Barberville, FL — BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 9, 2010 – Wet weather continued to plague the 39th annual DIRTcar Nationals by University of Northwestern Ohio, forcing the cancelation of Tuesday night’s DIRTcar UMP Late Model/Modified doubleheader at Volusia Speedway Park.
Steady rain associated with a cold front that swept across the state of Florida began falling on the half-mile oval around 1 p.m. and continued for several hours, soaking the racing surface and grounds. Officials decided shortly after 3 p.m. to cancel the evening’s planned program.
It was the third rainout in eight nights of the 2010 DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH but marked the first lost show for the DIRTcar UMP Late Model division that invaded Volusia on Monday. The cancelation ended the week of competition for the UMP Modified class, which was a victim of all three rainouts.
With Tuesday’s program scheduled to end the UMP Modified portion of the mid-winter racing extravaganza outside Daytona Beach, Dave Hess Jr. of Waterford, Pa., was declared the division’s 2010 DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH champion.
Four nights of doubleheader action remain for the DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH, highlighted by UMP Late Model events on Wednesday (Feb. 10) and Friday (Feb. 12) and the season-opening World of Outlaws Late Model Series programs on Thursday (Feb. 11) and Saturday (Feb. 13). Each evening’s card will also include the Super DIRTcar Series for big-block Modifieds, which were slated to get in practice laps on Tuesday night.
Tickets purchased for Tuesday night’s rained-out event may be presented for any of the remaining programs during the DIRTcar Nationals. In the event that tickets cannot be used, tickets may be mailed for a refund to Volusia Speedway Park, 1500 E SR 40, DeLeon Springs, FL, 32130.