DIRTcar Nationals
Volusia Speedway Park | Barberville, FL
Tuesday, February 15, 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

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

Ripped from the pages of the greatest fiction stories, like those featuring epic duels between Mr. Freeze and Batman, Stewart Friesen and Peter Britten created a live-action duel of epic proportions at Volusia Speedway Park.

However, there were no fancy gadgets or corny catchphrases, just two hellacious 800hp Big Block Modifieds wheeled by men throwing every ounce of talent they brought with them at each other.

In the final pages, Friesen is the victor after taking advantage of a jaw-dropping wheelie Britten pulled in Turn 1 after hitting a rut with two laps to go.

“That was awesome,” said a winded Friesen about his battle with Britten. “What a race. What a racetrack. It was great. I love this place. You can race anywhere… Great race. It was awesome racing with Peter.”

The setting was the first of five straight nights of racing for the Super DIRTcar Series during the 51st DIRTcar Nationals. Britten emerged as the early hero, claiming the Billy Whittaker Cars Fast Time Award and then winning the first Heat Race. That path led to the pole for the 30-lap Feature – originally scheduled for Tuesday night, but due to evening rain shows got pushed to running early Wednesday morning. Friesen also won his Heat, which put him on the outside of Britten for the main event.

They made for an international front row with Britten hailing from Brisbane, QLD, Australia and Friesen from Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. The diversity extended into their DIRTcar Nationals experience, too. Friesen is a two-time Big Gator champion and had nine DIRTcar Nationals wins. Britten was looking for his first.

When the green flag flew, the Aussie launched ahead of the SRI Performance/Halmar International #44 to claim the early lead, but Friesen kept a tight grip on him. Working the top of the half-mile track, Friesen powered by Britten to steal the lead on Lap 2.

The NASCAR Truck Series star then held command out front for the next 13 laps. Not comfortably, though. Britten stayed in Friesen’s tire tracks and got close enough to show him a nose about 10 laps in. And while, they toyed with the idea of a battle, Max McLaughlin – in his first appearance behind the wheel of the #8H for Heinke-Baldwin Racing – lurked in third, waiting for a chance to attack.

A caution on Lap 14 for Erick Rudolph getting into the wall created a plot twist and laid the foundation for an epic conclusion.

Lining up double file, Friesen picked the bottom for the restart with Britten to his outside. The choice ended up favoring Britten. Earning the title of a “gasser” Britten, already known as “The Batman” kept his foot in the throttle and manhandled his way past Friesen for the lead.

“I was able to get rolling on the top there early,” Friesen said. “Peter was on the gas. I felt like we were pretty good before that caution, and I picked the bottom, and it didn’t really fire off. He got me in the middle, and we went back and forth a bunch of times. Just had a great race. Great race car.”

Then, it was on. There wasn’t a lap the two didn’t attempt a pass on each other, whether with a dive bomb into the corner or with a massive slide job through Turns 1 and 2. The scorecard will say there were seven official lead changes, but unofficially the two went back and forth with the lead about every lap.

Under 10 laps to go, lap traffic started to play a significant role. While sparring for the lead, Britten and Friesen were given the extra challenge of calculating every maneuver with accurate precision. As the end neared, Britten positioned himself as the likely victor, holding a steady lead over Friesen.

However, with three laps to go, Britten hit a rut in Turn 1 that bounced his front end about two feet off the ground, causing his Ryder Racing #21A to wheelie through the corner. That allowed Friesen to sneak underneath him and drive away with his 10th DIRTcar Nationals Feature win.

“We seem to have a flat left rear now, so I don’t know if that is what was going on,” Britten said about what may have led to his demise. “I got just a little bit tight and couldn’t quite roll the corner the way I needed to, and I started shoving and Friesen went around me. We were going back at it. It was a lot of fun. I would’ve loved to have been on top.

“We’ll dust it off and try again tomorrow.”

McLaughlin, the defending Big Gator Champion, was unable to get close enough to contend with Friesen and Britten but came home third with his new team.

“First night out with a new team and have a chance to contend for a win with Peter and Stew is a pretty good accomplishment,” McLaughlin said. “We were really free there. Not good in the black and that’s where we needed to be to pass them.”

Further behind them, eight-time and defending Super DIRTcar Series champion Matt Sheppard made the biggest improvement of the night. After having to race his way into the Feature through a Last Chance Showdown, Sheppard charged his way from 26th to 11th.

With the win, Friesen is now the early points leader for the Big Gator Championship – crowned on Saturday, Feb. 19. However, he’ll miss Friday night’s race due to his NASCAR commitments, meaning this story is only the beginning of an epic week-long saga.

UP NEXT

The Super DIRTcar Series returns to Volusia Speedway Park for its second night of racing during DIRTcar Nationals, accompanied by the World of Outlaws CASE Late Model Series. 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 Feature (30 Laps): 1. 44-Stewart Friesen[2]; 2. 21A-Peter Britten[1]; 3. 8H-Max McLaughlin[3]; 4. 98H-Jimmy Phelps[7]; 5. 8S-Rich Scagliotta[5]; 6. 88-Mat Williamson[11]; 7. 111-Demetrios Drellos[4]; 8. 99L-Larry Wight[14]; 9. 6S-Matthew Stangle[10]; 10. 25P-Michael Parent[9]; 11. 9S-Matt Sheppard[26]; 12. 215P-Adam Pierson[12]; 13. 1K-Rich Laubach[19]; 14. 35M-Mike Mahaney[8]; 15. 12S-Darren Smith[23]; 16. 2L-Jack Lehner[28]; 17. 30W-Joseph Watson[13]; 18. 83-Brian Swartzlander[17]; 19. 3H-Justin Haers[22]; 20. 3J-Marc Johnson[18]; 21. JS98-Rocky Warner[24]; 22. 16X-Dan Creeden[25]; 23. 14-CG Morey[27]; 24. 11T-Jeff Taylor[20]; 25. 19-Tim Fuller[15]; 26. 118-Jim Britt[21]; 27. 71-Jimmy Zacharias[16]; 28. (DNF) 25R-Erick Rudolph[6]

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Results
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+144Stewart Friesen 300.00018Running0$4,000
21-121APeter Britten 30-1.44512Running0$2,000
3308HMax McLaughlin 30-1.6090Running0$1,000
47+398HJimmy Phelps 30-2.0180Running0$800
5508SRich Scagliotta 30-5.2250Running0$700
611+588Mat Williamson 30-6.0970Running0$650
74-3111Demetrios Drellos 30-6.9400Running0$600
814+699LLarry Wight 30-7.5030Running0$550
910+16SMatthew Stangle 30-10.3540Running0$500
109-125PMichael Parent 30-11.5190Running0$450
1126+159SMatt Sheppard 30-11.5330Running0$400
12120215PAdam Pierson 30-12.8070Running0$375
1319+61KRick Laubach 30-13.7650Running0$350
148-635MMike Mahaney 30-14.2120Running0$325
1523+812SDarren Smith 30-15.1890Running0$300
1628+122LJack Lehner 30-15.5530Running0$300
1713-430WJoseph Watson 30-16.5260Running0$300
1817-183Brian Swartzlander 30-17.4310Running0$300
1922+33HJustin Haers 30-17.9510Running0$300
2018-23JMarc Johnson 30-18.6990Running0$300
2124+3JS98Rocky Warner 30-19.5890Running0$300
2225+316XDan Creeden 30-20.1210Running0$300
2327+414CG Morey 29-1 Laps0Running0$300
2420-411TJeff Taylor 29-1 Laps0Running0$300
2515-1019Tim Fuller 29-1 Laps0Running0$300
2621-5118Jim Britt 28-2 Laps0Running0$300
2716-1171Jimmy Zacharias 28-2 Laps0Running0$300
286-2225RErick Rudolph 13-17 Laps0DNF0$300
Last Chance Showdown Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
110118Jim Britt 100.00010Running0$0
25+312SDarren Smith 10-0.2390Running0$0
33016XDan Creeden 10-1.4130Running0$0
42-214CG Morey 10-3.9710Running0$0
54-11GDarwin Greene 10-5.2350Running0$0
69+354Steve Bernard 10-5.5330Running0$0
77088DOlden Dwyer 10-6.9750Running0$0
86-251Scott Huber 10-8.1480Running0$0
910+135BFrancois Bellemare 10-9.2260Running0$0
1012+288LJeffery Lapalme 10-10.9600Running0$0
1111028Michael Trautschold 0-10 Laps0DNS0$0
128-423CKyle Coffey 0-10 Laps0DNS0$0
Last Chance Showdown 2 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
1103HJustin Haers 100.00010Running0$0
24+2JS98Rocky Warner 10-1.3290Running0$0
35+29SMatt Sheppard 10-2.9760Running0$0
49+52LJack Lehner 10-3.3280Running0$0
53-235LJL.J. Lombardo 10-4.6770Running0$0
62-448TDave Rauscher 10-5.7550Running0$0
77037MDJeremiah Shingledecker 10-8.2860Running0$0
811+31Andrew Smith 10-9.9890Running0$0
96-366Corbin Millar 10-12.3890Running0$0
1010017DMarcus Dinkins 10-12.4640Running0$0
118-344RRussell Morseman 0-10 Laps0DNS0$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
11021APeter Britten Brisbane, QLD0.000
2208SRich Scagliotta Hillsborough, NJ-150.863
34+125PMichael Parent Granby, QC-155.439
43-130WJoseph Watson Milford, DE-156.279
55083Brian Swartzlander Leechburg, PA-156.496
67+1118Jim Britt New Town Square, PA-157.080
78+116XDan Creeden Middletown, NY-158.643
89+112SDarren Smith Binghamton, NY-158.969
910+188DOlden Dwyer Shaftsbury, VT-159.608
1011+154Steve Bernard Granby, QC-160.192
116-528Michael Trautschold ROSCOE, NYDNF
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
11044Stewart Friesen Sprakers, NY0.000
22025RErick Rudolph Ransomville, NY-246.414
34+16SMatthew Stangle Alpha, NJ-249.407
46+299LLarry Wight Fulton, NY-250.317
59+43JMarc Johnson Guilderland, NY-250.877
65-114CG Morey Rutland, VT-252.109
78+11GDarwin Greene Susquehanna, PA-254.317
83-551Scott Huber Cambridge, NY-255.213
97-223CKyle Coffey Caledonia, NY-255.779
1010035BFrancois Bellemare Trois Rivieres, QCDNF
1111088LJeffery Lapalme St-Dominique, QCDNS
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
1108HMax McLaughlin Mooresville, NC0.000
23+198HJimmy Phelps Baldwinsville, NY-351.080
34+188Mat Williamson St. Catharines, ON-352.741
45+119Tim Fuller Watertown, NY-354.685
58+31KRick Laubach Quakertown, PA-355.941
6603HJustin Haers Phelps, NY-357.996
710+335LJL.J. Lombardo Danbury, CT-359.669
87-19SMatt Sheppard Waterloo, NY-359.919
99037MDJeremiah Shingledecker Polk, PA-360.916
102-82LJack Lehner Saratoga Springs, NYDNF
111101Andrew Smith Lockport, NYDNS
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
12+1111Demetrios Drellos Queensbury, NY0.000
21-135MMike Mahaney Kings Ferry, NY-150.451
34+1215PAdam Pierson East Corinth, VT-153.554
45+171Jimmy Zacharias Candor, NY-156.064
53-211TJeff Taylor Chittenengo, NY-157.624
67+148TDave Rauscher Waterloo, NY-158.239
710+3JS98Rocky Warner Gloversville, NY-158.580
86-266Corbin Millar Perth, ON-161.153
99044RRussell Morseman Addison, NY-163.494
108-217DMarcus Dinkins Watkins Glen, NY-168.056
Qualifying Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
11021APeter Britten 17.5060.000
288SRich Scagliotta 17.617-0.111
31130WJoseph Watson 17.704-0.198
4125PMichael Parent 17.722-0.216
5483Brian Swartzlander 17.803-0.297
6728Michael Trautschold 17.848-0.342
73118Jim Britt 17.947-0.441
8616XDan Creeden 18.211-0.705
9212SDarren Smith 18.248-0.742
10588DOlden Dwyer 18.534-1.028
11954Steve Bernard 18.969-1.463
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
1744Stewart Friesen 17.6610.000
2125RErick Rudolph 17.727-0.066
3651Scott Huber 17.900-0.239
486SMatthew Stangle 17.926-0.265
5214CG Morey 17.995-0.334
6399LLarry Wight 17.997-0.336
71023CKyle Coffey 18.096-0.435
841GDarwin Greene 18.180-0.519
953JMarc Johnson 18.252-0.591
101135BFrancois Bellemare 18.684-1.023
11988LJeffery Lapalme 18.818-1.157
Qualifying Flight 3 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
178HMax McLaughlin 17.6790.000
242LJack Lehner 17.688-0.009
31098HJimmy Phelps 17.751-0.072
4188Mat Williamson 17.942-0.263
5319Tim Fuller 18.065-0.386
623HJustin Haers 18.095-0.416
7119SMatt Sheppard 18.182-0.503
891KRick Laubach 18.203-0.524
9837MDJeremiah Shingledecker 18.420-0.741
10635LJL.J. Lombardo 18.742-1.063
Qualifying Flight 4 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
1335MMike Mahaney 17.8840.000
22111Demetrios Drellos 18.057-0.173
3111TJeff Taylor 18.170-0.286
48215PAdam Pierson 18.277-0.393
51071Jimmy Zacharias 18.501-0.617
6766Corbin Millar 18.582-0.698
7448TDave Rauscher 18.615-0.731
8617DMarcus Dinkins 18.703-0.819
9944RRussell Morseman 19.384-1.500
105JS98Rocky Warner 19.388-1.504