Sweet, Hoffman Dominate Fifth Night at DIRTcar Nationals

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Brad Sweet takes the checkered flag to win his first World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature of the 2020 season. (Paul Arch photo)

Sweet Leads Kasey Kahne Racing Sweep of World of Outlaws at Volusia

Hoffman dominates UMP Modifieds for 17th DIRTcar Nationals victory of his career

BARBERVILLE, FL — Feb. 8, 2020 — Brad Sweet and James McFadden led a Kasey Kahne Racing sweep of the top two spots in Saturday night’s World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Feature at Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals presented by Bozard Ford.

Sweet, the defending Series champion, was battling Ian Madsen for the lead on Lap 7 when the two got together as they closed quickly on the back of the field. Madsen tried to shoot through an opening on the top side of Turn 2, but he ran out of room in the blink of an eye and went for a wild ride that took him out of the race.

Sweet cruised to victory the rest of the way, with McFadden and Daryn Pittman following him across the finish line. Brian Brown was fourth and Logan Schuchart charged from 25th to finish fifth.

(Visit WorldofOutlaws.com for a full report of Sweet’s victory.) 

The DIRTcar UMP Modified field was split into Saturday and Sunday qualifying Features for Monday’s $5,000-to-win Gator Championship event, with Nick Hoffman dominating Saturday’s race for his second victory of the week and the 17th of his career at Volusia Speedway Park. Hoffman powered to a full straightaway lead on the rest of the field and never looked back.

(Visit DIRTcar.com for a full report of Hoffman’s victory.)

DIRTcar Nationals Race Report; Volusia Speedway Park; Feb. 8, 2020

World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature (30 laps): 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$10,000]; 2. 9-James McFadden [7][$5,500]; 3. 83-Daryn Pittman [6][$3,200]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [3][$2,800]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [25][$1,700]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [9][$2,300]; 7. 2-Carson Macedo [5][$2,200]; 8. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [13][$2,100]; 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel [23][$2,050]; 10. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [4][$2,000]; 11. 5-Brent Marks [10][$1,500]; 12. 26-Cory Eliason [8][$1,200]; 13. 2M-Kerry Madsen [12][$1,100]; 14. 41-Parker Price-Miller [16][$1,050]; 15. 48-Danny Dietrich [17][$1,000]; 16. 7-Shane Stewart [15][$900]; 17. 3C-Cale Conley [20][$800]; 18. 7S-Jason Sides [26][$]; 19. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [22][$800]; 20. 11K-Kraig Kinser [24][$800]; 21. 1A-Jacob Allen [21][$800]; 22. 39M-Anthony Macri [18][$800]; 23. 57-Kyle Larson [19][$800]; 24. 2C-Wayne Johnson [27][$]; 25. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [14][$800]; 26. 18-Ian Madsen [1][$800]; 27. 14-Tim Shaffer [11][$800].  Lap Leaders: Ian Madsen 1-7, Brad Sweet 8-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+20]

DIRTcar UMP Modified Feature (20 Laps): 1. 2-Nick Hoffman [1][$700]; 2. 12H-Jason Hughes [5][$600]; 3. 49-Brian Ruhlman [3][$400]; 4. 3L-Jeff Leka [9][$350]; 5. 11H-Spencer Hughes [2][$300]; 6. 99-Hunt Gossum [13][$275]; 7. 36-Kenny Wallace [6][$250]; 8. 12L-Lucas Lee [4][$225]; 9. 18L-Michael Long [11][$200]; 10. 67-Garret Stewart [17][$200]; 11. 5-Curt Spalding [7][$175]; 12. 21-Taylor Cook [19][$140]; 13. OOD-David Reutimann [8][$130]; 14. 11M-Mike McGee [16][$125]; 15. 12-Jason Gross [21][$125]; 16. 22-Dale Kelley [18][$125]; 17. 45J-Johnny Broking [22][$125]; 18. 1S-Brian Shaw [23][$125]; 19. K19-Will Krup [15][$125]; 20. 17TE-Tyler Evans [10][$125]; 21. 1-Brenden Rassel [12][$125]; 22. 17T-Michael Tarlton [14][$125]; 23. 32-Chad Roush [25][$125]; 24. O1-Bryce Nichols [27][$125]; 25. 22T-Tony Anderson [26][$125]; 26. 100-Scott Fritz [20][$100]; 27. OO-Buzzie Reutimann [24][$100]; 28. 19-Chad Bauer [28][$100]. KSE Hard Charger Award: 99-Hunt Gossum[+7].