Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals
Volusia Speedway Park | Barberville, FL
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
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Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals Ticket Options

Volusia Speedway Park
February 15, 2023

Ticket Phone: (844) 347-8849

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Tickets can be purchased at the gate.

For more information, call the track at (386) 985-4402

Event Info

Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals
February 6, 2023 to February 18, 2023
Volusia Speedway Park
1500 East State Road 40
Barberville, FL 

Event Description
Kick off the racing season with two full weeks of racing in Florida at the World's Fastest Half-Mile, Volusia Speedway Park!

Series Racing
DIRTcar Late Models, Super DIRTcar Series

Sprint Car Track Record
12.569s by Paul McMahan on 2-10-11; Non-Wing: 16.559s by Steve Kinser on 2-9-81

Late Model Track Record
Super: 15.645s by Tim McCreadie on 2-14-18; 602: 17.948s by Bud Chancey on 1-14-21; 604: 17.018s by Trever Taylor on 1-18-20

Event Schedule
1PM Pit Gates open
5PM Grandstand Gates open
5:15PM Hot Laps/Qualifying
7PM RACING

See Detailed Schedule
*All times Eastern

Event Hashtag
#FLinFeb

Frequently Asked Questions
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
Beer 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. Battle in Barberville and Southern Sprint Car Shootout will be Weekend camping. $30 Dry Camping (General), $75 Electric/Water (Reserved), $100 Electric/Water/Sewer (Executive). (no hook-ups available for DIRTcar Nationals)

Closest Airport
Daytona International Airport

Other Airport
Orlando Sanford

Track Info
Track Phone
(386) 985-4402

Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Track Email
volusiaspeedway@dirtcar.com

Track Size & Type
0.500; dirt oval

Sprint Car Track Record
12.569s by Paul McMahan on 2-10-11; Non-Wing: 16.559s by Steve Kinser on 2-9-81

Late Model Car Track Record
Super: 15.645s by Tim McCreadie on 2-14-18; 602: 17.948s by Bud Chancey on 1-14-21; 604: 17.018s by Trever Taylor on 1-18-20

Competitor Info
DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap
Results

After a fourth-place finish in 2022 Super DIRTcar Series points, McLaughlin is looking for wins right from the start in 2023 at Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals, Feb. 15-18

Max McLaughlin left the 2022 Super DIRTcar Series season wanting more.

He finished second in the season finale at the World of Outlaws World Finals, knowing he had a car capable of scoring him another win. Now, he’s taking that drive into the Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals, Feb. 15-18, as he hunts for more gator trophies with Heinke-Baldwin Racing.

In his fourth race back with HBR last year, the pair found themselves in Victory Lane at Volusia Speedway Park – McLaughlin’s second DIRTcar Nationals victory, but first with HBR.

“That was really cool to get that out of the way so early,” McLaughlin said. “When you can go down to Florida and win right away, it’s definitely a good feeling.”

The Mooresville, NC native has found considerable success at DIRTcar Nationals, winning the coveted Big Gator Championship in 2021 and coming in third in last year’s Big Gator title hunt. With momentum from 2022 behind him, he’ll be poised for another strong run in Barberville, FL to set the tone for the upcoming Super DIRTcar Series championship season.

“It’s such a racy track,” McLaughlin said about Volusia.  “It’s just one of my favorite tracks. I’ve always had some success there. It’s always just a good time to go down to Florida in February. You don’t get much racing before late March, in our style of racing. So, whenever we can get in, as soon as we can, we’re going to take advantage of it.”

McLaughlin returned to HBR in 2022, after a couple year absence, and while he’d worked with the team previously, he said there was a bit of a rush to assemble the new team. They found success early at Volusia and won again at Land of Legends Raceway – McLaughlin’s first points-paying Super DIRTcar Series win – but struggled with consistency at times throughout the year.

However, with a third-place run during Super DIRT Week and two top-five finishes to cap off the year at The Dirt Track at Charlotte – placing them fourth in the final points standings – they knew they could go into the off season only having to fine tune to be more prepared for 2023.

“This year is year two, obviously. We’re just more prepared, I feel like,” McLaughlin said. “We’re ready to go out and win races right away. That’s the mindset of everyone here, so everyone is excited. We’re all ready to go and I think it’s going to be a great year for us.”

He was left wanting more at the end of 2022, and still hasn’t forgotten it.

“I guess I’m a sore loser, but I think that’s what keeps you here a long time in this sport,” he said. “It just makes you hungrier to unload at Volusia and go win again.”

UP NEXT: The Super DIRTcar Series will commences it’s 2023 season at Volusia Speedway Park during the 52nd DIRTcar Nationals, Feb. 15-18. For tickets, CLICK HERE.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch every Super DIRTcar Series race live on DIRTVision – either at DIRTVision.com or by downloading the DIRTVision App.