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Myrtle Beach Speedway prepares for final season of racing

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By Alexx Altman-Devilbiss

Myrtle Beach Speedway has been around since 1958 and is planning for the final summer of racing, according to ABC 15 News media partner The Sun News.

Over the years, the track has hosted many of NASCAR’s top names including Dale Earnhardt Jr. early in his career.

A sale of the speedway is pending the zoning approval, which will require the passing of three readings. Track owner Bob Lutz said Tuesday he is hoping the rezoning request will be on the council’s June agenda, which would lead to closing as early as September, The Sun News said.

A sales contract with a developer based in Charlotte, North Carolina who is expected to build a combination of commercial and residential development is pending the zoning change.

“I do think it’s a great use of the property and the residents will really like what is being done there,” Lutz said.

The last race on the schedule will be the Sun Fun 101 on Aug. 18. It will include a full race schedule including late model, charger, mini stock and Carolina mini stock races.

Lutz said attendance at the track has gone down and he hasn’t been able to turn a profit with the property in recent years.

One last big racing event will be created once the date of the closing is established.

“When we know for sure we will definitely have a final race that will be promoted and be a big event,” Lutz said.

Myrtle Beach Speedway General Manager, Steve Zacharias said he believes the final date for racing will be Aug. 18 based on permitting.


by Alexx Altman-Devilbiss Wednesday, May 13th 2020