2016 Awards Banquet Recap

The winners in the local divisions pictured here are anxiously awaiting the start of the 2017 racing season, after capping off their 2016 season with first place trophies and cash.  Bomber champ B J Leytham announced he is moving up to the Pro Trucks. The division is being changed to Pure Stocks, leaving the championship open for new challengers.  Jason Johnson is looking forward to the Super Stock division morphing into the Outlaw Stocks. Casey Roderick plans to expand his appearances in the Southeast in both the Pro and Super Late divisions.  Taylor Jorgensen is planning to be back in her truck this year and Steve Buttrick (in the green shirt) will be back behind the wheel in the Sportsmen. The Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds John Frenkle Jr. Building provided the setting for Saturday Nights Five Flags Speedway Awards Dinner, and well over 200 people filed into the Banquet Hall to recognize the 2016 [...]

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Ricky Johnson – Boss Hogg

 Ricky Johnson is quickly becoming the Boris Said of the Sweat Hoggs. His Mississippi based Saturn #84 performed flawlessly Saturday, coming from 22nd starting position to capture the Sweat Hogg Grand Prix Ver. 3.0 at 5 Flags Speedway. Outside front row starter Justin Babb showed the way in the early stages, while Johnson methodically worked his way forward in the 90 minute timed event. A strong performance was also being displayed by former dirt track standout Heath Ostricter, who maintained 2nd place after Johnson took the lead, only to surrender late in the event, victim of a blown engine. Rob McClendon, fresh off a victory in the motorcycle portion of the event, would eventually wind up in 2nd place, with a very steady Timothy Witherington finishing 3rd. Former 5 Flags Modified standout Steve Clark put in a dazzling performance to finish 4th, while Brandon Davis rounded out the top [...]

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Lloyd’s Glass Pure Stocks

The Bomber Division has been a mainstay division at 5 Flags Speedway since just after the turn of the century. In 2001, after a couple of hotly contested enduro events at 5 Flags, then promoter Wade Mc Naughton decided to bring back the Bomber Division on a regular basis. Some great, entry level racing has taken place since that time, and some great drivers have made their mark on the local racing scene. In recent years, under the Sponsorship of Butler’s U Pull-It, the Bomber Division has been practically dominated by Alabama based driver BJ Leytham. While the cars have evolved well past the point of being considered entry level, so too has the talent level risen as well. With Leytham graduating to the Pro Truck Division for 2017, some guaranteed changes are in store, of course an open door to Victory Lane being one of them. Another major [...]

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