STORY & PHOTOS: Florence Motor Speedway Prepares For First Event Under New Ownershipby Hunter Thomas August 28, 2020 0 comments
FLORENCE, S.C. – Steve Zacharias and his staff at Florence Motor Speedway were busy working hard on Friday as they prepare for the upcoming first race under new ownership on Friday, September 4.
Now that Myrtle Beach Speedway has shutdown forever, Zacharias, along with his wife Jacqulyn, Brian Vause and Savannah Brotherton and their team can now fully focus on the new endeavor at Florence Motor Speedway. The team has managed an array of events together at Myrtle Beach throughout the years, but next weekend’s race will be the first for Speedway Plus Production, LLC at Florence Motor Speedway.
Seating from Darlington Raceway’s grandstands have been added to the track. Half of the seating is ready to go; however, the other half will possibly still be under construction come next Friday. Fans will be treated to a beer garden-style atmosphere, and concessions will be served from a food truck.
The entry to the infield where the hauler enter has been flattened a little bit more and repaved.
The walls along the frontstretch and inside wall in the infield have been coated with fresh, white paint. Even the buildings have been repainted as well.
Guests in the sponsor suite located within the Control Tower will get to enjoy the race from an incredible view while sitting in church pews. Bathrooms have been touched up and in some locations, upgraded.
While there is still work to be done, Zacharias is confident that the speedway will be ready to go come next week. Fans will enjoy a few new amenities, but the racing tradition will continue at Florence Motor Speedway.
Below is a tentative schedule for next weekend’s races.
Below are photos that Hunter Thomas captured on Friday afternoon at Florence Motor Speedway.