On Wednesday, July 18, 2012, we head over to the Myrtle Beach Speedway (www.myrtlebeachspeedway.com) for autocross, Speedway fun runs, and burnout contest. Myrtle Beach Speedway is located just 2 miles west of the waterway bridge on US 501, towards Conway, S.C. 2007 was the first year we included this event and it was a huge success! In 2011, the Speedway filled to capacity as 220 cars and just over 1,500 people took part in the fun. We recognized that this events popularity required a major schedule overhaul for 2011, allowing more participants to enjoy the day's fun!
The autocross course is set up and run by experienced personnel, ensuring safety and fun. Auto crossing gives the driver the opportunity to test their driving skills on a flat, coned course! The autocross will provide a low-speed chance to push your car's handling capability while testing the driver's skill behind the wheel! In 2011, there was a continuous line of cars waiting to give the autocross a try. The revised schedule allows participants more chances at the course! If you've never tried an autocross then you are in for a real treat!
The Speedway fun runs are a very unique opportunity. The MB Speedway is a NASCAR sanctioned, ½-mile, oval track. Fun run participants get the chance to go out onto the track one car at a time and take a few laps at their own pace. Staying inside the cones insures speeds are kept within safe limits. This is an excellent photo and video opportunity and an absolute thrill for the driver. Prior to the event, Speedway and MW Staff will lay cones on the racetrack to provide a safe, but challenging line around the racetrack.
The night ends with the annual Mustang Week Burnout Contest! Participants line up one at a time on the racetrack to light them up for the crowd! Some of the best Mustang Week videos found online after the 2011 were taken during the burnout contest!
The Myrtle Beach Speedway is under new ownership and the new owners are going out of their way to make the venue better for all. The Mustang Week Staff has partnered with the new owners to benefit both the Speedway and all Mustang Week participants. New for the summer of 2012, the Myrtle Beach Speedway presents the Wheels of Destruction Thrill Show http://www.myrtlebeachspeedway.com/WheelsOfDestruction.html! This family friendly thrill show is like no other you have ever seen, full of flames, explosions, wrecks and racing! The show includes fireworks, stunt cars, freestyle motocross, bus racing, and much, much more! Check out this video of the show!