Final-day races of Myrtle Beach 400 rained out, rescheduled for March

For The Sun NewsNovember 18, 2012 

For the days leading up to Myrtle Beach 400 weekend, the weather report looked grim.

While Friday and Saturday’s action took place without a single raindrop falling from the sky, Sunday’s race was not so fortunate. By the time the 9:30 a.m. driver’s meeting was called, track owner Bob Lutz had made the decision to postpone the Myrtle Beach 400 until March of 2013.

The early decision to postpone the race was an easy one for Lutz.

“Looking at the forecast and the radar, there’s no chance we could get it in. All we would do is irritate people by keeping them here all day,” he said.

The NASCAR Late Model Stock 250-lap race and the Southeast Limited Late Model Series 100-lap race will be held March 22, with the same prize money being paid throughout the field. The following night Myrtle Beach Speedway will hold a second Late Model Stock race paying another $5,000 to win.

“We are going to follow up the next day with a new event. Seeing as the guys have to come here, we don’t want them to come just for that one race, so if they choose to run another event we’ll have a big show with $5,000 to win,” Lutz said.

The Southeast Limited Late Model Series also will run a $3,000 to win race that Saturday night.

Tickets purchased for Sunday’s race will be honored for the March 22 event. For more information on the Myrtle Beach 400 schedule, visit www.myrtlebeachspeedway.com.

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