ASA/CRA Super Series
Wilson Survives Dramatic Battle at Winchester, Returns to Victory Lane
Sep 4, 2023
The month of September means it is time to crown champions at Pensacola, Florida’s Five Flags Speedway. That process begins this Saturday with Night of Champions #1, featuring the half-mile’s local racing divisions.
The ZOOM Equipment Pro Trucks, Faith Chapel Outlaws, Dock of Pensacola Beach Sportsmen, and Lloyd’s Glass Pure Stocks will all be in action Saturday, September 9, the final race for those four divisions in the battle for the Five Flags Speedway track championships.
The closest of the championship battles is in the Sportsmen division. 2020 champion Chad Robinson leads Maddox Langham by three points and B.J. Leytham with five points entering Saturday’s decisive race. Robinson and Langham each have a pair of wins in 2023 at Five Flags Speedway, while Leytham has a win under his belt.
Another of Five Flags’ 2020 track champions, Grant Thompson, leads the way for the Pro Trucks. Thompson holds a 16-point advantage over Treyce Capers entering the Night of Champions as he looks for another title. Grant has three wins in five races, with Steven Davis holding a pair of wins in the class.
For the Outlaws, Timothy Watson leads Bubba Winslow by 28 points and Conner Sutton by 32 points going into Saturday night. Watson, who won the 2022 Outlaw track championship, has three wins and hasn’t finished outside the top-five in the division this season.
For the Pure Stocks, Robert Barber has been the man to beat, with five wins in 10 races. However, Mason Johnston’s consistency has allowed him to stay within 18 points going into the finale, as both Barber and Johnston have finished in the top five in every race this season.
Grandstand gates will open at 4 p.m. CT Saturday ahead of Night of Champions #1. Qualifying will begin at 6:15, with an autograph session at 7:15 before racing begins at 8.
The Pro Trucks and Sportsmen will begin the night of racing with 30-lap features. The Pure Stocks will then race for 25 laps before the Outlaws close out the night with a 35-lap main event.
For the Deep South Cranes Blizzard Series and Allen Turner Pro Late Models, their championships will be decided on September 22-23. The weekend will also see the second half of the PepperJack Twin 100s and determine who wins the Snowball Derby prize package among those Super Late Model competitors following a rainout on July 22.