Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals
Volusia Speedway Park | Barberville, Florida
Saturday, February 18, 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

To Win Amount

Feature Laps Length

Event Hashtag

Frequently Asked Questions
To Win Amount

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
BEST FOR LAST: Mat Williamson captures Big Gator championship with second win

Mat Williamson makes last lap pass to win for the second race in a row, while Jack Lehner lands second DIRTcar Nationals podium finish

Mat Williamson quite literally “saved the best for last,” for a second race in a row at the Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals. The St. Catharines, ON driver made a last lap pass around leader Jack Lehner who was caught behind lapped traffic to capture the win.

The Buzzchew Racing driver started ninth on the pole, leave his work cut out for him from the start. But with a finely tuned secondary car that brought him the win on Thursday night and a few more laps to work with to chip away at the field, Williamson was up for the challenge. After steadily moving his way through lapped traffic, he made his way into fourth place by the half-way point of the 50-lap matchup. e caHe

While some cars struggled to keep up their pace, the #88 machine kicked it into high gear. After passing Erick Rudolph to move into third on Lap-27, he set his sights on the “Ginja Ninja” Jack Lehner in second. The two traded the lead three times in four laps after passing leader Rick Laubach on Lap-39, setting the stage for a spectacular finish. Lehner went into the final 5 laps in the lead, looking to hold on to capture his first DIRTcar Nationals victory.

“With seven or eight to go he kind of left me a little bit,” Williamson said. “Then I caught some more lapped cars and got back up to him to put myself in a position where we could win.”

Still neck and neck going into the final lap, Lehner ran the bottom with Williamson in hot pursuit on the top. The instantaneous choice proved to be the deciding factor in the final moments. Going into the back stretch, Lehner found himself caught behind lapped traffic, stifling his speed and mobility.  Williamson seized the opportunity, riding around him on the outside groove, and drove to victory for the second time in as many races. With the victory, he secured the 2023 Big Gator championship.

Mat Williamson hoists his Big Gator trophy in the air after winning the Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals with two victories in three nights. (Photo: Jacy Norgaard)

“The year we came down and won two races, we won the championship,” Williamson said. “There was a few things that we did this week that we improved on that we never really did a lot of before and that was being good early in the night. I think we’ve got something that we can keep continuing and hopefully Time Trialing good because at the end of the day, when you come to these races, the cars are so good that you compete against.”

Lehner settled for second place, notching his second career DIRTcar Nationals podium finish.  

“Lapped traffic was just tough,” Lehner said. “I always prefer the bottom and that’s where they all were. I had to venture around to find somewhere to get around them. The middle worked a little bit here and there to pick off some guys. At the end there, I saw that Jimmy (Phelps) was the next lapped car and there was one lap to go. In my mind, I figured Jimmy’s fast. I’ll tuck in behind him… but by doing that, Jimmy was struggling tonight. I got caught behind him and Mat got around on the outside.”

Erick Rudolph finished in third for the second race in a row, giving him an overall second place finish. Max McLaughlin finished fourth and Peter Britten finished fifth.

UP NEXT: The Super DIRTcar Series Big Blocks are back in action at Atomic Speedway Friday, March 31-Saturday, April 1 for two Super DIRT Week Qualifiers, $10,000 on Friday and $12,000 on Saturday.

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 50 Laps | 00:27:18.323

1. 88-Mat Williamson[9]; 2. 2L-Jack Lehner[1]; 3. 25R-Erick Rudolph[4]; 4. 8H-Max McLaughlin[5]; 5. 21A-Peter Britten[8]; 6. 9S-Matt Sheppard[16]; 7. 7-Rick Laubach[2]; 8. 44-Stewart Friesen[11]; 9. 9-Marc Johnson[15]; 10. 30-HJ Bunting[6]; 11. 15X-Justin Stone[7]; 12. 39C-Kyle Coffey[19]; 13. 111-Demetrios Drellos[12]; 14. 215-Adam Pierson[14]; 15. 12S-Darren Smith[22]; 16. 28-Jordan McCreadie[24]; 17. 118-Jim Britt[21]; 18. 98H-Jimmy Phelps[3]; 19. R70-Ryan Arbuthnot[17]; 20. 14-CG Morey[25]; 21. 25P-Michael Parent[20]; 22. 27J-Danny Johnson[10]; 23. (DNF) 99L-Larry Wight[18]; 24. (DNF) 8-Richard Scagliotta[13]; 25. (DNF) 6S-Matthew Stangle[28]; 26. (DNF) 66M-Corbin Millar[26]; 27. (DNF) 70A-Alex Payne[27]; 28. (DNF) 16X-Dan Creeden[23]

Feature Results
19+888Mat Williamson 500.0002Running0$7,500
21-12LJack Lehner 50-0.23724Running0$3,500
34+125RErick Rudolph 50-0.4830Running0$2,000
45+18HMax McLaughlin 50-3.4150Running0$1,750
58+321APeter Britten 50-4.0040Running0$1,500
616+109SMatt Sheppard 50-5.1660Running0$1,250
72-57Rick Laubach 50-5.20924Running0$1,000
811+344Stewart Friesen 50-5.9480Running0$900
915+69Marc Johnson 50-6.6640Running0$800
106-430HJ Bunting 50-12.1570Running0$700
117-415XJustin Stone 50-12.3770Running0$650
1219+739CKyle Coffey 50-14.3770Running0$600
1312-1111Demetrios Drellos 50-15.1550Running0$550
14140215Adam Pierson 50-15.4880Running0$500
1522+712SDarren Smith 50-17.5690Running0$500
1624+828Jordan McCreadie 50-18.7090Running0$500
1721+4118Jim Britt 50-19.7660Running0$500
183-1598HJimmy Phelps 50-20.3220Running0$500
1917-2R70Ryan Arbuthnot 49-1 Laps0Running0$500
2025+514CG Morey 49-1 Laps0Running0$500
2120-125PMichael Parent 49-1 Laps0Running0$500
2210-1227JDanny Johnson 49-1 Laps0Running0$500
2318-599LLarry Wight 30-20 Laps0DNF0$500
2413-118Richard Scagliotta 26-24 Laps0DNF0$500
2528+36SMatthew Stangle 14-36 Laps0DNF0$500
2626066MCorbin Millar 12-38 Laps0DNF0$500
2727070AAlex Payne 2-48 Laps0DNF0$500
2823-516XDan Creeden 1-49 Laps0DNF0$500
Hard Charger: Matt Sheppard
Last Chance Showdown Results
110118Jim Britt 100.0007Running0$0
24+216XDan Creeden 10-0.4300Running0$0
33014CG Morey 10-2.9930Running0$0
410+633Louden Reimert 10-3.2850Running0$75
55044RRussell Morseman 10-5.7450Running0$75
68+235BFrancois Bellemare 10-7.6500Running0$75
76-152Jessica Power 10-8.5760Running0$75
82-670AAlex Payne 3-7 Laps3DNF0$75
97-29TWill Thomas 0-10 Laps0DNS0$75
109-132RRonnie Davis III0-10 Laps0DNS0$75
Last Chance Showdown 2 Results
13+212SDarren Smith 100.00010Running0$0
21-128Jordan McCreadie 10-2.4960Running0$0
32-166MCorbin Millar 10-3.6710Running0$0
44054Steve Bernard 10-5.4680Running0$75
56+191Felix Roy 10-5.5090Running0$75
68+21Andrew Smith 10-7.4960Running0$75
75-221Yan Bussiere 10-8.0070Running0$75
810+290Dany Gagne 10-9.3550Running0$75
99060Brian Berger 10-10.5980Running0$75
107-36SMatthew Stangle 5-5 Laps0DNF0$75
Heat 1 Results
11030HJ Bunting Milford, DE0.0000
22098HJimmy Phelps Baldwinsville, NY-0.5190
33088Mat Williamson St. Catharines, ON-0.9220
4408Richard Scagliotta Bound Brook, NJ-3.9840
550R70Ryan Arbuthnot Renfrew, ON-4.8610
67+1118Jim Britt New Town Square, PA-5.2640
78+114CG Morey Rutland, VT-6.1720
810+244RRussell Morseman Addison, NY-8.1460
9909TWill Thomas Sharpsville, PA-8.6980
106-432RRonnie Davis IIISyracuse, NY-10.4590
Heat 2 Results
1107Rick Laubach Quakertown, PA0.0000
2208HMax McLaughlin Mooresville, NC-1.4360
33027JDanny Johnson Phelps, NY-2.4690
45+1215Adam Pierson East Corinth, VT-3.3990
54-199LLarry Wight Fulton, NY-4.5390
67+170AAlex Payne Canandaigua, NY-5.6590
76-116XDan Creeden Middletown, NY-6.3730
88052Jessica Power Kingston, ON-13.9180
910+135BFrancois Bellemare Trois Rivieres, QC-15.2580
109-133Louden Reimert Oley, PA-15.2580
Heat 3 Results
12+115XJustin Stone Middlebury, VT0.0000
21-12LJack Lehner Saratoga Springs, NY-0.8530
34+144Stewart Friesen Sprakers, NY-1.8130
43-19Marc Johnson Guilderland, NY-2.5370
56+139CKyle Coffey Caledonia, NY-3.9020
67+128Jordan McCreadie Watertown, NY-4.6760
79+212SDarren Smith Binghamton, NY-5.7440
88021Yan Bussiere Drummondville, QC-7.5600
910+16SMatthew Stangle Alpha, NJ-7.9170
105-560Brian Berger Castleton, NY-9.0450
Heat 4 Results
11021APeter Britten Brisbane, QLD0.0000
22025RErick Rudolph Ransomville, NY-0.8870
330111Demetrios Drellos Queensbury, NY-2.6220
46+29SMatt Sheppard Waterloo, NY-4.0160
54-125PMichael Parent Granby, QC-4.7570
65-166MCorbin Millar Perth, ON-6.3350
78+154Steve Bernard Granby, QC-7.0670
89+191Felix Roy Napierville, QC-9.0610
97-21Andrew Smith Lockport, NY-9.8380
1010090Dany Gagne Chateguay, QC-11.3960
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
1530HJ Bunting 17.4690.0000
267Rick Laubach 17.490-0.0210
31898HJimmy Phelps 17.719-0.2500
4178HMax McLaughlin 17.720-0.2510
5288Mat Williamson 17.796-0.3270
6127JDanny Johnson 17.885-0.4160
748Richard Scagliotta 17.928-0.4590
81699LLarry Wight 17.931-0.4620
911R70Ryan Arbuthnot 18.014-0.5450
1010215Adam Pierson 18.054-0.5850
11332RRonnie Davis III18.061-0.5920
12916XDan Creeden 18.112-0.6430
1319118Jim Britt 18.144-0.6750
141270AAlex Payne 18.214-0.7450
152014CG Morey 18.214-0.7450
16752Jessica Power 18.279-0.8100
17149TWill Thomas 18.398-0.9290
18833Louden Reimert 18.509-1.0400
191544RRussell Morseman 18.932-1.4630
201335BFrancois Bellemare 18.974-1.5050
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
132LJack Lehner 17.4040.0000
2221APeter Britten 17.496-0.0920
31315XJustin Stone 17.666-0.2620
41025RErick Rudolph 17.674-0.2700
579Marc Johnson 17.694-0.2900
65111Demetrios Drellos 17.780-0.3760
71644Stewart Friesen 17.800-0.3960
8925PMichael Parent 17.908-0.5040
9460Brian Berger 17.956-0.5520
101766MCorbin Millar 18.015-0.6110
111939CKyle Coffey 18.077-0.6730
12129SMatt Sheppard 18.119-0.7150
131128Jordan McCreadie 18.203-0.7990
1411Andrew Smith 18.210-0.8060
152021Yan Bussiere 18.240-0.8360
161454Steve Bernard 18.252-0.8480
171812SDarren Smith 18.350-0.9460
181591Felix Roy 18.429-1.0250
1986SMatthew Stangle 18.537-1.1330
20690Dany Gagne 19.216-1.8120
Hot Laps 1 Results
1833Louden Reimert 21.7130.0000
2127JDanny Johnson 22.034-0.3210
3530HJ Bunting 22.046-0.3330
4916XDan Creeden 22.064-0.3510
548Richard Scagliotta 22.142-0.4290
667Rick Laubach 22.212-0.4990
710215Adam Pierson 22.440-0.7270
8332RRonnie Davis III23.033-1.3200
9288Mat Williamson 23.392-1.6790
10752Jessica Power 24.881-3.1680
Hot Laps 2 Results
11R70Ryan Arbuthnot 20.9310.0000
2270AAlex Payne 21.186-0.2550
349TWill Thomas 21.398-0.4670
4898HJimmy Phelps 21.436-0.5050
578HMax McLaughlin 21.596-0.6650
6699LLarry Wight 21.620-0.6890
7335BFrancois Bellemare 21.791-0.8600
8544RRussell Morseman 21.811-0.8800
91014CG Morey 22.160-1.2290
109118Jim Britt 22.163-1.2320
Hot Laps 3 Results
15111Demetrios Drellos 19.9140.0000
2221APeter Britten 19.952-0.0380
379Marc Johnson 20.089-0.1750
4925PMichael Parent 20.235-0.3210
51025RErick Rudolph 20.277-0.3630
632LJack Lehner 20.661-0.7470
7690Dany Gagne 20.719-0.8050
886SMatthew Stangle 20.760-0.8460
9460Brian Berger 21.597-1.6830
1011Andrew Smith 21.854-1.9400
Hot Laps 4 Results
11021Yan Bussiere 19.2830.0000
229SMatt Sheppard 19.402-0.1190
3939CKyle Coffey 19.411-0.1280
4315XJustin Stone 19.567-0.2840
5128Jordan McCreadie 19.693-0.4100
6644Stewart Friesen 19.705-0.4220
7766MCorbin Millar 19.770-0.4870
8812SDarren Smith 19.848-0.5650
9454Steve Bernard 19.954-0.6710
10591Felix Roy 20.248-0.9650