BARBERVILLE, Fla. — After a successful inaugural Germfree Southern Sprint Car Shootout at Volusia Speedway Park, the event is expanding in 2024 to a high-paying, three-day spectacular, Jan. 25-27.
Set to feature the best 360 sprint car drivers around the country and beyond, the event will boast a more than $65,000 overall purse, paying $2,500-to-win on Thursday and Friday. A massive $10,000 payday will go to the lucky winner on Saturday.
“After a great reception to the inaugural Southern Sprint Car Shootout, we saw the potential for it to be the next marquee 360 sprint car event in the country,” said Tyler Bachman, the event’s coordinator. “By expanding it to three days in 2024 and presenting an increased purse, we’re laying the groundwork for its continued growth for years to come.”
The inaugural event in January proved its future potential by attracting high-profile names like Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Anthony Macri, future stars like Ryan Timms and Gavan Boschele, international travelers from the United Kingdom and Canada, and a plethora of the best 360 sprint car drivers in the region.
And along with the names, it produced two nights of thrilling action around “The World’s Fastest Half-Mile” with Timms, the 16-year-old standout, taking the inaugural victory. Then, Florida’s Tyler Clem won the main event on Saturday, holding off a stout field of drivers for what he called “the biggest win of his life.”
The second running of the event in 2024 will host a practice night on Wednesday, Jan. 24.
Then, there will be three nights of feature action for the sprint cars, which will be accompanied by 3/4 modifieds.
Further details about the purse and format will be announced later.