Volusia Speedway Park adds Battle in Barberville, Plus USCS Sprint Cars first return in 18 years
The Battle in Barberville will be Dec. 1-3 and the United Sprint Car Series is set to return Jan. 26-28
BARBERVILLE, FL – Becoming home of the biggest dirt racing events, Volusia Speedway Park has added the special Battle in Barberville and will welcome the United Sprint Car Series back for the first time in 18 years.
The World’s Fastest Half-Mile will conclude its 2022 season with the Battle in Barberville, Dec. 1-3, highlighted by 360 Sprint Cars, 602 Late Models and 604 Models. Then, the week after the 2023 season-opening Sunshine Nationals, fans will be graced with the grand return of the United Sprint Cars, Jan. 26-28 – boasting a more than $60,000 overall purse.
“We are thrilled to be hosting these additional events at Volusia Speedway Park,” said Volusia Speedway Park General Manager Anthony Tate. “Our fans have asked for more Sprint Car races and hosting the Battle In Barberville will be a great addition to end 2022.”
BATTLE IN BARBERVILLE – Dec. 1-3
Before the United Sprint Car Series makes its return next year, fans will get a taste of 360 Sprint Cars at Volusia during the Battle in Barberville. The three-day event will hold an open practice for any division on Thursday and then host Sprint Cars and 602 Late Models on Friday. The 360 Sprint Cars will run for $2,500-to-win and the Late Models will compete for $1,500-to-win.
Saturday’s finale will feature a massive show with 604 Late Models, UMP Modifeds and 3/4 Modifieds. Adding to the intensity of the Late Model program, which will see drivers compete for a $3,000 payday in the Feature, there will be an emphasis to make the podium in each Heat Race with first-place paying $200, second paying $100 and third paying $50. The UMP Modifieds will be competing for $1,500-to-win and the 3/4 Modifieds will have $500 on the line in their Features.
Southern Sprint Car Shootout – Jan. 26-28
When the United Sprint Car Series returns to Volusia Speedway Park, it’ll mark its 10th and 11th races at the Florida track, and first since 2005.
The Series’ inaugural visit came in 2001 and was won by former World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series driver Terry McCarl. The Series was also a part of Volusia’s DIRTcar Nationals in 2004 with the World of Outlaws Late Models.
This year, there will be a three-day show for the USCS 360 Sprint Cars with Thursday night being a practice night before the full race programs on Friday and Saturday. The winged warriors will compete for $3,000-to-win on Friday, Jan. 27, and then $5,000-to-win on Saturday, Jan. 28.
“I think it’ll be great; we’ve always liked [Volusia Speedway Park],” said Pete Walton, founder of USCS. “We get a lot of guys that time of the year from Canada and the Northeast because they’re sick the snow. We should get about 15 Florida cars, everyone that runs with us regularly and several from up the east coast. I think it’ll be a great show.”
Joining them during the weekend will be Street Stocks on Friday and Thunder Stocks on Saturday – both competing for $1,000 paydays.
The full list of former USCS winners at Volusia include, McCarl (2001), Sport Allen (2001), Kenny Adams (2003 x2, 2004, 2005), Joey Saldana (2004), Chad Kemenah (2004) and Terry Gray (2004).
For the full schedule of upcoming events at Volusia Speedway Park and tickets to them, CLICK HERE.