Wild Card 25
June 4, 2022
Volusia Speedway Park
1500 East State Road 40
UMP Modifieds $1,500 to win
602 Late Models, DIRTcar UMP Modifieds, 604 Late Models, Street Stocks, Thunder Stocks
4:00 pm - Pit Gates and Grandstands open
6:00 pm - Hot laps
7:00 pm - Racing
*All times Eastern
Stadium seats are allowed as long as they don't conflict with the aisle behind you.
All Handicap seating is the first rows of each section
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.
Six-pack maximum cooler size. No alcohol. No glass.
Credit Card Use
Pit Gate, Ticket Window
Beer is available for purchase at the track.
No smoking in the Grandstands.
electric hookup, non-electric, onsite, sanitary facility, showers
$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)
Daytona International Airport
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
BORN TO BE WILD: Tropical Storms Stay Away, New Drivers Race To 2022 Victory Lane
The week leading up to the Wild Card 25 was nothing short of speculation, worry and anticipation. After talks of there being a tropical storm to ravage the night of racing, there was consideration of cancellation. Instead, the track management pushed on for racing and it was the best decision to make.
The Wild Card name lived up to the night provided, however. Unlikely winners and new faces to the 2022 victory lane made the night special.
Mikey Kopka has been mentioned many times throughout the 2022 season with one question; when will he break the bad luck? The Pierson native has come close so many times and was just unable to close the deal at the end of the night. That was until the 602 late models raced last night. Barring challenges from Lenny Dallman and Travis Staats, Kopka threw the monkey off his shoulders and cashed in the $700 in his 1A machine.
- 1A-Mikey Kopka; 2. 18-Austin Leamon; 3. 1AR-Travis Staats; 4. 99-Colton Blair; 5. 21D-Lenny Dallman; 6. 57-Fletcher Mason; 7. 35D-Justin Dean; 8. 12-Billy Gast; 9. 31-Tim Swartz; 10. (DNF) 47-Michael Ridgeway; 11. (DNF) M51-Mark Steube; 12. (DNF) 3C-Cale Gilbert; 13. (DNF) 23-Jason Papp
The headliner for the Wild Card was the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds. A season high 22 cars made up the field for the $1,500 to win feature event. The race was controlled mostly by the 21J of Clay Harris. Harris started 5th and easily made his way up to lead the field. After a late race caution, the 21J was jumped on the restart and couldn’t make up the time lost. The man that took the race over was none other than points leader Seth Geary. Geary crossed under the line to get his third win of the season, including another tally mark to extend his points lead.
- 7G-Seth Geary; 2. 67-Garret Stewart; 3. 21J-Clay Harris; 4. 51-Dalton Lanich; 5. 15-Hunter Gustafson; 6. 80-Paul Shead; 7. 11Z-Zane Oedewaldt; 8. 3S-Josh Sanford; 9. 17-Patrick Vareika; 10. 34P-Jim Passino; 11. 3-Tony Campbell; 12. 34-Rob Giffen; 13. 37-Eddie Scarberry; 14. (DNF) 00-Buzzie Reutimann; 15. (DNF) 11P-Charlie Phillips; 16. (DNF) 1P-Mike Phillips; 17. (DNF) 91-Jamie Green; 18. (DNF) 22K-Dale Kelley; 19. (DNF) 2-Joshua Kunstbeck; 20. (DNF) 18-Eric Moon; 21. (DNF) 2D-Ray Durrence Jr; 22. (DNS) 7S-Ronnie Chance
The 604 late models was what the event almost ended with. Past lap 11, the race was stopped for rain coming into the area. It had sprinkled a few times prior to the cars going green, but nothing too serious. Fortunately, the rain stopped and added enough water to the track to help make the track tackier and faster. For the eventual winner, David Clegg, he talked about how he thought the track would be a disadvantage to him because he had struggled in the lead prior to the rain.
When the race went back green, Clegg led the final 11 laps to be completed and gets his first win of 2022 under his belt.
- 07-David Clegg; 2. 5-Dustin Carter; 3. 51K-Mikey Kopka; 4. 721-Joe Kump; 5. 75-Sonny Thompson; 6. 54T-Tuck Trentham; 7. 12-Robert Gast; 8. 26-Bill Adkins; 9. 46C-Hamp Conley; 10. RP1-David Castello; 11. (DNF) 10S-Steve Shead; 12. (DNF) 41-Derike Bennett; 13. (DNF) 11K-Joshua Kunstbeck
The Thunder Stocks were led and controlled by two men all night; Shaun Daugharty and Mike Tovet. Throughout the feature. They continued swapping the lead from each other until Tovet left everyone in the dust to collect the win in a caution free event.
- 1SHOT-Mike Tovet; 2. 00-Shaun Daugharty; 3. 20-Justin Reynolds; 4. 1-Tanner Thomas; 5. 9AR-Charlie Staats; 6. 30-Chris Jeune; 7. 73S-David Szczepanik; 8. 96J-Scott Haas; 9. 10S-Ronnie Scarberry; 10. 27-Wesley Morgan; 11. (DNS) 38-Charles King
Jimmy Wagner made the Street Stock feature his walk in the park for the entire 20 laps. He led from green to checkered and was close to lapping the field up to third by the end of lap 20. The win makes it his second, with a points lead to now be in sight.
The next event for the World’s Fastest Half Mile is the Bad Fast 30. Gates open at 4:00, with Hot Laps to follow at 6:00. Be sure to come out, or watch the broadcasting action live on DIRTVision. We’ll see you then![Read More]