Florida’s Winter Nationals / Speed Weeks Gets Underway In A Big Way

While the rest of the country is still trying to shake off Jack Frost and winter’s icy grasp, Florida is showing off their moniker as “The Sunshine State” by opening the nation’s dirt track racing season with the annual Winter Nationals.

Racing has already started with the East Bay Raceway Park launching UMP Modified racing on January 21th through the 25th. The Tampa track will resume racing on Wednesday, January 29th, when the Durrence-Layne Late Models roll in for a weekend of racing ending on February 1, 2020.

LOLMDS & ASCoC

Things really heat up on Monday, February 3, through February 8, when the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series comes to East Bay Raceway Park. The six-day ticket price is just north of 200 dollars, which includes a free practice day for fans on Sunday, February 2.

The LOLMDS series is followed by the popular All-Star Circuit of Champion Sprint Car Series on February 10th and 11th, with the 360 Sprints, Micro and Mini Sprints closing out the East Bay Winter Nationals series from February 12 through February 15.

Florida/Georgia Line

Golden Isles Speedway, about 50 miles north of the Florida/Georgia line in Waynesville, Georgia, step in for a couple of days of LOLMDS racing on the last day of January and the first two days of February. This 4/10th mile clay oval has put on some tight racing in the past year’s Winter Nationals going back to the Hav-A-Tampa series. Historically, there is probably no better way to kick off the LOLMDS season. 

All-Tech Raceway

Appearing on the schedule this year is an old track with a new dimension. All-Tech Raceway opened in 1974 as an asphalt short track. The track was sold and converted to a dirt track, which added to the family-friendly atmosphere. The track has provided some serious entertainment for the local fans that DIRTcar is bringing the Big-Block Modifieds for a one-day show.

Volusia Speedway Park gets into the act on February 4th when the UMP Modifieds open the track’s racing season. The following day, the ASCOC come in for a two-day show with the World of Outlaw Sprint Cars following on February 7th for back-to-back-to-back events. Volusia finishes up its schedule with several World of Outlaws Late Model contests, which are guaranteed to bring out the fans.

Bubba Raceway Park

Meanwhile, Bubba Raceway Park has a full schedule of racing to make the open-wheel fans happy. Starting on February 7th, the USAC Midget National tour launches two days of racing. This is followed by the USAC National Sprint Cars for four days.

All of this racing is compressed into a couple of weeks, ending on February 15. The schedule of events is shown below. We encourage anyone interested to visit the track’s websites with any questions about the racing dates or featured series.

Schedule:

  • Jan 29, 2020 – Durrence-Layne Chevy Late Models – East Bay Raceway Park
  • Jan 30, 2020 – Durrence-Layne Chevy Late Models – East Bay Raceway Park
  • Jan 31, 2020 – Durrence-Layne Chevy Late Models – East Bay Raceway Park 
  • Jan 31, 2020 – Lucas Oil Dirt Late Models – Golden Isles Speedway

February 1 – 7

  • Feb 1, 2020 – Durrence-Layne Chevy Late Models – East Bay Raceway Park
  • Feb 1, 2020 – Lucas Oil Dirt Late Models – Golden Isles Speedway
  • Feb 2, 2020 – Lucas Oil Dirt Late Models – Golden Isles Speedway
  • Feb 3, 2020 – Lucas Oil Dirt Late Models – East Bay Raceway Park
  • Feb 4, 2020 – Lucas Oil Dirt Late Models –East Bay Raceway Park
  • Feb 4, 2020 – DIRTcar UMP Modifieds – Volusia Speedway Park
  • Feb 5, 2020 – Lucas Oil Dirt Late Models – East Bay Raceway Park
  • Feb 5, 2020 – ASCOC Sprints – Volusia Speedway Park
  • Feb 6, 2020 – Lucas Oil Dirt Late Models – East Bay Raceway Park
  • Feb 6, 2020 – Big Block Modifieds – All-Tech Raceway
  • Feb 6, 2020 – ASCOC Sprints – Volusia Speedway Park
  • Feb 7, 2020 – Lucas Oil Dirt Late Models – East Bay Raceway Park
  • Feb 7, 2020 – Big Block Modifieds – All-Tech Raceway
  • Feb 7, 2020 – World of Outlaws Sprints – Volusia Speedway Park
  • Feb 7, 2020 – USAC Midget National Championships – Bubba Raceway Park

February 8 – 15

  • Feb 8, 2020 – Lucas Oil Dirt Late Models – East Bay Raceway Park
  • Feb 8, 2020 – Big Block Modifieds – All-Tech Raceway
  • Feb 8, 2020 – World of Outlaws Sprints – Volusia Speedway Park
  • Feb 8, 2020 – USAC Midget National Championships – Bubba Raceway Park
  • Feb 9, 2020 – Lucas Oil Dirt Late Models – All-Tech Raceway
  • Feb 9, 2020 – World of Outlaws Sprints – Volusia Speedway Park
  • Feb 10, 2020 – ASCOC Sprints – East Bay Raceway Park
  • Feb 10, 2020 – DIRTcar Late Models – Volusia Speedway Park
  • Feb 11, 2020 – ASCOC Sprints – East Bay Raceway Park
  • Feb 11, 2020 – DIRTcar Late Models – Volusia Speedway Park
  • Feb 12, 2020 – 360 Sprints and Mini/Micro Sprints – East Bay Raceway Park
  • Feb 12, 2020 – WoO Late Models/ Super DIRTcar Series – Volusia Speedway Park
  • Feb 12, 2020 – USAC AMSOIL National Sprints – Bubba Raceway Park
  • Feb 13, 2020 – 360 Sprints and Mini/Micro Sprints – East Bay Raceway Park
  • Feb 13, 2020 – WoO Late Models/ Super DIRTcar Series – Volusia Speedway Park
  • Feb 13, 2020 – USAC AMSOIL National Sprints – Bubba Raceway Park
  • Feb 14, 2020 – 360 Sprints and Mini/Micro Sprints – East Bay Raceway Park
  • Feb 14, 2020 – WoO Late Models/ Super DIRTcar Series – Volusia Speedway Park
  • Feb 14, 2020 – USAC AMSOIL National Sprints – Bubba Raceway Park
  • Feb 15, 2020 – 360 Sprints and Mini/Micro Sprints – East Bay Raceway Park
  • Feb 15, 2020 – WoO Late Models/ Super DIRTcar Series – Volusia Speedway Park
  • Feb 15, 2020 – USAC AMSOIL National Sprints – Bubba Raceway Park


 

About the author

Bobby Kimbrough

Bobby grew up in the heart of Illinois, becoming an avid dirt track race fan which has developed into a life long passion. Taking a break from the Midwest dirt tracks to fight evil doers in the world, he completed a full 21 year career in the Marine Corps.
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