February 11, 1999
Volusia Speedweeks - Thusrday Night
Volusia Speedway Park - Brett Hearn won the 30 lap D.I.R.T. modified feature at Volusia Speedway Park passing Rich Polenz on the final lap. Hearn, who started eight, benefited from a lap 23 caution and the choice to go with hard compound
tires. The win is Hearn's 500th career victory. He and his crew celebrated
in victory lane with champagne.
3. Danny Johnson
4. Bob McCreadie
5. Keith Hoffman
Heat wins: Craig Mullins, Deron Rust, Mike Hughs
Consi: Tommy Corellis
In the UMP modifieds, Ray Walsh in the 1W lead wire-to-wire in the 25 lap
UMP modified feature to become the first driver to win twice at Volusia'a
In the final event of the night, Rick Aukland dominated the 30 lap Late
Model feature, leading every lap and winning with a comfortable margin. He
also set fast time in qualifying and won his heat.
1. Rick Aukland
2. Randall Chup
3. Rick Eckert
4. Bart Hartman
5. Chub Frank
6. Billy Moyer
7. Dale McDowell
Fast Time: Aukland (18.37)
Heats: Aukland, Chup, Moyer, Davey Johnson (Freddie Smith light at scales),
Consi: Ray Tucker, Wendall Wallace, Gary Gorby
The Volusia Speedpark staff had their "A" game on Thursday. A show that
included 13 heat races, 6 consolation races and 3 features started promptly
at 7:30 and finished at midnight. 29 DIRT modifieds, 44 UMP modifieds, and 69 late models took heats. The track was dusty but looked packed and fast early. By the end of the night, the DIRT modifieds put a black groove into the track and it looked quite slick.
Friday night, Volusia will host the Hav-a-Tampa late Model tour for a 30 lap
non-points race. New York State D.I.R.T modifieds crown their champion with a 50 lap feature. Also in action, Late Model Sportsman heats. The asphalt track will have Late Models, Modifieds, Baby Grands, and the always exciting Winged Tampa Bay Area Race Sprints. Both shows start at 7:30 and a general admission ticket gets you into both shows.