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DIRTcar Nationals Thursday Program Cancelled Due to Persistent Rain in Area

DIRTcar Nationals Thursday Program Cancelled Due to Persistent Rain in Area Event will resume Friday as regularly scheduled with the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series and the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds BARBERVILLE, Fla. – February 23, 2017 – Night 10 of DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park has been cancelled due to an extended heavy rain storm that hit the area on Wednesday and Thursday and a forecast of continued rain well into the day. DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park will resume on Friday, Feb. 24, …

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By The Numbers: DIRTcar Racing UMP Modifieds at DIRTcar Nationals

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 and figures to come from a week …

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DIRTcar Nationals Wednesday Program Cancelled Due to Heavy Rain

DIRTcar Nationals Wednesday Program Cancelled Due to Heavy Rain Event will resume Thursday as regularly scheduled with the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series and the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds BARBERVILLE, Fla. – February 22, 2017 – Night nine of DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park has been cancelled due to a heavy rain storm that hit the area on Wednesday morning and a forecast of continued rain throughout the day. DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park will resume on Thursday, Feb. 23, with the pit gates opening …

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Sheppard Reels in Shirley for a Gator Trophy

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 first 10 laps. He passed Shane Clanton, who started the feature third, …

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Hoffman Completes Big Gator Triumph

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 Nationals. Triple 15-lap features on the last of eight …

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

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 in six starts this week. Hoffman’s teammate, Will Krup of Mount Carmel, …

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King Krup: Illinois Native Earns First Career Gator

King Krup

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 Fisher, Jacob Hawkins, Brian Ruhlman, Jeff Leka and Kenny Wallace.

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Hat Trick: Hoffman Wrangles Third Gator

Hat Trick: Hoffman Wrangles Third Gator 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 after winning his heat. From there, he jumped out to a convincing lead, but a trio of cautions, including one …

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Double Stack: Hoffman Scores Second Gator

Double Stack: Hoffman Scores Second Gator By Clayton Johns BARBERVILLE, FL – February 18, 2017 – Nick Hoffman darted past Robbie Eilers on the opening lap and turned in a dominating 20-lap performance in the main event for his second UMP Modified win of the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on Friday night. Hoffman, a Mooresville, NC native, was perfect all night long. He turned in his second perfect night of the week after he set quick time overall in qualifying before winning his heat race and …

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Ruhlman Rallies for Second Career Gator Win

Ruhlman Rallies for Second Career Gator Win By Clayton Johns BARBERVILLE, FL – February 17, 2017 – Brian Ruhlman devised a perfect plot and forced Ken Schrader from his preferred line as he engineered a pass in the outside groove with two laps to go for his first win of the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on Thursday night. After passing Schrader, the Clarklake, Mich. driver took the checkered flag by over two seconds for his second career Volusia win, extending his point lead in the week …

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Hoffman Records Eighth DIRTcar Nationals Win

Nick Hoffman Records Perfect Night To Earn UMP Modified Win Barberville, Fla. – February 16, 2017 – Nick Hoffman led every lap he raced en route to his first win of the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals in DIRTcar UMP Modified action at Volusia Speedway Park on Wednesday night. The Mooresville, N.C. driver paced all 20 laps of the main event to earn his eighth career Volusia victory. “This will just add to my pond. I have eight of them now,” Hoffman said in Victory Lane as he received his Gator …

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Jacob Hawkins Soars to DIRTcar Nationals Opening Night Victory

Jacob Hawkins Soars to DIRTcar Nationals Opening Night Victory By Clayton Johns BARBERVILLE, FL – February 15, 2017 – Jacob Hawkins of Fairmont, WV led all 20 laps of the DIRTcar UMP Modified feature to earn his first career Gator trophy and win at Volusia Speedway Park on night one of the DIRTcar Nationals. Hawkins led the opening lap after starting on the outside of the front row and held off Clarklake, MI-native Brian Ruhlman over the final 10 laps to earn his spot in Victory Lane. Hawkins attributed his …

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Chassis Builders Set For DIRTcar Nationals

Juggling Act: Chassis Builders Set For DIRTcar Nationals UMP Modified Competition at Volusia By Clayton Johns If eight consecutive nights of racing sounds challenging, it is. Four DIRTcar UMP Modified drivers are adding another layer to that task when they compete at the 46th DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL from February 14-25, 2017. David Stremme, Nick Hoffman, David Reutimann and Brian Ruhlman are gearing up to tackle eight straight nights at Volusia, but all four drivers are also chassis builders. They’ll not only be focused on …

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DIRTcar UMP Modifieds Bring Big Buzz to DIRTcar Nationals

By Clayton Johns The 2017 DIRTcar UMP Modified season gets underway for drivers from across the United States and Canada this month in the Sunshine State. The annual Florida Tour takes drivers to three different Florida tracks this month, culminating in eight straight nights of competition at the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. Following four nights at North Florida Raceway and another four at East Bay Raceway Park, UMP Modified drivers have converged on Volusia for a shot at the Big Gator trophy as DIRTcar Nationals champion, and there’s …

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