History In The Making At Myrtle Beach Speedway

by April 14, 2017 0 comments

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – History is in the making at Myrtle Beach Speedway during the Horry County Fair presented by Philanthropist.com. A 4th generation of Petty’s and a 2nd generation of Gibbs will race in this Saturday night’s NASCAR Whelen Late Model series.

Thad Moffit, (Richard Petty’s grandson) is a 4th generation Petty’s driver. He will wheel the #46 car against Ty Gibbs (Joe Gibb’s grandson), who is a 2nd generation of Gibbs, in the NASCAR Whelen Late Model races at the historical Myrtle Beach Speedway.

Moffitt has been progressing nicely up the ranks of stock car racing. The 16 year-old won his first stock car race last year and won the Challenger division of the Southeast Limited Late Model series in 2016. He made his ARCA debut last weekend with a 16th place finish at historic Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville.

Gibbs comes from a slightly different legacy. He is Coy Gibbs’ son and, while Coy and JD made some attempts at racing in their younger years, neither of them had the success of Lee and Richard Petty. Gibbs is forging his own legacy however. After cutting his racing teeth at Millbridge Speedway in Salisbury, NC, he has moved to Late Model stock cars. The 14 year-old has already been to victory lane this season with wins in the Southeast Limited Late Model Series at Greenville-Pickens Speedway.

Five action packed races, all back-to-back on Saturday night during the fair, is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat! Watch NASCAR Late Models Twin Features, Charger Series, Mini Stocks, Vintage Cars and Skid Plate races all in one night. Action starts at 1:45pm with a free Driver Meet and Greet. Meet some of the drivers; get autographs and photos before the race. Pits open at 2pm and grandstands open at 5pm.

Admission to the April 15th, NASCAR Whelen Late Model Fan Appreciation Night race will be $10 for adults. Kids 11 and under are free. In addition, admission to the Horry County Fair presented by Philanthropist.com is free for kids 4 and under, it is $3 for kids 5-11 and $5 for Adults. Senior Citizens 65+ and Military are $3.

Parking: FREE on Speedway grounds and also in designated area at Tanger Outlet.

Location: 455 Hospitality Lane, Myrtle Beach, SC, located on 501 beside Tanger Outlet Mall at the intersection of Highway 501 and Waccamaw Pines Blvd.

The Horry County Fair presented by Philanthropist.com will be held April 7-16th at Myrtle Beach Speedway. The 48-acre complex will be teaming with typical county fair activities, food, games, rides and agricultural exhibits. It will also provide visitors with a broad view of everything Horry County has to offer thanks to the wide variety of companies that will have displays as part of the midway. Visit www.horrycountyfair.com to learn all about the schedule, special activities and admission prices for each of the ten fun-filled days.

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 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, Whelen Modified Tour, NASCAR Racing Experience, Horry County Fair, Traxxas Monster Truck Destruction Tour, and NOPI Nationals.

Source: Myrtle Beach Speedway

Photo Credit: Hunter Thomas/TheFourthTurn.com

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