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!!
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Schedule of Events July 19th, 2019 NO THURSDAY PRACTICE Friday July19th 1:00pm Pits Open / Pre-Tech / Practice Tire Selection 2:30pm Driver’s Meeting 3:00pm – 3:30pm SSS Practice Round 1 3:45pm Race Tire Selection 4:30pm – 5:30pm SSS practice Round 2 5:35pm PT, SP, PS Practice Round 1 6:15pm PT, SP, PS Practice / Qualifying 7:15pm PT, SP, PS Driver’s Meeting 7:50pm Pre-Race Festivities 8:00pm Southern Super Series Heat Races 10 laps Pure Stock Feature (20 Laps) Sportsmen Feature (25 Laps) SSS Blizzard Mid Summer Sizzler 75 Pro Trucks Feature (30 Laps)
DemoDerbyEntry2019 Demolition Derby Entry Form Entry Fee $50 Name_______________________________Date of Birth______________ Social Security Number_________________________________________ Street________________________________________________________ City__________________________State______________Zip___________ Phone________________________________________________________ Person Receiving Prize Money (same as above,check here)___________or Name_________________________________________________________ Social Security Number or Fed. ID Number___________________________ Street_________________________________________________________ City___________________________State____________Zip_____________ Make / Model of Car_____________________________________________ Car Number____________________________________________________ Description_____________________________________________________ Signature_______________________________________________________
Mike Thorpe: From Crew Chief to School Chief? Milton’s Mike Thorpe has been around race cars for decades. His brothers, Keith and Doug and uncle Ken all turned laps here at 5 Flags. Mike has been along side working in the pits turning wrenches and changing tires. At the same time Mike has been advancing his career in public education. A classroom teacher in Santa Rosa County, principal at Milton High, and now an administrator for the district. His title is Director, Inservice and Instructional Technology. He was awarded the 2015 Innovative Principal of the year for the State of Florida after moving Milton High from a D school to an A rating in his first year. Now Mike has entered another race…a political race. Mike is a candidate for Santa Rosa School Superintendent in the 2020 election. The current superintendent, Tim Wyrosdick is retiring, and Mike is looking to be elected to that [...]
Renew your Snowball Derby Seats for this year now, or at least before August 1st. Call the office at 850-944-8400 Mon-Fri 9-5 .
Is Your Demo Derby Car Getting Ready? $1,500 to win! Friday August 2nd. All you need is a car and desire to crash into other cars. No trucks or SUV’s Just passenger cars with glass removed, doors and gas tank secured, and a few Other rules you will find here on our web site: https://www.5flagsspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/DemolitionDerbyRules.pdf Here they are: No Trucks, SUVs, Limos, or Hearses All cars must be stripped of all glass, body molding, and all exterior lighting. The interior and trunk area must be cleaned of anything that could injure driver during derby. May have boat type fuel tank, which must be securely mounted behind driver’s seat. 5 gallons of fuel maximum. Battery may be relocated. Must be secured and covered. The radiator must remain in stock location. All doors must be chained, welded, or wired closed to prevent from opening during the Derby. Metal straps can be welded to the door seams with a 3 in wide [...]
Story by Speed 51 Five Flags Speedway Promoter Tim Bryant announced during the driver’s meeting prior to Friday night’s Blizzard Series race that a new format will be used for the third race of the season on July 19. Instead of single-car qualifying, the starting lineup will be set by a pair of 10-lap heat races. Also announced was a shortened main event, with the new distance going 75 laps instead of the usual 100-lap distance. In addition to the change in the qualifying and race format, there will be no Thursday night practice for the race and no testing will be allowed at the track during the week of the event. Drivers will only be allowed one set of tires for the heat race and feature. There will be no impound after qualifying heats and teams will be allowed teams to work on their cars prior to the feature. According to [...]