PENSACOLA, FL – Based on the way he barely lost the ARCA Menards Series East season-opener to fellow rookie Max Gutiérrez a few weeks ago, Sammy Smith’s eventual first win on the platform felt like an inevitability. It became a reality Saturday night at 5 Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida, where the 16-year-old from Johnston, […]

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It was a finish everyone anticipated, but no one expected. Headed into turn three on the final lap of the season-opening ARCA Menards Series East race at New Smyrna Speedway, everyone anticipated contact between the leaders. Taylor Gray had led three times on the night, including the previous five laps as he took the lead […]

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(Pensacola, FL) After an unprecedented Snowball Derby in December, Five Flags Speedway officials have had two months to prepare for next weekend’s season opener. The Saturday, February 27th event will feature ARCA Menards Series East, the Vores Compact Touring Series, and the Lloyd’s Glass Pure Stocks.   For ARCA Menards Series fans, two events have […]

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Speed51’s Short Track America returns to MAVTV tonight at 7 p.m. ET with more Super Late Model action.  The Blizzard Series finale for Super Late Models at Five Flags Speedway will take center stage on national television.   The finale served as the final tune-up before the 53rd Annual Snowball Derby, and it did not […]

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Denny Hamlin is the latest NASCAR Cup Series driver to voice his intentions of running Super Late Model’s biggest race.  In an interview with NBC Sports’ Dustin Long, the three-time and defending Daytona 500 winner mentioned he would like to compete in the 2021 Snowball Derby, and will take part in Super Late Model races […]

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The Southern Super Series, presented by Sunoco, enters its ninth season in 2021 and anticipation is at an all-time high. Frequently referred to as a series featuring “the best of the best,” the SSS organization continues to find ways enhance their events for both competitors and fans.    The new season will kick off in […]

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Since the Snowball Derby on December 6, Derek Thorn has gone on to win a fifth SRL Southwest Tour title.  He capped off his most dominant championship run yet with a win at Kern County Raceway Park, his eighth win in nine SRL races in 2020.   Even with another championship on his mantle, the […]

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Five Flags Speedway has released its 2021 season schedule, with 17 nights of racing at the Pensacola half-mile before all eyes turn towards the biggest event in Super Late Model racing, the 54th Annual Snowball Derby.   Five Flags’ season opens with the ARCA Menards Series East Pensacola 200, taking place on February 27. The Vores […]

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Rising to the challenge is what separates a top-notch driver from the rest of the pack. Whether it’s dominating a race, going on a winning streak or sealing a win with a late-race pass, drivers slowly rise to the top of the field and make a name for themselves.   That’s why the FK Rod […]

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Performing in the clutch separates the best drivers from the pack. When the laps are counting down and the lights are shining brightest, the top racers thrive under pressure. Each month during the 2020 season, Tilton Engineering will honor a “Clutch Performer of the Month” from the world of short track racing.   The winner […]

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