Volusia Speedway Park

Volusia Unveils 2022 Schedule

Volusia Speedway Park revealed its 2022 schedule on Friday during the Performance Racing Industry Tradeshow in Indianapolis. Beginning with the Sunshine Nationals in January and running through the Reutimann Memorial in November, there are more than 40 race nights at The World’s Fastest Half-Mile.

While World of Outlaws Late Models and DIRTcar UMP Modifieds bookend the 2022 season, everything from World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars to AMA Motorcycles to Top Gun Sprints will make appearances at Volusia.

Following the DIRTcar Nationals in February and Daytona Bike Week events in March, an ambitious schedule of racing including 604 Late Models, 602 Late Models, DIRTcar UMP Modifieds, 3/4 Modifieds, Street Stocks and Thunder Stocks will be on the card for Saturday night racing beginning in April.

New in 2022, Volusia Speedway Park’s weekly events will be broadcast around the world via DIRTVision, dirt track racing’s broadcaster of premier events and tracks.

“We have worked hard to deliver a full and competitive schedule for our fans, sponsors and racers,” said Volusia Speedway Park General Manager James Sawyer. “We’ve had a great 2021 season so our goal is to keep the momentum rolling right into 2022, beginning with the Sunshine Nationals on Jan. 20.”

Click here for the full schedule of events and links to ticket information.

World of Outlaws, DIRTcar set to take over Florida Feb. 7-19 for DIRTcar Nationals

Sprint Cars, UMP Modifieds, Late Models and Big Block Modifieds stars return for Big Gator championships

In less than two months, more than a hundred of the best drivers in the world will venture to Volusia Speedway Park in search of eastern Florida’s rare golden gator.

However, the only way to capture it… win the 51st DIRTcar Nationals.

Four divisions of race cars, six series between them, will commune at the “World’s Fastest Half-Mile,” Feb. 7-19, to compete in their own Big Gator championships with big checks and unique gator trophies on the line each race.

DIRTcar UMP Modifieds (Feb. 7-12)
With the 51st DIRTcar Nationals starting a day earlier in 2022, that presented the opportunity for the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds to have a full week of non-stop action. They’ll kick off the event on Monday as part of their six straight days of racing action. The division’s traditional “All-Features” night will be on Thursday, Feb. 10, with split fields competing on Friday, Feb. 11. The Gator Championship will be on Saturday, Feb. 12.

Attracting more than 100 cars last year, the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds field includes superstars like multi-time champion Nick Hoffman, multi-time DIRTcar Nationals winner Kyle Strickler, and a plethora of current and former NASCAR stars like Justin Allgaier, Kenny Wallace, David Reutimann, David Stremme, Matt Crafton, Justin Haley and Kenny Schrader.

All Star Circuit of Champions (Feb. 8-9)
The two days of All Star Circuit of Champions racing will kick off the Sprint Car Big Gator Championship for the week, featuring the series’ regulars like 2021 All Star champion Tyler Courtney, Cory Eliason, Kevin Thomas Jr. and more, along with several World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series stars. The All Stars have competed during DIRTcar Nationals for 30 years with the first race in 1983.

For the past two years, the winner of the opening All Star race went on to win the overall Big Gator Championship. In 2020 that was Brad Sweet and in 2021 it was Logan Schuchart.

World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars (Feb. 10-12)
For the 17th consecutive year, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will commence its epic year-long season at Volusia Speedway Park during the DIRTcar Nationals. Bringing together the best Sprint Car drivers in the country, the three days of racing have produced some of the most exciting shows from late race passes to intense multi-car battles.

Three-time and defending World of Outlaws champion Brad Sweet, started his last two championship runs by winning the Outlaws’ opening night at Volusia. To do so again in 2022, he’ll have to compete against one of the most competitive fields of drivers in Series history, including 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz, 2021 championship rival David Gravel, 2021 Rookie of the Year James McFadden, 2021 Big Gator champion Logan Schuchart, rising young-guns Carson Macedo and Sheldon Haudenschild and many more.

Super DIRTcar Series (Feb. 14-19)
The most elite Big Block Modified drivers in the country will escape the cold of the northeast for six days of on-track action at the World’s Fastest Half-Mile. It’ll be the 24th consecutive year the Series has ventured to Volusia. Monday, Feb. 14, will be a practice day for the drivers before the 2022 Super DIRTcar Series season starts on Tuesday, Feb. 15.

With the five races not serving as points events, it allows the field of drivers to run as hard as they want and throw caution to the wind. That produced three different winners in a row last year with NASCAR Truck Series star Stewart Friesen, Michael Maresca and 2021 Big Gator champion Max McLaughlin. Those drivers, along with eight-time and defending Series champion Matt Sheppard, 2019 Series champion Mat Williamson and Australia’s Peter Britten, will be vying for the iconic golden gator trophy again.

DIRTcar Late Models (Feb. 14-15)
Like the Sprint Cars, the chase for the Late Model Big Gator Championship will be split between two series – the DIRTcar Late Models and the World of Outlaws Late Models. However, fans will still get to see the same caliber of drivers between both series like four-time and defending World of Outlaws champion Brandon Sheppard, 2006 World of Outlaws champion Tim McCreadie, 2021 Summer Nationals champion Bobby Pierce, Florida’s Kyle Bronson, 2021 Big Gator champion Devin Moran, 2021 crown jewel king Brandon Overton and many more.

In 2021, McCreadie picked up his sixth DIRTcar Late Model victory at Volusia, while Pierce picked up his first. Overall, in the 19 years of the DIRTcar Late Models competing at Volusia, there have been 28 different winners.

World of Outlaws Late Models (Feb. 16-19)
Volusia Speedway Park will be the home for the World of Outlaws Late Models in January and February with the season-opening Sunshine Nationals, Jan. 20-22, and then four days of racing during the DIRTcar Nationals to wrap up the Late Model Big Gator Championship. The seven days of Florida racing will set the stage for the Series’ 2022 championship and showcase the stout 2022 class of drivers, including the exciting rookie contenders Max Blair and Kyle Hammer.

Brandon Sheppard tied Josh Richards for the most championships in 2021 when he picked up his fourth title. In 2022, he’ll be on the hunt to surpass that and beat Richards’s win record. Richards currently holds the most wins with 78 and Sheppard has 77. Volusia could see him break that record with Sheppard having won six World of Outlaws races in a row at the track from 2018 to 2020.

For tickets to the 2022 DIRTcar Nationals, CLICK HERE.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch the DIRTcar Nationals live on DIRTVision – either online or with the DIRTVision App.

Volusia Speedway Park joins DIRTVision’s premier lineup of live weekly racing

Florida’s top DIRTcar UMP Modified and Late Model drivers will be showcased live throughout the year

Volusia Speedway Park has evolved into one of the top state-of-the-art dirt tracks in the country and in 2022 race fans will get to experience the World’s Fastest Half-Mile from anywhere live on DIRTVision.

The Florida track joins DIRTVision’s premier lineup of live weekly racing, expanding its pledge of showcasing the best short track racing in the country. Along with the track’s top tier events, like the Sunshine Nationals, DIRTcar Nationals and Emil & Dale Reutimann Memorial, the best UMP Modified, Late Model, Street Stock, Thunder Stock, Top Gun Sprint Car and 3/4 Modified drivers in the state will be showcased throughout the year.

“A lot of devotion has gone into Volusia Speedway Park to not only make it one of the best racing facilities in the country, but one of the best weekly local racing tracks, as well,” said DIRTcar CEO Brian Carter. “Now, for those who aren’t able to attend an event at the track, we’re thrilled to be able to let them still experience it live on DIRTVision.”

Racing action at Volusia will kick off with the Sunshine Nationals, on Jan. 20-22, hosting a Late Model-Palooza like no other. The World of Outlaws Late Models will start its season with drivers like four-time and defending champion Brandon Sheppard, Florida’s Kyle Bronson, 2021 Rookie of the Year Tyler Bruening and many more competing for the victories. Joining the World of Outlaws during the three-day event will also be the 602 Late Models and DIRTcar Pro Late Models.

A couple weeks later, the 51st DIRTcar Nationals will commence (Feb. 7-19) gathering the top dirt racing series and drivers in Barberville, FL for two weeks of action.

The first week will feature the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and their Gator Championship (Feb. 7-12), the All Star Circuit of Champions (Feb. 8-9) and the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season opener (Feb. 10-12) where three-time and defending champion Brad Sweet will look for another strong start to a championship run against rivals like David Gravel, Donny Schatz, Carson Macedo, Logan Schuchart and more.

After a break on Sunday, the second week of DIRTcar Nationals will continue Monday, Feb. 14. The DIRTcar Late Models will run Feb. 14 to Feb. 15 before the World of Outlaws Late Models season continues Feb. 16 to Feb. 19. The Super DIRTcar Series will see stars like eight-time and defending champion Matt Sheppard, two-time and defending NAPA Super DIRT Week champion Mat Williamson, Peter Britten, Max McLaughlin and others on track all week.

The full 2022 schedule for Volusia Speedway Park will be released in the coming months.

To watch every race live from the World’s Fastest Half-Mile, sign up for an annual Platinum FAST PASS with DIRTVision and experience every event either online or through the DIRTVision App.

Volusia Speedway Park joins DIRTVision’s growing list of historic tracks like Attica Raceway Park, Huset’s Speedway, Jacksonville Speedway, Knoxville Raceway, Millbridge Speedway, Perth Motorplex and Williams Grove Speedway. Fans with a FAST PASS subscription can also access every race for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, the Super DIRTcar Series, Xtreme DIRTcar Series and DIRTcar Summer Nationals.

Germfree joins Volusia Speedway Park as preferred BioTech partner

Germfree – a manufacturer of isolator and laminar flow technology – is teaming with Volusia Speedway Park, starting this year, to become the track’s preferred BioTech partner.

Germfree Laboratories, Inc. was founded in 1962 to manufacture isolators for “germfree” research. The company has delivered aseptic and hazardous drug compounding systems to 40% of the hospital pharmacies in the United States with units also being shipped globally. Their isolators and laminar flow technologies are utilized by several of the top-10 pharmaceutical and BioTech firms for production and lab applications. Germfree also designs and manufactures complex biocontainment and biopharma cleanrooms on mobile and modular platforms, spaces that are fitted with Germfree’s robust stainless-steel equipment, and deployed worldwide.

The partnership with Volusia Speedway Park – located 20 miles west of Daytona Beach, FL – will see Germfree signage displayed around the track throughout its events, which include the Sunshine Nationals (Jan 20-22) and DIRTcar Nationals (Feb. 7-19), along with a Germfree display, educating fans about the company.

“There’s no bigger community than that of the racing community. This partnership with Volusia Speedway Park is a tremendous opportunity for Germfree to reach a new local audience during some of the biggest dirt racing events in the country,” said Jessica Miller of Germfree. “We’re excited to educate fans about our company’s community impact and build new relationships.”

Volusia Speedway Park, the World’s Fastest Half-Mile, features weekly racing and hosts several events for the premier dirt racing series in the country, such as the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars, World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models, Super DIRTcar Series and DIRTcar UMP Modifieds. Each attracting thousands of fans from across the country.

Upcoming Volusia Speedway Park events:
2021
Nov. 13 – Wild Card 25 – DIRTcar UMP Modifieds
Nov. 18-20 – Emil & Dale Reutimann Memorial – DIRTcar UMP Modifieds
2022
Jan. 20-22 – Sunshine Nationals – World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models
Feb. 7-19 – DIRTcar Nationals – World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars, World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models, Super DIRTcar Series, DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

Rain Cancels Sept. 18 Races

Unfortunately, with the heavy rain all week, the heavy rain now at the track and more forecast for tomorrow, the races for tomorrow night — Saturday, September 18th — have been canceled. The Fall Classic is next up, Oct. 16, featuring Top Gun Sprints, 604 Late Models, 602 Late Models, and Thunder Stocks.

Saturday’s Blazing Guns 30 Falls to Rain

A storm rolled through Volusia Speedway Park Saturday afternoon, forcing track officials to postpone the Blazing Guns 30 with 602 and 604 late models as well as DIRTcar UMP Modifieds.

Next up will be the scheduled event is the Labor Day Classic Sept. 3-5 featuring 602 Late Models, 3/4 Modifieds, DIRTcar UMP Modifieds, Street Stocks, 604 Late Models and Thunder Stocks.

Six Winners Highlight Summer Sizzler

With temps soaring into the high 90’s, and well over 100 cars in the pits, the appropriately named “Summer Sizzler” was setting up to be one hot show. After several weeks of rain across the south the racers were finally able to take the track and get some laps in under a postcard worthy Florida sky.

The 602 Late Models kicked of the first of six features. David Showers Jr would be the early leader but on lap eight his left rear tire filed for separation from the race car in turn two leaving Showers Jr  sidelined for the remainder of the race. When the green flag dropped again it would be all Dustin Carter as he would lead the rest of the race and take the first checkered flag of the night. Travis Staats and Austin Leamon rounded out the top three.

The DIRTcar UMP Mods were up next with 22 cars taking the green flag. Paul Shead would lead the first lap, but a hard charging Jeff Matthews would take the lead on lap 2 with Garrett Stewart and Dillon Buhr following him to the front. The order would remain the same thru several cautions and restarts but as the laps wound down Stewart would begin to challenge Matthews on the outside more each lap. A late race caution would set up a two lap showdown for the win and when the dust settled a pass off the top of turn four on the final lap would put Stewart in victory lane with Matthews settling for second and Buhr crossing the line in third.

The third feature event of the night was the $1000 to win 604 Late Model Race. 28 cars took the green flag and as expected it was full of action. Johnny Collins started pole and wasted no time going to the front. Throughout the race Jason Garver and Jeff Matthews would battle for second but nobody had anything for Collins as he cruised to the win with Matthews taking second and Garver coming home in third.

The ¾ Mods would be the fourth class to run their feature. This race was all Patrick Vareika as he would lead unchallenged flag to flag. Wade Olmsted trailed a close second and last race feature winner Jesse Powers would round out the top three.

Up next were the Street Stocks with Chris Lawrance in the hunt for his 100th feature win, but he would have his hands full with a great field of Street Stocks. Starting on the second row Lawrance would find his way to the front early and once there he was determined to hold on to it. In the late stages of the race he simply drove away scoring that illusive 100th win. Thomas Hill would finish second and Bruce Giffin was third.

The final feature of the night would be the Thunderstocks. Twenty cars took the green flag and the battle the lead seen three wide racing for several laps before Jason Garver was eventually able to get the lead. Garver had also raced a late model and a modified on the night, but he showed no signs of being tired as he would go on to win the feature. Shaun Daugharty ran a close second and Eddie Gainey would finish third.

Our next race will be August 14th. Make your plans to join us for the Blazing Guns 30! See you soon at Volusia Speedway Park!

Mother Nature Postpones Bad Fast 50

Persistent rains and ongoing thunderstorm warnings throughout the weekend have forced Volusia Speedway Park officials to postpone this weekend’s BAD FAST 50. The track is working to reschedule the event and will announce the new date soon.

Meanwhile, racing continues on Saturday, April 24, when the Work Force 30 spotlights the 602 Late Models with a 30-lap, $1,000-to-win Feature. Also racing are the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds, Street Stocks, Compact 4s, and Thunder Stocks.

Season Opener Cancelled, Moved to March 27 Big Dog 30

Cold and rainy weather in Barberville, FL has forced Volusia Speedway Park officials to cancel tonight’s Season Opener, pushing the official opener to next weekend.

The Big Dog 30, on Saturday, March 27, will feature the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds, with a 30-laps, $1,500-to-win Feature, alongside the 602 Late Models, Street Stocks, Thunder Stocks, and Compact 4s.