By Bill Hennecy
This Saturday night, June 16, the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series returns with a big field of late models at Myrtle Beach Speedway. The V-8 powered cars should Matt Cox set to challenge the fornt runners in the division. Last time the late models ran he was able to run second and challenge for the win. Points leader Justin Milliken with two wins on the season should expect to the likes of Jeremy McDowell, Rick Smith, Jamey Lee, and Stuart Ricks mount a stiff run on Milliken.
Two time winner in the Mini-Stocks Michael McKinnon who now has his car dialed in, should be the man to beat, in the four cylinder division. The Fulford family who usually dominate the division have yet to score a win this season in the Mini-Stocks. Willie fulford wrecked on the first lap of the first race, and dad Dub had mechanical problems on the first night. Brother Adam the defending champ was plagued by mechanical woes in last Saturday nights race. Willie was able to capture third last Saturday night. This is the first time in recent memory the Fulfords have failed to capture a checkered flag in the first four races of the year. Points leader Michael McKinnon keeps racking up the points in quest of his first Myrtle Beach Speedway track championship.
Mark Hale of Myrtle Beach seems to be the car to beat in the Chargers. Wade Skipper has won once this year, but Lucas Williams is now in the car looking to beat Hale. Shallottte’s Scott Buff wants and win, in only his fourth start he looks to be a contender. The rookie driver in a Milliken Racing entry has been strong in the early going this season. He appears to be getting a better feel for the car and gaining confidence each race.
Additionally, School Bus racing will debut this Saturday night. They are a regular feature in the “Wheels of Destruction” show held each Wednesday night. But this week they will run as a part of the Saturday night action.
The speedway in celebrating “ Fathers Day” this Saturday and honoring the Boy and Girl Scouts. All Scouts and their leaders attending in uniform will be admitted free.
Myrtle Beach Speedway is located at 455 Hospitality Lane j(just off of Waccamaw Pines Blvd,) Myrtle Beach, S.C.; on Hwy. 501 adjacent to Tanger Outlet to the west and at the intersection of Hwy. 31 (Carolina Bays Parkway) to the east.
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