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Volusia Speedway Park Begins Construction of New Main Grandstand

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Volusia Speedway Park Begins Construction of New Main Grandstand Comfort and access take priority, with multiple seating options for 48th DIRTcar Nationals Story By: Cristina Cordova/DIRTcar Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com DELEON, FL — Sept. 24, 2018 — Volusia Speedway Park announced today a $500,000 overhaul of its main frontstretch grandstand and wall as part of ongoing efforts to provide a top-notch experience for fans and racers at the two-week long, season-opening DIRTcar Nationals. As the demand for reserved seating continues to grow — with standing-room-only crowds for World of Outlaws shows — the new grandstand will expand reserved seating options…

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Twice as Nice(ly): Tyler Nicely Locks into Gator Championship with Saturday’s Victory

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Twice as Nice(ly): Tyler Nicely Locks into Gator Championship with Saturday’s Victory Story By: Colby Gornewicz/DIRTcar Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com BARBERVILLE, FL — Feb. 10, 2018 — The first of two Gator Qualifying Nights for the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds was on Saturday, February 10th. The 79 teams that have appeared at least once during the 47th Annual DIRTcar Nationals were split up into two groups with half the field racing on the 10th, while the other half get the day off before returning to the track on Sunday, February 11th. In the first of two Big Gator Qualifying Nights to…

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Donny Schatz goes two-for-two with the All Stars at Volusia

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Donny Schatz goes two-for-two with the All Stars at Volusia Speedway Park Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Paul Arch/RacersGuide.com BARBERVILLE, Fla. (February 8, 2018) - For the second time in as many days, Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz is an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event winner, officially sweeping All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Volusia Speedway Park during the 47th Annual DIRTcar Nationals. Schatz’s route to victory on Thursday evening was just as impressive as the night before, ultimately diminishing a near-straightaway lead held by Chad Kemenah at the midpoint…

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Donny Schatz charges from 12th to win at Volusia Speedway Park

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Donny Schatz charges from 12th to win at Volusia Speedway Park DIRTcar Nationals action continues later today Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Paul Arch/RacersGuide.com BARBERVILLE, Fla. (February 8, 2018) - Mounting an impressive hard charge to the front, Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz led the final nine circuits on Wednesday evening to claim $5,000 during the opening night of the sprint car segment of the 47th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. The victory, Schatz’s eighth during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 competition at the Barberville half-mile, occurred in fantastic fashion, advancing…

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Stremme Strong In DIRTcar Nationals Opener

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Stremme Strong In DIRTcar Nationals Opener Second career win in DIRTcar UMP Modifieds at Volusia Speedway Park Story By: Colby Gornewicz/DIRTcar Photos By: Jim Murdoch/RacersGuide.com BARBERVILLE, FL - Feb. 6, 2018 - The premier drivers and teams within the DIRTcar UMP Modified ranks from across North America converged to Volusia Speedway Park (FL) for night number one of the 47th Annual DIRTcar Nationals. A stellar field of 65 teams made their way to the Sunshine State to compete in the first of seven straight nights of competition for the open-wheeled weekly warriors. David Stremme, originally from South Bend, IN and…

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Pauch Racing Set to Tackle 2018 in Full Force

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Pauch Racing Set to Tackle 2018 in Full Force Story By: Mandee Pauch/MPR Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff February 2, 2018 – After a bitterly cold off-season, the Pauch Racing team is eager for the 2018 season to get underway. Pauch Sr. will be kicking off the season early by making the trek to Volusia Speedway Park for the DIRTcar Nationals Feb. 13-17th in his K&A Excavating No.1 Big Block Modified. “I look forward to Florida every year,” Pauch Sr. said. “As long as the weather is nice it’s a lot of fun. It’s still a lot of work but…

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Big-Blocks Slide South for DIRTcar Nationals

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The Big-Block Modifieds of the Super DIRTcar Series Slide South for DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park Story By: Joe Grabianowski/Super DIRTcar Series Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC — Feb. 2, 2018 — Each February Volusia Speedway Park kicks off the racing season with the highly anticipated DIRTcar Nationals. The Super DIRTcar Series competitors of the Northeast will once again make the long haul to Florida, stretch their legs, and thaw out their Big-Block Modifieds to prepare for the 2018 campaign. The fast and furious high-banked half-mile oval hosts the Super DIRTcar Series for an extra night in 2018…

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World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series drivers hope to wrangle DIRTcar Nationals top prize

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It's Almost Time to Go Big Gator Hunting World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series drivers hope to wrangle DIRTcar Nationals top prize Story By: Kayla May/WoOLMs Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC­­- Jan. 26, 2018­- The second week of the 47th annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park will be headlined by dirt Late Model competition. Two nights of DIRTcar Late Models (Feb. 12-13) followed by four nights of action for the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series (Feb. 14-17) are in store for the final half of the 12-day short-track racing extravaganza. A star-studded group of drivers…

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Volusia Speedway Park to Celebrate 50 years of Racing

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Volusia Speedway Park to Celebrate 50 years of Racing Weekly competition kicks off March 17th. Story By: Colby Gornewicz/DIRTcar Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com BARBERVILLE, FL - Jan. 25, 2018 - While DIRTcar Nationals participants and spectators will be the first to enjoy the renovations to Volusia Speedway Park, weekly racers will continue to reap the rewards all year long as the Speedway re-opens for the 2018 season. The 50th season of weekly racing will begin on Saturday, March 17 and will continue well into November on Saturday nights. For two days; Sunday, March 11 and Monday, March 12 a special…

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DIRTcar Late Models Set the Stage for the World Of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series at Volusia

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DIRTcar Late Models Set the Stage for the World Of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series at Volusia Two DIRTcar Late Model features kick off week two of the 47th annual DIRTcar Nationals Story By: Matt Prieur/DIRTcar Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC - Jan. 25, 2018 - When anyone in the motorsports world thinks about the start of any racing season, our minds automatically revert to palm trees and warm temperatures found in Florida in the month of February. When you're a dirt track fan, your mind wanders to the famous Gator Pond and to the fastest half-mile dirt ovals…

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Volusia Speedway Park Gets a $300,000 Safety Upgrade

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Volusia Speedway Park Gets a $300,000 Safety Upgrade for DIRTcar Nationals Story By: Colby Gornewicz/DIRTcar Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com BARBERVILLE, FL - Jan. 23, 2018 - In honor of Volusia Speedway Park's 50th anniversary, the World's Fastest Half-Mile has received a major facelift over the winter months. When DIRTcar Nationals kicks off in two weeks, on February 6, racers and fans alike will benefit from over $300,000 of upgrades geared toward keeping them safe at the premier dirt racing facility in the country. The bulk of the work done at Volusia Speedway Park went into securing the track's perimeter with…

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DIRTcar UMP Modifieds to Race 14 Times in Florida in January/February

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DIRTcar UMP Modifieds to Race 14 Times in Florida in January/February East Bay Raceway Park, North Florida Speedway and Volusia Speedway Park to host Story By: Colby Gornewicz/DIRTcar Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC - Jan. 11, 2018 - With the 2018 racing season on the horizon, the annual pilgrimage to Florida for Speedweeks traditionally begins a new campaign for a variety of drivers and teams from throughout North America. The DIRTcar UMP Modifieds are once again the busiest class with 14 dates on their calendar at three different race tracks within the Sunshine State. The DIRTcar Late Models won't…

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Volusia Speedway Park Ready to Celebrate 50 Years of Racing

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Volusia Speedway Park Ready to Celebrate 50 Years of Racing Story By: Colby Gornewicz/DIRTcar Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Through countless transformations, Volusia Speedway Park has remained at the heart of racing CONCORD, NC - Jan. 5, 2018 - When race fans make their annual visit to Central Florida in early February to kick off another race season, at first glance they may notice a new look to the storied facility which is home to the 47th annual DIRTcar Nationals, but that isn't out of the ordinary at a speedway that has undergone numerous transformations throughout its 50 years of existence.…

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DIRTcar Nationals Just Got Bigger – Feb 6-17, 2018 at Volusia Speedway Park

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DIRTcar Nationals Just Got Bigger Now five nights of Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block action and four nights of World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Models - Feb 6-17, 2018 at Volusia Speedway Park Story By: Colby Gornewicz/DIRTcar Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC - Oct. 25, 2017 - The 2018 racing calendar just got more exciting...what better way to start a new season than with 12 nights of racing in Florida in February. Major changes to the event program highlight the new and exciting schedule for the 47th annual DIRTcar Nationals as the racing season kicks off Feb. 6 through 17,…

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Volusia Speedway Park Receives Only Minor Damage from Hurricane Irma

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Volusia Speedway Park Receives Only Minor Damage from Hurricane Irma DIRTcar Nationals Goes on as Scheduled, February 6-17, 2018 Story By: Colby Gornewicz/DIRTcar Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com BARBERVILLE, FL - Sept. 14, 2017 - Volusia Speedway Park was hit hard by Hurricane Irma on Saturday and into Sunday Morning, like much of the Sunshine State, but the facility escaped with only minor damage. The actual racing surface of Volusia Speedway Park was prepped well in advance for the expected heavy rain and winds, but the facility did incur some minor damage to fencing and has some clean-up to do before…

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Last Day In Florida

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Last Day In Florida  Story By: Hunter Horton/RacersGuide.com Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Well today is the final day of the DirtCar Nationals. We started out our final morning by waking up at 8:00 AM and dad and I went over to Burger King to get some breakfast,then decided to head on over to the track around 9:00 AM. We made a pit stop to Walmart jus too pick up a couple things for the day.  When we got to the track we started working on the car to see what was wrong from the night before. Come to find out it was just…

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Hearn Double Dips at DIRTcar Nationals

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Grabs the DIRTcar Nationals Finale and Championship Story By: MANDEE PAUCH / SUPER DIRTcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: PETE MACDONALD / RACERSGUIDE.COM BARBERVILLE, F.L - February 26, 2017-  2017 - Brett 'The Jet' Hearn picked up his tenth DIRTcar Nationals victory with the Super DIRTcar Series at Volusia Speedway Park on Saturday night. The veteran driver from Sussex, N.J. took the lead from the start and never looked back to take the $5,000 payday in the 40-lap finale, also staking claim to the DIRTcar Nationals championship. "The guys at the Madsen Overhead Door shop are going to have to build…

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O’Neal Wins the Feature at the DIRTcar Nationals Finale

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Clanton Wins DIRTcar Nationals Championship Story By: BRENDAN CAPERIA / WOO LATE MODEL SERIES MEDIA Photos By: PETE MACDONALD / RACERSGUIDE.COM BARBERVILLE, FL- February 26, 2017- Don O'Neal of Martinsville, Ind., a veteran racer in action since 1988, has been one of the biggest names without a World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series victory. That changed in his 53rd career feature start when O'Neal finally took a coveted trip to Victory Lane during the bookend to the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on Saturday night. Heading into the 40-lap Craftsman Club Feature, the buzz was about…

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The First Race of 2017

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The First Race of 2017 Story By: Hunter Horton/RacersGuide.com Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com The day is finally here, the first race of 2017 for the 43 Halmar Racing Team. We started our morning by getting up at like 8:00 AM and getting our good friend John Stangle ,after we met up with Stangle, Dad and I went next door to go get some coffee and talk about what was going to happen for the day. Dad would head over to the race track for the day so my friend Matt (Stangle) and I went driving around to see what else there is to…

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Clanton Leaves The Competition In The Fog

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Fog a First Time Winner at Volusia Story By: BRENDAN CAPERIA / WOO LATE MODEL SERIES MEDIA Photos By: PETE MACDONALD / RACERSGUIDE.COM BARBERVILLE, FL. - February 25, 2016 - The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series took the track at Volusia Speedway Park for the first time on night 11 of DIRTcar Nationals. During the 40-lap Craftsman Club Feature fans and drivers in attendance witnessed a thick fog roll in after 10pm that was the concoction of two days of heavy rain followed by a third of sunny blue skies. For the drivers' safety, the feature was called…

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Haers Holds Off Sheppard And Claims DIRTcar Nationals Victory

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Brings Home The First Gator Of The Week For The Super DIRTcar Series Story By: MANDEE PAUCH /SUPER DIRTcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: PETE MACDONALD / RACERSGUIDE.COM BARBERVILLE, F.L - February 25, 2017 – The hot shoe out of Phelps, N.Y., Justin Haers, picked up his second career DIRTcar Nationals victory after holding off the 22nd starter, Matt Sheppard in Friday night’s 30-lap Super DIRTcar Series feature event at Volusia Speedway Park. “We had a really good car from the drop of the green,” Haers said in Victory Lane. “It seemed like I’d get in the wrong part of the…

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A Rainy Day In Florida

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A Rainy Day In Florida Story By: Hunter Horton/RacersGuide.com Photos By: Joey Liquori & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com We slept in a little this morning. Dad and I got up around 9:00 AM. We both got showered and we headed over to Burger King to get some light breakfast. After we had some breakfast we talked to our crew guys to see what the plan is for the day.  It started raining about 10:00 AM, so we just hung out at the hotel for a little bit to watch it rain and see what happens. We took a ride over to the Harley shop to…

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By The Numbers: DIRTcar Racing UMP Modifieds at the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals

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DIRTcar Racing UMP Modifieds Stats For The 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals Story By: CLAYTON JOHNS / DIRTcar UMP SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM / PHOTO STAFF BARBERVILLE, FL - February 23, 2017 - The DIRTcar UMP Modifieds concluded their portion of the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on Tuesday night. Ten feature races over the course of seven days produced plenty of thrilling action and culminated in Nick Hoffman earning his second straight Big Gator as the DIRTcar UMP Modified Nationals champion. Here are some of the more interesting facts and figures to come from a week…

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Practice Day

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Practice Day Story & Photos By: Hunter Horton/RacersGuide.com The day is finally here. It is practice day at the Dirt Car Nationals.  We started our morning by waking up in Brunswick, Georgia at 8 AM. Like I said in my last blog post we had a flat tire on the trailer and had to stop at a motel. When we up got up and we were rolling and went over to the tire service center. Shout out to J & J tire service for having the tires we needed and getting us fixed.  After about an hour at the tire shop we got…

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Hoffman Completes Big Gator Triumph

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Taylor and Stalder Earn Victories Story By: CLAYTON JOHNS / DIRTcar UMP SERIES MEDIA Photos By: TOMMY HEIN / RACERSGUIDE.COM BARBERVILLE, FL - February 22, 2017 - Jacob Hawkins won the battle, but Nick Hoffman won the war and the Big Gator as the overall 2017 UMP Modified DIRTcar Nationals champion at Volusia Speedway Park on Tuesday night. Hawkins, Jonathan Taylor, and JE Stalder all added Gator trophies to their mantles after winning one of three UMP Modified features on night eight of the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals. Triple 15-lap features on the last of eight straight nights of UMP…

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Sheppard Wages Hard Fought Battle For Volusia Victory

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Sheppard Reels in Shirley for a Gator Trophy Story By: COBY GORNIEWICZ / DIRTcar NATIONALS MEDIA Photos By: TOMMY HEIN / RACERSGUIDE.COM BARBERVILLE, FL- February 22, 2017- Brandon Sheppard fought his way to Victory Lane during night eight of the 46th annual DIRTcar Nationals in the 30-lap DIRTcar Racing Late Model Feature. It wasn't an easy path for Sheppard to get to the front of the pack as Brian Shirley tried to fend him off any way possible. Sheppard started in the fourth position but found his way to second within the first 10 laps. He passed Shane Clanton, who…

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On The Road To Volusia With Horton

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The Trip Down South Story By: HUNTER HORTON / RACERSGUIDE.COM  Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Barbersville Fla. - February 21,  2017- Well it's that time of year again where all the big time racers and race teams make the haul to Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida.  Dad myself and the crew decided to make the long tow down south. This is the first time that I ever made the trip down with my dad and the crew. Also it has been 2 years since Dad raced down there. We decided to head out 7 AM on Monday morning.…

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Gator Championship Drive For Nick Hoffman

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Gator Glory: Nick Hoffman Celebrates $5,000 Gator Championship Story By: CLAYTON JOHNS / DIRTcar UMP SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF BARBERVILLE, FL - February 21, 2017 - Nick Hoffman wrestled the lead from Jacob Hawkins on lap 24 after a multi-lap side-by-side battle and paced the final six laps to win the $5,000 UMP Modified Gator Championship on night seven of the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on Monday night. The victory was the third Gator Championship triumph of Hoffman's career and his fourth in six starts this week. Hoffman's teammate, Will Krup of Mount Carmel,…

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Update: Volusia Speedway DIRTcar Nationals

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Volusia Speedway Makes Changes to Spectator Area Press Release By: CHRISTINA CORDOVA / DIRTcar NATIONALS MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF BARBERVILLE, Fla. —February 20, 2017-  Volusia Speedway Park and DIRTcar officials have responded after three spectators were injured when a sprint car flew over the turn-two fence at the half-mile dirt track during Sunday night’s World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series feature. Officials confirmed Monday afternoon that in addition to repairing the catch fence that was damaged on Sunday, the pit area closest to the racing surface in turn two will be closed to all competitors, participants and…

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‘How Sweet It Is’ Krup Grab A Gator

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King Krup: Illinois Native Earns First Career Gator Story By: CLAYTON JOHNS / DIRTcar UMP SERIES MEDIA Photos By: TOMMY HEIN / RACERSGUIDE.COM BARBERVILLE, FL - February 20, 2017 - Will Krup was the man of the hour as he found a way to Victory Lane despite the strong field of UMP Modified contenders who were hungry for sweet victory during the second Gator Championship qualifying race during the 46th DIRTcar Nationals Sunday night. During the 20-lap feature, the top-five positions were juggled between Krup, polesitter Derek Fisher, Jacob Hawkins, Brian Ruhlman, Jeff Leka and Kenny Wallace. Krup raced from third to…

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Hat Trick: Hoffman Wrangles Third Gator

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Hoffman Dominates , Earns His Third Gator Story By: CLAYTON JOHNS / DIRTcar UMP SERIES MEDIA Photos By: MARK RANALLETTA / RACERSGUIDE.COM BARBERVILLE, FL - February 19, 2017 - For the third time this week, Nick Hoffman dominated all 20 laps of the A-Main to earn a Gator trophy during the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on Sunday afternoon. The race was the completion of Saturday's rain-postponed event. Hoffman of Mooresville, NC picked the pole starting position for Sunday's matinee via the redraw after winning his heat. From there, he jumped out to a convincing lead, but…

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Schatz Collects Volusia ‘Sunday Money’

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Reverses His Luck To Win second DIRTcar Nationals Gator Story By: BRENDAN CAPERIA/ WOO SERIES MEDIA Photos By: MARK RANALLETTA / RACERSGUIDE.COM BARBERSVILLE, Fla. - February 19, 2017 - It's not unusual for two series champions to face-off in the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. In the first show of a Sunday double-header, eight-time World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Champion Donny Schatz revisited his fierce battle with Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions titleholder Chad Kemenah. Like the Wednesday night thriller - starting in the first row with Kemenah - Schatz again established himself as…

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Johnson Takes Flight in Outlaws Opener

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Johnson Takes Flight in Outlaws Opener Wins first career Gator at DIRTcar Nationals Story By: Brenden Capria/WoO Photos By: Paul Arch & Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com BARBERSVILLE, Fla. – February 17, 2017 – Jason Johnson made a grand entrance into 2017 Friday night, winning the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series opener at the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals. Johnson, whose 2016 season was highlighted by a Knoxville Nationals victory, took home his first Gator and a $10,000 purse. “Yeah, 365 days later we start the season off in the best case scenario,” said Johnson, rehashing on his team’s troubles last season.…

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Smith Overcomes Setbacks During All Star Opening Weekend

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Smith Looks To Re-Bound From Tough Start To The Season Story By: SHAWN MILLER / INSIDELINE MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF OCALA, Fla. -February 18, 2017-  It took a few nights to work out the kinks, but Ryan Smith likes the direction the new Leidig/Warko/Smith racing team is heading. Smith kicked off the sprint car season with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions last weekend at Bubba Raceway Park during the Bubba Army Winter Nationals. Following minor setbacks during the first two nights of racing, a top-10 result on Saturday lifted spirits. “We got faster every night,”…

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David Gravel Grabs A Gator

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Wins Arctic Cat All Star DIRTcar Nationals Finale at Volusia Speedway Park Story By: TYLER ALTMEYER / ALL STAR SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF BARBERVILLE, FL – February 17, 2017- For the first time in his young career, Watertown, Connecticut’s David Gravel is a main event winner in the Sunshine State, capturing the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions DIRTcar Nationals finale at the Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida. The victory, the third of his career during Arctic Cat All Star competition and his first since 2012, was conducted in near-demanding fashion; holding back Donny Schatz…

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Ruhlman Outduels Schrader For UMP DIRTcar Nationals Victory

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Ruhlman Rallies for Second Career Gator Win Story By: CLAYTON JOHNS / DIRTcar UMP MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM BARBERVILLE, FL - February 17, 2017 - Brian Ruhlman devised a perfect plot and forced Ken Schrader from his preferred line as he engineered a pass in the outside groove with two laps to go for his first win of the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on Thursday night. After passing Schrader, the Clarklake, Mich. driver took the checkered flag by over two seconds for his second career Volusia win, extending his point lead in the…

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Hoffman Wires The Field For First DIRTcar Nationals Victory

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Nick Hoffman Records Perfect Night To Earn UMP Modified Win Story By: COLBY GORNIEWICZ / DIRTcar NATIONALS MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Barberville, Fla. - February 16, 2017 - Nick Hoffman led every lap he raced en route to his first win of the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals in DIRTcar UMP Modified action at Volusia Speedway Park on Wednesday night. The Mooresville, N.C. driver paced all 20 laps of the main event to earn his eighth career Volusia victory. "This will just add to my pond. I have eight of them now," Hoffman said in Victory Lane as…

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Schatz Rolls To Volusia Checkers

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 Donny Schatz Holds Back Kyle Larson for DIRTcar Nationals Win Against Arctic Cat All Stars Story By: TYLER ALTMEYER / ALL STAR SERIES MEDIA Photos By: PAUL ARCH / RACERSGUIDE.COM BARBERVILLE, FL -February 16, 2017 - For the third time in his last four attempts, and for the 16th time in his career, Donny Schatz is an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event winner, this time during night two of the 46th edition of the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. The victory, a mere .113 second advantage at the final checkers, came over Elk Grove, California’s…

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Sweet Looks For A Fast Start At Volusia WoO Opener

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Brad Sweet Ready For WoO Kickoff Story By: BRANDAN CAPERIA / WOO SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM CONCORD, N.C. —February 16, 2017-  In recent seasons Brad Sweet has proven to be a fast starter in World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition. Last year Sweet collected a pair of victories and a second-place finish in three races at the half-mile dirt track. He’s won four of the last nine WoO features at the track. He’ll have plenty of confidence when the series kicks off the season Friday night. “I think for whatever reason, Volusia is just…

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Jacob Hawkins Soars to DIRTcar Nationals Opening Night Victory

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Jacob Hawkins Soars to DIRTcar Nationals Opening Night Victory Story By: Clayton Johns/DIRTcar Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com BARBERVILLE, FL - February 15, 2017 - Jacob Hawkins of Fairmont, WV led all 20 laps of the DIRTcar UMP Modified feature to earn his first career Gator trophy and win at Volusia Speedway Park on night one of the DIRTcar Nationals. Hawkins led the opening lap after starting on the outside of the front row and held off Clarklake, MI-native Brian Ruhlman over the final 10 laps to earn his spot in Victory Lane. Hawkins attributed his success to car owner Junior…

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UMP Modified Chassis Builders Ready For Battle at Volusia

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Juggling Act: Chassis Builders Set For DIRTcar Nationals UMP Modified Competition at Volusia Story By: CLAYTON JOHNS / DIRTcar UMP SERIES MEDIA Photos By: PETE MACDONALD / RACERSGUIDE.COM CONCORD, N.C. - February 14, 2017 - If eight consecutive nights of racing sounds challenging, it is. Four DIRTcar UMP Modified drivers are adding another layer to that task when they compete at the 46th DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL from February 14-25, 2017. David Stremme, Nick Hoffman, David Reutimann and Brian Ruhlman are gearing up to tackle eight straight nights at Volusia, but all four drivers are also…

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Sides Is Feelin’ Blue As DIRTcar Nationals Prepare To Launch

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Jason Sides’ Debuts New Blue Paint Scheme This Week at Volusia Speedway Park. Press Release By: SHAWN MILLER / INSIDELINES MEDIA Photos By: SIDES MOTORSPORTS / RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF BARTLETT, Tenn. —February 14, 2017- Jason Sides will be rocking a new color when he hits the track for the first time this season. Sides has switched from his well-known red, white and black paint scheme to making blue the primary color on his No. 7S Wetherington Tractor Service/King Racing Products sprint car in 2017. “It was just time for a change,” Sides said. “I think we’ve been red and white since…

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Laubach and Pauch Looking to Bring Home a Gator

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Laubach and Pauch Looking to Bring Home a Gator Invaders vs. Regulars at Volusia Speedway Park Story By: Mandee Pauch/Super DIRTcar Series Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, N.C. - February 6, 2017 -The Super DIRTcar Series season will kick off with the DIRTcar Nationals, Feb. 22-25 at Volusia Speedway Park, with more than 35 Big-Block beasts soaring on the famed half-mile, battling side-by-side for four straight nights, all competing for the famed "Big Gator" trophy. The best wheelmen in the business will meet to compete for bragging rights and take home the DIRTcar Nationals title. Two potentdrivers in particular look…

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Volusia Speedway Park Set to Open Weekly Racing

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John Allen Takes Over As Weekly Operations Promoter For The 2017 season Press Release By: BRENDAN CAPERIA / WRG MEDIA Photos By: PETE MACDONALD / RACERSGUIDE.COM CONCORD, N.C. - February 4, 2017 - DIRTcar Racing announced today that John Allen has taken over as the Weekly Operations Promoter at Volusia Speedway Park in advance of the 2017 season. Weekly racing will commence on March 12 and run through the first week of December. Allen, a 45-year-old DeLeon Springs, Florida resident, is no stranger to Volusia Speedway Park, having spent many nights at the track with his father, who was a…

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Volusia Speedway Park Set to Open Weekly Racing

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Volusia Speedway Park Set to Open Weekly Racing John Allen takes over as Weekly Operations Promoter for the 2017 season Story By: Colby Gorniewicz/DIRTcar Racing Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, N.C. - DIRTcar Racing announced today that John Allen has taken over as the Weekly Operations Promoter at Volusia Speedway Park in advance of the 2017 season. Weekly racing will commence on March 12 and run through the first week of December. Allen, a 45-year-old DeLeon Springs, Florida resident, is no stranger to Volusia Speedway Park, having spent many nights at the track with his father, who was a security…

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World of Outlaws Late Model Series To Launch 2016 Season With Georgia-Florida Slate Of Six Races At Three Tracks Over Nine Days

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] New-Look February Trek Features Screven Motor Speedway & Bubba Raceway Park Combination Weekend ahead of Volusia Speedway Park's DIRTcar Nationals NEW RICHMOND, Wis. - July 30, 2015 - As the World of Outlaws Late Model Series prepares for its richest event of the year during this weekend's USA Nationals at Cedar Lake Speedway, the national tour is already providing an early look at its 2016 schedule. Series officials today revealed the first six WoO LMS events of 2016, announcing a new-look February schedule that will feature six events at three tracks in Georgia and Florida over a nine-day…

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Williams a Surprise Winner of DIRTcar Nationals Finale at Volusia

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BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 21, 2015 - Neal Williams shocked a capacity DIRTcar Nationals crowd on Saturdaynight by pulling off the upset win in the 50-lap Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified finale at Volusia Speedway Park. It was the biggest win of the Pittsgrove, N.J., driver's career as he pocketed the $5,000 check and picked up his first Gator trophy. "This is just unreal," Williams said. "To get my first Super DIRTcar series win down here against these boys is unbelievable." Larry Wight had to go to a backup car prior to the feature, but he survived to finish in…

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2015 DIRTcar Nationals Notebook Day Seven

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2015 DIRTcar Nationals Notebook Day Seven By: Brooklyn Kennedy   -What an ending to a great week of racing at Volusia Speedway. Saturday night was by far the most entertaining night of racing of the week. There was the most action in both the Late Models and Modifieds then there had been to date. But it was also Championship Night so there should have been.   -The Late Model feature was just an outstanding feature event. To watch Tim McCreadie, Shane Clanton, Scott Bloomquist, and Jimmy Owens going at it for the lead for the majority of the race was…

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Clanton Continues Conquering DIRTcar Nationals Dirt Late Model Events

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  Photo Courtesy of dirtcar.com BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 20, 2015 - Shane Clanton is making the DIRTcar Nationals his personal playground, winning on Friday night for the third time in four races this week at Volusia Speedway Park after Rick Laubach had earlier secured the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series feature win. Clanton set quick time and started on the pole for the 50-lap World of Outlaws Late Model main event. He was rolling through the corners at the half-mile dirt oval with ease, but Dale McDowell charged forward from the seventh starting spot and swept past Clanton for…

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Friesen Ices Super DIRTcar Series Foes at DIRTcar Nationals

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BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 19, 2015 - For the third consecutive year, Stewart Friesen captured the second night of Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series action at Volusia Speedway Park's annual DIRTcar Nationals on Thursday night. Friesen, the defending event champion, swiped the lead from three-time series titlist Matt Sheppard en route to winning the 30-lap feature, marking the sixth time in his career he's won in the Sunshine State. "We had a great race car," said Friesen, defending Syracuse 200 winner from Sprakers, N.Y. "We worked a lot of bugs out last night and learned a lot of stuff about…

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