RODERICK WINS BLIZZARD, VANDERLEY IN TRUCKS, McDONALD IN PURE STOCKS

With Big Names Falling by the Wayside, Roderick Reigns Supreme at Blizzard Series’ Universal Fabricators 125 By Chuck Corder Casey Roderick never panicked. The decorated Lawrenceville, Ga., late model driver certainly knows his way around Five Flags Speedway. Boasting a pair of Deep South Crane Blizzard Series track championships and adding the Allen Turner Pro Late Model crown he won last year, Roderick knows Pensacola’s high banks demand tire management. When Roderick, who started on the pole, yielded the lead to Jesse Dutilly on Lap 3 of the Universal Fabricators 125 — the second Deep South Cranes Blizzard Series race of the season for Super Late Models — there was no cause for concern in the 25-year-old’s approach. On a weird night that saw early and untimely demises for late model stalwarts Bubba Pollard and Augie Grill, who both exited with mechanical failures, Roderick remained cool, calm, and stayed clean. He outlasted a handful of [...]

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Wilson & Nasse will let their cars do the talking Friday in the Blizzard 125

After Settling Things with Fists, Words in April, Wilson and Nasse Want Cars to do Talking at Universal Fabricators 125   By Chuck Corder Stephen Nasse is honest with himself. “I’m expecting boos,” said the Super Late Model driver from Pinellas Park. Nasse knows his last visit to Five Flags Speedway probably didn’t win him many fans. Delivering punches while you’re rival is still strapped into his seat tends to leave a bad taste in some folks’ mouths. The 23-year-old Nasse of the Jett Concrete No. 51 has since admitted that his response and subsequent aggressive antics toward Oklahoma City late model veteran Donnie Wilson were unwarranted and out of line. However, Nasse explains in the heat of the moment and previous incidents with Wilson led to him blowing his top. “The race before we made the transition to Jett, I watched (Wilson) him do it to somebody and it wrecked me as well,” Nasse recalled. “If [...]

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Crocker Captures Outlaws for 2 in a Row, Barnhill in Sportsmen and Burkett in Pure Stocks Again!

Kids Steal Show During Annual Bike Races; Crocker, Barnhill Notch Back-to-Back Victories   By Chuck Corder The night saw a trio of drivers winning for second and third times Friday at Five Flags Speedway. But the evening belonged to 60 drivers who were looking for win No. 1 at the famed half-mile asphalt oval. Youth from ages 4 to 12 brought their helmets and bikes to Pensacola’s high banks for the track’s annual kids bicycle races. Four-year-old Colton McClendon, son of “Magic Man” motorcyclist Rob McClendon, won the tykes’ division; Lipscomb Elementary student Sergio Hernandez captured the 6-9 class; and Landen Smith was victorious in a thrilling finish for the 10- to 12-year-olds. In Victory Lane, Five Flags trackside reporter Dave Pavlock asked little Colton who is favorite driver was. “Me,” he said not missing a beat. Faith Chapel Outlaw Stocks Donald Crocker is in dangerous territory that he surely welcomes. The Citronelle, Ala., driver not only enjoyed his [...]

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