Five Flags Event Postponed Due to Severity of Hurricane

A major event scheduled for this Saturday, September 19 at Five Flags Speedway has been postponed due to the severity of Hurricane Sally.  Track officials announced the decision Wednesday afternoon as the storm continued to impact the Pensacola area. Saturday’s event was scheduled to feature the season finale for both the Deep South Crane Blizzard Series and Allen Turner Pro Late Model Series. So far, the storm only appears to have caused some damage at the historic half-mile race track. Due to the severity of the storm, some areas of the facility have not yet been evaluated but will be in the coming days. “The wrath of Hurricane Sally has us reeling.  While we are still assessing the damage to our facility, we are equally concerned about the status of our community,” said Tim Bryant, Promoter of Five Flags Speedway.  “We’ll dig in and make needed repairs so we can conduct the [...]

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Ross Kenseth Enters Saturday Blizzard 150

  Story by: Ross Kenseth Getting Back in the Driver’s Seat You have to go back to November 2015 to find when Ross Kenseth last climbed behind the wheel of a race car.  It’s been even longer since he was in a Super Late Model, going back to September 2015 in the Alabama 200 at Montgomery Motor Speedway.   His long hiatus from racing is set to end this weekend the former Winchester 400 and All American 400 winner will get back behind the wheel for the Blizzard 150 this Saturday evening at 5 Flags Speedway. The former Short Track Draft number one pick announced his intentions over the weekend on Twitter, then joined Speed51’s “The Bullring” to discuss his long-awaited return to racing.  He will compete for Illinois racer and friend Jim Weber this weekend, with multi-time ASA National Tour winner Mike Garvey calling the shots on top of the pit box.   “I’m really looking [...]

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Winslow Sweeps Night with Faith Chapel Outlaws Win, Track Crown; Young Thompson Gets it Done -By Chuck Corder

By Chuck Corder  Photos by Eddie Richie Heartbreak got lapped by celebration.  Bubba Winslow had never been stuck in the kind of drought he was faced with when the Cantonment driver unloaded for the Counselman Auto Recycling, LLC Night of Champions on Saturday night at Five Flags Speedway.  The 30-year-old journeyman hadn’t won a race since May 2019 at the famed half-mile asphalt oval. For Winslow, who owns an Outlaws Snowball Derby crown and two Super Stocks track championships (2011, 2013), that felt like an eternity.  But that winless slump vanished without a trace Saturday when he captured the 50-lap feature and solidified the Faith Chapel Outlaws track title in spectacular fashion.  “My guys worked their butts off all year,” Winslow said. “This feels so good. I think it’s the most special one because the class is so tough. I wouldn’t be able to do it without a great owner and group of guys.”  Winslow inherited [...]

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Patrick wins Sportsmen 30; Thompson Takes Pro Truck 30; Goff in Pure Stock; Winslow Grabs Outlaw 50

Results unofficial pending post race tech  inspection   Dock On Pensacola Beach Sportsmen 30 1  James Patrick 2  Brannon Fowler 3  Jim Pokrant  4  Chad Robinson 2020 Champion 5  Billy Hoover WCIParts.com Pro Truck 30 1 Grant Thompson 2020 Champion 2 Alan Carter 3 Cooper Hightower 4 Hunter Johnson 5 Kyler Bean   Lloyd’s Glass Pure Stock   1 Jerry Goff Jr. 2 Daryl McDonald 2020 Champion 3 Austin McDuffie  4 Caleb Burkett  5 Chance Imel   Faith Chapel Outlaw 50 Bubba Winslow 2020 Champion Kraig Hall Conner Sutton Jay Jay Day Jake Finch

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Thompson, Robinson, McDuffie & Hicks All Fastesst in Qualifying for Championships

Live PPV Broadcast is on:  www.speed51.tv Starting order set by invert (roll of dice). WCIParts.com Pro Truck Qualifying  14 Trucks Thompson Graham Johnson Carter Burks Dock on Pensacola Beach Sportsmen Qualifying  13 cars Robinson Patrick Fowler Pokrant BJ Leytham Lloyd’s Glass Pure Stock Qualifying 14 cars McDuffie Goff Jr. McDonald Imel Burkett Faith Chapel Outlaws Qualifying  15 cars Hicks Hall JJ Day Winslow Tutchtone

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Pensacola Drivers Eye Crowns on Counselman Automotive Recycling Night of Champions on Saturday 

  Pensacola Drivers Eye Crowns on Counselman Automotive Recycling Night of Champions on Saturday    By Chuck Corder  Bubba Winslow readily admits this strange season at Five Flags Speedway has spun him around.   And he’s not even referring to 2020’s biggest piece of debris: COVID-19.  No, Winslow’s unsettling feelings come from enduring a winless drought in six features this year yet the 30-year-oild Cantonment driver finds himself atop the Faith Chapel Outlaws points standings heading into the Counselman Automotive Recycling, LLC Night of Champions on Saturday at Five Flags.  “Anytime you can call yourself a champion at Five Flags is something to be proud of,” said Winslow, who owns two track championships in the former Super Stocks series. “But it’s a little different. You say you don’t points race, but you’re always thinking about championships at the end of the day. I don’t know how I feel about winning a championship if I don’t get [...]

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Pure Stock Season Championship One of Four Races on September 12th.

What an impressive track record. Daryl McDonald III, D3 as he is referred to, ran in all 10 events for Pure Stocks this year, finishing first in half of them, and in the top 5  the other half.  All while still in high school in Theadore AL. Jerry Goff of Lucedale MS won 3 features  in 2020, while Dylan Courtney and Mike Moody each had one.   They finish off  the season with the Lloyd’s Glass Pure Stock Championship on Saturday September 12th. Firs trace at 7:30pm.

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Craig Conquers Competition, Sweeps Pro Late Twin 75s; Fowler Makes Triumph Sportsmen Return After 3 Years 

Craig Conquers Competition, Sweeps Pro Late Twin 75s; Fowler Makes Triumph Sportsmen Return After 3 Years    By Chuck Corder  Photos by  Impact Zone Photos Twenty-four hours after a night of frustrations in New Smyrna, Matt Craig righted the ship Friday at Five Flags Speedway.  The Kannapolis, N.C., resident is one of the south’s top Late Model drivers. However, it’s rare to see Craig at Pensacola’s high banks until the Snowball Derby rolls around.  He made his first career Pro Late Model start at Five Flags count on Friday by sweeping the Allen Turner Hyundai Pro Late Model Twin 75s, dominating the 22-car field and putting his disappointing result Thursday at New Smyrna Speedway firmly in his rearview.  “I thought I had burned the tires a little bit too much in the first race,” said Craig, who was also the fast qualifier (17.007 seconds). “Turns out, we still had enough for another 75 laps. It was [...]

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Craig, Fastest Qualifier Wins Both PLM 75 Features; Fowler Takes Sportsmen 25; McDonald in Pure Stock 20;

  For official and complete order of finish, go to: https://www.5flagsspeedway.com/myracepass/event/329781/ Matt Craig Wins Both Pro Late 75 lap races Matt Craig Kyle Plott Jake Garcia Grant Thompson Chris Davidson   Dock on Pensacola Beach Sportsmen 25 Brannon Fowler Chad Robinson Jim Pokrant James Patrick Jay Jay Day   Lloyds Glass Pure Stock 20 Daryl McDonald, III Jerry Goff Jr. Austin McDuffy Mike Moody Caleb Burkett Allen Turner Hyundai Series Pro Late 75 #2                Matt Craig Chris Davidson Dakota Stroup Grant Thompson Justin Bonnett  

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Qualifying…

Top  Qualifiers August 28th   Dock on Pensacola Beach Sportsmen                         Chad Robinson Brannon Fowler Shanna Ard Jim Pokrant Billy Hoover Lloyd’s Glass Pure Stocks Daryl McDonald III Jerry Goff Jr. Austin McDuffy Caleb Burkett Mike Moody Allen Turner Pro Late Models Matt Craig Kyle Plott Chris Davidson Jarrett Parker Justin Bonnett  

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Eight Months Since Scary Snowflake Scene, Bonnett Back at 5 Flags for Allen Turner PLM Twin 75s 

Eight Months Since Scary Snowflake Scene, Bonnett Back at 5 Flags for Allen Turner PLM Twin 75s    By Chuck Corder  Photos by Eddie Richie As flames curled around him, Justin Bonnett struggled to free himself from the safety belts inside his Pro Late Model car.  Bonnett was part of a freak accident midway through last year’s Snowflake 100. The fiery blaze enveloped his No. 12 PLM and, with it, all the hearts and minds around Five Flags Speedway that December evening.  As the famed half-mile asphalt oval fell silent and the flames raged hotter, Bonnett continued to try and wrestle free from harnesses unaware of the compound fractures sustained throughout his left leg. Thankfully, Five Flags official Russell Brooks leaped off the rescue truck and ripped Bonnett out of his car and prevented more injuries.   “He truly was a lifesaver to me,” Bonnett said of Brooks. “He was the first one to the car [...]

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Fuselier Reigns at Demolition Derby; Grill, Thompson, McDonald Highlight Alabama Sweep of Local Features  

Fuselier Reigns at Demolition Derby; Grill, Thompson, McDonald Highlight Alabama Sweep of Local Features     By Chuck Corder  Lee Fuselier and Justin Babb went at each other like two heavyweight boxers in the twilight of their careers.  They traded punishing blow after punishing blow in the center of the ring. Each punch was calculated, measured and summoned up all their energy. But instead of boxing gloves, Fuselier and Babb were going toe-to-toe with their junkyard clunkers Friday night during Five Flags Speedway’s annual Demolition Derby.  After their 11 competitors fell by the wayside, the two men waged a lengthy battle. Fuselier, from Cantonment,  earned the $1,500 prize for being the last man standing when Babb waved his hands in surrender following one final brutal hit that Fuselier delivered.  Babb is a past winner of the Demo Derby, capturing titles in 2016 and 2018.  “I can’t believe that other car ran so long. I hit it [...]

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McDonald wins Lloyds Glass 30 Lap Pure Stocks; Grill Grabs Outlaws and $2500 prize; Thompson Takes Trucks; Fuselier is Demolition Derby Champ.

Lloyd’s Glass Pure Stock 30 Results Official For all results go to: https://www.5flagsspeedway.com/myracepass/event/343296/ Daryl McDonald Jerry Goff Jr. Caleb Burkett Austin McDuffy Mike Moody   Faith Chapel Outlaw 50   Augie Grill Joe Bethea Jr. Bubba Winslow Kody Brusso Jake Finch   WCI Parts.com Pro Truck 30   Grant Thompson Stephen Davis Logan Boyett Gage Roberts Hunter Johnson   2020 Demolition Derby Champion-Lee Fuselier   

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