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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

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, 2018.

 

Volusia Speedway Park Receives Only Minor Damage from Hurricane Irma

DIRTcar Nationals Goes on as Scheduled, February 6-17, 2018

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 weekly racing can resume. The speedway has cancelled racing action for Saturday, Sept. 16 and will resume weekly racing action on Saturday, Sept. 23.

 

Ticket renewals for DIRTcar Nationals at the Volusia Speedway Park is underway now. The 47th Annual DIRTcar Nationals will take place on February 6 – 17, 2018. To renew your tickets from the 2017 event, call 844–DIRT-TIX, renewals close on March 31.

The ‘World’s Fastest Half Mile’ hosts the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series, The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series, DIRTcar UMP Modifieds, DIRTcar Late Models, The Super DIRTcar Series and the All Star Circuit of Champions during 12 action-packed nights.

 

 

Hearn Double Dips at DIRTcar Nationals

Grabs the DIRTcar Nationals Finale and Championship

BARBERVILLE, F.L - Feb. 26, 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.

 

O’Neal Wins the Feature at the DIRTcar Nationals Finale

 

Clanton wins DIRTcar Nationals Championship

 

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.

 

Fog a First Time Winner at Volusia

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 complete with 23 laps in the books due to poor visibility.

Haers Holds off Sheppard and Claims DIRTcar Nationals Victory

Brings home the first gator of the week for the Super DIRTcar Series

By Mandee Pauch

BARBERVILLE, F.L - Feb. 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.

DIRTcar Nationals Thursday Program Cancelled Due to Persistent Rain in Area

 

Event will resume Friday as regularly scheduled with the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series and the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds

BARBERVILLE, Fla. - February 23, 2017 - Night 10 of DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park has been cancelled due to an extended heavy rain storm that hit the area on Wednesday and Thursday and a forecast of continued rain well into the day.

DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park will resume on Friday, Feb. 24, with the pit gates opening at 1:00pm, grandstands opening at 5:00pm. Hot laps for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series will kick off on-track activities at 6:00pm.

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

By Clayton Johns

BARBERVILLE, FL - February 22, 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 of action at the World’s Fastest Half-Mile.