Looking at the history books from the early part of the 1990s, you saw drivers like Rich Bickle, Jr., Jody Ridley, Bobby Gill, Gary St. Amant, Butch Miller and Dick Trickle as some of the top names in Late Model racing.  There were several other drivers that mixed it up with this crowd on a […]

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While ticket renewal and upgrade forms for the 53rd Annual Snowball Derby have been mailed out, fans interested in keeping their seats for this year’s event at Five Flags Speedway will have more time to do so.   In light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Five Flags Speedway has extended the starting date for processing […]

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He was a crew chief, a chassis man, an innovator and so much more to many in the short track world. Ray Stonkus’ reach spanned five decades, if not more in auto racing.   Stonkus passed away last Thursday at the age of 80.   Growing up in New England, Stonkus made his way south with […]

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Last December, David Rogers made history with his 33rd start in the Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway , breaking a tie with Red Farmer for most starts in the biggest Super Late Model race in the country.   He did so after receiving the “Derby Dedication Award” from Five Flags Speedway officials, along with a […]

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David Rogers, a short track racing legend and fan favorite, passed away Sunday morning following complications associated with his battle with cancer.  The Super Late Model racer from Orlando, Florida was 64 years old.   Rogers, who will always be known as a “Gentle Giant” to those who knew him, was one of the most […]

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From the races at your local short track to marquee events such as the Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500, motorsports events with rich traditions take place throughout the country each year.  Earlier this week, Jeff Gluck of The Athletic assembled a list of the top 10 most prestigious races in the United States.  Within that […]

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Speaking for the first time since his disqualification from the 52nd Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway , Stephen Nasse joined Speed51’s “The Bullring” to discuss his thoughts on what unfolded at the prestigious Super Late Model race in December.   Nasse took the checkered flag first 42 days ago, overcoming an early power steering […]

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Following the success of the first ever Speed51 Elite Snowball Derby, Speed51 and Five Flags Speedway have announced a donation of $1,000 to Pensacola's 98.7 Cat Country’s Christmas Wishes program.   Held during the week leading into the 52nd Annual Snowball Derby in December, the first-ever eSports Snowball Derby was broadcast live on Speed51 and […]

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