Volusia Speedway Park Receives Only Minor Damage from Hurricane Irma
Below are Hurricane Irma updates from both DIRTcar as well as the track promoter.
BARBERVILLE, FL — Sept. 14, 2017 — Volusia Speedway Park was hit hard by Hurricane Irma on Saturday and into Sunday Morning, like much of the Sunshine State, but the facility escaped with only minor damage.
The actual racing surface of Volusia Speedway Park was prepped well in advance for the expected heavy rain and winds, but the facility did incur some minor damage to fencing and has some clean-up to do before weekly racing can resume. The speedway has cancelled racing action for Saturday, Sept. 16 and will resume weekly racing action on Saturday, Sept. 23.
DIRTcar Nationals, the biggest event in DIRTcar Racing, will kick off the 2018 season at Volusia Speedway Park, Feb. 6-17, 2018, as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series, Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, and DIRTcar Late Models and UMP Modifieds take on the fast, half-mile oval.
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Volusia Speedway Park
(9-12-17) Barberville, FL – Volusia Speedway Park was hit hard by Hurricane Irma on Saturday and into Sunday Morning like much of the Sunshine State. We hope everyone that was affected is safe and sound and are happy to report numerous people have reached out saying they are including the entire VSP Racing, LLC staff.
The actual racing surface was prepped well for the heavy rain and wind, but the facility does have some damage to fencing and has a lot of clean up before racing can resume, so we have decided to cancel racing action for this Saturday.
Track Management would love to thrash and resume racing and give everyone an escape from cleanup, but with racing action set for Friday it would be very difficult to get everything done even if we had good weather the next few days.
We also understand it’s not just the track that has cleanup. Our race fans and race teams are in the same situation we are currently in. Fuel is at a premium right now as well as being able to order any parts needed for rebuilding a racecar or anything we may come across at the track itself that needs replaced.
Power is still not restored at the track, and we know numerous race teams that have no power and race fans that also have no power which also goes into consideration for canceling this weekend.
We will reschedule the Iron Man Race along with the rain out Feature from 8-5 for the Thunderstocks and the Gladiator Challenge Series Event for the gladiators as well. Regular season racing action for Saturday will not be made up however.
We appreciate everyone’s patience as we work to move on from Hurricane Irma.