Update October 8, 2012: This weekend's race brought out several out-of-area teams and it was hard not to notice the big names. We got an opportunity to spend a few minutes to David Garbo, Jr., young late model superstar of Marcos Ambrose Motorsports.
David got started driving quarter midgets at age seven and stayed in that series for about five years. He moved on to Legends cars and earned the Semi-Pro National Championship this year.
Saturday's 100-lapper at the Myrtle Beach Speedway was only David's seventh in the late model series, though he hopes to stick around in it for another two years. He's got Sprint Cup dreams, so he's hopeful to move up through the K&N series, then on to ARCA.
At the age of 15, David is racing the full UARA tour next year, remaining with Marcos Ambrose Motorsports. The irony here is that he just got his learner's permit to drive on interstates. He finished 5th on Saturday, so clearly that's not evident on the track.
It was Myrtle Beach Speedway regular, Sam Yarbrough, who took the checkers and, again, secured his spot in November's Myrtle Beach 400 after a win in July and a disqualification in the last invitational.
For the latest about upcoming races and results, stay tuned to the Myrtle Beach Speedway News page.
This Saturday night, October 6th, is the final of the invitational “Dash for Cash” races for a guaranteed starting position in the top six for the Myrtle Beach 400 November 14th through the 18th at Myrtle Beach Speedway.
The winner of the 100 lap “Breast Cancer Awareness Night” at the speedway will join invitational winners Justin Milliken, Sam Yarbrough, Coleman Pressley and the two fastest qualifiers following time trials for the Myrtle Beach 400 on November 19th. Drivers who are looking to win Saturday night and make the 400 big show are Late Model “Champion” Anthony Anders, Jamey Lee, Jeremy McDowell, Stuart Ricks, and Jake Engle, just to name a few.
Frank Kimmel, multi-time ARCA Champion, is expected at the track to oversee the running of the 50 Lap Kimmel Street Stock Series. This is the first appearance at the track for the cars that have been running the super-speedways. Local, Steve Jones and Summerville’s Gary Taff are expected to challenge the drivers coming from out of town this Saturday.
Charger drivers will see Champion Mark Hale take on Lucas Williams, Kevin Barnhill, Ed Ray and the regulars in the division for a 25 lap showdown. Michael McKinnon who won his family's first Mini-Stock Championship will once again feel the heat of the Fulford family from Brunswick County, North Carolina along with more drivers coming to get set for the big November race. Four divisions of racing and lot of out of town racers are going for the checkered flags.
Gates open at 5 p.m. with practice starting immediately; following by racing under the lights at 7:30 p.m. Adults get in for $15, seniors and students for $13, military for $8, and children 12 and under are free. You can get tickets online here.