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Did Daytona Speedway’s President ever drive here? Answer inside on Page 3

March 23, 2012 # 1

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an you believe it! The 2012 racing onight also will be the Super Stocks, season at “America’s Favorite Home Sportsman and Bombers. As I menTrack” is already upon us. It seems like tioned, we’re starting off this season with a just a month ago we were witnessing one “Big Bang” as our plans are to return next of the best Snowball Derby’s ever. Friday, March 30th, with the first of 5 Allen ur plan this year is to bring you just Turner Hyundai Pro Late Model 100 lapas much, if not more, exper’s. Then just two weeks after citement. Tonight, it’s the “Pepsi that, on April 13th you surely don’t Next 100” presented by Buddy’s want to miss the Extreme Sprint Home Furnishings for the Super Cars as they invade Five Flags Late Models. This will be the first for the very first time. These are of 5 Blizzard Series races for Winged Sprints with powerful the SLM’s. You’ll see a strong 410 c.i. motors, and you can alfield of cars as they are already most bet the track record will fall. looking for a guaranteed starting Chris Davidson # 41 Add a 50 lap Modified race, and spot for the 45th Annual Snowball Derby. motorcycles all on Friday the 13th. They know how important it is to attend all n closing, every one of us at the speed5 races and try to land a top ten position way would like to send our thoughts and in the Blizzard Series points after the final race on September 21st. Just ask Chris prayers to the family of long time speedDavidson how important it is. That’s how way employee Joe Huff. Joe lost his battle with cancer on February 15th and will truly he got in the Derby last year. be missed at the pit gate atop turn two. Joe’s photo along with 2 regulars from the pits, Leonard Craig Sr. and Ricky Davidson are remembered inside.

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Mar 30th PLM 100 #1 SP, B April 13th MSRXSS Winged Sprints, Mod 50, plus Motorcycles April 27th Blizzard Series #2 SP, B May 11th SPORTSMAN, Mod, SS, B May 25th Blizzard Series #3, SS, SP, B June 8th PLM 100 #2, SP,B; Bike Races June 22nd Blizzard Series #4,Mod,SP, B July 13th TBARA Winged Sprint Cars, Mod, SP, B July 27th PLM 100 #3, SS, SP, B Aug 10th UCP Nite, SPORTSMAN, Mod, B, DEMO DERBY Aug 24th PLM 100 #4, SP, B Sept 21st Blizzard Series #5, SS, SP, B Sept 29th PLM 100 #5, MOD, SP, B Nov 17th Snowball Derby Preview (Open Test Day) Nov 28th- Dec 2nd Snowball Derby

Packy Mitchell Honored With 2011 Rex E Brooks Ironman Award

A familiar face in the pits, parking lot, and all over is Packy Mitchell. He was honored for the years of lending a helping hand, shoulder and equipment here at the speedway. Packy has been the announcer at Tate High athletic events for years, and in January was also honored by the Northwest Florida Blood Center for donating 96 gallons of blood. The Rex E Brooks Award has been given for the past 7 years to volunteers and employees who go above and beyond. Way to Go Packy, and thanks.

Rusty Wallace Racing School Rescheduled to April 7th


National Anthem Shailee Roshong

Remembering...

Miss Snowball Derby

Funny Line..

Marty White of WXBM at the Pilot Club Charity Auction of race stuff. “Now this item is from a very popular driver, although a lot of people don’t like him.”

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Did Daytona’s President ever drive here?

Yes, Joie Chitwood III, drove a special small car, really it was more like a go cart, at 5 Flags Speedway as part of his father’s Joie Chitwood Jr. Thrill Show. Young Joie was 8 years old when he came zipping down the front stretch. His dad and the other “Danger Angels” as they were called, preformed here in 1977. Another bit of trivia, their announcer, Mike Juran, later became a Catholic priest.

Joe Huff

Ricky Davidson

Leonard Craig Sr

We lost a long time employee, and two good pit buddies this winter. Genial Joe Huff, who smiled people thru the pit gate left us last month. Joe loved the people at the track, and at the Beulah VFD. Ricky Davidson owner of Tina’s #81 died in February after a long struggle with cancer. Leonard Craig Sr, father of Bomber driver Leonard Jr, died in January. Your friends all miss you all..


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23 12 52 6 10 11 33 33 99 97

   Gary Goodwin    Brandon Burks    Robert Balkum    Tracy Soles    Leonard Craig, Jr Courtney Rodrigues    Sam Mellema    Kenny Williams    James Beall III    Kenny Bullard

1 112    Augie Grill 2 82    Grant Enfinger 3 18    Bubba Pollard 4 11    David Rogers 5 1    Mike Garvey 6 82 Donnie Wilson 7 51    T J Reaid 8 4    D J VanderLey 9 41    Chris Davidson 10 10    Johanna Long

744 728 571 547 526 456 377 367 344 357

1 00    Brannon Fowler 2 33    Steve Buttrick 3 07    Jim Pokrant 4 42    Randy Thompson 5 102    Marty White 6 27 Mike Couture 7 81    Tina Davidson 8 60 Jimmy Goodwin 9 85 Chris Nielsen 10 4 Bubba Winslow

710 620 585 578 523 466 451 450 433 364

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 8 18

2 71 45 6 18 41 64 14 12 93

   D J VanderLey    Kyle Benjamin    Dwayne Buggay    Brandon Bendele    Bubba Pollard Chris Davidson    Hunter Robbins    Keith Thorpe    Thomas Praytor    Kyle Sirizzotti

254 227 218 204 201 174 163 142 142 128

300 278 277 192 189 171 162 153 136 134

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

   Bubba Winslow Darin Matthews    Randy Thompson Joe Mahuron    Jessie Reid Mike Moore    Shannon Jackson    Brandon Harris    John Shuffler    Paul Jean

353 312 276 274 250 231 221 134 114 95

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

54 98 07 05 17 99 10 13 66 18

   Todd Jones    Gerald WIlkerson    Bubba Pollard    Nathan Davis    Chris Cotto Brandon Howell    Nathan Ingersoll    Jake Moore    Korey Ruble    Kevin Peel

298 291 261 257 230 228 208 194 192 114

44 2 42 84 18 55 94 44 0 93

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