Horsepower Happenings Speedweeks 411 - Week 1, Saturday

Sterling Heights, MI (Saturday, February 8, 2020) - For pavement fans, the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing got underway on Friday night at New Smyrna Speedway. In the Super Late Model feature, 15 year old Sammie Smith picked up the 35 lap feature win in his first start for Kyle Busch Motorsports. After a couple early cautions, Smith would drive away from the field and nab his first win of Florida Speedweeks. A late-race caution nearly threw a wrench into Nicholas Naugle’s domination of the Pro Late Model opener. However, Naugle held off Connor Mosack on the ensuing restart to score his first career win in the event. In the Florida Modified Division, Midland, Michigan’s Travis Eddy held off a late race charge from Wayne Parker to grab the win. Night #2 kicks off at 7:30 tonight.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series finally had their night at the DIRTcar Nationals. Donny Schatz would record his 295th World of Outlaws series win on friday night. A new level of fun that Schatz has committed to, showed throughout the night with Schatz winning his Drydene Heat Race and making a power move on the first lap of the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash to take the lead and win — giving him the pole for the 30-lap Feature.

Night four for the UMP Modifieds gave each competitor a chance at a “gator trophy”, with every driver running a feature event, at the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Bozard Ford on Friday at Volusia Speedway Park. In feature #1, Curt Spalding would drive away and pick up his gator. It would be the first ever DIRTcar Nationals feature win for the Watervliet, Michigan driver. In the remaining feature events, Christian Thomas, David Reutimann, and Jason Beaulieu would all pick up Gator Trophies and their first ever DIRTcar Nationals victories.

In what was the most exciting finish early in the 2020 season, and quite possibly the finish of the year, Mason Zeigler drove to the bottom in turns 3 & 4 and completed a last corner pass on Kyle Bronson to pick up the thrilling victory at East Bay Raceway Park, in the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series 50 lap feature event. The margin of victory for Zeigler, a mere 0.068 seconds.


Week 1 - Friday, February 7th


Wrisco Industries Winternationals Presented by Lucas Oil

East Bay Raceway Park

Unofficial Results

A-Main - 1. 25Z Mason Zeigler 2. 40B Kyle Bronson, 3. 1S Brandon Sheppard

B-Main #1 - 81E Tanner English

B-Main #2 - 21M Billy Moyer

B-Main #3 - 48 Colton Flinner

Strawberry Dash - 0K Freddie Carpenter

Heat Races - 1T Tyler Erb, 40B Kyle Bronson, 49 Jonathan Davenport, 1S Brandon Sheppard, 20 Jimmy Owens, 39 Tim McCreadie

Fast Qualifier - 1T Tyler Erb ( 14.504)

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Notes: Event Car Count - 58, A-Main Race Leaders - 3, Margin of Victory - 0.068 seconds


Volusia Speedway Park

Night of Features

DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

Unofficial Results

Feature #1 - 1. 5 Curt Spalding, 2. 35 David Stremme, 3. 8KS Kyle Strickler

Feature #2 - 1. 90 Jason Beaulieu, 2. 11H Spencer Hughes, 3. 77 Roy Bollinger

Feature #3 - 1. 7CT Christian Thomas, 2. 12L Lucas Lee, 3. A1 Gary Bentley

Feature #4 - 1. 00D David Reutimann, 2. 01 Bryce Nichols, 3. 11 Jesse Rupe

Full Race Results -

Notes: Event Car Count - 62, Four First Time Winners

World of Outlaws Sprint Cars

A-Main - 1. 15 Donny Schatz, 2. 1S Logan Schuchart, 3. 49 Brad Sweet

LCS - 5W Lucas Wolfe

Heat Races - 2M Kerry Madsen, 15 Donny Schatz, 14P Parker Price-Miller, 83 Daryn Pittman

Fast Qualifier - 41 David Gravel (13.015)

Full Race Results -

Notes: Lap Leaders - 2, Hard Charger - 17 Sheldon Haudenschild (+11)


Winter Dirt Games XI

USAC Midgets

Unofficial Results

A-Main - 1. 19 Tanner Thorson, 2. 89 Chris Windom, 3. 67 Buddy Kofoid

Heat Races - 5 Kevin Thomas Jr, 89 Chris Windom, 7BC Tyler Courtney

Fast Qualifier - 5 Kevin Thomas, Jr (13.901)

Full Race Results -

Notes: Event Car Count - 81, Hard Charger - 71 Zeb Wise (+6)


All-Tech Raceway Short Track Super Series Modifieds

Unofficial Results

A-Main - 1. Stewart Friesen, 2. Mat Williamson, 3. Matt Sheppard

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Unofficial Results

A-Main - 1.Steward Friesen, 2. Matt Williamson, 3. Anthony Perrego

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*Double-header due to rain


New Smyrna Speedway

Super Late Models

Unofficial Results

A-Main - 1. 51 Sammy Smith, 2. 12G Derek Griffith, 3. 9 Brad May

Fast Qualifier - 9 Brad May (17.642)

Full Race Results -

Notes: Event Car Count - 18

Pro Late Models

Unofficial Results

A-Main - 1. 08 Nicholas Naugle, 2. 28 Connor Mosack, 3. 50 Jett Noland

Fast Qualifier - 43 Daniel Dye (17.975)

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Unofficial Results

A-Main - 1. 78 Travis Eddy, 2. 1W Wayne Parker, 3. 15 Tank Tucker

Fast Qualifier - 1W Wayne Parker (18.549)

Full Race Results -


01 Bryce Nichols - Volusia Speedway Park, UMP Modifieds, 9th (LCS #3)

5 Curt Spalding - Volusia Speedway Park, UMP Modifieds, 16th (A-Main)

K19 Will Krup - Volusia Speedway Park, UMP Modifieds, 26th (A-Main)

19 Chad Bauer - Volusia Speedway Park, UMP Modifieds, 3rd (LCS #1)

24 Zeke McKenzie - Volusia Speedway Park, UMP Modifieds, 6th (A-Main)

49 Brian Ruhlman - Volusia Speedway Park, UMP Modifieds, 3rd (A-Main)

51 Hayden Sprague - New Smyrna Speedway, Pro Late Model, 7th

65 Todd Sherman - Volusia Speedway Park, UMP Modifieds, 5th (LCS #1)

78 Travis Eddy - New Smyrna Speedway, Modifieds, 1st


Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

World of Outlaws

USAC National Midgets

Short Track Super Series


Week 1 - Saturday, February 8th

Daytona Int' Speedway - ARCA Menards Series

⌚️ Racing 4:30

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East Bay Raceway Park - Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

⌚️ Hot Laps 5:30




Volusia Speedway Park - World of Outlaws Sprint Cars & DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

⌚️ Racing 7:00


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New Smyrna Speedway - World Series of Stock Car Racing

⌚️ Racing 7:30

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All-Tech Raceway - Short Track Super Series Modifieds

⌚️ Racing 5:30


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Bubba Raceway Park - USAC Midgets

⌚️ Racing 7:30


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