The Checkered Flag 500 Competition BBQ Team was started in 2012. We are a professional BBQ team that competes in sanctioned events throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Our plan is to expand our reach in 2013 to compete in competitions in other areas as well!
Checkered Flag 500 pitmaster Mark Gibbs has always had a love for great BBQ. A few years ago Mark found out about the world of competition BBQ watching the TLC series, BBQ Pitmasters that featured teams traveling across the country and competing in sanctioned BBQ competition events that paid off in trophies and cash! Mark knew that this was something he wanted to be a part of and jumped head first into his first competition at Galvinell's Grillin' and Chillin' in April of 2012.