed thru a
twisting and turning course.

It begins at 1pm with a Car Show in the parking lot, lasting til 3pm.
Then the pit gates open for participants and spectators.
Sliding and smoking starts at 4, until 9pm.

Feel the big blast…the […]

Who will be Miss Snowball Derby

The Snowball Derby is a crown jewel event in the short track racing scope of America.  And now the pageant to decide which lucky lady will wear the actual crown will be broadcast to the world.

For the third straight year, the Miss Snowball Derby competition is returning, and this year’s […]

Pollard Hoists Deep South Cranes 150 Title; Roderick, Johnson, Buttrick, Leytham Secure Titles on Night of Champions


By Chuck Corder

They don’t call it the famed half-mile asphalt oval for nothing.

Every time you look around Five Flags Speedway, it seems history is being made. It doesn’t matter the night, doesn’t matter those behind the steering wheel, one of short-track racing’s iconic venues never ceases to disappoint.

And what better […]

Leytham, Balkum Square Off for Bombers Track Title; Three More Champions to be Crowned Saturday

By Chuck Corder

The last months have clearly shown there is little love lost between Pensacola’s Robert Balkum and Mobile’s B.J Leytham.

The top two drivers in the Butler U-Pull-It Bombers division have gone at it on the track at Five Flags Speedway, beating and banging around the famed half-mile oval and […]

Roderick, Smith Battle to Finish to Settle Blizzard Series Crown at Night of Champions on Saturday

By Chuck Corder

The life of a racecar driver is inherently demanding.

Even if, sometimes, the drivers don’t always know many details of their busy schedules.

Zane Smith is no exception.

The 17 year old is keenly aware he’ll spend much of this week flying back and forth between Sparta, Ky., and Pensacola.

As far […]

Choquette Beats and Bangs way to No. 5, Holmes Captures Season PLM Title; Jorgensen Finishes Strong for Pro Trucks Crown

By Chuck Corder

Earning a victory at Five Flags Speedway, regardless the division, can be a career-defining milestone for any driver.

Rarely does a hotshoe come along and tame the magnitude of the famed half-mile asphalt oval.

And few late model drivers have ever had Five Flags under their spell quite like Jeff […]

Barnhill Celebrates Sportsmen Victory; Leytham Makes it Six Wins in a Row, Nine Total for Bombers

By Chuck Corder

Mark Barnhill certainly made up for lost time — burnouts and all.

It had been some time since the veteran short-track from Irvington, Ala., had raced in The Dock on Pensacola Beach Sportsmen division at Five Flags Speedway.

While Barnhill raced in last December’s Snowball Derby for the Beef “O” […]

Postponed till Sunday

By Chuck Corder

Mother Nature was the only champion Saturday night at Five Flags Speedway.

With track champions poised to be crowned in both the Allen Turner Hyundai Pro Late Model divisions and the Beef “O” Brady’s Pro Trucks series, scattered showers disrupted to the celebration.

Races for all four divisions, which also includes The Dock […]

Second Ain’t First Loser: Niedecken, Others Look to Secure Snowflake Destiny at Allen Turner Tuneup 100

By Chuck Corder

Racing fans remember well the wise words of gentleman, scholar and big-hairy-American-winning-machine Ricky Bobby who copyrighted the phrase, “If you ain’t first, you’re last™.”

Rarely does a driver gun for second. That is, unless that spot holds vital importance. Such will be the case with the Allen Turner Hyundai […]

Jorgensen, Langham Stare Down Championship Dreams as Pro Trucks Track Title on Line in Season Finale

By Chuck Corder

Taylor Jorgensen has made quite the splash in her rookie Pro Trucks campaign at Five Flags Speedway.

Yet despite her three wins and a runner-up finish through five races, the 20-year-old Georgian still has had to navigate rough waters thanks to a close rival.

Veteran Howard Langham, 49, has kept […]