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Grandview and Lincoln to open up June’s Eastern Storm

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

The Eastern Storm schedule for 2017 has been completed with the additions of Grandview Speedway and Lincoln Speedway to the five-race series for the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship in Pennsylvania during June. The series now kicks off on Tuesday, June 13 at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA, followed up one night later at Abbottstown, PA’s Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday, June 14.

Eastern Storm continues with the previously-announced dates on Thursday, June 15 at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA before resuming Saturday, June 17 at Port Royal Speedway and concluding at York Haven, PA’s Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, June 18.

Grandview has been a staple of Eastern Storm since the series’ inception in 2007 while Lincoln has held Eastern Storm features in 2010 and 2011, including double-features in 2016 won by Bryan Clauson and Landon Simon.

Levi Jones (2007-2010-2011) and Bryan Clauson (2012-2013-2016) hold the record for most Eastern Storm titles with three apiece. Clauson won the 2016 Eastern Storm on the strength of three feature victories in five races. Further champions include Cole Whitt (2008 & 2009), Brady Bacon (2014) and Robert Ballou (2015). Jones and Clauson also hold the record for most Eastern Storm wins with six each. Both have a pair of victories at Grandview while Jones scored twice at Lincoln and Clauson once.

Other drivers who’ve earned Eastern Storm triumphs at Grandview include Jesse Hockett, Bobby East, Daron Clayton and Chase Stockon. Eastern Storm has also proven to be a harbinger of success throughout the years
with seven of its ten champions going on to win the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car title in the same season as their Eastern Storm championship.

2017 EASTERN STORM SCHEDULE:
Tues., Jun 13: Grandview Speedway (Bechtelsville, PA)
Wed., Jun 14: Lincoln Speedway (Abbottstown, PA)
Thurs., Jun 15: Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, PA)
Sat., Jun 17: Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, PA)
Sun., Jun 18: Susquehanna Speedway (York Haven, PA)

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Jennerstown Speedwa;y Progressing Forward under the Sweeney Rush Sanction

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

(Jennerstown, PA)…With the New Year just around the corner, the relationship formed in October 2016 between the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Asphalt Series powered by Pace Performance and Jennerstown Speedway as the Series’ flagship asphalt facility has been steadily moving forward with anticipation of the Speedway’s opening night on May 13, 2017.

RUSH Series Directors have been very excited about the partnership with Jennerstown, which is nestled in the picturesque Laurel Highlands area, and has a rich tradition in NASCAR seeing some of its finest, including Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt, Sr.& Jr., Darrell Waltrip, and Joey Logano race on the half-mile asphalt track.

Three divisions at Jennerstown, Late Models, Modifieds, and Street Stocks, will compete under the RUSH technical package, and be governed under the same strict and consistent rules enforcement that has brought success to RUSH in the world of dirt racing throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Canada.

“The entire RUSH Racing Series is surrounded by respect and integrity and bring a great deal of expertise and professionalism to the table,” said Jennerstown General Manager Billy Hribar. “We are very excited for our fans and race teams in that Jennerstown will be the first asphalt track operating under the RUSH Asphalt Racing Series banner. It’s such a strong and proven system that has been nationally recognized for controlling the economics of racing while providing some of the stiffest competition.”

“This sport has evolved so much over the last 10 years that economics and many other factors have made speedways look at options to try to realign and unify racing overall and we felt that it was in our best interest to align ourselves with a sanctioning body,” added Hribar. “We have no doubts that our own Jennerstown drivers will hit the expectations of the quality of racing that is associated with the other RUSH labels.”

The RUSH asphalt technical rules package was released mid-December for the three divisions at Jennerstown that fall under the RUSH sanction. One of the most important pieces of the rules and just slightly different from the dirt side of RUSH is the “verification” process.

This process will require all crate engine competitors that competed at Jennerstown in 2016 to have their engine verified for legality by one of RUSH’s Authorized Rebuilders. Upon verification, these engines will be sealed with RUSH seal tags with all pertinent information recorded in the Series’ database. The verification process is detailed in the RUSH rules.

Two of the most respected engine builders in the RUSH system are Jimmy Friedline and Mike Ingram, both of whom have spent countless hours with Jennerstown and RUSH to help blend the RUSH rules package with the previous Jennerstown rules packages and specifically help develop the “verification” process.

“Things were really starting to get out of control with the engines, specifically the cost,” said Friedline, a 25-year engine builder who has been a RUSH rebuilder for several years, and whose shop is actually located in Jennerstown. “Without controlling the cost you’re going to keep losing cars without gaining any. The speedway management is defiantly getting the fans in the stands, now if they can continue to grow the car count, which the RUSH sanction will help them with, Jennerstown can be a template for other asphalt tracks to follow. ”

“It’s going to be a process getting everyone’s crate engine on the same page and making sure everything is legal,” explained Ingram. “Once we get through this process, it will tighten up the racing and make it more competitive; it’s going to be for the better.”

Sharpsville, Pennsylvania’s Will Thomas III, one of RUSH’s Touring racers, is one of the Series few drivers who actually started on asphalt and then converted to the dirt.

“If the RUSH sanctioning would have happened five or six years ago I probably would have never made the move to dirt and stayed with the asphalt,” revealed Thomas. “The disappearance of a number of asphalt tracks also made Thomas’ decision easier.”

Thomas is a fierce competitor who won the short-lived MAARA Series championships in the 2006 and 2007 seasons. He also won track championships at Lake Erie Speedway in 2008, 2009, and 2010. These were all done on the pavement.

Following the 2011 season, Thomas purchased a used Rocket Late Model from Johnny Johnson. It didn’t take Thomas long to adjust to the dirt as he won the Crate Late Model track championship at Sharon Speedway in 2012 and then again in 2014. During that season, Thomas had four wins in the 16 races he ran. One special win came on May 24, 2014 when he won a race on his father’s birthday. The elder Thomas, the longtime car owner of dirt car legend Lou Blaney, was very instrumental in developing his son’s racing career, and had passed away just a month earlier.

The only asphalt that Thomas currently runs is the ROC Modified Tour and Hribar is hoping that Thomas will make the trip to Jennerstown for the ROC Modified Tour race on June 17.

The name Gault is legendary in racing and includes Arlie, Glenn, Sr., and Glenn, Jr. Last summer, Gault, Sr., was inducted into the Jennerstown Hall of Fame. And even though, Jr. doesn’t race at Jennerstown, he’s hoping that the exposure will spread into the Ohio region, where he lives and mainly races.

“I think it will work,” said Gault, Jr., a former ASA racer and two-time track champion at Lake Erie Speedway. “I just wish it would have happened years ago. What they’ve (RUSH) done on dirt I think will happen on the pavement too. The fact of having a sanctioning body come in that will enforce rules and show they’re serious and actually market and promote their brand is extremely important.”

Gault, Jr. won the track championship last season at Barberton Speedway located in Norton, Ohio, but this year, he might try some different venues and one he will keep his eye on is Jennerstown Speedway.

At 68 years of age and retired from racing in 2005, Glenn Gault, Sr. thinks the RUSH sanctioning move is great. “When we were racing at Motordrome, we were pushing for something like this,” said Gault, Sr., who has won a number of track championships and was the 1988 NASCAR Northeast champion; he was also inducted into the Jennerstown Hall of Fame this past summer. When Lake Erie Speedway closed, it would have been nice for RUSH to have been there at that time.”

The #32 orange, white, and black colors of Gault racing has been around since 1959. The orange and white are the colors of Gault Heating, located in Hubbard, Ohio. The #32 was chosen by Arlie because he felt that Dale Johnson was the best driver he ever saw. Johnson’s number was 64 and Arlie said he could only wish he was half as good as Dale, thus the #32.

The Gault cars have been scripted with the words, “The Orange Blossom Special”. “I really liked the Johnny Cash song Orange Blossom Special, so for the last 57 years, it’s been the #32 Orange Blossom Special,” explained Gault, Sr.

“I appreciate the positive comments Will Thomas and the Gaults have said about RUSH and how they feel we can make a difference in regional asphalt racing,” stated Series director Vicki Emig. “They have years of combined experience on asphalt and are very aware of the issues that the asphalt world is facing today. I’d venture to say that Glenn Gault, Sr. has known me for over 40 years and to know that he supports the RUSH concept with his Hall of Fame status is a huge asset as we move forward. Will has actually raced under the RUSH banner for the past five years and knows first-hand how we run our program and the positives we can bring to the racers.”

Bryan Shipp of Scottdale, Pa., will be in his third season of racing at Jennerstown. In his first season, he raced a Modified, but converted to a Late Model in 2016 and won the track’s Rookie of the Year award. Prior to Jennerstown, Shipp raced at Motordrome. And even though he was a mere 15 minutes from Motordrome, Shipp preferred to take the one-hour trek to Jennerstown.

“It was a pretty easy transition for me,” said Shipp regarding his move to a Late Model. “The Late Models handle a lot better but whenever they snap loose, they will go around on you, not like the Modifieds where you can drive through it.”

“I’m looking forward to the RUSH sanctioning,” said the 31-year-old Shipp, who actually had a GM 604 crate motor last season. “I’m happy because there were a whole lot of cars in the class that had a whole lot of power and now everyone will be on an even plane.”

Twenty-four year-old Zane Ferrell of Ruffs Dale, Pa. won the Jennerstown Modified championship in 2016, and plans to race full-time for 2017 and defend his title. “Winning that title was pretty cool- something I never expected being it was my first year in the Modified division,” said Ferrell. “I think the RUSH sanctioning will be good for the track, and once it takes off, I think you’ll see more asphalt tracks around the area go to the sanctioning. I think the Modified class is one of the best divisions for Saturday night racing.”

Jason Busch, who finished ninth in Modified points during the 2016 season at Jennerstown, has been racing the asphalt Modifieds since 1999. At 37 years of age, he’s been racing, beginning in a Go-Kart, since he was seven.

“Last year was my first year with a crate motor and honestly I didn’t see a lot of difference,” explained Busch. “It might even have a little more spunk with the 4-barrel carburetor. Overall, I really like it and am looking forward to RUSH being at Jennerstown.”

Ron Eiford III and Lauren Butler will both be competing in the Street Stock division for 2017. Lauren’s dad, Eddie, is an important person in her racing career, acting as her crew chief. “I’m the guy she gets mad at when her car’s not right,” laughed Eddie.

At 29 and a resident of West Mifflin, Pa., Butler has been racing Street Stocks since 2006. She’s had two near misses in winning the track title, the first in 2008 when she finished third and just last year when she was within two points of the top before suffering a fractured knee in July in a personal accident that ended her season.

“Jennerstown is a beautiful track that is smooth and fast,” said Lauren. “I wouldn’t race anywhere else. We’re very excited that Jennerstown is going to be the first RUSH-sanctioned asphalt track. I think it’s a needed thing because of the teching and the rules enforcement. It’s really going to show who your skilled drivers are. We’re going to give them hell this year.”

“It’s like anything else, when there’s something new, it’s a wait and see type of thing, but I think it’s a good thing overall,” said her dad Eddie.

Eiford has been racing for 11 years, but 2017 will be only his third year of racing a Street Stock. Like Shipp, Eiford lives in Scottdale, Pa. “I’m for it, because I’ve always been underpowered,” said Eiford. “If the RUSH sanction works like it’s supposed to, it’s going to put everyone on a level playing field power-wise, which will make drivers work more on their setups and driving abilities and that’s the way it should be.”

As for his hopes for what 2017 and beyond will bring to Jennerstown, Hribar continued, “I feel you will see new drivers and former Late Model drivers returning to the Late Model division with car counts possibly increasing 25% over last year’s numbers to 16-18 per week. I also expect increases in both the Modifieds and Street Stocks car counts. In the big scheme of things we feel that from 2018 and beyond there’s a good possibility of seeing our own Modified drivers progress upwards to the Late Model division.”

The marriage between RUSH and Jennerstown appears to be a good one; one that will continue to bring life back into asphalt racing at the Laurel Highlands facility. Perhaps Hribar summed it up the best when he said, “Jennerstown may be the first RUSH Asphalt Racing Series track, but it definitely will not be the last.”

A brief history of Jennerstown Speedway:

In the spring of 2015 a group known as the Gang of Six signed a deal to purchase Jennerstown Speedway. That group included Dennis Neri, the owner of Boswell Lumber, Doug Domico, the Vice-President of Boswell Lumber, Snooky Williams a driver and owner of Snooky’s Sunoco, Larry Hemminger, North Star Equipment owner, John Morocco, the owner of Morocco Welding, and Richard Pologruto of Speclin Emergency, who is also the car owner of Late Model drivers Garry Wiltrout and Bobby Henry.

To get their feet firmly planted, the group decided to run a 10-week racing package in 2015 before jumping in full time in 2016.

“We had a good response from the drivers and the community and that helped to make things go right,” said Pologruto regarding the track.

Larry Hemminger said after the track’s last re-opening, “The track was closed just long enough for everybody to still want it, but not long enough for everyone to forget about it.”

One of the first pieces of business for the track owners was to name a General Manager and that title and responsibility went to Bill Hribar. Hribar was quoted as saying, “Being the GM of the track is more of a hobby and a passion rather than being a job.”

During his six years as a racer, Hribar competed at Motordrome Speedway in the Modified division where he had five feature wins and finished second in points in his final season of racing.

Jennerstown is actually one of the older short track racing facilities in the United States. The track has undergone numerous transformations since it opened in 1927. At that time, it was one of four tracks nationwide that was dedicated strictly to auto racing.

Following some rebuilds and other construction to the track, Jennerstown was purchased in 1967 by a group that included John Frambaugh, Sam Turrillo, Bill and John Philson, Doc Whiney, Harry Horne, and Stanley “Piney” Lasky.

Lasky finally took control and converted the facility from a dirt track to an asphalt track in 1987. Following his death in 1994, “Piney’s” son, Stanley took over the reins before selling it in 2000 to former Late Model track champion, Steve Peles and Hooters Restaurant founder, Bob Brooks.

Following their third season of ownership, the pair sold the track to Dave Wheeler, who then kept it through the 2008 racing season.

Jennerstown remained dormant for the second time from the end of 2009 through 2013 when a group named Zero Time Entertainment bought the facility from Dave Wheeler; but following the completion of the 2014 season the group returned the deed back to Wheeler and that’s when the Gang of Six stepped in to revive the facility

With the closing of Motordrome Speedway following the 2015 season, Jennerstown became the only asphalt facility in the western Pennsylvania region.

For more information on Jennerstown, check out their website at www.jennerstown.org. Like their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/jennerstownspeedwaycomplex. The track’s phone number is 814-703-8009.

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Asphalt Racing Series website is www.rushasphaltseries.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushasphaltseries. Follow us on Twitter @RUSHAsphalt.

Santa comes to I-35 Speedway

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Santa came early to I-35 Speedway which means the race fans, the owners, or both have been really, really, good during 2016. No lump of coal, ho, ho, ho another race track improvement for I-35, last week a new sign, this week a superb present as Santa and a couple of his elves made a race track visit.

Three days before Christmas and a with snow on the ground the white sleigh of Santa was ready to get down, Santa’s trailer was ready as the John Deere began to lift the new improvement and install Santa’s plan, up Donder on Bltizen a great sight it was, when the John Deere sat the present, which caused such a buzz. The new present you ask, is a new set of bleachers, oh what a great gift, a great place to sit and get a great lift.

The track improvements continue at I-35 Speedway, bleachers have been added to the north end. More improvements are planned as the 2017 racing season is quickly approaching. Only 78 days, more or less, until racecars will circle the dirt once again.

Want to find out more, remember, the winter drivers meeting will be conducted on January 21, 2017 at the Cameron Community Center, 915 Ashland Drive, Cameron, Missouri starting at 10:00 a.m. This will be your opportunity to renew reserved parking spots, register your drivers, register for USRA sanctioning (if necessary), and obtain printed copies of the rules and schedule. This meeting will be the deadline date for renewing reserved parking spot(s) from the 016 racing season. Those spots not reserved after the meeting will be open to anyone to reserve.

Meet the staff: “People Person” McMillan enjoys fit as Lucas Oil Speedway admissions director

Monday, December 26th, 2016

Wheatland, Missouri – From big-city Cleveland, Ohio, to farm-country Wheatland, Missouri. It’s an unlikely road traveled, but Nichole McMillan feels right at home in south-central Missouri and in her job as Lucas Oil Speedway Admissions Director.

“I’ve really gotten a great opportunity and I’m really enjoying it,” McMillan said of directing ticket sales – all-season passes, weekly tickets and VIP suite admissions – at Lucas Oil Speedway since last June. But McMillan, who grew up in Cleveland before moving to Missouri when a military parent was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, has been around the speedway for a while.

Nichole McMillan

McMillan served as bartender – mostly on the pit side – for five years before moving into the Admissions Director job shortly after last year’s Show-Me 100 Presented by [ProtectTheHarvest.com].

“I got to know some great people,” McMillan said of the previous position at the speedway. She added the new role “is a job that I truly enjoy. It’s a job that I can come to every day and be excited to do.” Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson called McMillan a “people person” and said her outgoing personality is a key asset in one of the most-important jobs behind the scenes at the speedway.

“Nichole’s positive attitude really rubs off on all who are around her,” Robinson said. “She’s a pleasure to work with and definitely the go-to person for anyone who wants to inquire about finding the perfect seat location.” The offseason is a busy time for McMillan as fans renew season passes. She said there are a couple of deadlines to be aware of, the first an end-of-the-year one for season-pass renewals at a $25 discount.

The speedway office is open through midday on Friday, Dec. 23. But those calling the office at (417) 282-5984 and leaving a detailed message for McMillan, during the holiday break until the office re-opens on Jan. 3, will qualify for the discount. “We’ve seen a lot of renewals from last year,” McMillan said. “It’s definitely a
great holiday gift that we hope people will take advantage of.” Season passes for the dirt-track events – 13 weekly racing programs plus 11 special events – are $400 for adults and $300 for seniors. That covers all three nights of the 25th annual Show-Me 100 Presented by [ProtectTheHarvest.com]

May 25-27, the 11th annual CMH Diamond Nationals on July 15, open-wheel specials that include the three-night ASCS Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial Sept. 21-23, the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League and the Lucas Oil Monster Truck Nationals. All-Events Passes are $500 for adults and $400 for seniors. In addition to the dirt-track events, that includes both races on Lake Lucas – the 6th annual John Haas Memorial Drag Boat Classic June 9-11 and the 7th annual Diamond Drag Boat Nationals on Sept. 1-3 – plus the Inaugural Off-Road Race on the new off-road track July 22-23.

“We’re getting a lot of questions about the Off-Road event and that is included in the All-Events package,” McMillan said. A second deadline fans need to know about: Feb. 1 for renewing Show-Me 100 tickets. Starting that day, the Show-Me tickets will go on sale to the public for all three nights. “Once those go on sale, it’s going to be a free-for-all,” McMillan said. “Lots of people are waiting to sign up for reserved seats for Show-Me week.” Another common question McMillan gets is about the air-conditioned suites at the dirt track. She pointed out that suites can be purchased in groups of at least 12 most race weeks other than the Show-Me 100. “They just have to be early to call,” McMillan said. “There is some misunderstanding in that we don’t sell individual seats for the suites. It’s a group thing, seating 12 all the way up to 36.”

The 2017 season begins with the Weekly Championship Series opener on April 8, followed by the 4th annual Lucas Oil MLRA Spring Nationals on April 14-15. Here is the [complete schedule]
for 2017.

For complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived stories, ticket info and schedule information for the season, visit [lucasoilspeedway.com].

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With it’s entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks.
Click [www.LucasOilSpeedway.com] for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.

In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following [@LucasSpeedway] on Twitter, clicking “Like” at [www.facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway] and on
[www.youtube.com/LucasOilSpeedway].
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About Lucas Oil Speedway
Lucas Oil Speedway is considered by fans, drivers and industry insiders to be one of the top five race rracks in the nation. Located in Wheatland, Missouri, approximately an hour from Springfield, Missouri, and just a quick hour and a half from the Kansas City metro area, dubbed the “Diamond of Dirt Tracks,” Lucas Oil Speedway certainly lives up to the title. Twenty-One VIP Luxury Suites, HD Jumbo-Tron Screen, Stadium Style Musco Sports
Lighting, a Bose Sound System, Go-Kart Slick Track, The Diamond Bar, Track Treasures Gift Shop, the best track food in the country and paved pits are a few of the spectacular amenities setting the Diamond of Dirt apart. 2017 marks the 7th season for the Liquid Quarter Mile Drag Racing Lake, Lake Lucas. Two Nationally televised Drag Boat Races featuring the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series will be held in 2017.Lucas Oil Speedway hosts some of the largest and most popular events in the Midwest!

National and regional touring series appear frequently for Special Events on the Diamond of Dirt Tracks. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, POWRi Midget National Series, Lucas Oil Pro-Pulling League, United States Modified Touring Series, ASCS Sprint Cars and the Lucas Oil MLRA.

In addition to the incredible Special Events, the Lucas Oil Speedway Budweiser Weekly Racing Series features the ALPS Food Store ULMA Late Models, Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, Carson’s Corner NAPA Street Stocks and the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods, racing weekly.

Five Flags Speedway Releases Schedule for 2017 Racing Season

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

Pensacola, FL — Florida’s Five Flags Speedway, the home of the Snowball Derby, is pleased to announce its schedule for the 2017 racing season. The season will begin on Sunday, March 5 at the legendary half-mile oval in Florida’s panhandle.

2017 racing promises to be bigger than ever in Pensacola, FL. The 50th Annual Snowball Derby will be held November 30-December 3. After a wild 49th Annual Snowball Derby that saw the closest finish in race history, the 50th promises to be even bigger.

The entire scheduled is filled with a variety of racing action for all fans to enjoy.

“The Five Flags Speedway regular season schedule is now complete for 2017, and we will be offering up a very diverse racing program,” said Tim Bryant, Promoter, Five Flags Speedway. “We’ve got some interesting announcements coming in early January concerning both our opening race in March, and our regular season finale in September. There will be lots of cool things in between as well, and of course, it all leads to the biggest race weekend in the history of Five Flags Speedway, the 50th Annual Snowball Derby next December.”

The season opener on March 5 will feature four divisions of racing, including a newly formed division, the Outlaw Stocks. The Outlaw Stock division was formerly the Super Stock class, but after careful consideration, changes were made to the Super Stock class in an effort to bring more race cars to the track. The Outlaw Stocks will be joined by the Pro Trucks, Sportsman and Pure Stocks on night one of racing.

Late Models will make their 2017 season debut on March 31, the first Friday night of racing at Five Flags. The Allen Turner Pro Late Models will be joined by Pro Trucks, Sportsman and Pure Stocks.

The ever-entertaining Modifieds of Mayhem will bring their exciting brand of short track racing to Five Flags Speedway on three occasions in 2017. The first visit from the Modifieds of Mayhem will be on April 14. Their second visit will be on June 16 and their final visit of the season to Five Flags will be on August 11.

Also, on August 11, fans of all ages will enjoy the thrill of an old-fashioned Demolition Derby. More details for interested participants will be made at a later date.

The Super Late Models of the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco will make four trips to Five Flags Speedway in 2017. Those four races will make up the Deep South Cranes Blizzard Series for Five Flags Speedway. The fireworks of the Super Late Models will light up Pensacola on April 28, June 2, July 28 and September 23.

The Five Flags Speedway season will come to an end in a two-part event. The Outlaw Stocks, Pro Trucks, Sportsman and Pure Stocks will crown their champions on September 16.

The “Night of Champions” will take place on September 23. The Southern Super Series and Deep South Cranes Blizzard Series will crown their champions that night, as well as the Allen Turner Pro Late Models. The 100-lap race for the Pro Late Models will serve as the final tune-up for the Allen Turner Hyundai Snowflake 100 during Snowball Derby week.

The full Five Flags Speedway schedule can be found below. For more information, visit www.fiveflagsspeedway.com.
2017 Five Flags Speedway Schedule
March 4 Open Practice
March 5 OS, PT, SP, PS
March 31 ATPLM, PT, SP, PS
April 14 MoM, OS, SP, PS
April 28 Blizzard #1, PT, SP, PS
May 12 Meet the Drivers Night OS, PT, SP, PS
May 26 Closed
June 2 Blizzard #2, OS, PT, SP, PS
June 16 Kid’s Bike Races MoM, PT, SP, PS
June 30 ATPLM, OS, SP, PS
July 14 OS, PT, SP, PS
July 28 Blizzard #3, OS, SP, PS
August 11 Demolition Derby MoM, PT, SP, PS
August 25 ATPLM, OS, SP, PS
September 16 OS, PT, SP, PS Championship Night
September 23 “Night of Champions ” Allen Turner Tune Up 100, Blizzard #4
November 18 Snowball Derby Preview
Nov 30-Dec 3 50th Annual Snowball Derby

* Blizzard Super Late Model
* ATPLM Allen Turner Pro Late Model Series
* OS Outlaw Stocks
* PT Pro Trucks
* Mom Modified of Mayhem Tour
* SP Sportsman
* PS Pure Stock