Officials from the University of Northwestern Ohio and Myrtle Beach Speedway announced today a two new entitlement sponsorships for this coming November. The former Myrtle Beach 400 an iconic event for the past 23 years will now be the “UNOH 400” presented by Crown Reef Beach Resort. The prestigious UNOH “Battle at the Beach” presented by Crown Reef Beach Resort, which was held the past two seasons at Daytona International Speedway as a kick-off to Speedweeks, is being relocated to the Myrtle Beach Speedway and will be one of the two season-ending finales.
The .563 mile asphalt racetrack has hosted NASCAR Xfinity events, and the stars that drive the cars in 1990s. Since then the track has become a staple for southern racers during the last 15 years.
Robert Lutz, President/CEO of Myrtle Beach Speedway and the NASCAR Racing Experience stated, “With the Battle at the Beach’s well known history, we are proud to now host such a historic event here at Myrtle Beach Speedway. With the success of the Myrtle Beach 400 for the past 23 years, this will take the track to the next level. We couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with such a great organization like UNOH. What they do for their students is a remarkable thing, and to be able to assist in getting the word to potential collegiate students in our area is the icing on the cake.”
Dr. Jeffrey A. Jarvis, President of UNOH said, “Everyone at the University of Northwestern Ohio is excited about this new partnership with Myrtle Beach Speedway and continuing the UNOH Battle at the Beach.”
“Being involved in the historic UNOH 400 provides an additional opportunity for UNOH to showcase our institution and programs to future students in that area.” Dr. Jarvis went on to say, “Bob Lutz, Steve Zacharias, and Kurt Weinhardt have welcomed us warmly and we are grateful to have this opportunity for our staff and students. Matt Klugman from Crown Reef Beach Resort & Water Park has stepped in to enhance this event even more and we very fortunate to have them on board as the presenting sponsor for both events.”
Matt Klugman, Director Sales, & Marketing for Crown Reef Beach Resort & Water Park commented, “We feel this is a great opportunity to be involved with such a historic speedway. With the beautiful amenities that the Crown Reef holds, we know that it will enhance the drivers experience during this years’ events as well as the UNOH 400 presented by Crown Reef and UNOH Battle at The Beach, presented by Crown Reef this upcoming November.”
The UNOH 400 and UNOH Battle at the Beach- Two weeks of action packed racing excitement!
Week I: See the amazing racing action at The UNOH 400 November 12-14 2015 at Myrtle Beach Speedway. The 23rd running of the Myrtle Beach 400 with title sponsor UNOH includes the “South East Limited Late Model Series” along with “The Coastal Pee Dee Super Truck Series.” With a record braking 76 cars attempting to qualify last year, 42 started the main event. Drivers Kevin Parsons, the son of late Benny Parsons and the young Champion Dylan Hall will be 2 of the up and coming stars racing for the win in this marquee race of the South East- The UNOH 400.
Week II: UNOH Battle at the Beach is coming from the oceans of Daytona to the shores or Myrtle Beach November 19-21, 2015. Previously known as the Myrtle Beach 400 some 56 of the country’s top NASCAR Late Model Stock Car drivers race the historic .538 Myrtle Beach Speedway in this action packed annual event. Drivers including the best names in stock car racing include Timothy Peters, Lee Puliam, David Regan and the current National Champion Anthony Anders will be racing for the UNOH Battle at the Beach Championship in hopes of paving the way of their racing careers like previous drivers have including Denny Hamlin, Dennis Setzer, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. to name a few.
Plus as an added bonus! Witness the ground pounding Modified Series that has seen names in the NASCAR Hall of Fame like Richie Evans along with drivers in the critically acclaimed show “Mad House” the Myers Brothers and driver Jeremy Mayfield.
-UNOH Press Release. Photo credit: Speed51.com