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 |2019-01-26T17:35:00-05:00January 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

DIRTcar Late Models Kick Off Week Two of DIRTcar Nationals to Set Stage for World of Outlaws

BARBERVILLE, FL – Jan. 25, 2019 – When those in the motorsports world think about the start of any racing season, their minds automatically revert to palm trees and warm temperatures of Florida in February. Dirt track fans’ minds wander to the famous Gator Pond at the World’s Fastest Half-mile, Volusia Speedway Park.

The first week of DIRTcar Nationals caters to the open-wheel fans, while the second week indulges full-fender fans with two action-packed nights of DIRTcar Late Models followed by four straight nights of the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models.

In 2018, Jonathan Davenport scored his first career feature win at Volusia in what would be the lone DIRTcar Late Model feature. The next night was won by Mother Nature before the World of Outlaws Late Models took the field.

2006 World of Outlaws Champion Tim McCreadie kicked things off with his first feature win in a Super Late Model at Volusia since 2013 and sixth of his career. It was also his first World of Outlaws triumph since 2015. Later in the week, McCreadie would bag a second Gator with the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds and eventually the 2018 DIRTcar Nationals crown.

The next night, on February 15, 2018, Dale McDowell won his first Volusia feature in 19 years (February 13, 1999), ending the longest drought in DIRTcar Nationals history. His only other triumphs came in 1999 and 1998.

To wrap up the week, 2004 World of Outlaws Champion Scott Bloomquist grabbed career win #12 and first since 2016, while 2017 World of  Outlaws Champion Brandon Sheppard bagged his only Volusia triumph of 2018 and second of his career.

With three second place finishes, one fourth place, and even one 25th place run, Chris Madden walked away with the Big Gator as the 2018 DIRTcar Nationals Champion — for the first time. The Gray Court, SC star later went on to place third in the chase for the 2018 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Championship with eight feature wins, 25 top fives and an astounding 33 top 10s in 40 starts.

The premier cars and stars in the full-bodied world mark the month of February as a time to establish their mark and show what the future could hold for the rest of the season. Since that game-changing day of February 14, 2005, when York, PA veteran Rick Eckert collected the first-ever DIRTcar Late Model feature win at DIRTcar Nationals, there have been 23 different winners in the 41 races conducted.

Since 1972, there have been 215 overall dirt Late Model features conducted at Volusia Speedway Park.

Whatever date you begin from, however, the same name tops the list. Six-time DIRTcar Summer Nationals Champion and National Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Billy Moyer leads the way with 19 overall career wins at Volusia, including 10 since 2005, with six of those coming in DIRTcar Late Model competition.

His last DIRTcar Late Model checkered flag came in 2012, while his last overall victory at Volusia came in a Word of Outlaws Late Model race a year later in 2013. The Batesville, AR legend scored his first victory at Volusia back in 1985. In 2016, his son, Billy Moyer Jr., joined him on the winners list as the second father/son combination to score feature wins after Jack Boggs (1981) and his son, Jackie Boggs (2004).

Fellow National Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Scott Bloomquist is second all-time in career wins at Volusia with 12; while four-time World of Outlaws Champion Josh Richards, also a four-time DIRTcar Nationals Champion, has 10 trips to Victory Lane. Four of Richards’ victories came in a DIRTcar Late Model, and the last three DIRTcar Nationals titles for Richards propelled the Shinnston, WV superstar to eventual World of Outlaws crowns (2016, 2013 & 2010).

Between 1972 and 1976, Wayne Shugart recorded nine victories, which has stood the test of time all these years later at fourth all-time in career feature wins. Jack Boggs and Don O’Neal are tied for fifth at eight victories apiece with O’Neal winning the 2017 finale, a World of Outlaws event, on February 25 — his first win at Volusia since February 15, 2011. That win broke a tie with 2011 World of Outlaws Champion Rick Eckert, who last visited the winner’s stage on February 17th, 2006, some 12 years ago. Eckert stands alone in seventh with seven wins.

2015 World of Outlaws Champion Shane Clanton has been the one to beat in recent seasons having captured two DIRTcar Nationals titles in 2015 and again in 2017. Only Richards briefly stopped that string in 2016. The Zebulon, GA standout has scored all six of his DIRTcar Nationals feature wins since 2015 with one of those coming in a DIRTcar Late Model event, while the other five have been in World of Outlaws competition. His first DIRTcar Nationals title in 2015 propelled him to his eventual World of Outlaws championship that same year. Clanton is tied for eighth all-time overall at Volusia with six, sharing that honor with Larry Moore, Freddie Smith and McCreadie who collected win #6 in 2018.

With car counts in the 50s and up, DIRTcar Nationals sets the tone for the remainder of the season.

Moyer leads all drivers with six DIRTcar-only feature wins, while Richards is tied with Bloomquist for second all-time in DIRTcar Late Model-only victories with four. McCreadie stands alone in fourth with three wins, as five drivers are tied for fifth all with two victories apiece.

After DIRTcar Nationals, the DIRTcar Late Model teams shift focus to the remainder of the 2019 season. Many of the teams will look ahead to the 34th annual DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour starting on Wednesday, June 12 at Peoria Speedway (IL). The schedule features 28 races over 32 days covering about 3,800 miles from Illinois to Indiana, down to Tennessee, back to Kentucky, Missouri, Wisconsin and Michigan before finally crowning at champion on Saturday, July 13 at Oakshade Speedway (OH).

New in 2019, fans will be able to follow the entire tour LIVE on DIRTVision with a Late Model Fast Pass when the event isn’t at their home track. Know the stories before you get to the track by following along every night!

By |2019-01-26T17:30:06-05:00January 26th, 2019|DIRTcar, Racing News, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on DIRTcar Late Models Kick Off Week Two of DIRTcar Nationals to Set Stage for World of Outlaws


BATAVIA, OHIO (January 25, 2019) – The first race of the 2019 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season is just one week away.
The nation’s top dirt late model drivers will assemble in Waynesville, Georgia to battle in the RhinoAg Super Bowl of Racing presented by General Tire. This blockbuster weekend will take place Thursday, January 31st through Saturday, February 2nd at Golden Isles Speedway.
The action will get underway with an open practice for all competing divisions on Thursday, January 31st before the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series takes center stage on Friday and Saturday.
Both events will be championship points-earning events, which include a full program, highlighted by a 50-lap, $12,000-to-win main event. The Golden Isles Speedway Late Models and Enduros will also compete in a complete program each night.
Golden Isles Speedway is located off Highway 82 in Waynesville, GA, just 12 miles west of I-95 at Exit 29. For tickets or more information, visit: or call the track office at (916) 386-0061.
By |2019-01-25T23:21:50-05:00January 25th, 2019|Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Racing News, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on HIGHLY ANTICIPATED 2019 SEASON OPENER ONE WEEK AWAY!

World of Outlaws Return to Texas with Early Season Stops at Cotton Bowl and LoneStar

CONCORD, NC – January 24, 2019 – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will return to Texas for a pair of crucial early season races at Cotton Bowl Speedway Friday, February 22nd and LoneStar Speedway on Saturday, February 23rd. With the addition of a new title sponsor and new driver and team combinations, The Greatest Show on Dirt will have a new look in 2019, both on and off track, making the February races that much more important as teams attempt to establish momentum for the 2019 season.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will make its third visit in its 41-year history to Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, TX with Brad Sweet scoring the inaugural win at the semi-banked 3/8th oval in 2016 and David Gravel sweeping the program, including setting a new track record, a year ago. While Sweet will return in 2019 to his Kasey Kahne Racing No.49, Gravel begins a new adventure this season taking over the reins of the Jason Johnson Racing No.41.

“We were really good at Cotton Bowl last year and hopefully that translates this time around. Everyone wants to get a good start to the season, especially this year. These early season races are where we establish momentum and I’m looking forward to what the JJR team can do right out of the gate,” Gravel said in anticipation of returning to Cotton Bowl.

The following night the Series will trek to Kilgore, TX for its 13th appearance at LoneStar Speedway, dating back to 1984. 10-time Series Champion Donny Schatz is the most recent winner after last year’s event at the 1/3rd-mile high-banked oval was rained out.

A strong car count is expected for both Texas races. In addition to the 13 full-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series regulars, Kasey Kahne, Terry McCarl, Mason Daniel and a cast of others have both Cotton Bowl and LoneStar Speedway on their schedules. It certainly wouldn’t be a surprise to see Texas natives 2018 All-Star Champion Aaron Reutzel and 2018 ASCS Gulf South Champion Channin Tankersley make an appearance as well.

The Greatest Show on Dirt will return to Texas for the final time in 2019 at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX. Tickets for both Cotton Bowl Speedway and LoneStar Speedway are on sale now. If you can’t make it to the track, watch all the action LIVE on

By |2019-01-25T22:16:06-05:00January 25th, 2019|Racing News, Sprint Cars, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on World of Outlaws Return to Texas with Early Season Stops at Cotton Bowl and LoneStar

Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Early Entries Begin to Arrive

Magnolia Motor Speedway Hosts Mega Event on September 20-22

Columbus, Mississippi (09/05/18) – The 2018 edition of the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 at Magnolia Motor Speedway is just over two weeks away and Super Late Model pre-entries are beginning to roll in for the big event.

Former event winners headline some of the early entries, which now includes drivers from eight states.

Defending Champion, Brandon Overton from Evans, Georgia – who is fresh off a $50,000 win in the Hillbilly 100 – headlines the list which also includes former event winners Chris Wall and Morgan Bagley.

Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer, Dale McDowell from Chickamauga, Georgia has filed his entry.

Other early entries include former MARS and Lucas Oil MLRA Champion Tony Jackson Jr. from Lebanon, Missouri as well three-time and defending COMP Cams Super Dirt Series Champion, Jack Sullivan. Defending Ultimate Super Late Model Series Champion, Tyler Millwood from Kingston, Georgia has filed his entry as well.

Other early entries include Vic Hill, Billy Moyer Jr., Donald McIntosh, Zachary McMillan, Timothy Culp, Cade Dillard, Spencer Hughes, Jon Mitchell, B.J. Robinson, Dane Dacus, and more.

The 2018 Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 will be held on Thursday-Saturday, September 20-22. After seeing an Open Practice Session held on Thursday, September 20 there will be a $4,000-to-win/$300-to-start, 30-lap finale on Friday night, September 21 for the Super Late Models, while Saturday night, September 22 will see the division competing in a $12,000-to-win/ $700-to-start, 70-lap finale.

For the first time ever, each night will see a full docket of time trials, heat races, B-Mains, and a main event for the Super Late Model ranks.
The early entry fee for the weekend is only $100. Super Late Model competitors have until Saturday, September 15 to file an early entry for the event. After this date, the entry fee will be $150. Competitors must file an early entry by mailing a check to Magnolia Motor Speedway, 495 Highway 45 South, Columbus, MS 39701 or competitors can give Johnny Stokes (662-574-2572), Ben Shelton (901-335-3037) or any of the Magnolia Motor Speedway staff early entries.

Joining the Super Late Models on the weekend’s docket are big events for the Durrence Layne Late Models, Durrence Layne Sportsman, the Mississippi Street Stock Series (MSSS), and Factory Stocks/Pure Stocks.

The Durrence Layne Late Models will be competing for a $3,000 top prize. MSSS Street Stocks will be competing for $2,000-to-win. Factory Stocks/Pure Stocks will be competing for $1,000-to-win, and Late Model Sportsman will race for $1,200-to-win.

Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ Trophies will be presented to each winner!

Super Late Models 8” Spoilers ONLY, Magnolia Motor Speedway Rules Apply.
Super Late Model Tire Rule: Hoosier 1350, Lucas 03 on all four corners anytime with a Hoosier 1600, Hoosier LM40, Lucas 06 right rear option in the feature only


Friday Night Super Late Model Purse (30 Laps)
1)$4,000 2)$2,000 3)$1,000 4)$800 5)$700 6)$600 7)$500 8)$450 9)$425 10)$400 11)$375 12)$350 13)$325 14-24)$300

Saturday Night Super Late Model Purse (70 Laps)
1)$12,000 2)$6,000 3)$3,500 4)$2,500 5)$2,000 6)$1,600 7)$1,500 8)$1,400 9)$1,300 10)$1,200 11)$1,100 12)$1,000 13)$900 14)$800 15)$750 16)$725 17-24)$700

NeSmith Late Models will also be in action battling for $3,000-to-win/$200-to-start with a $100 Entry Fee. Magnolia Motor Speedway Rules Apply.

The MSSS Street Stock division will be headlined by a $2,000-to-win/$100-to-start with a $75 Entry Fee. Magnolia Motor Speedway Rules Apply.
The Factory Stock Vs. Pure Stock Challenge will be headlined by a $1,000-to-Win/$100-to-start with a $25 Entry Fee. Drivers can run whatever rules package their home track runs with the exception that all competitors must run an unmodified 4412 carburetor. No mud grip tires are allowed. No grooving and no chemical alteration on tires allowed. For any additional rules questions, please contact Johnny Stokes at 662-574-2572.

Late Model Sportsman division will be headlined by a $1,200-to-Win/$100-to-start with a $35 Entry Fee. Magnolia Motor Speedway Rules Apply.

Open practice begins Thursday, September 20th at 7:00 p.m. for all divisions.

Friday night will see preliminary action for the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 as Super Late Models compete in a complete program that culminates with a $4,000-to-win/ $300-to-start feature. NeSmith Late Models, MSSS Street Stocks, Factory Stocks and Late Model Sportsman will run their heat races.

B-Mains for all divisions will be contested on Saturday night along with a complete $12,000-to-win/ $700-to-start program for the Super Late Models. Last but not least, the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Championships feature events will be held for all divisions.
Trackside parking is available for an additional $30 in any unreserved spot. To reserve your spot please call 662-386-9191.

FourWheeler’s/ATV’s/SidebySide’s/Golfcarts/Ect. $25.00 for the weekend.


Magnolia Motor Speedway and complete Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 information can be found on the Magnolia Motor Speedway website hosted at For more information, call Johnny Stokes at 662-574-2572 or Dewitt Singleton 601-917-1500 or the track at 662-240-3478.

Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Event Fast Facts:
Thursday, September 20th * 7pm – 10pm
Open Practice
Practice from 7pm till 10pm
Grandstand Admission: FREE
Pit Admission: Adults $20.00
Three Day Pit Passes Adults $90.00

Friday, September 21st Schedule:
2:00pm: Pit gates open
4:00pm: Grandstands open
6:30: Driver’s meeting
7:00: Hot Laps
8:00pm: Qualifying

Friday Night Super Late Model Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, 30-Lap Feature, NeSmith Late Model Qualifying Races, MSSS Street Stock Qualifying Races, Factory Stocks Heat Races, and Late Model Sportsman Heat Races.

Friday Grandstands Admission: Adults $25.00
Friday Children 6-10 $5.00. Children 5 & under free.
Two Day Adult Grandstand Pass: $50.00

Friday Pit Admission: Adults $35.00
Friday Children 6-10 $25.00 Children 5 and Under Free.

Saturday, September 22nd Schedule:
2:00pm: Pit gates open
3:00pm: Grandstands open
4:00pm: Autograph session on souvenir row
5:00pm: Driver’s meeting
5:30pm: Premier Ford Hay Ride for the kids
6:00pm: Hot Laps
7:00pm: Racing

Saturday Night Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Main Event Night
Super Late Model qualifying, heat races, B-Mains, and 70-Lap Feature
B-Mains for All Divisions and Features

Saturday Grandstands: Adults $30.00
Saturday Children 6-10 $5.00. Children 5 & under free.
Saturday Pit Admission: Adults $40.00
Saturday Children 6-10 $30.00 Children 5 & under free.

By |2018-09-05T23:53:06-04:00September 5th, 2018|Racing News, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Early Entries Begin to Arrive

DRIVEN Racing Oil World Short Track Championship Spotlights True Grit at Charlotte

CONCORD, NC — July 18, 2018 — DIRTcar and DRIVEN Racing Oil are excited to join forces for the third annual DRIVEN Racing Oil World Short Track Championship at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 25-27, 2018. The mega-event will once again give the best weekly racers from nine different divisions across the United States and Canada the chance to shine at one of the country’s premier dirt racing facilities — for a purse in excess of $125,000.

“No other event pays homage to the weekly racers, the heart of dirt racing, like this one does,” said DRIVEN Racing Oil Brand Manager David Chamberlain. “It’s an incredible opportunity for the grassroots guys. We’re excited to bring to bring some true grit to a big stage like Charlotte. ”
The DRIVEN World Short Track Championship once again runs one week before the World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway on November 1-3 to kick off two incredible weeks of racing.

This year, two new divisions have been added — and one dropped — for a total of nine divisions competing for titles.
• DIRTcar Pro Late Models/SECA Late Models
• 602 Thunder Late Models
• DIRTcar UMP Modifieds
• DIRTcar Northeast Sportsman Modifieds
• DIRTcar Pro Modified/SECA Crate Modifieds
• DIRTcar Northeast Pro Stocks
• SECA Crate Sportsman
• MMSA Mini-Stocks
• FWD/Hornets/DIRTcar Sport Compacts

Since its inception three years ago, the World Short Track Championship has attract over 300 racers across eight and nine divisions during three nights of thrilling dirt track racing. This year the marquee event will once again give grassroots racers a rare chance to battle at Charlotte’s impressive dirt track.
“It gives a lot of grassroots racers an opportunity to come here and run at Charlotte,” said Donald Bradsher, who competed in the DIRTcar Pro Late Model division at the inaugural event. “Most guys never get to come here. They just dream about it.”
The 2018 DRIVEN World Short Track Championship will once again be broadcast on with live streaming pay-per-view, increasing the exposure for some of dirt track racing’s most exciting divisions.

“A lot of local guys who don’t have a boatload of money come down here to gain some exposure, and to have it on DIRTVision is awesome,” said DIRTcar Pro Sprints driver Scott Hall last year. “I just think it’s a really positive deal for the sport.”

Each division will have the chance to test their cars during open hot lap sessions on Thursday, October 25. All laps will be timed for alternative line ups.
The program on Friday, October 26 will feature qualifying heat races, as well as Four 20-lap All-Star Invitational Features for the Pro Late Models, UMP Modifieds, NE Sportsman Modifieds and Pro Stocks, plus two 15-lap FWD/Hornet Features will also make up Friday’s program. The evening will conclude with music and a bonfire by the Command Center compound in the lower pit area.
Saturday, October 27, the final night of competition, will begin with Last Chance Showdown races for five divisions and end with Championship Features for all nine divisions. Sunday, October 28 will be used as a rain date, if necessary.

Drivers are highly encouraged to submit their entry forms by October 12. The Entry Form is included in the 2018 DRIVEN Racing World Short Track Championship Competitor Guide at Drivers who pre-enter will receive a FREE Pit Area Camping permit and an extra entry in the Chevrolet Performance 602 and 604 engine drawing. Each team entered will also receive a complimentary ATV Pass.

Three-day event Pit Passes are $75 for DIRTcar members and $90 for non-members. Single-day Pit Passes will also be available. Reserved trackside pit parking will be available for $125, as well as upper reserved parking for $100. Spots are limited. Contact Colton Dahlberth at 704-707-0258 or to reserve a spot.
Two-day general grandstand admission (Friday and Saturday) will be $55 for adults. Children 13 and under get in free. Single-day general admission will also be available. Tickets will be sold at the track only, during the days of the event. Camping at the Charlotte Motor Speedway campground can be reserved in advance by contacting the Speedway’s camping office at 1-800-455-FANS.

By |2018-07-19T17:35:00-04:00July 19th, 2018|DIRTcar, Racing News, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on DRIVEN Racing Oil World Short Track Championship Spotlights True Grit at Charlotte

Lucas Oil Late Models Swing Through Ohio

BATAVIA, OH (June 27th, 2018) – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series continues their season this weekend with a four-race swing through Ohio. The four events begin a busy July stretch comprised of 13 events from June 30th until July 21st.


The Ohio invasion kicks off on Saturday, June 30th at Portsmouth Raceway Park, then continues to Mansfield Motor Speedway on Sunday, Sharon Speedway on Monday, and concludes with the traditional July 3rd event at Muskingum County Speedway on Tuesday.


The weekend will include four complete programs of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $12,000-to-win main event – setting up an action-packed weekend with over $190,000 in total purse up for grabs.


In 2017, Josh Richards went to Victory Lane at Portsmouth Raceway Park, Mansfield Motor Speedway, and Sharon Speedway. The defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion commented: “It’s always a confidence booster when you go back to tracks where you have had success in the past. I’m definitely looking forward to this next swing. I really enjoy the racing style in the northern region.”


The stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will battle some of the toughest local and regional standouts in Ohio. “The competition will certainly be tough, but I feel like we’ve hit on some things lately to make the car better. I’m excited to get back racing,” Richards added.


Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Georgia leads three-time champion, Scott Bloomquist in the battle for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Championship. Josh Richards is third, followed by four-time champion, Earl Pearson Jr. Bobby Pierce rounds out the top-five in the current championship standings.


Lucas Oil Championship Standings:

1 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 3600  
2 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 3360 -240
2 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 3305 -295
4 1 Earl Pearson Jr. Jacksonville, FL 3285 -315
5 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL 3280 -320
6 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 3190 -410
7 71 Hudson O’Neal Martinsville, IN 3110 -490
8 5 Don O’Neal Martinsville, IN 3065 -535
9 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 2930 -670
10 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY 2885 -715
11 40B Kyle Bronson ® Brandon, FL 2785 -815
12 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA 2745 -855
13 28 Dennis Erb Jr. Carpentersville, IL 2740 -860
14 25Z Mason Zeigler ® Chalk Hill, PA 2615 -985

® = Rookie of the Year Contender


Track Information:

Portsmouth Raceway Park

Phone Number: 740-354-3278

Track Promoter: Donna Rayburn

Location: 25648 State Route 73, West Portsmouth, OH 45663

Directions: 0.5 mile south of US 52 on SR 73, then right just before bridge.



Mansfield Motor Speedway

Phone Number: 419-465-RACE (7223)
Tracks Promoter: Cody Sommer
Location: 545 Crall Rd E, Mansfield, OH 44903
Directions: I-71 Exit 176, West on Hwy 30, Exit 5th Ave and turn right, Right on S Olivesburg Rd, left on Crall Rd E, track entrance on left.


Sharon Speedway

Phone Number: (330) 772-5481

Track Promoter: Dave Willoughby

Location: 3241 Custer-Orangeville Road NE, Burghill, OH 44404

Directions: I-80 Exit 234 (Turn Right from I-80E, Turn Left from I-80W), Continue for 9.8 miles North on SR-7, then turn right (east) on SR-305/Youngstown Kingsville Road, after 1 mile turn right (south) onto Custer-Orangeville Road, track is 0.3 miles on Right.



Muskingum County Speedway

Tracks Promoter: Donnie Moran

Location: 7985 Frazeysburg Road, Dresden, OH 43821

Directions: I-70 to exit 155, then 10.1 miles north on SR 60 (WSR).



Tire Rule for June 30th – July 3rd:

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-Main.
*For the A-Main, competitors may use 2 new rear tires.

*Cutting and/or siping of any tire IS allowed.


Event Purse (Each Night): 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

By |2018-06-27T13:47:56-04:00June 27th, 2018|Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Racing News, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on Lucas Oil Late Models Swing Through Ohio

Southern All Stars Set For Second Trip To Duck River June 30th

FAYETTEVILLE, TN—The Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series presented by Max Fab will be heading back to the southern middle Tennessee area this Saturday night at the Duck River Speedway in Wheel, TN., for the Independence Shootout 40 paying $4,000 to win and $400 to start along with a full racing program as well as a big fireworks show, so it should be a great night racing at the ¼ mile high banked clay oval.

Tanner English of Benton, KY., scored his first career Southern All Stars win \back in April as he beat his dad Terry to score the win.

Jay Scott of Fayetteville, TN., continues to lead the, TN., series points over Mark Dodson of Caledonia, MS., in second, Ray McElhiney of Pulaski, TN., is third, Eric Hickerson of Linden, TN., is fourth and Brad Skinner of Spring Hill, TN., is currently fifth in points and all are expected to be in action.

Other drivers that are expected include Kenny Collins of Colbert, GA., Riley Hickman of Ooltewah, TN., Joseph Faulkner of Flintville, TN., Tommy Taylor of Lascassas, TN., Jadon Frame of Decherd, TN., Josh Putnam of Florence, AL., Corey Posey of Winchester, TN., Daniel Miller of Fayetteville, TN., David Brannon of Winchester, TN., plus many more drivers from across the area.

Pit gates open at 3 pm, driver registration end at 5:15 pm drivers meeting 5:30 pm with hot laps 6pm.

For more information, visit the track website at

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

Tire Rule: Hoosier 1350, 1600, 70

Entry Fee: $110

Purse 1. $4,000; 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

2018 SOUTHERN ALL STAR POINTS STANDINGS PRESENTED BY MAXFAB:: 1.Jay Scott 666; 2.Mark Dodson 550; 3.Ray McElhiney 524; 4.Eric Hickerson 416; 5.Brad Skinner 410; 5.Kenny Collins 372; 6.Riley Hickman 370; 7..Joseph Faulkner 360; 8.Michael Page 294; 10.Tommy Taylor 262

2018 CRUISE WITH THE CHAMPIONS/DIRTONDIRT.COM ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: 1.Jay Scott 666; 2.Mark Dodson 550; 3.Ray McElhaney 524; 4. Joseph Faulkner 360; 5.Pearson Lee Williams 78.

2018 AR Bodies Challenge: 1.Joseph Faulkner 185; 2.Brad Skinner 180; 3.Eric Hickerson 173; 4.Dalton Polston 74; 5.Kenny Collins 62; 6.Bret Holmes 39; 7.Mitch Thornton 26; 8.Rodney Martin 24; 9.David Brannon 23.

June 30-Duck River Raceway Park-Wheel, TN-$4,000 August 4-Blue Ridge Motorsports Park-Blue Ridge, GA-$4,000 August 11-Talladega Short Track-Eastaboga, AL., $10,000 Governor’s Cup

2018 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

2018 Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series Marketing Partners Include: AR Bodies, Brodix Cylinder Heads, , COR Suspensions, Cruise with the Champions,, H3 Performance Graphics, Integra Racing Shocks, , MSR Mafia Web Design and Service, PPM Racing Products,, 36 Racing & Fabrication, Racecar Engineering, BrakeOMeter; Dirt Car Lift

By |2018-06-27T13:39:29-04:00June 27th, 2018|Racing News, Southern All Stars, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on Southern All Stars Set For Second Trip To Duck River June 30th


Auburndale Speedway will wrap up the first half of the 2018 racing season this Saturday night with a great six division program before taking a month-long “summer break” for the month of July.

Featured this week will be race number four of the Super-8 Series for the Super Late Models presented by Q Auto and Injury Attorneys. Joining the Super Late Models and their “Q Independence 125” will be the V-8 Bombers – running a special 40-lap contest – the Legend Cars, Q Mini Stocks, Mini Cup cars and the Scramblers.

Also on hand will be Florida racing legend Gary “Hot Shoe” Balough who will have his book “Hot Shoe! A Checkered Past: My Story” available for fans. Balough, a former racer in the NASCAR Cup and former Busch Grand National Series, rose to fame in his home state by shocking a veteran field of Late Model racers in winning the 1968 Governor’s Cup race at Golden Gate Speedway in Tampa. He drove for many of the top car owners of the day including Marty Handshaw, Johnny Merendino, Pee Wee Griffin, RahMoc Racing, Billie Harvey and more, winning hundreds of races. One of his biggest wins came on the Syracuse Mile driving a car dubbed the “Batmobile” back in 1980. The car was created by Balough and car builder Kenny Weld and scored one of the most dominating wins ever in the Syracuse 200. Balough will have a replica of that car on display as well on Saturday night.

Balough’s book is an autobiography written with the help of long time motorsports writer Bones Bourcier. It chronicles Balough’s career from being one of the country’s winningest drivers on both dirt and asphalt short tracks along with his efforts in NASCAR to the unexpected turn his life would take just as his racing career began to peak.

The Super Late Models have put on three outstanding races so far this season with three different drivers visiting victory lane: Joe Boyd of Riverview, Winter Haven’s George Gorham, Jr. and most recently local Auburndale standout Chris Fontaine who won the Mother’s Day 125 back on May 12. That win pushed Fontaine into the point lead for the Super-8 Series as he now holds a four point edge on Lakeland driver Brandon “Bones” Duchscherer. Duchscherer is just four points ahead of third place Josh Todd while fourth place Brian Dorer of Lakeland is just ten points out of first place.

Boyd is currently fifth in the point standings with David King, Jett Noland, Gorham, Jamie King and Blaise Hetznecker rounding out the current top-ten.

Pit gates open at 2 pm with Super Late Model practice slated from 4:15-5 pm. Other divisions will practice from 5-5:50 pm. Grandstand gates open at 5 pm and qualifying for the Super Late Models and the V-8 Bombers is slated for 6 pm.

Racing begins at 7 pm with 8-lap heat races for the Legend Cars, Q Mini Stocks, Mini Cups and Scramblers. Intermission will feature an autograph session (weather permitting) on the front stretch with the Super Late Model drivers just before they go racing in the Q Independence 125 that will be the first feature of the evening. Up next will be 25 laps for the Legend Cars, 25 laps for the Q Mini Stocks and a 20-lap contest for the Mini Cup machines. The V-8 Bombers then hit the track for 40 laps while the Scramblers will conclude the evening of action with a 20-lap feature run.

Adult admission this full evening of fantastic racing is just $15 with seniors 55+ $13. Children ages 5-12 are only $5 and all kids 4 and under get in free. The family 4-pack is just $32 for two adult and two children’s admissions (a $40 value). Pit passes are $30 per person and all parking is free.

By |2018-06-26T21:42:38-04:00June 26th, 2018|Racing News, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on SUPER LATE MODELS HELP WRAP UP FIRST HALF OF AUBURNDALE SPEEDWAY RACING SEASON

FASTRAK Racing Series ready for $2,000 to win Charlie Mize Memorial at Lavonia on July 4th

Carnesville, GA –  The FASTRAK Racing Series powered by Chevrolet Performance is set to return to action on Independence Day at Lavonia Speedway for the 5th race of the 2018 season. The 7th Annual Charlie Mize Memorial returns to the 3/8th mile Northeast Georgia oval featuring a $2,000 to win feature for the Chevrolet Performance Late Models. Many of the tracks we watch races at in Western South Carolina and Northern Georgia wouldn’t be there if not for the efforts of Charlie Mize, who was a premier track owner, operator and promoter for over 40 years.

In addition to the over $10,000 up for grabs in purse money, there will be a $100 Hard Charger Award sponsored by Basey’s Site Work, LLC. The winner of the Charlie Mize Memorial will receive a $100 product certificate from Swift Springs. One driver will also receive one case of Hi Performance Motor Oil from VP Racing Lubricants as part of the their contingency program with the FASTRAK Racing Series powered by Chevrolet Performance.

Matthew Nance, of Ronda, NC, picked up his first career FASTRAK Racing Series powered by Chevrolet Performance victory in the 2017 Charlie Mize Memorial. Nance is the current points leader of the series, holding a 23 point advantage over Ross Bailes of Gastonia, NC. Logan Roberson of Waynesboro, VA is currently third, after recording three consecutive 2nd place finishes. Appomattox, VA’s Corey Almond is in 4th, with Justin Wofford of Jonesville, SC rounding out the top five. Matt Long of Concord, NC won the last FASTRAK Racing Series powered by Chevrolet Performance race at Virginia Motor Speedway on June 16th.

Grandstand admission is $20, and free for kids 10 and younger. Pit admission is $35. Gates open at 5:30pm with the driver’s meeting scheduled for 7pm.

Full Payout – Lavonia Speedway – July 4th – Charlie Mize Memorial
1) $2,000; 2) $1,000; 3) $700; 4) $600; 5) $500; 6) $450; 7) $400; 8) $375; 9) $350; 10) $325; 11) $315; 12) $300; 13) $275; 14) $265; 15-24) $250

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The 2018 marketing partners for the FASTRAK Racing Series are Chevrolet Performance, Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuel, VP Racing Lubricants, FloRacing, Swift Springs, MyRacePass, TNT Race Cars, Arizona Sport Shirts, Simpson Safety Equipment,, Dirt Late Model Magazine and Thomas Clarke Performance.

By |2018-06-26T18:34:22-04:00June 26th, 2018|Racing News, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on FASTRAK Racing Series ready for $2,000 to win Charlie Mize Memorial at Lavonia on July 4th