Pollard Wins Blizzard 2; McDonald in Pure Stocks; Thompson in Pro Trucks; Photos & Story

  Pollard Proud to Honor Rogers with Universal Fabricators 100 ‘W’ to Cap Rowdy Energy Twin 100s Weekend   By Chuck Corder Bubba Pollard had some unfinished business. The Senoia, Ga., superstar Super Late Model driver wanted so desperately to win the first half of the Rowdy Energy Twin 100s this weekend at Five Flags Speedway. Pollard piloted David Rogers’ legendary No. 11 Super Late Model on Friday night in the #Forever11 100, the race named in honor for the late Rogers who died in March from cancer. Pollard and Rogers were as close off the track as they were on it. “It was always cool to hear stories about how (Rogers) raced back in the day,” Pollard said earlier this week of his dear friend. “He had all this knowledge. When David spoke, you listened. I’d take in everything he was saying – whether it was life or anything.” When Pollard settled for third against a [...]

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Nasse Shakes off Derby Frustrations to Win #Forever11 on Night 1 of Rowdy Energy Twin 100s

Nasse Shakes off Derby Frustrations to Win #Forever11 on Night 1 of Rowdy Energy Twin 100s   By Chuck Corder The famed Tom Dawson Trophy and Snowball Derby titles are irreplaceable. Stephen Nasse thought he had his career-defining win six months ago at Five Flags Speedway when he crossed under the checkered flag first in the 53rd running of short-track’s most prestigious race. Unfortunately, an historic moment for the Pinellas Park native was erased when post-race technical inspection officials disqualified Nasse’s No. 51 Super Late Model. He took a major step in burying that early-December nightmare with a late-June celebration at Pensacola’s high banks Friday on the first night of the Rowdy Energy Twin 100s. After 10 years desperately trying, Nasse won his first career Deep South Cranes Blizzard Series race. He captured the #Forever11 100 against 35 of the best Super Late Model drivers in the country. The race honored longtime Late Model driver [...]

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Ready for the Twin Blizzard #2

Pollard Brought 3 cars, one for Him, One for Terry Senneker, and a new one to test. Nasse is Serious, has 2, one for back up. Covid virus reminder is featured on Nick Neri's Car:   Ya don't  have to order your Simpson racing stuff, they  have it in the pits. Tech is a busy  place... Finally, a sponsor you don't see here down south...advertising snow removal in Illinois...

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32 Drivers Expected from 13 States for Twin Blizzard 100’s. ENTRY LIST ATTACHED

Entries Received   Super Duper: Rowdy Twin 100s Kicks Off Blizzard Series Season with Doubleheader Weekend   By Chuck Corder Less than six months shy from the 53rd annual running of the Snowball Derby, a blizzard is forecast this weekend at Five Flags Speedway. The storm will come in the form of Rowdy Energy Twin 100s, as the half-mile asphalt oval will host two nights of racing on Friday and Saturday nights. The first two Southern Super Series Blizzard Series races of the season at Pensacola’s high banks will feature a who’s who of Super Late Model drivers from 13 different states, giving this weekend a mini-Derby feel. The field will be led by Bubba Pollard, the all-time leader in Blizzard Series wins with 20.  The stakes are raised as someone could leave potentially with $36,500 if a driver sweeps the weekend and participates in a karaoke contest at Beef O’ Brady’s on Thursday night.  “We’re excited to [...]

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Carson Hocevar Ready for Karaoke and Twin 100’s

Story by Speed51.com The Beef O’Brady’s Karaoke Challenge will give racers a chance to win an extra $1,000 if they sing a song in its entirety on Thursday, then win Friday night’s 100-lap Rowdy Energy twin feature at Five Flags Speedway.  Michigan racer Carson Hocevar said on Monday’s episode of “The Bullring” he was a willing participant, but he really didn’t have a choice.   ORDER ROWDY ENERGY TWIN 100 PPV TICKETS TODAY   “I think we can go two-for-two so it’s a dumb bet not to sing at least one song and get that $1,000.  If I wasn’t so confident I wouldn’t have that excuse but my mom saw that and said yeah, you’re singing Thursday,” Hocevar said.  “It’s $1,000, you’re going to win that $1,000 because you’re going to win the race.” At just 17 years old, Hocevar is choosing to sing a karaoke classic that outdates him by more than 40 years, with hopes the audience [...]

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Preston Peltier says Yes, I’ll Be There This Weekend!

This weekend’s Rowdy Energy Twin 100s will possibly boast one of the largest fields the Blizzard Series has seen in recent memory, with drivers coming from around the country to get much-needed laps for December’s Snowball Derby.  One of those racers include Preston Peltier, who has familiarized himself with Five Flags Speedway (FL) over the years during Snowball Derby weekend.   While the 2017 Derby polesitter has taken part in the country’s biggest Super Late Model race six of the last seven years, Friday night’s #Forever11 Tribute will be his first Blizzard Series race since September 2015.   But before this weekend’s Twin-100’s, Peltier has some work to do.  After living in Colorado for several years, he made the move to Las Vegas during the offseason and joined the Sigma Performance Services team as Director or Racing Operations. “I’m looking forward to heading out that way, I’m just a little stressed with work to do and [...]

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Feature Results: Robinson Wins MAECO Sportsmen 35; Purvis is Modified winner; Moody in Pure Stocks

Purvis Outpaces Field to win Modifieds of Mayhem 50 Lapper; Robinson Cashes in on Sportsmen Spectacular by Chuck Corder Dock on Pensacola Beach Sportsmen Chad Robinson was locked in from the moment he unloaded Friday at Five Flags Speedway. The Mobile driver set the fast time in qualifying (20.626 seconds) and kept his pole spot after rolling a “1” on the die to set the 12-car field of the MAECO Fabrication Sportsmen Spectacular. Robinson’s night only got better in the 35-lap The Dock on Pensacola Beach Sportsmen Spectacular, as he led nearly every lap en route to the victory and $1,000 that was up for grabs to the winner. Robinson was driving Lee “Red Dog” Reynolds’ No. 32 Sportsmen and was thinking of asking his close friend for more seat time in the hotrod. “Me and this car get along apparently,” Robinson said. “It’s always on the money for me. I couldn’t ask for a better [...]

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FOREVER11 100 TO HONOR DAVID ROGERS AT FRIDAY BLIZZARD

FOREVER11 100 TO HONOR DAVID ROGERS AT FIVE FLAGS   By Zach Evans   (Original story from Speed51, posted with permission from Speed51) On Friday, June 26, the Blizzard Series will kick off its 2020 season with the first night of a doubleheader weekend at Five Flags Speedway (FL).  The race will also be an opportunity to pay a tribute to one of Florida’s racing legends. The Friday night race, which will also be a points-counting race for the Southern Super Series, will be the #Forever11 100, paying homage to David Rogers.  Rogers passed away in March following complications associated with his battle with cancer. Rogers was a fixture in Florida short track racing, both near his home of Orlando as well as at the famed Five Flags Speedway. “Before last year, I can’t remember the last time we ran a Blizzard Series race without David in the field, and certainly he will be missed,” said Five Flags [...]

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Augie to Drive Heil’s Modified Friday

Grill – Derby’s Winningest Driver – To Drive for Fellow Derby Champ in Modifieds of Mayhem 50 Lapper   By Chuck Corder Augie Grill’s name fills the record books of Five Flags Speedway. The Hayden, Ala., driver owns one of the more storied legacies not only at the famed half-mile asphalt oval but in all of short-track racing. In addition to owning the current Allen Turner Pro Late Models track record (16.259 seconds) at Five Flags, Grill has won a second-best nine Blizzard Series races in Super Late Models at Pensacola’s high banks, and he became the most-decorated driver in Snowball Derby history last December when he captured his eighth Derby week title. Grill has won Sunday’s prestigious Derby race twice (2007-08), three Snowflake 100s for PLMs (2009, 2011, 2016), and has hoisted the checkered flag in the last three consecutive Modifieds Derby races. He will be back in an open-wheeled Modified this Friday night at [...]

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FIVE FLAGS SLM RACERS COULD WIN $1,000 BY SINGING KARAOKE

FIVE FLAGS SLM RACERS COULD WIN $1,000 BY SINGING KARAOKE   Story by Speed51.com By Zach Evans   Before the Rowdy Energy Twin 100s kick off at Five Flags Speedway (FL) on June 26-27, racers and teams are invited to the newest Beef ‘O’ Brady’s location for a night of food and fun Thursday, June 25 following practice  Doing so might even be worth an extra $1,000 for one racer. Along with a night of food and entertainment for racers at the new location in Cantonment just three miles from the speedway, Thursday night is karaoke night at the new Beef ‘O’ Brady’s location. After open practice (4pm to 9pm) for teams on Thursday, teams are invited to Beef ‘O’ Brady’s to enjoy the evening’s after-party ahead of the start of the Blizzard Series doubleheader. Furthermore, a SLM driver who accepts the Karaoke Challenge will be eligible for a $1,000 bonus courtesy of Tracy Goodson, [...]

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Potential Payoff Grows with Rowdy Energy and Phoenix, added to Double Down in Twin Blizzards

Story by Speed51.com The start of the 2020 Deep South Crane Blizzard Series at Five Flags Speedway (FL) already promised to be a lucrative one for drivers.  The stakes are now even higher for the Rowdy Energy Twin 100s on June 26 and 27, as a driver could leave with $35,000 for the weekend.   James Finch, owner of Phoenix Construction, has added the $5,000 Phoenix Construction Best Average Finish bonus to the weekend.  This award will go to the driver who achieves the best average finish between the pair of 100-lap Super Late Model features during the doubleheader weekend.   This $5,000 could be part of a massive weekend payday for one driver thanks to bonus programs already in place for the weekend.   The Southern Super Series’ “Double Down at the Next Town” program promises $10,000 to win any Southern Super Series event in 2020, as long as the winning driver started the previous [...]

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Chris Davidson Scores a BIG win in Pro Late 100; Waited 20 years!

At Last: After 20-plus Years Racing at Five Flags, Davidson Finally Snags Pro Late Model Checkered   By Chuck Corder The adage goes: Good things come to those who wait. Chris Davidson just wishes it didn’t take so long. The veteran Late Model driver has been driving over to Five Flags Speedway from his native Texas for more than two decades. In that span, Davidson had never won a feature – neither in the Pro nor Super Late Model classes. He notched a victory in the last chance race at last year’s Snowball Derby, but never a regular-season feature. That all changed Friday night at the famed half-mile asphalt oval. Davidson dominated the first of four Allen Turner Pro Late Model 100 races this season, holding off a hard-charging Ryan Paul late in the race en route to a memorable Victory Lane celebration. “The car was really good all night,” Davidson said. “I have to thank [...]

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