BARBERVILLE, Fla. -- Ty Dillon swept to the lead just as the white flag was displayed Friday night at Volusia Speedway Park's DIRTcar Nationals to win a thriller for his first UMP Modified victory of the season.
Ty Dillon joins his brother, Austin, as winners this week at Volusia. It certainly wasn't easy. Kyle Strickler had the lead but traffic came into play. Dillon went high, Nick Hoffman went low. Hoffman wound up taking second, dropping Strickler to third.
"I've been working hard for this," said Dillon, a rising NASCAR star and the grandson of legendary car owner Richard Childress. "It's just so cool all the North Carolina guys come down here and run so well. I knew Kyle was going to be tough to pass and I kind of had to slide across him there. I saw up on the board there was only 3 to go so I knew I had to make something happen. I'm proud of my guys, we've been coming down here for a long time. Volusia's like a second home for us, coming to race at. I'm just so happy for everybody. This is so much fun. Got my Gator this year, man. I'm happy and proud of all my guys for all the hard work."
Nightly doubleheaders at Volusia run Saturday through Feb. 21. On Saturday night the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series continues its high-powered, high-speed action along with the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds.
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-DIRTcar Press Release. Photo credit: Team Dillon Racing
DIRTcar Nationals Statistical Report; Feb. 13, 2015; Volusia Speedway Park; Barberville, Fla.
DIRTcar UMP Modified A-Main (20 Laps) - 1. 41-Ty Dillon ($1,000) ; 2. 2-Nick Hoffman ; 3. 8-Kyle Strickler ; 4. 13-Jake Hawkins ; 5. 3-Austin Dillon ; 6. 11R-Josh Rice ; 7. 25-Tyler Nicely ; 8. 36-Kenny Wallace ; 9. 16C-Josh Harris ; 10. 51G-Brandon Green ; 11. 64JR-Billy Workman Jr. ; 12. K9-Will Krup ; 13. 77-Ray Bollinger ; 14. 67-Garret Stewart ; 15. 9-Ken Schrader ; 16. 1G-Devin Gilpin ; 17. 88-Matt Crafton ; 18. 51-Justin Allgaier ; 19. 96-Cory Daugherty ; 20. 35-Jason Beaulieu ; 21. 9M-Dale Mathison ; 22. BD4-Jackie Boggs ; 23. O1-Todd Sherman ; 24. OO-Bobby Rose .