DIRTcar Nationals
Volusia Speedway Park | Barberville, FL
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
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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 7, 2022 to February 19, 2022
Volusia Speedway Park
1500 East State Road 40
Barberville, FL 

Event Description
Kick off the 2022 racing season with two full weeks of racing in Florida at Volusia Speedway Park!

Series Racing
Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car 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

To Win Amount
$10,000.00

Feature Laps Length
30

Event Schedule
1PM Pit Gates open
5PM Grandstand Gates open
5:15PM Hot Laps/Qualifying
7PM RACING

Latest Schedule
*All times Eastern

Event Hashtag
#DIRTcarNats

Frequently Asked Questions
To Win Amount
$10,000.00

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

Closest Airport
Daytona International Airport

Other Airport
Orlando Sanford

Track Info
Track Phone
(386) 985-4402

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

DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap

XTREME GATORS: T-Mez Cashes $10,000 at Volusia, Leary Wins DIRTcar Nationals Title

The Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series presented by Low-E Insulation wrapped up a historic two days at Volusia Speedway Park on Tuesday night.

Not one, but two DIRTcar Nationals Gator trophies were handed out and a big $10,000 check was on the line for the 35 gassers who supported the debut of the new Series.

In the end, nobody could touch Thomas Meseraull. The San Jose, CA native led all 30 laps at the Barberville, FL 1/2-mile in dominating fashion, never receiving a single challenge even when forced to handle two green-white-checkered finishes to close out the Feature.

Crossing the line with a 0.953-second margin of victory, T-Mez controlled the entirety of the race with a much more commanding lead aboard the Chris Dyson owned and Sean Michael wrenched #20M than what the final box score shows. In classic T-Mez fashion, his post-race interview was full of theatrics and sound bites.

“Hats off to Sean Michael for believing in me,” Meseraull said. “I’ve torn up a lot of stuff, even this week, but here we are on the frontstretch. All you haters can hate all you want, but I keep on winning races. I kept thinking $10,000-to-win, so you better crash it before you even think of giving it up. I just kept giving it all she had, this thing was on rails tonight.”

While T-Mez cashed a five-figure check, CJ Leary of Greenfield, IN scored the inaugural DIRTcar Nationals Big Gator Championship for the Xtreme Outlaw Series. The Michael Motorsports pilot was the most consistent driver with finishes of first and fifth, good enough to win him his first career golden gator.

“This is really special to win the first one,” noted Leary, who also won Monday’s debut. “We weren’t good enough to get the win tonight, but winning this Big Gator is pretty damn cool. Now we’ve got a little one and a big one!”

The most intriguing storyline of the week came in the form of Brady Bacon and Dennis Gile. On Monday, Gile broke a driveline (thus breaking his foot) and leaving Bacon with nowhere to go as they collided and sent Bacon flipping into the fence. On Tuesday, they were suddenly teaming up together for a run at the gator.

Bacon climbed aboard Gile’s #13 and showed speed right out of the box, setting QuickTime in his group and eventually earning high point man honors. The Broken Arrow, OK native advanced from sixth to second and had a chance at T-Mez on the final restarts, but fell just short of bringing “Big Money Brady” to Xtreme Outlaw victory lane.

“We’re just making lemonade out of lemons,” Bacon said flipping on Monday and running second on Tuesday. “I can’t thank Dennis and his whole team enough for letting me run this car, otherwise I would’ve been up there in the standings. A huge thank you to the Xtreme Outlaw Series for putting this on and giving us some extra races for good money. We tried giving it a little hail mary on the bottom, but there just wasn’t enough left to get a run at Thomas.”

Closing out the podium with his second-straight TJ Forged Hard Charger Award was Chase Stockon, advancing from 10th to third aboard the KO Motorsports, Hutson John Deer #5S. Of 15 drivers committed to the full schedule, the Fort Branch, IN native will leave Volusia as the early-season favorite at claiming the inaugural $20,000 Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car championship.

“We’ve got a lot of momentum on our side right now,” Stockon said. “Hopefully, we can finish out the Florida swing and keep rolling with the Xtreme Outlaw guys. My guys have given me such awesome pieces both nights down here.”

Robert Ballou and CJ Leary rounded out the top-five at Volusia, while Shane Cottle, Carson Short, Justin Grant, Shane Cockrum, and Alex Bright finished out the top-10 on Tuesday night.

UP NEXT The Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series presented by Low-E Insulation will next compete in early April alongside the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. A Missouri doubleheader is on tap with trips to US-36 Raceway in Osborn, MO on Friday, April 8 and Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, MO on Saturday, April 9.

Xtreme Sprint Car Results (30 Laps): 1. Thomas Meseraull (2); 2. Brady Bacon (6); 3. Chase Stockon (10); 4. Robert Ballou (8); 5. CJ Leary (5); 6. Shane Cottle (1); 7. Carson Short (13); 8. Justin Grant (9); 9. Shane Cockrum (4); 10. Alex Bright (12); 11. Charles Davis Jr. (17); 12. Briggs Danner (14); 13. Mario Clouser (16); 14. Wesley Smith (20); 15. Logan Seavey (15); 16. Cole Bodine (7); 17. Jake Swanson (3); 18. Matt Westfall (21); 19. Landon Simon (11); 20. Braxton Cummings (22); 21. Brandon Mattox (18); 22. Dustin Clark (19).

NEW Championship Standings (2/14 Races): 1. CJ Leary (441); 2. Robert Ballou (-14); 3. Chase Stockon (-19); 4. Justin Grant (-20); 5. Carson Short (-27); 6. Thomas Meseraull (-47); 7. Shane Cottle (-48); 8. Alex Bright (-53); 9. Charles Davis Jr. (-66); 10. Shane Cockrum (-67).

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Results
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+120MThomas Meseraull 300.00030Running200$10,000
26+413Brady Bacon 30-0.9530Running194$5,000
38+512Robert Ballou 30-1.9840Running190$2,400
45+177MC.J. Leary 30-2.5020Running186$2,000
51-439Shane Cottle 30-2.6860Running182$1,400
613+721SCarson Short 30-2.9530Running178$1,100
79+24Justin Grant 30-3.4950Running174$1,000
84-466Shane Cockrum 30-4.1640Running170$950
912+320Alex Bright 30-4.2580Running166$900
1017+747Charles Davis Jr30-4.6990Running162$850
1114+35GBriggs Danner 30-5.1090Running158$800
1216+46Mario Clouser 30-5.3110Running154$750
1320+744Wesley Smith 30-5.4660Running150$725
1415+15Logan Seavey 30-5.9260Running146$700
157-857BCole Bodine 29-1 Laps0Running142$700
163-1321AZJake Swanson 28-2 Laps0DNF138$700
1721+433MMatt Westfall 26-4 Laps0DNF134$700
1811-724Landon Simon 12-18 Laps0DNF130$700
1922+371BBraxton Cummings 10-20 Laps0DNF126$700
2018-228MBrandon Mattox 1-29 Laps0DNF122$700
2119-275Dustin Clark 0-30 Laps0DNF118$700
2210-125SChase Stockon 30-1.7340DQ0$3,000
Last Chance Showdown Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
13+247Charles Davis Jr100.00010Running0$0
25+375Dustin Clark 10-0.8260Running0$0
32-133MMatt Westfall 10-1.2810Running0$0
46+215Carson Garrett 10-2.6720Running100$100
54-117GPKyle Shipley 10-5.5440Running100$100
67+157CJack Hoyer 10-6.3750Running100$100
710+33KJeremy Kerzman 10-9.3050Running100$100
88049Brian Ruhlman 10-10.1940Running100$100
91-813MMitchel Moles 4-6 Laps0DNF100$100
109-121HDallas Hewitt 2-8 Laps0DNF100$100
Last Chance Showdown 2 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+128MBrandon Mattox 100.00010Running0$0
24+244Wesley Smith 10-0.3790Running0$0
31-271BBraxton Cummings 10-1.5360Running0$0
45+12BChad Boespflug 10-3.4780Running100$100
53-25MJason McDougal 10-6.7430Running100$100
67+128Kory Schudy 10-7.2490Running100$100
76-10Steve Irwin 10-10.0180Running100$100
88016Anthony Nicholson 3-7 Laps0DNF100$100
99021WScotty Weir 0-10 Laps0DNF100$100
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifferencePoints
11039Shane Cottle Kokomo, IN0.00020
22012Robert Ballou Rocklin, CA-0.99318
34+120MThomas Meseraull San Jose, CA-1.79917
43-121SCarson Short Marion, IL-2.72014
56+113MMitchel Moles Raisin city, CA-4.15813
68+25MJason McDougal Broken Arrow, OK-6.51812
75-275Dustin Clark Washington, IN-7.6448
87-128Kory Schudy Battlefield, MO-7.9226
99021HDallas Hewitt Troy, OH-10.9624
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifferencePoints
11057BCole Bodine Rossville, IN0.00020
2204Justin Grant Ione, CA-0.42318
3305SChase Stockon Fort Branch, IN-1.4080
44020Alex Bright Collegeville, PA-3.82514
56+171BBraxton Cummings Bedford, IN-6.37913
67+117GPKyle Shipley Phoenix, AZ-9.12811
78+12BChad Boespflug Lebanon, IN-10.4709
85-315Carson Garrett Littleton, CO-11.7056
99021WScotty Weir Marion, IN-11.7054
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifferencePoints
12+166Shane Cockrum Benton, IL0.00021
24+213Brady Bacon Broken Arrow, OK-0.13520
31-25Logan Seavey Sutter, CA-0.23116
43-15GBriggs Danner Allentown, PA-1.00714
55033MMatt Westfall Pleasant Hill, OH-1.30112
66044Wesley Smith Nixa, MO-5.23910
78+10Steve Irwin Fenton, MI-9.5309
87-149Brian Ruhlman Clark Lake, MI-11.6896
9903KJeremy Kerzman Grey Eagle, MN-12.4844
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifferencePoints
12+121AZJake Swanson Anaheim, CA0.00021
24+277MC.J. Leary Greenfield, IN-1.98720
33024Landon Simon Indianapolis, IN-2.82416
41-36Mario Clouser Chatham, IL-3.85114
56+128MBrandon Mattox Cory, IN-5.96713
65-147Charles Davis JrBuckeye, AZ-7.62310
77057CJack Hoyer Frankfort, IN-16.9428
88016Anthony Nicholson Bartlett, TN-2.4466
Qualifying Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifferencePoints
1920MThomas Meseraull 16.5810.00010
2521SCarson Short 16.667-0.0869
3212Robert Ballou 16.748-0.1678
4839Shane Cottle 16.822-0.2417
5475Dustin Clark 16.935-0.3546
6113MMitchel Moles 17.001-0.4205
7628Kory Schudy 17.078-0.4974
835MJason McDougal 17.247-0.6663
9721HDallas Hewitt 17.643-1.0622
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifferencePoints
1920Alex Bright 16.9150.00010
225SChase Stockon 16.937-0.0220
334Justin Grant 16.961-0.0468
4757BCole Bodine 17.236-0.3217
5615Carson Garrett 17.417-0.5026
6471BBraxton Cummings 17.594-0.6795
7517GPKyle Shipley 17.616-0.7014
882BChad Boespflug 17.667-0.7523
9121WScotty Weir 17.667-0.7522
Qualifying Flight 3 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifferencePoints
1813Brady Bacon 16.6950.00010
235GBriggs Danner 16.804-0.1099
3566Shane Cockrum 16.894-0.1998
465Logan Seavey 17.078-0.3837
5733MMatt Westfall 17.237-0.5426
6244Wesley Smith 17.722-1.0275
7949Brian Ruhlman 17.941-1.2464
840Steve Irwin 18.113-1.4183
913KJeremy Kerzman 18.650-1.9552
Qualifying Flight 4 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifferencePoints
1177MC.J. Leary 16.8990.00010
2424Landon Simon 16.970-0.0719
3721AZJake Swanson 17.070-0.1718
456Mario Clouser 17.081-0.1827
5647Charles Davis Jr17.198-0.2996
6228MBrandon Mattox 17.215-0.3165
7857CJack Hoyer 18.858-1.9594
8316Anthony Nicholson 18.972-2.0733