Aerial view of Volusia Speedway Park
|Location||1500 East State Rd. 40, De Leon Springs, Florida|
|Time zone||EST/EDT (-0500/-0400)|
|Former names||Barberville Speedway (1968-1988)|
Volusia County Speedway (1989-1997)
|Major events||NASCAR Busch Series (1989-92) |
NASCAR Southeast Series (1991-98)
World of Outlaws
Super DIRTcar Series
All Star Circuit of Champions
|1/2 mile Oval|
|Length||0.8 km (0.5 mi)|
|1/5 mile Karting oval|
|Length||3/8 mile mi|
the track 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).
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 was 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.
The NASCAR Southeast Series had ran 9 races in the complex between 1991 and 1998, the first 8 events were in the 1/2 mile paved track. The last event, in 1998, was in the 3/8 mile recently paved oval but since it was converted back into dirt for 1999, the track was removed from Southeast schedule.
The 3/8 mile dirt oval opened behind turn 4 of the original oval, operating from 1993 until it was paved in 1998 for a NASCAR Southeast Series event, but in 1999 it was converted back into dirt. In late 2004 the former 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 track.
The 1/5 mile dirt karting track complex is known as Volusia Karting.
|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|
- Track's Altered State - Juliet Macur, Orlando Sentinel, 5 February 1998
- Volusia Speedway Park closes but will return for DIRTcar Nationals - Godwin Kelly, The Daytona Beach News-Journal, 4 October 2016
- Track history at racing-reference.info
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