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Kyle Strickler Doubles Down for $5K; Nick Hoffman “Four-Peats” as DIRTcar Nationals Champion

For the fourth consecutive year, Nick Hoffman is crowned DIRTcar Nationals Champion in the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds DELEON SPRINGS, FL — Feb. 11, 2019 — The final night of racing for the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds as part of the 48th annual DIRTcar Nationals was also the busiest in the history of the prestigious event. With the postponement of Saturday’s Last Chance Showdowns and Feature as well as the entire Sunday schedule of events, the Ironmen of the DIRTcar Nationals completed the two postponed shows before the originally scheduled Gator Nationals …

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Buzzie Crowned 2018 DIRTcar Southeast Champion at DIRTcar Nationals

BARBERVILLE, FL — Feb. 11, 2019 — During Opening Ceremonies for Night 7 of the 48th annual DIRTcar Nationals Buzzie Reutimann received his trophy for winning the DIRTcar Southeast Championship in his iconic 00 UMP Modified. Racing for six decades, this adds to an already impressive list of accomplishments for the 77-year-old Zephyrhills, FL native. “That is great. I didn’t expect this tonight. I really didn’t,” said Reutimann. “I know that some people up there from New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania like I talk to a lot. I want …

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Rain Wins Second Big Gator Championship Qualifier for DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

A busy Monday in store with Two Big Gator Qualifier Features & the 15th annual Big Gator Championship DELEON SPRINGS, FL — Feb. 10, 2019 — The second DIRTcar Nationals Big Gator Championship Qualifier Night would end much earlier than the first one did the night before on Night #6 of the 48th annual DIRTcar Nationals. Mother Nature paid Volusia Speedway Park (FL) a visit early in the day and stuck around for the remainder of the afternoon and into the early evening. With a forecast for more of the same …

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Rain Wins First Big Gator Championship Qualifier Night for DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

Two Last Chance Showdowns & Feature will start the show on Monday, February 11 DELEON SPRINGS, FL — Feb. 9, 2019 — The DIRTcar UMP Modifieds were to race in the first of two Big Gator Championship Qualifier Nights on Saturday, February 9 at Volusia Speedway Park. It was to be Night #5 of the 48th annual DIRTcar Nationals for the Ironmen of the DIRTcar Nationals. Half of the 104 teams that had competed in the DIRTcar Nationals through the first four nights got through their Heat Races with threatening …

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Buzzie Reutimann Isn’t Slowing Down Anytime Soon

For more than six decades Emil “Buzzie” Reutimann has been behind the wheel of a race car. The Zephyrhills, Florida native is known in the racing community as a “racer’s racer” as he personifies what it means to be old school. He still works on his cars, he still loves to compete, and he still has his family with him — or at least close by in Gator Pond Pits while he’s parked infield at Volusia Speedway Park for DIRTcar Nationals. Buzzie’s list of accomplishments are astounding. Winning the first-ever Super DIRTcar …

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Five First Time Gator Winners Score DIRTcar UMP Modified Feature Wins At Volusia

Whitwell, Haley, Gundaker, Green & Rupe bag Gators on Five-Star 15s Feature night DELEON SPRINGS, FL — Feb. 8, 2019 — One of the most popular nights of the 48th annual DIRTcar Nationals for the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds is the Quad-15s Features Night. Due to the extremely high car counts throughout the week, the Modifieds would race in five Features instead of four as originally scheduled during the fourth night of the DCN at the fast half-mile, high-banked dirt oval of Volusia Speedway Park located west of Daytona Beach. The …

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DIRTcar UMP Modifieds / DIRTcar Nationals Gator Points Standings (After February 8)

SPOT CAR # NAME NAME 5-Feb 6-Feb 7-Feb 8-Feb TOTAL 1 2H NICK HOFFMAN 75 75 80 65 295 2 12L LUCAS LEE 31 51 60 75 217 3 96T RC WHITWELL 26 55 55 80 216 4 49 BRIAN RUHLMAN 38 70 51 55 214 5 35 DAVID STREMME 42 31 70 70 213 6 00D DAVID REUTIMANN 60 38 65 41 204 7 25w ALLEN WEISSER 51 47 41 60 199 8 5CS CURT SPALDING 49 49 53 45 196 9 25 TYLER NICELY 65 44 38 49 …

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Three-Time Defending DIRTcar Nationals Champion Nick Hoffman Grabs First Feature Win Of 2019

102 total DIRTcar UMP Modifieds on hand at Volusia Speedway Park so far after three nights of action DELEON SPRINGS, FL — Feb. 7, 2019 — The DIRTcar UMP Modifieds continued their marathon week-long stretch of events at Volusia Speedway Park with the third night of the 48th annual DIRTcar Nationals. The half-mile, high-banked dirt oval located west of Daytona Beach had seen 95 teams make at least one appearance within the first two days for the Ironmen of the DIRTcar Nationals. On the third night of competition that number swelled …

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Taylor Cook Bags First Career DIRTcar Nationals Feature on Night #2

Busiest division at Volusia Speedway Park boasts the highest car count on the property with 95 teams DELEON SPRINGS, FL — Feb. 6, 2019 — After a stellar field of 91 teams made the trip south for opening night, the car count bulged to 95 total entries at the legendary half-mile high-banked dirt oval on Night Two of the 48th annual DIRTcar Nationals. Taylor Cook made the most of his first appearance of the week by passing three-time defending DIRTcar Nationals Champion Nick Hoffman on the white flag lap to …

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Three-Time Champion Nick Hoffman Leads Stellar Field of Modifieds to Florida

BARBERVILLE, FL – Jan. 25, 2019 – As usual, the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds will kick off 12 straight nights of racing at Volusia Speedway Park on Tuesday, Feb. 5. The busiest division in Florida during the month of February, and perhaps the most competitive of all, will take on the legendary half-mile, high-banked dirt oval for seven straight nights from February 5-11. The UMP Modifieds will race in 10 total features in the chase for the 2019 DIRTcar Nationals title while celebrating their 15th year at the event.  Over the past …

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Photos from the UMP DIRTcar Banquet held on January 12th, 2019!

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Night of Champions – 2018 DIRTcar Racing Banquet

The 2018 DIRTcar Racing banquet from the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, IL was yet another successful night of celebration and reflection from all of the champions in each of the 11 series. Lots of hardware was given out, good friends were seen and great speeches were made before what promises to be yet another exciting year of DIRTcar Racing in 2019. The evening began with the honoring of the Kids Mods class, and the champion Dominic Mertzke. After dinner was served, World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series announcer …

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Nick Hoffman Scores $4,600 Payday At The 3rd Annual Driven World Short Track Championship

The Dirt Track at Charlotte hosts traditional lone appearance by the DIRTcar Modifieds CONCORD, NC — Oct. 28, 2018 — The 3rd annual Driven Racing Oil World Short Track Championship was held at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, located northeast of Charlotte in Concord, NC on Sunday, October 28. After a successful Practice Day on Thursday, October 25 followed by a rain out on Friday, October 27, both the Friday and the regularly scheduled Saturday portion of the weekend were each moved up a day at the fast 4/10s (0.400) mile …

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Heat Races Set the Field for Sunday’s World Short Track Championship Features

CONCORD, NC — Oct. 27, 2018 — After getting pushed forward a day by Friday rains at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, the Driven World Short Track Championship finally got going on Saturday just after 2PM with Timed Hot Laps for all nine divisions to set up the ensuing Heat Races for 405 registered drivers. Despite a small cell of rain at 6PM at the top of the second FOX Racing SHOX Pro Late Model Heat Race, Heat Races got back underway just over an hour and a half later for …

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