Volusia Speedway Park prepares for the DIRTcar Nationals February 14th thru February 25th!
(1-18-17) Barberville, FL - In less than a month Volusia Speedway Park will be back in action this time with the World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Racing series will be the headliner as the "Worlds Fastest Half Mile" kicks off the 2017 Racing Season!.
From February 14th thru the 25th racing action will pack each evening with Modifieds, Sprint Cars, Late Models, and Big Block Modifieds for the annual season kick off in Florida with drivers from all over the country making the trip south trying to win one of the famous Gator Trophies.
Some of the names you will see this year will include racing legends Brandon Sheppard, Donny Schantz, Brett Hern, and Kenny Wallace just to name a few. Many local racers will also be in attendance including Late Model/Modified ace Kyle Bronson, Mark Whitener, and modified track champion Garet Stewart.
We here at VSP Racing, LLC would like to make sure all of our race fans know we do not run this particular event and this will not be the primary website to look for start times, ticket pricing, camping and other questions. Fans seeking questions of this nature need to go to www.dirtcarnationals.com to get more information. We are going to do our best to keep this website updated with the event schedule & results, but all other questions need to be diverted to the DIRTcar Nationals website.
From everyone here at VSP Racing, LLC we wish all drivers & fans a safe and fun DIRTcar Nationals!
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Showers Sr. wins the battle, but Showers Jr. wins the war claiming Iron Man Title!
(12-12-16) Barberville, FL - The nice part about racing in Florida is the racing season seems to never end. Volusia Speedway Park opens the gates in February with the DIRTcar Nationals and keeps running until December when the season closes out. With the long grueling regular season, tempers flair up, races are won and lost, and champions are crowned. This past Saturday night VSP wrapped up its regular season in grand style with four wide racing, fireworks, and a new Iron Man.
The night kicked off with the Allen Plumbing Hobby Stocks as Trevor Gamble and Jason Garver led the field to the green flag. Gamble would get the early jump on the outside line and move around Garver for the lead as Mike Tovet, who was driving the CLX Engineering #66a for Donnie Ashford, followed suit moving from fourth to second.
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Showers and Walker cash in big at VSP while Burkins and Hampton finish on high notes!
(12-5-16) Barberville, FL - The word has gotten out about VSP having great racing from start to finish and the purses have been going up with drivers from all of the state taking notice. This past weekend saw 22 Thunderstocks sign in for the $1,200 to win Youngs Enterprises Iron Man event from the V8 Thunderstocks and 25 Yeomans Performance Parts Gladiators sign in for the highest car count since the track began racing regularly four years ago.
First up on the night would be the Daytona Sportswear Modifieds and it was Jim Passino and 2016 Track Champion Garret Stewart on the front row. When the green flag dropped it was Stewart powering by Passino on the outside lane to take the lead as the field exited off turn two. Stewart would then open up a sizeable lead over Passino until the field was slowed by the first caution on lap three for Hunter Gusafson.
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Smith, Tovet, Carter, & Ashford all collect wins at VSP on Thanksgiving Weekend!
(11-26-16) Barberville, FL - One week removed from opening weekend, VSP was back in action Thanksgiving Weekend with racing across four different divisions including the Florida Late Models, Revolution Racing presented by BOZARD Ford Thunderstocks, Yeomans Performance Gladiators, and the Allen Plumbing Hobby Stocks. Racing action started at 7:30pm sharp and the program went flawlessly finishing up in its entirety just before 10:00pm.
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Mark Whitener takes home the win in dramatic style during the re-opening of VSP!
(11-19-16) Barberville, FL - Volusia Speedway Park re-opened the gates this past weekend for a full night of racing action once again at "The World's Fastest Half Mile". The night of racing was headlined by the Advanced Medical Labs Late Models which ran for a $2,000 top prize along with the Allen Plumbing Hobby Stocks, Revolution Racing presented by BOZARD Ford V8 Thunderstocks, and the Yeomans Performance Parts Gladiators.
The main event of the night in the Advanced Medical Labs Late Models saw Ivedent Lloyd Jr. lead the field to green driving the Big Frog Motorsports #58 XR1 Rocket. Lloyd would go on and lead the first several laps, but the man on the move was Mark Whitener in the BOZARD Ford #6w Longhorn machine. Whitener had to start shotgun on the field after his #5 machine experienced mechanical issues which forced him to a Blake Spencer back up machine. Whitener would waste no time getting to the front as he would use the high line to go from the tail of the field to fourth in just three laps. Whitener would then waste no time getting to the point and never looking back just past the races half way point and go onto win the coveted $2,000 top prize. Heat Race winner Bo Allen would cross the line second followed by Donnie Chappell, Russell Brown, and Blake Spencer rounding out the top five.
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Attention Hobby Stock Drivers and Hobby Stock Race Teams!
(11-16-16) Barberville, FL - A new rule package has been released in the state of Florida for the Hobby Stock division for 2017. Although Volusia Speedway has not released the 2017 Track Rules and is currently operating on the 2016 Rules, track officials would like to extend an invitation for any driver and team who has a Hobby Stock built to the 2017 Rule package to run the three events we have remaining in the 2016 season for Hobby Stocks.
VSP would also like remind all teams the Medium Tire will be allowed for both the 2016 VSP Rule Book as well as the 2017 Florida Rule Book to make cometition as fair as possible.
Those events include:
(Not listed: December 3rd - Hobby Stocks are off)
Once again, any Hobby Stock driver and team with a race car built to the new 2017 Rule package which was recently released will be legal for the three remaining Hobby Stock events at Volusia Speedway Park!
Nov. 26th Iron Man Race has been Rescheduled to Dec. 3rd!
(11-9-16) Barberville, FL - Due to recent scheduling conflicts, VSP Racing, LLC officials have decided to postpone the November 26th Youngs Enterprises Iron Man Race to December 3rd.
VSP Racing, LLC staff would also like to remind our race fans and drivers we will still be racing on the 26th, but instead of the Iron Man Series we will run a regular night for the V8 Thunderstocks which will be sponsored by Revolution Racing presented by BOZARD Ford.
The new updated schedule for 2016 will now be as follows:
November 18th - Open Practice(6:30pm to 9:30pm)
November 19th - Opening Night Featuring - Late Models ($2,000 to Win) / Hobby Stocks / Thunderstocks / Gladiators.
November 26th - Florida Late Models (Ltd. Late Models) / Hobby Stocks / Thunderstocks (Reg. Night) / Gladiators
December 3rd - Youngs Enterprises Iron Man Series Race #5 / Modifieds / Mini Stocks / Gladiators ($300 to win)
December 10th - Youngs Enterprises Iron Man Series Finale / Limited Late Models / Hobby Stocks / Gladiators
We hope to see everyone at the track in just two more weeks as the 2016 race season resumes at "The World's Fastest Half Mile"!
Schedule for the final three race weekends announced for Volusia Speedway Park!
(11-1-16) Barberville, FL - Race fans and drivers have been anxiously awaiting the remaining schedule for 2016 at Volusia Speedway Park and track management has finally finalized what classes will be run to close out the racing season.
On November 26th VSP will welcome back the Young's Enterprises Iron Man Series for the V8 Thunderstocks which will pay $1,200 to the winner. Also note that we will be qualifying the Thunderstocks (Iron Man Series) on this special night as well. Supporting the Iron Man Series will be will be the Florida Late Model Series (Ltd. Late Models), Hobby Stocks, and the Gladiators.
December 3rd will consists of Modifieds, Thunderstocks, Mini Stocks, and the Gladiators. The Gladiators will have center stage honors as they will be running for $300 to win track officials announced today.
The final date of 2016, December 10th, we will have the Youngs Enterprises Iron Man Series wrap up its mini series paying $1,200 to the winner with support from the Limited Late Models, Hobby Stocks, and Gladiators. Once again the Thunderstocks (Iron Man Series) will be qualifying on this night.
Start times have not changed, so racing will begin at 7:30pm sharp. Ticket prices for the remaining events will be announced very soon so please check back often as we finalize those details.
Updates continue to be made on the VSPRacing.com Web and Social Media Accounts
(10-25-16) Barberville, FL - Since the announcement of the re-opening of Volusia Speedway under a new promoter, track staff have been working hard not only on the racing surface, but also to get the website up to date, social media accounts launched, as well as the most important item, the 2016 schedule released.
As of right now the website is nearly complete and you can browse around from page to page to get information including write ups on our new Champions page for our track champions. We still have not received word on a date to honor VSP track champions, but when we hear something will post on the web as well as Social Media outlets for everyone to know.
Over the weekend it was announced that Late Models will be running for $2,000 to win on Saturday, November 19th. We have also released the other dates we will be running in 2016 which are November 26th, December 3rd, and December 10th. The classes which we are running are to be announced in the next few days, but the Iron Man events will be on the schedule on two of the remaining three dates.
As we continue to sort things out, please make sure to visit www.VSPRacing.com and Facebook for updates regarding the rest of 2016 and we hope to see everyone at the track in just a few short weeks!
Weekly racing resumes at Volusia Speedway Park!
(10-20-16) Barberville, FL - Volusia Speedway Park will be resuming weekly racing in 2016. VSP Racing, LLC and World Racing Group announced today an agreement to complete the 2016 weekly racing season. Racing action is scheduled to resume Friday, November 18th with an open practice for all divisions, and a full racing program on Saturday, November 19th that will include Late Models, Hobby Stocks, Thunderstocks, and Gladiators.
VSP Racing, LLC is owned by John Allen of De Leon Springs, FL. Allen has been a sponsor at the track for the past three years and is thrilled at the new opportunity. “Everyone at VSP Racing, LLC cannot thank the fans and competitors of Volusia for their support and encouragement to finish out the 2016 racing season,” said Allen. “We also cannot thank Gary Risch and Tom Deery from World Racing Group enough for this opportunity, because the deal was done on such short notice to bring the track back to life.”
Other racing action for 2016 will include racing dates on November 26th, December 3rd, and December 10th, which would conclude the 2016 racing action.
With the track re-opening in November, VSP Racing, LLC points for all racing divisions are now final per the old schedule (final points race was October 29th). The Youngs Enterprises Iron Man Series will still run the remaining two events, and details for those events will be announced in the near future as well.
The track is owned by World Racing Group, who takes over operations annually in January and February for the DIRTcar Nationals; February 14 to 25, 2017, which includes racing action from DIRTcar Racing, the Super DIRTcar Series, the Artic Cat All Stars, the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series, and the World of Outlaw Craftsman Late Model Series.