Our podcast guest for Monday Night will be "the modern day voice of the Snowball Derby", Robbie Harvey.
We are using the Fan Club list to keep fans updated. Join to get the first word. Click on Fan Club panel on right side of our web site. Here is the newsletter: While we wait……. We hope this finds you and your family in good health during these extraordinary times in our community, our state, and our nation. While some were skeptical at the outbreak of this pandemic, we think by now everyone is aware of the seriousness of the coronavirus. We are deeply appreciative of our Federal, State, and Local Leaders who are guiding us thru these uncharted waters, and also to all the Medical Professionals and First Responders who are putting their own health at risk for the benefit of others. We hope you are practicing proper social distancing, or staying at home whenever possible. These are the most important things we can do as individuals to help the situation. It [...]
Due to the current health situation, ticket renewals for the 53rd Annual Snowball Derby, originally scheduled to begin on April 1st, have been pushed back, and will now begin on June 1st. Ticket order forms are currently in the mail as a reminder to everyone about the date for this year’s event, to be held December 3rd thru 6th. No ticket renewals will be processed prior to June 1st, and the deadline for renewals will remain August 1st. All unsold seats will go on sale to the general public beginning on August 24th.
REWIND. Watch replay of Hosts Steve Stokes and Tim Bryant update news of local racing on our Facebook page . Car builder, former driver and dad of Outlaw driver Kody Brusso is the guest on the In The Groove podcast.
This wall mural, created by local artist Ronsen Stewart, will now greet fans upon entrance to Five flags Speedway. On the side of what will now be known as the Tool Expo Family Grandstand, this work of art showcases the most dominant driver in Snowball Derby history, Rich Bickle, with recognition to four former Derby winners who hail from here in Pensacola. The brainchild of Tool Expo's Hugh Campbell and Pensacola store manager Kathy Faust, the painting also features the most recognizable face in all of motorsports and one time Snowball Derby competitor, Dale Earnhardt looking down from the clouds.
The postponement of the Pensacola 200 Weekend Race Festivities was an agonizing decision for all involved in the organization of the event. Months of preparation by multiple parties had us optimistic that we were in for some fantastic racing. We do feel however, that the well being of our Fans, Competitors, and Employees far exceeds our need to run a race. In all facets of our operation, we always make it our mission to error on the side of safety. We have faith in local, state, and federal authorities to act in the same manner. We apologize to everyone inconvenienced by the postponement of this event. A make-up date will be announced soon, and we’ll make every effort to accommodate the needs of our Fans.
By Chuck Corder It was love at first sight for Steve Sidner. Who can blame him? The famed half-mile oval with its delicious curves and perfect asphalt imperfections is a thing of beauty. On any given night, she can make dreams come true or crush them. But, Five Flags Speedway has always been a blast to Sidner. His childhood was spent at the track every chance he could get. He sold Coca-Colas in the stands as a teenager during the 1980s and has never missed a Snowball Derby since 1979. When sons, Dayton and Brandin Sidner, told their old man they wanted to race a few years ago, Steve was emptying pockets and turning wrenches in the pits every Friday night. Steve Sidner will write his next and, perhaps, biggest chapter to his Five Flags story beginning Friday night. Sidner will compete in the Vores Compact Touring Series (VCTS), presented by Mercer County Electric, [...]
Bubba Pollard, one of America's most popular and successful short track drivers has been tapped to drive for David Gilliland's DGR Crosley Motor Sports in this weekend's ARCA 200 at 5 Flags. Look for Bubba in the #17 Toyota.
Keep up with the latest at 5 Flags Speedway with our live T V show now on Facebook. Same date and time...Every other Monday evening at 7pm, on your computer. It will originate from Insinger Performance Studio in the Long Pavilion over Turn 2 at the speedway. Steve Stokes and Tim Bryant make their debut this Monday, March 9 th. Join in to stay informed on the ig ARCA weekend ahead that will feature the Menards ARCA 200, the VORES Compact series with 4 cylinder front wheel drive cars, an Outlaw 35 lap feature and a 25 lapPure Stocks event.
David Rogers, long time competitor here at 5 Flags died Sunday from complications associated with his long battle with cancer. More info will be available later from his family in Orlando. David competed in over 30 Snowball Derby events, his last was 3 months ago. Our deepest condolences to the Rogers family. s
2020 Passes for the regular racing season are now on sale. It provides an up front reserved parking spot with your name for all events including Snowball Derby week, plus no waiting in the ticket line. Pass is $250. Visit the office Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, or call 850-944-8400
ARCA Entry List Coming Together For Five Flags Speedway Event March 13-14 Weekend To Feature Four Action Packed Classes (Pensacola, FL) Entries continue to file in for next weekend’s racing doubleheader at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL. Headlining the March 13-14 weekend will be the Pensacola 200 presented by Inspectra Thermal Solutions for ARCA Menards Series East. In addition, the Vore’s Compact Touring Series will be making its debut at the track, while Outlaws and Pure Stocks will also be in action. Reserved and general admission tickets for the weekend are on sale by calling the track office. Headlining the list of those entered already for the event is Franklin, WI driver Sam Mayer. The teenage driver has started his season two-for-two, winning the East race at New Smyrna Speedway and backing it up with the West win in Las Vegas. Mayer was the East champion last year with four wins [...]
Advance Sale Reserved: FRI-$15 SAT-$30 2-DAY-$40 (Seating in turns 1 & 2, top 3 rows on straightaway) General Admission Adults: FRI-$10 SAT-$25 2-DAY-$35 GA Child: FRI-$5 SAT-$10 2-DAY-$15 (11 & under) (4 & under-Free) Handling Fee $5 – Shipping Fee $10 Sent Certified Mail Admission at Gate Reserved: FRI-$15 SAT-$30 2-DAY-$40 (Seating in turns 1 & 2, top 3 rows on straightaway) GA Adults: FRI-$10 SAT-$30 2-DAY-$40 GA Child: FRI-$5 SAT-$10 2-DAY-$15 (11 & under) (4 &under-Free) Pit passes sold race day only – FRI $30 / SAT $40 / 2-DAY $50 / Weekend Camping / RV Spots $75 Trackside (Infield) Parking - $25 per vehicle plus pit pass cost per person (100 Available) Five Flags Speedway / ARCA Menards East Doubleheader Weekend Schedule Of Events Five Flags Speedway / ARCA Menards East Doubleheader Weekend Schedule Of Events FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020 SCHEDULE 12:00 PM - Track Credentials Open 1:00 PM - Hauler Parking 1:30 PM [...]
5th Annual Sweat Hogg Grand Prix A simply beautiful February afternoon greeted competitors on Saturday, for the 5th Annual Five flags Speedway Sweat Hogg Grand Prix. When the checkered fell over the field after 90 minutes of racing, it was Pensacola’s Stevie Mercer who parked his car in the Michles & Booth Victory Lane. Mercer’s win didn’t come easy however, as he faced stiff competition in the early going, and again near the race end. Rookie driver Dylan Oestricher led the 27 car field to the first turn, while two time winner Ricky Johnson rocketed his Mississippi based Acura to an early lead. Mercer methodically worked his way into second place in the first 15 minutes, stalking Johnson from about 15 car lengths. Milton driver Brandon Burks filled Mercer’s rear view mirror in third. In the meantime, 27th place starter Brandin Sidner, drove passed nearly everyone to bust his way into [...]
A healthy field of competitors is expected for the $1000 to win Sweat Hogg Grand Prix. 2019 winner Tommy Lowrey and defending champion Stevie Mercer are putting the final tweaks on their cars this week. The entries are all 4 cylinder front wheel drive cars . Come race or watch Saturday afternoon at 2pm.
Charles Skipper (Skip or Charlie), 76, of Panama City, FL passed away this passsst Saturday Feb. 8, 2020. He was a life-long resident of Panama City. He started his business Skipper Auto Parts in 1973. His favorite past time was racing. He raced for many years and was known with the purple and silver number #57 race car. He enjoyed helping his friends with their automotive or racing needs. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn Skipper. He is survived by two children, son, Charles Skipper Jr., daughter, Tiffany Skipper; along with a brother, Eddie Skipper; a sister, Donna Chambers and numerous family friends. Graveside services will be held on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. at Evergreen Memorial Garden.
Deep South Cranes Blizzard Series April 24 June 19 July 31 September 19 Allen Turner Pro Late Model Series April 10 June 5 August 28 September 19 Faith Chapel Outlaws March 13 April 24 May 8 May 22 June 5 July 31 August 14 September 12 WCIParts.com Pro Trucks March 27 April 10 May 8 May 22 July 17 August 14 September 12 The Dock of Pensacola Beach Sportsmen March 27 May 8 May 22 June 19 July 17 August 28 September 12 Lloyd’s Glass Pure Stocks Mar 14 March 27 April 10 April 24 May 8 May 22 June 5 June 19 July 17 July 31 August 14 August 28 September 12 Modified of Mayhem Tour March 27 July 17 December 4
5 Flags Drift Series March 28 May 9 June 20 August 22 October 24 Coordinated by Northwest Florida Drift Federation. More info on their Facebook page.