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Sweet Sprint Car Win for Kasey Kahne Racing Driver at Volusia Speedway


DIRTCAR PHOTO: Kasey Kahne Racing’s Brad Sweet powers to victory on Thursday night at Volusia Speedway Park. 

Hoffman survives wild DIRTcar UMP Modified battle to capture DIRTcar Nationals gator

BARBERVILLE, Fla. — Feb. 7, 2019 — Kasey Kahne Racing’s Brad Sweet swept under Daryn Pittman midway through the 30-lap main event on Thursday night then pulled away to win the Ollie’s Bargain Outlets All Star Circuit of Champions feature at Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals. 

Pittman powered his 900-horsepower winged sprint car out front early, but defending Knoxville Nationals champion Sweet was able to make the low groove work at the high-speed, half-mile dirt oval, slip past Pittman, then weave through lapped traffic to win. Logan Schuchart eventually ran down Pittman for second while NASCAR Xfinity star Christopher Bell was fourth and 2010 Knoxville Nationals champion Tim Shaffer was fifth.

 

“We work really hard to try to get it to drive good, and drive through lapped traffic,” said Sweet, last year’s runner-up in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship from Grass Valley, Calif. “I thought I did a pretty good job there. I got a little tight late and didn’t really know where to be on the race track. I felt like somebody was probably breathing down my throat, but you just never know. I just tried to drive as hard as I could the last few laps and I was happy to see the checkered.”

Tony Stewart raced to a seventh-place finish, Kyle Larson was scored 18th after spinning on the last lap, and Kasey Kahne was 21st. Ten-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz charged from 22nd to finish ninth.

DIRTcar UMP Modifieds: Three-time DIRTcar Nationals champion Nick Hoffman, of Mooresville, N.C., survived a wild 20-lap feature to pick up his first gator trophy of the 2019 event. Hoffman faded as far as fifth before charging back to second, sliding past leader David Stremme with three to go and holding off rivals Stremme and Kyle Strickler to win. Strickler was able to get by Stremme for second with one to go as Stremme settled for third.

For more on the DIRTcar Nationals, go to DIRTcarNationals.com.

 

DIRTcar Nationals Race Report; Volusia Speedway Park; Feb. 7, 2019

Ollie’s Bargain Outlets All Star Circuit of Champions (30 laps): 1. Brad Sweet ($5,000), 2. Logan Schuchart, 3. Daryn Pittman, 4. Christopher Bell, 5. Tim Shaffer, 6. David Gravel, 7. Tony Stewart, 8. Paul McMahan, 9. Donny Schatz, 10. Shane Stewart, 11. Parker Price-Miller, 12. Aaron Reutzel, 13. Kraig Kinser, 14. Brock Zearfoss, 15. Carson Macedo, 16. Sheldon Haudenschild, 17. Jacob Allen, 18. Kyle Larson, 19. Ian Madsen, 20. Lucas Wolfe, 21. Kasey Kahne, 22. Shane Golobic, 23. Tom Harris, 24. Brian Brown. 

DIRTcar UMP Modifieds (20 laps): 1. Nick Hoffman ($1,000), 2. Kyle Strickler, 3. David Stremme, 4. David Reutimann, 5. Lucas Lee, 6. RC Whitwell, 7. Curt Spalding, 8. Brian Ruhlman, 9. Chase Collins, 10. Matt Crafton, 11. Ray Bollinger, 12. Tyler Evans, 13. Justin Allgaier, 14. Garrett Stewart, 15. Allen Weisser, 16. Shon Flanary, 17. Will Krup, 18. Tyler Nicely, 19. Michael Altobelli Jr., 20. Ryan Ayers, 21. David Wietholder, 22. Jason Beaulieu, 23. Todd Neiheiser, 24. Zeke McKenzie, 25. Will Long, 26. Brandon Green, 27. Dave Baldwin, 28. Ryan Thomas.

  

DIRTcar Nationals Remaining Schedule

Friday, Feb. 8: World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Cars and DIRTcar UMP Modifieds. Reserved tickets are $45, General Admission $39.

Saturday, Feb. 9: World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Cars and DIRTcar UMP Modifieds. Reserved tickets are $45, General Admission $39.

Sunday, Feb. 10: World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Cars and DIRTcar UMP Modifieds. Reserved tickets are $45, General Admission $39.

Monday, Feb. 11: DIRTcar UMP Modified Gator Championship and DIRTcar Late Models. Reserved tickets are $40, General Admission $35.

Tuesday, Feb. 12: DIRTcar Late Models and Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds. Reserved tickets are $40, General Admission $35.

Wednesday, Feb. 13: World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models and Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds. Reserved tickets are $45, General Admission $39.

Thursday, Feb. 14: World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models and Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds. Reserved tickets are $45, General Admission $39.

Friday, Feb. 15: World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models and Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds. Reserved tickets are $45, General Admission $39.

Saturday, Feb. 16: World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models and Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds. Reserved tickets are $45, General Admission $39.

 

POINTS

CAR #

NAME

TOTAL POINTS

2/6/19

2/7/19

83

Daryn Pittman

490

246

244

1S

Logan Schuchart

486

240

246

41

David Gravel

482

244

238

5

Shane Stewart

480

250

230

49

Brad Sweet

478

228

250

49X

Tim Shaffer

476

236

240

15

Donny Schatz

474

242

232

13

Paul McMahan

464

230

234

14

Tony Stewart

460

224

236

87

Aaron Reutzel

454

232

222

2

Carson Macedo

454

234

220

1K

Kyle Larson

452

238

214

17

Sheldon Haudenschild

440

222

218

18

Ian Madsen

438

226

212

71

Parker Price-Miller

432

206

226

9

Kasey Kahne

428

220

208

1A

Jacob Allen

420

204

216

21

Brian Brown

418

216

202

17W

Shane Golobic

414

208

206

39

Christopher Bell

376

134

242

11K

Kraig Kinser

366

142

224

70

Brock Zearfoss

360

140

220

26

Cory Eliason

352

212

140

K4

Chad Kemenah

350

218

132

19

Brent Marks

350

214

136

48

Danny Dietrich

336

202

134

84

Tom Harris

336

132

204

5W

Lucas Wolfe

336

126

210

33M

Mason Daniel

268

138

130

7K

Cale Conley

260

118

142

97

Caleb Helms

258

136

122

40

George Hobaugh

256

130

126

47

Brant O'Banion

256

128

128

70X

Spencer Bayston

252

114

138

J4

John Garvin

242

122

120

7S

Jason Sides

210

210

 

91S

Rob Siegel

124

124

 

91

Sadie Siegel

124

 

124

40B

David Byrne

120

120

 

M1

Mark Smith

116

116