Sunshine Nationals
Volusia Speedway Park | Barberville, FL
Friday, January 20, 2023
Race Recap  

DEVIN’S DÉJÀ VU: Devin Moran Scores Second Consecutive Sunshine Nationals Win at Volusia

Devin Moran delivered history Friday night at Volusia Speedway Park.

The Dresden, OH native became the first driver to win two Sunshine Nationals Features with the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series, sweeping the first two nights of the season-opening event.

Moran said he could only describe his perfect start with one word: Awesome.

“I said we could only go downhill from here last night, but the ship ain’t sinking yet,” Moran said. “My guys have been working their butts off, working really hard, and doing everything they can to provide me with a good race car.”

Devin Moran's Longhorn Chassis
Devin Moran sits in Victory Lane for the 2nd straight night at Volusia Speedway Park/ Jacy Norgaard photo

“The Mailman” started third in the 25-lap Feature as Ricky Thornton Jr. and Rookie of the Year contender Nick Hoffman traded the lead in front of him.

However, a caution on Lap 8 for Mark Whitener gave Moran a chance to battle for the lead.

Restarting on the outside lane, Moran nosed ahead of Ricky Thornton Jr. down the front stretch and then closed in on Hoffman.

Using a similar move that got him the win over Tim McCreadie Thursday night, Moran thundered underneath Hoffman in Turn 4, sliding his spoiler across the Mooresville, NC driver’s nose and using that momentum to lead Lap 8 by inches.

Those inches were all he needed, as a caution for Jimmy Owens slowed the field for the second time on Lap 9, giving Moran a lead he wouldn’t relinquish.

Devin Moran and Nick Hoffman
Devin Moran swings to the outside as he chases Nick Hoffman/ Jacy Norgaard photo

Moran said that caution was crucial in scoring his 11th career Series win—one worth $8,000.

“I really didn’t know if we completed a lap or not,” Moran said. “I was praying that we did. I saw the [scoreboard] say 99, then 9, so I kind of assumed we did. I knew [Hoffman] wouldn’t make a mistake twice on that restart, so I’m glad we took advantage of it when we did.”

Tim McCreadie crossed the line behind Moran, charging to second from his seventh starting position. The Watertown, NY driver said he thought his chances for victory dwindled after he lost a few spots on a restart.

“I thought being on the outside on the restart was the way to be,” McCreadie said. “Off of [Turn 4] (Kyle) Strickler pushed and shut down, it got me shut down and got (Chris) Madden back beside me. We all went into Turn 1, and all three of us kind of made mistakes, and (Max Blair) got by all of us, and I kind of got hung out to dry.

“Then, the yellow came out, and it’s just kind of a racing deal. But that one full row back for the next start one lap later, it just took me a little while to get by the guys. I thought maybe I could scoop on the restart.”

Tim McCreadie
Tim McCreadie charged from 7th to 2nd/ Jacy Norgaard photo

Thornton grabbed the podium’s final spot and his second top five of the weekend.

After leading the race’s first lap, the Adel, IA driver said his car was too tight on the outside.

“You never want to start on the pole and run third,” Thornton said. “Overall, we had a really good night, won our [Heat Race], and qualified well. I was pretty good in the [Feature]. I was just a little too tight to run the outside like I needed to.”

Hoffman, the rookie of the race, finished fourth—his best-career World of Outlaws finish.

Despite falling back a few spots, he said he feels closer to scoring his first career Series win.

“I’m one or two adjustments away from now a fourth-place car to a winning car,” Hoffman said. “I’m just building a notebook, and I feel like we’re really close. I was able to kind of momentum around while I was in the lead. Then, that cushion got so far around where I was getting too tight to get to it, and I was really scared I was going to end up blowing through it.

“I was a little conservative, but I probably should’ve started doing that slider line in Turns 1 and 2 a little earlier, and maybe that would’ve helped me.”

Chris Madden rounded out the top five—his third straight top-five finish at Volusia Speedway Park.

After two races, the Gray Court, SC driver has an eight point lead in the Series standings over Hoffman and Brian Shirley.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws CASE Late Models return to Volusia Speedway Park on Saturday, Jan. 21 for the 50-lap, $20,000-to-win Sunshine Nationals finale. For Tickets: CLICK HERE

CASE Construction Equipment Feature (25 Laps): 1. 99-Devin Moran[3]; 2. 39-Tim McCreadie[7]; 3. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[1]; 4. 9-Nick Hoffman[2]; 5. 44-Chris Madden[5]; 6. 8-Brian Shirley[11]; 7. B5-Brandon Sheppard[15]; 8. 40B-Kyle Bronson[18]; 9. 19R-Ryan Gustin[20]; 10. 8S-Kyle Strickler[4]; 11. 28-Dennis Erb Jr[9]; 12. 16-Tyler Bruening[8]; 13. 111-Max Blair[6]; 14. 11-Gordy Gundaker[14]; 15. 1ST-Johnny Scott[13]; 16. 96V-Tanner English[21]; 17. 32-Bobby Pierce[28]; 18. 18-Chase Junghans[16]; 19. 25-Shane Clanton[22]; 20. 22*-Payton Freeman[25]; 21. 97-Cade Dillard[26]; 22. 99B-Boom Briggs[24]; 23. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr[23]; 24. B1-Brent Larson[17]; 25. 18D-Daulton Wilson[19]; 26. 20-Jimmy Owens[27]; 27. 5-Mark Whitener[10]; 28. 10-Garrett Smith[12] Fox Factory Hard Charger: Ryan Gustin [+11]

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Results  
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
13+299Devin Moran 250.00018Running150$8,000
27+539Tim McCreadie 25-0.779Running146$4,000
31-220RTRicky Thornton Jr.25-1.1791Running144$3,000
42-29Nick Hoffman 25-4.4746Running142$2,500
55044Chris Madden 25-5.227Running140$2,000
611+58Brian Shirley 25-8.696Running138$1,800
715+8B5Brandon Sheppard 25-8.712Running136$1,600
818+1040BKyle Bronson 25-9.423Running134$1,500
920+1119RRyan Gustin 25-9.677Running132$1,400
104-68SKyle Strickler 25-10.300Running130$1,300
119-228Dennis Erb Jr25-10.542Running128$1,200
128-416Tyler Bruening 25-10.718Running126$1,100
136-7111Max Blair 25-11.764Running124$1,000
1414011Gordy Gundaker 25-12.595Running122$950
1513-21STJohnny Scott 25-13.166Running120$925
1621+596VTanner English 25-14.556Running118$900
1728+1132Bobby Pierce 25752.937Running116$125
1816-218Chase Junghans 25-17.074Running114$850
1922+325Shane Clanton 25-18.531Running112$825
2025+522*Payton Freeman 24-1 LapsRunning110$800
2126+597Cade Dillard 24-1 LapsRunning108$800
2224+299BBoom Briggs 24-1 LapsRunning106$800
2323099JRFrank Heckenast Jr24-1 LapsRunning104$800
2417-7B1Brent Larson 24-1 LapsRunning104$800
2519-618DDaulton Wilson 10-15 LapsDNF104$800
2627+120Jimmy Owens 8-17 LapsDNF104$125
2710-175Mark Whitener 7-18 LapsDNF104$800
2812-1610Garrett Smith 7-18 LapsDNF104$800
Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
11018DDaulton Wilson 100.00010Running0$0
23+125Shane Clanton 10-1.935Running0$0
35+230Todd Cooney 10-5.415Running100$125
44076Blair Nothdurft 10-6.030Running100$125
52-358Chris Ferguson 10-8.129Running100$125
67+136Logan Martin 10-10.656Running100$125
76-112Ashton Winger 10-11.660Running100$125
89+181JJack Riggs 10-14.398Running100$125
98-125BMike Benedum 10-16.335Running100$125
101007TDrake Troutman 0-10 LapsDNS100$0
Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown 2 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
11019RRyan Gustin 100.00010Running0$0
25+399JRFrank Heckenast Jr10-1.048Running0$0
36+31Hudson O'Neal 10-3.767Running100$125
42-220Jimmy Owens 10-5.746Running0$0
53-244FStewart Friesen 10-8.123Running100$125
64-222Will Roland 10-8.461Running100$125
7702Austin Kirkpatrick 10-10.327Running100$125
88011BStacy Boles 10-13.805Running100$125
910+114WDustin Walker 10-20.250Running100$125
109-16SBlake Spencer 0-10 LapsDNS100$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11044Chris Madden 80.0008Running
22039Tim McCreadie 8-0.445Running
34+11STJohnny Scott 8-4.184Running
43-118DDaulton Wilson 8-5.826Running
55025Shane Clanton 8-5.839Running
67+130Todd Cooney 8-8.818Running
76-136Logan Martin 8-9.618Running
88081JJack Riggs 8-11.904Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
110111Max Blair 80.0008Running
22028Dennis Erb Jr8-2.034Running
330B5Brandon Sheppard 8-3.230Running
46+258Chris Ferguson 8-4.031Running
54-176Blair Nothdurft 8-5.288Running
67+112Ashton Winger 8-6.043Running
75-225BMike Benedum 8-8.657Running
8807TDrake Troutman 2-6 LapsRunning
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+19Nick Hoffman 80.0001Running
21-18Brian Shirley 8-0.6857Running
330B1Brent Larson 8-1.123Running
45+119RRyan Gustin 8-3.028Running
56+144FStewart Friesen 8-4.035Running
64-299JRFrank Heckenast Jr8-4.418Running
7702Austin Kirkpatrick 8-7.639Running
8806SBlake Spencer 0-8 LapsDNS
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+120RTRicky Thornton Jr.80.0008Running
21-116Tyler Bruening 8-0.839Running
35+211Gordy Gundaker 8-3.561Running
44020Jimmy Owens 8-3.811Running
53-222Will Roland 8-5.306Running
67+11Hudson O'Neal 8-6.589Running
76-111BStacy Boles 8-8.459Running
88014WDustin Walker 8-10.514Running
Heat 5 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
13+28SKyle Strickler 80.0008Running
25+35Mark Whitener 8-3.783Running
36+318Chase Junghans 8-4.218Running
42-296VTanner English 8-5.362Running
58+322*Payton Freeman 8-5.786Running
64-299BBoom Briggs 8-6.345Running
77000Kyle Hardy 8-6.662Running
81-732Bobby Pierce 0-8 LapsDNS
Heat 6 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11099Devin Moran 80.0008Running
22010Garrett Smith 8-1.715Running
33040BKyle Bronson 8-2.328Running
44097Cade Dillard 8-3.604Running
55054David Breazeale 8-6.310Running
67+189Jeff Choquette 8-6.806Running
78+101Jason Garver 8-10.255Running
86-2114Jordan Koehler 8-12.516Running
My Place Hotels Qualifying Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
11144Chris Madden Gray Court, SC15.8120.000
212111Max Blair Centerville, PA15.859-0.047
3148Brian Shirley Chatham, IL15.861-0.049
4239Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY15.931-0.119
5528Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL15.937-0.125
6159Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC15.966-0.154
72218DDaulton Wilson Fayetteville, NC16.001-0.189
817B5Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL16.015-0.203
97B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN16.037-0.225
10131STJohnny Scott Las Cruces, NM16.041-0.229
11976Blair Nothdurft Renner, SD16.049-0.237
122199JRFrank Heckenast JrFrankfort, IL16.050-0.238
132425Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA16.084-0.272
141625BMike Benedum Salem, WV16.127-0.315
15319RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA16.134-0.322
162036Logan Martin West Plains, MO16.160-0.348
172358Chris Ferguson Mt. Holly, NC16.242-0.430
18644FStewart Friesen Sprakers, NY16.324-0.512
191030Todd Cooney Des Moines, IA16.597-0.785
201812Ashton Winger Senoia, GA16.624-0.812
21192Austin Kirkpatrick Charlotte, NC16.687-0.875
22881JJack Riggs NOLENSVILLE, TN16.715-0.903
2317TDrake Troutman Hyndman, PA16.977-1.165
2446SBlake Spencer St Augustine, FL16.977-1.165
My Place Hotels Qualifying Flight 2 Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
1816Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA15.8130.000
21532Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL15.835-0.022
31299Devin Moran Dresden, OH15.951-0.138
42020RTRicky Thornton Jr.Adel, IA15.984-0.171
52296VTanner English Benton, KY16.014-0.201
61810Garrett Smith Eatonton, GA16.020-0.207
7122Will Roland Jasper, GA16.035-0.222
868SKyle Strickler Mooresville, NC16.039-0.226
91940BKyle Bronson Brandon, FL16.056-0.243
10320Jimmy Owens Newport, TN16.092-0.279
111099BBoom Briggs Bear Lake, PA16.221-0.408
121497Cade Dillard Robeline, LA16.294-0.481
132111Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO16.299-0.486
14175Mark Whitener Middleburg, FL16.382-0.569
152454David Breazeale Four Corners, MS16.383-0.570
152358Chris Ferguson Mt. Holly, NC17.333-1.520
16411BStacy Boles Clinton, TN16.384-0.571
171618Chase Junghans Manhattan, KS16.487-0.674
1813114Jordan Koehler Mount Airy, NC16.551-0.738
1921Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN16.612-0.799
20700Kyle Hardy Stephens City, VA16.627-0.814
202218DDaulton Wilson Fayetteville, NC17.671-1.858
212389Jeff Choquette Loxahatchee, FL16.659-0.846
212425Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA17.745-1.932
221114WDustin Walker Polk, MO16.833-1.020
23522*Payton Freeman Commerce, GA17.107-1.294
24901Jason Garver Starke, FL17.524-1.711
28159Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC18.858-3.045
29528Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL19.056-3.243
301812Ashton Winger Senoia, GA19.119-3.306
31976Blair Nothdurft Renner, SD19.222-3.409
32192Austin Kirkpatrick Charlotte, NC19.319-3.506
33644FStewart Friesen Sprakers, NY19.402-3.589
34239Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY19.534-3.721
3517TDrake Troutman Hyndman, PA20.217-4.404
36148Brian Shirley Chatham, IL20.631-4.818
371144Chris Madden Gray Court, SC20.733-4.920
381030Todd Cooney Des Moines, IA21.173-5.360
39881JJack Riggs NOLENSVILLE, TN21.199-5.386
407B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN21.400-5.587
412036Logan Martin West Plains, MO21.944-6.131
4212111Max Blair Centerville, PA22.001-6.188
4317B5Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL22.025-6.212
4446SBlake Spencer St Augustine, FL22.097-6.284
451625BMike Benedum Salem, WV22.108-6.295
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, World of Outlaws Late Model Series, DIRTcar Pro Late Models, DIRTcar Late Models

Sprint Car Track Record
12.569s by Paul McMahan on 2-10-11; Non-Wing: 16.559s by Steve Kinser on 2-9-81

Late Model Track Record
Super: 15.645s by Tim McCreadie on 2-14-18; 602: 17.948s by Bud Chancey on 1-14-21; 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; 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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