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Sim Racing Takes Center Stage on Monday Nights

The best iRacing.com sim racers showcase their skills Live on DIRTVision
 
CONCORD, N.C. –April 21, 2017– Monday nights just got a little more exciting. World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series fans will now be able to enjoy LIVE iRacing.com events streamed on DIRTVision.com every Monday night at 8:30 EST.
 
The best of the best dirt sim racers from around the world will compete on iRacing’s life-like dirt tracks on Monday night, ultimately duking it out for bragging rights and notoriety. It’s not uncommon to see the likes of full-time Outlaw drivers such as Shane Stewart join a race on iRacing.com. World of Outlaws event winners, Brian Brown, Rico Abreu, Kyle Larson (just to name a few) have also tested their skills on virtual dirt racing.
 
After the release of dirt on iRacing.com, Kyle Larson tweeted, “Finally got to spend a night on @iRacing in the sprint cars. Blown away by how close to real they drive…The coolest part I think about it is how real the track surface changing is. Absolutely blown away. @iRacing did a great job.”

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Outlaws Head to the House of Hook

First Stop in March at Whynot Motorsports Park

CONCORD, N.C.-March 14, 2017-The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series is gearing up to head back out on the road for the first time since the conclusion of DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park at the end of February. The first stop in March will be at Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Miss. on March 24 and it will be nothing less than an action-packed shootout.

In the past, when leaving the February jaunt the points gap has been pretty wide making it a catch-up game for the rest of the season for some but this season that is not the case. Only four points separate the first and second position in the championship points standing and only 28 points between first and fifth. That means one race can make it or break it for the point’s leader.

Headed into the Feature at Whynot Motorsports Park, Brandon Sheppard, and Rick Eckert will lead the way in the points race. Although we still have a long way until we reach the World of Outlaws World Finals every race counts towards the end of the season.

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DIRTcar Nationals Night 11 Recap

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.
Despite the bad luck Mother Nature brought, Shane Clanton was the class of the field all around. He had the fastest lap time during qualifying with 15.861-second lap, won his heat race and led all 23-laps of the feature.
“I hate that Mother Nature brought this fog in, but it’s pretty bad out there,” Clanton said. “Every straightaway you had to pull a tearoff because it’s like rain. I hate it for the fans. They didn’t get to see a full feature here. I think we had the best car tonight, so hopefully we can repeat tomorrow and do it all over.”

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

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.

1 – Number of points separating Big Gator champion Nick Hoffman of Mooresville, NC from second-place finisher Jacob Hawkins of Fairmont, WV. Hoffman won the championship 489 points to 488.
 
2 – Wins by Jacob Hawkins at the 2017 DIRTcar Nationals. Hawkins won the first and last UMP Modified features.
 
3 – Drivers who raced all 15 nights of the DIRTcar UMP Modified Florida Tour for Deep South points, including the DIRTcar Nationals (Kenny Wallace, Kyle Strickler, Shon Flanary)

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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 canceled due to a heavy rainstorm 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 1:00 pm, grandstands opening at 5:00 pm. Hot laps for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series will kick off on-track activities at 6:00 pm.

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 4:30 pm on Thursday.

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DIRTcar Nationals Night Eight Recap

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.”
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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.

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DIRTcar Nationals Night Three Recap

Ruhlman Rallies for Second Career Gator Win
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 week long chase for a Big Gator trophy.
Ruhlman started fourth in the 20-lap main event and ran second to the polesitter Schrader until he took advantage of a lap 17 restart. Ruhlman showed the nose of his No.49 to the inside of Schrader’s No.9 several times before the final restart on lap 17, which he revealed was a setup move to make the winning pass.
“Kenny’s a smart racer and he’s one of my heroes,” Ruhlman said in Victory Lane. “He was in the rubber and I had to get him out of the rubber to where I could pass him. I kept showing him the nose on the bottom so he would move down to the bottom, then I could roll the top [lane]. To say I shnookered Kenny Schrader is pretty cool.”

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Reutzel Ventures to Volusia after Strong Ocala Finish

CLUTE, Texas (February 15, 2017) – It will be new territory for Aaron Reutzel this week as the Clute, TX, racer takes to the lightning-fast, ½-mile Volusia Speedway Park clay oval for five nights of DIRTcar Nationals competition beginning on Wednesday night.

The five-night run at the Barberville, FL, track not too far away from Daytona Beach includes two nights of All Star Circuit of Champions competition on Wednesday and Thursday followed up by the opening three rounds of 2017 World of Outlaws Sprint Car action on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

“I’ve never been there, so it’s all new to me right now,” the 2015 ASCS National champion commented of Volusia Speedway Park.  “I know I have a good motor and we’re usually good on big tracks, so we’ll see.”

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Laubach and Pauch Looking to Bring Home a Gator

Invaders vs. Regulars at Volusia Speedway Park

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 potent drivers in particular look ahead as they will face off once again for one of the Big-Block Modifieds’ most coveted trophies.

Series veteran Billy Pauch, hailing from Frenchtown, N.J., was the fastest car at Volusia Speedway Park in time trials every night in 2016. But it was Quakertown, Pa.’s own Rick Laubach who held off the Series regulars, capturing the gator during last year’s DIRTcar Nationals.
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British Columbia’s Jason Beaulieu Makes the Long Haul in Search of a Gator

CONCORD, N.C. – (Jan. 19, 2017) – Jason Beaulieu will log the most miles of any competitor at the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park next month. Just as he has each of the past six seasons. Since 2011, the 47-year-old Campbell River, British Columbia native has travelled over 3,300 miles each year to compete with the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds at the Barberville, FL half-mile.

Beaulieu, who operates a tugboat company in Campbell River on Vancouver Island off the Canadian west coast, has over 30 years of racing experience. His first recollection of racing is watching as a young boy at Skagit Speedway in Alger, WA.

Most of his driving experience came on local asphalt tracks until he began the transition to dirt in 2003. Since then, he’s made his home in the Modified division and has improved with each trip to Volusia.

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HBR Team Ready to Take on Volusia Speedway Park

All ducks are in a row as they plan to head south for the winter

After opting out of DIRTcar Nationals in 2016, one of the most notable Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified teams will be going all out come February.

The Heinke-Baldwin Racing (HBR) team includes driver of the No. 98h Jimmy Phelps and driver of the No. 6h Max McLaughlin. Both drivers of the HBR stable will be making their first appearance of the season at the fast half-mile clay oval at Volusia Speedway Park, February 22-25.

Phelps’ Crew chief, Kurt Wiegel, is looking forward to getting back to Volusia. “We took a break from it,” said Wiegel about the 2016 DIRTcar Nationals. “We were doing a bunch of testing this time last year instead of going to Florida.”

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The Countdown is on to the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals

Super event to draw dirt racing’s biggest names – and more!

CONCORD, N.C. – January 11, 2017 – In just a little more than 30 days, the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series will embark on a new season and renew the stakes at one of dirt racing’s biggest shows. The 46th annual DIRTcar Nationals, from February 14-25, offers 12 action-packed days of racing featuring multiple series.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, accompanied by the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, will compete for the coveted Big Gator trophy through five days of sprint car racing. The World of Outlaws, succeeding the All Stars with three days of racing from February 17-19, will make its 34th appearance in 14 years at Volusia Speedway Park. The Outlaw sprint cars debuted there in 1981.

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Weekly Racing Resumes at Volusia Speedway Park

CONCORD, N.C. – Oct. 25, 2016 – DIRTcar Racing is proud to announce Volusia Speedway Park will be resuming weekly racing in 2016. VSP Racing, LLC and DIRTcar Racing have come to an agreement to finish out the 2016 racing season.

Racing action is scheduled to resume Friday, November 18 with an open practice for all divisions, and a full racing program on Saturday, November 19 that will include Late Models, Hobby Stocks, Thunderstocks, and Gladiators.

VSP Racing, LLC is newly founded and owned by John Allen of De Leon Springs, Florida. Allen has been a sponsor at the track for the past three years and is thrilled at the new opportunity.

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DIRTcar Nationals Remains at Volusia Speedway Park in February

Volusia Speedway Park Suspends Weekly Racing

CONCORD, N.C. – Oct. 3, 2016 – While Volusia Speedway Park announced today that they have suspended weekly racing, DIRTcar Nationals will continue as planned at the 1/2-mile Florida dirt oval February 14-25, 2017.

“We hate to see this happen to Dirt Life Racing and all the Volusia regulars,” said DIRTcar CEO Brian Carter, “but we assure you DIRTcar Nationals will go on as always, and we’re excited about another great year at the fast 1/2-mile.”

“With circumstances beyond our control. VSP would like to announce with a heavy heart that we have closed the doors,” reads a note from Wendi Underwood on the speedway website. “I want to say how thankful I am for the past 4 wonderful years.”

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Clanton Gets Close Win Over Bloomquist at 2016 DIRTcar Nationals Finale

Brett Hearn has improbably come from behind win in the Super DIRTcar Series as Sheppard and Richards take home the ‘Big Gators’

BARBERVILLE, Fla. – Feb. 20, 2016 – It was a close call but Shane Clanton scored his second World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series victory of the 2016 season on Saturday night during the DIRTcar Nationals finale at Volusia Speedway Park.

It was the winner of the previous two nights, Josh Richards, who was the class of the field early, leading 45 laps of the 50 lap feature. Clanton charged through the field as Jonathan Davenport tried to get around Richards. As the feature reached its mid-point Davenport began to fade as Clanton and Scott Bloomquist hit their stride. Clanton took over second on lap 34 and ten laps later battled past Richards in lapped traffic for the lead.

As the feature drew to a close, Bloomquist found a way around Richards and in the final turn of the final lap, Bloomquist drag-raced Clanton to the finish. It was Clanton by a fender.

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Josh Richards Wins Wild World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series Feature at DIRTcar Nationals

Laubach holds off Sheppard to score Super DIRTcar Series win

BARBERVILLE, Fla. – Feb. 19, 2016 – Josh Richards scored a wild second straight World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series victory Friday night during DIRTcar Nationals as he battled through the field from a 12th place starting position and held off Jonathan Davenport.

Davenport led through the early portion of the 50-lap feature as Richards worked his way through the field. Ocala-native Ivedent Lloyd Jr. battled with Davenport through the middle portion of the feature and helped open the door for the charging Richards. Through the closing laps, Richards and Davenport fought through traffic and engaged in a side-by-side, lap-by-lap battle for the lead. Ultimately, it was Richards on top, scoring his second straight series win and third win of DIRTcar Nationals.

“It’s been unbelievable,” Richards said. “We got put behind early. I ran out of tear offs and I ran the last four laps with my shield up. I knew we had a good car … I didn’t know how lapped traffic was going to play out. I just tried to keep my speed up and get up through there. This track’s been awesome. I can’t thank the fans enough – this has been an unbelievable speed weeks.”

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Josh Richards Dominates World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series Opener at DIRTcar Nationals

Matt Sheppard wins thrilling Super DIRTcar Series victory

BARBERVILLE, Fla. – Feb. 18, 2016 – Josh Richards dominated the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series DIRTcar Nationals opener on Thursday night at Volusia Speedway Park.

Richards, a three-time series champion, took the top position in his qualifying group earlier in the night and then battled through lapped traffic and held off Dale McDowell in the 50-lap feature to score his first series win of the season. The 27-year-old Richards entered DIRTcar Nationals with a string of wins and top-five runs, and built momentum into the series opener.

“It has been a lot of fun,” Richards said. “We gambled a little bit on tires, so I was kind of nervous and didn’t know how it was going to hold up. We got stuck in lapped traffic and actually moved up [the race track] and gained speed.
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Scott Bloomquist Scores Late Model Win at DIRTcar Nationals

Tim Fuller wins Super DIRTcar Series DIRTcar Nationals opener

BARBERVILLE, Fla. – Feb. 17, 2016 – Scott Bloomquist was the class of the field Wednesday night at DIRTcar Nationals as he rebounded from bad luck the previous night to score the Swamp King Championship.

Bloomquist, who suffered an engine failure the night before, set the night’s overall quick time during qualifying and started the feature in the fourth position. He quickly charged to the second position and after a caution on lap six battled past Dale McDowell for the lead.

Jonathan Davenport charged late for the lead in the 40-lap feature but was not able to get around Bloomquist.

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Nick Hoffman Wraps Up Blockbuster UMP Modified Week at DIRTcar Nationals

Ray Bollinger wins DIRTcar UMP Modified feature and Josh Richards wins DIRTcar Late Models feature

BARBERVILLE, Fla. – Feb. 16, 2016 – Nick Hoffman wrapped up his blockbuster DIRTcar Nationals run on Tuesday night as he claimed the UMP Modified Week championship and scored his second ‘Big Gator’ trophy.

Hoffman, who was the class of the field all week with the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds, picked up three wins, the Gator Championship, and the overall championship. He finished sixth in the final triple-20 feature.

“I just can’t believe it,” Hoffman said. “I can’t thank everybody enough who makes this possible. It’s unreal to come down here and beat the guys we did and to do it so many times.”

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Nick Hoffman Wins Gator Championship at DIRTcar Nationals

Billy Moyer Jr. wins DIRTcar Late Models opener

BARBERVILLE, Fla. – Feb. 15, 2016 – Nick Hoffman continued his DIRTcar Nationals dominance Monday night as he held off Austin Dillon to score the Gator Championship and the coveted ‘Big Gator’ trophy.

Hoffman drew the number one starting pill in the night’s redraw but faced stiff competition from NASCAR stars Austin and Ty Dillon, and Jason Beaulieu as the green flag flew on the night’s 30-lap feature at Volusia Speedway Park.

Hoffman jumped out to a nearly two second lead early as the Dillon brothers worked to run him down. By lap 13, Ty Dillon caught Hoffman and began a multi-lap battle for the lead. With lapped traffic in play, Hoffman was able to again extend out his lead.

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Brad Sweet Claims Big Gator for Kasey Kahne Racing

Brian Ruhlman wins his first ever DIRTcar Nationals feature

BARBERVILLE, Fla. – Feb. 14, 2016 -Brad Sweet continued his DIRTcar Nationals dominance Sunday night as he scored his second World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series feature victory of the season and claimed the coveted ‘Big Gator’ trophy by winning the Sprint Week championship.

Joey Saldana led the field to the green flag in the 30-lap feature at Volusia Speedway Park but it was Kasey Kahne Racing’s Sweet who dominated much of the night. Sweet battled past Saldana for the lead on a lap 10 restart and even with a late race challenge from Lucas Wolfe, remained out front for the succeeding 20 laps.

“It’s unbelievable,” Sweet said. “The competition is so stiff that you have to put yourself in position each and every time you’re on the race track and it’s not easy, one mistake and you’re behind the eight ball. Tonight we did pretty much everything right, and luckily the dash draw helped us there because it was going to be a tough track to pass on.”

Sweet, who won the season opening series event at Volusia Speedway Park on Friday night, edged Greg Hodnett, who had been the picture of consistency all week, by just four points to win the ‘Big Gator.’ With Daryn Pittman’s 2015 Sprint Week championship, it is the second year in a row Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb has claimed the ‘Big Gator’ trophy.

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Gator Love: Brad Sweet Claims Victory, Big Gator Trophy

Rolls west with the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series championship points lead

BARBERVILLE, Fla. – Feb. 14, 2016 – Brad Sweet continued his DIRTcar Nationals dominance Sunday night as he scored his second World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series feature victory of the season and claimed the coveted ‘Big Gator’ trophy by winning the Sprint Week championship.

“It’s unbelievable,” Sweet said. “The competition is so stiff that you have to put yourself in position each and every time you’re on the race track and it’s not easy, one mistake and you’re behind the eight-ball. Tonight we did pretty much everything right, and luckily the dash draw helped us there because it was going to be a tough track to pass on.”

Sweet, who won the season-opening series event at Volusia Speedway Park on Friday night, edged Greg Hodnett, who had been the picture of consistency all week, by just four points to win the ‘Big Gator.’ With Daryn Pittman’s 2015 Sprint Week championship, it is the second year in a row Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb has claimed the ‘Big Gator’ trophy.

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SPEED SPORT Partners With DIRTVision, DirtonDirt.com To Bring Streaming Coverage Of Select DIRTcar National Events To Television

Nationally televised events include two DIRTcar Late Model races, DIRTcar UMP Modified Gator Championship and Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Opener

BARBERVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 14, 2016) – SPEED SPORT will partner with DIRTVision.com and DirtonDirt.com to bring their streaming online coverage of the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park to national television.

SPEED SPORT will broadcast two DIRTcar Late Model events, the DIRTcar UMP Gator Championship and the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series opener in four separate one-hour shows that will air in March and April on Suzuki Presents SPEED SPORT on MAVTV.
The action from Volusia Speedway Park’s high-speed, half-mile dirt oval outside of Daytona Beach, Fla., is some of the most intense of the season with many of the biggest names in dirt racing competing every night of the DIRTcar Nationals, which runs through Saturday, Feb. 20.

Donny Schatz Rebounds, Picks Up Second Win at DIRTcar Nationals

Brad Sweet continues his DCN roll with second place run

BARBERVILLE, Fla. – Feb. 13, 2016 – One night after his first did-not-finish result since September 2013, Donny Schatz rebounded at DIRTcar Nationals as he battled with Brad Sweet on Saturday night to score his first World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series win of the 2016 season.

“It’s kind of a relief to be over that hill of having that DNF that’s been haunting us for I guess 180 races or whatever,” Schatz said. “Now we can just focus on trying to win races.”

The win is Schatz’s second of DIRTcar Nationals after he won the second All Star Circuit of Champions night.

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Hoffman Battles Dillon for DIRTcar Nationals Win

Donny Schatz rebounds, wins World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series feature

BARBERVILLE, Fla. – Feb. 13, 2016 – Ty Dillon looked to be the driver to beat inSaturday night’s DIRTcar UMP Modified Gator Qualifying feature at DIRTcar Nationals but Nick Hoffman had other ideas as he cruised to his third win at Volusia Speedway Park.

Dillon dominated the early part of the 20-lap modified feature building a large lead over Hoffman and Ray Bollinger. As the laps wound down though, Hoffman, who has been the class of the field at DIRTcar Nationals, closed the gap. As lapped traffic came into play, Hoffman made his move. He battled past Dillon off of turn four and took the lead on lap 16.

Dillon, a driver in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series, tried to close the gap, but Hoffman marched to the win.

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Kasey Kahne Racing’s Brad Sweet Wins Outlaws Opener at DIRTcar Nationals

Trent Young Claims DIRTcar UMP Modified feature win

BARBERVILLE, Fla. – Feb. 12, 2016 – In front of one of the largest crowds in DIRTcar Nationals history, Kasey Kahne Racing’s Brad Sweet and Daryn Pittman fought a pitched battle for the season-opening World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series feature on Friday night. When the checkered flag fell, it was Sweet who took the win.

Sweet and Pittman started side-by-side in the 30-lap main event at Volusia Speedway Park. The two teammates traded the lead through the opening laps of the night’s event as reigning series champion and the previous night’s winner, Donny Schatz, battled through the field.

By the midway point of the feature, Schatz had moved into second and was challenging Pittman for the lead when his night was cut short by an engine failure on lap 21. It was his first did-not-finish result in 178 World of Outlaws features – a streak that stretched back to September 2013.

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DIRTcar Late Models and UMP Modified Florida Schedule Released

Approved 2016 tires announced

CONCORD, N.C. – Dec. 9, 2015 – DIRTcar Officials announced today the 2016 Florida schedule for the DIRTcar UMP Modified Series and the DIRTcar Late Model Series.

A diverse schedule of 17 events at four Florida tracks highlights the 2016 Florida tour for the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds. The schedule is anchored by DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park where drivers will compete for the coveted $5,000-to-win Gator Championship.

The DIRTcar Late Model Series will kick-off its season at North Florida Speedway before taking on DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park for three nights. The series joins the World of Outlaws Late Model Series for six events at Screven Raceway February 12 and 13, Bubba Raceway Park February 14 and Volusia Speedway Park February 18, 19, and 20.

DIRTcar officials also confirmed the 2016 tire plan outlining a 12-month conversion with specific approved tires for the 2016 Florida Tour.

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