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Horsepower Happenings Speedweeks 411 - Week 2, Thursday

Sterling Heights, MI - Just when it looked like Mark Whitener was going to win his first World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Feature on Wednesday night at Volusia Speedway Park, he and Brandon Overton started slamming into each other from Turn 2 to Turn 4, leaving a lane for Dennis Erb Jr. and Brandon Sheppard to claim the lead with eight laps to go.

Erb was glued to the bottom, Sheppard blasted the top side. Erb’s groove proved to be just enough to edge Sheppard at the line by the blink of an eye. But following the Victory Lane celebration, Erb did not bring his car to postrace inspection as required, forcing officials to penalize him to last place and award Sheppard the victory, his first of the season. It was Sheppard’s second victory during this week’s DIRTcar Nationals presented by Bozard Ford.

Brett “The Jet” Hearn started on the pole, but it was Larry Wight, from Phoenix, NY, who lit the afterburners and squeezed between the No. 20 and the front stretch wall for the victory. The defending DIRTcar Nationals presented by Bozard Ford champion is white-hot at The World’s Fastest Half-Mile Volusia Speedway Park. The No. 99 Gypsum Racing Big Block Modified has now graced Victory Lane at Volusia two out of the last four races at the speedway.


Week 2 - Wednesday, February 12th


Volusia Speedway Park

World of Outlaws Late Models

Unofficial Results

A-Main - 1. 1 Brandon Sheppard, 2. 29V Darrell Lanigan, 3. 14 Josh Richards

LCS #1 - 97 Cade Dillard

LCS #2 - 0M Chris Madden

LCS #3 - 99B Boom Briggs

Heat Races - 157 Mike Marlar, 20 Jimmy Owens, 5 Mark Whitener, 28 Dennis Erb, 76 Brandon Overton, 39 Tim McCreadie

Fast Qualifier - 157 Mike Marlar (16.422)

Full Race Results - worldofoutlaws.com

Notes: Event Car Count - 54

Super DIRTcar Modifieds

Unofficial Results

A-Main - 1. 99L Larry Wight, 2. 44 Stewart Friesen, 3. 88 Mat Williamson

LCS #1 - 42P Pat Ward

Heat Races - 88 Mat Williamson, 44 Stewart Friesen, 25R Erick Rudolph, 7 Rick Laubach

Fast Qualifier - 88 Mat Williamson

Full Race Results - superdirtcarseries.com

Winter Dirt Games XI

Bubba Raceway Park

Fastest Overall Practice - 19 Chris Windom, 2. 69 Brady Bacon, 3. 9K Kevin Thomas Jr

Full Results - usacracing.com


New Smyrna Speedway

Super Late Models

Unofficial Results

A-Main - 1. 51N Stephen Nasse, 2. 12G Derek Griffith, 3. 21 Jesse Love

Fast Qualifier - 21 Jesse Love (17.894)

Full Race Results - newsmyrnaspeedway.org

Notes: Event Car Count - 20

Tour Type Modifieds

Unofficial Results

A-Main - 1. 92 Anthony Nocella, 2. 60 Matt Hirschman, 3. 21 Jimmy Blewett

Fast Qualifier - 60 Matt Hirschman (17.267)

Full Race Results - newsmyrnaspeedway.org


Unofficial Results

A-Main - 1. 26 Bill Burba, 2. 112 Augie Grill, 3. 51 Zac Knowles

Full Race Results - newsmyrnaspeedway.org


51 Hayden Sprague - New Smyrna Speedway, Pro Late Model - 4th

78 Travis Eddy - New Smyrna Speedway, Modifieds - 5th


World of Outlaws

Super DIRTcar Modifieds


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Week 1 - Thursday, February 13th

Daytona Int' Speedway - NASCAR Cup Series

⌚️ Racing 7:00

📺 Fox Sports 1

🌐 nascar.com

Volusia Speedway Park - World of Outlaws Late Models & Super DIRTcar Modifieds

⌚️ Racing 7:00

📺 dirtvision.com

⏱️ race-monitor.com 📱 mobile app

🌐 dirtcarnationals.com

East Bay Raceway - 360 Winter Nationals

⌚️ Racing 7:00

📺 floracing.com

⏱️ race-monitor.com 📱 mobile app

🌐 ebrp.co

Bubba Raceway Park - USAC Sprint Cars

⌚️ Racing 7:30

📺 floracing.com

⏱️ race-monitor.com 📱 mobile app

🌐 usacracing.com

New Smyrna Speedway - World Series of Stock Car Racing

⌚️ Racing 7:30

📺 NBC Sports Gold - Track Pass

⏱️ race-monitor.com 📱 mobile app

🌐 newsmyrnaspeedway.org