Speedweeks and Winter Nationals give lots of racing options for Florida race fans in February

February Race Schedule by Day:
02/01/20
Citrus County Speedway: 02/01/20 $2,200 to WIN Super Late Models 75 Laps, Pure Stocks 25 Laps, Anything Automotive Mini Stocks 25 Laps, Outlaw Street Stocks 25 Laps, Ford Outlaws 25 Laps
4-17 Southern Speedway: 02/01/20 Kart & Mower Racing
Auburndale Speedway: 02/01/20 WCCS Q Pro-Truck 50, Modified Minis, Scramblers, Mini-cups & New Bomber Class – 6 & 8 Strictly stock cars.
5 Flags Speedway: 02/01/20 Racers Swap Meet
North Florida Speedway: 02/01/20 UMP Mods, Thunder/Pure Stock, B Mains, $5k to win Thunder Stock, Pure Stocks/Street Stocks/Hobbies Feature

02/02/20
East Bay Raceway Park : 02/02/20 Lucas Oil Dirt Late Models Practice
North Florida Speedway: 02/02/20 UMP Mods, Heats, Feature, UMP Super Latemodels

02/03/20
East Bay Raceway Park : 02/03/20 Lucas Oil Dirt Late Models

02/04/20
East Bay Raceway Park : 02/04/20 Lucas Oil Dirt Late Models

02/05/20
East Bay Raceway Park : 02/05/20 Lucas Oil Dirt Late Models
All Tech Raceway: 02/05/20 Big Block Modifieds, 602 Modifieds open practice

02/06/20
New Smryna Speedway: 02/06/20 World Series of Asphalt Practice Night, Super Late Models, Tour Modifieds, Modifieds, Pro Late Model, Sportsman, EMod, LKQ Super Stocks, NSS Trucks, Mod Minis, Bomber A, Ground Pounders
East Bay Raceway Park : 02/06/20 Lucas Oil Dirt Late Models
North Florida Speedway: 02/06/20 Practice 602 DIRT / GRIT endorsed Center Seat Mods [602’s]C Class Late Models, Florida Late Models, Box Stock
Bubba Raceway Park: Thursday February 06, 2020 Usac Midget Practice

02/07/20
4-17 Southern Speedway: 02/07/20 Open Practice
New Smryna Speedway: 02/07/20 World Series Of Asphalt Night 1 Super Late Models, Modifieds, Pro Late Models, Sportsman, Bomber
Bronson Speedway: 02/07/20 Strictly Stock, Pure Stock, Sportsman.

02/08/20
4-17 Southern Speedway: 02/08/20 Pro Trucks, Street Stock, Mini Stock, Outlaw Modified, Thunder Trucks
New Smryna Speedway: 02/08/20 World Series of Asphalt Night 2 Super Late Models, Pro Late Models, Sportsman, Mod Minis
Bronson Speedway: 02/08/20 Tour Type Modified 50, E Mods, Open Wheel Modifieds
East Bay Raceway Park : 02/08/20 Lucas Oil Dirt Late Models
Hendry County Speedway: 2/08/20 USCS WINTER HEAT SPRINT CAR SERIES $3000, 1ST ANNUAL SUGAR BOWL MOD LITES $5,000. V-8 WARRIORS, MINI STOCKS, 4.6 FORDS FEATURE RACES, OPEN WHEEL MODIFIEDS FEATURE RACES
All Tech Raceway: 02/08/20 Big Block Modifieds, 602 Modifieds, STSS Modifieds 50 laps $10k to win, STSS Crate 602 Sportsman 30 laps $1500 to win
North Florida Speedway: 02/08/20 602 DIRT / GRIT endorsed Center Seat Mods [602’s] Time Trials Heats & Feature, Florida Late Models, Time Trials, Heats and Feature

02/09/20
Showtime Speedway: 02/09/20 Tri City Kart Club
New Smryna Speedway: 02/09/20 World Series of Asphalt Night 3, Super LateModels, Modifieds, Pro Late Models
All Tech Raceway: 02/09/20 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series $10k to win
North Florida Speedway: 02/09/20 602 DIRT / GRIT endorsed Center Seat Mods 602s Time Trials Heats and Feature, Florida Late Models, Time Trials, Heats and Feature Box Stocks

02/10/20
Citrus County Speedway: 02/10/20 Legend Car Winternationals
New Smryna Speedway: 02/10/20 World Series of Asphalt Night 4, Tour Modified, ARCA East Series.
East Bay Raceway Park : 02/10/20 All Star Circuit of Champion Sprints

02/11/20
Citrus County Speedway: 02/11/20 Legend Car Winternationals
New Smyrna Speedway: 02/11/20 World Series of Asphalt Night 5 Super Late Models, Tour Modifieds, Modifieds, Pro Late Models.
East Bay Raceway Park : 02/11/20 All Star Circuit of Champion Sprints

02/12/20
Citrus County Speedway: 02/12/20 Legend Car Winternationals
New Smyrna Speedway: 02/12/20 World Series of Asphalt Night 6 Super Late Models, Tour Modifieds, Pro Late Models.
East Bay Raceway Park : 02/12/20 360 Sprints, Mini Sprints, Micro Sprints

02/13/20
Citrus County Speedway: 02/13/20 Legend Car Winternationals
New Smryna Speedway: 02/13/20 World Series of Asphalt Night 7 Super Late Models, Tour Modifieds, Modifieds, Pro Late Models.
East Bay Raceway Park : 02/13/20 360 Sprints, Mini Sprints, Micro Sprints

02/14/20
Citrus County Speedway: 02/14/20 Legend Car Winternationals
4-17 Southern Speedway: 02/14/20 Open Practice
New Smyrna Speedway: 02/14/20 World Series of Asphalt Night 8 Tour Modified, Pro Late Models, Sportsman, NSS Trucks, Ground Pounders.
East Bay Raceway Park : 02/14/20 360 Sprints, Mini Sprints, Micro Sprints

02/15/20
Citrus County Speedway: 02/15 $1,200 to WIN Sunoco Race Fuel Open Wheel Modifieds 50 Laps, Rusty Wallace Racing Experience Exhibition, Pure Stocks 25 Laps, Anything Automotive Mini Stocks 25 Laps, Outlaw Street Stocks 25 Laps
4-17 Southern Speedway: 02/15/20 Southern Series Winged Sprint Cars, Street Stock, V8 Bomber, A Modifieds, Thunder Trucks
New Smyrna Speedway: 02/15/20 World Series of Asphalt Night 9, Super Late Models, Modifieds, Sportsman, LKQ Super Stocks, NSS Trucks.
East Bay Raceway Park : 02/15/20 360 Sprints, Mini Sprints, Micro Sprints
Hendry County Speedway: 02/15/20-WINTER NATIONALS, HENDRY FLA LATE MODELS, 602 CRATE LATE MODELS STREET STOCKS, GLADIATORSFEB 22nd – PRO LATE MODELS $2000., V-8 WARRIORS, OPEN WHEEL MODIFIED, MINI STOCKS, 4.6 FORDS
02/16/20
Citrus County Speedway: 02/16/20 Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

02/19/20
Showtime Speedway: 02/19/20Wednesday night thunder
Auburndale Speedway: 02/19/20 DAARA Spring Nationals

02/20/20
Showtime Speedway: 02/20/20 Dave Steele World Non Wing Championship 125 laps, TQ Midgets, Ford Division Oval, Clearwater Towing Strictly Stock, Mini Figure 8s
Auburndale Speedway: 02/20/20 DAARA Spring Nationals
All Tech Raceway: 02/20/20 Border Line Brawl Pure Stocks

02/21/20
4-17 Southern Speedway: 02/21/20 Open Practice
Showtime Speedway: 02/21/20 Outlaw Figure 8 twin 25s, Little Gator Legends, NYPA TQ Midgets, Ford Division Figure 8, Clearwater Towing Strictly Stock
Auburndale Speedway: 02/21/20 DAARA Spring Nationals
All Tech Raceway: 02/21/20 Border Line Brawl Pure Stocks

02/22/20
4-17 Southern Speedway: 02/22/20 NYPA Midget Expo, Sportsman, Modified Minis, Dwarf, Legends, Mini Stock, TQ Midgets
Showtime Speedway: 02/22/20 Southern World Finals Outlaw Figure 8 Championship, $15k to win, Hose and Hydraulic Street Stocks, Sportsman, Super Latemodel practice
All Tech Raceway: 02/22/20 Border Line Brawl Pure Stocks
Auburndale Speedway: 02/22/20 DAARA Spring Nationals

02/23/20
Showtime Speedway: 02/23/20 Race 2 of the Triple Crown, $10k to win Latemodel 100, Pro Trucks, Clearwater Towing Strictly Stock, Ford Division Figure 8

02/28/20
4-17 Southern Speedway: 02/28/20 Open Practice

02/29/20
Citrus County Speedway: 02/29/20 $1,000 to WIN Wheelman Series Sportsman 50 Laps, Pure Stocks 25 Laps, Anything Automotive Mini Stocks 25 Laps, Mod Mini 25 Laps
4-17 Southern Speedway: 02/29/20 DAARA, Pro Trucks, Street Stock, V8 Bomber, Open Wheel Modified
Auburndale Speedway: 02/29/20 WPCV 97.5 Sunoco Super Late Model 100 plus Legends, Purestocks, Scramblers and Mini-cups
5 Flags Speedway: 02/29/20 Sweat Hogg Grand Prix

Volusia pending 2020 schedule.

By |2020-01-17T01:57:36+00:00January 17th, 2020|Front Page News, Racing News, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on Speedweeks and Winter Nationals give lots of racing options for Florida race fans in February

USMTS set to invade Kennedale for Summit Southern Nationals

KENNEDALE, Texas (Oct. 15)–As summer begins to fade and autumn begins to slither in, the United States Modified Touring Series is readying for final points race of the season at the Summit USMTS Southern Nationals.

Set for October 30 through November 2 at the Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas, the event will kick off with an open practice for all competitors on Wednesday, followed by three complete blockbuster shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The tough-as-nails touring titans of the USMTS will battle for $2,000 to win Thursday and $3,000 to win Friday before capping the weekend with a $5,000-to-win finale Saturday night and the crowning of the 21st USMTS national champion.

Unless something miraculous happens, that person will be Rodney Sanders.

The 30-year-old from Happy, Texas, comes into the event with a healthy 212-point lead (3,619 to 3,407) over Dereck Ramirez of Woodward, Oklahoma. In order to capture his third USMTS title, Sanders simply needs to put his suit on all three nights.

Meanwhile, Ramirez has a big lead over third-ranked Hunter Marriott of Brookfield, Missouri (3,188) and Terry Phillips of Springfield, Missouri (3,021) while another former champ, Ryan Gustin of Marshalltown, Iowa, is fifth with 2,953 points.

The rest of the top ten includes Jake O’Neil of Tucson, Arizona (2,902), Zack VanderBeek of New Sharon, Iowa (2,306), Adam Kates of Tonganoxie, Kansas (2,289), Mike Striegel of Wheatland, Missouri (1,878) and Travis Saurer of Elizabeth, Minnesota (1,685).

With the points titles for the Mid-American Series, Northern Lights Series and Hunt for the Casey’s Cup already sewn up, Sanders can also make it a sweep of the regional action this year by holding on to his lead in the Summit Southern Series.

Not only will fans witness the biggest names in dirt modified racing during the Summit Southern Nationals, but the best of the best in the Factory Stock and Limited Mod divisions will also be battling for $1,000 to win Thursday, $1,500 on Friday night and a top prize of $2,000 on Saturday in both classes.

On top of that, any driver that wins all three features in either division gets a $1,000 bonus or win two of three and get a $500 bonus.

Wednesday’s practice will get underway at 6 p.m. and go until 9 p.m. the pits will open at 12 p.m., pre-tech will begin at 1 and the drivers meeting will commence at 5:30. Pit passes will be $20 and admission to the grandstands is free. This will likely be the only night for hot laps.

On Thursday and Friday, the pits open at 2 p.m. with the drivers meeting at 5:30 and racing at 6. The pits will open at 1 p.m. on Saturday with the drivers meeting at 4:30 and racing at 5.

More information for racers is available in the Downloads section of usmts.com and usraracing.com.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS), visit USMTS.com online or call (515) 832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at facebook.com/USMTS, follow on Twitter at twitter.com/USMTS, check us out on Instagram at instagram.com/USMTS and subscribe to our YouTube channel at youtube.com/USMTSTV. Keep up to speed by joining our email list at USMTS.com/Subscribe.

By |2019-10-15T15:28:24+00:00October 15th, 2019|Racing News, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on USMTS set to invade Kennedale for Summit Southern Nationals

Lucas Oil Late Models Head South to Georgia

BATAVIA, Ohio (October 8, 2019) – The stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series have Georgia on their minds. The tour returns to the Peach State this weekend for two back-to-back events at Dixie Speedway on Saturday and Rome International Speedway on Sunday. Dixie Speedway is a 3/8-mile semi-banked, clay oval, located in Woodstock, Ga. The Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout on Saturday, October 12th will feature a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $12,000-to-win main event for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Recognized as the “World’s Fastest Half-Mile Oval,” Rome International Speedway is located in Northwest Georgia at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains – just a short drive from Dixie Speedway. On Sunday night, October 13th the Lucas Oil Rome Showdown will include: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win main event. In addition to the pulse-pounding action of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, the competition at both venues each night will include: Econo Bombers, Sportsman, Crates, Steel Head/525, and Stinger cars. For tickets and more information on both events, visit: www.dixiespeedway.com or call (770) 926-5315. Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga. leads the current Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings over Tim McCreadie. Josh Richards, Tyler Erb, and Jimmy Owens complete the top-five. With only three events remaining on the 2019 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series campaign, this upcoming weekend’s events will be crucial in the current points battle. For the latest breaking news concerning the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the latest series standings, tour schedule, driver information, and much more visit: www.lucasdirt.com. Track and Event Information:Dixie SpeedwayPhone Number: 770-926-5315Location: 150 Dixie Drive, Woodstock, GA 30189GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 34.08914 – Longitude: -84.56119Directions: I-75 to exit 277, then 6 miles east on SR 92, then north (3/4 mile east of SR 205)Website: www.dixiespeedway.comRome International SpeedwayPhone Number: 706-235-2541Location: 1900 Chulio Rd. SE, Rome, GA 30161GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 34.20123 – Longitude: -85.11039Directions: 4 miles east of Rome on US 411, then 1.5 miles south on Wilbanks Road, then 0.3 miles east on Chulio RoadWebsite: www.dixiespeedway.com/RomeLucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Tire Rule:Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier Rib 28.5 1350, DRS 1350
Right Rear – Hoosier 03, LM40

By |2019-10-08T15:25:25+00:00October 8th, 2019|Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Racing News, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on Lucas Oil Late Models Head South to Georgia

B J Parker Memorial to End Southern All Star Season At Talladega Short Track October 12th $4,200 To Win

FAYETTEVILLE, TN—The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series presented by MaxFab will end the 2019 campaign this Saturday night October 12th at the Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, AL., during the annual NASCAR visit to the area with the B J Parker Memorial paying tribute to the founder of the Southern All Stars with a 42 lap $4,200 to win event.

This race is in honor to the man that started the Southern All Star Racing Series back in 1983 with a vision of giving the working man and area racers an opportunity to make a little more money running some bigger regional events as well as giving race tracks that can’t hold a national event a chance to hold a regional event and make a little money in doing so.

That is basically the same philosophy that is still with the series today as it completes its 36th year of racing and will be crowning a new series champion Saturday night at Talladega Short Track.

David Breazeale of Four Corners, MS., has all but locked up the series title and will be in action as well as Zach Leonhardi of Cartersville, GA., who has won the Cruise with the Champions/Dirtondirt.com rookie of the year, Billy Franklin of Alabaster, Al., Riley Hickman of Ooltewah, TN., Mark Dodson of Caledonia, MS., these drivers plus many more regional super drivers are expected to be in action.

Local Talladega drivers are always tough to beat as Dallas Cooper heads that list along with Tim Roszell, Terry Smith, Dillon Tidmore, and many more.

Pit gates will open at 3pm with drivers meeting 6:30pm hot laps 7pm race time 8pm

For track information www.talladegashorttrack.com

For more information concerning the Southern All Stars contact Lynn Acklin – General Manager: 256-924-4546 www.sasdirt.com

Tire Rule: Hoosier 1350, 1600, 70.

Entry Fee: $110

Purse: Purse: 1. $4,200; 2. $2,000; 3. $1,000; 4. $900; 5.$800; 6.$700; 7.$600; 8.$550; 9.$525; 10.$500; 11.$450; 12.$425; 13.$400; 14.$400; 15.$400; 16.$400; 17.$400; 18.$400; 19.$400; 20.$400; 21. $400; 22. $400; 23. $400; 24. $400

2019 SOUTHERN ALL STAR POINTS STANDINGS PRESENTED BY MAXFAB: 1.David Breazeale 1288; 2.Zach Leonhardi 1224; 3.Billy Franklin 978; 4.Mark Dodson 944; 5.Riley Hickman 932; 6.Ashton Winger 630; 7.Austin Arnold 398; 8.Michael Page 474; 9.Andrew Littleton 410; 10.Joseph Joiner 372

By |2019-10-08T03:15:03+00:00October 8th, 2019|Racing News, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on B J Parker Memorial to End Southern All Star Season At Talladega Short Track October 12th $4,200 To Win

Over $120,000 Up for Grabs in Weekend Doubleheader

BATAVIA, Ohio (October 1, 2019) – A two-day, two-race swing through Ohio and Pennsylvania this weekend will offer dirt late model teams over $120,000 in purse money. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will make their first-ever stop at Raceway 7 in Conneaut, Ohio on Friday, October 4th. The action shifts to Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Penn. on Saturday, October 5th. Friday night’s event at Raceway 7, dubbed the Great Lakes 50, will boast a $12,000 top prize. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will compete in a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap main event. The Econo Modifieds will also be in action at Raceway 7. On Friday, the pit gates will open at 2:00 p.m, followed by general admission gates at 5:00 p.m. Hot laps will begin at 7:00 p.m, followed by action-packed racing. For more information, visit: www.Raceway7.com. On Saturday night, the action will ratchet up with the 31st Annual Pittsburgher 100. The single-day event for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will include a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, and B-Mains – highlighted by a 100-lap, $20,000-to-win feature event. The Rush Late Models and Rush Sportsman Modifieds will also be in competition on Saturday night. The pit gates at Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway will be open all day. The general admission gates are set to open at 3:00 p.m. A Dirt Racing Outreach service is scheduled for 3:30 p.m., followed by a driver autograph session at 4:30 p.m. The on-track action will begin at 6:00 p.m. To purchase tickets or find more information, visit: www.PPMS.com.   Track and Event Information:Raceway 7Phone Number: 440-594-2222Location: 4094 Center Rd, Conneaut, OH 44030Directions: Located on Route 7 just 6 miles South of I-90.Website: www.raceway7.comTire Rule for Raceway 7:Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier Rib 28.5 1300
Right Rear – Hoosier 01, 04

*Must use the same set of 4 tires for Time Trials, Heat Races, and B-Mains.
*For the A-Main, competitors may use 2 new rear tires.*Cutting and/or siping of any tire IS allowed.
Raceway 7 Event Purse: 1. $12,000, 2. $5,500, 3. $3,500, 4. $2,750, 5. $2,250, 6. $1,800, 7. $1,500, 8. $1,300, 9. $1,200, 10. $1,100, 11. $1,075, 12. $1,050, 13. $1,025, 14. $1,000, 15. $1,000, 16. $1,000, 17. $1,000, 18. $1,000, 19. $1,000, 20. $1,000, 21. $1,000, 22. $1,000, 23. $1,000, 24. $1,000 Pittsburgh’s PA Motor SpeedwayPhone Number: (412) 279-RACELocation: 170 Kelso Road Imperial, PA 15126Directions: I-79 to PA Route 60 North/Airport Exit 16A; PA Route 60 to 22/30 West (at Ikea); US 22 West to Noblestown Exit (turn left).Website: www.ppms.comTire Rule for Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway:Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier Rib 28.5 1425
Right Rear – Hoosier 04, LM40

By |2019-10-02T14:21:29+00:00October 1st, 2019|Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Racing News, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on Over $120,000 Up for Grabs in Weekend Doubleheader

Southern All Stars Head to SMS Saturday, September 28th for $7,500 to win; Also Hall of Fame Inductees (Autographs) & Points Champions

The next event at Smoky Mountain Speedway will be the final event of the 2019 season with the King of the Mountain Fall Classic on Saturday, September 28. The Southern All-Stars, Kajun Mini Stocks, limited late models, and sportsman late models will be in action. It will also be Hall of Fame Night as the newest members of the track’s hall of fame will be inducted.

The Southern All-Stars will take to the speedway competing in a one-night, $7,500 to win race. David Breazeale is the current SAS points leader over Zach Leonhardi, Riley Hickman, Billy Franklin, and Mark Dodson. Ricky Weiss won the last Southern All-Stars race at Smoky Mountain in April. Shanon Buckingham, Ricky Weiss, Vic Hill, Tommy Kerr, Ryan King, David Crabtree, and Dakotah Knuckles are just some of the drivers expected.

The Kajun Mini Stock Association returns for their second race in 2019 at Smoky Mountain Speedway. They will be racing for $1,500 to win. Tim Ladd won the previous race in March.

The limited late models will be competing in their final point race of the season for $1,200 to win. Chase King leads Austin Neely in the limited late models for the championship where drivers must have perfect attendance to be eligible for the track championship. Cory Hedgecock is second in points, but is not eligible for the championship due to missing one race to start the season.

The sportsman late models will also be racing in their final point race for $800 to win. Jed Emert holds the lead over Jake Whitehead. Jaylon Shannon, Joshua Sneed, and Bryan Cooper round out the to 5 in points. Ten drivers have had perfect attendance heading into the final race.

Halls Service Center – Tire Pros in Halls is giving a $100 bonus to the fast qualifier in all four divisions. Halls Service Center is located on Cunningham Road.

Following the limited late model and sportsman late models features, the track champions in each division will be recognized with a trophy, points money, and other contingency awards. Drivers in both divisions that competed in every race will also be recognized with points money and contingency awards.

It is also Hall of Fame Night as the 2019 class of the Smoky Mountain Speedway will be inducted into the track’s hall of fame. Jeff Purvis, Joey Standridge, Tony Presley, Sam Giles, and Roy Gibson will each be inducted during a ceremony that will take place right after qualifying and before heat race action. The approximate time is 7:45 for the ceremony. There will also be legends of the sport and current drivers on hand to sign autographs for fans from 5:00 until 6:00. Herman Goddard, Randy Bethea, and Rocky Estes are some of the legends that will meet the fans.

A number of special prizes will be available for fans throughout the evening. The fan with the dirtiest vehicle in the parking lot will win a certificate from Zip’s Car Wash for six months of unlimited car washes at any area Zip’s Car Wash location.

Pit gates will open at 2:00. Grandstand and tier parking gates will open at 3:00. The driver’s meeting is scheduled for 6:05 and hot laps will begin at 6:20.

Grandstand ticket prices are $20 for adults, kids 6-11 are $5, and children 5 and under are free. Tier parking tickets are $25 for adults, kids 6-11 are $10, and children 5 and under are free. Pit passes are $35 for adults, kids 11 and under are $15. Minors 18 and under must submit a Minor Release and Waiver of Liability form signed by parent/legal guardian. If form is not signed in the presence of an Smoky Mountain Speedway official, it must be notarized. Forms can be downloaded from the track’s web site

Smoky Mountain Speedway is located 12 miles south of Maryville, Tennessee. From Maryville, take Highway 411 south for 10 miles and turn left onto Brick Mill Road. Follow Brick Mill Road for approximately 2 miles, the racetrack is on the right. The first entrance is for grandstand parking. The second entrance is for tier parking and campground access. The pit entrance is the next right on Crye Road.

For additional information, contact the speedway at 865-856-8989 or visit www.SmokyMountainSpeedway.com. Keep up to date on the latest from Smoky Mountain Speedway by following on Facebook and Twitter.

By |2019-09-26T05:59:48+00:00September 26th, 2019|Racing News, Southern All Stars, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on Southern All Stars Head to SMS Saturday, September 28th for $7,500 to win; Also Hall of Fame Inductees (Autographs) & Points Champions

Summit USRA Nationals Launch Date Moved to Thursday

Rainfall on Tuesday night had track officials working around the clock to get the Hamilton County Speedway racing surface ready for practice Wednesday evening, but an afternoon downpour has forced practice to Thursday morning.

Teams wanting to practice will pit outside the track Thursday morning with the pit gate opening at 11 a.m. and practice from 12 noon until 2 p.m. Teams will be able to begin parking haulers in the infield pit area beginning at 3 p.m.

Thursday night’s show will feature USRA Modifieds, American Racer USRA Stock Cars, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods and Mensink Racing Products USRA Hobby Stocks in a complete program. Competitors earn points on Thursday and Friday to determine line-ups for Saturday’s championship features.

America’s best Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series racers will showcase their talents against one another this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26-28, at the 6th Annual Summit USRA Nationals hosted by the Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa.

Celebrating their 15th season of partnering with America’s best dirt tracks and the racers who compete there, the United States Racing Association’s annual fall classic will feature USRA Modifieds, American Racer USRA Stock Cars, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods and Mensink Racing Products USRA Hobby Stocks. USRA Tuners will join the card on Friday and Saturday.

The event is also the season finale in the Arnold Motor Supply Iron Man Challenge for both the American Racer USRA Stock Cars presented by Medieval Chassis and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods presented by Pace Performance.

USRA Factory Stock and USRA Limited Mod competitors will do battle at the 2nd Annual Summit USRA Southern Nationals which kicks off Halloween night at the Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas.

Beginning in 2014, the first three events took place at the Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., and then moved to Mike and Kyle Johnson’s I-35 Speedway in Winston, Mo., for the 2017 and 2018 events before finding its way to the Hamilton County Speedway this season.

Other than Mother Nature which wiped out the 2017 program, there have been no repeat champions in any division. Past Modified winners include Rodney Sanders, Darron Fuqua, Lucas Schott and Ryan Gustin. Past Stock Car winners include Dillon Anderson, Elijah Zevenbergen, Brett Heeter and Mitch Hovden. In the B-Mods, past champions include Mike Higley, Logan Martin, Chad Clancy and Kris Jackson. Previous winners in the Hobby Stock class include Eric Stanton, Cory Yeigh, Weston Koop and Tyler Schlumbohm. Tuners first appeared last season with Dakota Girard taking the win.

Each night of the 6th Annual Summit USRA Nationals will be a complete show of heat races and main events, with Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series national points awarded each night. This is the only USRA-sanctioned event of the week. No track, regional points are awarded at any racetrack, and national points are awarded at the Summit USRA Nationals only from Thursday to Saturday.

Sweetening the pot for competitors is the “true car count” bonus points awarded each night. At any given event at a USRA-sanctioned racetrack in America, each driver is awarded a car count bonus for national points that is equal to that event’s car count (maximum of 24 points for car counts of 24 or more). At the Summit USRA Nationals, however, each driver will earn a car count bonus equal to the actual car count with no maximum and a minimum of 48 points regardless of car count. This could have a huge impact on the USRA national points battles in every division.

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The track will host an open practice with drivers in any class of cars welcome to participate. Practice will be from 12-2 p.m., weather permitting. The USRA will be providing a free meal free prepared by Pit Stop Catering from 12-2 p.m. during practice.

Pre-Tech Begins 12:00 p.m.
Open Practice 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Pits Open 3:00 p.m.
Grandstands Open 5:00 p.m.
Drivers Meeting 5:30 p.m.
Racing 6:00 p.m.
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Adult (11+) Pit Pass $35
Youth (6-10) Pit Pass $25
Kids (5 & Under) Pit Pass FREE
3-Day Adult Pit Pass $110
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Adult Grandstand Ticket $20
Juniors (12-16) or Seniors (62+) $15
Kids (11 & Under) FREE
3-Day Adult Grandstand Ticket $60
3-Day Juniors (12-16) or Seniors (62+) $50

Thursday’s racing program will feature USRA Modifieds, American Racer USRA Stock Cars, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods and Mensink Racing Products USRA Hobby Stocks in a complete program. Competitors earn points on Thursday and Friday to determine line-ups for Saturday’s championship features.

USRA Modified Thursday payouts: 1. $1000, 2. $700, 3. $500, 4. $400, 5. $350, 6. $300, 7. $270, 8. $240, 9. $220, 10. $200, 11. $180, 12. $160, 13. $150, 14. $140, 15. $135, 16. $130, 17. $125, 18. $120, 19. $115, 20. $110, 21. $105, other starters $100; non-qualifiers $50.

American Racer USRA Stock Car Thursday payouts: 1. $600, 2. $400, 3. $300, 4. $250, 5. $220, 6. $200, 7. $180, 8. $160, 9. $150, 10. $140, 11. $130, 12. $125, 13. $120, 14. $115, 15. $110, 16. $105, 17. $100, 18. $95, 19. $90, 20. $85, other starters $80; non-qualifiers $50.

Out-Pace USRA B-Mod Thursday payouts: 1. $500, 2. $400, 3. $300, 4. $250, 5. $220, 6. $200, 7. $180, 8. $160, 9. $150, 10. $140, 11. $130, 12. $125, 13. $120, 14. $115, 15. $110, 16. $105, 17. $100, 18. $95, 19. $90, 20. $85, other starters $80; non-qualifiers $50.

Mensink Racing Products USRA Hobby Stock Thursday payouts: 1. $400, 2. $300, 3. $250, 4. $200, 5. $175, 6. $150, 7. $125, 8. $100, 9. $95, 10. $90, 11. $85, 12. $80, 13. $75, 14. $70, other starters $65; non-qualifiers $50.

Nashville recording artist John Riggins will be singing and playing his unique brand of Outlaw Country Music in the Spangler Automotive Hospitality Tent after the races.

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Pit Stop Catering will also be serving breakfast from 8-11 a.m. on Friday morning.

Pits Open 2:00 p.m.
Pre-Tech Begins 3:00 p.m.
Grandstands Open 5:00 p.m.
Drivers Meeting 5:30 p.m.
Racing 6:00 p.m.
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Adult (11+) Pit Pass $35
Youth (6-10) Pit Pass $25
Kids (5 & Under) Pit Pass FREE
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Adult Grandstand Ticket $20
Junior (12-16) or Senior (62+) Grandstand Ticket $15
Kids (11 & Under) Grandstand Ticket FREE

Friday’s show will feature USRA Modifieds, American Racer USRA Stock Cars, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods and Mensink Racing Products USRA Hobby Stocks in a complete program. Competitors earn points on Thursday and Friday to determine line-ups for Saturday’s championship features.

USRA Modified Friday payouts: 1. $1000, 2. $700, 3. $500, 4. $400, 5. $350, 6. $300, 7. $270, 8. $240, 9. $220, 10. $200, 11. $180, 12. $160, 13. $150, 14. $140, 15. $135, 16. $130, 17. $125, 18. $120, 19. $115, 20. $110, 21. $105, other starters $100; non-qualifiers $50.

American Racer USRA Stock Car Friday payouts: 1. $600, 2. $400, 3. $300, 4. $250, 5. $220, 6. $200, 7. $180, 8. $160, 9. $150, 10. $140, 11. $130, 12. $125, 13. $120, 14. $115, 15. $110, 16. $105, 17. $100, 18. $95, 19. $90, 20. $85, other starters $80; non-qualifiers $50.

Out-Pace USRA B-Mod Friday payouts: 1. $500, 2. $400, 3. $300, 4. $250, 5. $220, 6. $200, 7. $180, 8. $160, 9. $150, 10. $140, 11. $130, 12. $125, 13. $120, 14. $115, 15. $110, 16. $105, 17. $100, 18. $95, 19. $90, 20. $85, other starters $80; non-qualifiers $50.

Mensink Racing Products USRA Hobby Stock Friday payouts: 1. $400, 2. $300, 3. $250, 4. $200, 5. $175, 6. $150, 7. $125, 8. $100, 9. $95, 10. $90, 11. $85, 12. $80, 13. $75, 14. $70, other starters $65; non-qualifiers $50.

USRA Tuner Friday payouts: 1. $250, 2. $200, 3. $150, 4. $125, 5. $100, 6. $90, 7. $85, 8. $80, 9. $75, 10. $70, 11. $65, 12. $60, 13. $55, 14. $55, other starters $50; non-qualifiers $50.

Nashville recording artist John Riggins will be singing and playing his unique brand of Outlaw Country Music in the Spangler Automotive Hospitality Tent after the races.

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Saturday’s show will feature USRA Modifieds, American Racer USRA Stock Cars, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods, Mensink Racing Products USRA Hobby Stocks and USRA Tuners in a complete program. Saturday’s program will also feature a new special event that will reward individual drivers from each USRA sanctioned track in the first-ever Summit Shootout.

Pits Open 2:00 p.m.
Grandstands Open 4:00 p.m.
Drivers Meeting 5:00 p.m.
Racing 5:30 p.m.
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Adult (11+) Pit Pass $40
Youth (6-10) Pit Pass $30
Kids (5 & Under) Pit Pass FREE
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Adult Grandstand Ticket $25
Junior (12-16) or Senior (62+) Grandstand Ticket $20
Youth (6-11) Grandstand Ticket $5
Kids (5 & Under) Grandstand Ticket FREE

USRA Modified Saturday payouts: 1. $5000, 2. $3000, 3. $2000, 4. $1500, 5. $1000, 6. $800, 7. $700, 8. $650, 9. $600, 10. $550, 11. $500, 12. $475, 13. $450, 14. $425, 15. $400, 16. $375, 17. $350, 18. $340, 19. $335, 20. $330, 21. $325, 22. $320, 23. $315, 24. $310, 25. $305, other starters $300; non-qualifiers $200.

American Racer USRA Stock Car Saturday payouts: 1. $4000, 2. $2500, 3. $1500, 4. $1000, 5. $800, 6. $700, 7. $600, 8. $550, 9. $500, 10. $450, 11. $425, 12. $400, 13. $375, 14. $350, 15. $340, 16. $330, 17. $320, 18. $310, 19. $300, 20. $290, 21. $280, 22. $275, 23. $270, 24. $265, 25. $260, 26. $255, other starters $250; non-qualifiers $150.

Out-Pace USRA B-Mod Saturday payouts: 1. $3000, 2. $1700, 3. $1200, 4. $900, 5. $800, 6. $700, 7. $600, 8. $550, 9. $500, 10. $450, 11. $400, 12. $375, 13. $350, 14. $325, 15. $300, 16. $290, 17. $280, 18. $275, 19. $270, 20. $265, 21. $260, 22. $255, other starters $250; non-qualifiers $150.

Mensink Racing Products USRA Hobby Stock Saturday payouts: 1. $1500, 2. $1000, 3. $800, 4. $700, 5. $600, 6. $500, 7. $450, 8. $400, 9. $350, 10. $325, 11. $300, 12. $275, 13. $250, 14. $225, 15. $200, 16. $190, 17. $180, 18. $175, 19. $170, 20. $165, 21. $160, 22. $155, other starters $150; non-qualifiers $100.

USRA Tuner Saturday payouts: 1. $1,000, 2. $700, 3. $500, 4. $400, 5. $300, 6. $250, 7. $225, 8. $200, 9. $175, 10. $150, 11. $140, 12. $130, 13. $125, 14. $120, 15. $115, 16. $110, 17.$105, other starters $100; non-qualifiers $75.

This year’s Summit Shootout will feature eligible USRA Modified, American Racer USRA Stock Car, Out-Pace USRA B-Mod and Mensink Racing Products USRA Hobby Stock racers. The only way to get qualified was through a Summit Shootout Qualifier at a USRA-sanctioned racetrack during the 2019 season.

USRA Modified Summit Shootout payouts: 1. $2500, 2. $1500, 3. $1000, 4. $800, 5. $700, 6. $600, 7. $500, 8. $450, 9. $400, 10. $375, 11. $350, 12. $325; Eligible USRA Modified drivers include Carlos Ahumada Jr., J.D. Auringer, Tad Davis, Ethan Dotson, Mark Elliott, Jake Gallardo, Dustin Hodges, Justin Johnson, Matt Johnson, Mitch Keeter, Charlie Smith and Chad Wheeler.

American Racer USRA Stock Car Summit Shootout payouts: 1. $2000, 2. $1200, 3. $800, 4. $600, 5. $500, 6. $400, 7. $350, 8. $325, 9. $300, 10. $275, 11. $250; Eligible American Racer USRA Stock Car drivers include Dillon Anderson, Jesse Brown, Kyle Falck, Pat Graham, Brayden Gjere, Mitch Hovden, Reid Keller, Mike Rosales, Mark Smith, Todd Staley and Roger Verdoorn.

Out-Pace USRA B-Mod Summit Shootout payouts: 1. $2000, 2. $1200, 3. $800, 4. $600, 5. $500, 6. $400, 7. $350, 8. $325, 9. $300, 10. $275, 11. $250, 12. $240, 13. $230, 14. $230; Eligible Out-Pace USRA B-Mod drivers include Kyle Anderson, Jared Boumeester, Andy Bryant, Rocky Caudle, Jim Chisholm, Jake Gallardo, Ryan Gillmore, Ty Griffith, Parker Hale, Brock Hess, Dan Hovden, Kris Jackson, Tracy Johnson, Ben Moudry, Earl Pryor and Brandon Toftee.

Mensink Racing Products USRA Hobby Stock Summit Shootout payouts: 1. $1000, 2. $700, 3. $600, 4. $500, 5. $400, 6. $300, 7. $275; Eligible Mensink Racing Products USRA Hobby Stock drivers include Scott Dobel, Corey Gronewold, Dustin Gulbrandson, Chris Hovden, Brady Klaassen, Jamie Songer and Eric Stanton.

If a Summit Shootout Qualifier winner was already locked in, the second-place finisher got the spot, and so on. Each track was eligible to host up to four dates for each class.

Every day, every division and every lap of the 6th Annual Summit USRA Nationals will be broadcast live at RacinDirt.TV.

RULES & PROCEDURES: This event is sanctioned by the United States Racing Association and all USRA rules apply. USRA national points awarded each night with “true car count” bonus (minimum 48 points). All drivers must have a valid USRA license (no temps). Draw for heat race line-ups. Passing points determine line-ups for “B” Mains and “A” Mains. RACEceivers and transponders are required and will be available for rent or purchase.

ENTRY FEES: Entry fees are $100 for Modifieds, Stock Cars and B-Mods, $75 for Hobby Stocks and $25 for Tuners. Entry fee at the track on race day is double for each class.

PIT PARKING: There will be four different pit areas. The main pit area in the middle of the track has room for 150 cars. A guaranteed spot is $50 and there are 38 cement pads available for $100 for the weekend. The second pit area will be off turns 1-2. The third pit area will be on top of the hill by the horse barn. The fourth pit area will be to the east of the hill coming down to the track. We will get as many as possible in the main pit area, turns 1-2 and top of hill. The last resort will be Buxtons to the east of the hill. Spots will be marked for those that purchased them. Drivers that raced weekly have first option on pit stalls. ATV/UTV passes will be required with proof of insurance, and cost will be $50 for the weekend.

CAMPING: We have plenty of camping available with around 44 electric hook-up spots available. Two have 50-amp plugs and 42 have 30-amp plugs. Camping will be $25 per night for hookup spots and $15 for non-hookup. Camping spots must be reserved by calling (515) 832-6000. Alternatively, the Briggs Campground south of town should still be open if you do not want to stay at the track.

LODGING: We have set up a block of hotels at the AmericInn and Super 8 in Webster City if you plan on lodging during the Summit USRA Nationals (ask for Hamilton County Speedway rate). For the AmericInn, call (515) 832-3999. For the Super 8, call (515) 832-2000. For the Americas Best Value Inn, call (515) 832-3631. For the Super 8 in Williams (13 miles from track), call (515) 854-2281.

Opening in July 1910, the Hamilton County Speedway is the oldest speedway in the state of Iowa. In 1938, work began on the current location at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds. The semi-banked half-mile dirt track was completed in the spring of 1939, and the first races were held on the track in September of that year.

The Hamilton County Speedway driven by Spangler Automotive is located off US 20 at exit 140, then 1.2 miles north, then 0.5 mile east on Bank St., then 0.4 mile south on Bluff St. to the Hamilton County Fairgrounds in Webster City, Iowa. The physical address is 1200 Bluff St, Webster City, IA 50595.

For more information, check out HamiltonCoSpeedway.com. You can also like us on Facebook at @RaceWebsterCity and follow us on Twitter at @HamiltonCoSpeed.

To learn more about the United States Racing Association, visit USRAracing.com. You can also like us on Facebook at @usraracing, visit us on Instagram at @usraracing, follow us on Twitter at @USRARacing and watch us on YouTube at @USRATV. Keep up to speed with everything USRA and subscribe to the USRA e-Newsletter at http://usraracing.com/subscribe.

By |2019-09-26T04:45:02+00:00September 26th, 2019|Racing News, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on Summit USRA Nationals Launch Date Moved to Thursday

Magnolia Motor Speedway Features Fan Appreciation Night Presented by Columbus Nissan on Saturday, August 10

Columbus, Mississippi (8/09/19) – Magnolia Motor Speedway is featuring Fan Appreciation Night on Saturday, August 10. The evening’s program is presented by Columbus Nissan.

On Saturday, August 10 a great night of family fun is on tap. The evening’s events include dirt track racing, kid’s bicycle races and Power Wheels Races. This is a very special night of racing that is our way of saying “thank you” to our amazing fans.

Adult grandstand admission is just $5 with Kids (ages 10-and-under) free.

The night’s racing program features the Ranch House Diner Factory Stocks Special ($500-to-Win/ $50-to-Start) PLUS Durrence Layne Late Models, Three Star Tire and Auto Street Stocks and Glenn’s BBQ and Fish Late Model Sportsman.

Please note, that due to a low turnout in the division there will be no Hot Shots.

On Saturday, August 10th the pit gate opens at 4:00 p.m. with the grandstand gates opening at 5:30 p.m. The driver’s meeting is at 7:00 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m.

Adult Grandstand admission is $5. Pit admission is $30.

For more information on this Saturday’s event, please call Johnny Stokes at 662-574-2572 or the Track at 662-240-3478 or visit www.MagnoliaDirt.com .

By |2019-08-10T02:51:30+00:00August 10th, 2019|Racing News, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on Magnolia Motor Speedway Features Fan Appreciation Night Presented by Columbus Nissan on Saturday, August 10

Southern All Stars Change & Add Dates to 2019 Schedule

FAYETTEVILLE, TN—The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series presented by MaxFab has made some additions and adjustments to the 2019 schedule.

The South Georgia Shootout that was originally set for September 13-14 between the Oglethorpe Speedway has now been moved to Friday & Saturday night September 6th-7th. The Oglethorpe Speedway event will pay $4,000 to win and the Screven race will pay $10,000 to win.

The addition to the schedule includes these same two tracks as they have added Friday & Saturday events on June 7th at the Oglethorpe Speedway a $4,000 to win event and June 8th at the Screven Motor Speedway with an $11,000 to win event.

The series will open the 2019 season on Sunday afternoon March 3rd at The Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC., for the 16th Annual March Madness paying $12,000 to win.

For more information concerning the Southern All Stars contact Lynn Acklin – General Manager: 256-924-4546 www.sasdirt.com

2019 SOUTHERN ALL STAR POINTS STANDINGS PRESENTED BY MAXFAB:

2019 CRUISE WITH THE CHAMPIONS/DIRTONDIRT.COM ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:

2019 AR Bodies Challenge:

UPCOMING SOUTHERN ALL STAR DIRT RACING SERIES EVENT:

March 3-Cherokee Speedway-Gaffney, SC-$12,000 March 15-Southern Raceway-Milton, FL-$3,000 March 16-Southern Raceway-Milton, FL–7,000

2019 Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series Sponsors:

*Hoosier Racing Tire “The Official Race Tire” of the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series *Patriot Sports “The Official Merchandise Vendor” of the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series *Sunoco Race Fuel “The Official Racing Fuel” of the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series*MaxFab Presenting Sponsor 2019 Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series Marketing Partners Include: AR Bodies, Brodix Cylinder Heads, , COR Suspensions, Cruise with the Champions, DirtonDirt.com, H3 Performance Graphics, Integra Racing Shocks, , MSR Mafia Web Design and Service, PPM Racing Products, RockAuto.com, 36 Racing & Fabrication, Racecar Engineering, BrakeOMeter; Dirt Car Lift

By |2019-01-30T14:38:11+00:00January 30th, 2019|Racing News, Southern All Stars, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on Southern All Stars Change & Add Dates to 2019 Schedule

Three-Time Champion Nick Hoffman Leads Stellar Field of Modifieds to Florida

BARBERVILLE, FL – Jan. 25, 2019 – As usual, the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds will kick off 12 straight nights of racing at Volusia Speedway Park on Tuesday, Feb. 5. The busiest division in Florida during the month of February, and perhaps the most competitive of all, will take on the legendary half-mile, high-banked dirt oval for seven straight nights from February 5-11. The UMP Modifieds will race in 10 total features in the chase for the 2019 DIRTcar Nationals title while celebrating their 15th year at the event. 

Over the past 14 years, the UMP Modified division has produced 46 different feature winners along with 10 different champions. Car counts have averaged in the 70s with 111 feature races conducted. Only three drivers have captured more than one championship, and it wasn’t done for the first time until 2013, when NASCAR legend Ken Schrader accomplished the feat. 

No driver, though, has been more successful at DIRTcar Nationals than three-time defending Champion Nick Hoffman. The 26-year-old has ascended to the status of “Best Gator” with a record 14 wins. The Mooresville, NC resident scored his first ever DIRTcar Nationals feature on February 20, 2012, the inaugural Gator Championship night, and the first of what would be three Gator Championship night wins for him. 

Single victories in 2013 and 2015 set the stage for the past three seasons of domination by the driver originally from Belleville, Illinois. Four feature wins each in both 2016 and 2017, as well as three more in 2018 have propelled the driver of the popular #2 Elite Chassis entry to the last three DIRTcar Nationals titles.

“Man, this is so awesome. To win a Big Gator is pretty special no matter how many times you do it,” said Hoffman on stage at Volusia in 2018 after winning his third consecutive DIRTcar Nationals title. “These championships are so hard to come by, and to be able to do it three years in a row says a lot about this car and this team. There’s so many people that make this happen, and I truly can’t thank everyone enough.” 

Hoffman stands alone as a three-time DIRTcar Nationals champion in his division. Only Schrader (2008 & 2013) and NASCAR shoe Ty Dillon (2012 & 2014) have more than one DIRTcar Nationals title. Seven other drivers have single championships. 

The 2018 battle for the Big Gator was a good one between Hoffman and Kyle Strickler. On opening night, NASCAR star David Stremme ended a winless streak that stretched back to 2015 with his second career DIRTcar Nationals victory. Hoffman responded by winning the next two nights. A pair of first-time feature winners emerged in Larry Mott and Frank Paladino; Tyler Nicely ended a two-year drought with a feature win; and Strickler closed out the busy schedule ending another three-year winless streak with his first Gator since 2015. 

Big Gator Qualifier nights would see Nicely strike first with his second feature win of the week and third of his career, while Hoffman bagged win #3 and career victory #14 the next night. On the final night of competition, Strickler stopped Hoffman’s bid for a third straight Gator Championship night win by scoring the final night feature payday, his second feature win of the week and fourth overall of his career. However, Hoffman had accumulated enough points over the seven straight nights of racing to secure his third straight overall championship. 

Heading into the 48th annual DIRTcar Nationals, Hoffman will once again lead the charge, with plenty of competition from two-time 2018 feature winners Strickler and Nicely. With a single win in 2018, Stremme will look to add to his totals and chase after his first DIRTcar Nationals title, while Clarklake, MI veteran Brian Ruhlman, who went winless in 2018 after collecting single victories in 2017 and 2016, works to end a mini-slump and compete for his first championship at Volusia. 

Two former NASCAR stars who always make life difficult for the UMP Modified contingent are Schrader and Kenny Wallace. Schrader has two career victories at the DIRTcar Nationals, but it’s been a long time — six years to be exact — since the two-time DIRTcar Nationals Champion (2013 & 2008) took the checkered flag. It’s been even longer for Wallace. After his three-win year of 2012, the Arnold, MO veteran has gone winless at Volusia but is still tied for seventh all-time in career DIRTcar Nationals feature wins with four. He shares that mark with Strickler.  

NASCAR Xfinity Series star Justin Allgaier also has a single win at Volusia in 2016, and he would love to snap that skid as his Daytona schedule allows. Two-time NASCAR Gander Mountain Truck Series Champion Matt Crafton has made infrequent appearances at Volusia over the years and is still in search of his first Gator. So is Stanley, NC rising star Taylor Cook, a two-time winner in the Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals, as that elusive first Volusia victory has also, so far, eluded him. 

After DIRTcar Nationals, the UMP Modified teams turn their attention to the remainder of the 2019 racing season and the widely popular Summit Modified Nationals.

Tickets for the 48th Annual DIRTcar Nationals can be purchased here.

By |2019-01-26T17:35:00+00:00January 26th, 2019|Racing News, Upcoming Events, Volusia Speedway Park, World of Outlaws|Comments Off on Three-Time Champion Nick Hoffman Leads Stellar Field of Modifieds to Florida