Watson Wonderful in Outlaws Win; Graham, Fowler Continue Dominance While Loper Collects Leytham Bounty 

Watson Wonderful in Outlaws Win; Graham, Fowler Continue Dominance While Loper Collects Leytham Bounty    By Chuck Corder  They’re going to need to build more shelves in the trophy case at the Watson house.  After enjoying a decorated Legends car career, young Timothy Watson seems poised to repeat that success in the Faith Chapels Outlaws series at Five Flags Speedway.  The Panama City kid captured his first career 35-lap feature Friday night in just his second race at the famed half-mile asphalt oval.  Mother Megan Watson wiped happy tears from her eyes, wrapped her arms around her boy and lifted him off the ground, as the Watsons celebrated in Victory Lane.  “It feels pretty great,” Timothy Watson said. “It’s a huge accomplishment getting this win. The biggest difference between this and my Legends car is the power-to-weight ratio This Outlaws car handles a lot better and is a lot more stable.”  Pace’s Todd Jones finished second and [...]

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Watson Wins Outlaw 35; Graham Grabs Truck 30; Fowler Wins 4th Sportsmen starting from rear; Loper Wins, Claims Pure Stock Bounty

Loper Claims Bounty in Pure stocks Official Finish Pure Stocks 1 8 Robert Loper 2 8 Cameron Leytham 3 29 Parker McDonald 4 30 Bobby Suarez 5 27 Jimmy Hollingsworth 6 24 Brandon McKendrick 7 13 Ryan Bleich 8 343 Ben Cranford 9 24 Caleb Burkett 10 33 Ira Roberts Official Sportsmen Finish 1 OO Brannon Fowler 2 O7 Jim Pokrant 3 1 Jonathan Langham 4 19 Daryl McDonald 5 1 Maddox Langham 6 55 Tommie Blocker 7 4 Bubba Hart Official Pro Truck Finish 1 38 Gavin Graham 2 11 Hunter Johnson 3 61 Jason Kimball 4 56 Darryl Rudd 5 22 Trey Capers 6 14 Kyler Bean 7 30 Riley Heil 8 2 Jay Jay Day 9 41 Troy Grisaffi 10 12 Brandon Burks 11 22 Cooper Hightower 12 23 Shane Barbara 13 9 Logan Boyett Official Outlaw finish 1 28 Tim Watson 2 4 Todd Jones 3 33 Jason Welch 4 51 Jake Finch 5 54 Conner Sutton 6 97 Hunter Lambert 7 98 Kraig Hall 8 3 Chad Chaffin 9 23 Gary Goodwin 10 5 Bill Tutchtone 11 15 Kevin Chase 12 92 Cameron Henderson 13 26 Corbitt Mosley 14 5 J C Clecker 15 28 Jody Henderson 16 25 Rocky Boyd Sr 17 43 Jerry Bohlman 18 32 Stuart Dutton 19 1 Logan Boyett 20 84 Doug Thorpe 21 92 Bubba Winslow

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Henderson & Watson Fastest in Outlaws Field of 20

1 92 Cameron Henderson 2 28 Tim Watson 3 33 Jason Welch 4 51 Jake Finch 5 26 Corbitt Mosley 6 54 Conner Sutton 7 4 Todd Jones 8 32 Stuart Dutton 9 98 Kraig Hall 10 84 Doug Thorpe 11 5 Bill Tutchtone 12 3 Chad Chaffin 13 1 Logan Boyett 14 23 Gary Goodwin 15 97 Hunter Lambert 16 15 Kevin Chase 17 43 Jerry Bohlman 18 5 J C Clecker 19 25 Rocky Boyd Sr 20 92 Bubba Winslow

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Sutton Eyes Big Goals for Outlaws Season 

With Guidance and Support from Grandfather, Sutton Eyes Big Goals for Outlaws Season    By Chuck Corder  Role models are a dime a dozen. Heroes last forever.  Heroes weigh down the bed of their beat-up pickup truck and drive you all over the southeast – through the Georgia pines and up and down the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Carolinas – competing for go-kart checkereds.  Most importantly, heroes find ways to maintain their passion even when you can’t remember why you loved something in the first place.  Terry Sutton continues to keep the dream alive and breathing for his grandson, Conner, who sits second in the Faith Chapel Outlaws points standings thanks to a pair of top-five finishes to begin the season at Five Flags Speedway.  “It’s always just been me and him. It’s our gig,” said Conner Sutton, 18 and a senior at Escambia High School. “He’s been the father figure I never had. I [...]

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Wanted:

WANTED: Families, Fans of All Ages to Enjoy Bandit Big Rig Series Racing at 5 Flags on Saturday    By Chuck Corder  No matter if it’s the Snowball Derby in December or a Friday night between March and October, Five Flags Speedway always does it big year round.  It’s going to do it a lot bigger come Saturday. Approximately 20 of the biggest, baddest, and best from the Bandit Big Rig Series will invade Five Flags and race before what promises to be a packed house for this unique event at the famed half-mile asphalt oval.  If you enjoy watching local division and Late Model drivers swap paint, imagine six tons of metal and muscle, measuring 22-feet long barreling into the turns and leaning against each other for 30 laps all across Pensacola’s narrow high banks in hopes of claiming the $10,000 winner’s purse.   “The winner is always a driver who has the (intestinal [...]

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Craig wins in 11th hour pass in Pro Late 100; Fowler Wins Sportsmen; Burkett Takes Pure Stock 20

  Matt Craig showed  his  CARS champion experience at the end of the Allen Turner Pro Late 100 eeking out a win from Connor Okrzesik. Okrzesik, from Grand Bay Alabama, the fastest qualifier and leader with 10 to go saw that lead whiz by with the  pass by Craig on the lap 97 restart. Another Albama driver drew some fan attention as well.  John Bolen from Jasper started 19th, and worked his way through traffic to a 4th place finish.  Charlie Keevan who started 14th, took 3rd. Defending champion Chris Davidson  was in 3rd spot, but finished 9th after making contact with another car that brought out the lap 97 caution. Here is the official order of finish: 1 3 Matt Craig Kannapolis, NC #54 2 1 Connor Okrzesik Mobile, AL #14CO 3 14 Charlie Keeven Hazelwood, MO #55 4 19 John Bolen Jasper, AL #2 5 10 Jett Noland GROVELAND, FL #81 6 18 Christopher Tullis Dacula, GA #12T 7 2 Justin Bonnett Hueytown, AL #12 8 13 Colin Allman Plant City, FL #67 9 5 Chris Davidson Pearland, TX #14 10 12 Hunter Wright Lebanon, TN #29 11 4 Dylan Fetcho Lebanon, TN #89 12 8 Bryson Shaffer Jackson, TN #12S 13 17 Colt Hensley Avon Park, FL #77 14 23 Steven Chunn Spring Hill, TN #84 15 22 Zach Johnson Mt. Juliet, TN #116 16 21 Jolynn Wilkinson Bessemer, [...]

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Okrzesik Fastest PLM, Followed by Bonnett, Craig, Fetcho, Davidson

For full qualifying results and  heat finishes, click  on link below. 5 Flags Speedway   Pro Late Model Qualification top 10 1  C. Okrzesik #14 2  J. Bonnett # 12 3 M. Craig # 54 4 D. Fetcho # 89 5 C. Davidson # 14 6 K. Plott # 4 7  J. McCallum # 11 8 B. Shaffer #12 9 J. Garcia # 35 10 J. Noland # 81   Sportsmen 25 Heat Race winners Brannon Fowler and Darryll McDonald III; Invert is 5 cars.   Pure Stock 20 Heat winners: Caleb Burkett & Robert Loper. Invert is 4 cars  

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Tullis Brings Blazing Beginning to 5 Flags Eyeing Allen Turner Hyundai PLM Wins, Track Title, Snowflake

Tullis Brings Blazing Beginning to 5 Flags Eyeing Allen Turner Hyundai PLM Wins, Track Title, Snowflake    By Chuck Corder  Having your birthday fall on a holiday is one thing. The guest of honor always feels a little short-changed, knowing their special day ultimately will get overshadowed by family festivities of Christmas, Easter, etc.  Try sharing a birthday with Valentine’s Day. That seems downright cruel. Welcome to Christopher Tullis’ fate each February 14. The now 21-year-old short-track driver is on the wrapping end rather than the receiving end every Valentine’s Day.  “My girlfriend can attest,” Tullis said of good-luck charm Kaitlyn, “that I’m a sucker to giving out presents on my birthday. I make it work, though.”  Tullis makes birthdays work about as easily as he makes Pro Late Models run. The Dacula, Ga., driver has opened the 2021 season with a bang, tearing through racetracks in Alabama and his native Georgia.  Tullis brings his battle-tested [...]

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