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DIRTcar Sunshine Nationals
Volusia Speedway Park | Barberville, Florida
Friday, January 19, 2024
Race Recap  

SUN KING: Devin Moran Captures World of Outlaws Opener at Volusia’s Sunshine Nationals 

The Dresden, OH driver scores his 12th career Series win, third straight at Sunshine Nationals

 Devin Moran has made Volusia Speedway Park his January home to package Feature wins with the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series. 

“The Mailman” delivered for the second year Friday night at the “World’s Fastest Half-Mile,” winning the Series’ season opener and picking up his third straight Sunshine Nationals Feature victory between 2023 and 2024. 

Polesitter Ethan Dotson, defending Series champion Bobby Pierce, Ricky Thornton Jr. and Moran traded positions in the top five through the first 12 laps of the 35-lap Feature race. 

When the race restarted after the Feature’s only caution flag, Dotson slid back to fifth place while Moran, Thornton, and Pierce kept battling for the lead. 

And while they battled, four-time Series champion Brandon Sheppard neared and knocked. The New Berlin, IL driver was on a mission, charging his way through the field from 16th, eager to bring his Longhorn Factory Team car to victory.  

After Moran claimed the lead with 10 laps to go in the Feature, Sheppard began to close in on the Dresden, OH driver, who was driving as hard as he could through the lap traffic in front. 

With that determination, Moran never relinquished the lead and crossed the line to win his first race of 2024.  

“I had to drive really hard,” Moran said. “I was really determined to win tonight. My guys worked really really hard all winter on making our car run really fast and we came out of the box proving it. It was a lot of fun and we zigged where we needed to and zagged when we had to, and life was good.” 

Sheppard came home second in his Sheppard Riggs Racing Longhorn Factory Team #B5 – earning the Fox Factory Hard Charger Award – with a car able to drive well on any lane of the half-mile surface. 

“(The Feature) was crazy honestly,” Sheppard said. “Right off the get-go, I knew I was pretty good as I pulled out alongside of the guys and I was able to roll around them. Throughout the race, I could enter high, exit low and enter low and exit high. I could run the middle, bottom, top wherever I needed to. So, the guys did a phenomenal job for giving me a really good race car there and we could put it where we wanted to.”  

Despite his own mistake of not applying enough helmet tear-offs for the Feature, Thornton was able to hang on for a spot on the podium.  

“I felt like we had a car capable of winning,” Thornton said. “The driver screwed up by not putting enough tear-offs on. I couldn’t see the second half of the race, but it is what it is. My own fault. The car was really good, the track turned out better than I thought than I think a lot of us thought it was going to. Hopefully (Volusia) will be racey again tomorrow and see what we got.” 

 Oakwood, IL’s Pierce – who started the night by winning the Simpson Quick Time Award and broke the Volusia Speedway Park track record with a lap time of 15.100 seconds – finished fourth after getting caught behind lap traffic – eliminating his chances for a podium. Last year’s DIRTcar Nationals Big Gator champion Tim McCreadie rounded out the night’s top five finishers.  

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws CASE Late Models go at one last time on Saturday, Jan. 20, at the fifth annual DIRTcar Sunshine Nationals. The Feature will be 40 laps, and $15,000-to-win. For tickets to Saturday, CLICK HERE 

If you can’t make it to the tracks, you can watch every World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model race live on DIRTVision 

CASE Late Model Feature (35 Laps): 1. 99-Devin Moran[5]; 2. B5-Brandon Sheppard[16]; 3. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[6]; 4. 32-Bobby Pierce[2]; 5. 39-Tim McCreadie[12]; 6. 174-Ethan Dotson[1]; 7. 17M-Dale McDowell[4]; 8. 97-Cade Dillard[11]; 9. 111-Max Blair[8]; 10. 44-Chris Madden[10]; 11. 9-Nick Hoffman[15]; 12. 16-Tyler Bruening[14]; 13. 1-Hudson O’Neal[19]; 14. 19R-Ryan Gustin[13]; 15. 28-Dennis Erb Jr[26]; 16. 10-Garrett Smith[17]; 17. 18D-Daulton Wilson[7]; 18. 99B-Boom Briggs[20]; 19. 5-Mark Whitener[24]; 20. 40B-Kyle Bronson[25]; 21. 89-Mike Spatola[9]; 22. 19-Dustin Sorensen[21]; 23. 97C-Cody Overton[27]; 24. B1-Brent Larson[28]; 25. 30-Todd Cooney[29]; 26. 20-Jimmy Owens[22]; 27. 14W-Dustin Walker[30]; 28. 7-Drake Troutman[23]; 29. 157-Mike Marlar[3]; 30. 3S-Brian Shirley[18] 


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Feature Results
15+499Devin Moran 00.000Running150$12,000
216+14B5Brandon Sheppard 0-0.720Running146$6,000
36+320RTRicky Thornton Jr.0-1.953Running144$4,000
42-232Bobby Pierce 0-4.301Running142$3,250
512+739Tim McCreadie 0-5.556Running140$3,000
61-5174Ethan Dotson 0-6.214Running138$2,750
74-317MDale McDowell 0-7.087Running136$2,500
811+397Cade Dillard 0-7.123Running134$2,300
98-1111Max Blair 0-8.499Running132$2,200
1010044Chris Madden 0-9.152Running130$2,100
1115+49Nick Hoffman 0-9.892Running128$2,000
1214+216Tyler Bruening 0-10.304Running126$1,800
1319+61Hudson O'Neal 0-11.453Running124$1,600
1413-119RRyan Gustin 0-12.472Running122$1,500
1526+1128Dennis Erb Jr0-13.260Running120$1,300
1617+110Garrett Smith 0-17.987Running118$1,200
177-1018DDaulton Wilson 0-21.572Running116$1,100
1820+299BBoom Briggs 01.153Running114$1,000
1924+55Mark Whitener 00.262Running112$1,000
2025+540BKyle Bronson 0-1.182Running110$1,000
219-1289Mike Spatola 0-2.841Running108$1,000
2221-119Dustin Sorensen 0-3.615Running106$1,000
2327+497CCody Overton 0-4.240Running104$1,000
2428+4B1Brent Larson 0-5.222Running104$1,000
2529+430Todd Cooney 0-6.637Running104$1,000
2622-420Jimmy Owens 0-7.941Running104$1,000
2730+314WDustin Walker 0-6.426Running104$1,000
2823-57Drake Troutman 0103.695Running104$1,000
293-26157Mike Marlar 0222.591Running104$1,000
3018-123SBrian Shirley 0570.290Running104$1,000
FOX Factory Hard Charger: Brandon Sheppard
Last Chance Showdown Results
1101Hudson O'Neal 00.000Running0$0
22020Jimmy Owens 0-1.564Running0$0
34+17RRoss Robinson 0-3.080Running100$0
43-16JRParker Martin 0-3.589Running100$0
58+3B1Brent Larson 0-4.727Running0$0
65-176Blair Nothdurft 0-5.515Running100$0
76-117SSBrenden Smith 0-6.850Running100$0
812+4388Jackson Hise 0-8.587Running100$0
990214Haiden Cowan 0-9.376Running100$0
1013+31JJason Papp 0-10.294Running100$0
1111022PNick Panitzke 0-11.010Running100$0
127-525BMike Benedum 08.852Running100$0
1310-351Mack McCarter 0173.478Running100$0
Last Chance Showdown 2 Results
11099BBoom Briggs 00.000Running0$0
2207Drake Troutman 0-1.067Running0$0
34+130Todd Cooney 0-4.649Running0$0
49+528Dennis Erb Jr0-6.321Running0$0
55028BCarson Brown 0-9.341Running100$0
610+411BStacy Boles 0-10.185Running100$0
713+697TMitch Thomas 043.315Running100$0
86-223David Breazeale 0223.035Running100$0
93-611Austin Smith 0223.035DNS100$0
107-325Donnie Chappell 0223.035DNS100$0
118-312WAshton Winger 0223.035DNS100$0
1211-114JRTrey Mills 0223.035DNS100$0
1312-133Jeff Mathews 0223.035DNS100$0
Last Chance Showdown 3 Results
11019Dustin Sorensen 00.000Running0$0
24+25Mark Whitener 0-2.379Running0$0
38+520TCTristan Chamberlain 0-6.199Running100$0
412+801Jason Garver 0-7.989Running100$0
59+479Kyle Bryant 0-8.979Running100$0
610+497CCody Overton 0-11.035Running0$0
77081JJack Riggs 0-14.243Running100$0
85-322Daniel Hilsabeck 015.345Running100$0
96-340BKyle Bronson 073.205Running0$0
102-896VTanner English 0127.871Running100$0
113-822*Max McLaughlin 0127.871Running100$0
1211-114WDustin Walker 0127.871DNS0$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11099Devin Moran 00.000Running
24+218DDaulton Wilson 0-1.300Running
33019RRyan Gustin 0-2.776Running
45+11Hudson O'Neal 0-3.483Running
58+36JRParker Martin 0-9.279Running
62-476Blair Nothdurft 0-9.991Running
76-125BMike Benedum 0-10.850Running
89+1214Haiden Cowan 0-11.391Running
97-222PNick Panitzke 0-12.162Running
101001JJason Papp 0-7.866Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
110157Mike Marlar 00.000Running
24+289Mike Spatola 0-2.378Running
3309Nick Hoffman 0-4.158Running
42-220Jimmy Owens 0-5.622Running
56+17RRoss Robinson 0-7.535Running
65-117SSBrenden Smith 0-8.313Running
78+1B1Brent Larson 0-9.147Running
87-151Mack McCarter 0-11.224Running
990388Jackson Hise 0-13.351Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
13+2174Ethan Dotson 00.000Running
24+297Cade Dillard 0-0.761Running
32-110Garrett Smith 0-3.115Running
45+199BBoom Briggs 0-4.804Running
57+211Austin Smith 0-10.622Running
69+328BCarson Brown 0-11.215Running
76-125Donnie Chappell 0-12.152Running
81-728Dennis Erb Jr0109.099Running
98-114JRTrey Mills 0109.099Running
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11032Bobby Pierce 00.000Running
220111Max Blair 0-2.092Running
34+116Tyler Bruening 0-3.356Running
43-17Drake Troutman 0-6.776Running
56+130Todd Cooney 0-7.623Running
68+223David Breazeale 0-8.665Running
75-212WAshton Winger 0-8.943Running
87-111BStacy Boles 0-10.959Running
99033Jeff Mathews 0-11.771Running
1010097TMitch Thomas 0-12.946Running
Heat 5 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11020RTRicky Thornton Jr.00.000Running
22044Chris Madden 0-2.596Running
330B5Brandon Sheppard 0-3.150Running
44019Dustin Sorensen 0-4.508Running
56+122*Max McLaughlin 0-6.042Running
67+122Daniel Hilsabeck 0-9.097Running
75-281JJack Riggs 0-12.428Running
88079Kyle Bryant 0-13.168Running
99014WDustin Walker 0-13.941Running
Heat 6 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11017MDale McDowell 00.000Running
22039Tim McCreadie 0-0.510Running
36+33SBrian Shirley 0-4.255Running
43-196VTanner English 0-4.336Running
5505Mark Whitener 0-5.812Running
64-240BKyle Bronson 0-6.381Running
78+120TCTristan Chamberlain 0-8.124Running
87-197CCody Overton 0-9.478Running
99001Jason Garver 0-9.834Running
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
12899Devin Moran Dresden, OH15.2280.000
214157Mike Marlar Winfield, TN15.394-0.166
32028Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL15.424-0.196
4676Blair Nothdurft Renner, SD15.466-0.238
51620Jimmy Owens Newport, TN15.469-0.241
61310Garrett Smith Eatonton, GA15.470-0.242
7919RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA15.494-0.266
8179Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC15.494-0.266
927174Ethan Dotson Bakersfield, CA15.528-0.300
102518DDaulton Wilson Fayetteville, NC15.536-0.308
111289Mike Spatola Manhattan, IL15.598-0.370
12197Cade Dillard Robeline, LA15.600-0.372
13231Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN15.709-0.481
141517SSBrenden Smith Dade City, FL15.722-0.494
151899BBoom Briggs Bear Lake, PA15.734-0.506
16225BMike Benedum Salem, WV15.736-0.508
17217RRoss Robinson Georgetown, DE15.792-0.564
181925Donnie Chappell St. Augustine, FL15.797-0.569
191122PNick Panitzke Lonsdale, MN15.820-0.592
202451Mack McCarter Gatlinburg, TN15.931-0.703
212611Austin Smith Rome, GA15.956-0.728
2246JRParker Martin Miledgeville, GA15.994-0.766
233B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN16.000-0.772
24514JRTrey Mills St. Augustine, FL16.110-0.882
257214Haiden Cowan Rincon, GA16.173-0.945
2622388Jackson Hise Ocala, FL16.295-1.067
27828BCarson Brown Moseley, VA16.599-1.371
28101JJason Papp Palm Bay, FL18.591-3.363
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
11032Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL15.1000.000
22220RTRicky Thornton Jr.Adel, IA15.330-0.230
32317MDale McDowell Chickamauga, GA15.434-0.334
417111Max Blair Centerville, PA15.463-0.363
5844Chris Madden Gray Court, SC15.475-0.375
6339Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY15.490-0.390
7167Drake Troutman Hyndman, PA15.545-0.445
818B5Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL15.556-0.456
92496VTanner English Benton, KY15.598-0.498
101916Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA15.600-0.500
112619Dustin Sorensen Rochester, MN15.608-0.508
122740BKyle Bronson Brandon, FL15.611-0.511
131512WAshton Winger Senoia, GA15.682-0.582
14981JJack Riggs NOLENSVILLE, TN15.818-0.718
15145Mark Whitener Middleburg, FL15.827-0.727
162030Todd Cooney Des Moines, IA15.853-0.753
17222*Max McLaughlin , 15.856-0.756
18253SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL15.859-0.759
19611BStacy Boles Clinton, TN15.869-0.769
202122Daniel Hilsabeck Earlham, IA15.978-0.878
21497CCody Overton Evans, GA16.017-0.917
221123David Breazeale Four Corners, MS16.017-0.917
23579Kyle Bryant Navarre, FL16.018-0.918
24720TCTristan Chamberlain Richmond, IN16.072-0.972
251333Jeff Mathews Brandon, FL16.105-1.005
261214WDustin Walker Polk, MO16.517-1.417
272801Jason Garver Starke, FL16.522-1.422
28197TMitch Thomas Oakland, MD17.009-1.909
Hot Laps Results
15020RTRicky Thornton Jr.Adel, IA15.3050.000
23832Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL15.382-0.077
3533SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL15.612-0.307
44312WAshton Winger Senoia, GA15.622-0.317
53644Chris Madden Gray Court, SC15.675-0.370
64922Daniel Hilsabeck Earlham, IA15.686-0.381
75296VTanner English Benton, KY15.767-0.462
85117MDale McDowell Chickamauga, GA15.772-0.467
946B5Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL15.773-0.468
105540BKyle Bronson Brandon, FL15.835-0.530
11425Mark Whitener Middleburg, FL15.837-0.532
124830Todd Cooney Des Moines, IA15.889-0.584
132899Devin Moran Dresden, OH15.944-0.639
145419Dustin Sorensen Rochester, MN15.953-0.648
153411BStacy Boles Clinton, TN15.964-0.659
163923David Breazeale Four Corners, MS15.989-0.684
17447Drake Troutman Hyndman, PA16.013-0.708
18231Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN16.060-0.755
193520TCTristan Chamberlain Richmond, IN16.069-0.764
202518DDaulton Wilson Fayetteville, NC16.080-0.775
214014WDustin Walker Polk, MO16.222-0.917
2245111Max Blair Centerville, PA16.278-0.973
2314157Mike Marlar Winfield, TN16.281-0.976
243022*Max McLaughlin , 16.325-1.020
253781JJack Riggs NOLENSVILLE, TN16.345-1.040
261310Garrett Smith Eatonton, GA16.387-1.082
272028Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL16.422-1.117
283139Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY16.446-1.141
29179Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC16.452-1.147
30217RRoss Robinson Georgetown, DE16.556-1.251
315601Jason Garver Starke, FL16.556-1.251
3227174Ethan Dotson Bakersfield, CA16.589-1.284
332997TMitch Thomas Oakland, MD16.612-1.307
343379Kyle Bryant Navarre, FL16.620-1.315
351289Mike Spatola Manhattan, IL16.722-1.417
36919RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA16.777-1.472
371899BBoom Briggs Bear Lake, PA16.973-1.668
38197Cade Dillard Robeline, LA16.996-1.691
391122PNick Panitzke Lonsdale, MN17.267-1.962
401517SSBrenden Smith Dade City, FL17.336-2.031
412611Austin Smith Rome, GA17.346-2.041
421925Donnie Chappell St. Augustine, FL17.497-2.192
433297CCody Overton Evans, GA17.598-2.293
44101JJason Papp Palm Bay, FL17.735-2.430
452451Mack McCarter Gatlinburg, TN17.785-2.480
4622388Jackson Hise Ocala, FL17.831-2.526
477214Haiden Cowan Rincon, GA18.126-2.821
4846JRParker Martin Miledgeville, GA18.288-2.983
49514JRTrey Mills St. Augustine, FL18.292-2.987
50225BMike Benedum Salem, WV18.504-3.199
514716Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA18.594-3.289
52676Blair Nothdurft Renner, SD18.763-3.458
533B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN19.428-4.123
54828BCarson Brown Moseley, VA19.428-4.123
554133Jeff Mathews Brandon, FL19.428-4.123
561620Jimmy Owens Newport, TN19.428-4.123
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Event Info  

DIRTcar Sunshine Nationals
Friday, January 19, 2024
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 Crate Racin' USA DIRTcar Pro (604) Late Models 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

To Win Amount

Feature Laps Length

Event Schedule
9AM Pit Pass Sales Begin
10AM Pit Gates Open, Hauler Load-In
3:45PM Front Gate Opens & Ticket Sales Begin
4PM Hot Laps
6PM Opening Ceremonies

1PM Pit Gates and Pit Sales
3:45PM Front Gate Opens & Ticket Sales Begin
4PM Hot Laps
6PM Opening Ceremonies

12PM Pit Gates and Pit Sales
3PM Front Gate Opens & Ticket Sales Begin
4PM Hot Laps
6PM Opening Ceremonies

See Detailed Schedule
*All times Eastern

Ticket Options  
Options And Prices
3-Day General Admission Package: $80
3 Day Reserved Package: $90
3-Day Premium Reserved Package: $100
Single Day General Admission: $30
Single Day Reserved: $35
Single Day Premium Reserved: $40

4-Day Pit Pass Combo – Member: $120 / Non-Member: $135
3-Day Pit Pass Combo – Member: $100 / Non-Member: $115
2-Day Pit Pass Combo – Member: 65 / Non-Member: $75
Single Day Pit Pass – Wednesday: $25
Single Day Pit Pass – Thursday, Friday, and Saturday – Member: $35 / Non-Member: $40

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  
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
Competitor Info  
Competitor Downloads

Tire Rules
Left Front Tire: Hoosier (Open)
Left Rear & Right Front Tire: Hoosier (90) NLMT2, (90) NLMT3
Right Rear Tire: Hoosier (92) NLMT2, (92) NLMT3

**Grooving and siping will be allowed.**


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