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USCS To Headline Volusia Shootout

ATLANTA — The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters returns to Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. as headliners of the Southern Sprint Car Shootout on Thursday-Saturday, January 26-28, 2023.

The event kicks off the sprint car portion of the 2023 season at the famed half-mile clay oval that has become the home of some of the biggest dirt racing events in the world.

The Southern Sprint Car Shootout boasts more than a $60,000 purse for the USCS winged warriors, who will compete for $3,000-to-win on Friday, Jan. 27, and then $5,000-to-win on Saturday, Jan. 28.

The two-night event is also the 2023 season opener for the United Sprint Car Series and doubles as rounds one and two of the 2023 version of the 12-race USCS Winter Heat Mini-Series.

The Southern Sprint Car Shootout will welcome the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters back to Volusia Speedway Park for the first time in 18 years.

“We are really looking forward to opening the USCS‘ 2023 and 27th anniversary season at Volusia Speedway Park with the Southern Sprint Car Showdown, I think it‘ll be great,” Pete Walton, USCS founder and president said. “We‘ve always liked Volusia Speedway Park and Winter racing. Over the past five seasons we have developed a series for these Winter events called the USCS Winter Heat Series.

“We have had a lot of guys that time of the year from Canada, the Mid-West and the Northeast in addition to drivers based in the Southeastern United States enter our events because they‘re sick of the snow and cold weather and really, just ready to kick their season off early. We to get a good number of Florida drivers, plus everyone that runs with USCS regularly and many drivers and teams from across the nation. We really think it‘ll be a great show.”

The Southern Sprint Car Shootout at Volusia will mark the series 10th and 11th races at the Florida track, and the first since 2005.

The USCS’ inaugural visit came in 2001 and was won by former World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series driver Terry McCarl. The USCS drivers were also a part of Volusia‘s DIRTcar Nationals in 2004 with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series.

The full list of former USCS winners at Volusia include, Terry McCarl (2001), Sport Allen (2001), Two-time series Champion, Kenny Adams (2003 x2, 2004, 2005), Joey Saldana (2004), Chad Kemenah (2004) and 13-time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray (2004).

Joining the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars during the Southern Sprint Car Shootout weekend will be Street Stocks on Friday and Thunder Stocks on Saturday — both competing for $1,000 paydays

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