Labor Day Classic
September 2, 2022 to September 4, 2022
Volusia Speedway Park
1500 East State Road 40
602 Late Models -
Saturday Night $1,000 to win!
Sunday Night $2,000 to win!
Street Stocks, 604 Late Models, 602 Late Models, Thunder Stocks
Friday Practice All Divisions from 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Saturday and Sunday Times
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
Daytona International Airport
Track Size & Type
0.500; dirt oval
Sprint Car Track Record
12.569s by Paul McMahan on 2-10-11; Non-Wing: 16.559s by Steve Kinser on 2-9-81
Late Model Car Track Record
Super: 15.645s by Tim McCreadie on 2-14-18; 602: 17.948s by Bud Chancey on 1-14-21; 604: 17.018s by Trever Taylor on 1-18-20
SUNDAY NIGHT SPECIAL: Night Two of the Labor Day Classic Adds to the Excitement And Solidifies the Championship Favorites
If you thought night one of the Labor Day Classic was the weekend’s peak, you would be sorely mistaken. With the 604 and 602 Late Models back for another night, and Thunder Stocks and Street Stocks joining the party, it was sure to be a good time for all who came on Sunday night.
Once again kicking off the features, the 604 Late Models had a familiar face return to victory lane for the first time since his “Flip & Win” at the Sunshine Nationals. That man would be Mark Whitener, who dominated the entire feature from the get-go. Whitener started on the front row and quickly took the lead by the end of turn 2. He would not look back the rest of the way.
604 Late Models Feature 25 Laps | 00:17:04.233
- 40-Mark Whitener; 2. 12P-Hunter Peacock; 3. 721-Joe Kump; 4. 27-Garrett Lloyd; 5. 17G-Nevin Gainey; 6. 515-David Markham Jr; 7. 14JR-Trey Mills; 8. 18B-Mark Fleischer; 9. 388-Jackson Hise; 10. 31S-Tim Swartz; 11. 16-Wyatt Gainey; 12. 51A-Larry Anderson; 13. 1A-Brad Fender Jr; 14. (DNF) 67-Garret Stewart; 15. (DNF) 51-Mikey Kopka; 16. (DNF) 118-David Showers Jr; 17. (DNS) 74-Jason Garver; 18. (DNS) 11K-Joshua Kunstbeck
It was all about Heath Walker in the Street Stocks as he fought off a charging herd of Rick O’Steen and Donnie Ashford to claim his first win of 2022. But it was a rough night for points leader Bruce Griffin after his car was severely damaged in an accident on the frontstretch. The points gap is only three away from O’Steen as they enter the final race on October 1st.
Street Stocks Feature 20 Laps | 00:18:55.231
- 55-Heath Walker; 2. 66A-Donnie Ashford; 3. 7R-Rick O’Steen; 4. 17W-Jimmy Wagner; 5. 04-Bubba Christian; 6. 9-Gavin VanHoose; 7. (DNF) 63-Chris Lawrence; 8. (DNF) 72-Bruce Griffin; 9. (DNF) 3S-Scott Stewart; 10. (DNF) 83F-Kody Fisher
In the past three years, it was almost guaranteed that Trey Mills would be fast and in contention to win. It was proven once again this year as he took home the 602 Late Models feature win ahead of Jason Garver and Nevin Gainey. The win also ends Nevin Gainey’s streak of winning in a Late Model that started on August 6th.
602 Late Models Feature 25 Laps | 00:37:18.046
- 14JR-Trey Mills; 2. 01-Jason Garver; 3. 26-Nevin Gainey; 4. 2-Trynt Lloyd; 5. 388-Jackson Hise; 6. 55-Devin Walker; 7. 86-Chase Collins; 8. 1AR-Travis Staats; 9. M51-Mark Steube; 10. 31-Tim Swartz; 11. 80-Paul Shead; 12. 18-Austin Leamon; 13. 21D-Lenny Dallman; 14. 22-Chris Hunter; 15. 35R-Robbie Hager; 16. 1J-Jason Papp; 17. (DNF) 53-Brandon Yates; 18. (DNF) 44P-Kole Platt; 19. (DNF) 3C-Cale Gilbert
The Thunder Stocks was a special night for winner Patrick Thomas, as it would be his first ever win on dirt after years of racing asphalt cars. He controlled most of the night ahead of Jason Gamble and Justin Reynolds, who would finish third.
Thunder Stocks Feature 20 Laps | 00:19:22.709
- 25-Patrick Thomas; 2. 21-Jason Gamble; 3. 20-Justin Reynolds; 4. 91-Bubba Christian; 5. 69-Mikey Kopka; 6. 12-Curt Spencer; 7. 9AR-Charlie Staats; 8. 1-Tanner Thomas; 9. 41-Eddie Gainey; 10. 00-Shaun Daugharty; 11. 22-Jonathan Croson; 12. 73-David Szczepanik; 13. 30-Chris Jeune; 14. 38-Charles King; 15. 82D-Robbie Hager; 16. 33T-DANIEL TECKENBROCK; 17. 10S-Ronnie Scarberry; 18. 27-Jordan Strickland
The next race at the World’s Fastest Half Mile will be the Fall Classic on September 17th. It will feature the Top Gun Sprint Car Series alongside your favorite local classes. Tickets start at $20, with kids 12 and under receiving free admission. Gates will open at 4:00PM, with Hot Laps at 6:00PM. For more information on the next race and other events held at the track, visit volusiaspeedwaypark.com
About Volusia Speedway Park
Volusia Speedway Park, The World’s Fastest Half Mile, is a dirt track located in DeLeon Springs, Florida. Home of prestigious events like the DIRTcar Nationals, Sunshine Nationals and the Dale & Emil Reutimann Memorial, the track hosts weekly races year round with divisions of late models, UMP modifieds, 3/4 modifieds, street stocks and thunder stocks. The track also hosts the American Flat Track Series and dirt karting races at the facility.[Read More]