MONDAY RECAP: Lee, Strickler, Nicely, Haley, Dotson, Stremme Win Monday UMP Modified Features

A grand total 102 DIRTcar UMP Modifieds packed the Volusia Speedway Park pit areas for opening night of the 52nd annual Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals Monday night and put the newly refreshed event format on display for the first time, awarding six of the field’s top drivers with the first gator trophies of the … Read more

AN AWESOME TIME: Travis Pastrana’s Road to Daytona Starts With DIRTcar UMP Modifieds at DIRTcar Nationals

Travis Pastrana

Having won numerous motocross and rally championships, co-created Nitro Circus and Nitro Rallycross, performed several miraculous stunts, and raced in NASCAR, amongst a plethora of other accomplishments, there isn’t much left on Travis Pastrana’s bucket list. Except for the Daytona 500. His plan to run the historic NASCAR Cup Series event with 23XI Racing and … Read more

COUNTING DOWN: Big Gators Await New Champions at Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals

Five Big Gator championship trophies await five new victors for the 52nd Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park, Feb. 6-18. The gator trophy was introduced in 2012, producing an iconic symbol of determination and triumph over the best race car drivers in the country during one of the biggest dirt racing events … Read more

Purse Increase, New Format for UMP Modifieds at 52nd DIRTcar Nationals

Over $148,000 in total prize money distributed over six nights of racing, up 118 percent from 2022 This February, the “Ironmen” of the DIRTcar Nationals will take on an all-new format and a purse increase for the 52nd edition of the historic Florida Speedweeks tradition. Since the turn of the century, the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds … Read more

GATOR SMOKE: Madden grabs DIRTcar Nationals win, Moran crowned Big Gator champion

Chris Madden wins at Volusia

Devin Moran wins “Big Gator” trophy by one point over Madden; earns second DIRTcar Nationals championship Chris Madden knew he couldn’t play it safe Saturday night at Volusia Speedway Park. As the Gray Court, SC driver’s chances to win dwindled, he decided to seize an opportunity. Madden ran fourth during the first 10 laps before … Read more

THE BIG GATOR: Jimmy Phelps conquers DIRTcar Nationals for first title, win

In 26 years with the Super DIRTcar Series, Jimmy Phelps has seen and experienced it all. But an occurrence Saturday night left him shocked and speechless. He earned his first DIRTcar Nationals win – worth $6,000 – and claimed the 2022 Big Gator Championship after leading green to checkered in the 50-lap finale at Volusia … Read more

MAD FOR GATORS: Max McLaughlin scores second DIRTcar Nationals win, Big Gator points lead

The first three times Max McLaughlin asked Volusia Speedway Park for its iconic gator trophy this week it said “no.” With every “no,” frustration grew. A third; an eight; and then a second. The latter, causing dejection to take over his posture. Friday night, during the fourth round of DIRTcar Nationals Super DIRTcar Series action, … Read more

RETURN OF THE MAC: McDowell scores second World of Outlaws win of 2022 at Volusia

Dale McDowell wins at Volusia

Devin Moran grabs fourth straight podium finish, leads Big Gator points Only one word describes Dale McDowell’s 2022 season—emotional. Less than a month after the Chickamauga, GA driver opened the season with a win at Sunshine Nationals, he backed it up with another one Thursday night at Volusia Speedway Park. McDowell outran Devin Moran and … Read more

UNDER PRESSURE: Williamson uses Super DIRT Week pressure to claim third DIRTcar Nationals victory

Mat Williamson felt the pressure of NAPA Super DIRT Week Thursday evening. But that pressure had nothing to do with the October event. He and his Buzz Chew Racing team were 1,200 miles south of where it’s even held. It was the third of five straight days of Super DIRTcar Series racing at Volusia Speedway … Read more

SEXY SURVIVAL: Overton Holds on for Second Career DIRTcar Nationals win

Brandon Overton wins at Volusia Speedway Park

The Evans, GA driver passed Dale McDowell on a restart en route to his 19th career World of Outlaws Win Brandon Overton’s clock was ticking Wednesday night. As the laps wound down at Volusia Speedway Park, so did the life of the engine inside his Longhorn Chassis. Luckily for “Big Sexy,” his clock didn’t strike … Read more