Saturday, October 08, 2005

Hammering on the Pavement

19 year-old sprint car ace Danny "The Hammer" Martin, Jr. , grabbed the checkered flag at storm-torn Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola Florida. The Food Grade Transport / Martin Structures / Shaw Chassis was powered by a Don Ott Racing Engine. The win on asphalt shows that the team wins no matter what the surface. Sponsor Bob Potter of FGT was there to see the team bring home another win.

Kevin Swindell and Wayne Reutimann, Jr finished second and third. Hammer swept the Heat, the Dash and the Feature to maintain position in the chase for the United Sprint Car Series Championship.

The track, Home of The Snowball Derby, has been ravaged by multiple hurricanes on the Gulf Coast. The Hammer, promoters Mike Swims and Pete Walton will be entertaining workers displaced by Hurricane Katrina when they roll into Dixie Speedway for the $50,000 Dixie Double on October 28 and 29, 2005. Next stops on the Tour: Mobile, Alabama; Volusia Speedway near Daytona Beach; Dixie Speedway Near Atlanta Georgia; and finally back home where it all started at Tampa Bay's East Bay Raceway Park.

Photo Gallery is available here: Photo Gallery

Results from Five Flags

1. Danny "The Hammer" Martin, Jr.
2. Kevin Swindell
3. Wayne Reutimann, Jr.

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