Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals
Volusia Speedway Park | Barberville, Florida
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Tickets can be purchased at the gate.

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

Event Info

Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals
Volusia Speedway Park
1500 East State Road 40
Barberville, Florida 32130 

Event Description
Kick off the racing season with two full weeks of racing in Florida at the World's Fastest Half-Mile, Volusia Speedway Park!

series Racing
Super DIRTcar Series DIRTcar Late Models

Feature Laps Length

Event Hashtag

Frequently Asked Questions
DIRTcar Late Models

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
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.


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
General Parking 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.

Closest Airport
Daytona International Airport

Other Airport
Orlando Sanford

Track Info
Track Phone
(386) 985-4402

Track Email

Track Type
0.500; dirt oval

Sprint Car Track Record
12.569s by Paul McMahan on 2-10-11; 360 Sprint Car: 14.160 sec. by Brenham Crouch on Jan. 27, 2023; Non-Wing: 16.362s by Thomas Meseraull on Feb. 14, 2023

Late Model Track Record
Super: 15.141 sec. by Billy Moyer on Feb. 20, 2012

Big Block Modified Track Record
16.754s. by Jamie Mills in 2015

Competitor Info
DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap
RIGHT START: Max McLaughlin Opens Season With DIRTcar Nationals Win

Max McLaughlin opened the 2023 Super DIRTcar Series season at the Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals exactly how he wanted.

In Victory Lane at Volusia Speedway Park.

The Mooresville, NC driver led all 30 laps in the first Super DIRTcar Series Feature of the year after drawing the outside pole.

McLaughlin, 22, is no stranger to racing at Volusia or visiting the track’s Victory Lane. He came into the night’s matchup with two career DIRTcar Nationals Feature victories already and a Big Gator championship (2021).

After charging past pole sitter Erick Rudolph at the start of the Feature, he steadily distanced himself from the rest of the field and became the driver to catch. Nine-time and defending Series champion Matt Sheppard was the strongest threat to challenge him, charging from seventh to second after two laps.

“I was actually able to roll the bottom pretty good, better than some of the guys in front of me,” Sheppard said. “I was just able to sneak by really quick.”

He continued to chase McLaughlin with little time to spare. And with 10 laps to go, an error by McLaughlin almost played into “Super” Matt’s hands. While reaching to pull one tear off from his helmet, McLaughlin accidentally pulled all of them. As clay splatter on his visor each lap, visibility became an issue, causing him to jump the cushion in the closing laps.

Sheppard cut a few tenths of a second into McLaughlin’s lead but still didn’t have enough to catch “Mad Max.”

“Not quite enough for Max at the end, but we could certainly see him,” Sheppard said.

McLaughlin crossed the finish line first, winning his third career golden gator trophy.

Max McLaughlin whips around the track at Volusia Speedway Park on his way to winning his third career Golden Gator Trophy. (Photo: Jacy Norgaard)

“I was pretty tight there at the end,” McLaughlin said. “Definitely would have like to be a little freer to the center. I just caught good breaks and got through lapped traffic pretty good. I was just able to stay out front. It’s pretty cool to get the first win right off the bat. First start, first win. We’ve been working hard and have a great time behind us.”

While he was fending off a charging Sheppard, Stewart Friesen was also attempting to charge his way through the pack. After starting on the outside of row three, he made his way into third place by Lap 7. But after taking a risk in where he chose to run failed he had to settle for third.

“We just got bottled up more or less on the top,” Friesen said.  “It took us a couple laps to get clear. I just made a couple mistakes once we got to third and lost some track position. It felt pretty decent the last few laps but we were just too far back.”

Friesen finished in third, Erick Rudolph finished in fourth, and Demetrios Drellos finished in fifth.

UP NEXT: The Super DIRTcar Series Big Blocks are back in action Thursday, Feb. 16, at Volusia Speedway Park for another 30-lap, $5,000-to-win Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals matchup.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch every Super DIRTcar Series race live on DIRTVision – either at DIRTVision.com or by downloading the DIRTVision App.

RESULTS: (30 Laps) – 1. 8H-Max McLaughlin[2]; 2. 9S-Matt Sheppard[7]; 3. 44-Stewart Friesen[6]; 4. 25R-Erick Rudolph[1]; 5. 111-Demetrios Drellos[5]; 6. 88-Mat Williamson[8]; 7. 2L-Jack Lehner[10]; 8. 27J-Danny Johnson[11]; 9. 9-Marc Johnson[4]; 10. 99L-Larry Wight[17]; 11. 98H-Jimmy Phelps[3]; 12. 7-Rick Laubach[13]; 13. 6S-Matthew Stangle[12]; 14. 21A-Peter Britten[21]; 15. 16X-Dan Creeden[18]; 16. 12S-Darren Smith[14]; 17. 30-HJ Bunting[9]; 18. R70-Ryan Arbuthnot[19]; 19. 28-Jordan McCreadie[24]; 20. 14-CG Morey[20]; 21. 15X-Justin Stone[26]; 22. 32R-Ronnie Davis III[23]; 23. 39C-Kyle Coffey[22]; 24. 70A-Alex Payne[15]; 25. 25P-Michael Parent[16]; 26. 33-Louden Reimert[25]

Feature Results
12+18HMax McLaughlin 300.00030Running0$5,000
27+59SMatt Sheppard 30-1.2990Running0$2,500
36+344Stewart Friesen 30-5.1330Running0$1,500
41-325RErick Rudolph 30-7.8350Running0$1,000
550111Demetrios Drellos 30-10.3970Running0$800
68+288Mat Williamson 30-10.6750Running0$700
710+32LJack Lehner 30-11.2610Running0$650
811+327JDanny Johnson 30-12.5100Running0$600
94-59Marc Johnson 30-13.2700Running0$550
1017+799LLarry Wight 30-13.6970Running0$500
113-898HJimmy Phelps 30-16.0370Running0$450
1213+17Rick Laubach 30-17.0100Running0$400
1312-16SMatthew Stangle 30-17.9470Running0$375
1421+721APeter Britten 30-18.2840Running0$350
1518+316XDan Creeden 30-19.2480Running0$350
1614-212SDarren Smith 30-19.8940Running0$350
179-830HJ Bunting 29-1 Laps0Running0$350
1819+1R70Ryan Arbuthnot 29-1 Laps0Running0$350
1924+528Jordan McCreadie 29-1 Laps0Running0$350
2020014CG Morey 29-1 Laps0Running0$350
2126+515XJustin Stone 29-1 Laps0Running0$350
2223+132RRonnie Davis III24-6 Laps0DNF0$350
2322-139CKyle Coffey 20-10 Laps0DNF0$350
2415-970AAlex Payne 16-14 Laps0DNF0$350
2516-925PMichael Parent 1-29 Laps0DNF0$350
2625-133Louden Reimert 1-29 Laps0DNF0$350
Hard Charger: Larry Wight
Last Chance Showdown Results
12+121APeter Britten 100.0008Running0$0
21-132RRonnie Davis III10-3.8122Running0$0
37+433Louden Reimert 10-6.1010Running0$0
43-160Brian Berger 10-6.9640Running0$75
55054Steve Bernard 10-7.0430Running0$75
66021Yan Bussiere 10-9.5870Running0$75
74-344RRussell Morseman 5-5 Laps0Running0$75
8809TWill Thomas 3-7 Laps0Running0$75
911+266SDexter Stacey 1-9 Laps0Running0$75
10100215Adam Pierson 0-10 Laps0DNS0$75
119-21Andrew Smith 0-10 Laps0DNS0$75
Last Chance Showdown 2 Results
11039CKyle Coffey 100.00010Running0$0
24+228Jordan McCreadie 10-2.1270Running0$0
32-115XJustin Stone 10-4.8550Running0$0
45+166MCorbin Millar 10-6.7160Running0$75
57+291Felix Roy 10-7.7970Running0$75
610+452Jessica Power 10-8.8360Running0$75
70-766SDexter Stacey 10-8.8360Running0$75
89+135BFrancois Bellemare 10-9.7850Running0$75
93-68SRichard Scagliotta 1-9 Laps0DNF0$75
108-2118Jim Britt 1-9 Laps0DNF0$75
116-590Dany Gagne 1-9 Laps0DNF0$75
Heat 1 Results
11044Stewart Friesen Sprakers, NY0.000
2208HMax McLaughlin Mooresville, NC-2.311
34+130HJ Bunting Milford, DE-4.582
43-17Rick Laubach Quakertown, PA-5.148
55099LLarry Wight Fulton, NY-5.983
67+132RRonnie Davis IIISyracuse, NY-9.581
76-160Brian Berger Castleton, NY-10.630
89+154Steve Bernard Granby, QC-11.025
910+133Louden Reimert Oley, PA-6 Laps
108-21Andrew Smith Lockport, NY-8 Laps
Heat 2 Results
11098HJimmy Phelps Baldwinsville, NY0.000
220111Demetrios Drellos Queensbury, NY-1.203
35+227JDanny Johnson Phelps, NY-1.807
47+370AAlex Payne Canandaigua, NY-4.950
56+1R70Ryan Arbuthnot Renfrew, ON-6.073
63-321APeter Britten Brisbane, QLD-6.324
710+344RRussell Morseman Addison, NY-7.755
84-421Yan Bussiere Drummondville, QC-9.258
9909TWill Thomas Sharpsville, PA-8 Laps
108-2215Adam Pierson East Corinth, VT-8 Laps
Heat 3 Results
11088Mat Williamson St. Catharines, ON0.000
2209SMatt Sheppard Waterloo, NY-1.400
3302LJack Lehner Saratoga Springs, NY-1.945
44012SDarren Smith Binghamton, NY-5.184
57+216XDan Creeden Middletown, NY-6.113
68+239CKyle Coffey Caledonia, NY-6.640
75-28SRichard Scagliotta Bound Brook, NJ-8.638
86-266MCorbin Millar Perth, ON-9.310
99091Felix Roy Napierville, QC-10.986
100-1028Jordan McCreadie Watertown, NY-12.005
1110-152Jessica Power Kingston, ON-12.005
1211-166SDexter Stacey Kahnawake, QC-12.005
Heat 4 Results
11025RErick Rudolph Ransomville, NY0.000
2209Marc Johnson Guilderland, NY-3.131
34+16SMatthew Stangle Alpha, NJ-3.694
43-125PMichael Parent Granby, QC-5.340
56+114CG Morey Rutland, VT-8.983
65-115XJustin Stone Middlebury, VT-9.373
710+328Jordan McCreadie Watertown, NY-9.976
88090Dany Gagne Chateguay, QC-12.213
97-2118Jim Britt New Town Square, PA-13.494
109-135BFrancois Bellemare Trois Rivieres, QC-13.899
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
1544Stewart Friesen 17.2570.000
2298HJimmy Phelps 17.347-0.090
3178HMax McLaughlin 17.356-0.099
41111Demetrios Drellos 17.412-0.155
5157Rick Laubach 17.443-0.186
61021APeter Britten 17.518-0.261
7330HJ Bunting 17.543-0.286
8421Yan Bussiere 17.580-0.323
91399LLarry Wight 17.617-0.360
101827JDanny Johnson 17.637-0.380
11860Brian Berger 17.678-0.421
1216R70Ryan Arbuthnot 17.949-0.692
13732RRonnie Davis III18.012-0.755
141970AAlex Payne 18.056-0.799
1561Andrew Smith 18.072-0.815
1620215Adam Pierson 18.082-0.825
171454Steve Bernard 18.164-0.907
18129TWill Thomas 18.293-1.036
191133Louden Reimert 18.360-1.103
20944RRussell Morseman 18.420-1.163
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
11588Mat Williamson 17.2130.000
2625RErick Rudolph 17.609-0.396
258HMax McLaughlin 0.00017.213
3149SMatt Sheppard 17.723-0.510
3298HJimmy Phelps 0.00017.213
489Marc Johnson 17.808-0.595
5182LJack Lehner 17.826-0.613
56111Demetrios Drellos 0.00017.213
6144Stewart Friesen 0.00017.213
61725PMichael Parent 17.833-0.620
71112SDarren Smith 17.898-0.685
8106SMatthew Stangle 17.930-0.717
9208SRichard Scagliotta 18.086-0.873
101615XJustin Stone 18.125-0.912
11166MCorbin Millar 18.143-0.930
121214CG Morey 18.219-1.006
13716XDan Creeden 18.341-1.128
1413118Jim Britt 18.422-1.209
15439CKyle Coffey 18.503-1.290
161990Dany Gagne 18.526-1.313
17391Felix Roy 18.626-1.413
18235BFrancois Bellemare 18.740-1.527
19552Jessica Power 19.165-1.952
20928Jordan McCreadie 19.165-1.952
212166SDexter Stacey 19.165-1.952
Hot Laps 1 Results
11021APeter Britten 18.2100.000
21111Demetrios Drellos 18.236-0.026
3298HJimmy Phelps 18.512-0.302
4732RRonnie Davis III18.539-0.329
5421Yan Bussiere 18.724-0.514
6544Stewart Friesen 18.759-0.549
7330HJ Bunting 18.903-0.693
861Andrew Smith 19.580-1.370
9944RRussell Morseman 19.719-1.509
10860Brian Berger 19.719-1.509
Hot Laps 2 Results
157Rick Laubach 18.2210.000
2399LLarry Wight 18.286-0.065
3133Louden Reimert 18.352-0.131
478HMax McLaughlin 18.433-0.212
510215Adam Pierson 18.689-0.468
6827JDanny Johnson 18.804-0.583
7454Steve Bernard 19.245-1.024
8970AAlex Payne 19.254-1.033
929TWill Thomas 19.484-1.263
106R70Ryan Arbuthnot 19.725-1.504
Hot Laps 3 Results
1106SMatthew Stangle 18.1420.000
289Marc Johnson 18.550-0.408
3625RErick Rudolph 18.731-0.589
4716XDan Creeden 18.898-0.756
5928Jordan McCreadie 19.213-1.071
6439CKyle Coffey 19.295-1.153
7166MCorbin Millar 19.298-1.156
8235BFrancois Bellemare 19.659-1.517
9391Felix Roy 19.666-1.524
10552Jessica Power 19.876-1.734
Hot Laps 4 Results
149SMatt Sheppard 18.0790.000
2112SDarren Smith 18.234-0.155
3615XJustin Stone 18.416-0.337
4108SRichard Scagliotta 18.447-0.368
5588Mat Williamson 18.488-0.409
6214CG Morey 18.729-0.650
782LJack Lehner 18.786-0.707
8725PMichael Parent 18.911-0.832
91166SDexter Stacey 20.439-2.360
103118Jim Britt 20.533-2.454
11990Dany Gagne 20.563-2.484