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Hoffman Clinches Spot In Gator Championship With Third Gator Of The Week

Big Gator Championship Night to wrap up seven straight nights for the Ironmen of the DIRTcar Nationals

BARBERVILLE, FL — Feb. 11, 2018 — It was the second and final Gator Qualifying Night for the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds at Volusia Speedway Park (FL) on Sunday, February 11th. The second half of the 79 total Modified teams who had made at least one appearance during the 47th Annual DIRTcar Nationals had their shot at racing their way into the $5,000-to-win Big Gator Championships on Monday, February 12th. Two-time defending DIRTcar Nationals Champion, Nick Hoffman returned to his winning ways as the Mooresville, NC resident took the lead with six laps to go and pulled away to his third Gator of the week and a starting spot in the Big Gator Championship Feature.

BARBERVILLE, FL – February 10, 2018 – Clearly, Donny Schatz has a flair for the dramatic in 2018. After sweeping All-Stars competition with a pair of thrilling victories, Schatz excited the DIRTcar Nationals standing room only crowd once again Saturday night, exchanging slide jobs with Jason Johnson en route to his 250th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature victory. Johnson settled for second with Tim Shaffer, who rebounded from a nasty crash last night, completing the podium.

Twice as Nice(ly); Tyler Nicely Locks Into Gator Championship With Second Straight Victory

Big Gator Qualifying Night #2 to run on Sunday, February 11th

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 set the field for Monday’s $5,000-to-win finale, Tyler Nicely would go to victory lane and guaranteeing himself a shot at the Big Gator on Monday after scoring his second Gator in two nights

Strickler’s Hauler Mishap Motivates Him to First Gator of the 47th Annual DIRTcar Nationals

 

DIRTcar UMP Modifieds continue ironman stretch of races at Volusia Speedway Park

 

BARBERVILLE, FL — Feb. 9, 2018 — Night number four of the 47th Annual DIRTcar Nationals would see the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds race in the popular Quad-15s format. Every driver on hand raced in a feature with a chance at winning a coveted Gator. Highlighting the night was the victory in the final Quad Feature by Mooresville, NC standout, Kyle Strickler who’s day started with his car falling off the hauler earlier in the afternoon while unloading his #8 Longhorn Chassis entry. The 33-year-old and his crew worked feverishly on his damaged ride and the hard work paid off with the win.

Sheldon Haudenschild Thrills Capacity Crowd for First Career Outlaw Win on Opening Night of 40th Anniversary Season

BARBERVILLE, FL - Feb. 9, 2018 - Sheldon Haudenschild passed race-long leader Paul McMahan on a Lap 27 restart to win his first career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature in thrilling fashion at the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. Haudenschild, in his first Outlaw start with the Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing No.17, assumed the runner-up position with three laps remaining after Ian Madsen caught the rut in turn one and landed on his side. The 2017 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year muscled his way underneath McMahan, who was nursing a flat tire, on the restart and never looked back for a popular victory in front of the standing room only crowd. McMahan held on for second with Shane Stewart completing the podium.

 

Hoffman Repeats on Night Three of the 47th Annual DIRTcar Nationals

 

DIRTcar UMP Modifieds continue ironman stretch of races at Volusia Speedway Park

 

BARBERVILLE, FL — Feb. 8, 2018 — The 47th annual DIRTcar Nationals continued on with night number three for the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds at Volusia Speedway Park (FL). With 70 cars on hand, every position, every time the cars are on the track, is of the utmost importance. That was certainly the case on Thursday, February 9th in the final regular night of competition before the specials portion of the schedule for the Modifieds kicks in. The Thursday night 20-Lap Feature would see the first two nights’ winners, David Stremme and Nick Hoffman tied in Gator Points coming into the night. When the checkered flag flew, it’s now Hoffman standing alone on top of the points after winning his second Feature in a row.

 

Donny Schatz goes two-for-two with the All Stars at Volusia Speedway Park
 
By: Tyler Altmeyer (ASCoC PR)
 
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.

Big Gator Point Standings - Final

SPOT

CAR #

NAME

6-Feb

7-Feb

8-Feb

9-Feb

10-Feb

11-Feb

12-Feb

TOTAL

1

2

NICK HOFFMAN

75

80

80

70

 

78

75

458

2

8

KYLE STRICKLER

70

70

75

75

75

 

80

445

3

35

DAVID STREMME

80

75

53

60

60

 

49

377

4

25

TYLER NICELY

16

60

28

75

80

 

65

324

5

24z

ZEKE MCKENZIE

60

37

51

55

 

68

42

313

6

K9

WILL KRUP

19

49

49

42

 

73

70

302

7

18L

MICHAEL LONG

51

65

29

51

70

 

34

300

8

96m

MIKE MCKINNEY

37

28

70

65

55

 

45

300

9

7

JUSTIN ALLGAIER

47

 

65

60

 

63

60

295

10

36

KENNY WALLACE

53

26

60

49

 

51

43

282

11

88

MATT CRAFTON

27

34

43

55

65

 

51

275

12

90

JASON BEAULIEU

36

44

44

49

 

49

47

269

13

61

ALLEN WEISSER

26

47

55

53

 

53

29

263

14

2x4

CHASE COLLINS

65

36

33

43

49

 

36

262

15

17T

TYLER EVANS

44

38

24

70

 

38

41

255

16

49

BRIAN RUHLMAN

30

43

47

51

 

43

38

252

17

23

RYAN CRIPE

43

26

37

44

 

58

34

242

18

99H

JUSTIN HALEY

55

25

27

53

 

41

40

241

19

4

RICKY ARMS

25

51

42

41

47

 

31

237

20

67

GARRETT STEWART

24

53

26

38

45

 

44

230

21

54

LARRY BURKINS

41

35

40

44

 

40

23

223

22

77

RAY BOLLINGER

45

22

25

49

51

 

30

222

23

44KC

KC BURDETTE

49

45

45

45

 

34

 

218

24

2J

TROY JOHNSON

33

30

38

47

 

42

25

215

25

15c

JAMIE CARTER

31

40

26

37

 

47

33

214

26

9

KEN SCHRADER

28

27

41

40

 

37

39

212

27

6A

RYAN AYERS

 

27

36

41

53

 

55

212

28

27

FRANK PALADINO

25

22

21

75

38

 

22

203

29

1

BLAKE SPALDING

26

25

17

47

43

 

37

195

30

27G

JASON GARVER

32

19

19

70

36

 

15

191

31

14C

RICK CONOYER

29

25

27

43

35

 

32

191

32

22T

TONY ANDERSON

39

21

23

42

32

 

28

185

33

11T

DUGAN THYE

23

22

18

60

41

 

20

184

34

45

WILL LONG

27

17

21

55

42

 

21

183

35

4s

CRAIG SHAW

23

17

20

65

34

 

18

177

36

D4

DAVE JAMISON

20

20

30

43

40

 

23

176

37

A1

GARY BENTLEY

15

21

22

60

 

33

24

175

38

01

BRENDAN RASSELL

18

19

24

55

31

 

27

174

39

71

JESSIE HOSKINS

21

27

27

41

 

36

21

173

40

6B

DAVE BALDWIN

26

21

20

53

30

 

14

164

41

11N

GENE NICHOLAS

21

20

22

51

33

 

16

163

42

72

TODD NEIHEISER

34

33

20

39

37

 

 

163

43

11m

MICHAEL MCGEE

23

23

24

65

 

26

 

161

44

98

SHON FLANARY

35

39

39

47

 

 

 

160

45

8A

AUSTIN HOLCOMBE

16

31

35

45

 

32

 

159

46

10T

DUSTIN THAYER

15

19

26

49

 

29

20

158

47

71n

WILL NORRIS

17

24

23

45

24

 

25

158

48

15

JOEY MILLER

27

16

19

38

 

31

26

157

49

1x

STEVE STEVENSON

21

 

25

53

 

30

27

156

50

11R

JESSE RUPE

22

20

32

40

39

 

 

153

51

11

JOSH RICE

38

41

34

40

 

 

 

153

52

07

JEFF THOMAS

22

23

22

37

25

 

19

148

53

13

TODD SOUZA

18

14

18

45

23

 

26

144

54

99

HUNT GOSSUM

24

42

25

51

 

 

 

142

55

85E

JESSE STRANGE

14

15

18

51

26

 

17

141

56

06Z

LARRY MOTT

16

16

15

75

 

 

 

122

57

58

RYAN BECKETT

19

15

17

40

 

28

 

119

58

5

MARK WHITENER

 

 

 

65

 

 

53

118

59

28B

JASON BROOKOVER

42

18

13

42

 

 

 

115

60

96

MATTHEW JOHNSON

 

 

16

44

27

 

24

111

61

71x

TIMMY NEAR

 

24

21

37

29

 

 

111

62

41

BRAD GOFF

24

24

23

38

 

 

 

109

63

78

RICH PRATT

 

 

 

70

 

39

 

109

64

21

SEAN MONAGHAN

20

18

14

 

 

35

22

109

65

6

RYAN FOWLER

 

32

31

 

 

45

 

108

66

10

A.J. FIKE

17

29

16

40

 

 

 

102

67

22J

JOHN BAKER

 

26

 

47

28

 

 

101

68

89w

RICK WEITEKAMP

17

18

16

43

 

 

 

94

69

OO

BUZZIE RUTIMANN

 

 

 

49

44

 

 

93

70

6P

MARVIN BARTON

 

 

 

42

 

27

19

88

71

22J

LEE HOBBS

25

 

19

39

 

 

 

83

72

42

PAUL NIZNIK

40

23

17

 

 

 

 

80

73

21c

TAYLOR COOK

 

55

14

 

 

 

 

69

74

17

ROBBIE EVANS

22

 

 

39

 

 

 

61

75

7x7

JEFF SOLINGER

19

16

15

 

 

 

 

50

76

27

WILLIAM CEVAAL

 

 

 

41

 

 

 

41

77

83

RAY CICCARELLI

18

17

 

 

 

 

 

35

78

6

DYLAN BROWNING

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

79

18i

JASON INTOPPA

 

 

15

 

 

 

 

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hoffman Passes Night One Winner Stremme; Takes Night Two of the 47th Annual DIRTcar Nationals

 

Two-time defending DIRTcar UMP Modifieds DIRTcar Nationals Champion scores career win #12

 

BARBERVILLE, FL — Feb. 7, 2018 — The second of seven nights of DIRTcar UMP Modified racing, part of the 47th Annual DIRTcar Nationals, was at Volusia Speedway Park (FL) on Wednesday, February 7th. A total of 71 teams, up four from opening night, from across North America, were on the property and continued their quest for the coveted Big Gator which will be handed out on Monday, February 12th.