OH….The Memories Remembered

The clock was turned back on Saturday Night at 5 Flags Speedway, as nearly a hundred drivers representing four decades turned out for the first of its kind Driver’s Reunion.  2 time Snowball Derby Winner Dickie Davis assisted the track in coordinating the event. The drivers and their guests were treated with a cookout on the Turn 4 Party Pier, and without a doubt many good stories were told. “ We’re honored to have you all in attendance here tonight,” s tated 5 Flags GM Tim Bryant. “While racing has changed a lot over the last 50 years, we will always remember the roles you’ve played in establishing the history here at 5 Flags Speedway.”   The drivers made their way to the front straightaway for an official Driver’s Introduction, and were presented with a 50th Anniversary commemorative coin for their presence, much to the delight of the race fans on [...]

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Cotto, Hicks, Barnhill & Balkum Claim Championships

  Champions Crowned: Cotto Ends Slump with Outlaws Track Title; Hicks on the Rise with Pro Trucks Crown By Chuck Corder It had been a dozen years since Chris Cotto ended a season at Five Flags Speedway with a smile on his face. That long drought ended Saturday night at Five Flags Speedway on Championship Night. The veteran Milton driver won his fourth Faith Chapel Outlaws feature Friday night to clinch the Outlaws track championship. It was Cotto’s second career track title at Pensacola’s high banks, but first since his Super Stocks championship since 2007. “It has been a helluva year,” Cotto said. “We had a good car. It started getting a little slippery, we backed it down, and paced ourselves. But I couldn’t count laps down fast enough.” Thankfully, he didn’t have to count too fast. Cotto had little stress down the stretch of the 50 lapper, as neither 2018 Outlaw tracks champion Kody Brusso [...]

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4 Championships Sealed Saturday

Plenty At Stake as Championship Night Arrives for Locals By Chuck Corder Two dates remain on the regular season schedule at Five Flags Speedway. Fortunately, for drivers and fans of the half-mile asphalt oval, the next two Saturdays will hold a lot of intrigue and joyous moments as track champions will be crowned. It all begins at 7 p.m. this Saturday when the local drivers will be the first group to try and earn some hardware. The Faith Chapel Outlaws, WCIparts.com Pro Trucks, The Dock on Pensacola Beach Sportsmen, and Lloyd’s Glass Pure Stocks will all share the marquee when the gates open at 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors, military, and students; and free for all kids 11-and-under. In addition to a highly anticipated night of racing, Five Flags is looking forward to hosting Saturday night a bevy of former drivers that at one time etched their names into [...]

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Cotto on Track in Outlaws

After years of frustration behind the wheel of Modifieds and other series, Milton driver Chris Cotto has experienced a rebirth in the Outlaws division this year. A three-time winner this season, Cotto has scored a top-five finish in all but one of the seven features the Outlaws have raced this season. He will carry a slim, 11-point lead into Saturday night against Bill Tutchtone II. Tutchtone, 46, has exploded onto the Outlaws scene this year following a nearly-decade-long layoff from short-track racing. He, like Cotto, has found in his groove with the Outlaws and has recorded one win and six top-fives, also like Cotto. With the scoring system decreasing by increments of three points, Tutchtone would need to finish six spots ahead of Cotto at the time of the checkered flag to claim what would be some historic hardware.  2 points awarded per finishing position.

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Here is Who is Attending the Reunion Party Saturday Nite

Stars of Yesteryear Expected Jamie Prell Donnie Brusso Eddie Mercer Kenny Thorpe Larry Morton Carl Williford Dickie Davis Crazy Joe Leslie Tracy Goodson Ron Schneider Bill Hammer Anthony Moreno Bo Martin Mike Rogers Johnny Williams Marty Grantham Gary Hoskins Harry Deaton Buddy Bradley Johnny Mitchell Ronald Parker Robbie Lewter Doug Thorpe David Pope Rick Thompson Ronnie Sanders Max Hosfeldt Royce Johnston Tommy Warren Sr. Bill Bryant Ray Hall Bill Zeil Randy Bryant Irvin Perankovich Tim Bryant Bobby Miller Donnie Ard Stewart England Jessie Lucio Buddy Griffin Chris Nielson Charlie Skipper Jimmy Bodiford Kenny Boyd Maynard McMorris Russ Miley Grant Finney Dave Mader Jr. Sonny Holland Stevie Mercer Dave Mader III Shorty Chase Clint Holmes Kevin Chase Tommy Warren Jr. Teddy May Carl Still Alton Jones Roger Keller Bruce Permenter Freddie Wayne McCall

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54 Old Timers Say Yes.

Driver’s Reunion Roster Donnie Brusso                                                                Kenny Thorpe                                       Larry Morton Carl Williford                                                                  Dickie Davis                                           Crazy Joe Leslie Tracy Goodson                                                               Ron Schneider                                       Bill Hamner Anthony Marino                                                            Bo Martin                                               Mike Rogers Johnny Williams                                                             Marty Grantham                                 Gary Hoskins Harry Deaton                                                                 Buddy Bradley                                       Johnny Mitchell Ronald Parker                                                               Robby Lewter                                         Doug Thorpe Eddie Mercer                                                                David Pope                                              Rick Thompson Ronnie Sanders                                                             Max Hosfelt                                            Royce Johnston Tommy Warren Sr                                                         Bill Bryant                                               Ray Hall Bill Zeil                                                                            Randy Bryant                                           Irvin Perankovich Teddy May                                                                     Tim Bryant Bobby Miller                                                                  Donnie Ard   Stewart England                                                            Jesse Lucio Jamie Prell                                                                      Buddy Griffin Chris Nielson                                                                 Carl Still Charlie Skipper                                                              Jimmy Bodiford Kenny Boyd                                                                   Maynard McMorris Russ Miley                                                                      Grant Finney Dave Mader Jr.                                                               Sonny Holland Dave Mader III                                                                Stevie Mercer                                                      Shorty Chase                                                                   Clint Holmes Kevin Chase                                                                     Tommy Warren Jr      

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SCHEDULE FOR 2019 LOCAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Night of Champions Friday Practice Pit Gate Opens 4:00 Open Practice 5:00-9:00 Tires & Fuel Available 5:00-8:00 Pit Area Closes 10:00 Saturday Sept 14 Pit Gate Opens 2:00 2:00 Drivers Meeting 4:00 Grandstand Opens 4:00 4:30-5:15  Track Service Open (Tech,Tires,Fuel) Practice #1 (O,PT,SP,PS 10 min each) 5:15-6pm Practice #2 (O,PT,SP,PS 10 min each) 5:30 Outlaws Pre-Qualifying Tech Opens 7pm Pre-Race Festivities Qualifying 6:00 Pro Trucks 2 Laps Outlaws 2 Laps Sportsman 2 Laps Pure Stock 1 Lap 7:00 Pre Race Festivities 7:30 Green Flag Outlaws 50 Laps Sportsman 30 Laps Pro Trucks 50 Laps Pure Stock 25 laps SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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