Ray Bollinger wins DIRTcar UMP Modified feature and Josh Richards wins DIRTcar Late Models feature
BARBERVILLE, Fla. – Feb. 16, 2016 – Nick Hoffman wrapped up his blockbuster DIRTcar Nationals run on Tuesday night as he claimed the UMP Modified Week championship and scored his second ‘Big Gator’ trophy.
Hoffman, who was the class of the field all week with the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds, picked up three wins, the Gator Championship and the overall championship. He finished sixth in the final triple-20 feature.
“I just can’t believe it,” Hoffman said. “I can’t thank everybody enough who makes this possible. It’s unreal to come down here and beat the guys we did and to do it so many times.”
Tuesday night had three Triple-20 features lined up by the UMP Modified championship week point standings. Ray Bollinger picked up the win in the final Triple-20 feature of the night after battling with Will Krup.
“I can’t say enough for my crew,” Bollinger said. “They pull it down here and I get to fly down here. I feel like a NASCAR star coming down here and I finally got my gator.”
NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Justin Allgaier won the second Triple-20 after he ran through the field and battled Scotty Kincaid. For the driver nicknamed ‘Little Gator,’ the win was even more meaningful as he was able to bring home his own little gator trophy.
“We struggled this week really bad – I can’t thank these guys enough,” Allgaier said. “We built a new racecar to come down here. We’ve been trying to learn it and we finally did tonight.”
Derrick Ramey held off Joey Jensen through the first Triple-20 feature of the night to claim his first victory of DIRTcar Nationals.
Josh Richards dominated night two with the DIRTcar Late Model Series. Through the 30-lap feature Richards held off a charging Jonathan Davenport and Tim McCreadie to score his first DIRTcar Nationals victory of the week.
“It sure wasn’t pretty but we will take it,” Richards said. “I saw [Davenport] in second and knew I had to give it all I had.
“It was touchy out there. There was a lot of traction in spots. If you could get though it smoothly, which was hard to do, then you could gain some speed. You don’t really know when you’re leading who’s behind you and how fast they’re going. It was a handful but we will take it, we have a long week to go.”
Nightly doubleheaders at Volusia run through Saturday, Feb. 20. The Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds take on Volusia Speedway Park Wednesday night as the DIRTcar Late Models crown the Swamp King Champion.
DIRTcar Nationals Statistical Report; Feb. 16, 2016; Volusia Speedway Park; Barberville, Fla.
DIRTcar UMP Modified Triple-20 A-Feature #3 (15 Laps) – 1. 77-Ray Bollinger [$600], 2. K9-Will Krup, 3. 54-Larry Burkins, 4. 10Y-Trent Young, 5. 36-Kenny Wallace, 6. 2-Nick Hoffman, 7. 35-David Stremme, 8. 49-Brian Ruhlman, 9. Z8-Max McLaughlin, 10. 41-Ryan Gifford, 11. 67-Garrett Stewart, 12. 90-Jason Beaulieu
DIRTcar UMP Modified Triple-20 A-Feature #2 (15 Laps) – 1. 7-Justin Allgaier [$600], 2. 12K-Scotty Kincaid, 3. 3-Ken Schrader, 4. 45J-Johnny Broking, 5. 22T-Tony Anderson, 6. D4B-Jackie Boggs, 7. 17T-Tyler Evans, 8. 64-Billy Workman Jr, 9. 1-Andy Golgoci, 10. 32Z-Nate Zimmer, 11. 71-Joel Ortberg, 12. 11T-Dugan Thye
DIRTcar UMP Modified Triple-20 A-Feature #1 (15 Laps) – 1. 91-Derrick Ramey [$600], 2. 126-Joey Jensen, 3. D4-Dave Jamison, 4. 11N-Gene Nicholas, 5. 2M-David Mitchell, 6. 0-Will Norris, 7. 26-Bobby Gierke, 8. 79-Kory Maurice, 9. 23-Ryan Cripe, 10. 22L-Bill Lewis, 11. 1-Jared Spaulding, 12. 21-Sean Monaghan
DIRTcar Late Models A-Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 1-Josh Richards [$7,000], 2. 39-Tim McCreadie, 3. 6-Jonathan Davenport, 4. 5w-Mark Whitener, 5. 7-Rick Eckert, 6. 15-Steve Francis, 7. 25-Shane Clanton, 8. 99j-Frank Heckenast Jr, 9. 21-Ivedent Lloyd Jr, 10. 21J-Billy Moyer Jr, 11. 15s-Donny Schatz, 12. 7W-Ricky Weiss, 13. 201-Billy Ogle Jr, 14. 22-Gregg Satterlee, 15. 40B-Kyle Bronson, 16. 99B-Boom Briggs, 17. 15L-Darrell Lanigan, 18. 17M-Dale McDowell, 19. 777-Jared Landers, 20. 20-Rodney Sanders, 21. 5-Don O’Neal, 22. 94-Austin Rettig, 23. 16-Justin Rattliff, 24. C9-Steve Casebolt
DIRTcar Nationals Day-by-Day Schedule (Grandstands open at 5 p.m.)
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
The 2016 DIRTcar Nationals is supported by Budweiser, Daytona Harley-Davidson, Hampton Inn-Palm Coast, Integrity Painting with Valspar, Ring Power CAT, and Safety-Kleen. The World of Outlaws are 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), Morton Buildings (Official Building), 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), and Chevrolet Performance. Contingency sponsors include: ASI, Beyea Headers, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, 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, Impact Racing Products, Intercomp, Motorsports Safety Systems, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis, S&S Volvo, and TNT Rescue.