Myrtle Beach Speedway Announces Modifications To The 2017 Racing Scheduleby Press Release December 14, 2016 0 comments
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The 2017 racing season at Myrtle Beach Speedway is shaping up to be one of the most exciting in the track’s 60 year history. A new event was just added to the schedule as the 2017 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will start its season on the historic half mile track. This will be the second NASCAR Modified event in the history of the speedway. The track has also moved two race dates for the upcoming season. The race date originally scheduled for April 22nd will now be held on April 15th during the Horry County Fair. The event scheduled for May 20th has been shifted to July 22nd to allow the track’s weekly racers the opportunity to compete in the U.S. Nationals of Short Track Racing.
The new unified NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour is going to test Modified drivers’ skills at 17 different race events throughout the eastern United States. The series is a combination of the Modified and Southern Modified tours. The event at Myrtle Beach is the second NASCAR Modified event at the historic track. The Southern tour ran at the speedway in 2009.
With the huge success of the Horry County Fair, it was decided to move the race event originally scheduled for April 22 to the final Saturday of the fair, April 15th. Admission to the fair will include admission to the races. The stands will be packed that night for the first round of eliminations for the Daytona 1 Beach Madness tournament.
After the announcement of the U.S. Nationals of Short Track Racing it was decided to reschedule the May 20th race to July 22nd in order for the local Myrtle Beach racers to participate in that prestigious event. The adjustment to the schedule has moved the second round of eliminations for the Daytona 1 Beach Madness tournament to July 8th as part of the Sun Fun 101 race.
The 2017 season begins at Myrtle Beach Speedway with the IceBreaker February 10th and 11th. In addition to Late Models, Chargers, Mini-Stocks and Vintage cars the track has added a 50 lap Modified feature. It will afford drivers a chance to put in some laps in advance of the Modified Tour race.
About Myrtle Beach Speedway – The Myrtle Beach Speedway, originally named Rambi Raceway, was built in 1958 and is located 455 Hospitality Lane, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The speedway is a semi-banked asphalt oval track that is 0.538 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 Whelen All-American Series race 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 home of the Myrtle Beach 400, IceBreaker 200, NASCAR Racing Experience, Monster Jam, Nitro Circus, NOPI Nationals and Horry County Fair.
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