Larry Burkins takes home the $1,000 in the Daytona Sportswear Modifieds and Shan Smith wins by inches!
(April, 30th 2016) Another great night of racing action took place at the "World's Fastest Half Mile" in Barberville, FL this past Saturday Night. The weather could not have been any better and track conditions were perfect for yet another week in the Sunshine State!
The night would start off with the Mercedes Benz of Daytona Beach Florida Limited Late Models. Paul Shead and Trevor Taylor would lead the field to the green flag as Trevor Taylor would take the early race lead by using the high side and the cushion to jump out to a reasonable lead in the races early stages. The real battle would take place for second through fifth as new coming Shan Smith, Sonny Thompson, and Ed Hill would do battle with Paul Shead for the second spot. The battle would continue on until Sonny Thompson would grab the spot away and begin the charge to chase race leader Taylor. Several caution flags would fly in the later stages of the race which would prove to be beneficiary for Shan Smith. He would use two cautions to get by Shead and Thompson on restarts and set his sites on Taylor. With only one lap remaining a final caution would fly and set the stage for a one lap dash for cash on a restart. When the green and white flew, Smith would dive to the low side and put a massive slide job on leader Trevor Taylor. Taylor would not let off the gas and ended up hitting the 17SS machine of Smith hard causing Taylor to smith out coming out of turn two with extensive damage. The field would miss Taylor for the most part, even though a two other cars spun out as the race would end with the yellow and checkered flying at the same time and Smith being declared the race winner. Thompson would come home second followed by Shead, Noah Cornman (making his first career start), and Taylor
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Jason Fitzgerald takes home the $2500 Late Model Win and David Showers Jr. Makes it Three in a row!
(April, 25th 2016) Volusia Speedway Park had another great night of racing action at the World's Fastest Half Mile. For those fans that were in attendance, the night did not disappoint in each racing division side by side action ruled the night in three of the four classes.
VSP's headline event, the Advanced Medical Laboratories Late Model division, would see pole sitter Jason Fitzgerald slip back to the second spot as Kyle Bronson would get the early lead. Bronson would lead until just before the mid way point of the 40 lap main event as Jason Fitzgerald would use lap traffic to his advantage and slip by the #40B on the front stretch heading into turn one. As the race would wind down, Fitzgerald would extend his lead until ten laps to go when Mark Whitener made a bold move around Bronson in turn four with a massive slide job and attempt to reel in Fitzgeralds #7. Whitener would only get within six or seven car lengths of Fitzgerald and would start to loose ground in the closing laps as Bronson would ultimately take second back. No one had anything for Fitzgerald as he went on to win his second race of the year at VSP. Bronson was second, Whitener third, Bo Allen and Keith Nosbisch rounded out the top five respectfully. Whitener was fast time overall with a 16.846 qualifying lap and heat race wins went to Bronson, Horton, and Fitzgerald.
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Nevin Gainey goes back to back with David Showers Jr. for 2016's first repeat winners in points racing!
(April, 17th 2016) The racing weather was once again perfect this Saturday night and so was the racing action at the Worlds Fastest Half Mile!
For the first time in 2016 we saw a repeat winner in not one, but two different classes before the night came to a close in regular season points racing!
Nevin Gainy made in two in a row with the Mercedes Benz of Daytona Beach Limited Late Model division. Last weekend saw Gainey take home the $1,000 to win top prize and this week was much of the same on the regular night as he dominated from start to finish.
David Showers Jr. won his second points race of 2016 in the Integrity Painting V8 Thunderstocks, making in two in a row as well and three out of the last four races in 2016 overall. Showers Jr. drove his #118 machine to the front and held off the Tony Laporta owned #3T of Bubba Durbin.
The ever popular Daytona Sportswear Modifieds saw Garret Stewart coming home with the win over fellow competitor and teammate of sorts Larry Burkins. Garret and Burkins have been front runners since the year started as this was the second time the two finished in the top two as it was Burkins two weeks ago and Stewart this week.
Finally in the VSP Mini Stocks it was Travis Staats driving his old #1AR to victory for the first time since leaving the division for the Late Model Division. Travis dominated the the feature event over Dalton Walker making a guest appearance in the family owned #1AR machine. This was also the second win in a row for the #1AR as it was Todd Haught in victory lane last time.
We are back in action this weekend with the Advanced Medical Laboratories Late Models headlining the evening running their first special race of 2016 and a top price of $2500! supporting the evening will be the Allen Plumbing Hobby Stocks, Integrity Painting V8 Thunderstocks and VSP Gladiators!
The Pit Gate and Drive thru open at 4:00pm. The Main Gate opens up at 5:00pm with hot laps around 6:30pm and racing at 7:30pm!
This is also a special event at VSP which also means special ticket pricing. Adults are $15.00, Kids 11 to 17 are $10.00, and as always kids 10 and under are FREE!
We hope to see you all again this Saturday!
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Nevin Gainey takes home the $1,000 in the Limited Late Models!
(April, 9th 2016) Finally the skies were open and the races were green at Volusia Speedway Park as we begin points racing for the first time in 2016.
Nevin Gainey would take home the Mercedes Benz of Daytona Beach Florida Limited Late Model special race in grand fashion dominating the field.
David Showers Jr. would win the Integrity Painting V8 thunderstocks over his father David Showers Sr., and Mike Tovet in a thrilling three way fight for the win.
Donnie Ashford debuted a new machine at the Volusia Speedway Park and put his #66 into victory lane for the first time in 2016.
Reid Christensen and Dustin Carter battled to the final lap in the Gladiator Division, but it was Christensen leading the final lap off turn four for his first win in 2016 as well as his first evet at Volusia Speedway Park!
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Scotty Kay Jr. takes the top spot in the Iron Man Series, Fitzgerald returns, Burkins & King take wins!
April, 2nd 2016) Mother nature yet again cleared the weather out of the area and racing continued for the third straight week at the World's Fastest Half Mile. The track conditions were perfect and the first race of the Iron Man Series sponsored by Young's Enterprises went on with great racing action as well as the other three divisions on hand.
The headline division of the evening was the Young's Enterprises Iron Man Series with race number one taking place. The night started off with a new format as each car would qualify to determine the starting line up for heat race action. Scotty Kay Jr. would find himself earning quick time honors and the right and take home the bonus for the honor.
When the feature event rolled out it was Alan Peacock starting on the pole along side last weeks winner David Showers Jr. The first starting eight positions would be decided by pill draw from the top two finishers in each heat. When the green flag dropped Showers Jr. would use the high line to his advantage getting the early jump on Peacock, last years Iron Man Series champion. Showers would set the pace for the initial laps, but Scotty Kay Jr. would make his way to the front in grand fashion making his way into the top three before the races half way point. David Shower Sr. would be the first to apply pressure to his son, but Kay would eventually get the top spot from the both of them and go onto win the $1200 top prize. Shower Sr. would get Jr. at the line with Donnie Ashford making a guest appearance in the Montessi Sr. #93 and Peacock rounding out the top five.
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David Showers Jr. doubles up! Agin and Hindman take home first victories of 2016
March, 28th 2016) Mother nature did everything in her power to deny Volusia Speedway Park a full night of racing action, but in the end the skies opened up and allowed for another great night of great racing action with two last lap passes for wins!
First up were the Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprint Car series making their first trip to the "World's Fastest Half Mile". Eight cars signed into the pit area and it was Mark Ruel Jr. taking home the one and only heat race in his #83 sprint car. When the feature took off, so did Tony Agin and his #38. Agin would jump out to nearly a half track lead over Mark Ruel and local Brett O'Donell. As the laps winded down in the 25 lap feature event, Ruel would do everything in his power running the high side to catch Agin, but it just wasn't enough as Agin went on to score his first win of the year.
Making their season debut over the weekend were the Mercedes Benz of Daytona Beach Limited Late Models with 11 cars signing into the pits including 2015 season champion ....
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Opening night draw good crowd and great racing!
(March,19th 2016) The 2016 season is finally underway at Volusia Speedway Park as mother nature decided to play nice and racing resumed at the world's fastest half mile.
The night saw close finishes, a few tempers, and even a small power outage in turn one, but overall another great night of racing action.
Starting off the night were the Daytona Sportswear Modifieds as Garret Stewart picked up where he left off in 2015 taking his Elite Chassis #67 to victory lane once again after a forgettable speedweeks in February.
The Allen Plumbing Hobby Stocks saw Trevor Gamble make it two wins in two nights on a new motor as he was the class of the field leading nearly flag to flag. 2015 Donnie Ashford who missed the first part of last year did not have a good night as he would spin in his heat race, once in the feature and get caught racing incident ripping the nose off the #66 machine.
The newly Sponsored Advanced Medical Laboratories Late Model division victory went to a dominate Mark Whitener as he would lead flag to flag from the pole ridding the rim in turns three and four. Ivedent Lloyd Jr., made his usual appearance in the David Clegg #07 and would come home second followed by the XR1 Rocket Chassis #58 of Austin Kirkpatrick.
Mini Stock action went to Todd Haught as he was in a different zip code from the drop of the green lapping nearly the entire field in his Action Automotive #1AR.
Rounding out the night was the Integrity Painting V8 Thunderstocks and just like the past two years it was another close finish on the final lap. Race long leader David Showers Jr. would find issues on the handling coming to the white flag on his #118 allowing former Late Model champion Stanton Mills to get under him in turn one. After that the rest is history as Mills would use a power move coming to the checkered flag and take home his first win in nearly two years removed from racing competition.
VSP returns next week as the Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprint Car Series heads into town along with the Advanced Medical Laboratories Limited Late Models, Integrity Painting V8 Thunderstocks and Gladiator Divisions. Pit and Drive thru gates open at 4:00pm with the main gate opening at 5:00pm. Racing will start at 7:30pm! We hope to see you all there!
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Opening night is right around the corner!
(March,11th 2016) With the end of the annual Motorcycle Races for Bikeweek means its time to start getting ready for the 2016 Racing season.
We have been getting regular updates from around the garage area of race teams preparing for what should be our best season yet here at VSP.
Kicking things off will be the first practice session of the year on Friday night for all classes from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Admission prices for Friday night only are as follows: Admission to the grandstands is FREE and pit passes are $15.00. Remember Practice is weather permitting.
Saturday night will be the official opening night of the 2016 Season. We will kick things off with the ever popular Late Model Division running for $2,000 to win! The supporting cast will include Modifieds, Thunderstocks, Hobby Stocks, and Mini Stocks. Ticket Prices for opening night are as follows: Adults $12.00, Kids 11-17 are $8.00, and Kids 10 and under are FREE!
We hope to see everyone out at the track this weekend. We have a lot of big plans this year, but need our fans to come out and support our local track! We have some of the best racing in the state of Florida at an economical cost for everyone!
Attention Race Fans and Drivers ... Schedule Update!
(March,1st 2016) Volusia Speedway Park officials have made a change to the 2016 Racing Schedule. The first leg of the Young's Enterprises Iron Man Series will now be run one week early on April 2nd (Previously April 9th).
Track officials have also moved two programs around later in the year. In October the Modifieds will no longer be running on the 8th (10-8-16). Instead they have been replaced with the Late Model Division.
In the same month, The Late Models will no longer be running the $2,500 to win special on the 22nd. That event has been moved to the 8th of October (Replaces the Modified show on that date).
For an up-to-date schedule please click on the Schedule tab above. If you have any more further questions, you may contact the office at 386-985-4402 or email Wendi at firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention Drivers ... Rules have been updated!
(February, 26th 2016) Volusia Speedway Park Officials have revised the 2016 rule book for all drivers. Drivers are required to read over this rule book to make sure all modification are legal in your respected class.
You will find at the top of the PDF document (Click image to the right) the proper updated date of 2-26-16 will be shown.
If you were to have any question regarding the rule book, please make sure you either email Wendi at email@example.com or call the track phone at 386-985-4402.
Please remember our annual banquet will be held this Saturday night (2-27-16) and you can speak to a track official directly if you have any questions.
Awards Banquet for the 2015 Racing Season is around the Corner!
(February, 10th 2016) Volusia Speedway Park would like to invite its race fans to the annual Awards Banquet where we will be honoring our 2015 Track Champions!
This years event will be held on February 27th at the Knights of Columbus in Deland at 230 East International Speedway Blvd. Ticket Prices for the event are $25.00 for a single person and $50.00 per couple.
Social Hour and Check in will be held at 5:00pm with the welcome dinner at 6:00pm. 7:30pm we will begin our prize drawings, 50/50 raffle and the presentation of Trophies to our champions!
Please contact Wendi Underwood at 352-406-7088 for reservations. You must RSVP for the event by Monday, February 21st.
This will be a RESERVATION ONLY EVENT. We will not be selling Tickets at the front door so make sure you purchase your tickets!
We are still looking for additional Sponsorship for the 2016 Racing Season!
(February, 10th 2016) Volusia Speedway Track Promoter Wendi Underwood has been hard at work the entire off season to find additional sponsorship for the upcoming 2016 Racing Season. We still need more sponsors to make 2016 our best year yet!
We have numerous options to promote your business like Event Sponsorships, Division Sponsorships, Billboards, and and entire night of racing dedicated to your company!
If you are interested in becoming apart of the VSP experience, please CLICK HERE for more information on what you need to do to help grow your business with Volusia Speedway Park!
If you would like to reach one of our Marketing Managers, you can do so by the following:
Wendi Underwood - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Hickey - Tom.vspdirtlife.com
Welcome to the new home of Volusia Speedway Park!
(February, 10th 2016) With the dawn of the 2016 season around the corner, VSP staff would like to welcome all of our new fans to the new and improved home for Volusia Speedway Park. We have been working on making this site a little bit more user friendly and more interactive for all of our race fans.
For 2016 we will have new sponsors coming on board as well as some of the best racing in the entire state of Florida. VSP is also proud to announce the Powell Memorial will be returning this year as well as the 2nd running of the Iron Man 100 paying $10,000 to win for the Integrity Painting V8 Thunderstock division.
Also back in 2016 will be the Young's Iron Man Series. Unlike last year, the winner will now get a top prize of $1,200 to win for the six part mini series! Last year it was Alan Peacock sweeping the regular season points as well as the Iron Man Series Title!
We will also still be doing the driver of the month awards. This year they will be featured at the top of our new website for the entire month! They will also have the usual write up to honor the achievement as the fans have the vote on who is Driver of the Month!
With all of this being said, feel free to browse around this new website. We are still working on it, so there maybe some glitches, but we hope you enjoy! Don't forget to follow us on Facebook by clicking the Facebook link at the top of this page, or by CLICKING HERE. We are also on Twitter every weekend posting results! The link for Twitter is also at the top of this page, or you can CLICK HERE to follow us as well!
We hope you are all as excited as we are for the 2016 Racing Season! See you all on opening night March 19th!
DIRTcar Nationals are coming to Volusia Speedway Park!
(February, 7th 2016) The annual running of the DIRTcar Nationals is coming to Volusia Speedway Park. The annual event held at the World's Fastest Half Mile will start on February 9th and run all each and every night until the finale on February 20th.
The annual event holds some of the best short track racing in the country with a wide variety of racing each night. The dirt spectacular starts off with Tony Stewart's Articat All Star Circuit of Champions on Tuesday Night February 9th. The ASCoC will run for two nights along side the ever popular DIRTcar Modified division with names like NASCAR's Austin Dillon and Kenny Wallace running!
The sprint cars stay in-town for another three nights of racing February 12th thru 14th, but its the Craftsman World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series taking the helm with the DIRTcar Modifieds. The newly titled WoO will have the best drivers in the country competing to start the 2016 Racing Season. Defending Series Champion Donny Schantz will look to pick up right where he left off in 2015, but some of the old faces in new rides like Joey Saldana, Paul McMahan, and Sammy Swindell look to spoil the day!
The DIRTcar Modifieds will wrap up their version of the "Gator Finals" on February 15th and the DIRTcar Late Models will accompany them for three straight nights of racing which will include drivers like Dale McDowell, Chub Frank, and defending World of Outlaws champion Shane Clanton.
February 16th will also see the return of the DIRTcar Big Block Modified tour with Billy Decker, Richie Hern and others starting off the 2016 Racing Season. This will lead us into February 18th thru 20th as the Craftsman World of Outlaws Late Models round out the races Volusia Speedway Park.
Make sure you check out the DIRTcar website by CLICKING HERE for more details!