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Sept. 10, 2010 #14 No Double Trouble

Double Points Race

Double Effort Needed

Double Duty Driver

Double Track Leader

And a driver who is Double Disgusted

Top: Bomber leader by 101 points Mike Goraum. #2 Steve Buttrick leads the Sportsmen by only 29 points. #3 Randy Thompson drove Sportsmen and Super Stocks, leads Super Stocks. #4 DJ Vanderley leads the PLM pack at both Mobile and 5 Flags. Bottom: Chris Cotto, running in 2 classes, plagued by engine problems all year.

Double Points Tonite M N ost of the time I enjoy writing this column, but too often this year we have had to mention things not at all to our liking. Again I have very sad news about a member of our racing family. “Sport” Mercer passed away on Sept. 2nd. No one knew him by his name Albert James; we all called him “Sport”. He was a TRUE SPORT! He was loved and respected by every person that had the honor of knowing him. In my early days he would call me “Sugar Boy” as he did all of us young sprouts. He was just a huge part of our lives. “Sport” you will be truly missed by all of us at the track. Rest in Peace My Friend. We also send Get Well Wishes to Wilbur Goraum, father of Mike, after a vicious head on collision on August 27th on Interstate 10. Wilbur who drove Bomber 5X, is recovering fast but the young man who hit him did not fare as well. Our condolences to his family. NASCAR’s 1st Rookie was from Pensacola. See back page.

ow about tonight. Five class are on hand and double points awarded in all classes except Modifieds. Some drivers will be out to protect their lead, some wanting to inherit the lead, and others just wanting to move up in the championship standing as the season is winding down.

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onight’s sponsor is Lloyd’s Glass. Lloyd’s owner, Barry Lintner, has been a sponsor here for several years. His involvement dates back to the Bryant’s inception at the track and is appreciated by all of us.

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lot of big events are just around the corner so make sure you tune in to “IN THE GROOVE” on BLAB TV or go to our website at 5flagsspeedway.com to keep up with all the upcoming events. Now, let’s go racing, we have 5 features tonight to get in. -Steve Stokes Steve Stokes from the pits


allison, busch, crawford, davis, earnhardt, farmer, gant,....

Remembering

This Newsletter and all past issues available on our web site.

Sport Mercer

A dear man who was fixture here for 27+ years, was laid to rest this week. Sport Mercer loved racing and was a key figure in the early years, making it possible to keep the track’s power grid going. Sport brought his 2 sons to the track, never imagining they would become outstanding drivers. Eddie and Stevie would pursue their dad’s racing dreams for years to come. Daughters Tina and Wanda were always here supporting their brothers. We wish for God’s richest blessings on Carole his wife of 55 years, and the Mercer family. Sport was a proud Navy veteran and just as proud to see Eddie win the 2005 Snowball.

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6 Unknown, 98 Tiny Lund, 12 Davey Allison, 33 Harry Gant, 17 Darrell Waltrip, 99 Wayne Niedecken Sr, 66 Rusty Wallace, F97 Red Farmer, 14 Freddie Fryar.

Spend the first weekend 2 - 6,with 2009 the best inDecember December short track drivers in the USA. You’ll be in great company, and have the time of your life! Bombers, Sportsmen, Super Stocks, Modifieds, Pro Late Models, Super Late Models

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rd annual

Dec 1-5, 2010 Snowballderby.com

7451 Pine Forest Road Pensacola, FL 32526 850-944-8400 Fax 850-944-8409 e-mail: tim@snowballderby.com


National Anthem Kim Jennings

Rain Out on Aug 26th Results in Schedule Change

DVD OF ALL RACES...CALL Ted 458-2501

The rescheduling of the TBARA Winged Sprints to Oct. 15th means the Season Championship for Bomber and Sportsmen will be moved. The revised 2010 schedule is posted below, and will mean a special night to showcase the drivers and cars in both competitive divisions.

20 10 Schedule

Sept 18 Motorcycle Racing Sept 24 Blizzard 5 100 SLM, SS Championship, SP, BMR & Krewe de Ya Ya Oct 8 Championship for Pro Late Models, Modifieds,

plus Sportsmen &, Bomber races Oct 15 Go 15 Winged Sprints; Championship for Sportsmen & Bombers

12/2-12/5 Snowball Derby

Racing Photos Tom Wilsey 251-406-0164 fastraxphotos@yahoo.com


Tonight’s 7 top guns Sportsmen

Photos by Tom Wilsey


POINTS LEADER BOARD

Sportsmen 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

1 2 3 4 5 5 7 8 9 10

5 52 03 12 97 99 77 11 1 10

9 112 18 51 10 82 1 67 41 99

  Mike Goraum    Tony Boyd    Michael Nelson    Brandon Burks    Kenny Bullard James Beall, III Rick Thompson    Courtney Rodrigues    Hunter Ward    Leonard Craig

731 630 600 462 419 397 357 309 293 279

1 33 Steve Buttrick    2 12    Bubba Winslow 3 00    Brannon Fowler 4 07    Jim Pokrant 5 42    Randy Thompson 6 52    Tommy Warren Jr 7 83    Bo Resmondo 8 72    Stevie Mercer 9 102    Marty White 10 4    Willie Kitchen

747 718 612 581 570 552 486 433 405 383

  Chase Elliott    Augie Grill    Bubba Pollard    Josh Hamner    Johanna Long    Donnie Wilson    Mike Garvey    Jeff Fultz    Chris Davidson    Casey Smith

639 610 587 552 550 550 527 512 451 423

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

499 442 413 353 311 291 195 186 153 129

42 53 55 44 17 18 84 56 5 14

  Randy Thompson    Earl Polk    Mike Moore    Greg Young    Chris Cotto    Jessie Reid    Joe Mahuron    Darryl Rudd    Mike Austin    Eric Wood

Old Photo Gallery Dad of PLM driver Tommy Rollins was NASCAR’s 1st Rookie.

Don Barnes Photo

“Shorty” Rollins

NASCAR’s first Rookie Of The Year (L) in 1959 with Richard Petty at Daytona 500; With Adam Petty during Parade Lap at 1989 Tony Martin Photo Snowball Derby.

Broadcast: BLAB-TV alternating Monday nights at 8. Live call-in, available on our web site.

1 2 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

2 27 12 64 29 79 88 28 38 40

D J Vanderley Ronnie Smith   Tommy Rollins    David Jones    Shanna Ard    Kyle Bryant    Robert Royce    Thomas Praytor    Keith Thorpe    Dave Mader III

422 393 380 337 301 286 214 201 132 90

66 33 17 10 71 98 127 91 07 18

Ryan Redmon Nathan Ingersoll   Chris Cotto    Bobby Ingersoll    Josh Goodwin    Gerald Wilkerson    Phillip Merryman    Ron Schneider    Bubba Pollard    Kevin Peel

256 226 217 187 185 117 97 78 67 63

5 Flags Speedway Newsletter for Sept 10, 2010  

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