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Nick Hoffman Wins DIRTcar Nationals Night One

Nick Hoffman

Nick Hoffman

BARBERVILLE, Fla. — Feb. 9, 2016 — A sizzling Nick Hoffman heated up the 45th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park after powering his way to the lead early in the 20-lap feature event and claiming another Gator trophy for his growing collection.

Kenny Wallace, a former NASCAR Xfinity Series driver and current NASCAR broadcaster, started the feature from the pole position but lost the lead once the green flag dropped to Trent Young.

Young controlled the lead for a handful of laps before conceding the top spot to Hoffman following a brief fight for the lead. Hoffman quickly escaped from the rest of the field, pulling out to a sizeable lead and capturing the opening night of DIRTcar Nationals.

“We just made the right changes before the feature,” said Hoffman, a native of Mooresville, N.C. “We can’t stop here, we need to win a few more of these before the end of the week…this Gator is going in my pond with the rest of them.”

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions took to the track Tuesday night for an open practice session. 23-year-old David Gravel was the fastest driver during the three practice sessions, with a trip around Volusia at 13.814 seconds.

The night was Gravel’s first with new team CJB Motorsports.

“It’s definitely something that takes time, but so far so good,” Gravel said of his new team. “We made good adjustments tonight and it seemed like we were all on the same page. If we keep that going I think we’ll have a good week.”

Nightly doubleheaders at Volusia run through Sunday, Feb. 20. On Wednesday night, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and DIRTcar UMP Modifieds take on night two of DIRTcar Nationals with full racing programs.

For more information and updates on the DIRTcar Nationals, click DIRTcarNationals.com or follow on Twitter at @DIRTcarNats.

DIRTcar Nationals Statistical Report; Feb. 9, 2016; Volusia Speedway Park; Barberville, Fla.

Volusia Speedway Park
February 9th, 2016

Heat  1:

1 #36 Kenny Wallace
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 03:45.375 1 00:19.102
2 #72 Todd Neiheiser
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 03:46.680 3 00:19.202 1.305 1.305
3 #90 Jason Beaulieu
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 03:47.779 3 00:19.334 2.404 1.099
4 #51 Brandon Green
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 03:48.913 3 00:19.456 3.538 1.134
5 #15 Hunter Gustafson
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 03:51.938 3 00:19.787 6.563 3.025
6 #12K Scotty Kincaid
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 03:55.658 5 00:20.268 10.283 3.720
7 #D4 Dave Jamison
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 03:57.371 2 00:20.017 11.996 1.713
8 #1 Andy Galgoci
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 03:58.532 3 00:20.552 13.157 1.161
9 #14 Shawn Cates
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 04:00.572 4 00:20.515 15.197 2.040
10 #D4B Jackie Boggs
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
7 03:35.419 6 00:19.160

Heat 2:

1 #72X Brian Papiez
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 05:53.253 8 00:19.438
2 #64JR Billy Workman Jr
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 05:54.023 4 00:19.869 0.770 0.770
3 #07 Jeff Thomas
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 05:54.725 4 00:20.081 1.472 0.702
4 #96 Cory Daugherty
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 05:54.873 5 00:19.791 1.620 0.148
5 #17T Tyler Evans
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 05:56.060 2 00:20.380 2.807 1.187
6 #45 Bob Broking
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 05:56.220 3 00:20.008 2.967 0.160
7 #01 Jared Spaulding
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 05:56.971 8 00:20.331 3.718 0.751
8 #1S Brian Shaw
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 05:57.504 4 00:20.150 4.251 0.533
9 #2M David Mitchell
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 05:59.066 5 00:20.280 5.813 1.562
10 #28 Paul Miles
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
00:00.038 0 00:00

Heat 3:

1 #56 Tyler Nicely
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 07:22.433 3 00:19.224
2 #7 Justin Allgaier
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 07:23.693 6 00:19.536 1.260 1.260
3 #49 Brian Ruhlman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 07:24.672 3 00:19.557 2.239 0.979
4 #77 Ray Bollinger
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 07:25.860 7 00:19.946 3.427 1.188
5 #32Z Nate Zimmer
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 07:27.042 2 00:20.293 4.609 1.182
6 #71 Joel Ortberg
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 07:28.662 7 00:20.460 6.229 1.620
7 #46 Matt Crafton
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 07:28.874 8 00:20.049 6.441 0.212
8 #23 Ryan Cripe
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 07:34.498 3 00:20.802 12.065 5.624
9 #17JE J.E. Stalder
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
7 07:06.422 7 00:19.584
10 #35 David Stremme
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
00:00 0 00:00

Heat 4:

1 #36L Jamie Lomax
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 02:39.079 1 00:19.717
2 #10 A.J. Fike
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 02:39.884 5 00:19.232 0.805 0.805
3 #67 Garrett Stewart
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 02:40.371 7 00:19.688 1.292 0.487
4 #77S Stephen Schnept
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 02:41.324 8 00:19.479 2.245 0.953
5 #16C Josh Harris
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 02:42.802 8 00:19.833 3.723 1.478
6 #12H Mike Hansen
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 02:44.930 6 00:20.192 5.851 2.128
7 #54 Larry Burkins
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 02:45.667 8 00:20.176 6.588 0.737
8 #26 Bobby Gierke
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 02:49.666 5 00:20.410 10.587 3.999
9 #21 Sean Monaghan
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 02:49.758 5 00:20.216 10.679 0.092
10 #101 Jesse Wisecarver
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
00:01.350 0 00:00

Heat 5:

1 #10Y Trent Young
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 02:35.260 8 00:19.016
2 #13 Jacob Hawkins
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 02:36.661 8 00:18.914 1.401 1.401
3 #0J Bryce Jewell
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 02:40.598 7 00:19.804 5.338 3.937
4 #41 Ty Dillon
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 02:41.698 6 00:19.699 6.438 1.100
5 #Z8 Max McLaughlin
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 02:42.826 5 00:19.907 7.566 1.128
6 #22L Bill Lewis
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 02:47.281 5 00:20.386 12.021 4.455
7 #9 Ken Schrader
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 02:49.085 6 00:20.442 13.825 1.804
8 #11N Gene Nicholas
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 02:51.799 7 00:20.680 16.539 2.714
9 #00 Will Norris
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 02:54.542 2 00:21.161 19.282 2.743
10 #89W Rick Weitekamp
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 02:55.024 6 00:21.012 19.764 0.482

Heat 6:

1 #2 Nick Hoffman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 02:38.335 7 00:18.984
2 #33 Jeff Matthews
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 02:40.338 7 00:19.815 2.003 2.003
3 #14T Tyler Clem
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 02:42.237 6 00:19.868 3.902 1.899
4 #45J Johnny Broking
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 02:44.187 3 00:20.168 5.852 1.950
5 #27 Michael Turner
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 02:45.106 7 00:20.178 6.771 0.919
6 #K9 Will Krup
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 02:45.908 4 00:20.363 7.573 0.802
7 #11T Dugan Thye
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 02:50.132 8 00:20.509 11.797 4.224
8 #22T Tony Anderson
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
1 00:23.103 1 00:22.672
9 #12 Lucas Lee
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
00:00.885 0 00:00

LCQ 1:

1 #51 Brandon Green
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 06:48.975 1 00:19.501
2 #17T Tyler Evans
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 06:51.315 4 00:19.957 2.340 2.340
3 #45 Bob Broking
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 06:53.758 8 00:20.448 4.783 2.443
4 #D4 Dave Jamison
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 06:54.553 7 00:20.424 5.578 0.795
5 #01 Jared Spaulding
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 06:57.267 8 00:20.725 8.292 2.714
6 #1S Brian Shaw
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 06:57.884 5 00:20.743 8.909 0.617
7 #1 Andy Galgoci
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 07:01.642 5 00:20.942 12.667 3.758
8 #2M David Mitchell
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 07:03.036 8 00:21.048 14.061 1.394
9 #14 Shawn Cates
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 07:05.886 9 00:21.517 16.911 2.850
10 #12K Scotty Kincaid
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 06:24.228 7 00:21.954
11 #15 Hunter Gustafson
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
2 01:50.824 2 00:20.723
12 #96 Cory Daugherty
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
00:00 0 00:00
13 #D4B Jackie Boggs
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
00:00 0 00:00 0.000
14 #28 Paul Miles
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
00:00 0 00:00 0.000

LCQ 2:

1 #77 Ray Bollinger
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 03:22.491 1 00:20.063
2 #77S Stephen Schnept
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 03:22.935 2 00:19.943 0.444 0.444
3 #16C Josh Harris
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 03:24.566 6 00:19.931 2.075 1.631
4 #54 Larry Burkins
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 03:28.379 9 00:20.500 5.888 3.813
5 #12H Mike Hansen
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 03:29.566 7 00:20.315 7.075 1.187
6 #71 Joel Ortberg
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 03:31.828 9 00:20.773 9.337 2.262
7 #17JE J.E. Stalder
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 03:33.758 6 00:20.724 11.267 1.930
8 #32Z Nate Zimmer
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 03:34.335 3 00:20.574 11.844 0.577
9 #21 Sean Monaghan
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 03:35.406 9 00:21.001 12.915 1.071
10 #26 Bobby Gierke
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 03:38.135 8 00:21.035 15.644 2.729
11 #23 Ryan Cripe
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 03:39.055 3 00:21.303 16.564 0.920
12 #46 Matt Crafton
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 03:39.730 5 00:21.293 17.239 0.675
13 #35 David Stremme
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
00:01.633 0 00:00
14 #101 Jesse Wisecarver
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
00:01.634 0 00:00 0.001

LCQ 3:

1 #Z8 Max McLaughlin
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 07:40.239 5 00:19.740
2 #45J Johnny Broking
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 07:41.416 1 00:20.192 1.177 1.177
3 #41 Ty Dillon
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 07:41.742 8 00:20.102 1.503 0.326
4 #9 Ken Schrader
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 07:47.843 2 00:20.669 7.604 6.101
5 #22T Tony Anderson
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 07:50.612 7 00:20.755 10.373 2.769
6 #22L Bill Lewis
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 07:52.037 5 00:21.239 11.798 1.425
7 #11N Gene Nicholas
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 07:55.772 3 00:21.241 15.533 3.735
8 #00 Will Norris
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 07:58.425 5 00:21.484 18.186 2.653
9 #89W Rick Weitekamp
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
9 07:45.496 5 00:22.539 5.257
10 #11T Dugan Thye
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
7 06:49.535 4 00:21.202
11 #27 Michael Turner
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
00:00.574 0 00:00
12 #K9 Will Krup
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
00:00.736 0 00:00 0.162
13 #12 Lucas Lee
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
00:02.896 0 00:00 2.160

Feature:

1 #2 Nick Hoffman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
20 14:35.580 8 00:19.513
2 #10Y Trent Young
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
20 14:38.723 5 00:19.893 3.143 3.143
3 #36 Kenny Wallace
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
20 14:39.784 18 00:20.409 4.204 1.061
4 #90 Jason Beaulieu
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
20 14:40.584 11 00:20.424 5.004 0.800
5 #56 Tyler Nicely
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
20 14:41.528 18 00:20.380 5.948 0.944
6 #10 A.J. Fike
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
20 14:42.424 6 00:20.547 6.844 0.896
7 #7 Justin Allgaier
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
20 14:43.440 11 00:20.870 7.860 1.016
8 #51 Brandon Green
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
20 14:44.094 14 00:20.726 8.514 0.654
9 #49 Brian Ruhlman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
20 14:44.571 11 00:20.854 8.991 0.477
10 #Z8 Max McLaughlin
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
20 14:44.765 10 00:20.527 9.185 0.194
11 #72X Brian Papiez
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
20 14:45.789 12 00:20.863 10.209 1.024
12 #14T Tyler Clem
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
20 14:46.071 11 00:21.038 10.491 0.282
13 #67 Garrett Stewart
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
20 14:46.563 13 00:20.885 10.983 0.492
14 #13 Jacob Hawkins
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
20 14:47.127 15 00:06.541 11.547 0.564
15 #07 Jeff Thomas
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
20 14:47.504 20 00:20.866 11.924 0.377
16 #45J Johnny Broking
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
20 14:47.668 14 00:21.074 12.088 0.164
17 #0J Bryce Jewell
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
20 14:48.134 13 00:21.145 12.554 0.466
18 #72 Todd Neiheiser
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
20 14:48.759 14 00:21.078 13.179 0.625
19 #33 Jeff Matthews
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
20 14:49.933 7 00:21.231 14.353 1.174
20 #77S Stephen Schnept
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
20 14:50.369 11 00:21.087 14.789 0.436
21 #17T Tyler Evans
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
20 14:50.806 16 00:21.273 15.226 0.437
22 #36L Jamie Lomax
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
14 09:53.527 1 00:21.227
23 #64JR Billy Workman Jr
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 08:20.606 4 00:20.743
24 #77 Ray Bollinger
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
5 01:52.650 4 00:21.667

DIRTcar Nationals Day-by-Day Schedule (Grandstands open at 5 p.m.)
Wednesday, Feb. 10 – Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints & UMP Modifieds
Thursday, Feb. 11 – Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints & UMP Modifieds
Friday, Feb. 12 – World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series & UMP Modifieds
Saturday, Feb. 13 – World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series & UMP Modified Gator Qualifying 1
Sunday, Feb. 14 – World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series & UMP Modified Gator Qualifying 2
Monday, Feb. 15 – DIRTcar Late Models & UMP Modified Gator Championship
Tuesday, Feb. 16 – DIRTcar Late Models & UMP Modified Triple 20’s
Wednesday, Feb. 17 – DIRTcar Late Models Swamp King Champ & Super DIRTcar Series
Thursday, Feb. 18 – World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series & Super DIRTcar Series
Friday, Feb. 19 – World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series & Super DIRTcar Series
Saturday, Feb. 20 – World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series & Super DIRTcar Series

2016 DIRTcar Nationals is supported by Budweiser, Daytona Harley-Davidson, Hampton Inn-Palm Cost, Ring Power CAT, and Safety-Kleen. The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series is brought to fans by official partners: Bad Boy Buggies (Official Side-by-Side Vehicle), The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Official Racing Experience), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Lincoln Welder (Official Welder), and VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel). Additional support is provided by Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company of WoO Late Model), DirtonDirt.com (WoO Late Model Hard Charger Award), McCarthy’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award-WoO Late Model), and Chevrolet Performance. Contingency sponsors include: ASI, Beyea Headers, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, Fox Shocks, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, KSE Racing Products, Mobil 1, MSD Performance, Penske Racing Shocks, Ohlins Shocks, QA1, QuarterMaster, Sweet Manufacturing, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum Manufacturer. Sponsors include: Capital Race Cars, Club 29 Chassis, Impact Racing Products, Intercomp, Motorsports Safety Systems, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis, S&S Volvo, and TNT Rescue.

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