Colby Howard wins Pro Late 100; Kyle Purvis takes Mods of Mayhem

Howard Grabs Another Checkered for Anthony Campi Racing; Purvis Makes Mods of Mayhem Memory By Chuck Corder Perseverance in the face of heavy expectations can be tricky. Some athletes thrive in the moment while others fold like a busted-up bumper. Colby Howard was well-aware of the ink and clicks his team had received coming into Friday’s season opener for the Allen Turner Hyundai Pro Late Models at Five Flags Speedway. After Giovanni Bromante scored a pair of Super Late Model wins — including the Blizzard Series opener last month — for Anthony Campi Racing, Howard didn’t blink. The 17-year-old driver from Simpsonville, SC, won a PLM race at Montgomery Motor Speedway earlier this month and added another milestone win Friday at the famed half-mile asphalt oval. “There’s no one else, no team I’d rather be driving for than (Anthony Campi Racing),” Howard said. “We’re on hot streak.” Howard got his first career win at Five Flags and [...]

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Pro Late Model Driver Patino Ready for Tonight’s 100 Lapper

Story by Speed51.com Perry Patino was perhaps the biggest surprise story following qualifying for the 51st Annual Snowball Derby last December.  The Pro Late Model stalwart qualified 16th for the Snowball Derby in the Bobby and Roger Reuse-owned No. 89 in what was just his second-ever Super Late Model start.  Despite not earning the finish he wanted to in the 300-lap race, he turned many heads in the short track racing world and gave himself a boost of confidence heading into the 2019 season.   This Friday, Patino will head back to Five Flags Speedway for the first time since the Snowball Derby.  He’ll be competing in the opening round of the Allen Turner Pro Late Model Series, a four-race series which has big implications on the Snowflake 100 later in the year.   “I’m feeling pretty good.  We haven’t had any luck this year; we’ve had lots of speed but absolutely nothing to [...]

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Look Out I-65, Purvis racing Friday Here, Sunday in Michigan.

Story by Speed51.com Every now and then, you will see a driver compete in multiple races in multiple states during the same weekend.  However, it is not normally seen in a Modified, and it is not normally done at tracks nearly 1,000 miles apart.   Columbus, Ohio’s Kyle Purvis will begin this weekend by traveling south to Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida for Friday's Modifieds of Mayhem Tour race.  From there, he will make the 945-mile trip north to Flat Rock Speedway just outside of Detroit, Michigan for the I-CAR All-Star Modified season opener on Sunday.   Purvis has competed in the Modified race at the Snowball Derby over the past few years, with a best finish of second in last December’s event to show for it.  After being close in the Modified portion of the Derby each of the past couple years, the itch to win at the half-mile oval has him [...]

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Good Question…We’ll FInd Out Saturday at 11th Annual Electrathon

High School and college teams look to answer that question Saturday morning on the speedway's half mile banked oval. Considering battery charge, weight, wind resistance, speed and design, with 11 teams fielding 22 cars attempting to solve it.   The competition  will involve two 60 minute heats to see  how many laps  a light weight battery powered motor will go.    Free to watch in the grandstands.   2019 Emerald Coast Electrathon Classic 120 Five Flags Speedway April 27, 2019 Tentative Event Schedule   7:00 AM to 9:00 AM                       Team Registration/ Vehicle Inspections   8:30 AM to 9:00 AM                       Track entrance closes for first practice round   9:00 AM to 9:30 AM                       Track reopens for late arrivals/ Vehicle Inspections cont.   9:30 AM to 10:00 AM                     Track Entrance closes and second practice round   9:30 AM to 10:00 AM                     Teams prepare cars and starting positions drawn   10:00 AM to 10:15 AM                  Driver’s meeting at Winners Circle   10:15 AM                         [...]

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The Road to the 2019 Snowflake Begins This Friday

Story by Speed51.com The road to the 21st Annual Snowflake 100 begins Friday night at Five Flags Speedway with the first Allen Turner Hyundai Pro Late Model race of the season.  Once again, it will consist of four races to determine an overall champion. And once again, a lot will be on the line for race teams competing in the mini-series.   In addition to obtaining useful information for December’s Snowflake 100, a pair of drivers in the top 10 in points at the end of the season will receive provisionals for the Snowflake 100.  The two provisionals will be awarded to the top two drivers in points who fail to qualify during time trials for December’s race.   The Allen Turner Pro Late Model series has recently been dominated by Casey Roderick.  The Lawrenceville, Georgia driver has won the last two series championships and seven of the last eight races.  He returns to [...]

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Schedule for Allen Turner PLM 100 set.

Schedule of Events Thursday, April 25 Optional Practice Night 4:00pm Pits Open 5:00pm – 9:00pm Optional Practice all Divisions (Tires Fuel available until 8pm) Friday, April 26 1:00pm Pits Open Pre-Tech open 3:00pm Driver’s Meeting (ATPLM & MoM, Tech Station) 3:30pm – 5:30pm ATPLM, MoM Practice (2 rounds /30 minute sessions) 5:00pm Grandstands Open 5:30pm ATPLM cars to pre- Qualifying tech 5:30pm - 6:00pm PT, PS Practice Round 1 (15 minutes ea) 6:15pm - 6:30pm PT, PS Practice Round 2 / Qualifying (5 minutes each) 6:45pm MoM Qualifying ATPLM Qualifying 7:30pm PT, PS Driver’s Meeting (Victory Lane) 7:50pm Pre-Race Ceremonies 8:00pm Pro Truck Feature (25 Laps) Modified of Mayhem Feature (50 Laps) Allen Turner Pro Late Model 100 Pure Stock Feature (20 Laps)

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