The Torment Of Mother Nature Continues, Cancels The Gator Nationals

Unfortunately, for the 3rd time this season, we have canceled a race due to torrential storms. This time was Saturday’s running of the Gator Nationals.


Continual rain that came in late Friday night and all throughout Saturday made the track in no good shape for it to be worked on and raced on. Saturated grounds weren’t too much of an issue until track crews came to work in the morning and Mother Nature gave the World’s Fastest Half Mile her full might. With this cancellation, we will have a bit of a break as the next race to be run is on June 4th with the Wild Card 25. Gates open at 4:00 with Hot Laps at 6:00. You can also watch the action live on DIRTVision.

Racers’ Memorial Cancelled, Mother Nature Wins The Day on Mother’s Day Weekend

Throughout the week, Volusia Speedway Park had been a place for bright, cloudless and warm sunny days. That was until Friday night, when a torrential downpour and a tornado warning put the race weekend in peril.


In the morning of race day, it looked as if the track wasn’t hit hard enough with rain and still raceable. At 10:30AM, a harder but less time consuming rainstorm passed through, meaning the end for the track’s chances of hosting the annual running of the Racers’ Memorial.


It is never doom and gloom though, as the World’s Fastest Half Mile will be hosting the Top Gun Sprint Car Series on May 14th. General admission is $20. Children aged 12 and under are free. Gates will open at 4:00 with Hot Laps at 6:00. Racing will follow opening ceremonies at 7:00. You can also watch all the coverage live on DIRTVision if you aren’t able to make it to the show.

Torrential Rain Cancels Spring Fling

It wasn’t all sunny and fun as heavy showers, wet mud and saturated surfaces ended any chances of racing the April 2nd Spring Fling. Rains came rolling through the track late Thursday night, and is expected to continue receiving rain the rest of the weekend. Please stay safe for those in the area as the forecast for today and tomorrow shows more torrential rain to come.

It isn’t all doom and gloom though, as we will be back racing on April 9th for the Big Dog 25. Be sure to stop by or tune in on DIRTVision to see all the great action from the World’s Fastest Half Mile!

Rain Cancels Saturday Heat Wave

BARBERVILLE, FL — August 21, 2020 — Racing at Volusia Speedway Park has been halted by persistent rains yet again as track officials have been forced to cancel Saturday’s Heat Wave due to saturated grounds.

Next on the schedule is a Test & Tune on Friday, September 4, followed by the Labor Day Championships  September 5-6, featuring DIRTcar UMP Modifieds, 602 Late Models, Street Stocks, and Compact 4s on Saturday, and DIRTcar UMP Modifieds, 602 Late Models, Florida Late Models, 3/4 Modifieds,  and Thunder Stocks on Sunday. Labor Day Monday will move over to the Kart Track with all classes – J.R.1, J.R.2, Lights, Medium, S.-Heavy, Heavy (30 laps).