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Volusia Speedway Park

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Volusia Speedway Park (formerly known as Volusia County Speedway) is an auto racing facility located near Barberville in Volusia County, Florida. It Currently operates as a 1/2-mile dirt oval and a 1/5-mile dirt oval for karts. It currently hosts races from the World of Outlaws series (both sprints and late models) and the UMP late model series, As well as the UMP Super DIRTcar Series (Both big-block and small block modified racing).

Volusia Speedway Park
Aerial VolusiaSpeedwayPark01.jpg
Aerial view of Volusia Speedway Park
Location1500 East State Rd. 40, De Leon Springs, Florida
Time zoneEST/EDT (-0500/-0400)
Coordinates29°12′54″N 81°20′42″W / 29.215°N 81.345°W / 29.215; -81.345Coordinates: 29°12′54″N 81°20′42″W / 29.215°N 81.345°W / 29.215; -81.345
OperatorTom Whipple
Opened1968
Former namesBarberville Speedway (1968 - 1988) Volusia County Speedway (1989 - 1997)
Major events-NASCAR Busch Series (1989-92)
-World of Outlaws series
-Super DIRTcar Series
-All Star Circuit of Champions
1/2 mile Oval
SurfaceDirt (Clay)
Length0.8 km (0.5 mi)
Turns4
BankingBanked
1/5 mile Karting oval
SurfaceDirt (Clay)
Length0.20 mi
Turns4
Bankingslightly banked

The track was built by Benny Corbin and opened in 1968 as a 1/4 mile dirt oval, operating through 1969. It expanded to 3/8 mile (still dirt) in August 1969, operating through 1971. It expanded again to 1/2 mile in February 1972. Dick Murphy bought the racetrack in 1982, and paved it in 1989. Murphy sold it in 1992, and re-purchased it in 1997, when it was converted back to dirt.[1]

The 3/8 mile dirt oval opened behind turn 4 of the original oval, operating from 1993 until it was paved in 1998, In late 2004 the paved surface was torn up and removed and the karting track that was located inside of the asphalt track was redesigned and took over all of the former asphalt track. The 1/5 mile dirt karting track complex is known as Volusia Karting.

Murphy sold the racetrack in 2005 to DIRT Motorsports, later renamed the World Racing Group.[2]

NASCAR eventsEdit

From 1989 until 1992, the track hosted a NASCAR Busch Series race. [3]

Date Winner Race
July 1, 1989 Rob Moroso Firecracker 200
June 23, 1990 Tommy Houston Firecracker 200
March 24, 1991 Kenny Wallace Spring 200
July 12, 1992 Steve Grissom X-1R Firecracker 200

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Track's Altered State - Juliet Macur, Orlando Sentinel, 5 February 1998
  2. ^ Volusia Speedway Park closes but will return for DIRTcar Nationals - Godwin Kelly, The Daytona Beach News-Journal, 4 October 2016
  3. ^ Track history at racing-reference.info

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