Mark Barnhill has dominated the Sportsmen Division this year...so much a $250 bounty has been issued. That comes at the same time a larger pay check is ready for the winner of the feature extended to 35 laps. The winner gets $750, and if the winner beats Barnhill, and Barnhill is still running at the end of the race, the $250 bounty is paid.
Winslow Gives Fans Reasons to Roar With Outlaws Win on Meet the Drivers Night By Chuck Corder There were only four drivers who got to hoist checkered flags Friday night at Five Flags Speedway. But the number of champions around the half-mile asphalt oval ranged in the thousands. Before the night of racing got underway, throngs of fans spilled onto Five Flags’ abrasive asphalt for the track’s annual Meet the Drivers Night. Like ants filing across a checkerboard picnic blanket, the crowd made its way through the narrow gate under the flag stand. Once feet hit pavement, their heads twisted every which way, hunting what Friday night warrior they wanted to meet first. Once the green flag dropped on the night of racing, Faith Chapel Outlaws driver Bubba Winslow wasted no time thrilling those who he had just signed autographs and handed out hero cards. Winslow started on the outside of Row 1 in the 17-car [...]
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NO THURSDAY PRACTICE Friday May 10th 3:00pm Pits Open 5:00pm Practice Round 1 O, PT, SP, PS 6:00pm Practice Round 2 O, PT, SP, PS 7:00pm Meet the Drivers (all cars to front stretch) 7:55pm Pre-Race Festivities 8:00pm PS Heats (6 Laps) SP Heats (6 Laps) PT Heats (6 Laps) O Heats (6 Laps) PS Feature (20 Laps) SP Feature (25 Laps) PT Feature (25 Laps) O Feature (35 Laps) O-Outlaw PT- Pro Trucks SP- Sportsman PS – Pure Stocks
Howard Grabs Another Checkered for Anthony Campi Racing; Purvis Makes Mods of Mayhem Memory By Chuck Corder Perseverance in the face of heavy expectations can be tricky. Some athletes thrive in the moment while others fold like a busted-up bumper. Colby Howard was well-aware of the ink and clicks his team had received coming into Friday’s season opener for the Allen Turner Hyundai Pro Late Models at Five Flags Speedway. After Giovanni Bromante scored a pair of Super Late Model wins — including the Blizzard Series opener last month — for Anthony Campi Racing, Howard didn’t blink. The 17-year-old driver from Simpsonville, SC, won a PLM race at Montgomery Motor Speedway earlier this month and added another milestone win Friday at the famed half-mile asphalt oval. “There’s no one else, no team I’d rather be driving for than (Anthony Campi Racing),” Howard said. “We’re on hot streak.” Howard got his first career win at Five Flags and [...]
Story by Speed51.com Perry Patino was perhaps the biggest surprise story following qualifying for the 51st Annual Snowball Derby last December. The Pro Late Model stalwart qualified 16th for the Snowball Derby in the Bobby and Roger Reuse-owned No. 89 in what was just his second-ever Super Late Model start. Despite not earning the finish he wanted to in the 300-lap race, he turned many heads in the short track racing world and gave himself a boost of confidence heading into the 2019 season. This Friday, Patino will head back to Five Flags Speedway for the first time since the Snowball Derby. He’ll be competing in the opening round of the Allen Turner Pro Late Model Series, a four-race series which has big implications on the Snowflake 100 later in the year. “I’m feeling pretty good. We haven’t had any luck this year; we’ve had lots of speed but absolutely nothing to [...]
Thursday Practice Cancelled. Friday pits open at 11am, open practice rotating Noon to 2 pm, then pre posted schedule resumes. Great weather is forecast for Friday afternoon and 8pm start for racing.
Story by Speed51.com Every now and then, you will see a driver compete in multiple races in multiple states during the same weekend. However, it is not normally seen in a Modified, and it is not normally done at tracks nearly 1,000 miles apart. Columbus, Ohio’s Kyle Purvis will begin this weekend by traveling south to Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida for Friday's Modifieds of Mayhem Tour race. From there, he will make the 945-mile trip north to Flat Rock Speedway just outside of Detroit, Michigan for the I-CAR All-Star Modified season opener on Sunday. Purvis has competed in the Modified race at the Snowball Derby over the past few years, with a best finish of second in last December’s event to show for it. After being close in the Modified portion of the Derby each of the past couple years, the itch to win at the half-mile oval has him [...]
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High School and college teams look to answer that question Saturday morning on the speedway's half mile banked oval. Considering battery charge, weight, wind resistance, speed and design, with 11 teams fielding 22 cars attempting to solve it. The competition will involve two 60 minute heats to see how many laps a light weight battery powered motor will go. Free to watch in the grandstands. 2019 Emerald Coast Electrathon Classic 120 Five Flags Speedway April 27, 2019 Tentative Event Schedule 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM Team Registration/ Vehicle Inspections 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM Track entrance closes for first practice round 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM Track reopens for late arrivals/ Vehicle Inspections cont. 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM Track Entrance closes and second practice round 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM Teams prepare cars and starting positions drawn 10:00 AM to 10:15 AM Driver’s meeting at Winners Circle 10:15 AM [...]
Story by Speed51.com The road to the 21st Annual Snowflake 100 begins Friday night at Five Flags Speedway with the first Allen Turner Hyundai Pro Late Model race of the season. Once again, it will consist of four races to determine an overall champion. And once again, a lot will be on the line for race teams competing in the mini-series. In addition to obtaining useful information for December’s Snowflake 100, a pair of drivers in the top 10 in points at the end of the season will receive provisionals for the Snowflake 100. The two provisionals will be awarded to the top two drivers in points who fail to qualify during time trials for December’s race. The Allen Turner Pro Late Model series has recently been dominated by Casey Roderick. The Lawrenceville, Georgia driver has won the last two series championships and seven of the last eight races. He returns to [...]
Schedule of Events Thursday, April 25 Optional Practice Night 4:00pm Pits Open 5:00pm – 9:00pm Optional Practice all Divisions (Tires Fuel available until 8pm) Friday, April 26 1:00pm Pits Open Pre-Tech open 3:00pm Driver’s Meeting (ATPLM & MoM, Tech Station) 3:30pm – 5:30pm ATPLM, MoM Practice (2 rounds /30 minute sessions) 5:00pm Grandstands Open 5:30pm ATPLM cars to pre- Qualifying tech 5:30pm - 6:00pm PT, PS Practice Round 1 (15 minutes ea) 6:15pm - 6:30pm PT, PS Practice Round 2 / Qualifying (5 minutes each) 6:45pm MoM Qualifying ATPLM Qualifying 7:30pm PT, PS Driver’s Meeting (Victory Lane) 7:50pm Pre-Race Ceremonies 8:00pm Pro Truck Feature (25 Laps) Modified of Mayhem Feature (50 Laps) Allen Turner Pro Late Model 100 Pure Stock Feature (20 Laps)
The open wheeled Modifieds of Mayhem make their first appearance here since the Snowball. That last event was won by Augie Grill of Hayden Alabama. The Pensacola stop on the tour usually attracts several Texas drivers.
Santos Makes Good on Promise, Captures King of the Wing Feature in Dominant Fashion By Chuck Corder It wasn’t like Bobby Santos III played his cards close to his fire suit. Earlier this week, the King of the Wing Series driver had let everybody know that he was coming to Five Flags Speedway to snatch some hardware. Setting a track record would be a nice palate cleanser, but the sizzle wasn’t as important to him as the steak. Santos’ No. 22 winged sprints machine took the lead on Lap 2 of the 30-lap feature, withstood some lengthy cautions, and a constant onslaught from KOTW defending champion Eric Humphries to accomplish his stated goal. “I really enjoy racing sprint cars here,” Santos said. “I love racing at places like this.” Humphries finished runner-up and Shane Butler rounded out the podium. The field of 11 cars represented seven states — as far west as California (Humphries) and as far [...]
It's a good nite for Jason Welch, he set a new track record in Outlaw qualifying at 17.662 seconds, then drew a 1 to start the 35 lap feature on the pole. Bobby Santos III from New England was fast in the Winged Sprints; B J Leytham fastest in Sportsmen; and Michael Moody fastest Pure Stocker.