Pokrant Battles Nerves as He Closes in on First Track Championship at 5 Flags 

Night of Champions No. 1: Pokrant Battles Nerves as He Closes in on First Track Championship at 5 Flags    By Chuck Corder  Jim Pokrant is already making plans for life after racing.  The veteran Pensacola driver started a podcast, Short Track Guys, earlier this year with a few friends (“They have to whoa me down. I could talk racing for hours,” Pokrant said.) and has his eyes on either spotting or turning wrenches for folks in the years to come.  “I’m the old guy, and I figure that next year will be my last full season,” Pokrant, 50, said. “I’m gonna cut back to a partial schedule, run ‘spotty’ here and there and look into other things. That’s my gameplan.”  Before he turns the page, though, Pokrant wants to ensure his legacy is intact at Five Flags Speedway. He has always pined over the purple Hoosier Racing jackets track champions receive at Five Flags. [...]

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Garcia Puts Hammer Down, Wins 2nd Straight Allen Turner PLM 100

Garcia Puts Hammer Down, Wins 2nd Straight Allen Turner PLM 100 at 5 Flags    By Chuck Corder  Every year, seemingly like clockwork, somebody separates themselves from the rest of the Allen Turner Pro Late Models pack at Five Flags Speedway.  Last year, it was Matt Craig. Before Craig, it was Casey Roderick. And before Roderick, both Jeff Choquette and Bubba Pollard enjoyed magical seasons in the sibling class to the Super Late Models.  This year’s breakout star is Jake Garcia. And while the 16-year-old from Monroe, Ga., is already a fan favorite—after all, Garcia won the PLM track championship in 2019—he is coming into his own in 2021.  Garcia made it two wins in a row Friday at Five Flags when he shredded a 21-car field in the third Allen Turner PLM 100 feature of the season. He passed Jett Noland on Lap 51 and put a stranglehold on his rivals by quickly opening [...]

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16 year old Jake Garcia wins PLM 100; Davidson 2nd, followed by Bolen, Okrzesik & Grill; Fowler Wins Sportsmen; Parker McDonald wins first Pure Stock race.

Allen Turner Pro Late 100 Unofficial order of finish:   Finish Car Driver Home 1 35 Jake Garcia Monroe, GA 2 14 Chris Davidson Pearland, TX 3 2 John Bolen Jasper, AL 4 14 Conner  Okrzesik Grand Bay, AL 5 112 Augie Grill Hayden, AL 6 25 Blaine Rocha Oakdale, CA 7 121 Christopher Tullis Dacula, GA 8 24 William Sawalich Eden Prarie, MN 9 9 Hudson Halder Cumming, GA 10 12 Justin Bonnett Hueytown, AL 11 89 Dylan Fetcho Lebanon, TN 12 77 Colt Hensley Avon Park, FL 13 84 Steven Chunn Springhill, TN 14 81 Jett Noland Orlando, FL 15 22 Brandon Brilliant  McDonough, GA 16 11 Stacy Crain Brentwood, TN 17 12 Bryson Shaffer Jackson, TN 18 116 Zach Johnson Mt. Juliet, TN 19 55 Charlie Keeven Hazlewood, MO 20 54 Matt Craig Kannapolis, NC 21 4 Kyle  Plott Marietta, GA   Dock on Pensacola Beach Sportsmen finish:   1 OO Brannon Fowler 2 O7 Jim Pokrant 3 1 Maddox Langham 4 11 Howard Langham 5 55 Tommie Blocker 6 38 Gary Ledbetter   Lloyd's Glass Pure Stocks     Car Driver 1 29 Parker McDonald 2 8 Cameron Leytham 3 88 Robert Loper 4 343 Ben Cranford 5 13 Ryan Bleich 6 91 Chris Brown 7 24 Caleb Burkett  

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