Known as ‘The Fastest Half Mile in the World,’ Volusia Speedway Park is a favorite stop on both the World of Outlaws and Super DIRTcar Series calendars, as well as home to the Annual Powell Memorial for Late Models and The Iron Man 100 for V8 Thunderstocks.
Located in Barberville, FL, the track has undergone a variety of changes since opening in 1968. Initially known as Barberville Speedway, the facility originally operated as a 1/4 mile dirt track before it was expanded to a 3/8 mile in 1969. Three years later the track ‘grew’ to a 1/2 mile and then was paved in 1989. The track operated as a paved oval, hosting NASCAR Xfinity Series races, before it was converted back to dirt in 1997.
Dirt or pavement, 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2 mile, Volusia Speedway Park has been a fixture on the short track scene for nearly five decades with a roll call of winners that includes Steve Grissom, Kenny Wallace, Donny Schatz and Brett Hearn.