DIRTcar Nationals Wednesday Program Cancelled Due to Heavy Rain

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

BARBERVILLE, Fla. - February 22, 2017 - Night nine of DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park has been cancelled due to a heavy rain storm that hit the area on Wednesday morning and a forecast of continued rain throughout the day.

DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park will resume on Thursday, Feb. 23, 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.

Fans that have purchased tickets in advance can use Wednesday night’s tickets as a credit toward one of the final three nights of DIRTcar Nationals. The ticket window at Volusia Speedway Park will be closed on Wednesday and will reopen at 4:30pm on Thursday.
Three-day pit pass wristbands, valid for Feb. 20-22 events, will receive a one-day refund. Wristbands should be mailed to the World Racing Group at 7575 W Winds Blvd NW D, Concord, NC 28027 after the event; refunds will not be issued at the track.

For more information about DIRTcar Nationals visit or call 844-DIRT-TIX. Follow DIRTcar Nationals on social media: @DIRTcarNats on Twitter and






Sheppard Reels in Shirley for a Gator Trophy


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 started the feature third, early on and then had to duel with Tyler Erb. Sheppard then began reeling in Shirley and was at his door knocking by lap 10. They ran side-by-side and the lead position was juggled between the No. 1 and No. 3 machines for several laps. Sheppard finally made the pass on lap 13 but Shirley didn’t surrender as they continued to run side-by-side.

“One of the things I’ve struggled with here a lot is knowing where I need to be on the track,” said Sheppard. “Mark [Richards] talked to me a bunch before we went out for that race and he was giving me pointers on where I need to pick up speed, and where I need to be out of the gas, and how to keep my momentum up… I feel like I learned a lot for later in the week.”

It was Clanton who next found his way to Shirley’s bumper and also found his way around to claim the second position with only five laps to go. Clanton, with his No.25 Capital Racecars chassis, was then gunning for the lead and for Sheppard. Unfortunately for Clanton, he ran out of laps once he was close enough to pass for the lead.

The 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals continues on Wednesday, Feb. 22 and a ‘Big Gator’ will be up for grabs as the DIRTcar Late Model Swamp King Championship will top off the DIRTcar Late Model portion of the event.


Feature (30-lap): 1. 1- Brandon Sheppard[4]; 2. 25- Shane Clanton[3]; 3. 3s- Brian Shirley[1]; 4. 14- Darrell Lanigan[8]; 5. 20- Rodney Sanders[5]; 6.15s- Donny Schatz[7]; 7. 9- Tyler Erb[2];8. 39- Tim McCreadie[16]; 9. 7F- Jason Fitzgerald[6]; 10. 44- Chris Madden[18]; 11. 17M- Dale McDowell[11]; 12. 18- Eric Wells     [13]; 13. 7- Rick Eckert   [17]; 14.7W- Ricky Weiss[24]; 15. 11- Austin Hubbard[14]; 16. 9- Devin Moran[15]; 17. 4-D's- Chad Hollenbeck[10]; 18. 28E- Dennis Erb Jr[22];19. 21- Billy Moyer Jr[20]; 20. 99B- Boom Briggs[9]; 21. 7m- Donald Mcintosh[23]; 22. 18c- Chase Junghans[19]; 23. 40B- Kyle Bronson[12]; 24. 38s- Kenny Pettyjohn[21]

B-Main 1: 1.18c- Chase Junghans [2]; 2. 28E- Dennis Erb Jr [1]; 3. 14M- Morgan Bagley [9]; 4. 15- Steve Francis [3]; 5. 16T- Tyler Bruening [5]; 6. 6- Blake Spencer [4]; 7. 14r- Reid Millard [8]; 8. 27- Jeff Beyers[6]; 9. 116- Brandon Overton [7];10. 21L- Ivedent Lloyd Jr [DNS]

B-Main 2: 1. 21- Billy Moyer Jr[1]; 2. 7m- Donald Mcintosh[3]; 3. 93- Donald Bradsher[2]; 4. 2c- Joey Coulter[7]; 5. B1- Brent Larson[6]; 6. 0v- Coleby Frye[5]; 7. 11B- Stacy Boles[4]; 8. 2F- Dennis Franklin [10]; 9. 3c-Charles LaPlant[DNS]; 10.72-Mike Norris        [DNS]

B-Main 3:1. 38s- Kenny Pettyjohn[1]; 2. 7W- Ricky Weiss[3]; 3. 99j- Frank Heckenast Jr[4]; 4. 5- Don O'Neal[2]; 5. 16- Jason Jameson[3]; 6. 71- Hudson O'Neal[10]; 7. 22*- G.R. Smith[6]; 8. 1*- Chub Frank        [8]; 9. 16H- Mike Hammerle[9]; 10. 2H- Nick Hoffman[7]

Heat 1: 1.20- Rodney Sanders [2]; 2.15s- Donny Schatz [1]; 3.18- Eric Wells [4]; 4.28E- Dennis Erb Jr [7]; 5.15- Steve Francis [5]; 6.16T- Tyler Bruening [6]; 7.116- Brandon Overton [3]; 8.14M- Morgan Bagley [8]

Heat 2: 1.1- Brandon Sheppard [2]; 2.14- Darrell Lanigan [3]; 3.11- Austin Hubbard [1]; 4.18c- Chase Junghans [4]; 5.6- Blake Spencer [6]; 6.27- Jeff Beyers[8]; 7.14r- Reid Millard [7][ 8.21L- Ivedent Lloyd Jr [5]

Heat 3: 1.7F- Jason Fitzgarald [2]; 2.99B- Boom Briggs [1]; 3.9- Devin Moran [5]; 4. 21- Billy Moyer Jr [3]; 5.7m- Donald Mcintosh [7]; 6.0v- Coleby Frye[6]; 7.2c- Joey Coulter [8]; 8.72- Mike Norris[4]

Heat 4:1. 91- Tyler Erb[1]; 2.4-D's- Chad Hollenbeck[2]; 3.39- Tim McCreadie[4]; 4.93- Donald Bradsher[3]; 5.11B- Stacy Boles[7]; 6.B1- Brent Larson[5]; 7.3c- Charles LaPlant[6]; 8.2F- Dennis Franklin[8]

Heat 5: 1.3s- Brian Shirley[1]; 2.17M- Dale McDowell[2]; 3.7- Rick Eckert[3]; 4.38s- Kenny Pettyjohn[5]; 5.7W- Ricky Weiss[6]; 6.16- Jason Jameson[7]; 7.2H- Nick Hoffman[4]; 8.16H- Mike Hammerle[8]

Heat 6: 1.25- Shane Clanton[1]; 2.40B- Kyle Bronson[3]; 3.44- Chris Madden[2]; 4.5- Don O'Neal[7]; 5.99j- Frank Heckenast Jr[4]; 6.22*- G.R. Smith[6]; 7.1*- Chub Frank[5]; 8.71- Hudson O'Neal[8]

Qualifying 1: 1.15s- Donny Schatz, 16.411; 2.20- Rodney Sanders, 16.616; 3.116- Brandon Overton, 16.731; 4.18- Eric Wells, 16.800; 5.15- Steve Francis, 16.810; 6.16T- Tyler Bruening, 17.066; 7.28E- Dennis Erb Jr, 17.112; 8.14M- Morgan Bagley, No Time

Qualifying 2: 1.11- Austin Hubbard, 16.613; 2. 1- Brandon Sheppard, 16.695; 3. 14- Darrell Lanigan, 16.815; 4. 18c- Chase Junghans, 17; 5. 21L- Ivedent Lloyd Jr, 17.063; 6.6- Blake Spencer, 17.407; 7. 14r- Reid Millard, 17.885; 8. 27- Jeff Beyers, 17.933

Qualifying 3: 1.99B- Boom Briggs, 16.333; 2.7F- Jason Fitzgarald, 16.409; 3.21- Billy Moyer Jr, 16.651; 4.72- Mike Norris, 16.673; 5.9- Devin Moran, 16.728; 6.0v- Coleby Frye      , 17.562; 7.7m- Donald Mcintosh, 17.59; 8.2c- Joey Coulter, 18.012

Qualifying 4: 1. 91- Tyler Erb, 16.054; 2. 4-D's-Chad Hollenbeck, 16.267; 3.93- Donald Bradsher, 16.333; 4.39- Tim McCreadie, 16.455; 5.B1- Brent Larson, 16.831; 6.3c- Charles LaPlant, 16.84; 7.11B- Stacy Boles, 16.937; 8.2F- Dennis Franklin, 16.979

Qualifying 5: 1.3s- Brian Shirley, 16.111; 2.17M- Dale McDowell, 16.197; 3.7- Rick Eckert, 16.369; 4.2H- Nick Hoffman, 16.654; 5.38s- Kenny Pettyjohn, 16.754; 6.7W- Ricky Weiss, 16.824; 7.16- Jason Jameson, 17.053; 8.16H- Mike Hammerle, 19.135

Qualifying 6: 1. 25- Shane Clanton, 15.928; 2. 44- Chris Madden, 15.928; 3. 40B- Kyle Bronson, 16.022; 4. 99j- Frank Heckenast Jr, 16.17; 5. 1*- Chub Frank, 16.172; 6. 22*- G.R. Smith, 16.448; 7. 5- Don O'Neal, 16.498; 8. 71- Hudson O'Neal, 16.605








Hoffman Completes Big Gator Triumph; Hawkins, Taylor and Stalder Earn Victories

By Clayton Johns

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 Modified competition were lined up based on DIRTcar Nationals point standings with the bottom third in feature 1, middle third in feature 2 and highest third in the final 15-lap event.

In the final UMP Modified feature of the week, Hawkins of Fairmont, WV went on a tear. He drove the No.13 from the ninth starting spot, passing eight cars in seven laps to take the lead. Hawkins then led the final eight in the same fashion he ran all week - in the top lane, against the cushion - to score his second win of the DIRTcar Nationals.

“That’s my preferred line. I always enjoy it when I can get up there and hustle the car a little bit,” Hawkins said. “I have to congratulate Nick Hoffman on thee [Big Gator] win. It wasn’t for a lack of effort on our part. He definitely was the class of the field all week. I’m glad we were able to pull this last win off.”

Despite Hawkins’ lightning-quick effort, Hoffman of Mooresville, NC turned in a second-place finish. His fourth-straight podium result edged Hawkins by just one point to win the Big Gator for the second straight year.

“We were really dominant last year and to come back this year and do the same thing means a lot,” Hoffman said. “I was a little worried there when he got to second when we had the caution and I was back in sixth. Luckily everybody picked the bottom on the restart and I was able to pick a few of them off right there.”

Stalder of Martins Ferry, Oh. started on the pole for the first 15-lap feature and paced every lap to secure the win. He held off a late surge from Robert Garnes of Ripley, WV who tried to slide to the number one spot in the final two corners.

“It’s great,” Stalder said of his first Volusia win. “I’ve been coming here for a lot of years. I’ve had a lot of bad luck and finally turned it around tonight.”

AJ Fike of Galesburg, Ill. earned a third-place finish ahead of 15-year-old Mooresville, NC native Slater McCray, grandson of former NASCAR racer Ron Hornaday. Jared Spalding of Troy, Penn. representing the University of Northwestern Ohio team rounded out the top-five in feature 1.

In the second feature, Taylor of Saltsburg, Pa. launched from the fourth-starting spot to lead the opening lap. Taylor found the outside groove to his liking, banging his right-rear tire against a small cushion. He opened a convincing lead that was eliminated by a red flag when Blake Spalding hit the front stretch wall and flipped on his roof on lap seven. He was uninjured by the incident.

The short break didn’t seem to both Taylor, as he drove away from former NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Matt Crafton on the restart. Taylor’s victory was never in doubt as he crossed the finish line 1.9 seconds ahead of Crafton.

“I’m speechless,” Taylor remarked in Victory Lane. “This is absolutely a dream come true, the highlight of my career.”

“We’ve struggled this week, unfortunately, but the last two nights with a little bit of moisture in the track we’ve really learned a lot. We’ve just tried to keep going and I think tonight it finally paid off,” Taylor said.

Chase Collins of Jacksonville, Fla., Garrett Stewart of Leesburg, Fla. and Austin Holcombe of Elm City, NC rounded out the top-five in feature 2.

The Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds now takeover as the open-wheel component at the 46th DIRTcar Nationals. The “Beasts of the Northeast” join the DIRTcar Late Models on Wednesday night before the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series invades the track for three nights beginning on Thursday. Tickets are available online at or by calling 1-844-DIRT-TIX.

46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park
DIRTcar UMP Modified Notebook - February 21, 2017

Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 17JE-J.E. Stalder [1]; 2. 28X-Robert Garnes [3]; 3. 69-AJ Fike [2]; 4. 9S-Slater McCray [10]; 5. 01-Jared Spalding [9]; 6. 18I-Jason Intoppa [11]; 7. 2J-Troy Johnson [7]; 8. 7S-Paul Shead [12]; 9. Z06-Larry Mott [4]; 10. 71M-Shayne Meadows [6]; 11. 07-Jeff Thomas [8]; 12. 17A-Charles O’Neal [13]; 13. 00-Will Norris [5].

Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 5-Jonathan Taylor [4]; 2. 88-Matt Crafton [5]; 3. 2x4-Chase Collins [10]; 4. 67-Garrett Stewart [6]; 5. 8A-Austin Holcombe [3]; 6. D4-Dave Jamieson [2]; 7. 64JR-Billy Workman Jr. [9]; 8. 22T-Tony Anderson [8]; 9. 28B-Jason Brookover [11]; 10. 12K-Scotty Kincaid [13]; 11. 9G-Erny Gingerich [14]; 12. 4-Mike Learman [7]; 13. 11N-Gene Nichols [1]; 14. 1-Blake Spalding [12].

Feature 3 (15 Laps): 1. 13-Jacob Hawkins [9]; 2. 2-Nick Hoffman [10]; 3. 8-Kyle Strickler [13]; 4. 77-Ray Bollinger [2]; 5. 90-Jason Beaulieu [4]; 6. 45J-Johnny Broking [1]; 7. 36-Kenny Wallace [6]; 8. K9-Will Krup [7]; 9. 49-Brian Ruhlman [8]; 10. 9-Ken Schrader [3]; 11. 54-Larry Burkins [14]; 12.17T-Tyler Evans [12]; 13. 35-David Stremme [5]; 14. 65-Josh Rice [DNS].

* Lineups were set based on the 2017 DIRTcar Nationals UMP Modified point standings and inverting the top-10 in each race.



Chris Madden Grabs A Gator
BARBERVILLE, FL- February 20, 2017- On the seventh day of the 46th annual DIRTcar Nationals, 43 Late Models migrated to Volusia Speedway Park to test their luck at the 'World's Fastest Half-Mile'. The season opening swing through Georgia and Florida continues and drivers are hoping to leave the track with a coveted Gator trophy in the passenger seat. Chris Madden began his collection of gators tonight.
Madden steadily gained ground on pole sitter and race leader Brian Shirley who had made a significant breakaway from the rest of the field early in the race. With the help of a restart, Madden was able to make a pass on the high-side of Brian Shirley on lap 13 to claim the lead.
"We got a good restart and then we were able to get out in the clean air and we had a pretty good car tonight," said Chris Madden. "It was too tight the first 10 or so laps but overall we had a great race car. I'm going to take this [Gator] home to my little man, Avery."
Shirley was running a line on the bottom of the track which seemed to be working for him until Madden tested the waters in the middle of the track and started catching up.
"It's a damned if you do, damned if you don't deal," said Shirley in response to his choice to run the bottom of the track. "I mean he got around us there and got away from me and I just changed my line and reeled him back in. I know we had a car capable of winning the race."
Chub Frank was also among the front runners Monday night and was trailing closely behind Shirley and Madden until his right-rear tire exploded. Frank doesn't have a full crew right now, so with the help of his friend and relative, Doug Eck, and a few others he had a new tire on quickly, but had to restart at the rear. He ultimately finished 21 of the 24-car Feature.
DIRTcar Racing Late Models will continue to run through Wednesday and the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series will pick up on Thursday. Tickets for the event are available here or by calling 844-DIRT-TIX.

World of Outlaws Statement Regarding Incident at Volusia Speedway Park

BARBERVILLE, FLA. - Feb. 20, 2017 - On Sunday, February 19 a racecar involved in a multi-car accident became airborne and landed off the racing surface, injuring three participants during the 46th annual DIRTcar Nationals, a World of Outlaws-sanctioned dirt track racing event hosted by Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla.

The three individuals were standing in what is commonly referred to as the "pit area" or "pits." The pit area at a World of Outlaws event is separate from the main grandstand and is where the teams participating in the event stage their race cars and support equipment. The individuals struck by the race car were treated immediately by emergency personnel on hand at the event and transported to Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Fla.

While racing side by side entering Turn 1 at the Speedway several sprint cars touched sparking a chain reaction accident in the middle of the 24-car field. One car was hit by another and subsequently made heavy contact with a steel guardrail betweens Turn 1 and Turn 2. The car's momentum carried it forward flipping it into the air and towards the catch fence. The car made contact with the upper portion of the catch fence in Turn 2, tumbling over the fence. As it was coming to a stop it struck the individuals referenced above. The driver of the race car was not injured.

The guard rail used at Volusia Speedway Park is the same type of guardrail used on most major interstates across America and can be found at motorsports venues of all types and classifications. The catch fence installed at Volusia Speedway Park relies on a combination of steel posts, wire mesh and heavy duty steel retention cables as is common in motorsports applications. The World of Outlaws will run 148 races at 83 different race tracks in 32 states during the 2017 season. Each facility is unique, but must meet the safety requirements established by its insurance provider in order to host a World of Outlaws event.

"The safety and well being of every individual attending a World of Outlaws, whether as a participant in the pit area, a fan in the grandstand, a concession worker, race official or emergency responder is a priority." said World of Outlaws President Tom Deery. "The World of Outlaws compete at the best dirt tracks in the country, we are constantly evaluating and implementing new procedures to improve safety at our events and have already begun that process in response to this weekend's incident. We ask the racing community to keep the individuals who have not yet been released from the hospital in their prayers and plan to respect their privacy as requested by the families."

February 19, 2017 - Three participants in the pit area were injured in an incident at a DIRTcar Nationals World of Outlaws event at Volusia Speedway Park Sunday night when a car went through the fence in turn two. All patients were treated by emergency personnel immediately according to safety protocol and transported to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Fla.


UPDATE: Feb. 20, 4:00AM

We would like to extend a thank you for everyone's thoughts and prayers for the three participants injured in the pit area Sunday night during the 46th running of the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. 

Two of the three individuals remain in the care of medical staff at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Fla.  Each have family present at the hospital and have requested privacy at this time.

Michael Brooks, 69, of Kalamazoo, Mich., is one of the individuals involved. His family and friends are at Halifax Health Medical Center and have requested privacy. 

Meanwhile, Gary Streek, of the United Kingdom, has been discharged. His uncle, Alan Wardel, was admitted after experiencing some discomfort while visiting Streek at Halifax, but has since been discharged as well.


UPDATE: Feb. 20, 11:00AM

Justin Allgaier Motorsports Crew Chief Kelly Kovski sustained injuries during the mishap Sunday night. He is being treated at Halifax Hospital in Daytona Beach, FL. and is listed in stable condition according to a statement issued by Justin on behalf of the family.  

The family requests privacy at this time and appreciates all prayers and well wishes. They would also like to thank the first responders and medical staff for their rapid response. 

Justin will not compete in the remainder of the DIRTcar Nationals events this year and wishes to thank those teams and crew members who assisted in getting the car loaded so that everyone could get to the hospital to be with Kelly.

The 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park will continue as scheduled with racing tonight.


Hat Trick: Hoffman Wrangles Third Gator


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 a trio of cautions, including one with three laps to go, allowed Taylor Cook of Stanley, NC to challenge for the win.

As the yellow flags helped to push the door open for Cook, Hoffman slammed it shut with a smooth run around the bottom of the track over the final three laps to earn the victory.

“Nothing’s going wrong now that we’re rolling,” Hoffman said in Victory Lane. “[The car] was really good. I just ran the bottom and made sure to hit all my marks. Taylor, hats off to him. He ran a great race. We’ll just keep it rolling and make sure nothing falls off tomorrow. We’ll try and get that big check [on Monday].”

The runner-up result was the second top-five finish of the week for Cook, whose previous best DIRTcar Nationals finish was a fourth on Thursday night.

“Last night [after qualifying], we were worried we weren’t even going to make this show let alone Monday night’s show,” Cook said. “To have a run like that is awesome. We had a really good night on Thursday. Wednesday and Friday we struggled a bit. I went backwards on some of the changes I made the other two nights. It seems pretty good now.”


Larry Burkins of St. Augustine, Fla. rounded out the podium finishers with a third-place finish, his best of the week at Volusia.


Hoffman set fast time in time trials on Saturday night with a lap of 18.359 seconds, his fourth quick time award of the week. Other heat race winners were Campbell River, BC driver Jason Beaulieu, Jason Brookover of Washington, WV, and Robbie Eilers of Highland, Ill.

Hoffman, Cook and Burkins are locked into Monday’s $5,000-to-win UMP Modified Gator Championships along with the remainder of the top-10 finishers, including Robbie Eilers, Tyler Nicely, Johnny Broking, David Stremme, Ray Bollinger, Jeff Mathews and Zeke McKenzie.

46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park


DIRTcar UMP Modified Notebook – February 18-19, 2017


A-Main - (20 Laps) - 1. 2-Nick Hoffman [1]; 2. 21C-Taylor Cook [8]; 3. 54-Larry Burkins [3]; 4. 3E-Robbie Eilers [4]; 5. 25-Tyler Nicely [9]; 6. 45J-Johnny Broking [7]; 7. 35-David Stremme [5]; 8. 9. 33-Jeff Mathews [14]; 9. 77-Ray Bollinger [2]; 10. 24Z-Zeke McKenzie [6]; 11. 90-Jason Beaulieu [10]; 12. 88-Matt Crafton [12]; 13. 2x4-Chase Collins [16]; 14. 8-Kyle Strickler [34]; 15. 22T-Tony Anderson [20]; 16. 28B-Jason Brookover [15]; 17. 98-Shon Flanery [13]; 18. 40B-Kyle Bronson [21]; 19. D4-Dave Jamieson [28]; 20. 9S-Slater McCray [17]; 21. 14T-Tyler Clem [11]; 22. 6-Dylan Browning [33]; 23. 5-Johnathan Taylor [29]; 24. 18I-Jason Intoppa [19]; 25. 2J-Troy Johnson [25]; 26. Z06-Larry Mott [27]; 27. 17A-Charles O’Neal [31]; 28. 2M-David Mitchell [23]; 29. 11T-Dugan Thye [18]; 30. 96J-Matt Johnson [22]; 31. 78-Rich Pratt [24]; 32. 23-Ryan Cripe [DNS]; 33. 58-Devin Dixon [DNS].


Qualifying Group 1 - 1. 2-Nick Hoffman, 18.359; 2. 25-Tyler Nicely, 18.580; 3. 35-David Stremme, 18.744; 4. 98-Shon Flanery, 18.794; 5. 5-Jonathan Taylor, 19.023; 6. 2J-Troy Johnson, 19.368; 7. 9S-Slater McCray, 19.410; 8. 6-Dylan Browning, 19.716.


Qualifying Group 2 - 1. 90-Jason Beaulieu, 18.360; 2. 54-Larry Burkins, 18.864; 3. 33-Jeff Mathews, 18.867; 4. 24Z-Zeke McKenzie, 19.201; 5. 23-Ryan Cripe, 19.697; 6. 11T-Dugan Thye, 20.589; 7. 96J-Matt Johnson, 21.984; 8. 58-Devin Dixon, No Time.


Qualifying Group 3 - 1. 28B-Jason Brookover, 18.663; 2. 45J-Johnny Broking, 18.818; 3. 77-Ray Bollinger, 18.840; 4. 14T-Tyler Clem, 18.891; 5. Z06-Larry Mott, 19.241; 6. 18I-Jason Intoppa, 19.289; 7. 2M-David Mitchell, 19.784; 8. 17A-Charles O’Neal, 21.579.


Qualifying Group 4 - 1. 3E-Robbie Eilers, 18.664; 2. 2x4-Chase Collins, 18.728; 3. 88-Matt Crafton, 18.779; 4. 22T-Tony Anderson, 18.942; 5. 21C-Taylor Cook, 18.967; 6. 78-Rich Pratt, 19.207; 7. D4-Dave Jamieson, 19.241; 8. 8-Kyle Strickler, 19.265.


Heat 1 (8 Laps – Top 3 finishers transfer to A-Feature, Winner Redraws) - 1. 2-Nick Hoffman [4]; 2. 35-David Stremme [2]; 3. 25-Tyler Nicely [3]; 4. 98-Shon Flanery [1]; 5. 9S-Slater McCray [7]; 6. 40B-Kyle Bronson [9]; 7. 2J-Troy Johnson [6]; 8. 5-Johnathan Taylor [5]; 9. 6-Dylan Browning [8].


Heat 2 (8 Laps – Top 3 finishers transfer to A-Feature, Winner Redraws)- 1. 54-Larry Burkins [3]; 2. 24Z-Zeke McKenzie [1]; 3. 90-Jason Beaulieu [4]; 4. 33-Jeff Mathews [2]; 5. 11T-Dugan Thye [6]; 6. 96J-Matt Johnson [7]; 7. 23-Ryan Cripe [DNS]; 8. 58-Devin Dixon [DNS].


Heat 3 (8 Laps – Top 3 finishers transfer to A-Feature, Winner Redraws) - 1. 77-Ray Bollinger [2]; 2. 45J-Johnny Broking [3]; 3. 14T-Tyler Clem [1]; 4. 28B-Jason Brookover [4]; 5. 18I-Jason Intoppa [6]; 6. 2M-David Mitchell [7]; 7. Z06-Larry Mott [5]; 8. 17A-Charles O’Neal [8].

Heat 4 (8 Laps – Top 3 finishers transfer to A-Feature, Winner Redraws) - 1. 3E-Robbie Eilers [4]; 2. 21C-Taylor Cook [5]; 3. 88-Matt Crafton [2]; 4. 2x4-Chase Collins [3]; 5. 22T-Tony Anderson [1]; 6. 78-Rich Pratt [6]; 7. D4-Dave Jamieson [7]; 8. 8-Kyle Strickler [8].




Saturday, February 18th Portion of DIRTcar Nationals Postponed Due to Rain


Event will resume Sunday with doubleheader with the World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Racing UMP Modifieds.


BARBERVILLE, Fla. – February 18, 2017 – Night five of DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park has been postponed due to persistent rain setting up a doubleheader event starting Sunday afternoon.

Saturday, Feb. 18th postponed event will resume with grandstand and pit gates opening at 11:30am. Hot laps and qualifying will resume starting at 12:00pm.

Fans that have tickets and/or a wristband for Saturday’s World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series and DIRTcar Racing UMP Modified portion of DIRTcar Nationals can bring their ticket stub and/or wristband to the gate for re-entry to the first portion Sunday’s DIRTcar Nationals doubleheader.

The evening portion of the doubleheader will start with pit gates opening at 4:00pm; the grandstands will re-open at 5:00pm. Hot laps for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series starting at 6:00pm followed by qualifying.

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