Track PR Report

Myrtle Beach, SC(August 27, 2012) — Bob Lutz, owner of Myrtle Beach Speedway, is pleased to announce the Kimmel Street Stock Series has been added to the Saturday October 6th “Breast Cancer Awareness” night of racing. The Kimmel Street Stock Series is known for allowing the race cars to run the high banks of the super speedways. Andy Hillenburg’s Rockingham track being the most notable stop on the circuit. Now they are headed for Myrtle Beach, with drivers from the eastern United States set to challenge Myrtle Beach. The race will be for fifty laps and two heat races will determine the starting line-up.

Frank Kimmel who founded the series said, “I am really excited to see the Kimmel Street Stocks be added to the October 6th race card. It is a true opportunity to be able to race over the historic race track. Steve Jones who has competed at Rockingham twice and a former two time champion at Myrtle Beach was beaming when informed the cars would be a part of the race weekend. “I can’t believe the cars will be racing at my home track. He stated, “I guess I better start working on my race car, I can’t let the guys from out or town show me up in my backyard.”

The car count should be good based on the number of cars in the Virginia, Carolinas and Georgia area. Plus the cars from the Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio area should make for a great racing event.” Frank himself is planning on being at the race. Kimmel is known for being a front runner and winner in the ARCA Series having posted wins and championships during his career.

Because this is the first time at the track for the Kimmel Series an optional test day has been scheduled. Friday October 5th will be a test for all cars running the Saturday event. Cars planning on practicing on Friday will be charged $150.00 and allowed to practice with the other divisions racing from 2:00 PM until dark. Gates will open for the practice session at 1:00 PM following the sign-in which starts at 12:00.

Other division running on Saturday October 6th will be Mini-Stocks, Chargers, and Late Models. The late Model Show will be 100 laps. This will be the fourth “Dash for Cash” for the Myrtle Beach 400 upcoming on November 18th. Winner of the 100 lap race will receive a guaranteed starting position in the top seven starting spots for the big $10,000.00 to win 20 th annual race.

Myrtle Beach Speedway is trying to introduce new classes and series to the race fan. The variety of events scheduled in the upcoming months will allow fans to see race divisions that have not been run at the track in previous years.

Myrtle Beach Speedway is a NASCAR sanctioned .538 mile banked asphalt track. The track is located on Highway 501 four and one-half miles from the beach, next to the Tanger Outlet at the intersection of Highway 501 and Waccamaw Pines Blvd.