2024 USAC Sprints at Volusia Speedway Park

Results: USAC Sprint Cars Doubleheader Tuesday At Volusia

Results: USAC Sprint Cars Doubleheader Tuesday At Volusia

Results from the first night of the USAC National Sprint Car Series trip to Volusia.

Feb 14, 2024 by FloRacing Staff
Results: USAC Sprint Cars Doubleheader Tuesday At Volusia

Throughout the past few years, we’ve witnessed Logan Seavey accomplish a myriad of feats that have not been achieved by any other individuals in generations.

In 2022, he became the first driver to win on all three USAC national season finales on dirt. In 2023, he captured two USAC national victories at two different tracks within a single day. Later that same season, he swept the USAC portion of the 4-Crown Nationals. The list goes on and on.

On Tuesday night at Florida’s Volusia Speedway Park, Seavey added yet another astounding achievement to his ever-growing list. On this night, the Sutter, Calif. racer did something no other driver has done in more than 22 years – winning multiple USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship features in a single day.

Fellow Californian Bud Kaeding was the most recent to go back-to-back on the same night in October of 2001 at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track. Seavey’s performance was the 18th occasion in which a driver swept both ends of a USAC National Sprint Car doubleheader at the same track on the same day.

The others to accomplish the feat are Jim Hurtubise (1961 Langhorne), Roger McCluskey (1966 Terre Haute), Mario Andretti (1967 Oswego), Greg Weld (1968 Reading), Sammy Sessions (1969 Pocono), Pancho Carter (1973 Winchester), A.J. Foyt (1974 Indiana State Fairgrounds), Tom Bigelow (1974 Minnesota State Fairgrounds), Marvin Carman (1975 Winchester), Pancho Carter (1976 Eldora), Pancho Carter (1976 Winchester), Tom Bigelow (1977 Indiana State Fairgrounds), Pancho Carter (1977 Winchester), Steve Chassey (1979 Winchester), Billy Cassella (1979 Eldora), Doug Wolfgang (1991 Tri-City), Bud Kaeding (2001 Terre Haute).

So few have been able to make their way onto the list over the years and decades, and in continuing a trend that has been true since 1979, Seavey won both of his races on a dirt half-mile – the kind of place that fits him to a T.

“It’s incredible,” Seavey exclaimed. “These races are so hard to win, and to win any of them is just a dream come true for me. These big half-miles really suit me well. Once you get your momentum going, it’s easy to keep it going. I’ve been here in the past and struggled, but this thing is so good. I was really confident, and it showed here tonight. The last 13 months have been the best months of my career and my life. It’s just so cool to be out here winning USAC races.”

In addition, Abacus Racing had a perfect night as well, capturing its first two USAC National Sprint Car features in a span of a little more than an hour. The Noblesville, Ind. based team became the first entrant to win their first two USAC National Sprint Car main events on the same day since Max Dowker at Winchester (Ind.) Speedway in 1975, a car driven to twin-50 lap victories nearly a half-century ago.

To add to the saga, Abacus Racing’s primary powerplant met its demise as Seavey was taking the checkered flag during a heat race victory in Monday’s rain-abbreviated program. At that point, the team decided to remove the engine out of their CG CPAs – Indy Custom Stone – Forecheck Marketing/DRC/Stanton Chevy spare car and install it in their primary rather than going with the backup.

The move paid off, and here they are now, all of a sudden standing with a pair of wins and the USAC National Sprint Car point lead just four races into the team’s existence with the series, and just a handful of months removed from series titles with both the USAC Silver Crown and NOS Energy Drink Midget National Midgets in 2023.

“(Crewman) Kirk (Simpson) and Ronnie (Gardner) have worked so much harder than I feel they should’ve or needed to,” Seavey praised. “I kind of pushed them to make that call to stay in this car and change engines and keep our starting spot for later. These guys didn’t give up. They just kept working on this thing and making it better for me. When you change engines, it changes everything. With any power difference, it just changes the car completely.  Our car has been so good, and to have a big change like that is tough, but you can’t really help engine problems.”

USAC Sprint Car Results Feature #1 Tuesday At Volusia

1. Logan Seavey (9)

2. Kyle Cummins (2)

3. Kevin Thomas Jr. (8)

4. C.J. Leary (6)

5. Carson Garrett (1)

6. Daison Pursley (25-P)

7. Mitchel Moles (4)

8. Briggs Danner (3)

9. Chase Stockon (18)

10. Justin Grant (5)

 11. Robert Ballou (24)

 12. Joey Amantea (12)

13. Tye Mihocko (19)

14. Timmy Buckwalter (11)

15. Tom Harris (13)

16. Matt Westfall (10)

17. Zach Daum (14)

18. Hunter Maddox (22)

19. Alex Bright (20)

20. Brady Bacon (7)

21. Jadon Rogers (15)

22. Trey Osborne (23)

23. Brandon Mattox (16)

24. Brian Ruhlman (17)

 25. Jake Swanson (21) NT

USAC Sprint Car Results Feature #2 Tuesday At Volusia

1. Logan Seavey (4)

 2. Brady Bacon (3)

 3. C.J. Leary (6)

4. Daison Pursley (12)

5. Justin Grant (8)

6. Alex Bright (7)

7. Kevin Thomas Jr. (5)

8. Briggs Danner (10)

9. Mitchel Moles (2)

10. Kyle Cummins (13)

11. Tye Mihocko (23)

12. Tom Harris (17)

13. Carson Garrett (9)

14. Joey Amantea (18)

15. Chase Stockon (1)

16. Robert Ballou (19)

17. Matt Westfall (22)

18. Zach Daum (14)

19. Trey Osborne (24)

20. Hunter Maddox (20)

21. Brian Ruhlman (21)

22. Timmy Buckwalter (11)

23. Jadon Rogers (16)

24. Jake Swanson (15). NT