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Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals
Volusia Speedway Park | Barberville, Florida
Saturday, February 11, 2023
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HISTORIC NIGHT: McFadden Scores Roth's 100th World of Outlaws Win at Volusia, First for TRD; Schuchart Claims Big Gator

Danny Lasoski brought Dennis Roth his first World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory in 1998. Twenty-five years later at Volusia Speedway Park, James McFadden gave the legendary Sprint Car owner 100 wins with The Greatest Show on Dirt.

McFadden helped Roth reach the rare triple-digit win territory Sunday night at the Barberville, FL half mile, leading all 30 laps of the $16,000-to-win Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals finale.

It was his sixth World of Outlaws triumph and made him the 11th different driver to win multiple Series races with Roth Motorsports after winning his first with the team at Lakeside Speedway in 2022.

Along with Roth’s new milestone, the win also announced the beginnings of a new chapter in the sport’s history. It marked the first World of Outlaws victory for the Toyota Racing Development’s 410 Engine.

“I’m glad I’m talking up here this time of the year and not like last year,” McFadden said. “Obviously, a milestone night for us, for the team. Obviously, Dennis and Teresa Roth have put a lot into this deal over the years, and to be the guy to get 100 is pretty special. This car has been on the road for 25, 26 years, and to get that 100th win for them I know how much it means to them. I can’t thank them enough for the opportunity to drive that car. It’s a privilege.

“To win for Toyota, obviously they’re super new into the sport, and to get an Outlaw win for them is unbelievable. Hopefully, that’s a sign of things to come for the rest of the year.”

After winning the Toyota Dash, McFadden lined up on the pole of the 30-lap Feature and flexed his muscle early on. The Alice Springs, NT native jumped out to a solid lead ahead of Brad Sweet.

As the leaders navigated traffic before the halfway mark, McFadden’s advantage held steady, but after the cross flags signaled halfway home, the action intensified. Sweet brought the Kasey Kahne Racing #49 to within a few car lengths of McFadden as the traffic thickened. Behind him, Spencer Bayston closed in.

As a battle for the lead appeared the be brewing, the race’s first caution flew with 12 laps remaining. An incident between Carson Macedo, Jacob Allen, and David Gravel – who was leading the DIRTcar Nationals standings heading into the Feature – gave McFadden a clear track.

With the strides the Roth crew had made with the car over the course of the night, a wide-open racetrack made it nearly impossible for the competition to have a chance.

“I felt like our balance was fine, but we just didn’t have speed,” McFadden said of the struggles they combatted in February. “So, Brent (Ventura) just tweaked some shocks and a bar change here or there and nothing drastic, but with these guys, you can’t be throwing sticks at it every time you hit the track, so we just fine tune it every time we hit the track, and that was the best I’ve felt in Volusia in a few years.”

James McFadden
James McFadden Dominated the DIRTcar Nationals finale (Trent Gower Photo)

McFadden drove away in the final laps as a war broke out for the podium spots behind him. Sweet was forced to fend off a hard charging Brian Brown, Logan Schuchart, and others as McFadden cruised away, ultimately taking the checkered flag with a 1.668 second advantage over Sweet.

McFadden noted that he and the team have approached 2023 with a fresh mindset, one that appears to be working as he navigates his third full year with the World of Outlaws.

“My goal this year was to not worry about points and just come out and race the car as hard as I could every night,” McFadden noted. “That’s what we did tonight.”

The four-time and defending Series champion, Brad Sweet, held on for the runner-up spot, his first podium of the 2023 season and the 258th of his career. “The Big Cat” searched for a path around McFadden but couldn’t find a way and didn’t want to overly risk losing his spot.

“It was tough,” Sweet said. “We ran that first [Feature] wide open around the bottom and burnt the bottom off, and the second one we ran the top. I needed some lap traffic to spice it up, but honestly the lapped cars were just as fast. James caught, I think, Noah Gass and Robbie Price and Noah drove away from us. I tried to move around a little bit, but I never could find anything that would make any ground up, and I felt like I was always leaving myself vulnerable to the guy behind me.”

Completing the podium was Grain Valley, MO’s Brian Brown. “Blackjack” continued to show his expertise on half-miles, and if it weren’t for an ill-timed caution that erased him jumping from sixth to third on a restart, Brown might’ve been able to challenge McFadden for the victory.

“That was a lot of fun, probably the most fun I’ve had in a car for a while,” Brown said. “Those double files (restarts) really paid dividends for us. That one time we started sixth and were running second into (Turn) two and just praying that the yellow didn’t come out.

“I don’t think I probably had a third-place car. But we had a car that was probably the best on the restarts. I would’ve loved to be able to stay in second there and have another yellow and another opportunity at James.”

Just outside the podium, Logan Schuchart claimed the fourth position. After Gravel’s early trouble, the effort proved to be enough to overcome the 12-point deficit that he entered the Feature with and claim his second Big Gator title in three years.

The Shark Racing driver joined Daryn Pittman, Brad Sweet, and David Gravel as the only drivers with at least two Big Gators. Schuchart also finished fourth in the Low-E Insulation Spring Showdown opener, making him the only driver yet to miss the top-five in the 2023 World of Outlaws season.

“It’s definitely what you want as a team, you want to be consistent,” Schuchart said. “Obviously, we would’ve liked to pick up a win while we were down here, but we’ve got a new group of guys that did a great job.”

Logan Schuchart Wins the Big Gator
Logan Schuchart Claimed his Second Big Gator in the Last Three Years (Trent Gower Photo)

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will conclude the Florida portion of the Low-E Insulation Spring Showdown at Volusia Speedway Park, Monday, March 6. For tickets, CLICK HERE.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch every lap of World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action live on DIRTVision.


Feature (30 Laps): 1. 83-James McFadden[1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet[3]; 3. 21-Brian Brown[8]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart[5]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz[7]; 6. 5-Spencer Bayston[4]; 7. 41-Carson Macedo[6]; 8. 11-Michael Kofoid[10]; 9. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[15]; 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[18]; 11. 8-Aaron Reutzel[16]; 12. 2-David Gravel[9]; 13. 9-Kasey Kahne[13]; 14. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[12]; 15. 1A-Jacob Allen[2]; 16. 18-Giovanni Scelzi[14]; 17. 7S-Robbie Price[20]; 18. 20G-Noah Gass[19]; 19. 13-Justin Peck[11]; 20. 5T-Ryan Timms[17]; 21. 6-Bill Rose[21]; 22. 71-Cory Eliason[22]; 23. 48-Danny Dietrich[23]; 24. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg[24]; 25. 9P-Parker Price Miller[25]; 26. 39M-Anthony Macri[26]; 27. 19-Brent Marks[27]; 28. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[28]

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Feature Results
11083James McFadden 300.00030Running150$16,000
23+149Brad Sweet 30-1.668Running146$8,000
38+521Brian Brown 30-4.653Running144$4,750
45+11SLogan Schuchart 30-5.167Running142$3,875
57+215Donny Schatz 30-5.362Running140$3,500
64-25Spencer Bayston 30-7.100Running138$3,125
76-141Carson Macedo 30-7.789Running136$2,750
810+211Michael Kofoid 30-8.491Running134$2,550
915+617Sheldon Haudenschild 30-9.229Running132$2,400
1018+83ZBrock Zearfoss 30-9.665Running130$2,250
1116+58Aaron Reutzel 30-10.075Running128$2,100
129-32David Gravel 30-10.642Running126$1,900
131309Kasey Kahne 30-12.178Running124$1,700
1412-215HSam Hafertepe Jr30-12.776Running122$1,500
152-131AJacob Allen 30-13.082Running120$1,425
1614-218Giovanni Scelzi 30-13.765Running118$1,350
1720+37SRobbie Price 30-14.620Running116$1,250
1819+120GNoah Gass 30-15.313Running114$1,250
1911-813Justin Peck 21-9 LapsDNF112$1,250
2017-35TRyan Timms 21-9 LapsDNF110$1,250
212106Bill Rose 8-22 LapsDNF108$1,250
2222071Cory Eliason 0-30 LapsDNS106$1,250
2323048Danny Dietrich 0-30 LapsDNS104$1,250
2424055Hunter Schuerenberg 0-30 LapsDNS102$1,250
252509PParker Price-Miller 0-30 LapsDNS102$1,250
2626039MAnthony Macri 0-30 LapsDNS102$1,250
2727019Brent Marks 0-30 LapsDNS102$1,250
282807BCTyler Courtney 0-30 LapsDNS102$1,250
KSE Hard Charger: Brock Zearfoss
Last Chance Showdown Results
14+317Sheldon Haudenschild 120.0004Running0$0
21-17BCTyler Courtney 12-2.0878Running0$0
3308Aaron Reutzel 12-3.569Running0$0
46+25TRyan Timms 12-4.568Running0$0
55026Zeb Wise 12-5.433Running90$300
62-455BAlex Bowman 12-7.343Running90$250
710+33ZBrock Zearfoss 12-7.674Running0$0
88020GNoah Gass 12-9.295Running0$0
97-27SRobbie Price 12-9.995Running0$0
1011+197UKRyan Harrison 12-12.253Running90$200
1113+217BBill Balog 12-13.229Running90$200
1212011KKraig Kinser 12-14.414Running90$200
1314+122Riley Goodno 12-15.426Running90$200
1415+16Bill Rose 11-1 LapsRunning0$0
159-611MBrendan Mullen 11-1 LapsRunning90$200
1616044Chris Martin 11-1 LapsRunning90$200
Dash 1 Results
12+183James McFadden 60.0006Running0$0
21-11AJacob Allen 6-1.832Running0$0
36+349Brad Sweet 6-3.276Running0$0
4405Spencer Bayston 6-4.186Running0$0
53-21SLogan Schuchart 6-4.902Running0$0
65-141Carson Macedo 6-5.341Running0$0
78+115Donny Schatz 6-5.978Running0$0
87-121Brian Brown 6-6.969Running0$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+183James McFadden 80.0008Running
21-141Carson Macedo 8-0.751Running
34+12David Gravel 8-1.984Running
46+211Michael Kofoid 8-3.971Running
55039MAnthony Macri 8-5.123Running
67+18Aaron Reutzel 8-6.490Running
79+25TRyan Timms 8-7.105Running
83-57BCTyler Courtney 8-7.797Running
98-117BBill Balog 8-9.398Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+121Brian Brown 80.0008Running
21-149Brad Sweet 8-2.085Running
34+171Cory Eliason 8-3.917Running
43-19PParker Price-Miller 8-5.325Running
56+19Kasey Kahne 8-6.781Running
69+317Sheldon Haudenschild 8-6.934Running
75-27SRobbie Price 8-8.916Running
8803ZBrock Zearfoss 8-9.570Running
97-222Riley Goodno 8-10.698Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1101SLogan Schuchart 80.0008Running
24+215Donny Schatz 8-2.631Running
33048Danny Dietrich 8-3.745Running
46+213Justin Peck 8-4.967Running
52-319Brent Marks 8-5.092Running
65-126Zeb Wise 8-6.135Running
78+120GNoah Gass 8-9.209Running
87-197UKRyan Harrison 8-10.916Running
9906Bill Rose 8-17.870Running
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1105Spencer Bayston 80.0008Running
24+21AJacob Allen 8-1.570Running
32-155Hunter Schuerenberg 8-4.094Running
47+315HSam Hafertepe Jr8-5.824Running
55018Giovanni Scelzi 8-7.813Running
63-355BAlex Bowman 8-8.708Running
76-111MBrendan Mullen 8-10.653Running
88011KKraig Kinser 8-11.183Running
99044Chris Martin 8-11.787Running
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
1141Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA13.8070.000
22549Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA13.845-0.038
391SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA13.890-0.083
4235Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN13.906-0.099
53283James McFadden Alice Springs, NT13.951-0.144
63621Brian Brown Higginsville, MO13.967-0.160
72619Brent Marks Myerstown, PA13.981-0.174
82855Hunter Schuerenberg Sikeston, MO13.994-0.187
9217BCTyler Courtney Indianapolis, IN14.013-0.206
10229PParker Price-Miller Kokomo, IN14.018-0.211
112748Danny Dietrich Gettysburg, PA14.057-0.250
12555BAlex Bowman Tucson, AZ14.058-0.251
13132David Gravel Watertown, CT14.059-0.252
141671Cory Eliason Visalia, CA14.060-0.253
15315Donny Schatz Fargo, ND14.081-0.274
16341AJacob Allen Hanover, PA14.104-0.297
172939MAnthony Macri Dillsburg, PA14.107-0.300
18147SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC14.120-0.313
19626Zeb Wise Angola, IN14.152-0.345
20218Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA14.165-0.358
211911Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA14.195-0.388
2279Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA14.202-0.395
233313Justin Peck Monrovia, IN14.227-0.420
24411MBrendan Mullen Grand Forks, ND14.266-0.459
25188Aaron Reutzel Clute, TX14.278-0.471
262422Riley Goodno Knoxville, IA14.285-0.478
271197UKRyan Harrison Rothwell, NTH14.303-0.496
281015HSam Hafertepe JrSunnyvale, TX14.310-0.503
293017BBill Balog North Pole, AK14.330-0.523
30313ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA14.362-0.555
313520GNoah Gass Mounds, OK14.367-0.560
32811KKraig Kinser Bloomington, IN14.463-0.656
33175TRyan Timms Oklahoma City, OK14.512-0.705
342017Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH14.656-0.849
35126Bill Rose Plainfield, IN14.704-0.897
361544Chris Martin Ankeny, IA14.797-0.990
Hot Laps Results
12619Brent Marks Myerstown, PA13.9840.000
2217BCTyler Courtney Indianapolis, IN14.051-0.067
3341AJacob Allen Hanover, PA14.055-0.071
42549Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA14.075-0.091
53621Brian Brown Higginsville, MO14.158-0.174
63283James McFadden Alice Springs, NT14.167-0.183
72939MAnthony Macri Dillsburg, PA14.170-0.186
82855Hunter Schuerenberg Sikeston, MO14.191-0.207
93313Justin Peck Monrovia, IN14.253-0.269
102017Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH14.272-0.288
11229PParker Price-Miller Kokomo, IN14.338-0.354
12313ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA14.365-0.381
131911Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA14.421-0.437
14218Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA14.467-0.483
153017BBill Balog North Pole, AK14.467-0.483
162748Danny Dietrich Gettysburg, PA14.562-0.578
17141Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA14.584-0.600
1891SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA14.610-0.626
193520GNoah Gass Mounds, OK14.626-0.642
202422Riley Goodno Knoxville, IA14.679-0.695
21315Donny Schatz Fargo, ND14.697-0.713
22555BAlex Bowman Tucson, AZ14.709-0.725
23626Zeb Wise Angola, IN14.872-0.888
2479Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA14.880-0.896
25811KKraig Kinser Bloomington, IN15.159-1.175
26411MBrendan Mullen Grand Forks, ND15.296-1.312
27188Aaron Reutzel Clute, TX15.343-1.359
28175TRyan Timms Oklahoma City, OK15.357-1.373
291671Cory Eliason Visalia, CA15.759-1.775
30132David Gravel Watertown, CT15.987-2.003
311197UKRyan Harrison Rothwell, NTH16.238-2.254
321544Chris Martin Ankeny, IA16.346-2.362
33126Bill Rose Plainfield, IN16.517-2.533
34147SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC16.517-2.533
351015HSam Hafertepe JrSunnyvale, TX16.517-2.533
36235Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN16.517-2.533
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Event Info  

Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals
Saturday, February 11, 2023
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!

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

Support Divisions
DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

To Win Amount

Feature Laps Length

Event Schedule

1PM Pit Gates open
5PM Grandstand Gates open
5:15PM Hot Laps/Qualifying

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*All times Eastern

Event Hashtag

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

Frequently Asked Questions  
Support Divisions
DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

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.


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

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
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.

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