Barberville, FL — The 2008 racing will extend into December at the inaugural Convention Holiday Classic Dec. 11-13 at Volusia Speedway Park .
While the motorsports world invades the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando for the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show, the nights will heat up less than an hour away at the big high-speed, half-mile oval in Barberville , Fla.
With gates opening at 5:30 p.m. and racing starting at 7:30 p.m. each night, the event will feature UMP DIRTcar Sportsman and Street Stocks on Thursday, Dec., 11; Volusia Speedway Park DIRTcar Late Models and UMP DIRTcar Modifieds on Friday, Dec. 12; and Sprint Cars and Mini-Sprints on Saturday, Dec. 13.
“So many racers and motorsports industry experts are in Central Florida for the convention in Orlando so it’s a great opportunity to showcase our local racers to racing people from all of the United States and beyond,” said Tonya Moschell , Volusia Speedway Park general manager. “Those visitors to Volusia Speedway Park for the Convention Holiday Classic should expect the finest in grassroots racing action on the South’s fastest half mile oval.”
For tickets and information, call 386-985-4402 or go to VolusiaSpeedwayPark.com. Volusia Speedway Park is about 30 minutes from Daytona International Speedway on Highway 40, only 15 miles west of I-95 exit 268 in Ormond Beach .
Convention Holiday Classic
Thursday, December 11
UMP DIRTcar Sportsman $1000 to win
UMP DIRTcar Street Stock $500 to win
Friday, December 12
VSP DIRTcar Late Model $3000 to win
UMP DIRTcar Modified $1200 to win
Admission: $20 ($15 with PRI badge or coupon)
Late Model Entry Fee: $100
Saturday, December 13
Sprint Cars and Mini-Sprints
Racing starts at 7:30 p.m. each night with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. and pits opening at 4:30 p.m. A three-day pass is $30.