(Editor’s Note: As a result of the Super Late Models being removed from the event schedule, Speed51.com’s Summer Thunder TV broadcast from Myrtle Beach Speedway has also been canceled.)
Myrtle Beach, SC – The Sun Fun 101 is one of the three biggest races on the Myrtle Beach Speedway schedule every season. The 2018 edition was set to include a new element, a Super Late Model race. Unfortunately, due to a lack of entries, that portion of the event is being removed from the racing docket this weekend. The racing action will still include Late Models, Chargers, Super Trucks, Mini-Stocks and Vintage cars. This event is a lock-in race for the Myrtle Beach 400, so the winner of the event will be assured a starting position in the season-ending classic.
The Speedway had received an exceptional amount of interest for the Super Late Model portion of this coming weekend’s event and anticipated a very strong field of competitors. Unfortunately, when confirming with race teams this week, a myriad of mechanical issues and schedule changes severely reduced the size of the field. Based on the high standards of competition the Speedway expects for their fans the decision was made to eliminate the Super Late Model portion of the race weekend. The plan is to run a Super Late Model race next summer and hopefully make it a signature event for the class for the foreseeable future.
The remainder of the race schedule will still compete as anticipated. The Late Model portion will be the feature event of the evening with 101 laps of competition. The victor in that race will be guaranteed a starting spot in the Myrtle Beach 400 and a silver invitation for Daytona 1 Beach Madness. The Chargers will run 30 laps, Mini-Stocks event will be 25 laps, Vintage cars are competing for 20 laps and the Super Trucks feature will start off the evening’s activity with a 75 laps race.
About Myrtle Beach Speedway – The Myrtle Beach Speedway, originally named Rambi Raceway, was built in 1958 and is located at 455 Hospitality Lane, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The speedway is a semi-banked asphalt oval track that is .538 mile in length. The NASCAR Cup series competed at the Speedway from 1958 through 1965. The NASCAR Busch Series (now the XFINITY Series) raced at Myrtle Beach Speedway from 1988 to 2000. Currently the NASCAR Whele All-American Series races on Saturday nights from Late February through November. The track also runs other racing classes including Late Model Charger, Super Trucks and Mini-Stocks. The Speedway is the home of the Myrtle Beach 400, IceBreaker 200, NASCAR Racing Experience, Beach Devastation Monster
-Myrtle Beach Speedway Press Release & Photo