Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals
Volusia Speedway Park | Barberville, Florida
Thursday, February 16, 2023

Tickets can be purchased at the gate.

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

Event Info

Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals
Volusia Speedway Park
1500 East State Road 40
Barberville, Florida 32130 

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

Sprint Car Track Record
12.569s by Paul McMahan on 2-10-11; 360 Sprint Car: 14.160 sec. by Brenham Crouch on Jan. 27, 2023; Non-Wing: 16.362s by Thomas Meseraull on Feb. 14, 2023

Late Model Track Record
Super: 15.141 sec. by Billy Moyer on Feb. 20, 2012

Big Block Modified Track Record
16.754s. by Jamie Mills in 2015

Feature Laps Length

Event Hashtag

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
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.


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
General Parking 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

Track Info
Track Phone
(386) 985-4402

Track Email

Track Type
0.500; dirt oval

Sprint Car Track Record
12.569s by Paul McMahan on 2-10-11; 360 Sprint Car: 14.160 sec. by Brenham Crouch on Jan. 27, 2023; Non-Wing: 16.362s by Thomas Meseraull on Feb. 14, 2023

Late Model Track Record
Super: 15.141 sec. by Billy Moyer on Feb. 20, 2012

Big Block Modified Track Record
16.754s. by Jamie Mills in 2015

Competitor Info
DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap
RISK REWARD: Mat Williamson wins night two of Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals

Williamson makes backstretch last lap pass for the lead, Drellos settles for second

Mat Williamson took a risk, and then received his reward.

The St. Catharines, ON driver made a last lap pass on the backstretch to take home the win on the second night of Super DIRTcar Series action at Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals.

It’s his third DIRTcar Nationals Feature win and the first time he’s won a golden gator trophy in back-to-back years.

Willamson started third in the 30-lap Feature but fell to fifth in the early stages of the race. At that point, he knew he had to do something different.

“Matt [Sheppard] got by us, Max [McLaughlin] was under us,” Williamson said.  “I just knew I had to do something different than what I was doing. I started driving really hard getting into Turn 3. That probably was the difference in the race.”

After getting back by Sheppard and McLaughlin, he was relegated to the third-place running position for most of the Feature until he found his way to second with 11 laps to go. While he moved forward, Drellos’ command of the lead began to fade.

With laps quickly ticking off the counter, Williamson knew he had to make a decision if he wanted a chance at taking home the victory and decided to bet on a risk.

Mat Williamson speeds around Volusia Speedway Park on the way to winning the Feature on night two of the Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals. (Photo: Jacy Norgaard)

“[Drellos] was getting tight in (turn) one and (turn) two, and he would get up over the cushion,” Williamson said. “So, he started getting hesitant. I really had nothing to lose so, I just threw it in on the bottom. I kind of turned my head to the right to make sure I was clear, gassed her up a little bit in the brown of the middle of the racetrack and cleared them enough that I could protect a slider going into (turn) three. I got lucky there.”

Drellos’ machine did not have enough juice to fend off Williamson’s move, dropping him back to second.

“I missed the top a few times in a row, and Mat (Williamson) capitalized,” Drellos said.  “The last couple laps the car went away really bad. I think I really abused it the first 26 laps. He just snuck up on me and got me. It’s a tough one.”

As far as why his machine faded the way it did, Drellos will be working on finding out why.

“If I had that answer, I’d tell you,” he said. “I think I just got a little snug. I couldn’t rotate on the cushion as well as I think he did. I just missed it by a little bit.”

Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, NY performed consistently for a second night in a row, finishing in third place behind Drellos. He just missed the podium on night one, finishing in fourth. Larry Wight was the hard charger of the night, moving up 18 spots to finish in fourth place.

 Night one winner Max McLaughlin finished in fifth place.

UP NEXT: The Super DIRTcar Series Big Blocks are back in action Thursday, Feb. 16, at Volusia Speedway Park for another 30-lap, $5,000-to-win Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals matchup.

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.

Feature Results (30 Laps) – 1. 88-Mat Williamson[3]; 2. 111-Demetrios Drellos[1]; 3. 25R-Erick Rudolph[2]; 4. 99L-Larry Wight[22]; 5. 8H-Max McLaughlin[9]; 6. 2L-Jack Lehner[4]; 7. 9S-Matt Sheppard[6]; 8. 44-Stewart Friesen[20]; 9. 98H-Jimmy Phelps[5]; 10. 21A-Peter Britten[7]; 11. 70A-Alex Payne[13]; 12. 9-Marc Johnson[16]; 13. 39C-Kyle Coffey[12]; 14. 7-Rick Laubach[8]; 15. 28-Jordan McCreadie[19]; 16. -Rich Scagliotta; 17. 8S-Richard Scagliotta[10]; 18. 16X-Dan Creeden[23]; 19. 14-CG Morey[25]; 20. R70-Ryan Arbuthnot[21]; 21. 25P-Michael Parent[18]; 22. 215-Adam Pierson[11]; 23. 15X-Justin Stone[26]; 24. 91-Felix Roy[17]; 25. 27J-Danny Johnson[14]; 26. 6S-Matthew Stangle[15]; 27. 30-HJ Bunting[24]

Feature Results
13+288Mat Williamson 300.0001Running0$5,000
21-1111Demetrios Drellos 30-0.33529Running0$2,500
32-125RErick Rudolph 30-10.5570Running0$1,500
422+1899LLarry Wight 30-12.0230Running0$1,000
59+48HMax McLaughlin 30-12.3760Running0$800
64-22LJack Lehner 30-12.8710Running0$700
76-19SMatt Sheppard 30-12.8810Running0$650
820+1244Stewart Friesen 30-13.2050Running0$600
95-498HJimmy Phelps 30-14.6120Running0$550
107-321APeter Britten 30-14.8460Running0$500
1113+270AAlex Payne 30-15.5260Running0$450
1216+49Marc Johnson 30-16.5550Running0$400
1312-139CKyle Coffey 30-18.8790Running0$375
148-67Rick Laubach 29-1 Laps0Running0$350
1519+428Jordan McCreadie 29-1 Laps0Running0$350
160-168Rich Scagliotta 29-1 Laps0Running0$350
1710-78SRichard Scagliotta 29-1 Laps0Running0$350
1823+516XDan Creeden 29-1 Laps0Running0$350
1925+614CG Morey 29-1 Laps0Running0$350
2021+1R70Ryan Arbuthnot 29-1 Laps0Running0$350
2118-325PMichael Parent 29-1 Laps0Running0$350
2211-11215Adam Pierson 29-1 Laps0Running0$350
2326+315XJustin Stone 29-1 Laps0Running0$350
2417-791Felix Roy 29-1 Laps0Running0$350
2514-1127JDanny Johnson 10-20 Laps0DNF0$350
2615-116SMatthew Stangle 9-21 Laps0DNF0$350
2724-330HJ Bunting 5-25 Laps0DNF0$350
Hard Charger: Larry Wight
Last Chance Showdown Results
11044Stewart Friesen 100.00010Running0$0
24+299LLarry Wight 10-1.3170Running0$0
33033Louden Reimert 10-3.8300Running0$0
42-252Jessica Power 10-8.6240Running0$0
5501Andrew Smith 10-10.1070Running0$0
66090Dany Gagne 10-10.8310Running0$0
711+415XJustin Stone 10-12.0270Running0$0
810+266MCorbin Millar 10-13.2530Running0$0
98-1118Jim Britt 10-13.7220Running0$0
107-335BFrancois Bellemare 10-15.9590Running0$0
119-221Yan Bussiere 10-16.2690Running0$0
120-1212SDarren Smith 0-10 Laps0DNS0$0
Last Chance Showdown 2 Results
14+3R70Ryan Arbuthnot 100.0001Running0$0
21-116XDan Creeden 10-0.4279Running0$0
35+254Steve Bernard 10-3.2080Running0$0
43-132RRonnie Davis III10-4.5670Running0$0
56+114CG Morey 10-5.5180Running0$0
62-430HJ Bunting 10-8.5850Running0$0
79+266DKyle Dingwall 10-9.1760Running0$0
811+360Brian Berger 10-10.3100Running0$0
98-19TWill Thomas 10-11.7110Running0$0
1010066SDexter Stacey 0-10 Laps0DNS0$0
117-444RRussell Morseman 0-10 Laps0Running0$0
Heat 1 Results
11088Mat Williamson St. Catharines, ON0.0000
2209SMatt Sheppard Waterloo, NY-0.5140
3308HMax McLaughlin Mooresville, NC-0.9760
45+139CKyle Coffey Caledonia, NY-2.1670
56+19Marc Johnson Guilderland, NY-3.2870
611+544Stewart Friesen Sprakers, NY-3.8800
77033Louden Reimert Oley, PA-4.6930
89+11Andrew Smith Lockport, NY-6.5510
910+135BFrancois Bellemare Trois Rivieres, QC-8.0810
108-2118Jim Britt New Town Square, PA-8.7590
114-721Yan Bussiere Drummondville, QC-8.7590
Heat 2 Results
1107Rick Laubach Quakertown, PA0.0000
23+1111Demetrios Drellos Queensbury, NY-2.3160
35+28SRichard Scagliotta Bound Brook, NJ-2.6590
47+370AAlex Payne Canandaigua, NY-3.8690
58+391Felix Roy Napierville, QC-5.5610
69+352Jessica Power Kingston, ON-5.7990
76-199LLarry Wight Fulton, NY-6.4540
810+290Dany Gagne Chateguay, QC-7.5290
92-715XJustin Stone Middlebury, VT32.6350
104-666MCorbin Millar Perth, ON257.0720
Heat 3 Results
11025RErick Rudolph Ransomville, NY0.0000
22021APeter Britten Brisbane, QLD-4.5050
33012SDarren Smith Binghamton, NY-6.4360
47+327JDanny Johnson Phelps, NY-9.0980
54-125PMichael Parent Granby, QC-9.9730
69+316XDan Creeden Middletown, NY-11.0980
76-132RRonnie Davis IIISyracuse, NY-11.8650
88054Steve Bernard Granby, QC-12.2040
911+244RRussell Morseman Addison, NY-13.4930
1010066DKyle Dingwall Williamstown, ON-13.9720
115-660Brian Berger Castleton, NY-15.0760
Heat 4 Results
11098HJimmy Phelps Baldwinsville, NY0.0000
2202LJack Lehner Saratoga Springs, NY-1.2140
330215Adam Pierson East Corinth, VT-3.1420
4406SMatthew Stangle Alpha, NJ-6.4740
56+128Jordan McCreadie Watertown, NY-7.3050
67+130HJ Bunting Milford, DE-9.0050
78+1R70Ryan Arbuthnot Renfrew, ON-9.3760
89+114CG Morey Rutland, VT-10.3110
95-49TWill Thomas Sharpsville, PA-11.2050
1010066SDexter Stacey Kahnawake, QC-11.9120
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
11088Mat Williamson 17.2170.0000
227Rick Laubach 17.218-0.0010
3119SMatt Sheppard 17.348-0.1310
4115XJustin Stone 17.378-0.1610
5128HMax McLaughlin 17.390-0.1730
65111Demetrios Drellos 17.502-0.2850
7921Yan Bussiere 17.556-0.3390
8466MCorbin Millar 17.591-0.3740
9739CKyle Coffey 17.617-0.4000
10218SRichard Scagliotta 17.700-0.4830
11179Marc Johnson 17.797-0.5800
121599LLarry Wight 17.803-0.5860
13833Louden Reimert 17.816-0.5990
141670AAlex Payne 17.839-0.6220
153118Jim Britt 17.888-0.6710
162091Felix Roy 17.903-0.6860
17181Andrew Smith 18.010-0.7930
181952Jessica Power 18.251-1.0340
191335BFrancois Bellemare 18.492-1.2750
20690Dany Gagne 18.645-1.4280
211444Stewart Friesen 18.645-1.4280
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
1925RErick Rudolph 17.4560.0000
2898HJimmy Phelps 17.480-0.0240
3621APeter Britten 17.485-0.0290
4142LJack Lehner 17.602-0.1460
5212SDarren Smith 17.709-0.2530
619215Adam Pierson 17.740-0.2840
7525PMichael Parent 17.853-0.3970
816SMatthew Stangle 17.939-0.4830
91060Brian Berger 18.044-0.5880
10129TWill Thomas 18.057-0.6010
111132RRonnie Davis III18.067-0.6110
12428Jordan McCreadie 18.070-0.6140
132027JDanny Johnson 18.112-0.6560
14730HJ Bunting 18.121-0.6650
151354Steve Bernard 18.140-0.6840
1618R70Ryan Arbuthnot 18.148-0.6920
171716XDan Creeden 18.294-0.8380
181614CG Morey 18.382-0.9260
191566DKyle Dingwall 18.507-1.0510
202166SDexter Stacey 18.796-1.3400
21344RRussell Morseman 18.796-1.3400
Hot Laps 1 Results
15111Demetrios Drellos 19.1390.0000
2119SMatt Sheppard 19.470-0.3310
3833Louden Reimert 19.594-0.4550
4115XJustin Stone 19.648-0.5090
5921Yan Bussiere 19.677-0.5380
6739CKyle Coffey 19.773-0.6340
727Rick Laubach 19.902-0.7630
83118Jim Britt 20.121-0.9820
91088Mat Williamson 20.207-1.0680
10466MCorbin Millar 20.309-1.1700
11690Dany Gagne 20.526-1.3870
Hot Laps 2 Results
118HMax McLaughlin 18.1210.0000
269Marc Johnson 18.312-0.1910
3499LLarry Wight 18.857-0.7360
4570AAlex Payne 18.863-0.7420
508Rich Scagliotta 18.879-0.7580
6108SRichard Scagliotta 18.879-0.7580
771Andrew Smith 18.914-0.7930
8991Felix Roy 19.003-0.8820
9235BFrancois Bellemare 19.392-1.2710
10852Jessica Power 19.452-1.3310
11344Stewart Friesen 19.452-1.3310
Hot Laps 3 Results
1925RErick Rudolph 17.7480.0000
2621APeter Britten 17.764-0.0160
3898HJimmy Phelps 17.898-0.1500
4212SDarren Smith 18.614-0.8660
5525PMichael Parent 18.722-0.9740
61060Brian Berger 18.791-1.0430
7428Jordan McCreadie 18.849-1.1010
8730HJ Bunting 19.167-1.4190
916SMatthew Stangle 19.167-1.4190
101166SDexter Stacey 19.167-1.4190
11344RRussell Morseman 19.167-1.4190
Hot Laps 4 Results
11027JDanny Johnson 17.5960.0000
29215Adam Pierson 17.746-0.1500
342LJack Lehner 17.811-0.2150
4132RRonnie Davis III18.035-0.4390
58R70Ryan Arbuthnot 18.125-0.5290
6566DKyle Dingwall 18.130-0.5340
729TWill Thomas 18.288-0.6920
8354Steve Bernard 18.294-0.6980
9716XDan Creeden 18.297-0.7010
10614CG Morey 18.306-0.7100