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.


BARBERVILLE, FL — Feb. 5, 2019 — A huge field of 91 DIRTcar UMP Modifieds highlighted by stars like Kenny Wallace, Ken Schrader, Justin Allgaier, Matt Crafton and so many more kicked off the 48th DIRTcar Nationals Tuesday night at Volusia Speedway Park with Michael Long riding the top side to edge three-time champion Nick Hoffman for the first gator trophy of the 12-day event and the first one of his career.

 BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 17, 2018 – Brandon Sheppard sailed to his first victory with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series in 2018 on the final night of the 47th annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. With 44 of the best Late Model drivers in the country competing with the Series on Saturday, it wasn’t a straight shot to Victory Lane. Claiming the lead on lap 14, Sheppard had to fend off charges from Mike Marlar, Chris Madden and Rick Eckert.

Watertown NY Native Tim McCreadie Captured his First DIRTcar Nationals Big-Block Modified Champions

BARBERVILLE, FL – February 17, 2018 – Tim McCreadie brought the house down at Volusia Speedway Park by carving through the field from 27th to first, winning the 50-lap Big-Block Modified Feature and the DIRTcar Nationals Championship. McCreadie’s charge and late-race pass on Stewart Friesen earned himself his first DIRTcar Nationals Big Gator. The crowd roared as the No. 39 Sweeteners Plus crossed the finish line ahead of Stewart Friesen and Mike Mahaney. 

Florida – The Black Sunshine State

Scott Bloomquist sweeps the night

BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 16, 2018 – Florida turned into the Black Sunshine state on Friday night after Scott Bloomquist swept the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series show claiming the PFC Brakes Fast Time Award, a heat win, and collecting the $10,000 payday.

“We got this new car on Monday; first time we ran it,” said Bloomquist. “We were creeping up on it a little bit. We made a few mistakes. Just get down on it. Car got pretty dang good. This Andy Durham Engine ran super smooth… We got some good people with us and hopefully we put on a good season.”

Defending Super DIRTcar Series Champion Matt Sheppard Makes his Mark on 2018 with a DIRTcar Nationals Victory



BARBERVILLE, FL – February 16, 2018 – Super Matt Sheppard started the third Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified DIRTcar Nationals Feature in third but wasted no time positioning himself in pole-sitter Danny Johnson’s tire tracks. Johnson lead the field for the first 17 laps until he caught up to lapped traffic. Johnson attempted to make a pass on the high-side. Unfortunately for the no. 27j, he slid up and Sheppard made the best of the opportunity and set sail en route to his first victory of 2018 season.

McDowell Charges from 15th to Victory at DIRTcar Nationals

BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 15, 2018 – The odds were stacked against Dale McDowell when he hit the track for the 50-lap feature on Thursday during the second night of competition for the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series at DIRTcar Nationals. McDowell, who started 15th in the feature, had the heaviest hitters in the industry lined up in front of him and a long way to go before the checkers waved over the World’s Fastest Half-Mile. The challenge proved to hold no reins on the No. 17m iron horse as McDowell was able to park it in Victory Lane claiming $10,000 and a coveted gator trophy.