Florence Motor Speedway will begin what track officals hopes to be an annual tradition this weekend with the inaugural South Carolina 250. The event serves as the precursor to next weekend’s South Carolina 400, an event that track promoter Steve Zacharias hopes can fill the void of the Myrtle Beach 400.
Here are 10 things to know about this weekend’s South Caroilna 250, which will be broadcast live on Speed51.TV.
1) The South Carolina 250 is not a 250-lap race. The event consists of 250 laps of racing between the Super Trucks (100 laps), Street Stocks (50 laps) and the Limited Late Models (100 laps).
2) An optional practice day was held on Friday prior to the action on Saturday.
3) A $3,000 check awaits the winner of the Limited Late Model 100-lap event.
4) The Super Truck pre-entry list features 13 names, with more drivers expected to show up on race day.
5) As of late this week there were 39 pre-entered Limited Late Models for Saturday’s main event. The number could grow like it has in the past at Myrtle Beach when they held an end-of-the-year type race.
6) Lee Faulk Racing, 3D Motorsports, AK Performance, Cook/Finley Racing, and Orion Motorsports are just some of the teams that will be presenting multiple cars for the Limited Late Model race.
7) Ryan Glenski , Jamie Weatherford and Austin Somero have won the last three Limited Late Model season finale events in the state of South Carolina. A year ago, Austin Somero led 40 laps and passed Ryan Glenski for the win. Somero will race next week with the Late Models, but Glenski and Weatherford will race this weekend.
8) Speed51.TV will be the place to follow all the live coverage if you can’t make it to South Carolina for the race.
9) Saturday’s event leads up to next week’s South Carolina 400 that will feature 35 laps for Allison Legacy cars, 100 laps for the Carolina Pro Late Model Series, 75 laps for the Modifieds and 225 laps for the Late Model Stock Cars.
10) Who’s ready for 2021? Florence Motor Speedway has already shown up on the 2021 CARS Tour Late Model Stock schedule, and excitement is in the air for additional events with the new ownership group.
-Story by: Elgin Traylor, Speed51 Southeast Correspondent
-Photo credit: Florence Motor Speedway Facebook