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July 28th Myrtle Beach Raceway Recap

Tuesday July 31, 2012

 

Foul weather visited Myrtle Beach Speedway Saturday greeting racers, fans and special guest Mario Andretti. Rain started falling after the vintage cars had concluded practice Saturday afternoon. The winds and the storm toppled a light pole and wiped out the computer system in the tower and a caution light in turn one. Bob Lutz, owner of the speedway remained optimistic and immediately went into action to make ready for a night of racing while keeping up with the whereabouts in the air of Mario Andretti and in approach to the Conway Airport and subsequent arrival via Huffman Helicopters Bell Jet Ranger. Skies cleared and track drying began and Mario arrived and landed next to the track. Reporters from various news outlets were waiting and ready for their interviews.

Mario was most kind and congenial answering the questions and commenting on the track conditions and improvements. Andretti stated, “Tracks like Myrtle Beach Speedway are essential to the training and development of the future stars of the sport”. Andretti also was happy to have been to the historic track and the place where the Earnhardts, Allisons, Pettys, Jarretts had all raced. He attended the nightly drivers meeting and let it be known if there was an available race car, that he would be more than happy to be the driver for the night. Later he did drive the pace car and sign autographs for drivers in the pit area.

Jamey Lee of Florence, SC captured the pole on the hot humid night, in the lLate Model division. Anthony Anders has been looking for his first win at Myrtle Beach and leads the NASCAR South Carolina Points chase. On lap ten Anders moved past the leader and took the lead. In the final laps Anders was hounded by Sam Yarbrough who has visited victory lane twice this season. Anders and Yarbrough found themselves running up on lapped traffic and it was Anders who threaded the needle in passing the lapped cars. Yarbrough was in position on one occasion to make the pass and got up under Anders only to be confronted by the lapped cars and allowed Anders clean passage by them.

The points battled changed as Anders now has moved into the lead with 339 points while Justin Milliken has fallen to second with 335 and Yarbrough has it tightened up with 332. Justin Milliken finishing position was sixth his worst of the season in the finishing order.

The Charger race won by Lucas Williams taking his fourth win of the year. Kevin Barnhill ran second and third place went to points leader Mark Hale in a borrowed car from Palmetto Motorsports.

Mini-Stocks had Michael McKinnon winning his fourth of the season. Adam Fulford brought his car home second and daddy Dub Fulford was third.

The next event is Thursday night and is the third of the 100 lap “Dash for Cash” events earning the winner a guartanteed starting spot in the Myrtle Beach 400. Race time will be 7:30 PM pit gates open at 3:00 PM. Private practice will be from 1:30 PM until 3:00 PM for those scheduling the practice in advance.

July 28th Results

Finish Order Races 7-28-12

Late Model

1. Anthony anders
2. Sam Yarbrough
3. Jake Engle
4. Jamey Lee
5. Jeremy McDowell
6. Justin Milliken
7. Clay Thomas
8. Randall Roberts
9. Christian Pahud
10. Chris Throckmorton
11. Sam Scarpelli Jr.
12. Davey Hatchell
13. Matt Cox
14. Brian Vause
15. Michael McKinnon
16. Eric Joyner
17. Brandon Fox
18. Kevin Barnhill
19. Mark Hale
20. Lucas Williams
21. Stuart ricks

Chargers

1. Lucas Williams
2. Kevin Barnhill
3. Mark Hale
4. Brian Noblin
5. Eric Joyner
6. Dan Bryant
7. Kevin Ellis
8. Bryant Barnhill

Mini-Stocks

1. Michael McKinno
2. Adam Fulfor
3. Dub Fulford
4. Randy Hewett
5. Gary Fulford
6. Craig Schiel
7. Eric McKinnon

Points at end of Race ELEVEN July 28TH

Late Models

1. Anthony Anders 339 1 win
2. Justin Milliken 335 3 wins
2. Sam Yarbrough 332 2 wins
3. Jeremy McDowell 283 3 wins
4. Jamey Lee 298
5. Randall Roberts 212
6. Stuart Ricks 190
7. Jake Engle 190
8. Brian Vause 162
9. Matt Cox 158
10. Rick Smith 124
11. Sam Scarpelli Jr. 108
12. Clay Thomas 105 1 win
13. Spencer Euler 80
14. Jamie Weatherford 66
15. Chris Throckmorton 60
16. Dale Wright 56
17. R.J. West 54
18. Jason White 52
19. Kevin Parsons 52
20. Davey Hatchell 52
21. Greg Welborn 50
22. Lucas Williams 50
23. Lance West 44
24. Robbie Mew 44
25. Strom Altman 40
26. Ronnie Daniels 38
27. Brent Brinson 36
28. Davey Hatchell 34
29. Tyler Brown 30
30. Talon Gallimore 28
31. Edward Jordan 28
32. Jason Calhoun 28
33. Rafael Vollina 26
34. Sammy Jasper 26
35. Lance West 24
36. Tyler Howell 24
37. Hunter Bledsoe 22
38. Enrique Conteras 20
39. Caleb Harrelson 16
40. Jeremy Burns 14
41. Tony Pasquarello 14
42. Michael McKinnon 12
43. Eddy Cox 10
44. Eric Joyner 10
45. Remington Prince 8
46. Brandon Fox 8
47. Tyler Church 6
48. Strom Altman, Jr. 6
49. Kevin Barnhill 6
50. Ali Jackson 4
51. Mark Hale 4
52. Sam Scarpelli III 2
53. Chris Burns 2
54. Michael Faulk 2
55. Kevin Fox 2

Mini-Stock

1. Michael McKinnon 174 4 wins
2. Adam Fulford 125 2 wins
3. Willie Fulford 109
4. Eric McKinnon 86
5. Kevin Jackson 85 3 wins
6. Randy Hewett 74
7. Gary Fulford 58
8. Dub Fulford 58
9. A.J. Sanders 51 1 win
10. David Ward 34
11. Emory Herring 24
12. Jason Tutterow 24
13. Brian Bryant 22
14. Bailey Miles 20
15. Michael Tucker 16
16. Craig Schiel 14
17. Andrew Durham 10
18. Andrew Sanders 10
19. Randy Freeze 10
20. Tom Hutson 8
21. Greg Brew 8
22. Canon Ward 6
23. Steve Jones 2

Chargers

1. Mark Hale 160 4 wins
2. Lucas Williams 118 4 wins
3. Kevin Barnhill 116 3 wins
4. Eric Joyner 84
5. Joe Armakovitch 80
6. Scott Buff 48
7. Bryant Barnhill 48
8. Ed Ray 42
9. Brain Noblin 42
10. Cameron Harrington 28
11. Kevin Ellis 26
12. Wade Skipper 25 1 win
13. Bobby June 24
14. Cameron Harington 22
15. Dan Bryant 16
16. Josh Armakovitch 10
17. Steve Jones 8
18. Willie Grainger 8
19. Kevin Lowery 2

Coastal Super Trucks

1. Jamie Weatherford 61 1 win
2. Clay Thomas 59 1 win
3. Hal Goodson 40
4. Kevin Parsons 36
5. Terry Moore 34
6. Hayes Goodson 28
7. Wade skipper 26
8. Rick Smith 24
9. Joey Shuryan 22
10. Matt Cox 20
11. Jimmy Herrington 18
12. Jake VunCannon 10
13. Neal Grant 4
14. Chad Shoaf 2

Points are unofficial pending confirmation!

Unofficial

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