DIRTcar Nationals
Volusia Speedway Park | Barberville, FL
Friday, February 17, 2023
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DIRTcar Nationals Ticket Options

Volusia Speedway Park
February 17, 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

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
Super DIRTcar Series, World of Outlaws Late Model 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

Latest 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 third-place finish, Phelps looks to improve on what he learned this past season to compete for a title in 2023

After more than two decades of competing in the world of Super DIRTcar Series racing, Jimmy Phelps is still taking notes.

The veteran driver, of Baldwinsville, NY, finished third overall in Series points after what he called a “roller coaster” season.

He started off the year strong, winning his first DIRTcar Nationals Big Gator title at Volusia Speedway Park in February – and will contend for another one during the 52nd DIRTcar Nationals, Feb. 15-18, 2023 – but the Series’ regular championship season started slower than he wanted.

“We dug ourselves into a little bit of a hole early on and then had to fight our way back out of it,” Phelps said.

“The Baldwinsville Bandit” was consistently competitive, notching 11 top-10 finishes and three top-5 finishes. Then, on Aug. 15 at Weedsport Speedway, everything seemed to align as Phelps claimed his first points-paying win of the season – and first since 2019 – during the opening night of SummerFAST, giving him much needed momentum. He credits his car being more mechanically advanced than before for his success.

“We’re learning a little more what these cars want than we had been in the last couple of years, thanks to being around some good people that are dedicated to trying to get us up front,” Phelps said. “I gotta thank everyone for that.”

Not alone in his efforts, the #98H also has the extra advantage of 22-year-old Heinke-Baldwin Racing teammate Max McLaughlin to bounce ideas off of.

“Max is a smart kid,” Phelps said. “He’s still young. He’s been able to embrace this new era of Dirt Modified racing probably a little easier than I have. He doesn’t have as many bad habits as I probably have. So, it’s been a little easier for him to adjust to it.

“He’s been doing this long enough now that he’s got a pretty good notebook and he’s got a really good feel. It’s nice to be able to bounce stuff off each other. If he tries something and he likes it, we can kind of go there and vice versa. So, that’s been a huge help. That’s been something that I think has helped both of us.”

Phelps will spend the off-season channeling his focus on his set up to be ready to achieve the primary goal he still has on his mind.

“We started finding a set up and some stuff that was getting me comfortable, getting us pretty consistent, qualifying well, and I think over the winter we’ll spend some time working on trying to learn why it was working for us and then see if it will help us find that little bit more speed we are going to need to chase a championship,” he said.

Phelps realizes a title run consists of more than just winning races. Looking ahead to next season, Phelps has a simple strategy for accomplishing his goals.

“We want to turn the top-fives into wins and we want to turn the bad nights into top-fives, and I think the rest will all take care of itself,” Phelps said.

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.