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In NASCAR Late Model racing Saturday at Myrtle Beach Speedway, the two 35-lap races were swept by Justin Milliken, of Ocean Isle Beach. Milliken is a third-generation driver whose grandfather began his career in 1958.
Justin Milliken celebrated the win with son Jamie and grandson Justin. This was Justin Milliken’s fourth victory in six races this season. He also is the new points leader in NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stocks.
Following Milliken in the first race were Lee, McDowell, Brent Brinson, Matt Cox, Rick Smith and Edward Jordan. The finishers behind Milliken in the second race were Lee, Smith, McDowell, Brinson, Cox and Jordan.
Former national short-track champion Jeremy McDowell won his second pole of season at 21.413 seconds (90.80 mph) in the Conway Carquest/Parts Automotive Dodge. Jamey Lee started outside pole.
In Mini Stock racing of 20 laps, former Street Stock Champion Diddle Floyd led flag to flag en route to his first 2011 victory. Points leader Adam Fulford was second, followed by Dub Fulford, Eric McKinnon, Willie Fulford, Trask Shelley and Mark Evans.
In Street Stock racing of 15 laps, defending champion Mark Hale capture his fourth victory this season. Cameron Harrington had best career finish as runner-up.
Eric Joyner, Willie Grainger and Brian Noblin were in the top 5.
In Limited Late Model racing of 25 laps, sophomore driver Brian Vause made history as he won for the first time. He drives for his paternal grandfather, who has raced/owned 49 years without victory until this night.
Brian Vause beat eight-time champion Randall Roberts to the line after a late-race wreck by points leader Dal Wright set up a final dash to the checkered flag. Roberts, Chris Burns, Blaze Howell (his best MBS finish) and Lucas Williams were in the top five. Sixth through 10th were Kevin Barnhill, Samie Scarpelli, David Parks, Dal Wright and Jackie Ward.
Myrtle Beach Speedway fans were treated to the great hospitality of Bell & Bell Buick-GMC on Saturday. The Bell & Bell Automotive Family is a dedicated sponsor of racing and race teams, now in fourth decade of service. Visit myrtlebeachspeedway.com or call (842) 236-0500 for coming events.