Volusia Speedway Park was packed with race fans for the DIRTcar Nationals finale. (Frank Smith Photo)

DIRTcar Nationals Grows to Three Week Event

BARBERVILLE, Fla. — The 54th Running of Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals will be the biggest yet with the addition of the American Sprint Car Series National Tour, creating a massive three-week event, Jan. 30-Feb. 15, 2025.

Three straight nights of ASCS racing, Jan. 30-Feb. 1, will kick off DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park and serve as the third annual Germfree Southern Sprint Car Shootout. DIRTcar UMP Modifieds will join the 360 Sprint Cars each night, leading to an added day of DIRTcar UMP Modified action on Monday, Feb. 3.

“Every year we look for ways to grow and enhance DIRTcar Nationals; and with World Racing Group’s acquisition of the American Sprint Car Series, this was a great opportunity to build a marquee event for ASCS that also helps make DIRTcar Nationals bigger than ever before,” said Jeff Hachmann, executive director of events at World Racing Group.

“This also makes Volusia Speedway Park home to the biggest dirt racing events in Florida for four straight weeks with DIRTcar Sunshine Nationals commencing the 2024 season in January.”

The Southern Sprint Car Shootout has already grown into one of the biggest 360 Sprint Car events, expanding to three days last year with one of the biggest purses of the year for the division. That will be true again in 2025 with a more than $70,000 purse on the line for ASCS competitors in the Series’ debut at Volusia, featuring $3,000-to-win events on Thursday and Friday, and then a $12,000 top prize on Saturday.

Also, the driver with the most points at the end of the three nights will be awarded the Big Gator title.

Last year, the event attracted some of the biggest names in Sprint Car racing from around the world and produced three-straight nights of thrilling racing with three different winners – Sam Hafertepe Jr., Austin McCarl and Ryan Timms.

Sunday, Feb. 2 will be an off day before a full week of DIRTcar UMP Modified and World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action commences (Feb. 3-8).

The DIRTcar UMP Modifieds will run six features a night Monday through Friday before competing for the Gator Championship and a Big Gator title on Saturday. The World of Outlaws Sprint Cars will run Wednesday through Saturday with Wednesday’s event being a non-points event – however all four nights will count toward the Big Gator championship.

There will be another off day on Sunday, Feb. 9, as DIRTcar Nationals resets for its final week of racing (Feb. 10-15), featuring USAC Non-Wing Sprint Cars, DIRTcar Late Models, Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds and World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models.