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Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals
Volusia Speedway Park | Barberville, Florida
Friday, February 16, 2024
Race Recap  

SLIDE FOR LIFE: Devin Moran Holds Off Madden, Pierce for $16,000 Payday

Moran picks up his second DIRTcar Nationals gator after holding off Chris Madden and Bobby Pierce


Devin Moran continues to deliver for Double Down Motorsports at Volusia Speedway Park, adding a second Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals golden gator to the package.

Friday night saw the Dresden, OH driver win his second World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models Feature in 2024 after a race that saw him fend off a tough field of 28 Late Models in a 40-lap Feature.

Bilstein Pole Award winner Cade Dillard led the field to the green with Moran on the outside. Dillard took the lead off of Turn 2 to control the first quarter of the 40-lap Feature.

On Lap 14, the Robeline, LA driver jumped the cushion on Turn 2 and lost his momentum, with Moran behind to take the lead from the #97.

Moran used the high line to keep his lead, but it was never safe as Gray Court, SC’s Chris Madden, and DIRTcar Nationals Big Gator points leader Bobby Pierce stayed in check with Moran as they navigated lap traffic.

While “The Mailman” used the high line for most of the Feature, Pierce and Madden used a mix of the high and low lines to find some ground to gain on Moran. Madden retained second, closing the gap on Moran as the laps got closer to the finish.

A caution with two laps to go stacked the field for a heart-pumping battle to the end. Madden tried everything he had in his #44 to get around Moran, even using the bottom line Thursday night’s winner Nick Hoffman used to beat Madden.

On the final lap, Moran had a tire go over the cushion, giving Madden one last gasp to win. Madden swung low, attempting to slide past the #99 to the line. Moran kept his foot on the gas through Turns 3-4 to cross the twin checkered flags as the night’s winner.

Devin Moran and Bobby Pierce (Trent Gower)

“Cade messed up behind that lapped car and jumped the cushion,” Moran said. “So I knew I had to take advantage of it when I did the slide for life. I felt like it was so slick through the middle tonight. Just got by (Cade) and held on from there. I knew Bobby was in second and was railing that top. I actually saw my dad telling me to run slider line and once I did that through one and two, I was way better. Bobby and Chris were good tonight, we just edged them out.”

Madden came home second after fighting constantly for space and an opportunity to get around the #99. Though it never came to fruition, Madden is happy with how his car drove in the grueling 40 laps.

“It was a great race and great race track,” Madden said. “It finally came around there toward the end of the race and was able to move around instead of being wide open up on the top. Tonight, the goal was to start and have a really good race and we finally had a line going and was able to keep up top and mount a challenge and then the caution waved. 

“Thanks to everybody that makes this happen, Volusia Speedway Park, everyone that makes this happen, and we’ll keep it going.”

Pierce finished the night in third, hoping to have back his Heat race in which he lost to Moran on the last lap and last corner.

“The track was really good,” Pierce said. “I think it had a bottom out there I was making it work a lot out till the water puddles were getting splashed around. After that, the top got to be the best lane again and we kinda had to ride there. It was a good race though. I think they figured out the race track once the week was getting towards the end here. 

“We’ve had a fast car and it makes us want to keep racing here more. I feel like I was right there with the win tonight if I wouldn’t have messed up in the Heat race, catching that lapped car and getting passed in the final corner. That’s probably did us in tonight.”

Centerville, PA’s Max Blair earned the FOX Factory Hard Charger award after a twelve-place grind to come home in fourth place. Current World of Outlaws CASE Late Models points leader Brandon Sheppard finished the night with a top-five finish.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws CASE Late Models make their final 2024 appearance in the Sunshine State with the finale to the Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals on Saturday, Feb. 17. The night will crown the champion of the week-long Big Gator points championship in a 40-lap, $16,000 finale Feature. For more information and tickets, visit 

If you can’t make it to the track, watch every lap live on DIRTVision – available either online or through the DIRTVision App.


CASE Late Model Feature (40 Laps): 

  1. 99-Devin Moran[2]; 2. 44-Chris Madden[4]; 3. 32-Bobby Pierce[7]; 4. 111-Max Blair[16]; 5. B5-Brandon Sheppard[9]; 6. 16-Tyler Bruening[6]; 7. 1-Hudson O’Neal[12]; 8. 5-Mark Whitener[11]; 9. 76-Blair Nothdurft[13]; 10. 3S-Brian Shirley[19]; 11. 97-Cade Dillard[1]; 12. 97C-Cody Overton[17]; 13. 19R-Ryan Gustin[20]; 14. 20-Jimmy Owens[18]; 15. 28-Dennis Erb Jr[15]; 16. 19-Dustin Sorensen[26]; 17. B1-Brent Larson[23]; 18. 30-Todd Cooney[24]; 19. 18D-Daulton Wilson[14]; 20. 114-Jordan Koehler[10]; 21. 22*-Max McLaughlin[27]; 22. 6JR-Parker Martin[28]; 23. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[8]; 24. 9-Nick Hoffman[5]; 25. 66C-Mason Zeigler[21]; 26. 14W-Dustin Walker[25]; 27. 17M-Dale McDowell[22]; 28. 157-Mike Marlar[3]
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Feature Results
12+199Devin Moran 400.00026Running150$16,000
24+244Chris Madden 40-0.267Running146$8,000
316+13111Max Blair 40-1.419Running144$3,875
49+5B5Brandon Sheppard 40-2.157Running142$3,500
56+116Tyler Bruening 40-2.471Running140$3,125
612+61Hudson O'Neal 40-2.554Running138$2,750
711+45Mark Whitener 40-4.019Running136$2,550
813+576Blair Nothdurft 40-4.622Running134$2,400
919+103SBrian Shirley 40-5.260Running132$2,250
101-997Cade Dillard 40-5.46514Running130$2,100
1117+697CCody Overton 40-6.019Running128$1,900
1220+819RRyan Gustin 40-6.038Running126$1,700
1318+520Jimmy Owens 40-6.403Running124$1,625
1415+128Dennis Erb Jr40-7.043Running122$1,500
1526+1119Dustin Sorensen 40-7.180Running120$1,425
1623+7B1Brent Larson 40-7.918Running118$1,350
1724+730Todd Cooney 40-8.181Running116$1,250
1814-418DDaulton Wilson 40-9.256Running114$1,250
1910-9114Jordan Koehler 40-9.301Running112$1,250
2027+722*Max McLaughlin 40-15.215Running110$1,250
2128+76JRParker Martin 39-1 LapsRunning108$1,250
228-1420RTRicky Thornton Jr.21-19 LapsDNF106$1,250
235-189Nick Hoffman 21-19 LapsDNF104$1,250
2421-366CMason Zeigler 18-22 LapsDNF104$1,250
2525014WDustin Walker 11-29 LapsDNF104$1,250
2622-417MDale McDowell 10-30 LapsDNF104$1,250
273-24157Mike Marlar 0-40 LapsDNF104$1,250
287-2132Bobby Pierce 40-1.109DQ0$0
FOX Factory Hard Charger: Max Blair
Last Chance Showdown Results
11097CCody Overton 100.00010Running0$0
24+23SBrian Shirley 10-0.679Running0$0
33066CMason Zeigler 10-1.894Running100$0
42-218Chase Junghans 10-3.229Running100$0
510+599TDylan Thompson 10-3.438Running100$0
65-189Mike Spatola 10-4.239Running100$0
714+722Daniel Hilsabeck 10-4.288Running100$0
812+419Dustin Sorensen 10-4.666Running0$0
98-11TTyler Erb 10-5.237Running100$0
109-114JRJason Fitzgerald 10-8.191Running100$0
117-425Mike Benedum 10-8.939Running100$0
126-611Austin Smith 3-7 LapsDNF100$0
1311-240BKyle Bronson 0-10 LapsDNF100$0
1415+16JRParker Martin 0-10 LapsDNF0$0
1513-27Drake Troutman 0-10 LapsDNS100$0
1616012Ashton Winger 0-10 LapsDNS100$0
Last Chance Showdown 2 Results
11020Jimmy Owens 100.000Running0$0
24+219RRyan Gustin 10-1.363Running0$0
32-117MDale McDowell 10-1.479Running100$0
43-139Tim McCreadie 10-2.057Running100$0
59+422*Max McLaughlin 10-3.967Running0$0
65-1B1Brent Larson 10-5.281Running0$0
77023David Breazeale 10-5.322Running100$0
812+417ZSeth Zacharias 10-7.085Running100$0
911+220TCTristan Chamberlain 10-8.258Running100$0
1015+51ZLogan Zarin 10-8.977Running100$0
116-530Todd Cooney 4-6 LapsDNF0$0
128-4174Ethan Dotson 4-6 LapsDNF100$0
13130B2Brian Booze 4-6 LapsDNF100$0
1410-44Amanda Robinson 3-7 LapsDNF100$0
1514-114WDustin Walker 0-10 LapsDNF0$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11044Chris Madden 90.0009Running
22016Tyler Bruening 9-1.321Running
34+1B5Brandon Sheppard 9-1.746Running
43-176Blair Nothdurft 9-2.521Running
511+697CCody Overton 9-3.614Running
67+166CMason Zeigler 9-4.369Running
710+389Mike Spatola 9-4.993Running
812+425Mike Benedum 9-5.306Running
99014JRJason Fitzgerald 9-5.562Running
106-440BKyle Bronson 7-2 LapsDNF
115-67Drake Troutman 6-3 LapsDNF
128-46JRParker Martin 0-9 LapsDNF
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11097Cade Dillard 80.0008Running
2209Nick Hoffman 8-1.277Running
3305Mark Whitener 8-4.354Running
44028Dennis Erb Jr8-5.320Running
55018Chase Junghans 8-5.908Running
67+13SBrian Shirley 8-7.196Running
76-111Austin Smith 8-9.803Running
89+11TTyler Erb 8-10.393Running
912+399TDylan Thompson 8-10.645Running
1011+119Dustin Sorensen 8-11.719Running
118-322Daniel Hilsabeck 8-12.354Running
1210-212Ashton Winger 2-6 LapsDNF
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+199Devin Moran 80.0001Running
21-132Bobby Pierce 8-0.2077Running
330114Jordan Koehler 8-3.293Running
44018DDaulton Wilson 8-4.117Running
55020Jimmy Owens 8-5.175Running
67+139Tim McCreadie 8-6.319Running
79+2B1Brent Larson 8-8.264Running
810+223David Breazeale 8-9.310Running
96-322*Max McLaughlin 8-9.927Running
1012+220TCTristan Chamberlain 8-10.458Running
11110B2Brian Booze 8-12.626Running
128-41ZLogan Zarin 8-17.627Running
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
110157Mike Marlar 80.0008Running
23+120RTRicky Thornton Jr.8-0.717Running
34+11Hudson O'Neal 8-3.197Running
45+1111Max Blair 8-5.320Running
56+117MDale McDowell 8-6.591Running
62-419RRyan Gustin 8-7.792Running
77030Todd Cooney 8-9.503Running
880174Ethan Dotson 8-9.956Running
910+14Amanda Robinson 8-11.409Running
109-117ZSeth Zacharias 8-12.945Running
1111014WDustin Walker 8-16.732Running
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
1944Chris Madden Gray Court, SC15.5650.000
2297Cade Dillard Robeline, LA15.572-0.007
3616Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA15.656-0.091
4219Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC15.750-0.185
5476Blair Nothdurft Renner, SD15.814-0.249
6235Mark Whitener Middleburg, FL15.825-0.260
724B5Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL15.834-0.269
8828Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL15.877-0.312
937Drake Troutman Hyndman, PA15.892-0.327
101218Chase Junghans Manhattan, KS15.901-0.336
11540BKyle Bronson Brandon, FL15.929-0.364
121111Austin Smith Rome, GA16.017-0.452
131666CMason Zeigler Chalk Hill, PA16.020-0.455
14133SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL16.031-0.466
15226JRParker Martin Miledgeville, GA16.078-0.513
162022Daniel Hilsabeck Earlham, IA16.084-0.519
17114JRJason Fitzgerald Middleburg, FL16.101-0.536
18151TTyler Erb New Waverly, TX16.112-0.547
191489Mike Spatola Manhattan, IL16.147-0.582
201712Ashton Winger Senoia, GA16.153-0.588
211897CCody Overton Evans, GA16.284-0.719
221919Dustin Sorensen Rochester, MN16.453-0.888
231025Mike Benedum Salem, WV16.599-1.034
24799TDylan Thompson Paducah, KY16.608-1.043
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
11432Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL15.5130.000
21157Mike Marlar Winfield, TN15.554-0.041
3499Devin Moran Dresden, OH15.595-0.082
4919RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA15.597-0.084
52114Jordan Koehler Mount Airy, NC15.602-0.089
61120RTRicky Thornton Jr.Adel, IA15.624-0.111
71918DDaulton Wilson Fayetteville, NC15.723-0.210
8101Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN15.764-0.251
91520Jimmy Owens Newport, TN15.794-0.281
108111Max Blair Centerville, PA15.797-0.284
111222*Max McLaughlin , 15.850-0.337
122217MDale McDowell Chickamauga, GA15.876-0.363
132039Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY15.927-0.414
141630Todd Cooney Des Moines, IA16.061-0.548
15181ZLogan Zarin Moon Twp., PA16.111-0.598
1613174Ethan Dotson Bakersfield, CA16.157-0.644
176B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN16.167-0.654
18717ZSeth Zacharias Oswego, NY16.241-0.728
192123David Breazeale Four Corners, MS16.289-0.776
2054Amanda Robinson , 16.315-0.802
2123B2Brian Booze Greencastle, PA16.445-0.932
221714WDustin Walker Polk, MO16.474-0.961
23320TCTristan Chamberlain Richmond, IN16.474-0.961
Hot Laps Results
124B5Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL15.9800.000
2219Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC16.094-0.114
31712Ashton Winger Senoia, GA16.238-0.258
4226JRParker Martin Miledgeville, GA16.333-0.353
51919Dustin Sorensen Rochester, MN16.352-0.372
6235Mark Whitener Middleburg, FL16.437-0.457
7799TDylan Thompson Paducah, KY16.490-0.510
8017ZSeth Zacharias Oswego, NY16.576-0.596
91666CMason Zeigler Chalk Hill, PA16.592-0.612
10944Chris Madden Gray Court, SC16.639-0.659
11616Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA16.703-0.723
121897CCody Overton Evans, GA16.708-0.728
1337Drake Troutman Hyndman, PA16.721-0.741
14151TTyler Erb New Waverly, TX16.725-0.745
15133SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL16.732-0.752
161218Chase Junghans Manhattan, KS16.776-0.796
171025Mike Benedum Salem, WV16.792-0.812
18540BKyle Bronson Brandon, FL16.849-0.869
19828Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL16.850-0.870
20297Cade Dillard Robeline, LA17.031-1.051
211489Mike Spatola Manhattan, IL17.086-1.106
22476Blair Nothdurft Renner, SD17.095-1.115
232022Daniel Hilsabeck Earlham, IA17.288-1.308
241111Austin Smith Rome, GA17.559-1.579
25114JRJason Fitzgerald Middleburg, FL18.007-2.027
Lock-In Hot Laps Results
114+1332Bobby Pierce 00.000Running0$0
220+1839Tim McCreadie 0-0.163Running0$0
311+820RTRicky Thornton Jr.0-0.178Running0$0
49+519RRyan Gustin 0-0.329Running0$0
54-199Devin Moran 0-0.339Running0$0
619+1318DDaulton Wilson 0-0.386Running0$0
72-5114Jordan Koehler 0-0.393Running0$0
813+5174Ethan Dotson 0-0.463Running0$0
922+1317MDale McDowell 0-0.549Running0$0
108-2111Max Blair 0-0.581Running0$0
111-10157Mike Marlar 0-0.586Running0$0
1215+320Jimmy Owens 0-0.642Running0$0
1310-31Hudson O'Neal 0-0.665Running0$0
1421+723David Breazeale 0-0.733Running0$0
155-104Amanda Robinson 0-0.747Running0$0
1618+21ZLogan Zarin 0-0.801Running0$0
173-1420TCTristan Chamberlain 0-0.918Running0$0
1816-230Todd Cooney 0-0.962Running0$0
1917-214WDustin Walker 0-1.326Running0$0
206-14B1Brent Larson 0-1.493Running0$0
2123+2B2Brian Booze 0-1.604Running0$0
2212-1022*Max McLaughlin 0-3.355Running0$0
237-1617ZSeth Zacharias 015.490DNS0$0
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Event Info  

Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals
Friday, February 16, 2024
Volusia Speedway Park
1500 East State Road 40
Barberville, Florida 32130 

Event Description
Kick off the racing season with two full weeks of racing in Florida at the World's Fastest Half-Mile, Volusia Speedway Park!

Week 1: World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and DIRTcar UMP Modifieds
Week 2: World of Outlaws Late Models, DIRTcar Late Models, Super DIRTcar Series, USAC Non-Wing Sprint Cars

World of Outlaws Sprint Cars & Late Models: $12K, $12K, $20K to win!

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Late Model Series

Support Divisions
Super DIRTcar Series

To Win Amount

Event Schedule
1PM Pit Gates open
4PM Grandstand Gates open
5:30PM Hot Laps/Qualifying
6:50PM Opening Ceremonies
Racing to follow

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*All times Eastern

Event Hashtag

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Ticket Options  
Options And Prices

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
Single Day Dry Camp $30
Single Day Water/Electric $75 (Special Event $80)
Single Day Full Hook Up $100
Weekend Dry Camp $60
Weekend Electric/Water $150
Weekend Full Hook Up $200

Frequently Asked Questions  
Support Divisions
Super DIRTcar Series

To Win Amount

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.


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
Single Day Dry Camp $30
Single Day Water/Electric $75 (Special Event $80)
Single Day Full Hook Up $100
Weekend Dry Camp $60
Weekend Electric/Water $150
Weekend Full Hook Up $200

Track Info  

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

Track Phone
(386) 985-4402

Track Email
[email protected]

Track Size

Track Type
D-shaped 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
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