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Sunshine Nationals
Volusia Speedway Park | Barberville, Florida
Thursday, January 19, 2023
Race Recap  

DOUBLING DOWN: Devin Moran Wins 2023 World of Outlaws Late Models Opener

Devin Moran wasted no time proving his new venture with Double Down Motorsports would be a winning combination.

In his first race driving for car-owner Roger Sellers, the Dresden, OH driver thundered to the lead past Tim McCreadie on Lap 20 and held on to win the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Season opener Thursday night at Volusia Speedway Park.

However, Sunshine Nationals wasn’t only the debut of Moran’s new team but also his return to the #99—a number his dad drove throughout his Late Model career.

“All smiles tonight,” Moran said. “The 99 is back. I really hope this is going to be a long-term thing with me and Roger.”

McCreadie stormed to the lead when the 25-lap CASE Construction Equipment Feature began, quickly pulling away from outside pole-sitter Chris Madden.

The Watertown, NY driver built up more than a half-straightaway lead before the caution flew for Jordan Koehler on Lap 9.

That’s when Moran’s climb to the lead began, as he powered past Nick Hoffman and Madden to pull into second on Lap 10, setting his sights on McCreadie.

As “T-Mac” worked through slower traffic, he got loose in Turn 4 on Lap 19, allowing Moran to close within inches of his spoiler.

From there, Moran’s momentum propelled his Longhorn Chassis underneath McCreadie in Turn 1, as he slid in front of McCreadie’s nose to take the lead for good in Turn 2 on Lap 20.

Moran held on for the final six laps to score his 10th career World of Outlaws triumph—one worth $8,000.

“This track was just really tricky tonight,” Moran said. “I just went in there and did what I thought I could do to get by [McCreadie]. I felt like I was pretty clear. I don’t know if I was or not.

“But Timmy is a really good racer, and I drove hard when I got by him because I was sure he was on my heels.”

McCreadie crossed the line second after leading the first 19 laps. He said tire choice played a factor in the handling of his car later in the race.

“We just got super tight in,” McCreadie said. “We had different tire combos than those guys ran. I kind of thought that was maybe the direction to go, but I thought, man, we should be OK. We ran the same right rear as we did in the Heat Race, but as the track kind of got a little shinier and broke open, I just got super tight.”

Tim McCreadie
Tim McCreadie settled for second after leading first 19 laps at Volusia Speedway Park/Jacy Norgaard photo

Chris Madden finished third—his second straight podium at Volusia Speedway Park.

Like McCreadie, the Gray Court, SC driver’s Rocket Chassis tightened up due to his tire choice.

“We tightened up a little bit too much tonight,” Madden said. “Just learning these tires here, I’d have done a little different tire combination, I think. I feel like we had a good long-run race car, but for a short 20 laps, we weren’t where we needed to be, and those guys were just a tick better.”

Ryan Gustin, from Marshalltown, IA, crossed the line fourth after starting 10th. An exciting three-wide pass on Lap 10 highlighted “The Reaper’s” rise to the front.

Gustin’s Rocket Chassis loosened in Turn 2, allowing Hudson O’Neal and Brian Shirley to pull even with him. That’s when he regained his momentum on the backstretch, setting his right rear on the cushion in Turns 3 and 4, moving past both drivers and Hoffman by the time they reached the flag stand.

The Iowa competitor said he had a good car but needed to be better during Qualifying.

Ryan Gustin
Ryan Gustin opened the season with a top 5 at Volusia Speedway Park/Jacy Norgaard photo

“The car was really good all night,” Gustin said. “We were just a little bit too tight there in Qualifying, and after that, I think we raced really good. We’ll get our Qualifying deal fixed tomorrow, and I think we’ll have a shot.”

Ricky Thornton Jr. rounded out the top five.

Four-time Series champion Brandon Sheppard finished 10th, earning Thursday’s Fox Factory Hard Charger after taking a provisional and starting 23rd.

Devin Moran only needed one race to find the winning combination for him and Roger Sellers at Double Down Motorsports. It’s a combination he hopes continues for a long time as the partnership thrives in its early stages.

“This is the perfect way to get it started,” Moran said.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws CASE Late Models return to action on Friday, Jan. 20, for night two of Sunshine Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. For Tickets: CLICK HERE.

If you can’t make it to the track, watch all the action live on DIRTVision – either online on with the DIRTVision App.

CASE Construction Equipment Feature (25 Laps): 1. 99-Devin Moran[3]; 2. 39-Tim McCreadie[1]; 3. 44-Chris Madden[2]; 4. 19R-Ryan Gustin[10]; 5. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[13]; 6. 8-Brian Shirley[9]; 7. 40B-Kyle Bronson[19]; 8. 9-Nick Hoffman[4]; 9. 1-Hudson O’Neal[7]; 10. B5-Brandon Sheppard[23]; 11. 111-Max Blair[8]; 12. 22*-Payton Freeman[20]; 13. 96V-Tanner English[24]; 14. 5-Mark Whitener[17]; 15. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr[5]; 16. 97-Cade Dillard[22]; 17. 28-Dennis Erb Jr[16]; 18. B1-Brent Larson[15]; 19. 20-Jimmy Owens[18]; 20. 1ST-Johnny Scott[21]; 21. 99B-Boom Briggs[25]; 22. 25-Shane Clanton[12]; 23. 11-Gordy Gundaker[26]; 24. 22-Will Roland[14]; 25. 32-Bobby Pierce[6]; 26. 114-Jordan Koehler[11] FOX FACTORY HARD CHARGER: Brandon Sheppard [+13]

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Results  
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
13+299Devin Moran 250.0006Running150$8,000
21-139Tim McCreadie 25-1.54419Running146$4,000
32-144Chris Madden 25-2.141Running144$3,000
410+619RRyan Gustin 25-3.035Running142$2,500
513+820RTRicky Thornton Jr.25-3.676Running140$2,000
69+38Brian Shirley 25-4.358Running138$1,800
719+1240BKyle Bronson 25-4.770Running136$1,600
84-49Nick Hoffman 25-5.809Running134$1,500
97-21Hudson O'Neal 25-6.227Running132$1,400
1023+13B5Brandon Sheppard 25-6.650Running130$1,300
118-3111Max Blair 25-6.658Running128$1,200
1220+822*Payton Freeman 25-7.615Running126$1,100
1324+1196VTanner English 25-8.025Running124$1,000
1417+35Mark Whitener 25-9.014Running122$950
155-1099JRFrank Heckenast Jr25-9.643Running120$925
1622+697Cade Dillard 25-10.720Running118$900
1716-128Dennis Erb Jr25-11.425Running116$875
1815-3B1Brent Larson 25-12.322Running114$850
1918-120Jimmy Owens 25-14.091Running112$825
2021+11STJohnny Scott 24-1 LapsRunning110$800
2125+499BBoom Briggs 23-2 LapsDNF108$0
2212-1025Shane Clanton 21-4 LapsDNF106$800
2326+311Gordy Gundaker 21-4 LapsDNF104$0
2414-1022Will Roland 21-4 LapsDNF104$800
256-1932Bobby Pierce 8-17 LapsDNF104$800
2611-15114Jordan Koehler 8-17 LapsDNF104$800
FOX Factory Hard Charger: Brandon Sheppard
Last Chance Showdown Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+15Mark Whitener 100.00010Running0$0
21-140BKyle Bronson 10-0.440Running0$0
3301STJohnny Scott 10-1.056Running0$0
46+258Scott Bloomquist 10-3.893Running100$125
57+211Gordy Gundaker 10-4.601Running0$0
69+300Kyle Hardy 10-6.012Running100$125
710+38SKyle Strickler 10-6.647Running100$125
88044FStewart Friesen 10-7.699Running100$125
911+276Blair Nothdurft 10-9.722Running100$125
1016+636Logan Martin 10-11.011Running100$125
1114+32Austin Kirkpatrick 10-13.783Running100$125
125-725BMike Benedum 10-17.250Running100$125
1313001Jason Garver 6-4 LapsDNF100$125
1412-299BBoom Briggs 6-4 LapsDNF0$0
1515054David Breazeale 0-10 LapsDNF100$0
164-127Ross Robinson 0-10 LapsDNS100$0
Last Chance Showdown 2 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
11020Jimmy Owens 100.00010Running0$0
25+322*Payton Freeman 10-0.629Running0$0
33097Cade Dillard 10-1.008Running0$0
46+2B5Brandon Sheppard 10-1.218Running0$0
54-112Ashton Winger 10-2.175Running100$125
67+118Chase Junghans 10-3.024Running100$125
79+289Jeff Choquette 10-4.067Running100$125
810+216Tyler Bruening 10-4.994Running100$125
911+211BStacy Boles 10-11.962Running100$125
1013+36SBlake Spencer 10-15.513Running100$125
1114+314WDustin Walker 10-19.375Running100$125
122-1030Todd Cooney 7-3 LapsDNF100$125
1315+27TDrake Troutman 4-6 LapsDNF100$125
148-696VTanner English 0-10 LapsDNF0$0
1512-310Garrett Smith 0-10 LapsDNS100$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+19Nick Hoffman 80.0008Running
21-132Bobby Pierce 8-2.122Running
3308Brian Shirley 8-2.507Running
44020RTRicky Thornton Jr.8-3.836Running
55040BKyle Bronson 8-5.020Running
6601STJohnny Scott 8-6.008Running
77025BMike Benedum 8-8.520Running
810+211Gordy Gundaker 8-9.042Running
99000Kyle Hardy 8-9.050Running
108-276Blair Nothdurft 8-10.734Running
1112+101Jason Garver 7-1 LapsRunning
1211-154David Breazeale 0-8 LapsDNF
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11044Chris Madden 80.0008Running
25+399JRFrank Heckenast Jr8-2.962Running
330114Jordan Koehler 8-4.762Running
440B1Brent Larson 8-5.083Running
59+45Mark Whitener 8-6.552Running
62-47Ross Robinson 8-2.547Running
77058Scott Bloomquist 8-7.437Running
86-244FStewart Friesen 8-7.608Running
912+38SKyle Strickler 8-8.359Running
108-299BBoom Briggs 8-9.846Running
1110-12Austin Kirkpatrick 8-11.388Running
1211-136Logan Martin 8-12.425Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11099Devin Moran 80.0008Running
23+11Hudson O'Neal 8-1.820Running
35+219RRyan Gustin 8-2.465Running
42-222Will Roland 8-3.346Running
54-120Jimmy Owens 8-4.937Running
68+297Cade Dillard 8-5.473Running
79+222*Payton Freeman 8-6.896Running
87-118Chase Junghans 8-7.493Running
96-389Jeff Choquette 8-8.331Running
1010011BStacy Boles 8-11.985Running
111106SBlake Spencer 8-14.228Running
121207TDrake Troutman 3-5 LapsDNF
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11039Tim McCreadie 80.0008Running
220111Max Blair 8-1.903Running
34+125Shane Clanton 8-3.470Running
43-128Dennis Erb Jr8-4.198Running
55030Todd Cooney 8-6.610Running
68+212Ashton Winger 8-7.609Running
76-1B5Brandon Sheppard 8-8.881Running
87-196VTanner English 8-9.172Running
99016Tyler Bruening 8-10.015Running
1010010Garrett Smith 8-11.567Running
1111014WDustin Walker 8-15.461Running
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
1832Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL15.5780.000
2544Chris Madden Gray Court, SC15.620-0.042
3149Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC15.645-0.067
4107Ross Robinson Georgetown, DE15.684-0.106
518Brian Shirley Chatham, IL15.744-0.166
623114Jordan Koehler Mount Airy, NC15.766-0.188
71620RTRicky Thornton Jr.Adel, IA15.808-0.230
811B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN15.848-0.270
9340BKyle Bronson Brandon, FL15.887-0.309
101999JRFrank Heckenast JrFrankfort, IL15.927-0.349
11221STJohnny Scott Las Cruces, NM15.928-0.350
12744FStewart Friesen Sprakers, NY15.952-0.374
131325BMike Benedum Salem, WV15.954-0.376
141858Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN15.955-0.377
152176Blair Nothdurft Renner, SD15.972-0.394
162499BBoom Briggs Bear Lake, PA15.985-0.407
17600Kyle Hardy Stephens City, VA16.127-0.549
18205Mark Whitener Middleburg, FL16.131-0.553
191511Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO16.244-0.666
20122Austin Kirkpatrick Charlotte, NC16.285-0.707
21954David Breazeale Four Corners, MS16.326-0.748
22236Logan Martin West Plains, MO16.331-0.753
231701Jason Garver Starke, FL16.333-0.755
2448SKyle Strickler Mooresville, NC16.333-0.755
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
1199Devin Moran Dresden, OH15.5070.000
21939Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY15.603-0.096
31722Will Roland Jasper, GA15.623-0.116
423111Max Blair Centerville, PA15.663-0.156
5161Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN15.732-0.225
62128Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL15.782-0.275
7520Jimmy Owens Newport, TN15.822-0.315
8625Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA15.867-0.360
91519RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA15.875-0.368
10930Todd Cooney Des Moines, IA15.900-0.393
111189Jeff Choquette Loxahatchee, FL15.903-0.396
122176Blair Nothdurft Renner, SD16.409-0.902
128B5Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL15.946-0.439
132218Chase Junghans Manhattan, KS15.960-0.453
14396VTanner English Benton, KY15.965-0.458
151097Cade Dillard Robeline, LA15.981-0.474
161812Ashton Winger Senoia, GA16.054-0.547
17222*Payton Freeman Commerce, GA16.071-0.564
181216Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA16.126-0.619
19711BStacy Boles Clinton, TN16.164-0.657
201410Garrett Smith Eatonton, GA16.263-0.756
21206SBlake Spencer St Augustine, FL16.408-0.901
221314WDustin Walker Polk, MO16.719-1.212
2347TDrake Troutman Hyndman, PA16.937-1.430
DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  

Sunshine Nationals
Thursday, January 19, 2023
Volusia Speedway Park
1500 East State Road 40
Barberville, Florida 32130 

Event Description
The World of Outlaws Late Model season will again kick off in the sunshine state again with DIRTcar Pro (604) and 602 Late Models — a true Late Model Palooza — before the historic DIRTcar Nationals!

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Late Model Series

Support Divisions
DIRTcar Pro Late Models, DIRTcar Late Models, 602 Late Models

To Win Amount
$8,000.00

Feature Laps Length
25

Event Schedule
Wednesday
1PM Pit Sales & Hauler Parking
6-9PM Practice

Thursday
11AM Pit Gates and Pit Sales
4PM Front Gate Opens & Ticket Sales Begin
5PM Hot Laps
7PM Opening Ceremonies

Friday
1PM Pit Gates and Pit Sales
4PM Front Gate Opens & Ticket Sales Begin
5PM Hot Laps
7PM Opening Ceremonies

Saturday
12PM Pit Gates and Pit Sales
3PM Front Gaste Opens & Ticket Sales Begin
4PM Hot Laps
5:30PM Opening Ceremonies

See Detailed Schedule
*All times Eastern

Ticket Options  
Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Options And Prices
TICKETS

Grandstand Type
Bleachers, Chairbacks

Handicapped Seating Location
All Handicap seating is the first rows of each section

Pit Age Requirement
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.

Parking Cost
General Parking Free

Handicapped Parking Location
Handicap parking spots available. All spots are first come first serve.

Camping Availability
electric hookup, non-electric, onsite, sanitary facility, showers

Camping Cost
$30 a day for dry camping, $80 for electric/water/sewer.

Frequently Asked Questions  
Support Divisions
DIRTcar Pro Late Models, DIRTcar Late Models, 602 Late Models

To Win Amount
$8,000.00

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
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
General Parking Free

Camping Availability
electric hookup, non-electric, onsite, sanitary facility, showers

Camping Cost
$30 a day for dry camping, $80 for electric/water/sewer.

Track Info  

Volusia Speedway Park
1500 East State Road 40
Barberville, Florida 32130 

Track Phone
(386) 985-4402

Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Track Email
[email protected]

Track Type
0.500; dirt oval

Sprint Car Track Record
12.569s by Paul McMahan on 2-10-11; 360 Sprint Car: 14.160 sec. by Brenham Crouch on Jan. 27, 2023; Non-Wing: 16.362s by Thomas Meseraull on Feb. 14, 2023

Late Model Track Record
Super: 15.100 sec. by Bobby Pierce on Jan. 19, 2024

Closest Airport
Daytona International Airport

Other Airport
Orlando Sanford

Pit Gate Location
East or West side of the Track.

Track Map
Competitor Info  
Competitor Downloads
 https://www.dirtcarmembers.com/downloads.php

Tire Rules
Must use the same set of 4 tires for Qualifying, Heat Races, and Last Chance Showdowns:
Left Rear/Fronts - Hoosier (90) NLMT1
Right Rear - Hoosier (92) NLMT2, (92) LM20
For the Feature, competitors may use 3 new tires:
Left Rear/Fronts - Hoosier (90) NLMT1, (90) NLMT2, (90) LM20, (90) NLMT3, (90) LM30
Right Rear - Hoosier (92) NLMT2, (92) LM20, (92) NLMT3, (92) LM30
*Grooving and Siping is allowed.
*Flat tire MUST be replaced with a used tire of the same compound and construction to retain starting position.


Competitor Info
REGISTRATION

COMPETITOR GUIDE FOR 602 and 604 LATE MODELS

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