CHARLOTTE, NC :: Brayton Haws is still celebrating the biggest win of his career but he’s also looking ahead to the Myrtle Beach 400 which will be held on November 23rd at Myrtle Beach Speedway.

The 15-year-old driver knew tire management would be a factor in the Autumn Classic and knows that it will be an even bigger factor at Myrtle Beach in two weeks.

“I was managing tires until 15 laps to go.  My spotter, from lap one to 185 kept telling me to save tires and it paid off how much I saved my tires.  Yesterday’s race, in the back of my head, I was just thinking about winning but we were also practicing tire management.  At Myrtle Beach, that’s a big track to save your tires up.  The entire track is basically made out of seashells.”

After scoring a 10th place finish in the MDCU 300 at Martinsville Speedway and backing that up with a win in Sunday’s Autumn Classic at Southern National Motorsports Park, Haws has reason to be confident heading to ‘the Beach’ later this month.

“We definitely have a lot of confidence, not just with me but my team,” Haws remarked.  “From a top 10 at Martinsville to a win at the Autumn Classic.  We’re expecting to go to Myrtle Beach and at least get a top-three.  We can’t get our hopes too high because there is going to be a stacked field at Myrtle Beach just like there was at the Autumn Classic and Martinsville.”

Haws has raced at Myrtle Beach Speedway before, but says it was so long ago, he doesn’t even remember.  However, he doesn’t get intimidated when he goes to a track he’s not familiar with.  Instead, he welcomes the challenge.

“The track, I don’t really get intimidated.  We’re usually just focused on the race and we just came off that big win at the Autumn Classic.  This next week, we’ve just got to get focused on going to Myrtle Beach and hopefully get a top-three or maybe even another win.”

Haws hasn’t solidified his plans beyond Myrtle Beach yet but plans on competing in the Late Model Stock Car ranks again next season.