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By The Numbers: DIRTcar Racing UMP Modifieds at the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals

By Clayton Johns BARBERVILLE, FL – February 22, 2017 – The DIRTcar UMP Modifieds concluded their portion of the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on Tuesday night. Ten feature races over the course of seven days produced plenty of thrilling action and culminated in Nick Hoffman earning his second straight Big Gator as the DIRTcar UMP Modified Nationals champion. Here are some of the more interesting facts ...

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Highland Speedway, Belle-Clair Speedway & Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 adopt same Late Model tire rule for 2017

St. Louis, MO – 2/22/17 – The promoters of Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, Belle-Clair Speedway and Highland Speedway have all reached an agreement to use the same tire rule in 2017 for the UMP DIRTcar Late Model division. The ultimate goal is to get to a single tire option using the Hoosier LM20 tire for the front tires and left rear tire with no grooving allowed. Then for the ...

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Hoffman Completes Big Gator Triumph; Hawkins, Taylor and Stalder Earn Victories

By Clayton Johns BARBERVILLE, FL – February 22, 2017 – Jacob Hawkins won the battle, but Nick Hoffman won the war and the Big Gator as the overall 2017 UMP Modified DIRTcar Nationals champion at Volusia Speedway Park on Tuesday night. Hawkins, Jonathan Taylor, and JE Stalder all added Gator trophies to their mantles after winning one of three UMP Modified features on night eight of the 46th Annual DIRTcar ...

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Sheppard Reels in Shirley for a Gator Trophy

BARBERVILLE, FL- February 22, 2017- Brandon Sheppard fought his way to Victory Lane during night eight of the 46th annual DIRTcar Nationals in the 30-lap DIRTcar Racing Late Model Feature. It wasn’t an easy path for Sheppard to get to the front of the pack as Brian Shirley tried to fend him off any way possible. Sheppard started in the fourth position but found his way to second within the ...

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Gator Glory: Nick Hoffman Celebrates $5,000 Gator Championship

By Clayton Johns BARBERVILLE, FL – February 21, 2017 – Nick Hoffman wrestled the lead from Jacob Hawkins on lap 24 after a multi-lap side-by-side battle and paced the final six laps to win the $5,000 UMP Modified Gator Championship on night seven of the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on Monday night. The victory was the third Gator Championship triumph of Hoffman’s career and his fourth ...

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Chris Madden Grabs A Gator

BARBERVILLE, FL- February 20, 2017- On the seventh day of the 46th annual DIRTcar Nationals, 43 Late Models migrated to Volusia Speedway Park to test their luck at the ‘World’s Fastest Half-Mile’. The season opening swing through Georgia and Florida continues and drivers are hoping to leave the track with a coveted Gator trophy in the passenger seat. Chris Madden began his collection of gators tonight. Madden steadily gained ground ...

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King Krup: Illinois Native Earns First Career Gator

Story by World Racing Group – BARBERVILLE, FL – February 20, 2017 – Will Krup was the man of the hour as he found a way to Victory Lane despite the strong field of UMP Modified contenders who were hungry for sweet victory during the second Gator Championship qualifying race during the 46th DIRTcar Nationals Sunday night. During the 20-lap feature, the top-five positions were juggled between Krup, polesitter Derek ...

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Hat Trick: Hoffman Wrangles Third Gator

Story by World Racing Group – BARBERVILLE, FL – February 19, 2017 – For the third time this week, Nick Hoffman dominated all 20 laps of the A-Main to earn a Gator trophy during the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on Sunday afternoon. The race was the completion of Saturday’s rain-postponed event. Hoffman of Mooresville, NC picked the pole starting position for Sunday’s matinee via the redraw ...

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Sheppard Wins in Dramatic Fashion at Bubba Raceway Park

OCALA, FL (February 19, 2017) – The former Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Rookie of the Year, Brandon Sheppard took the lead on the final lap from Scott Bloomquist to win Sunday night’s Lucas Oil Winter Nationals – presented by GEICO at Bubba Raceway Park. The exciting finish brought the packed grandstand to its feet as Sheppard charged from his 11th starting spot to take the win. Bloomquist finished ...

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Dillard thrills Shady Oaks Speedway spectators

The Shady Oaks Speedway saved the best for last with a barnburner 40-lap main event Saturday to close the curtain on the second of five Summit Racing USMTS Winter Speedweeks tripleheader weekends. Several drivers took their shots, but in the end it was Cade Dillard of Robeline, La., claiming his first win of the season and 11th of his USMTS career. Johnny Scott was the Sybesma Graphics Pole Award winner ...

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Dirt Late Model News

Highland Speedway, Belle-Clair Speedway & Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 adopt same Late Model tire rule for 2017

St. Louis, MO – 2/22/17 – The promoters of Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, Belle-Clair Speedway and Highland Speedway have all reached an agreement to use the same tire rule in 2017 for the UMP DIRTcar Late Model division. The ultimate goal is to get to a single tire option using the Hoosier LM20 tire for the front tires and left rear tire with no grooving allowed. Then for the ...

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Sheppard Reels in Shirley for a Gator Trophy

BARBERVILLE, FL- February 22, 2017- Brandon Sheppard fought his way to Victory Lane during night eight of the 46th annual DIRTcar Nationals in the 30-lap DIRTcar Racing Late Model Feature. It wasn’t an easy path for Sheppard to get to the front of the pack as Brian Shirley tried to fend him off any way possible. Sheppard started in the fourth position but found his way to second within the ...

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Chris Madden Grabs A Gator

BARBERVILLE, FL- February 20, 2017- On the seventh day of the 46th annual DIRTcar Nationals, 43 Late Models migrated to Volusia Speedway Park to test their luck at the ‘World’s Fastest Half-Mile’. The season opening swing through Georgia and Florida continues and drivers are hoping to leave the track with a coveted Gator trophy in the passenger seat. Chris Madden began his collection of gators tonight. Madden steadily gained ground ...

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Sheppard Wins in Dramatic Fashion at Bubba Raceway Park

OCALA, FL (February 19, 2017) – The former Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Rookie of the Year, Brandon Sheppard took the lead on the final lap from Scott Bloomquist to win Sunday night’s Lucas Oil Winter Nationals – presented by GEICO at Bubba Raceway Park. The exciting finish brought the packed grandstand to its feet as Sheppard charged from his 11th starting spot to take the win. Bloomquist finished ...

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Open Wheel Modified News

By The Numbers: DIRTcar Racing UMP Modifieds at the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals

By Clayton Johns BARBERVILLE, FL – February 22, 2017 – The DIRTcar UMP Modifieds concluded their portion of the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on Tuesday night. Ten feature races over the course of seven days produced plenty of thrilling action and culminated in Nick Hoffman earning his second straight Big Gator as the DIRTcar UMP Modified Nationals champion. Here are some of the more interesting facts ...

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Hoffman Completes Big Gator Triumph; Hawkins, Taylor and Stalder Earn Victories

By Clayton Johns BARBERVILLE, FL – February 22, 2017 – Jacob Hawkins won the battle, but Nick Hoffman won the war and the Big Gator as the overall 2017 UMP Modified DIRTcar Nationals champion at Volusia Speedway Park on Tuesday night. Hawkins, Jonathan Taylor, and JE Stalder all added Gator trophies to their mantles after winning one of three UMP Modified features on night eight of the 46th Annual DIRTcar ...

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Gator Glory: Nick Hoffman Celebrates $5,000 Gator Championship

By Clayton Johns BARBERVILLE, FL – February 21, 2017 – Nick Hoffman wrestled the lead from Jacob Hawkins on lap 24 after a multi-lap side-by-side battle and paced the final six laps to win the $5,000 UMP Modified Gator Championship on night seven of the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on Monday night. The victory was the third Gator Championship triumph of Hoffman’s career and his fourth ...

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King Krup: Illinois Native Earns First Career Gator

Story by World Racing Group – BARBERVILLE, FL – February 20, 2017 – Will Krup was the man of the hour as he found a way to Victory Lane despite the strong field of UMP Modified contenders who were hungry for sweet victory during the second Gator Championship qualifying race during the 46th DIRTcar Nationals Sunday night. During the 20-lap feature, the top-five positions were juggled between Krup, polesitter Derek ...

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Sprint Car & Midget News

Three Is Company: Schatz Charges to Win

Gravel awarded the coveted ‘Big Gator’ BARBERVILLE, Fla. – February 19, 2017 – Donny Schatz etched his name into DIRTcar Nationals history Sunday, winning both the afternoon and night show at Volusia Speedway Park. The trip down victory lane gave Schatz 17 career wins at the half-mile, and he captured three of the five sprint shows in the 12-day event. With the victory, Schatz joined Jeff Swindell and Sammy Swindell ...

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Schatz from a Cannon

Reverses his luck to win second DIRTcar Nationals Gator Story by World Racing Group – BARBERSVILLE, Fla. – February 19, 2017 – It’s not unusual for two series champions to face-off in the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. In the first show of a Sunday double-header, eight-time World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Champion Donny Schatz revisited his fierce battle with Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of ...

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Jason Johnson Wins first career Gator at DIRTcar Nationals

Click here for more photos from Volusia Speedway Park BARBERSVILLE, Fla. – February 17, 2017 – Jason Johnson made a grand entrance into 2017 Friday night, winning the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series opener at the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals. Johnson, whose 2016 season was highlighted by a Knoxville Nationals victory, took home his first Gator and a $10,000 purse. “Yeah, 365 days later we start the season ...

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Gravel Completes the Outlaw Sweep

Wins his first ever Gator at DIRTcar Nationals BARBERVILLE, Fla. – February 17, 2017 – David Gravel shuts down a Donny Schatz sweep Thursday night, taking the checkers for the Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series finale at the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals. Schatz, who threatened to win his fourth All-Star show in the last five he entered, was denied the lead late despite a caution in ...

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