The Reutimann Memorial in Volusia is themed as UMP Modified Champions, NASCAR Talent

One of motorsports’ most iconic families will be honored this weekend with the largest DIRTcar UMP modified marquee event in the fall calendar – year nine. Emil and Dale Reutimann Memorial, November 18-19.

ON THE LINE IN THE ALL-STAR FIELD OF MODIFIED DIRTcar UMP DRIVERS – Toy Tractor Trophy, $7,000 winner’s check, and Volusia Speedway Park immortality.

The program begins with a practice session for all departments on Thursday night, November 17th. UMP Modified Hot Course/Qualification and Showdown features highlights of Friday’s program along with a full display of late model 602, street stock and Thunder stock. Modified Repaints, Last Chance Showdowns and Saturday’s 50-lap main event are on display, while DIRTcar Pro (604) late models and 3/4-Modifieds support the show.

All tickets will be sold at the gate on the day of the race. If you can’t be on the right track, watch every Friday and Saturday course live with your FAST PASS subscription at DIRTVision.

Here are the drives to watch and storylines to watch this weekend…

only a number The red/white #00 has graced the door panels of the racing cars in the Reutimann family for more than 50 years, accumulating many victories and championships throughout history. Her legacy continues this weekend, as she represents 2022 Volusia UMP Modified Track Champion – Buzzie Reutimann.

The 81-year-old racing legend from Zephyrhills, FL, has won a race blazing guns 25 the main event on August 6, to capitalize on his opponents’ misfortunes in the closing rounds to grab the lead and go on to one of the most popular wins of the season with home crowds. The win was enough to shoot Reutimann into the circuit’s points lead, which he maintained during the final points race of the year on September 26 to be crowned champion on the track.

Buzzie will carry the torch to the landmark event honoring his family along with his son David Reutimann, owner/founder of Beak Built Chassis, who won the event in 2015 and 2016.

trumpets -With three feature wins in his last five starts, Ethan Dotson comes into his Volusia debut behind the wheel of a Longhorn Chaisher House car with a high chance of his first win in the UMP Modified event.

The 23-year-old from Bakersfield, Calif., scored back-to-back wins in the Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour at Atomic Speedway two weeks ago, earning a $15,000 check in Saturday night’s finale. The previous weekend, Dotson had gone to Victory Lane in the World Short Track Champions All-Star Invitational Feature at The Dirt Track in Charlotte before attempting runner-up in Saturday’s main event.

Dotson also carries the knowledge of team owner and former Volusia DIRTcar Nationals Champion Steve Arpin, and technical support from Longhorn lead engineer Kevin Rumley with him as he aims for his third Longhorn Memorial win at Longhorn in the past five years.

DAYTONA- TO- DIRT — In Reutimann Memorial’s three career starts, Justin Haley has finished inside the top 10 on all three occasions, and a fourth could come later this week.

The full-time NASCAR Cup Series debuted the all-new Elite structure three weeks ago at the World Short Track Championship, with third-place finisher Ethan Dotson and winner Taylor Cook in the main event. He will be making his fifth UMP Modified outing of the season this weekend, aiming for the first UMP Modified marquee event of his career.

Haley, of Winamac, IN, moved up from 17th to 8th in last year’s event, after finishing fourth in 2020. He’s part of an exclusive list of entrants to win the half-mile oval, where he took checkers on an “all-feature night” for the 2019 DIRTcar Nationals.

I got ready Five different drivers have won the UMP Modification feature at Volusia this year. Seth Geary was one, capturing the checkered flag three times, tying reigning track champion Garrett Stewart for the most in 2022.

Jerry, the 2022 DIRTcar Deep South Region Champion from Apollo Beach, Florida, won the regional title on the back of eight overall wins at four different tracks—the most of any driver in his region.

He aims to top his best finish in the event since last year – a seventh-place finish for the 22-year-old.

One more shot Five-time Volusia UMP Modified Track Champion Garrett Stewart is set to return to the UMP Modified seat this weekend after several weeks during the transition to the late Model 604.

The Fruitland Park, FL-racer sold its modified gear earlier this year and has already dug hard on the late-model Crate-engine, recording its first feature from a top-10-to-three start at Volusia. He’s scheduled to do double duty this weekend with his late model and a special modified ride made just for the Reutimann Memorial.

Fellow Florida veteran Larry Mott will field a deadly car with the number Z06 for Stewart as he gets another shot at one of the only Volusia events he hasn’t won yet. Formerly an Elite ChaASSIS driver, Stewart brings many years of modified experience to the table in pursuit of one of the biggest wins of his career.

Previous winners:

• 2014 – Austin Sanders
• 2015 – David Reutimann
• 2016 – David Reutimann
• 2017 – Jeff Matthews
• 2018 – Kyle Strickler
• 2019 – David Streme
• 2020 – Tyler Nesley
• 2021 – Nick Hoffman

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