Volusia Tonight?

Anybody going? - just mods racing and 410 practice…

I am ready to see some sprints, but I am also getting sick. Of all the damn times…

Feel your pain Boney… Had a bad cold/fever since Saturday… No racing for me 'til Friday… Too dam cold anyway!

Well, I am here…chilly but a great show shaping up. 60 or somods and a good number of sprints. Saw kasey kahne working on his teams cars. All the usual suspects …including a few in the mods I didn’t expect…aj fike for one. Best 20 bucks I have spent this yr so far…

Update - show was great - except the incessant stops to roll the track. I get that there were some big holes opening up - but man that process sucked. Other than that they ran efficiently as always and i saw a bunch of racing prior to leaving just before 11.

Looking forward to tonight and seeing the sprints eat it up.

Boney the new bathrooms in turn one are a thing of beauty (at least compared to the trough system that was there) - you would be thrilled.

Nick Hoffman Wins DIRTcar Nationals Night One - David Gravel fastest on sprint car practice night

BARBERVILLE, Fla. — Feb. 9, 2016 — A sizzling Nick Hoffman heated up the 45th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park after powering his way to the lead early in the 20-lap feature event and claiming another Gator trophy for his growing collection.

Kenny Wallace, a former NASCAR Xfinity Series driver and current NASCAR broadcaster, started the feature from the pole position but lost the lead once the green flag dropped to Trent Young.

Young controlled the lead for a handful of laps before conceding the top spot to Hoffman following a brief fight for the lead. Hoffman quickly escaped from the rest of the field, pulling out to a sizeable lead and capturing the opening night of DIRTcar Nationals.

“We just made the right changes before the feature,” said Hoffman, a native of Mooresville, N.C. “We can’t stop here, we need to win a few more of these before the end of the week…this Gator is going in my pond with the rest of them.”

The World of Outlaws Craftsman? Sprint Car Series and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions took to the track Tuesday night for an open practice session. 23-year-old David Gravel was the fastest driver during the three practice sessions, with a trip around Volusia at 13.814 seconds.

The night was Gravel’s first with new team CJB Motorsports.

“It’s definitely something that takes time, but so far so good,” Gravel said of his new team. “We made good adjustments tonight and it seemed like we were all on the same page. If we keep that going I think we’ll have a good week.”

DIRTcar UMP Modified A-Main (20 Laps) – A-Main – (20 Laps) – 1. 2-Nick Hoffman ($1,000), 2. 10Y-Trent Young, 3. 36-Kenny Wallace, 4. 90-Jason Beaulieu, 5. 56-Tyler Nicely, 6. 10-A.J-Fike, 7. 7-Justin Allgaier, 8. 51-Brandon Green, 9. 49-Brian Ruhlman, 10. Z8-Max McLaughlin, 11. 72X-Brian Papiez, 12. 14T-Tyler Clem, 13. 67-Garrett Stewart, 14. 13-Jacob Hawkins, 15. 7-Jeff Thomas, 16. 45J-Johnny Broking, 17. 0J-Bryce Jewell, 18. 72-Todd Neiheiser, 19. 33-Jeff Matthews, 20. 77S-Stephen Schnapt, 21. 17T-Tyler Evans, 22. 36L-Jamie Lomax, 23. 64JR-Billy Workman Jr, 24. 77-Ray Bollinger.


Practice Session #1 - 1. 5-David Gravel, 13.814; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.831; 3. 83-Joey Saldana, 14.021; 4. 71M-Dave Blaney, 14.061; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen, 14.068; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett, 14.102; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman, 14.103; 8. 1S-Sammy Swindell, 14.164; 9. 70-Danny Holtgraver, 14.283; 10. 59-Austin McCarl, 14.285; 11. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.288; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.306; 13. i07-Doug Esh, 14.322; 14. 1-Dale Blaney, 14.381; 15. 17W-Bryan Clauson, 14.446; 16. 2-Danny Lasoski, 14.461; 17. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 14.542; 18. 71A-RJ Johnson, 14.843; 19. 7-Paul McMahan, 15.025; 20. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 15.042; 21. 8M-TJ Michael, 15.411.

Practice Session #2 - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen, 14.393; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.515; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.641; 4. 17W-Bryan Clauson, 14.644; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett, 14.693; 6. 5-David Gravel, 14.799; 7. 70-Danny Holtgraver, 14.926; 8. 59-Austin McCarl, 14.979; 9. 1-Dale Blaney, 14.999; 10. 2-Danny Lasoski, 15.042; 11. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 15.057; 12. 1S-Sammy Swindell, 15.081; 13. 71M-Dave Blaney, 15.093; 14. 9-Daryn Pittman, 15.100; 15. i07-Doug Esh, 15.106; 16. 83-Joey Saldana, 15.211; 17. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 15.222; 18. 7-Paul McMahan, 15.447; 19. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 15.711; 20. 8M-TJ Michael, 15.718; 21. 71A-RJ Johnson, 16.041.

Practice Session #3 - 1. 5-David Gravel, 15.050; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett, 15.067; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen, 15.068; 4. 71M-Dave Blaney, 15.198; 5. 83-Joey Saldana, 15.255; 6. 17W-Bryan Clauson; 7. 1-Dale Blaney, 15.346; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman, 15.416; 9. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 15.432; 10. 7-Paul McMahan, 15.506; 11. 2-Danny Lasoski, 15.561; 12. 1S-Sammy Swindell, 15.608; 13. i07-Doug Esh, 15.758; 14. 7C-Caleb Armstrong; 15. 71A-RJ Johnson, 15.988; 16. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 16.069.


I am on the way tonight to see the sprints and mods. New bathrooms? Good for VSP, I am sure that investment will pay off long-term.

I am taking someone to VSP who will be at her first night of Winter National/World Series/Speedweeks type events. Might as well get a good, cold night out of the way and then the others will seem better! Good thing she is from Michigan.

You’ve got a keeper Rex… don’t take it lightly.

She liked it too. Yes, she is a keeper!