Myrtle Beach Speedway saw new winners Saturday night in the Late Model and Mini-Stock divisions, and also a tight battle continue in the Chargers for a championship speedway title.
Thirteen late models took the green flag and Justin Milliken appeared to be on his game moving to the lead. Clay Thomas, driving the Tommy Byrd No. 28, was in pursuit of Milliken as they moved away from the rest of the field in the early going.
The race was heated as they battled head-to-head, and it appeared they were going to be the class of the field. On Lap 17, Clay Thomas lost control in turn four and the yellow flag flew tightening up the cars. Thomas retired to the pits and was out of the action.
This left Milliken and Ryan Glenski from Mooresville, N.C., driving side by side and put on a show.
Behind them, everyone else was putting on great racing too. Notable among those chasing the first and second was Sam Scarpelli, who was holding down third and showing strength in the blue No. 96.
Ryan Glenski eventually made his move after going side by side, lap after lap with Milliken to make the pass.
The field started shuffling positions and Yarbrough passed Scarpelli as did Brent Brinson.
When the checkered flag waved, Glenski finished first. Sam Yarbrough, who was on his way to the track championship in late models was second, third was Milliken while Brinson ran fourth and Scarpelli garnered fifth.
Ed Williams, who is racing Chris Throckmorton for the track title in Chargers, ran first and second in that race.
Ed Ray was third. Alex Hicks, who was in a repaired No. 88 from the last race’s crash, was fourth. Willie Grainger finished fifth.
Andre Bauer failed to start the main after experiencing fuel starvation problems.
Mini-Stocks had Michael McKinnon on the pole after being disqualified last race for a non-compliant engine.
The fresh engine was just as potent as the last one and he led from the start. The caution as McKenzie Farmer looped into the inside retaining wall on the back stretch, destroying his No. 01 and suffering a possible hand injury.
The restart saw McKinnon falter and lose power on the restart as his shifter handle broke off in his hand.
Earl Farmer, Andrew Sanders and points leader Adam Fulford put on the show for following laps. Nearing the end, Farmer and Fulford made contact and Adam made a remarkable recovery after sliding sideways in cloud of tire smoke.
Earl Farmer took the win, with second going to Andrew Sanders. Fulford chased the duo to a third place finish.
Newcomer Daniel Yates took fourth with Willie Fulford finished fifth. Thirteen Mini-Stocks raced, the most since the Mayhem race in March.
The Vintage cars delighted the fans as fans saw the cars that ran in the 1950s and 1960s, exhibition raced.
Johnny Pick took the lead in the early going an out ran Mark Hale, both of these drivers were in 1955 Chevrolets. Joe Evans of Anderson, the reigning National and Anderson Speedway Champion in Vintage cars, was on hand in his 1957 Chevy.
This Saturday night will be the last points race for the 2013 season.
Sam Yarbrough has his second Whelen All-American NASCAR Championship at Myrtle Beach Speedway wrapped up.
It is still a battle in a tight race between Ed Williams and Chris Throckmorton in the Charger division. Mini-Stocks belong to multi speedway champion in the class Adam Fulford.
The NASCAR champions will be crowned Saturday as the regular season closes out at the track.