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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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Britten Ready for DIRTcar Nationals, New Challenge in 2019

Peter Britten is Flying Solo in 2019 and His Journey Starts at Volusia Speedway Park CONCORD, NC – Peter Britten has had many titles in his 31 years of life: Albany-Saratoga Speedway Track Champion, Australian V8 Dirt Modified Champion, Batman, and now perhaps the most challenging of all, car owner. After parting ways with Ray Graham’s racing operation at the end of 2018, Britten knew it was time to try something new. The Batman from Queensland, Australia, is fielding his own equipment in 2019 as he makes a run at …

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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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