Justin Milliken won the 100-lap Late Model race on Thursday night at Myrtle Beach Speedway and locked up a spot in the season-ending Myrtle Beach 250 later this year. Milliken is the speedways defending track champion.
Matt Cox was second in the featured event and was followed by Jeremy McDowell, Jamey Lee and Jake Engle in the Top 5.
The winner of the five 100-lap Late Model races this season at the .538-mile semibanked oval the others are on July 3, Aug. 2, Sept. 1 or Oct. 6 are guaranteed a starting spot in the Myrtle Beach 250 on Nov. 18.
Those five, plus the top two qualifiers on Nov. 17, will be entered in a 35-lap Dash for Cash, later that day where the winner gets $2,500 and earns the pole position in the main event.
The finishing order in the Dash for Cash will determine the starting lineup for the Myrtle Beach 250, which pays $10,000 to win.
Kevin Jackson won the Mini-stock race on Thursday and Kevin Barnhill won the Street stocks race.
CONWAY Catcher Tucker Frawley added another honor to his collegiate career by being named to the Capital One Academic All-America team. Frawley was chosen to the first team.
He was also named the 2012 Big South Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Frawley graduated summa cum laude with a gpa of 3.94, including perfect 4.0 during seven semesters, as a physics major.
Daniel Bowman and Aaron Burke were both named to the Louisville Slugger All-American third team.
CONWAY The Big South Conference announced that the Chanticleers and Myrtle Beach will host the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Mens and womens Big South Conference basketball championships.
We are excited for the University and Grand Strand communities for the opportunity to host the Big South Basketball Championships for the next three years, CCU Athletic Director Hunter Yurachek said. The new format will bring together 23 teams [12 men and 11 women] to this community along with their bands, cheerleaders, alums and other constituents. This will become a signature event in the Grand Strand.
Coastal beat out UNC-Asheville, Winthrop and Winston-Salem.