Pollard Hits Century Mark for Wins in Last Decade, Captures Mid-Summer Sizzler 75 By Chuck Corder Bubba Pollard has enjoyed one of the most distinguished careers for a short-track driver. Thankfully, for Pensacola racing fans, Pollard has achieved many of those feats at Five Flags Speedway. The Senoia, Ga., stalwart added to his decorated legacy Friday night at Pensacola’s high banks when he captured the Mid-Summer Sizzler 75. Pollard’s victory got him to 100 wins just this decade and gave him 20 career victories in the Deep South Crane Rentals Blizzard Series, far and away more than any other driver. “This was tough,” said Pollard, who has 12 Late Model wins this year. “The car was real free, and it was a heckuva races. It feels good to win a race and, then, see all the fans celebrating for you.” A packed and overjoyed grandstands roared with approval as Pollard lit up the track with burnouts [...]
0726 schedule Summer Sizzler 75 Schedule of Events Pit Gate Opens 3:00 Drivers Meeting 4:00 SSS Practice 4:45-5:45 1 Round Each Class 15 Minutes Pro Trucks 6:00 Sportsman 6:20 Pure Stocks 6:40 Local Drivers Meeting 7:15 7:45 Racing Begins 8:00 SSS Heat Races 10 Laps Each Pure Stocks 20 Laps Sportsman 25 Laps SSS Mid Summer Sizzler 75 Laps Pro Trucks 30 Laps SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE Competitor Notes SSS heat race lineups will remain the same. If a competitor does not return that row will advance forward. Any new entries will start at the tail of the existing heats. New entries will draw to determine which heat they will be in. fix or you will start at the the rear of your heat. Pro Truck and Sportsman qualifying from 7-19 will be used for returning drivers. New entries will start at the tail of the field. Pure Stocks will qualify during their practice session. All 3 classes will roll the die to set feature lineup. Friday July 26th SSS Heat Race Pre-Tech 6:30 (In Groups By [...]
The rain got us tenite. We will be back next Friday the 26th with the same schedule.
Heat Race lineup all 10 laps Heat 1 J Holand J Dossey S Davis C. Nelson A Thaxton L Jones D Wilson Heat 2 K Bryant T Bayne S Nasse J Aramendia J Pate A Sergi G Gorham Heat 3 C Okrzesik B Pollard C Roderick L Boyett B Jurkovic G. Bromante M Garvey J Dutilly
A pair of Midwest Super Late Model drivers we get to see at the Snowball Derby are headed to Pensacola for the Summer Sizzler Blizzard race on Friday evening. Boris Jurkovic (#53) of Manhattan Ill and Jack Dossey III (#20) from Indianapolis Ind. have decided to come to 5 Flags this week. Jurkovic in his Rowdy prepared car won the Icebreaker this year at Berlin in Michigan, Dossey, a 3rd generation stock car driver in the ARCA/CRA series won at Anderson Indiana this spring. Both have run here in Pensacola during the Snowball Derby.
Inspired by His Hero, Garvey Will Drive for 2x Snowball Derby Champ Balough By Chuck Corder At 56, Mike Garvey still remembers the moment he decided to be a stock-car driver. As a kid, Garvey and his family would make annual pilgrimages from their native Michigan down to Nashville for the All-American 400. It was at the historic Fairgrounds where Garvey first caught a glance at a chromed-out, sleek, and cool look of the No. 112 of short-track icon Gary Balough. “The car was immaculate,” Garvey recalled. “That’s what always caught my eye about Gary’s cars. Not only were they the fastest, but they were always the best looking. That’s what stuck with me. “That’s what I wanted to do. NASCAR was never a big deal to me. I wanted to race for a living. Guys like Gary, Rusty Wallace, Mark Martin, Terry Senneker – those were my heroes.” Garvey will get to live out his [...]
Southern Super Series Returns to Five Flags with a New, Familiar Face on Top of Standings By Chuck Corder A lot has changed to the Southern Super Series landscape in the last 28 days. Since the last time the SSS competed at Five Flags Speedway in the SERF 125 – the second of four Deep South Crane Rentals Blizzard Series races this year – there race for the points title has been turned on its head. A shakeup occurred earlier this month at Montgomery Motor Speedway and the Rumble by the River 125. Defending series champion Casey Roderick took a two-point lead against Giovanni Bromante atop the standings on the heels of three straight top-four finishes. Roderick looks for his first SSS victory of the season on Friday night at Five Flags Speedway when the best Super Late Models in the country return for the SSS Mid Summer Sizzler. A blockbuster field will compete [...]
Blast from the Past Gary Balough’s life story is nothing short of legendary. An amazingly talented race car driver from an early age, Gary traveled the country racing anything with wheels, chalking up hundreds of wins along the way on both dirt and asphalt short tracks. Included among those victories are the 1980 & 1986 Snowball Derbies. Gary’s up & down life story is spelled out masterfully in his book, appropriately titled “Hot Shoe”. This Friday Night, Gary Balough will return to Five Flags Speedway with a brand new #112 for Blizzard Series Race #3. This time Gary’s role will be as team manager, with Pensacola’s own Mike Garvey behind the wheel in a comeback of his own. Gary will be doing a book signing in the Fan Zone, beginning at 6:30pm. Additionally, Gary will be a phone guest on “In the Groove” Monday Night at 7pm. Welcome back, Hot [...]
The Search Begins.....Five Flags Speedway would like to invite any former driver, who competed in the 70's, 80's, or 90's, to be our guest on Saturday Night, September 14th, for Night of Champions #1. There will be a reception on the Turn 4 Party Deck, and you will re-live Driver Introductions. Contact (2 time SBD Winner) Dickie Davis @ 850-501-4809 for more details. This will be FUN!!