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February 9, 2021

Nick Hoffman Claims Sixth-Straight Volusia Big Gator Championship
Races to Three Wins and Point’s Championship in Week-Long Affair

Mooresville, North Carolina (02/09/21) – Nick Hoffman enjoyed a successful week during the 50th annual DIRTcar Nationals at Florida’s Volusia Speedway Park. The pilot of the Elite Chassis No. 2 Fox Shocks Modified scored three wins and a runner-up finish in the $5,000-to-win finale en route to his sixth-straight Big Gator point’s championship.

"Overall, it was one of the best years that we've had at the DIRTcar Nationals. We were very consistent every night. To run second in the $5,000-to-win finale to one of my team cars [Justin Allgaier] is very cool. We got bottled up in traffic early in the feature, and then I made some mistakes that put us behind the eight ball. However, I couldn't ask for a better person to run second to," Hoffman said. "Winning six Big Gator Championships in a row is an awesome achievement for our team, and there's no way I could've accomplished this without all of my great sponsors. I definitely want to thank everybody, who makes my program possible."

Nick Hoffman kicked off the 50th annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Florida) with a bang on Tuesday night, February 2. The pilot of the Fox Shocks No. 2 Elite Chassis Modified raced to his 18th-career DIRTcar Nationals triumph at the 1/2-mile oval.

With a star-studded and record-breaking field of 92 DIRTcar UMP Modifieds entered into the evening's program, Hoffman started his outing by setting fast time. He then won his heat race before drawing the fourth-starting spot for the 20-lap feature.

As the race went green Nick quickly worked into the second position as he set his sights on leader, Curt Spalding. Hoffman ran in the runner-up spot until a lap 13 restart, when he shot into the lead. Once out front he cruised to his first win of the year, which came over Spalding, Tyler Nicely, David Stremme, and Richard Michael Jr.

Hoffman then backed up his opening round performance on Wednesday night by going to Victory Lane for the second-straight race. Nick started the night with a heat race win before receiving the second-starting spot for the feature in the redraw. Hoffman raced to the lead early in the 20-lap finale on his way to his second win of the year and 19th-career DIRTcar Nationals. Mike McKinney, Justin Allgaier, David Stremme, and Jason rounded out the Top-5 finishers.

On Thursday action continued at the 1/2-mile speedplant, and Hoffman won his heat race once again to earn a spot in the redraw for the 20-lap, $1,000-to-win feature. After receiving the fourth-starting spot in the redraw, Nick ran in the Top-5 throughout the finale, before crossing the finish line in the second spot behind Kyle Strickler.

Friday night's program found the 96 entries divided into five features, with the breakouts for each one determined by a driver's previous performances during the 50th annual DIRTcar Nationals. Nick was grouped into the top-tier feature, where a Top-10 invert positioned him 10th on the starting grid. He went on to advance to a fourth-place finish behind Richard Michael, Justin Allgaier, and Mike McKinney.

On Sunday afternoon, Nick Hoffman entered his qualifying night for the Gator Championship. It proved to be a picture-perfect outing for Hoffman as he led all 20 laps from the pole position en route to his 20th-career DIRTcar Nationals win. With the victory he locked into the Top-10 redraw for the $5,000-to-win Gator Championship Feature.

The team's week-long endeavor drew to a close on Monday evening with the Gator Championship. Nick drew the pole-position for the 30-lap finale and led the first 11 circuits before relinquishing the top spot in lapped traffic. He slipped back as far as the third position before rebounding to finish second behind good friend and Elite Chassis client, Justin Allgaier.

With his performance, Nick claimed his sixth-straight Big Gator point's title at Volusia.

The team also recently launched a brand-new website, which was designed by Memphis, Tennessee-based MSR Mafia PR & Marketing Services, at The site is a one-stop shop with team information, schedule details, apparel, Elite Chassis information, and more.

Nick Hoffman Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include Fox Shocks, NASCAR Technical Institute, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Maxima Racing Oils, Bell Helmets, K1 Race Gear, Jerovetz Motorsports Shocks, Rockwell Security, Allgaier Performance Parts, PSA Starters, Sunoco Race Fuel, Elliott’s Custom Trailers, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, Tiger Quick Change Rear Ends, FK Rod Ends, Hooker Harness, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Allstar Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, Willy’s Carburetor & Dyno Shop, Bassett, Walker Performance Filtration, QuickCar Headers, Jones Racing Products, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Strange Oval, Stock Car Steel and Aluminum, Outerwears, XS Power Batteries, Five Star Race Car Bodies, Superior Fuel Cells, MPI, Millbridge Speedway, Mittler Brothers Machine & Tool, Joe’s Racing Products, Off Axis Paint, Mahle, Clevite, KSE Racing Products, Multi Fire, The Joie of Seating, Vexil, Yeti,, KBC Graphix, and MSR Mafia Marketing & PR Services.

Keep track of the latest team news by visiting and by following his social channels at:
Facebook: @EliteChassis
Twitter: @Nick_Hoffman2
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Rico Abreu Racing welcomes back Derek Snyder of Self Made Racing and Sweeney Cars as major partner for 2021 season

ST. HELENA, California (February 9, 2021) - Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu Racing (RAR) are pleased to announce that Derek Snyder of Self Made Racing and Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC will return to the RAR No. 24 as a prime partner in 2021. Snyder’s involvement with Rico Abreu Racing extends three seasons, accomplishing six victories during their most recent campaign including a $10,000 All Star Circuit of Champions score at Attica Raceway Park.

Snyder, owner and founder of Self Made Racing, as well as the executive manager and partner of Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC in Boardman, Ohio, boasts a long and dedicated history in open wheel competition. In addition to Rico Abreu Racing, Snyder is a major partner and supporter of Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing, as well as the promoter of the annual Justin Snyder’s Salute to the Troops, honoring Derek’s late brother. The event, scheduled for Sunday, July 11, will be conducted at Sharon Speedway and will once again feature Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions.

“I couldn’t be more excited to extend my relationship with Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu Racing,” Derek Snyder said. “Rico is a great ambassador to the sport of sprint car racing and he does everything he can to promote his partners at the highest level. We have some fun things in the works again this season. Last year, I was fortunate enough to have Rico and Danny Dietrich visit our Sweeney location for a meet and greet. We want to do that again in 2021. I’m excited for another great year.”

Although Abreu’s current focus is on the Works Limited 57 sprint car, the St. Helena, California-native will return to the driver's seat of his own RAR No. 24 in April commencing a traditional “true outlaw” schedule through the midwest and northeast.

“I want to thank Derek Snyder for believing in my team. To fly the Self Made Racing colors is pretty special and I'm excited for the opportunity to do it again in 2021,” Rico Abreu added. “We have a lot in store for the coming year. We are aiming high, and with the added help from people like Derek Snyder, our goals are never out of reach.”

For those wanting to learn more about Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, please visit Sweeney online at

Fans are encouraged to follow Rico Abreu online, as well as on all of his available social media networks:


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Those seeking the latest Rico Abreu/Rico Abreu Racing apparel should visit, or find Rico’s merchandise trailer at select events during the 2021 season.

2021 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics:
Total Races: 3
Total Wins: 0
Total Top-5s: 2
Total Top-10s: 3
**Stats reflect starts for Rico Abreu, only

Photo Credit: Jason Brown Motorsports Photography
Tyler Altmeyer
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