DIRTcar Nationals
Volusia Speedway Park -- Barberville, FL
Tuesday, February 09, 2021
Event Info
Volusia Speedway Park
Tuesday
09
Feb

Winner: Stewart Friesen
2nd: Peter Britten
3rd: Billy Decker
DIRTcar Nationals
February 2, 2021 to February 13, 2021
Volusia Speedway Park
1500 East State Road 40
Barberville, FL 32130 

 http://volusiaspeedwaypark.com/

Watch on DIRTVision
 https://www.dirtvision.tv/videos/dirtcar-nationals-volusia-speedway-park-4

Event Description
The biggest event in DIRTcar racing kicks off the season at the World’s Fastest Half-Mile!

Series
Super DIRTcar Series, DIRTcar Late Models

To Win Amount
$4,000.00

Event Schedule
10:00 a.m. — Pit gates open
11:00 a.m. — Transporter parking
1:00 p.m. — Pit Pass sales begin (noon on Feb. 2 & 8, 10am on Feb 7) & Will Call opens
3:00 p.m. — Pit areas secured, credentials & Pit Passes required
5:00 p.m. — Grandstand gates open & Fan Pit Pass booth opens in Midway
5:15 p.m. — Hot Laps followed by Qualifying
6:50 p.m. — Opening Ceremonies
7:00 p.m. — Racing

SUNDAY FEB 7 TIMES HAVE MOVED UP SO THAT FANS CAN WATCH THE SUPER BOWL:

7:00 a.m. — Pit gates open & transporter parking resumes
10:00 a.m. — Pit Pass sales begin & Will Call opens
10:45 a.m. — Pit areas secured, credentials & Pit Passes required
1:00 p.m. — Grandstand gates open & Fan Pit Pass booth opens in Midway
2:00 p.m. — Hot Laps followed by Qualifying
3:00 p.m. — Opening Ceremonies, followed by Racing


*All times Eastern

Event Hashtag
#FLinFeb

Sponsors
Penske Racing Shocks, DIRTVision, West Volusia, Whelen, Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), COMP Cams, Racing Electronics, Wrisco (Exclusive Racing Aluminum), Rocket Chassis, TNT Rescue, iRacing (Official Online Racing Game), Chevy Performance Parts, Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux, Cometic Gasket, KSE Racing Products, Bicknell Racing Products, Reliable Painting, DART, NOS Energy (Official Energy Product), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), ASI Race Wear, ARP Automotive Racing Products, Morton Buildings (Official Building), E-Z-GO Golf Carts (Official Golf Cart), Fox Shox, Intercomp, Integra Shocks, VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel), Drydene (Official Motor Oil), Quarter Master, FireAde, SIS Insurance (Official Insurance Provider)

To Win Amount
$4,000.00

Reserved Seating
Reserved seating offers the best and highest seats in the house.

Type of Grandstand
Bleachers, Chairbacks

Stadium Seating
stadium seats are allowed as long as they don't conflict with the aisle behind you.

Handicapped Seating
All Handicap seating is the first rows of each section

Handicapped Parking
there are many handicap parking spots available. All spots are first come first serve.

Pit Age Limit
There is no age restriction in the pits. Anyone 17 years of age or younger will need to fill out a minor waiver form and be accompanied by an adult.

Pit Gate Location
East or West side of the Track.

Personal Coolers
Six-pack maximum cooler size. No alcohol. No glass.

ATMs
1

Credit Card Use
Pit Gate, Ticket Window

Alcohol Sales
Alcohol is available for purchase at the track.

Smoking Policy
No smoking in the Grandstands.

Parking Cost
Free

Camping Availability
electric hookup, non-electric, onsite, sanitary facility, showers

Camping Cost
$25 a day for dry camping, $50 for hook-up, $75 for electric/water/sewer

Closest Airport
Daytona International Airport

Other Airport
Orlando Sanford

Race Recap: BACKING IT IN: Friesen Holds off Britten in Dicey Duel, Bags First Big Block Gator of 2021

BARBERVILLE, FL — “Daddy, do we get an alligator?”

Yes, Parker Friesen, you do after your Dad, Stewart Friesen, held off a hard-charging Peter Britten to win the 30-lap DIRTcar Nationals Super DIRTcar Series opener Tuesday night at Volusia Speedway Park.

Britten, from Brisbane, Australia, in a brand new Ryder Racing-sponsored Bicknell chassis Big Block Modified, threw everything he had at Friesen in a mad duel through lapped traffic. Friesen held off the #21A machine for the checkered flag with an aggressive line around the top side of The World’s Fastest Half-Mile, and delivered that Gator Trophy to his young son in Victory Lane.

“It was a very technical race track,” said Friesen, now of Sprakers, NY. “That’s the closest I’ve ever driven a Big Block Modified to a wingless sprint car, I just backed it in. There’s not much grip on the right front.”

Britten and Friesen battled hard throughout the first half of the race. After a long green-flag run during the midpoint of the 30-lapper, Friesen caught the rear of the field. What ensued was a memorable duel where both drivers crisscrossed from top to bottom trying to find the fastest way around the lapped cars and each other.

“I was trying to get through the lapped cars as quick as I could, but it was tough because it was so slick,” Friesen noted. “I kept losing the right front. I felt Peter [Britten] give me a shot out of four one time but the Halmar team prevailed.”

With 19 laps to go, Britten got under Friesen on restart and drove by the #44 in Turn 1, but a caution flag flew for a hard crash involving multiple cars including Jim Britt, Tyler Jashembowski, and Dave Rauscher. Unfortunately for Britten, the pass was nullified as the lap was incomplete. 

“If I hadn’t gotten that caution and gone out ahead, Friesen was fast but we were right there with him,” Britten said. “It would have been interesting to see if we could have held him off. But I’m just tickled to be there.”

Expectations are high for Britten as he moved to a Bicknell-built chassis for the first time in his career. With an all-new all-black paint scheme, it’s hard to avoid the Batmobile comparisons given his nickname “Batman.” But it hasn’t all been good luck for Britten in Florida this year.

“We wrecked a car and it’s been a thrash since then,” Britten said. “A lot of people helped me to get to where I am even to just make it back to the race track. Me and Dylan [Zacharias] thrashed on this thing day and night basically to get it ready. It’s a good feeling to be up here for sure.”

Friesen, who also competes in the NASCAR Truck Series, is now an eight-time DIRTcar Nationals Feature winner after the $4,000 victory. But the native of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, was racing with a heavy heart following news coming out of his native province. 

“I’m thinking about my friends in St. Catharines, Ontario, Doug and Todd Gordon at Concept 1 Fabrication,” Friesen said. “They had a big fire. They lost a lot, if not everything. They are diehard racers who I grew up with. When I first started racing I could go and see “Flash” and he’d fix me up. We’re going to work hard to get him fixed up again.”

Rounding out the podium was the Gypsum Racing #91 of Billy Decker. The “Franklin Flyer” passed Max McLaughlin for third on the last lap. Decker and McLaughlin traded sliders in the closing stages of the Feature, but the veteran came out on top. 

“The Gypsum Wholesaler car was really good,” Decker said. “It was a tough track tonight. We were blazing around the top. I got to third on a restart and hit lapped traffic and Max [McLaughlin] got by us. Then we hit more lapped traffic we got back by him on the last lap. I’m happy to come out of here with a top-three tonight and we’ll see what we can scrounge up tomorrow.”

CG Morey, of Rutland, VT, advanced 13 positions for the hard charger award. After starting 28th, Morey survived to finish 14th. 

Heat Race winners were Friesen, Britten, Jimmy Phelps, and McLaughlin. 

All 32 Big Block Modifieds on the property started the Feature. 

Derrick Mcgrew Jr. found himself on his roof in Turn 1 after a short wall ride. The young driver got out of the stricken #26 under his own power looking no worse than disappointed. 

Friesen picked up the first Billy Whittaker Cars Fast-Time Award with a 17.463 lap around The World’s Fastest Half-Mile

The action continues on Wednesday night with another 30-lap, $4,000-to-win Super DIRTcar Series Feature plus the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models. 

Follow the Super DIRTcar Series on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram plus bookmark SuperDIRTcarSeries.com for race reports, features, and more. 

If you can’t make it to the race track be sure to watch live with DIRTVision.

Full race results are available here

Feature (30 Laps)

  1. 44-Stewart Friesen [2][$4,000]; 2. 21A-Peter Britten [3][$2,000]; 3. 91-Billy Decker [6][$1,000]; 4. 32C-Max McLaughlin [4][$800]; 5. 88-Mat Williamson [7][$700]; 6. 9S-Matt Sheppard [8][$650]; 7. 25-Erick Rudolph [18][$600]; 8. 1D-Tyler Dippel [11][$550]; 9. 4-Billy VanInwegen [9][$500]; 10. 16X-Dan Creeden [5][$450]; 11. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [1][$400]; 12. 19-Tim Fuller [15][$375]; 13. 7MM-Michael Maresca [16][$350]; 14. 23-Kyle Coffey [19][$325]; 15. 14-CG Morey [28][$300]; 16. 8-Rich Scagliotta [21][$300]; 17. 17-Rob Pitcher [22][$300]; 18. 1-Darwin Greene [17][$300]; 19. 46-Jeremy Smith [23][$300]; 20. 17D-Marcus Dinkins [32][$300]; 21. 30-Ryan Godown [10][$300]; 22. 20-Brett Hearn [14][$300]; 23. 48T-Dave Rauscher [20][$300]; 24. 19M-Jessey Mueller [24][$300]; 25. 26-Derrick McGrew [25][$300]; 26. B52-Brandon Hightower [30][$300]; 27. 88T-Tyler Jashembowski [29][$300]; 28. 2-Jack Lehner [12][$300]; 29. 6-Matt Stangle [13][$300]; 30. 118-Jim Britt [26][$300]; 31. 33T-Cass Bennett [31][$300]; 32. 01W-Justin Wright [27][$300]

Hard Charger: 14-CG Morey[+13]

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Race Results: 2/9/2021 Volusia Speedway Park

BARBERVILLE, FL – Stewart Friesen, from Sprakers, NY, held off a charging Peter Britten, from Brisbane, Australia. Britten, in a brand new Ryder Racing sponsored race car, threw everything at Friesen in a mad duel through lapped traffic. Friesen held Britten off with an aggressive line, backing the #44 Halmar Racing hard into the corners, nearly scraping along the wall. The “Franklin Flyer” Billy Decker passed Max McLaughlin for third place on the last lap.

Feature (30 Laps)
1. 44-Stewart Friesen [2][$4,000]; 2. 21A-Peter Britten [3][$2,000]; 3. 91-Billy Decker [6][$1,000]; 4. 32C-Max McLaughlin [4][$800]; 5. 88-Mat Williamson [7][$700]; 6. 9S-Matt Sheppard [8][$650]; 7. 25-Erick Rudolph [18][$600]; 8. 1D-Tyler Dippel [11][$550]; 9. 4-Billy VanInwegen [9][$500]; 10. 16X-Dan Creeden [5][$450]; 11. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [1][$400]; 12. 19-Tim Fuller [15][$375]; 13. 7MM-Michael Maresca [16][$350]; 14. 23-Kyle Coffey [19][$325]; 15. 14-CG Morey [28][$300]; 16. 8-Rich Scagliotta [21][$300]; 17. 17-Rob Pitcher [22][$300]; 18. 1-Darwin Greene [17][$300]; 19. 46-Jeremy Smith [23][$300]; 20. 17D-Marcus Dinkins [32][$300]; 21. 30-Ryan Godown [10][$300]; 22. 20-Brett Hearn [14][$300]; 23. 48T-Dave Rauscher [20][$300]; 24. 19M-Jessey Mueller [24][$300]; 25. 26-Derrick McGrew [25][$300]; 26. B52-Brandon Hightower [30][$300]; 27. 88T-Tyler Jashembowski [29][$300]; 28. 2-Jack Lehner [12][$300]; 29. 6-Matt Stangle [13][$300]; 30. 118-Jim Britt [26][$300]; 31. 33T-Cass Bennett [31][$300]; 32. 01W-Justin Wright [27][$300]

KSE Hard Charger Award: 14-CG Morey[+13]

Qualifying Flight-A
1. 98H-Jimmy Phelps, 17.873; 2. 16X-Dan Creeden, 18.165; 3. 4-Billy VanInwegen, 18.232; 4. 19M-Jessey Mueller, 18.404; 5. 17-Rob Pitcher, 18.497; 6. 6-Matt Stangle, 18.498; 7. 1-Darwin Greene, 18.601; 8. 26-Derrick McGrew, 19.024

Qualifying Flight-B
1. 44-Stewart Friesen, 17.463; 2. 30-Ryan Godown, 17.926; 3. 91-Billy Decker, 17.962; 4. 20-Brett Hearn, 18.037; 5. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 18.485; 6. 25-Erick Rudolph, 18.496; 7. B52-Brandon Hightower, 18.512; 8. 118-Jim Britt, 18.515

Qualifying Flight-C
1. 21A-Peter Britten, 17.701; 2. 88-Mat Williamson, 18.142; 3. 1D-Tyler Dippel, 18.282; 4. 19-Tim Fuller, 18.34; 5. 23-Kyle Coffey, 18.613; 6. 17D-Marcus Dinkins, 18.838; 7. 46-Jeremy Smith, 19.112; 8. 33T-Cass Bennett, 19.919

Qualifying Flight-D
1. 2-Jack Lehner, 17.792; 2. 32C-Max McLaughlin, 17.968; 3. 9S-Matt Sheppard, 18.06; 4. 7MM-Michael Maresca, 18.075; 5. 01W-Justin Wright, 18.529; 6. 14-CG Morey, 18.53; 7. 48T-Dave Rauscher, 18.775; 8. 88T-Tyler Jashembowski, 19.234

Heat #1 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [1]; 2. 16X-Dan Creeden [2]; 3. 4-Billy VanInwegen [3]; 4. 6-Matt Stangle [6]; 5. 1-Darwin Greene [7]; 6. 17-Rob Pitcher [5]; 7. 26-Derrick McGrew [8]; 8. 19M-Jessey Mueller [4]

Heat #2 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 44-Stewart Friesen [1]; 2. 91-Billy Decker [3]; 3. 30-Ryan Godown [2]; 4. 20-Brett Hearn [4]; 5. 25-Erick Rudolph [6]; 6. 8-Rich Scagliotta [5]; 7. 118-Jim Britt [8]; 8. B52-Brandon Hightower [7]

Heat #3 – Flight (C) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 21A-Peter Britten [1]; 2. 88-Mat Williamson [2]; 3. 1D-Tyler Dippel [3]; 4. 19-Tim Fuller [4]; 5. 23-Kyle Coffey [5]; 6. 46-Jeremy Smith [7]; 7. 17D-Marcus Dinkins [6]; 8. 33T-Cass Bennett [8]

Heat #4 – Flight (D) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 32C-Max McLaughlin [2]; 2. 9S-Matt Sheppard [3]; 3. 2-Jack Lehner [1]; 4. 7MM-Michael Maresca [4]; 5. 48T-Dave Rauscher [7]; 6. 01W-Justin Wright [5]; 7. 14-CG Morey [6]; 8. 88T-Tyler Jashembowski [8]

Last Chance Showdown 1 (10 Laps) – Top 12 Transfer
1. 8-Rich Scagliotta [2][]; 2. 17-Rob Pitcher [1][]; 3. 46-Jeremy Smith [3][]; 4. 19M-Jessey Mueller [9][]; 5. 26-Derrick McGrew [5][$75]; 6. 118-Jim Britt [6][$75]; 7. 01W-Justin Wright [4][$75]; 8. 14-CG Morey [8][$75]; 9. 88T-Tyler Jashembowski [12][$75]; 10. B52-Brandon Hightower [10][$75]; 11. 33T-Cass Bennett [11][$75]; 12. 17D-Marcus Dinkins [7][$75]


Volusia Speedway Park
1500 East State Road 40
Barberville, FL 32130 

 http://volusiaspeedwaypark.com/

Track Phone
(386) 985-4402

Track Email
 volusiaspeedway@dirtcar.com

Track History
The World's Fastest Half-Mile!

Track Size & Type
1/2 MILE

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2021 -- Stewart Friesen on Feb. 9, Stewart Friesen on Feb. 10, Max McLaughlin on Feb. 11, Michael Maresca on Feb. 12
2020 -- Mat Williamson on Feb. 11, Larry Wight on Feb. 12, Larry Wight on Feb. 13, Larry Wight on Feb. 14, Mat Williamson on Feb. 15
2019 -- Stewart Friesen on February 16th; Larry Wight on February 15th; Matt Sheppard on February 14th; Billy Decker on February 13th
2018 -- Tim McCreadie on February 17th; Matt Sheppard on February 16th; Tim McCreadie on February 15th; Tyler Siri on February 15th
2017 -- Brett Hearn on February 25th; Justin Haers on February 24th
2016 -- Brett Hearn on February 20th; Rick Laubach on February 19th; Matt Sheppard on February 18th; Tim Fuller on February 17th
2015 -- Neal Williams on February 21st; Rick Laubach on February 20th; Stewart Friesen on February 19th; Brett Hearn on February 18th