Sunshine Nationals
Volusia Speedway Park | Barberville, FL
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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DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  

Sunshine Nationals
January 18, 2023 to January 21, 2023
Volusia Speedway Park
1500 East State Road 40
Barberville, FL 

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
602 Late Models, DIRTcar Late Models, World of Outlaws Late Model Series, DIRTcar Pro Late Models

Sprint Car Track Record
12.569s by Paul McMahan on 2-10-11; 360 Sprint Car: 14.909 sec. by Brandon Grubaugh on Dec. 2, 2022; Non-Wing: 16.559s by Steve Kinser on 2-9-81

Late Model Track Record
Super: 15.507s by Devin Moran on 1-19-23; 602: 17.904s by Jensen Ford on 1-20-23; 604: 17.018s by Trever Taylor on 1-18-20

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

Frequently Asked Questions  
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
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. Battle in Barberville and Southern Sprint Car Shootout will be Weekend camping. $30 Dry Camping (General), $75 Electric/Water (Reserved), $100 Electric/Water/Sewer (Executive). (no hook-ups available for DIRTcar Nationals)

Closest Airport
Daytona International Airport

Other Airport
Orlando Sanford

Track Info  

Volusia Speedway Park
1500 East State Road 40
Barberville, FL 

Track Phone
(386) 985-4402

Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Track Email
[email protected]

Track Size & Type
0.500; dirt oval

Sprint Car Track Record
12.569s by Paul McMahan on 2-10-11; 360 Sprint Car: 14.909 sec. by Brandon Grubaugh on Dec. 2, 2022; Non-Wing: 16.559s by Steve Kinser on 2-9-81

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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