DIRTcar Nationals
Volusia Speedway Park | Barberville, FL
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
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Tickets can be purchased at the gate.

For more information, call the track at (386) 985-4402

Event Info

DIRTcar Nationals
February 7, 2022 to February 19, 2022
Volusia Speedway Park
1500 East State Road 40
Barberville, FL 

Event Description
Kick off the 2022 racing season with two full weeks of racing in Florida at Volusia Speedway Park!

Series Racing
Super DIRTcar Series

To Win Amount
$4,000.00

Feature Laps Length
30

Event Schedule
1PM Pit Gates open
5PM Grandstand Gates open
5:15PM Hot Laps/Qualifying
7PM RACING

Latest Schedule
*All times Eastern

Event Hashtag
#DIRTcarNats

Frequently Asked Questions
To Win Amount
$4,000.00

Type of Grandstand
Bleachers, Chairbacks

Stadium Seating
Stadium seats are allowed as long as they don't conflict with the aisle behind you.

Handicapped Seating
All Handicap seating is the first rows of each section

Handicapped Parking
there are many handicap parking spots available. All spots are first come first serve.

Pit Age Limit
There is no age restriction in the pits. Anyone 17 years of age or younger will need to fill out a minor waiver form and be accompanied by an adult.

Pit Gate Location
East or West side of the Track.

Personal Coolers
Six-pack maximum cooler size. No alcohol. No glass.

ATMs
1

Credit Card Use
Pit Gate, Ticket Window

Beer Sales
Beer is available for purchase at the track.

Smoking Policy
No smoking in the Grandstands.


Parking Cost
Free

Camping Availability
electric hookup, non-electric, onsite, sanitary facility, showers

Camping Cost
$25 a day for dry camping, $50 for hook-up, $75 for electric/water/sewer. Battle in Barberville and Southern Sprint Car Shootout will be Weekend camping. $30 Dry Camping (General), $75 Electric/Water (Reserved), $100 Electric/Water/Sewer (Executive). (no hook-ups available for DIRTcar Nationals)

Closest Airport
Daytona International Airport

Other Airport
Orlando Sanford

Track Info
Track Phone
(386) 985-4402

Track Email
volusiaspeedway@dirtcar.com

Track Size & Type
0.500; dirt oval

Sprint Car Track Record
12.569s by Paul McMahan on 2-10-11; 360 Sprint Car: 14.909 sec. by Brandon Grubaugh on Dec. 2, 2022; Non-Wing: 16.559s by Steve Kinser on 2-9-81

Late Model Car Track Record
Super: 15.507s by Devin Moran on 1-19-23; 602: 17.904s by Jensen Ford on 1-20-23; 604: 17.018s by Trever Taylor on 1-18-20

DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap

‘WE GOT A GATAH!’: Britten edges Phelps by 0.025 seconds for first DIRTcar Nationals win

The hunger in Peter Britten was visible. Wild and untamed. He threw his Big Block Modified into every corner with an anger, scaring any rut more than it intimidated him.

Tuesday night, it cost him a win. Wednesday night, a different story. However, just as hellaciously entertaining.

When the white flag was revealed during the second Super DIRTcar Series Feature of DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park, Britten was about two car lengths behind leader Jimmy Phelps. On entry to Turn 1, Britten sent it. Manhandling his machine through the bumps, Britten pulled ahead of the #98H on corner exit.

The lead was his, but only for a second. Britten had about a two-car length gap on Phelps going into Turn 3 but lost it when he slid high and Phelps dove low. The lead then transferred back to Phelps as he exited Turn 4. But Britten’s hunger persisted. Staying in the throttle, he torpedoed down the front stretch, pulling even with Phelps, bringing everyone to their feet. At the line, Britten edged Phelps by 0.025 seconds for this first DIRTcar Nationals win.

“Kind of made an all or nothing move in Turn 1, Baja jumped but it came off, you know,” Britten said, before letting his emotions loose, yelling “We got a gatah! Yeah!”

The victory – this third career Super DIRTcar Series win – was redemption after losing an epic duel with Stewart Friesen the night before.

RELATED: Stewart Friesen wins barn burner over Peter Britten at DIRTcar Nationals

He wasn’t the only driver on a redemptive drive throughout the night, too. Coming off a career year with the Super DIRTcar Series, Jack Lehner entered the week with a head full of confidence and a car full of speed. Tuesday night, he got collected in an accident while running second in his Heat Race. Wednesday night, he set the Billy Whittaker Cars Fast Time Award and won his Heat Race.

When it came time for the Albany-Saratoga Speedway redraw to determine the top eight starting positions, Britten drew third, Lehner drew fourth, Tuesday night’s winner Stewart Friesen drew second and Jimmy Phelps, also looking for his first DIRTcar Nationals win, drew the pole.

When the 30-lap Feature commenced, Phelps pulled ahead of Friesen and Britten hit a rut, allowing Lehner to pass him for third.

In the opening laps, Phelps ran low, while Friesen ripped the top. The momentum of the high side propelled the former DIRTcar Nationals champion to Phelps’s rear bumper. But while trying to charge around Phelps on Lap 5, the J&B Insulations Inc. #98H slid up the track in Turn 4, blocking Friesen’s run and forcing him to find his brakes. That allowed Lehner to slide by Friesen for second. However, he lost the spot a few laps later just before the caution lights came on.

When the race resumed, like Batman jumping out of a dark alleyway to surprise his foes, Britten surprised Friesen and Lehner, splitting them three-wide through the middle in the first corner to go from fourth to second. Friesen slid over the cushion the next corner, causing him to fade to fifth and was never a factor for the rest of the Feature.

Lehner, however, continued to show his muscle, driving back by Britten for second shortly after.

“I didn’t feel like I had that good of a car at the start,” Britten said. “I felt like I was bouncing too much, a little out of control.”

The race went quiet for the next dozen laps. Phelps held a comfortable lead over Lehner. And Britten wasn’t within striking distance of the #2L machine. Then, with 10 laps to go, Phelps caught the back of the field.

Lehner began to close. With eight laps to go, he was a car length away from Phelps. With six laps to go, he was at his bumper. With five to go, Britten caught them both, making it a three-way battle for the lead in the closing laps.

With three laps to go, Britten moved high, unafraid of the bumps that could kill his momentum. Instead, it boosted his momentum, launching him alongside Lehner for second-place in Turn 3, while the youngest of the three was banging on Phelps’s rear bumper. With two laps to go, Britten pulled even with Phelps down the backstretch, edging him for the lead in the next corner, but slid high and allowed Phelps to pull ahead with the white flag in the air.

Then, the hunger took over. Wild and untamed. Unwilling to let another chance at victory slip by. Britten finally got to park his Ryder Racing #21A Big Block in Victory Lane at Volusia and earn the iconic golden gator (or crocodile as the Australian renamed it) trophy.

“From the moment we’ve unloaded we’ve been good,” Britten said. “I keep saying, you have to put yourself in the hunt and eventually something is going to come.”

For Phelps, another runner-up finish at Volusia. Another chance to get his first gator stolen. But still a good sign of speed for the rest of the week.

“[Britten] just drove his ass off,” Phelps said. “And honestly, he earned it. It’s a tough way to lose. I’ll tell you it sucks. Car was really good. Obviously, we have to work on getting it a little more versatile up top and in the middle and racing in traffic we have to be able to move around a little better. But around the bottom, I thought we had a really, really good car. Things are good. We have speed. I just hate it for my guys.”

Lehner, of Saratoga Springs, NY, rounded out the podium and like Phelps, while he would’ve loved his first gator trophy, there was still joy with his performance.

“I’m definitely happy about it,” Lehner said. “We had a good car. It wasn’t like a third place where we were just hanging on. We were able to contend there a little bit.”

Along with the victory, Britten also maintained the overall DIRTcar Nationals Big Gator Championship points lead. He’s currently 14 points ahead of Friesen and Phelps.

UP NEXT
The Super DIRTcar Series continues Thursday, Feb. 17, at Volusia Speedway Park for the Series’ third day of DIRTcar Nationals action. For tickets, CLICK HERE.

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

RESULTS
DIRTcar Nationals Night #2 Feature (30 Laps): 1. 21A-Peter Britten[3]; 2. 98H-Jimmy Phelps[1]; 3. 2L-Jack Lehner[4]; 4. 23C-Kyle Coffey[9]; 5. 99L-Larry Wight[8]; 6. 88-Mat Williamson[6]; 7. 44-Stewart Friesen[2]; 8. 8H-Max McLaughlin[20]; 9. 118-Jim Britt[12]; 10. 19-Tim Fuller[5]; 11. 12S-Darren Smith[13]; 12. 3H-Justin Haers[7]; 13. 14-CG Morey[15]; 14. 9S-Matt Sheppard[22]; 15. 35LJ-LJ Lombardo[11]; 16. 35M-Mike Mahaney[10]; 17. 16X-Dan Creeden[21]; 18. 83-Brian Swartzlander[23]; 19. 6S-Matthew Stangle[26]; 20. 8S-Rich Scagliotta[16]; 21. JS98-Rocky Warner[24]; 22. 25P-Michael Parent[27]; 23. 215P-Adam Pierson[17]; 24. 3J-Marc Johnson[18]; 25. 11T-Jeff Taylor[19]; 26. 111-Demetrios Drellos[14]; 27. 54-Steve Bernard[25]

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Results
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
13+221APeter Britten 300.0000Running0$4,000
21-198HJimmy Phelps 30-0.0250Running0$2,000
34+12LJack Lehner 30-0.6070Running0$1,000
49+523CKyle Coffey 30-1.5550Running0$800
58+399LLarry Wight 30-2.2350Running0$700
66088Mat Williamson 30-2.2360Running0$650
72-544Stewart Friesen 30-2.8510Running0$600
820+128HMax McLaughlin 30-3.0320Running0$550
912+3118Jim Britt 30-4.3050Running0$500
105-519Tim Fuller 30-5.5750Running0$450
1113+212SDarren Smith 30-6.5570Running0$400
127-53HJustin Haers 30-7.7580Running0$375
1315+214CG Morey 30-11.4360Running0$350
1422+89SMatt Sheppard 30-11.5420Running0$325
1511-435LJL.J. Lombardo 30-11.9500Running0$300
1610-635MMike Mahaney 30-12.4590Running0$300
1721+416XDan Creeden 30-14.7720Running0$300
1823+583Brian Swartzlander 30-15.4050Running0$300
1926+76SMatthew Stangle 30-15.9040Running0$300
2016-48SRich Scagliotta 30-16.8190Running0$300
2124+3JS98Rocky Warner 30-18.2770Running0$300
2227+525PMichael Parent 30-18.5350Running0$300
2317-6215PAdam Pierson 30-19.2060Running0$300
2418-63JMarc Johnson 30-19.8450Running0$300
2519-611TJeff Taylor 29-1 Laps0Running0$300
2614-12111Demetrios Drellos 10-20 Laps0Running0$300
2725-254Steve Bernard 7-23 Laps0Running0$300
Last Chance Showdown Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
111+108HMax McLaughlin 00.0000Running0$0
21-19SMatt Sheppard 0-1.0260Running0$0
32-1JS98Rocky Warner 0-3.1750Running0$0
43-125PMichael Parent 0-3.7590Running0$0
56+11GDarwin Greene 0-6.2580Running0$0
64-26SMatthew Stangle 0-6.7500Running0$0
78+151Scott Huber 0-8.2740Running0$0
810+266Corbin Millar 0-9.7500Running0$0
97-235BFrancois Bellemare 0-10.8830Running0$0
109-144RRussell Morseman 0-11.7280Running0$0
115-628Michael Trautschold 069.6190DNF0$0
121201Andrew Smith 069.6190DNS0$0
131301KRick Laubach 069.6190DNS0$0
Last Chance Showdown 2 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
11016XDan Creeden 00.0000Running0$0
23+183Brian Swartzlander 0-1.3640Running0$0
32-154Steve Bernard 0-2.2510Running0$0
49+530WJoseph Watson 0-2.4680Running0$0
55071Jimmy Zacharias 0-5.3620Running0$0
66037MDJeremiah Shingledecker 0-6.4190Running0$0
74-348TDave Rauscher 0-7.0230Running0$0
810+288LJeffery Lapalme 0-9.9490Running0$0
97-217DMarcus Dinkins 0-10.8660Running0$0
108-288DOlden Dwyer 0108.6650DNF0$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
14+388Mat Williamson St. Catharines, ON0.000
21-198HJimmy Phelps Baldwinsville, NY-268.313
35+223CKyle Coffey Caledonia, NY-271.673
48+4118Jim Britt New Town Square, PA-272.239
52-38SRich Scagliotta Hillsborough, NJ-273.017
69+39SMatt Sheppard Waterloo, NY-274.115
76-125PMichael Parent Granby, QC-274.812
87-128Michael Trautschold ROSCOE, NY-276.004
910+135BFrancois Bellemare Trois Rivieres, QC-278.775
1011+144RRussell Morseman Addison, NY-281.123
113-88HMax McLaughlin Mooresville, NCDNF
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
11044Stewart Friesen Sprakers, NY0.000
22021APeter Britten Brisbane, QLD0.000
34+135MMike Mahaney Kings Ferry, NY0.000
43-112SDarren Smith Binghamton, NY0.000
56+1215PAdam Pierson East Corinth, VT0.000
67+1JS98Rocky Warner Gloversville, NY0.000
75-26SMatthew Stangle Alpha, NJ0.000
8801GDarwin Greene Susquehanna, PA0.000
910+151Scott Huber Cambridge, NY0.000
109-166Corbin Millar Perth, ON0.000
111101Andrew Smith Lockport, NYDNS
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
1102LJack Lehner Saratoga Springs, NY0.000
22099LLarry Wight Fulton, NY-148.097
3301KRick Laubach Quakertown, PA-148.901
440111Demetrios Drellos Queensbury, NY-150.964
5503JMarc Johnson Guilderland, NY-151.565
68+216XDan Creeden Middletown, NY-152.926
79+283Brian Swartzlander Leechburg, PA-154.510
87-171Jimmy Zacharias Candor, NY-155.170
910+117DMarcus Dinkins Watkins Glen, NY-157.136
106-430WJoseph Watson Milford, DE-134.271
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
11019Tim Fuller Watertown, NY0.000
2203HJustin Haers Phelps, NY-151.602
33035LJL.J. Lombardo Danbury, CT-151.722
44014CG Morey Rutland, VT-154.982
55011TJeff Taylor Chittenengo, NY-155.311
66054Steve Bernard Granby, QC-155.787
79+248TDave Rauscher Waterloo, NY-156.562
87-137MDJeremiah Shingledecker Polk, PA-156.995
98-188DOlden Dwyer Shaftsbury, VT-158.211
1010088LJeffery Lapalme St-Dominique, QC-160.265
Qualifying Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
1498HJimmy Phelps 17.7410.000
268SRich Scagliotta 17.934-0.193
398HMax McLaughlin 17.952-0.211
4788Mat Williamson 18.038-0.297
5523CKyle Coffey 18.143-0.402
6125PMichael Parent 18.219-0.478
7828Michael Trautschold 18.474-0.733
810118Jim Britt 18.489-0.748
9119SMatt Sheppard 18.568-0.827
10235BFrancois Bellemare 18.825-1.084
11344RRussell Morseman 19.443-1.702
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
1944Stewart Friesen 17.9130.000
2421APeter Britten 17.965-0.052
3712SDarren Smith 18.000-0.087
4135MMike Mahaney 18.061-0.148
536SMatthew Stangle 18.296-0.383
66215PAdam Pierson 18.403-0.490
75JS98Rocky Warner 18.411-0.498
821GDarwin Greene 18.456-0.543
91166Corbin Millar 18.823-0.910
10851Scott Huber 18.950-1.037
11101Andrew Smith 19.021-1.108
Qualifying Flight 3 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
142LJack Lehner 17.6520.000
2799LLarry Wight 17.731-0.079
391KRick Laubach 18.300-0.648
410111Demetrios Drellos 18.317-0.665
553JMarc Johnson 18.433-0.781
6830WJoseph Watson 18.486-0.834
7171Jimmy Zacharias 18.525-0.873
8316XDan Creeden 18.544-0.892
9683Brian Swartzlander 18.574-0.922
10217DMarcus Dinkins 18.946-1.294
Qualifying Flight 4 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
1619Tim Fuller 18.0090.000
2103HJustin Haers 18.259-0.250
3235LJL.J. Lombardo 18.350-0.341
4714CG Morey 18.353-0.344
5411TJeff Taylor 18.469-0.460
6154Steve Bernard 18.546-0.537
7837MDJeremiah Shingledecker 18.552-0.543
8988DOlden Dwyer 18.727-0.718
9548TDave Rauscher 18.982-0.973
10388LJeffery Lapalme 19.688-1.679