DIRTcar Nationals
Volusia Speedway Park | Barberville, FL
Thursday, February 17, 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

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 Park during the 51st DIRTcar Nationals. And after back-to-back sixth-place finishes in the first two races, something needed to change. He knew it. His team knew. So, they treated Thursday’s event like it was the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 at Super DIRT Week.

“Today, you would’ve sworn it was Oswego, Sunday morning, trying to decide what we were going to do for a 200-lap race,” Williamson said. “We took this one pretty seriously and hopefully it leads to some momentum going forward.

“Just because we haven’t lived up to the expectations of how we ran last year. I think we got through the middle of September to Charlotte, we didn’t run out of the top-five. Then, we had two six-place finishes. People expect things. We worked really hard over the winter to build this car, me and Spot. We tried some things we learned over the years and came here wanting to win. That’s kind of what we expected. If you don’t turn things around by Wednesday, you’re going to have a rough week.”

And a rough week he will no longer have.

Williamson drove like he was after his third NAPA Super DIRT Week title, wrestling with Stewart Friesen and Max McLaughlin for 30 laps, emerging the victor by the time the checkered flag was revealed.

His path to collecting a third golden gator trophy looks smooth on paper – qualifying fastest in his group, winning his Heat Race and drawing the #2 pill in the Albany-Saratoga Speedway Redraw – but when it came time for the Feature, Friesen and McLaughlin showed him no mercy.

The St. Catharines, Ontario driver raced side by side with fellow Canadian Stewart Friesen for the first two laps, neither showing an upper hand. On the third lap, Friesen threw an early Hail Mary into Turn 1, crossing in front of Williamson and stealing the lead by the exit of Turn 2. But the speed difference from their choice of line benefited Williamson. He crossed underneath Friesen down the backstretch and catapulted his Buzz Chew #88 back to the lead in Turn 3.

An early caution lined them back side by side for the restart, setting up a battle that would last the rest of the Feature. Williamson ran high, Friesen low, and the two raced side by side for more than 10 laps. The SRI Performance/Halmar International #44 would nose ahead of Williamson every time Friesen dove it into the corner, but Williamson was always stronger on the exit. Friesen tried another slide job with 17 laps to go, moving himself to the high lane and Williamson low, but Williamson still prevailed.

While they sparred, Max McLaughlin – from seventh – surprised them both, creating a three-car battle for the lead. He snuck underneath Friesen for second and then surprised Williamson with a run through the middle that helped him edge ahead of the #88 for a corner.

“Any time you’re racing with Stewie (Friesen) you know you have to be up on the wheel,” Williamson said. “He never gives up and he gives it his all. I thought that was him on the outside of me down the back straightaway there. I didn’t know that was Max. Max is still pretty young, and God damn, he’s putting together some good finishes down here. He’s going to be tough to beat this year.

“Them two, the race out front was pretty hectic. It kept me on my toes.”

With eight laps to go, Williamson put the final nail in the coffin, getting a run through Turns 1 and 2 that propelled him ahead of McLaughlin and allowed him to drive away.

“We were just really good on the bottom and through the black there in the middle. I don’t know, I might be a little too soft on the right rear. I don’t know,” a visually dejected McLaughlin said after the race. “Just got to get with these guys and see what we got. Late in the run when it started to rubber up there, I had such a good car at the start, but it started to latch down in (Turns) three and four and I couldn’t turn in a 40-acre field.”

Friesen ended up losing third with two laps to go when current 2022 DIRTcar Nationals Big Gator Championship points leader Peter Britten made sure to continue his streak of not finishing outside the podium. So far this week, Britten has finished second, first and third.

“We didn’t fire as well as I had hoped but we had all good cars in front of us,” Britten said. “Just held steady with them at the beginning and later on in the race I felt like they were getting worse, or I was getting better. Either way, I felt good. At the end, I saw those guys coming back to me. I just wish I had another 10 laps.”

Matt Sheppard also got Friesen in the final two laps, moving past him for fourth – his first top-five and top-10 of the week – and forcing Friesen to settle for fifth.

Britten currently holds a 24-point lead over Friesen in the Big Gator Championship points standings. However, Friesen will have to miss Friday’s race due to running the NASCAR Truck Series race at Daytona. The next driver in line is Williamson – 25 points behind Britten.

“The rest of the week is big,” Williamson said. “We’ve got two more big races here and we can leave with our heads held high because we’re going home with a gator. It’s pretty sweet. The rest of the week, the pressure is off.”

UP NEXT
The Super DIRTcar Series returns to Volusia Speedway Park for its fourth night of racing during the 51st DIRTcar Nationals on Friday, Feb. 18. For tickets, CLICK HERE.

RESULTS
DIRTcar Nationals Feature #3 (30 Laps): 1. 88-Mat Williamson[2]; 2. 8H-Max McLaughlin[7]; 3. 21A-Peter Britten[8]; 4. 9S-Matt Sheppard[6]; 5. 44-Stewart Friesen[1]; 6. 98H-Jimmy Phelps[10]; 7. 1K-Rich Laubach[4]; 8. 30W-Joseph Watson[5]; 9. 99L-Larry Wight[21]; 10. 16X-Dan Creeden[3]; 11. 8S-Rich Scagliotta[9]; 12. 23C-Kyle Coffey[16]; 13. 12S-Darren Smith[12]; 14. 19-Tim Fuller[15]; 15. 3H-Justin Haers[20]; 16. 111-Demetrios Drellos[13]; 17. 2L-Jack Lehner[14]; 18. 35M-Mike Mahaney[11]; 19. 14-CG Morey[25]; 20. 118-Jim Britt[19]; 21. 215P-Adam Pierson[18]; 22. 83-Brian Swartzlander[23]; 23. 25P-Michael Parent[22]; 24. 3J-Marc Johnson[26]; 25. JS98-Rocky Warner[24]; 26. (DNF) 37MD-Jeremiah Shingledecker[17]

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Results
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+188Mat Williamson 300.00026Running0$4,000
27+58HMax McLaughlin 30-2.5680Running0$2,000
38+521APeter Britten 30-3.1460Running0$1,000
46+29SMatt Sheppard 30-3.8730Running0$800
51-444Stewart Friesen 30-4.3054Running0$700
610+498HJimmy Phelps 30-5.0530Running0$650
74-31KRick Laubach 30-5.8010Running0$600
85-330WJoseph Watson 30-9.3760Running0$550
921+1299LLarry Wight 30-10.6850Running0$500
103-716XDan Creeden 30-11.1860Running0$450
119-28SRich Scagliotta 30-14.8190Running0$400
1216+423CKyle Coffey 30-15.5970Running0$375
1312-112SDarren Smith 30-16.1130Running0$350
1415+119Tim Fuller 30-16.1670Running0$325
1520+53HJustin Haers 30-17.0050Running0$300
1613-3111Demetrios Drellos 30-17.3660Running0$300
1714-32LJack Lehner 30-17.8280Running0$300
1811-735MMike Mahaney 30-18.4730Running0$300
1925+614CG Morey 29-1 Laps0Running0$300
2019-1118Jim Britt 29-1 Laps0Running0$300
2118-3215PAdam Pierson 29-1 Laps0Running0$300
2223+183Brian Swartzlander 29-1 Laps0Running0$300
2322-125PMichael Parent 29-1 Laps0Running0$300
2426+23JMarc Johnson 29-1 Laps0Running0$300
2524-1JS98Rocky Warner 29-1 Laps0Running0$300
2617-937MDJeremiah Shingledecker 2-28 Laps0DNF0$300
Last Chance Showdown Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
14+399LLarry Wight 100.0007Running0$0
26+483Brian Swartzlander 10-0.0012Running0$0
31-228Michael Trautschold 10-0.1071Running0$0
42-23JMarc Johnson 10-0.3630Running0$0
55035LJL.J. Lombardo 10-1.0621Running0$0
63-314CG Morey 10-1.0810Running0$0
78+11Andrew Smith 10-1.4980Running0$0
87-135BFrancois Bellemare 10-2.0350Running0$0
99066Corbin Millar 10-2.2510Running0$0
1010011TJeff Taylor 3-7 Laps0DNF0$0
1111088DOlden Dwyer 0-10 Laps0DNS0$0
Last Chance Showdown 2 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
11025PMichael Parent 100.0007Running0$0
26+4JS98Rocky Warner 10-1.6370Running0$0
34+11GDarwin Greene 10-3.7943Running0$0
45+151Scott Huber 10-4.6150Running0$0
58+348TDave Rauscher 10-4.9240Running0$0
69+371Jimmy Zacharias 10-5.5650Running0$0
710+354Steve Bernard 10-6.0350Running0$0
83-588LJeffery Lapalme 10-6.4080Running0$0
97-217Marcus Dinkins 10-10.4750Running0$0
1011+144RRussell Morseman 0-10 Laps0DNS0$0
112-96SMatthew Stangle 0-10 Laps0DNS0$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
11088Mat Williamson St. Catharines, ON0.000
22016XDan Creeden Middletown, NY-546.263
3308SRich Scagliotta Hillsborough, NJ-546.852
410+6111Demetrios Drellos Queensbury, NY-548.290
58+337MDJeremiah Shingledecker Polk, PA-549.536
69+328Michael Trautschold ROSCOE, NY-549.940
77014CG Morey Rutland, VT-550.967
84-435LJL.J. Lombardo Danbury, CT-551.738
95-435BFrancois Bellemare Trois Rivieres, QC-552.035
1011+166Corbin Millar Perth, ON-554.863
116-588DOlden Dwyer Shaftsbury, VTDNF
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
11021APeter Britten Brisbane, QLD0.000
25+39SMatt Sheppard Waterloo, NY-252.685
33098HJimmy Phelps Baldwinsville, NY-254.400
4402LJack Lehner Saratoga Springs, NY-256.268
57+2215PAdam Pierson East Corinth, VT-257.305
6603JMarc Johnson Guilderland, NY-257.860
72-599LLarry Wight Fulton, NY-258.250
88083Brian Swartzlander Leechburg, PA-259.223
910+11Andrew Smith Lockport, NY-260.459
109-111TJeff Taylor Chittenengo, NY-261.394
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
1108HMax McLaughlin Mooresville, NC0.000
29+744Stewart Friesen Sprakers, NY-435.483
32-135MMike Mahaney Kings Ferry, NY-435.781
44019Tim Fuller Watertown, NY-436.966
53-2118Jim Britt New Town Square, PA-438.343
66025PMichael Parent Granby, QC-439.096
75-288LJeffery Lapalme St-Dominique, QC-439.681
810+251Scott Huber Cambridge, NY-440.449
98-117Marcus Dinkins Watkins Glen, NYDNF
107-371Jimmy Zacharias Candor, NYDNF
1111044RRussell Morseman Addison, NYDNS
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
12+11KRick Laubach Quakertown, PA0.000
21-130WJoseph Watson Milford, DE-150.624
34+112SDarren Smith Binghamton, NY-150.949
46+223CKyle Coffey Caledonia, NY-152.615
5503HJustin Haers Phelps, NY-154.456
63-36SMatthew Stangle Alpha, NJ-155.314
78+11GDarwin Greene Susquehanna, PA-155.907
87-1JS98Rocky Warner Gloversville, NY-156.658
910+148TDave Rauscher Waterloo, NY-157.316
109-154Steve Bernard Granby, QC-158.001
Qualifying Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
1288Mat Williamson 17.9770.000
2516XDan Creeden 18.068-0.091
348SRich Scagliotta 18.070-0.093
4635LJL.J. Lombardo 18.207-0.230
5335BFrancois Bellemare 18.283-0.306
6788DOlden Dwyer 18.507-0.530
7814CG Morey 18.530-0.553
81137MDJeremiah Shingledecker 18.668-0.691
91028Michael Trautschold 18.696-0.719
109111Demetrios Drellos 18.939-0.962
11166Corbin Millar 19.505-1.528
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
1321APeter Britten 17.7440.000
2199LLarry Wight 17.863-0.119
3998HJimmy Phelps 17.919-0.175
442LJack Lehner 17.962-0.218
559SMatt Sheppard 18.031-0.287
673JMarc Johnson 18.063-0.319
78215PAdam Pierson 18.065-0.321
8283Brian Swartzlander 18.276-0.532
9611TJeff Taylor 18.283-0.539
10101Andrew Smith 18.845-1.101
Qualifying Flight 3 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
178HMax McLaughlin 17.8520.000
2935MMike Mahaney 17.856-0.004
31118Jim Britt 17.922-0.070
4219Tim Fuller 18.223-0.371
51188LJeffery Lapalme 18.299-0.447
61025PMichael Parent 18.408-0.556
7671Jimmy Zacharias 18.651-0.799
8517Marcus Dinkins 18.671-0.819
9444Stewart Friesen 18.671-0.819
10351Scott Huber 18.671-0.819
11844RRussell Morseman 18.671-0.819
Qualifying Flight 4 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
1130WJoseph Watson 18.0710.000
231KRick Laubach 18.104-0.033
366SMatthew Stangle 18.197-0.126
4512SDarren Smith 18.204-0.133
593HJustin Haers 18.240-0.169
6723CKyle Coffey 18.301-0.230
72JS98Rocky Warner 18.319-0.248
841GDarwin Greene 18.426-0.355
91054Steve Bernard 18.537-0.466
10848TDave Rauscher 18.643-0.572