Get the feel of the wheel at speed Sunday when the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience rolls on here at 5 Flags. For a fee, you can either ride along, or drive a big race car around the half mile oval. Details: http://rush49.com/deals/rusty-wallace-racing-pensacola or call 877-827-5017
A very under funded team and driver Kyle Ivey made this year's snowflake on time compared to last year losing in the final chance race. Kyle Ivey of Woodbine, TN qualified 12 for this year's snowflake. He was involved in a wreck went to the back and finished 11 this year. When he has enough funds to race his equipment he always sprises his hometown crowd and we're proud of him.
December 1, 2015 • App, Archives, Other Cars, Snowball Derby, Top Stories The Snowball Derby is not just about the Super Late Models. It’s also the Snowball Derby for all the local classes, and there are many stories to tell. One is that of Steve Buttrick the standout in the Beef O’Brady’s Sportsman division. He finished fourth in points during the 2015 season, but as a four-time winner of the biggest race of the year he’s developed a niche for coming up big at the Snowball Derby. “It doesn’t matter what class you’re in,” said Buttrick. “This is the biggest race of the year. This is our Snowball Derby. I didn’t start racing till I was 50 so I don’t have plans to move up and run other classes. This is my hobby and the wins I have had have been special. ” Buttrick was going for an unheard of fifth-straight win [...]
Allen Turner Snowflake 100, December 5, 2015 Car No Driver Location 17 Kurt Guillot Escatawpa, MS 00 Anthony Cataldi Umatilla, FL 01 Derek Scott Jr. Franklin, TX 03 Donny Kelley New Coney, TX 03 Robby Sterling Charlotte, NC 04 Cory Roper Baytown, TX 04 Dalton Armstrong New Castle, IN 05 Bayley Currey Driftwood, TX 07 Brandon Setzer Newton, NC 08 Travis Nelson Moss Point, MS 1 Garrett Jones Mooresville, NC 10 Matt Montineri Fleming Island, FL 10 R.S. Senter Oakwood, GA 11 Brad May Oviedo, FL 11 Johanna Long Mooresville, NC 112 Augie Grill Hayden, AL 114 Sterling Marlin Columbia, TN 12 Dan Leeck BirchRun, MI 12 Harrison Brian Burton Huntersville, NC 12 Justin Steiner Houston, TX 129 Spencer Davis Dawsonville, GA 13 John Robicheaux Gulfport, MS 14 Connor Okrzesik Grand Bay, AL 14 Ryan Luza Cypress, TX 16 Vinnie Miller Cornelius, NC 18 Hunter Robbins Mooresville, NC [...]
48th Annual Snowball Derby, December 6, 2015 Car No Driver Location 04 Cory Roper Baytown, TX 04 Dalton Armstrong New Castle, IN 07 Cory LaJoie Concord, NC 1 Garrett Jones Mooresville, NC 1 Tim Martin Amite, La 10 Steve Dorer Lakeland, FL 11 David Rogers Orlando, FL 11 Logan Boyett Pensacola, FL 112 Augie Grill Hayden, AL 12 Harrison Brian Burton Huntersville, NC 129 Spencer Davis Dawsonville, GA 13 Cassius Clark Farrington, me 15 Christan Eckes Middleton, NY 17 Quin Houff Mt. Sidney, VA 18 Hunter Robbins Mooresville, NC 2 D J Vanderley Mobile, AL 2 w Donnie Wilson Oklahoma City, OK 20 Cole Rouse Fort Smith, AR 21 Johanna Long Mooresville, NC 22 Josh Bragg Mobile, AL 23 Dalton Grindle Flowery Branch, GA 23 Grant Enfinger Statesville, NC 26 Bubba Pollard Senoia, GA 29 Anderson Bowen Suwanee, GA 29 Caleb Adrian Walcott, IA 3 Kaz Grala Westbrough, MA [...]
Super Stock Division, December 4, 2015 Car No Driver Location 00 Blake Williams White House, Tn 18 Daniel Parker Enterprise, Al 18 Dave Mader, III Irvington, AL 21 Alexa Anderson Lakeland, FL 22 Scott Bramlett St Cloud, Fl 26 Corbitt Moseley Youngstown, FL 33 Joe Bethea, Jr. Deatsville, AL 4 Bill Cooley Milton, FL 57 J.R. Skipper Panama City, Fl 57s Mark Shipman Grandville, TX 80 JC Umscheid Pensacola, FL 9 Todd Jones Pace, Fl 92 Dustin Knowles Moody, AL 13 TOTAL ENTRIES
Sportsmen Divison, December 3, 2015 Car No Driver Location 00 Brannon Fowler Molino, FL 1 Jonathan Langham Irvington, Al 12 Brandon Burks Milton, FL 14 Connor Okrzeik Grand Bay, AL 29 Shanna Ard Milton, 32583 31 Johnny Greene Daphne, AL 33 Steve Buttrick Cantonment, Fl 77 Shawn Laws Gulf Breeze, FL 81 Lewis Anderson Hollis, ME 81 Tina Davidson Pensacola, Fl 9 Tony Crosby Hazlehurst, Ms 97 Hunter Lambert Pensacola, Fl 12 TOTAL ENTRIES
Bomber Division, December 3, 2015 Car No Driver Location 11 David Johnson Mobile, Al 13 Jared McCarthy Mobile, Al 15 Robert Loper Irvington, Al 22 John K. Merritt Pensacola, FL 22 Matthew Jackson Citronelle, AL 24 Wayne Burkett Pensacola, Fl 49 Randy Westmoreland Pensacola, FL 5 Derek "Kane" Long Bay Minette, AL 52 Robert Balkum Pensacola, fl 65JR Rusty Powell Jr Satsuma, Al 78 Tim Wilmot Gonzalez, FL 8 B J Leytham Mobile, Al 86 Jonat han Smith Theodore, AL 88 Geno Denmark Dalphin Island, Al 99 Jarrett Beal Pensacola, Fl 15 TOTAL ENTRIES
Pro Trucks, December 5, 2015 Car No Driver Location 02 Eric Wallace Gold Hill, NC 1 Howard Langham Irvington, Al 12 Justin Steiner Houston, TX 12 Kristen Wallace Charlotte, NC 15 Mark Lindley Katy, TX 16 Mason Teague Buda, TX 2 Cody Haskins Dawsonville, GA 21 Jason Welch Daphne, AL 26 Bubba Pollard Senoia, GA 3 Mark Barnhill Irvington, AL 36 Rodney Benefield Flowery Branch, GA 40 Brian Weimer Cumming, GA 47 Jamie Weimer Cumming, GA 56 Darryl Rudd Chipley, FL 6 Okie Mason Kushla, Al 64 David Jones Theodore, AL 68 Lori Lindley Katy, TX 79 Michael Villarreal Corpus Christi, TX 8 Edward Nastast Houston, Tx 84 Steven Davis Theodore, AL 88 Jim Phillips Magnolia, TX 9 Chris Wagner Harvest, AL 96 John Heil Floresville, TX R18 Jess Reid 8 Mile, Al 24 TOTAL ENTRIES
Modified Division, December 4, 2015 Car No Driver Location 02 Keith Joiner Prattville, AL 03 Donny Kelley New Coney, TX 10 Okie Mason Eight Mile, al 131 Jeff Letson Madison, Al 14 Mike Maddox Tupelo, MS 145 Billy Melvin Trussville, Al 17 Chris Cotto Milton, FL 25 L J Grimm Seffner, FL 31 Parker Pugh Madison, Al 33 Jason Morman Seabrook, TX 44 Justice Evans Jasper, AL 46 Doug Moff Fort Myers, FL 48 Edward Vecchiarelli Brington, CO 5 Todd Jackson Sault Ste. Marie, MI 50 Ty Roberts Birmingham, AL 57 Jason Huffmaster Irvington, Al 57 Tim Moore Pinellas Park, FL 61 Dustin Jackson Sault Ste-Marie, ON- 64 Adam Crawford Mobile, AL 66 Korey Ruble Headland, AL 66 Logan Bearden Leander, TX 66 Ryan Redmon Moultrie, GA 71 Josh Goodwin Cantonment, FL 72 Johnny Walker Pasadena, TX 74 Troy Gray Harvest, Al 79 Joe Aramendia Sequin, TX 8 Donnie [...]
Luza Looks to Clinch Allen Turner PLM Track Championship in Style at Tune-Up 100 Saturday Night By Chuck Corder In some ways, Ryan Luza is the envy of many. The 19-year-old Texan, a budding late model star, wheels racecars. Luza sits a qualifying lap away from putting a bow on the Allen Turner Pro Late Model track championship at Five Flags Speedway. In other ways, many wouldn’t trade places with Luza if their lives depended upon it. Starting his third semester of college, near his Houston-suburb home of Cypress, Texas, Luza carries a full plate of courses. One of those is a 2½-hour calculus class. While fans and some drivers might get queasy at the mere mention of formulas and slopes and curves and rates of change, even math revs Luza’s engine. “I wish all my classes could be math,” he said. “That’s my strong suit.” Don’t be mistaken, though. Racing takes a backseat to no [...]
Derek Scott Jr, 16 year old from Franklin, Tx will driving his Derek Scotts Auto Park Chevrolet September 19 in Pensacola Florida. He will be racing in the Allen Turner 100 with Alex Query at the helm and a brand new car.
Tickets for the 48th Annual Snowball Derby are now available at the office. The event is December 3 to 6, 2015, plus arrival of rigs, and pit party on Wednesday December 2nd. Come by or call Mon-Friday 9am to 5pm. Phone 850-944-8400. Good seats are still available. Look at the seating chart and tell us your section preference and how many in your party. Also ask about the VIP upgrade where you have a reserved grandstand seat, plus a 4 day pass to the pits. Hotels are available nearby. Look at tab on top of this site and click FANS and then LODGING.
By Chuck Corder Derek Thorn won’t ever escape his past at Five Flags Speedway. Going airborne at the 2011 Snowball Derby isn’t a memory you easily forget. But on Friday, the 29-year-old California late model driver was bound and determined to give Pensacola fans something positive to remember him by. Thorn did just that, setting the fast time during qualifying and then capturing the 20-lap Pro Late Model opening featuring Friday night. Thorn, who finished third at last year’s Snowball Derby, was driving the Kurt Jett-owned PLM out of the Jacksonville area. Brett Holmes settled for runner-up honors while Texan Ryan Luza, the PLM series points leader, rounded out the podium. Luza capped the night off with his first career Five Flags victory in the 30-lap nightcap. Junior Niedecken finished second after he finished fourth in the opener. “It’s always enjoyable coming here,” Thorn said. “I can’t thank Kurt Jett and his family for this awesome opportunity. [...]
By Chuck Corder The fireworks came in bunches Friday night at Five Flags Speedway. Above the famed half-mile oval thanks to the track’s annual pyrotechnical display. And for 100 laps on every inch of the abrasive asphalt. There was past series champion Daniel Hemric who saw his valiant charge from the tail end come up empty. There was perennial contender and defending Blizzard Series and Southern Super Series champion Bubba Pollard, whose night ended with a whimper after staying in the top-five for 90 of the 100 laps. There was 14-year-old Harrison Burton, son of NASCAR star turned NBC analyst Jeff Burton, learning valuable lessons about restarts. When all the beating and banging settled, though, it was 22-year-old young gun Casey Roderick who stood above the damage to capture the Rubber & Specialties 100, the second of four Deep South Crane Rentals Blizzard Series races this year. Roderick became the fifth different Southern Super Series winner [...]
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By Chuck Corder At some point during childhood, almost every red-blooded American boy has aspirations of sports stardom. Ryan Luza, 18, is no different. Heck, one of his first memories came at Talladega Superspeedway. Decked out in a Dale Earnhardt Sr. fire suit and operating a “mini-Intimidator” — a No. 3 motorized go-kart — the then toddler patrolled the pits and infield among the Mardi Gras atmosphere that’s synonymous with ’dega. “I couldn’t get enough,” Luza now says. The Cypress, Texas, native has spent his whole life around racing and has grand visions of swapping paint with NASCAR royalty in the not-so-distant future. Spend a few minutes talking with Luza, though, and you’ll quickly realize he carries the type of intestinal fortitude that could one day turn his dreams into reality. And the college freshman grasps what a potential Allen Turner Pro Late Model track championship at Five Flags Speedway could mean for his blossoming career. “To [...]
Texas Driver Ends Long Winless Streak AUSTIN, TX. --This past weekend is one that Casey Smith and his team won't forget for a long time. The Austin, Texas native made the trip to the Alabama/Florida border area memorable as he went home with a victory and the Southern Super Series point lead. Smith ended a winless drought on Saturday night at Mobile International Speedway in Irvington, Alabama and finished third on Friday night to end the weekend as the point leader in the Southern Super Series. On Saturday night, he dominated by leading every lap in the 100-lap event at the high-banked, half-mile oval. "We have been struggling here. We dominated in 2007 and 2008 along with having a good car in 2009, but since then we have been struggling every since," an elated Smith said in victory lane. "This is the best car we have ever had here and it feels good [...]
By Chuck Corder Five Flags Speedway has been the catapult for quite a few famous sons of legendary NASCAR drivers in recent years. Chase Elliott, son of “Million Dollar” Bill, won the Snowball Derby in 2011 and the current Hendrick Motorsports driver is line to hop in Jeff Gordon’s Sprint Cup ride next year. Most recently, it was 17-year-old John Hunter Nemechek, offspring of Joe, hoisting the Tom Dawson trophy last December. On Friday night, another son etched his name in Five Flags lore during the opening Super Late Model race of 2015 at America’s Favorite Home Track. Kyle Grissom, son of former Nationwide Series champion Steve Grissom, held off a spectacular field to win the Mt. Dew Kickstart 100, the first of four Deep South Crane Rentals Blizzard Series race of the year. “That was pretty awesome to win here,” said the 25-year-old Grissom, whose father won in Pensacola in 1986. “We came here [...]