BARBERVILLE, Fla. — The second of seven nights of DIRTcar UMP Modified racing during the 47th Annual DIRTcar Nationals Volusia Speedway Park on Wednesday night saw Nick Hoffman best 70 other competitors for the victory.
Hoffman, a two-time DIRTcar Nationals champion, passed night-one winner David Stremme seven laps in and pulled away to his 12th career DIRTcar Nationals victory.
“Second place sucks, we were talking about it last night and today,” Hoffman said. “We finished second in the last two races (at North Florida Speedway) before coming here. We finished second last night. So, we made some changes and they paid off for us tonight.”
Michael Long and Jamie Carter brought the massive 28-car field to the green flag and it was Long grabbing the early advantage. His lead was short-lived however as Stremme motored by on the outside from his third starting spot to take over the lead. He brought Hoffman with him and the battle was on for the top spot.
On lap seven, Hoffman drove around the outside of Stremme to take over the top spot and his No. 2 Elite Chassis machine started to pull away from Stremme and the rest of the pack.
Hoffman would maintain the lead the rest of the way and gave himself some breathing room by getting through traffic at a rapid rate. This left the traffic in Stremme’s way and all the while. Hoffman kept putting plenty of real estate between himself and the rest of the field en route to his 12th career DIRTcar Nationals win, the most all-time at Volusia Speedway Park
Stremme settled for second ahead of Kyle Strickler, who finished third for the second straight night as Long slipped back to fourth ahead of Tyler Nicely who finished off the top five.
Nick Hoffman, David Stremme, Kyle Strickler, Michael Long, Tyler Nicely, Taylor Cook, Garrett Stewart, Ricky Arms, Will Krup, Allen Weisser, K.C. Burdette, Jason Beaulieu, Brian Ruhlman, Hunt Gossum, Josh Rice, Jamie Carter, Shon Flanary, Tyler Evans, Zeke McKenzie, Chase Collins, Larry Burkins, Matt Crafton, Todd Neiheiser, Ryan Fowler, Austin Holcombe, Troy Johnson, A.J. Fike, Mike McKinney.