Feature Results: Robinson Wins MAECO Sportsmen 35; Purvis is Modified winner; Moody in Pure Stocks

Purvis Outpaces Field to win Modifieds of Mayhem 50 Lapper; Robinson Cashes in on Sportsmen Spectacular by Chuck Corder Dock on Pensacola Beach Sportsmen Chad Robinson was locked in from the moment he unloaded Friday at Five Flags Speedway. The Mobile driver set the fast time in qualifying (20.626 seconds) and kept his pole spot after rolling a “1” on the die to set the 12-car field of the MAECO Fabrication Sportsmen Spectacular. Robinson’s night only got better in the 35-lap The Dock on Pensacola Beach Sportsmen Spectacular, as he led nearly every lap en route to the victory and $1,000 that was up for grabs to the winner. Robinson was driving Lee “Red Dog” Reynolds’ No. 32 Sportsmen and was thinking of asking his close friend for more seat time in the hotrod. “Me and this car get along apparently,” Robinson said. “It’s always on the money for me. I couldn’t ask for a better [...]

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We are now a little more than a week away from the start of the Deep South Cranes Blizzard Series season at Five Flags Speedway (FL) with the Rowdy Energy Twin 100s.  The doubleheader weekend will bring many of the top Super Late Model teams, chasing big money on the line for both Friday and Saturday, June 26-27. As a result of rescheduled events following the hiatus from racing due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be 100-lap Super Late Model features on both Friday and Saturday night at the Pensacola half-mile.  Thanks to several programs and sponsorships, it will be possible for one team to collect $35,000 on the weekend. It's the kind of lucrative weekend that has Bubba Pollard excited for the Super Late Models' return to Five Flags. "It's huge.  I think you're going to see a packed house at Five Flags," said Pollard during an interview on "The Bullring" on [...]

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FOREVER11 100 TO HONOR DAVID ROGERS AT FRIDAY BLIZZARD

FOREVER11 100 TO HONOR DAVID ROGERS AT FIVE FLAGS   By Zach Evans   (Original story from Speed51, posted with permission from Speed51) On Friday, June 26, the Blizzard Series will kick off its 2020 season with the first night of a doubleheader weekend at Five Flags Speedway (FL).  The race will also be an opportunity to pay a tribute to one of Florida’s racing legends. The Friday night race, which will also be a points-counting race for the Southern Super Series, will be the #Forever11 100, paying homage to David Rogers.  Rogers passed away in March following complications associated with his battle with cancer. Rogers was a fixture in Florida short track racing, both near his home of Orlando as well as at the famed Five Flags Speedway. “Before last year, I can’t remember the last time we ran a Blizzard Series race without David in the field, and certainly he will be missed,” said Five Flags [...]

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Augie to Drive Heil’s Modified Friday

Grill – Derby’s Winningest Driver – To Drive for Fellow Derby Champ in Modifieds of Mayhem 50 Lapper   By Chuck Corder Augie Grill’s name fills the record books of Five Flags Speedway. The Hayden, Ala., driver owns one of the more storied legacies not only at the famed half-mile asphalt oval but in all of short-track racing. In addition to owning the current Allen Turner Pro Late Models track record (16.259 seconds) at Five Flags, Grill has won a second-best nine Blizzard Series races in Super Late Models at Pensacola’s high banks, and he became the most-decorated driver in Snowball Derby history last December when he captured his eighth Derby week title. Grill has won Sunday’s prestigious Derby race twice (2007-08), three Snowflake 100s for PLMs (2009, 2011, 2016), and has hoisted the checkered flag in the last three consecutive Modifieds Derby races. He will be back in an open-wheeled Modified this Friday night at [...]

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FIVE FLAGS SLM RACERS COULD WIN $1,000 BY SINGING KARAOKE

FIVE FLAGS SLM RACERS COULD WIN $1,000 BY SINGING KARAOKE   Story by Speed51.com By Zach Evans   Before the Rowdy Energy Twin 100s kick off at Five Flags Speedway (FL) on June 26-27, racers and teams are invited to the newest Beef ‘O’ Brady’s location for a night of food and fun Thursday, June 25 following practice  Doing so might even be worth an extra $1,000 for one racer. Along with a night of food and entertainment for racers at the new location in Cantonment just three miles from the speedway, Thursday night is karaoke night at the new Beef ‘O’ Brady’s location. After open practice (4pm to 9pm) for teams on Thursday, teams are invited to Beef ‘O’ Brady’s to enjoy the evening’s after-party ahead of the start of the Blizzard Series doubleheader. Furthermore, a SLM driver who accepts the Karaoke Challenge will be eligible for a $1,000 bonus courtesy of Tracy Goodson, [...]

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Potential Payoff Grows with Rowdy Energy and Phoenix, added to Double Down in Twin Blizzards

Story by Speed51.com The start of the 2020 Deep South Crane Blizzard Series at Five Flags Speedway (FL) already promised to be a lucrative one for drivers.  The stakes are now even higher for the Rowdy Energy Twin 100s on June 26 and 27, as a driver could leave with $35,000 for the weekend.   James Finch, owner of Phoenix Construction, has added the $5,000 Phoenix Construction Best Average Finish bonus to the weekend.  This award will go to the driver who achieves the best average finish between the pair of 100-lap Super Late Model features during the doubleheader weekend.   This $5,000 could be part of a massive weekend payday for one driver thanks to bonus programs already in place for the weekend.   The Southern Super Series’ “Double Down at the Next Town” program promises $10,000 to win any Southern Super Series event in 2020, as long as the winning driver started the previous [...]

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Chris Davidson Scores a BIG win in Pro Late 100; Waited 20 years!

At Last: After 20-plus Years Racing at Five Flags, Davidson Finally Snags Pro Late Model Checkered   By Chuck Corder The adage goes: Good things come to those who wait. Chris Davidson just wishes it didn’t take so long. The veteran Late Model driver has been driving over to Five Flags Speedway from his native Texas for more than two decades. In that span, Davidson had never won a feature – neither in the Pro nor Super Late Model classes. He notched a victory in the last chance race at last year’s Snowball Derby, but never a regular-season feature. That all changed Friday night at the famed half-mile asphalt oval. Davidson dominated the first of four Allen Turner Pro Late Model 100 races this season, holding off a hard-charging Ryan Paul late in the race en route to a memorable Victory Lane celebration. “The car was really good all night,” Davidson said. “I have to thank [...]

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