Ronnie Bassett Jr. Brings Momentum into Myrtle Beach 400

Ronnie Bassett Jr. Brings Momentum into Myrtle Beach 400

by November 19, 2013 0 comments

November 19, 2013 – As the 2013 race season winds down, 17 year old Ronnie Bassett Jr. looks to carry momentum from his UARA-STARS win at Anderson Motor Speedway in October into Myrtle Beach Speedway for his second appearance in the Myrtle Beach 400.

With four UARA-STARS victories in 2013, Ronnie Bassett Jr. ties himself as the winningest driver of the season, but this weekend Bassett is searching for his first NWAAS win of 2013. Last season Bassett’s No. 04 Bassett Racing team dominated throughout their NWAAS starts, claiming five consecutive
victories in seven starts.

Ronnie Bassett Jr. has two NWAAS starts under his belt in 2013, producing a best finish of fourth in the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown at Richmond. After a productive test session at the .563 mile Myrtle Beach Speedway on November 9th, Bassett thinks his team is capable of a solid performance.

“We started the test off pretty rough, we struggled. But by the end of the day Chris (Lawson) made the right adjustments to get us to the point we need to be entering this weekend,” Ronnie Bassett Jr. said. “I’m looking forward to this race; The Beach is one of the biggest late model races each year. We had a pretty disappointing finish at Martinsville, but it wasn’t for lack of a great racecar. I want our No. 04 team to show what we are capable of, and bring home a big win.”

This weekend’s Myrtle Beach 400 will be Ronnie Bassett Jr.’s second appearance in the prestigious event. In 2011 Bassett started 30th and worked himself up to second before getting caught in a wreck after the halfway point, resulting in a 33rd place finish. Bassett’s goal for this year’s MB400 is to make it the duration of the event in order to record a solid run for his No. 04 Rheem / Rex Younger Galleries / Butler Trailer Ford.

The Bassett Racing team will join the other late model contenders for practice Wednesday at Myrtle Beach Speedway. Qualifying is set for Saturday afternoon at 2:30 PM locking in the top 20, followed by four last chance qualifiers where the top four finishers transfer into the feature. The 200 lap main event will get underway around 2:30 PM Sunday November 24th after completion of the Southeast Limited Late Model event.

Following The Myrtle Beach 400 Ronnie Bassett Jr. has one race remaining on his 2013 schedule in the Thanksgiving All Star Classic at Southern National Motorsports Park where he looks to extend his undefeated streak. Follow @BassettRacing1 and @BassettJr_04 on Twitter. For more information on Ronnie Bassett Jr. and media availability, visit or contact

Caitlin Tinius

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