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Can ‘A.J. Slideways’ Nab Alltel DIRTcar Nationals By UNOH Win?

2009 DIRTcar NationalsBarberville,FL — Jan. 27, 2009 — Alan Johnson is one of the most successful Big Block Modified racers in history. While he has earned big wins and series championships in his home state of New York, the Alltel DIRTcar Nationals By UNOH at Volusia Speedway Park has been a little more difficult to figure out.

Despite clinching Florida Tour championships in 1983 and ’89, DIRTcar Racing’s Northeast Region all-time career Big-Block Modified feature win leader earned his only checkered flag at Volusia in 1986, staging a wire-to-wire performance in a brand new ’86 Show Car prepared in Howard Conkey’s speed shop in Waterloo, N.Y.

With a DIRTcar Racing Northeast Region-best 358 Big-Block wins now etched in the record book, ‘A.J. Slideways’ has managed three runner-up feature finishes in 25 races run since the return to the Sunshine State in 1998, finishing in the top-5 in points on four of his seven trips south during the new millennium.

Still, Victory Lane is certainly a place he’d rather be. Find out how Johnson and hundreds of other racers fare in only seven days when the 38th running of the Alltel DIRTcar Nationals By UNOH goes green.

To see who emerges as a star in the Feb. 3-14 running of the Alltel DIRTcar Nationals By UNOH, make sure to reserve your favorite seats in advance at the sweeping half-mile oval. With infield trailer heights limited to 9 feet, 6 inches, there are no bad seats in the grandstands at Volusia Speedway Park, which is only 15 miles inland on State Road 40 from Ormond Beach, Fla.

Take advantage of special ‘Super Ticket’ deals that offer seats for all the events contested by each headline division, including six Sprint Car events (All-Star Circuit of Champions on Feb. 3-5, World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on Feb. 6-8); eight nights of UMP DIRTcar Modified action (Feb. 3-10); six-nights of Dirt Late Model racing (Feb. 9-14); the and four Advance Auto Parts DIRTcar big-block Modified dates (Feb. 11-14).

To reserve your seats, follow the ticket links at, or call the Volusia Speedway Park office at 386-985-4402.

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