Thursday Nights Racing Action

Thursday nights racing action at the Myrtle Beach Speedway saw five divisions race under NASCAR sanction.  Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Cars, Coastal-Pee Dee Super Trucks, Chargers, Mini-Stocks and the Bell & Bell Vintage Car Series all saw action.

Matt Cox picked-up his third straight Pole Position in the Late Models.  The Loris driver was on the point during the first third of the race.  Sam Yarbrough working on his second Late Model championship title is not only fastest man on the track but appears to be  walking away with the points tally in 2013.  A third of the way into the feature Yarbrough forged to the front and led the final laps to post win number six in the Chad McCumbee owned car.  Matt Cox was able to hang for second, staying in front of third place finisher Brent Brinson.  Brinson had one of his better runs of the season battling ahead of Justin Milliken who ran fourth.  Brian Vause who was back at the wheel of his own car was credited with fifth.

The checkered flag flew for the first time in Joe Armakovitch’s career as he won in the Charger division.  Willie Grainger posedt a season high finish of second in a wounded number 9 after an early crash in the evening of racing.  Wade Skipper in the car, normally, wheeled by Ed Williams was looking like the man to beat after leading early.  He made a visit to the pits under yellow and gave up his track position.  Skipper made a desperate attempt to get back to first and ended up third.  Bryant Barnhill was fourth followed by Eric Joyner in fifth.  Usual front runner Chris Throckmorton was in the hun,t until a skirmish with Skipper hurt his car and damaged the radiator, causing him to overheat.

Adam Fulford won another Mini-Stock race and was on cruise control for the entire distance.  Earl Farmer came back from a spin after he and Michael McKinnon tangled . Then both came from the back to run second and third.  Randy Hewett and John Repak were credited with fourth and fifth on the scorecard.

The Coastal-Pee Dee Super Trucks saw a shuffle in the race winner and point standings as front running Jimmy Herrington was sidelined with mechanical problems.  Then Darlington’s Hal Goodson, took advantage the misfortune of Herrington, which allowed him to take the Myrtle Beach Speedway’s point lead in the truck series.  Goodson was on the pole and from the green to the checkers led every lap, to post the win.  Jamie Weatherford fought his way from mid-pack at the start to run second in a truck fielded by Terry  Moore.  Clay Thomas was up on the wheel of his truck running third.  Jake VunCannon took fourth and the winners son Hayes Goodson was fifth on the scoreboard.

The Bell and Bell Vintage Series put on another exhibition of racing with the cars of yesterday in a short sprint race.  Jeremy Cumbee paced the field under the checkered flag.  These cars will be added to several nights of racing in the future as it continues to attract the nostalgic crowd of drivers recalling a by gone era of racing.

Next week the “Dash for Cash” will be the big features of the night with twin 50 lap Late Model races and two more invitations to the big show,  Myrtle Beach 400 in November.  The track is looking to have full field of cars for the event.  Jamie Weatherford, Justin Milliken, Trey Marcham, Sam Yarbrough have already won their invites.  Mini-Stocks and Chargers will fill out the remainder of the racing card next Thursday.  Pepsi-Cola  retailers are again giving out special coupons that will allow a free admission for grand stands for spectators with a paid $15.00 parking fee.  The parking fee is per car and the free admission is for all the fans in the car.  Gates open at 6:00 PM race time is 8:00 PM, the track is located on Highway 501 next to the Tanger Outlet, approximately, four miles from downtown Myrtle Beach.

Myrtle Beach Speedway and PEPSI partner to deliver “Free” Weekly Racing tickets to Fans at the Iconic NASCAR track.

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Myrtle Beach Speedway and PEPSI partner to deliver “Free” Weekly Racing tickets to Fans at the Iconic NASCAR track.

 

Beginning with this week’s NASCAR Whelen All American Series Races, all fans will have the opportunity to receive free race tickets with paid parking courtesy of Pepsi and Myrtle Beach Speedway.  For just the cost of parking race fans, families and speed junkies everywhere will be able to get their fix of summer fun at the famed Myrtle Beach Speedway.  Courtesy of Pepsi fans can either pickup their ticket vouchers at area Grand Strand retail locations or go to Myrtlebeachspeedway.com to download their free ticket vouchers.  No other purchase is necessary and each person is eligible for up to four free tickets.

 

“Race fans have an incredible opportunity to come out to the speedway and watch great weekly racing at one of NASCAR’s most iconic short tracks. We would like thank Pepsi for stepping up to help fund this amazing summer promotion as part of our efforts to deliver great entertainment and affordable family fun here at Myrtle Beach Speedway.”  Remarked Bob Lutz CEO and owner of the Myrtle Beach Speedway.

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Myrtle Beach Speedway Hosting Celebration for Victory Junction Kangaroo Express “Kid Zone” Playground

Myrtle Beach Speedway Hosting Celebration for Victory Junction Kangaroo Express “Kid Zone” Playground

Patriotic celebration will feature fun family games and activities,featuring Kangaroo Express’ Salute Our Troops® Tour

 

 

Cary, N.C., June 2, 2013 The Pantry, Inc. (Nasdaq:PTRY), the leading independently operated convenience store chain in the southeastern United States, today announced it will celebrate the new Victory Junction Kangaroo Express “Kid Zone” Playground at Myrtle Beach Speedway during its July 3 Wheels of Destruction Thrill Show. Kicking off the speedway’s Independence Day Weekend festivities, the patriotic celebration will be the first of several exciting community events planned for 2013.

 

In addition to enjoying the new Kid Zone Playground, attendees will have a chance to share a message of thanks and appreciation for our troops and their families with a visit by Kangaroo Express’ Salute Our Troops® Tour. Traveling throughout the Southeast, the tour raises funds and awareness for the USO, Fisher House Foundation and eight state-based military support organizations, including the South Carolina Military Family Care Association. The tour also features fun family games including basketball toss and corn hole.

 

Patriotic events will also include a paratrooper show, as orchestrated by the All-Veteran Parachute Team.

 

The playground is dedicated to Victory Junction, a year-round camping environment for children ages six to 16 with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses. Built with funds raised during Kangaroo Express’ 2012 Victory Junction fundraising campaign, the Kid Zone playground rallies the community behind the camp’s cause and provides speedway guests with a family-friendly play area. Featuring a jungle gym with four slides, the playground also includes safety mulch created by recycling more than 6,000 used racing tires.

 

“This playground embodies the same spirit of community and fun that Victory Junction fosters for campers each year,” said Scott Smith, division vice president, Kangaroo Express. “We thank the Myrtle Beach community for their generous support of Victory Junction and invite them to come enjoy this family-friendly area at the Myrtle Beach Speedway all summer long.”

Kangaroo Express stores in Charleston, S.C., first began raising funds for Victory Junction in 2009 and have since expanded to North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.  This year’s fundraising campaign raised more than $1 million for Victory Junction for the second year in a row by encouraging guests at each of its participating Kangaroo Express store locations to donate $1 at the register.

 

“We are proud to partner with Kangaroo Express and Victory Junction to bring speedway guests a new family-friendly attraction,” said Patrick Wood, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Myrtle Beach Speedway. “Fun events at the playground are planned for the entire racing season, and we can’t wait to share this excitement with Myrtle Beach families.”

About Victory Junction

Victory Junction is a year-round camping environment for children, ages six to 16, with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses. Founded by Kyle and Pattie Petty, in honor of their son Adam, the camp is located in Randleman, N.C. Victory Junction offers programs for a range of disease groups and maintains strong relationships with more than 30 partner hospitals. Victory Junction’s mission is to provide life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering, in a safe and medically-sound environment, always free of charge. As a not-for-profit organization, the camp operates solely through the support of generous individuals, foundations, organizations and corporations to provide this experience at no charge to children and their families. Since the camp’s inception, more than 17,000 children and families have received not only a circle of support but experiences thought to only be possible by healthy children. For more information or to donate, visit www.victoryjunction.org.

 

About Myrtle Beach Speedway
The Myrtle Beach Speedway, originally named Rambi Raceway, was built in 1958 and is located at off of Highway 501 in Myrtle Beach South Carolina.  The speedway is a semi-banked asphalt oval track that spans 0.538 miles.  Over the years, Myrtle Beach Speedway has been the training ground for some of today’s biggest stars including Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, and Denny Hamlin.  All four generations of Petty’s (Lee, Richard, Kyle, and Adam) and all three generations of Earnhardt’s (Ralph, Dale Sr., and Dale Jr.) have taken a green flag at the historic track.  Myrtle Beach Speedway currently hosts weekly NASCAR racing from April to November as well as family shows (Wheels of Destruction Thrill Show) and special events.   Myrtle Beach Speedway is also the permanent home of the NASCAR Racing Experience where fans and tourists can drive the actual Sprint Cup Cars previously raced by the stars of NASCAR.  For more information visit www.myrtlebeachspeedway.com.

About The Pantry and Kangaroo Express
The Pantry’s Kangaroo Express® convenience stores meet the daily food and fuel shopping needs of guests. As of May 7, 2013, the Company operated 1,567 stores in thirteen states under select banners, including its primary operating banner Kangaroo Express.  The Pantry is one of the nation’s largest convenience store chains and the leading independently operated chain in the southeastern United States. The Pantry is headquartered in Cary, N.C. For more information, visit www.thepantry.com.

 

Kangaroo Express offers hot and cold beverages, snacks, fresh foods, gasoline and a wide assortment of merchandise and services for guests’ on-the-go lifestyles. It is home to more than 220 foodservice restaurants, including Subway and Dairy Queen. Kangaroo Express associates are committed to providing store guests with the fastest, friendliest and cleanest shopping experience.

 

With more than half of its stores located within 25 miles of a military installation, Kangaroo Express has supported the military and their families for many years, most recently raising $3.17 million for the USO and other military support organizations as part of its summer-long Salute Our Troops® fundraising campaign. For more information, visit www.kangarooexpress.com or visit us on Twitter and Facebook.

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July 4th Activities and Race information

This is to inform you that Thursday week is the 4th of July. Yes, we are racing the second of the “Dash for Cash” Twin 50 lap races along with Mini-Stocks and Chargers. This is our Salute to the Military show with fireworks. There will be the practice on Thursday afternoon on the 4th prior to the pit gates opening at 3:00 PM. This is just like the practice held on May 23rd. You may sign-in at 12:00 Noon and purchase you pit passes at the same time. You must purchase your pit passes and pay the additional fee of $50.00 for the practice session to participate in the practice that will run from 1:30 until 3:00 PM prior to the gates opening at 3:00 PM for the rest of the competitors. If you are coming for the practice please let me know, call 843-353-1690 and leave a message if you are coming. We will also have the “Wounded Warrior’ program participating at the track in recognition of their sacrifices. They will also have their special wounded Warrior special truck on display and a number of handicapped war veterans will also be on hand. We need your participation in the races. The stronger car count we have, the more positive everyone will be. We are all in this game together. NASCAR Racing Experience has their car is being used a various appearances along the Grand Strand to promote the races and the Wheels of Destruction. Discount and free tickets are being distributed to help get fans to attend our events. If you wish to sign autographs with your Hero Cards or help with these promotions let us know. If you don’t know the car is a street legal former Sprint Cup car from the NASCAR Racing Experience. Thanks for your support!!!!!!!!!!

X-1R Pro Cup Series to Give Away 20,000 Free Tickets To Dean Custom Air 250

Mooresville, NC (06/13/13): The X-1R Pro Cup Series heads to Myrtle Beach Speedway on June 22nd for the Dean Custom Air 250. The .563 mile track, just minutes from Myrtle Beach, is the fifth race of the season for the X-1R Series.

 

The X-1R Series gave away 20,000 free tickets for the race at Motor Mile Speedway on June 8th and because of the success of the event, the X-1R series has decided to give away 20,000 tickets for the Dean Custom Air 250 at Myrtle Beach Speedway. Fans can pick up free tickets by visiting local businesses within 50 miles of the track. If fans are unable to reach out to local businesses for tickets, they can print free tickets at home by visiting http://www.X1RProCup.com/.

 

Many of the area’s most successful custom home builders and developers work with Dean Custom Air to choose, install and service the most reliable, energy-efficient heating and air conditioning systems—making their buildings more marketable. Dean Custom Air is fully certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and has an Unlimited Mechanical License to install and service any heating, air conditioning or HVAC system.

 

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Myrtle Beach Speedway welcomes the Stars of racing for our 2nd Annual NASCAR Night

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Contact: Bill Hennecey
Myrtle Beach Speedway For Immediate Release
704-200-8456
bhennecy@myrtlebeachspeedway.com

Myrtle Beach Speedway welcomes the Stars of racing for our 2nd Annual NASCAR Night.
Thursday May 9th will be the 2nd Annual NASCAR Night at Myrtle Beach Speedway.
Drivers from the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series will be on hand to take in a full night of short track action and participate in a celebrity race and greet the fans at Myrtle Beach Speedway. Drivers scheduled to attend include Michael Waltrip, Denny Hamlin, Mike Wallace, Darryl Wallace, Jayson White, Brian Scott and Clint Boyer. TV Personalities from Fox, Speed and ESPN will be on hand to partake in the evening’s events.

“Last year as we opened recently renovated Myrtle Beach Speedway we wanted to take advantage of the close proximity to Darlington Raceway by inviting some of our friends from the NASCAR community to pay a visit to this historic track. The response to our inaugural event was so positive we have decided to make it an annual event on our racing calendar,” Remarked Bob Lutz Driving 101’s CEO and owner of the Myrtle Beach Speedway.
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About Myrtle Beach Speedway:
Driving 101 is the leading experiential racing company in North America owning and operating the NASCAR Racing Experience, the Mario Andretti Racing experience, Myrtle Beach Speedway and The SPEEDPARK at Concord Mills. Offering the most realistic racing programs available to NASCAR and Open Wheeled racing fans Nationwide, Driving 101 programs are conducted at over 12 racetracks across the United States and offer a vast array of corporate outings and motorsports themed events. For more information call 877-RACE-LAP (877-722-3527) or visit www.877racelap.com

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First Annual Open House at Myrtle Beach Speedway

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Contact:  Bill Hennecey

Myrtle Beach Speedway                                                       For Immediate Release

843-353-1690

bhennecy@myrtlebeachspeedway

 

Myrtle Beach Speedway Open House event set for Saturday May 4th:

Saturday May 4th will officially usher in the new season of NASCAR racing at the famed Myrtle Beach Speedway with an Open House event free to the public with Gates opening at 5pm locally.  A complete night of racing including the NASCAR Whelen All-American Late Model Series and the season debut of our SuperTruck division will highlight the night.  The Victory Junction Kangaroo Express Playground will host activities and games for children of all ages.

 

“2012 was a great year for us and we wanted to build a special Open House event to kick off 2013 and show off the work that went into our phase 2 renovations.  By making our facility completely fan friendly we wanted to open the track to area residents and tourists to highlight our second full year of ownership. We work hard to identify good causes and use the Speedway to contribute back to the community, like this week’s Walk the Dog awareness program for area pet shelters.” Remarked Bob Lutz Driving 101’s CEO and owner of The Myrtle Beach Speedway.

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About Myrtle Beach Speedway:

The Myrtle Beach Speedway, originally named Rambi Raceway, was built in 1958 and is located at off of Highway 501 in Myrtle Beach South Carolina.  The speedway is a semi-banked asphalt oval track that spans 0.538 miles.  Over the years, Myrtle Beach Speedway has been the training ground for some of today’s biggest stars including Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, and Denny Hamlin.  All four generations of Petty’s (Lee, Richard, Kyle, and Adam) and all three generations of Earnhardt’s (Ralph, Dale Sr., and Dale Jr.) have taken a green flag at the historic track.  Myrtle Beach Speedway currently hosts weekly NASCAR racing from April to November as well as family shows (Wheels of Destruction Thrill Show) and special events.   Myrtle Beach Speedway is also the permanent home of the NASCAR Racing Experience where fans and tourists can drive the actual Sprint Cup Cars previously raced by the stars of NASCAR.  For more information visit www.myrtlebeachspeedway.com

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Myrtle Beach 400 Grand Marshall James Hylton

The NASCAR, sanctioned, Myrtle Beach 400 is set for March 22nd to make up for the postponed event from November 18th of last year.  It is now a part of a big double header weekend of racing.  Saturday March 23rd will see four classes of racing that will join the South East Limited Late Models racing 100 laps and the 250 Lap NASCAR Late Model race racing Friday afternoon.

NASCAR “Hall of Fame” member David Pearson was scheduled to be the Grand Marshall last November.  But, during the off season David became ill and won’t be able to return. His friend and fellow racer from Spartanburg county South Carolina will take his place.  James Harvey Hylton of Inman, SC, who has been behind the wheel of race cars, will celebrate a half century of racing this year and has announced his retirement.  James Hylton has won at Talladega and Richmond in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, he also won NASCAR Rookie of the Year and finished second in a Cup Championship chase during his career.  Bob Lutz, owner of the speedway said “We welcome a man who raced with all of the legends of the sport.  It is an honor to have him visit us and be our Grand Marshall.  I can just imagine the tails and stories he’ll be able to share with the fans and his fellow racers”.  Hylton who is seventy-eight years old has for the last several years been a mentor to many younger drivers and is still active in the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) as a driver.

The Myrtle Beach 400 feature NASCAR Late Model Stock car race will pay $10,000.00 to win and feature a field of 40 plus cars, with best late model drivers in the nation.  Support divisions for the two day weekend of racing will be South East Limited Late Models Pro and Challenger divisions and the newly created Mini-Mayhem division made up of Mini-Stock four cylinder cars from the Carolinas and Virginia.

For more information contact:  Bill Hennecy, Media Relations at the Myrtle Beach Speedway

843-353-1690