Horsepower Happenings Speedweeks 411 - Week 2, Sunday

Sterling Heights, MI - Make it three wins in-a-row now for Volusia Speedway Park’s newest success story, Jimmy Owens. The Tennessean came into the 49th DIRTcar Nationals presented by Bozard Ford without ever seeing Victory Lane at the facility but left with three gator trophies on Saturday night to show for his efforts across the four World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series shows. Two-time and defending Series champion Brandon Sheppard successfully defended his 2019 Big Gator title with finishes of first, second, first, sixth, fourth, and fifth over the six nights of 2020 Late Model week for his second career DIRTcar Nationals championship. With those consistent finishes, Sheppard also retains his position atop the World of Outlaws points standings.

When the sun rose and heated up the Florida air Saturday morning, only 50 laps on The World’s Fastest Half-Mile were all that separated Gypsum Racing’s Larry Wight from his third DIRTcar Nationals presented by Bozard Ford Big Gator Championship. Wight needed to finish fifteenth or better to prevent teammate Billy Decker from taking it for himself. Fortunately for the No. 99L, Wight finished sixth sandwiched between Decker in fifth and his other teammate Pat Ward in Championships are often won in the shop as well as the race track and the Gypsum Racing team knows that well.

Brady Bacon took no chances on his cool down lap following Saturday night’s USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Winter Dirt Games XI victory at Bubba Raceway Park. Following a mishap during his heat race that saw him drop from a surefire win to having to transfer through the semi in order to qualify for the feature, Bacon was once again the class of the field, driving from 9th to 1st to capture his second consecutive series main event win in as many nights at the 3/8-mile D-shaped dirt track in Ocala, Fla. All the meanwhile, the Broken Arrow, Oklahoma native was adamant to make sure a victory wasn’t going to slip through his fingers twice in one night. SPEEDWEEKS 2020 RACE RESULTS

Week 2 - Saturday, February 15th


New Smyrna Speedway

Super Late Models

Unofficial Results

A-Main - 1. 91 Tyler Majeski, 2. 9 Brad May, 3. 21 Jesse Love

Fast Qualifier - 26 Bubba Pollard (17.494)

Full Race Results -

Event Car Count - 22


Unofficial Results

A-Main - 1. 78 Travis Eddy, 2. 112 Augie Grill, 3. 51 Zac Knowles

Full Race Results -

Event Car Count - 12


Volusia Speedway Park

Unofficial Results

A-MAIN – 1. 20-Jimmy Owens 2. 7 Ricky Weiss, 3. 40B Kyle Bronson

Hard Charger: 0M Chris Madden (+12)

LCS #1 - 1. 3S Brian Shirley

LCS #2 - 1. 97 Cade Dillard

Heat Races - 7 Ricky Weiss, 20 Jimmy Owens, 29V Darrell Lanigan, 8 Kyle Strickler

Fast Qualifier - 0 Scott Bloomquist (15.769)

Full Race Results -

Notes: Event Car Count - 45


Volusia Speedway Park

Unofficial Results

Feature - 1.88 Mat Williamson, 2. 98H Jimmy Phelps, 3. 9S Matt Sheppard

Hard Charger: 20 Brett Hearn [+12]

Fast Qualifier : 9S Matt Sheppard (17.561)

LCS #1 - 30-Ronnie Watson

Full Race Results -

Notes: Event Car Count - 32


Bubba Raceway Park

A-Main - 1. 69 Brady Bacon, 2. 19 Chris Windom , 3. 19AZ Logan Seavey

LCQ - 69 Brady Bacon

Heat Races - 19AZ Logan Seavey, 36D Dave Darland, 6P Chris Phillips

Fast Qualifier - 1 CJ Leary (13.845)

Full Race Results -

Hard Charger - Brady Bacon (+8)


East Bay Raceway Park

A-Main - 1. 87 Aaron Reutzel, 2. M1 Mark Smith, 3. 4 Terry McCarl

B-Main #1 - 22G Johnny Gilbertson

B-Main #2 - 28 Tim Shaffer

Heat Races - 47 Eric Riggins, Jr, 14B Brett Wright, 47H Dale Howard, 6 Dustin Gates, 4S Danny Smith

Full Race Results -


7C Phil Gressman - East Bay Raceway Park, 360 Sprints - 12th (B-Main #1)

8 Jay Steinebach - East Bay Raceway Park, 360 Sprints - 13th (B-Main #1)

27 Brad Lamberson - East Bay Raceway Park, 360 Sprints - 10th (B-Main #1)

28M Conner Morrell - East Bay Raceway Park, 360 Sprints - 9th (B-Main #1)

47X Dylan Westbrook - East Bay Raceway Park, 360 Sprints - 5th (A-Main)

71H Ryan Ruhl - East Bay Raceway Park, 360 Sprints - 7th (B-Main #1)

78 Travis Eddy - New Smyrna Raceway, Modifieds - 1st (A-Main)


King of 360s

Super DIRTcar Modifieds

World of Outlaws Late Models

USAC Sprint Cars


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