Bob’s Speed Shop Honored for 50+ Years

He just wants to slow down.  Bob Karcher has been going full throttle for over 50 years at Bob’s Speed Shop in Mobile.  At 86, Bob will keep the Speed Shop open to continue service to his customers, and doing it only from the store.    His dedication to the racing community in Mobile and surrounding area was honored with a special ceremony last Friday evening at 5 Flags Speedway.  5 Flags GM Tim Bryant presented Bob with a plaque and banner for his half century of being a great friend to race teams on the Gulf Coast.   Bob said  “I never had a hard day of work, because I was doing what I love.”    

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Pollard wins Blizzard; Hicks in Trucks after Boyett DQed; Cotto takes Outlaws after WInslow DQed; McDonald wins Pure Stocks

Pollard Powers by Roderick for Universal Fabricators 100 Win, 26th Career LM Win at 5 Flags By Chuck Corder Bubba Pollard has a knack for making the impossible look effortless. It’s easy to run out of adjectives and superlatives when Pollard’s name comes up. Across 100-plus wins they’ve already all been either uttered or written. And, at the same time, there’s some point in every Pollard performance that leaves you awestruck. It happened Friday night when No. 26 got his 26th career Late Model victory at Five Flags Speedway. Coming down the home stretch of the Universal Fabricators 100, Pollard somehow had enough muscle left in his Super Late Model to pass then-leader Casey Roderick on the outside and pull away from the 23-car field in the final 16 laps. Following a late restart in the second of four Deep South Cranes Blizzard Series races, the two battled door-to-door for more than one full [...]

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22 Entered for Blizzard 100.

Pick your favorite: 2 Donnie Wilson 3 George Gorham 4 Kyle Plott 11 Logan Boyett 14 Chris Davidson 14 Connor Okrzesik 15 Austin Thaxton 16 Lucas Jones 18 Trey Bayne 18 Casey Roderick 20 Jack Dossey III 20 Anthony Sergi 21 Bronson Butcher 21 Jeremy Pate 26 Bubba Pollard 30 Jesse Dutilly 50 Jett Noland 51 Stephen Nasse 66 Logan Bearden 79 Kyle Bryant 81 Giovani Bromante 97 Steven Davis  

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Roderick on a Roll!

Roderick Eyes Blizzard Series Victory to Cap Extraordinarily Fun, Chaotic Week of Racing Across 4 States By Chuck Corder Smack-dab in the middle of a rollicking month of June, Casey Roderick is desperately searching for some much-needed “Z’s.” “I haven’t been able to sleep long yet,” Roderick confirmed. It’ll come eventually. After all, the Lawrenceville, Ga., driver is just 26. While Roderick is rightly considered a veteran of short-track racing, he’s still young to recover from a restless few days and his white-hot passion for racing still burns strong. When Roderick completes the Universal Fabricators 100 on Friday at Five Flags Speedway, it will mark a stretch of five races in four states, spanning 11 days, and two teams. “Your adrenaline is pumping,” Roderick explained. “I might’ve been a little tired before practice started. But once I start thinking about what I’m doing, and I get strapped in, everything else goes away.” Roderick and the nation’s [...]

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BUBBA’S BACK!

Pollard Pounds Pavement En Route to Allen Turner PLM Victory; Champs Crowned in Kids Bike Races By Chuck Corder Homecomings are always fun. They’re even better when you drive away victorious. Bubba Pollard was his vintage “Redneck Jesus” self on Friday night at Five Flags Speedway, driving masterfully and making a triumphant return to the famed half-mile asphalt oval in winning the second Allen Turner Hyundai Pro Late Model 100 race of the season. “I just love coming to this place,” said Pollard, who might be back for next week’s Deep South Cranes Blizzard Series race barring the birth of his second child. “It’s an awesome place to race. It’s awesome to see these fans come out and support short-track racing like this. Seeing them excited is pretty cool for me, too.” It marked his first time at Pensacola’s high banks this season. After pulling off an improbable sweep at the Night of Champions last [...]

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17 Pro Lates Set to Qualify for 100 Lap Feature Tonite.

Connor Okrzesik of Grand Bay AL was fastest in practice.  Colby Howard, the previous PLM winner was second fastest. Bubba Pollard Dylan Fetcho Kyle Plott Jett Noland Kyle McCallum Augie Grill Michael House Daniel Dye Jake Garcia Casey Roderick Jarrett Parker Cole Daffron Zac Johnson Greg Fore William Hale -0- Chris Davidson lost an engine in practice.   Drivers putting on their qualifying tires nd getting ready for  the 7 pm session. Their feature will be about 9pm after the Kids Bike races.

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Speed 51 Looks at Weekend Double Header for Pro Late Models

Story by Speed51.com   Colby Howard entered the 2019 season as a relatively unknown driver from the state of South Carolina.  That all changed during the month of April when he scored Pro Late Model victories at Five Flags Speedway and Montgomery Motor Speedway.  After sitting on his victories for nearly two months, Howard will return to the two tracks this weekend striving for an encore in for a highly-anticipated weekend doubleheader.   Howard enters this weekend’s doubleheader looking to double up at both tracks and earn the $1,000 bonus given to the driver with the best average finish between Friday night's Allen Turner Pro Late Model race at Five Flags and Saturday's Show Me the Money Series race at Montgomery.   Despite his success earlier this season and the high stakes, he is focused on doing his job and beating some of the best in the business.   “There’s a little bit of pressure going down [...]

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5 Flags Double Champ Roderick Tapped for a Rowdy Ride in Michigan

Story by Speed 51 For the first time in three seasons, Casey Roderick will be competing in a Late Model race for a team other than Ronnie Sanders Racing.  The Georgia driver will team up with fellow southeast competitor Donnie Wilson and Wilson Motorsports to tackle Monday night’s Money in the Bank 150 at Berlin Raceway (MI) in a new Rowdy Manufacturing Super Late Model.  Roderick, from Lawrenceville GA is the current track champion here at 5 Flags in both the Deep South Crane Super Late Models and the Allen Turner Pro Late Model divisions.   Roderick will pilot the No. 22 that has been driven by Trevor Noles in select races over the past couple seasons, including last weekend’s Short Track U.S. Nationals at Bristol Motor Speedway.  The deal was made in short order after conversations with Rowdy Manufacturing General Manager Cody Glick led to the opportunity at Wilson Motorsports.   He now [...]

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