Saturday,11:00pm ET - Mark McFarland had all the cards play out in his favor tonight at Myrtle Beach. With the solid run he has made up a lot of ground in the points on Michael Ritch who had problems. Unofficially he takes the point lead.
That's all from Myrtle Beach, stayed tuned to Speed51.com for more on Monday. Goodnight!
181Mark McFarland 255Woody Howard 32Matt Hawkins 454Clay Rogers 529Trevor Bayne 692Dange Hanniford 796Wade Day 884Gary Helton 952Kirk Leone 1093Dakoda Armstrong 1122Drew Herring 129Tom Hessert 1382Billy Bigley Jr 14O2Joey Coulter 156Hunter Robbins 1613John Gibson 17O6Bobby Gill 181Don Satterfield 19O3Randy Hawkins 2017Bryan Silas 2175Caleb Holman 223Dana White 2323J P Morgan 2412Carl Long 2567Reece Milton 2620Mark Whitaker 2727Scotty Crockett 2840Dusty Williams 2928Michael Ritch 30O4Larry Barrett
Saturday, 9:35pm ET - Mark McFarland has won the Greased Lightning 250!! Stay tuned more to come.
Saturday, 9:33pm ET - With ten laps to go we have no change up front McFarland leads Howard, Hawkins, Rogers, and Hanniford.
Saturday, 9:30pm ET - Mark McFarland still leads as the laps tick off, Howard is starting to real him in.
Saturday, 9:26pm ET - Mark McFarland is pulling away from Woody Howard, Matt Hawkins is third right behind Howard. 20 laps to go.
Saturday, 9:23pm ET - Michael Ritch is out of the race and is done for the night, this will have a big shake up in the south points standings.
Saturday, 9:19pm ET - GREEN flag is back out with less then 50 laps to go. McFarland leads going into turn one. Woody Howard shot around the Hawkins and Rogers and is now second behind McFarland.
Saturday, 9:14pm ET - YELLOW flag comes out again as the 67 of Reece Milton hit the wall in turn one for a second time.
Saturday, 9:12pm ET - Hawkins took the lead for two laps, but McFarland came back around to get the top spot. Rogers is third, Day is fourth and Woody Howard fifth.
Saturday, 9:09pm ET - GREEN flag is back out and McFarland leads the charge Hawkins is in hot pursuit.
Saturday, 9:05pm ET - Ok, things were a little crazy because of the pit stops, McFarland leads as Hawkins moves to second with Rogers in third. YELLOW flag comes out on lap 180 as the 67 of Reece Milton hit the wall in turn one.
Saturday, 9:02pm ET - Things are now even as far as tires and gas go. With less then 100 laps to go Mark McFarland leads, Clay Rogers, Matt Hawkins, Scott Crockett and Trevor Bayne are the top five.
Saturday, 8:55pm ET - Green is back out and Dusty Williams quickly went to the lead as they are all jammed up behind him. Williams didn't last long out front as Clay Rogers went into the lead on 161. Williams then got into Michael Ritch bringing out another yellow.
Saturday, 8:49pm ET - Because you can not take tire and fuel during the same yellow some cars took gas while some took tires, Dange Hanniford is the leader with Dusty Williams second, Woody Howard third, Clay Rogers fourth, and Mark McFarland fifth.
Some cars have gas and some have tires, let's see what happens.
Saturday, 8:43pm ET - Dusty Williams still leads and he is pulling away from the pack. He has a 4-second lead over second place Dange Hanniford. Finally the YELLOW has come out for debris in turn one.
All the leaders will be on pit road we will let you know what happens.
Saturday, 8:37pm ET - Dusty Williams is now the leader he has come up thorugh the top five quickly in the last few laps. Hanniford, Rogers, Bayne, and McFarland round out the top five. 138 laps in the books.
Saturday, 8:33pm ET - We are halfway and we are still under Green. Bobby Gill who has already lost a lap has hit pit road for tires. At this point the tires wear is getting critical.
Saturday, 8:30pm ET - The leaders are in heavy traffic and Clay Rogers is now second behind a big pack of cars.
Saturday, 8:27pm ET - Dange Hanniford has taken the lead away from Mark McFarland.
Saturday, 8:25pm ET - The bumper is also taking the spoiler off on the left side of the car. Trevor Bayne is slowly dropping back with a very loose car.
Saturday, 8:23pm ET - The top four are now nose to tail. Trevor Bayne is looking to pass them all on the low side. He had gotten up to second when Clay Rogers got into him. the contact loosened the bumper on Bayne's car. It is sort of hanging back off the car as Bayne falls back to fourth.
Saturday, 8:17pm ET - As we approach the 100 lap mark we have only a dozen cars on the lead lap. the pace is very fast and many cars back in the pack are struggling to keep up.
McFarland still leads, but Hanniford is right behind him.
Saturday, 8:13pm ET - on lap 75 Trevor Bayne got by both Matt Hawkins and Clay Rogers.
Saturday, 8:11pm ET - The leaders are starting to closing back up to each other. the top five of McFarland, Hanniford, Hawkins, Rogers and Bayne are all on the same straightaway.
Saturday, 8:08pm ET - Trevor Bayne has moved into fifth place. he started 11th and like Hawkins was slowly picking them off. Reports from the radio is that he is a half a second faster then our current leader Mark McFarland.
Saturday, 8:05pm ET - At 50 laps the top five has McFarland in the lead, with Hanniford, Matt Hawkins, Clay Rogers and Kirk Leone rounding out the top five.
Hawkins has quietly been picking them of to get to third he started 7th.
Saturday, 8:02pm ET - Ritch changed tires and went back out. He ran over the air hose leaving pit road so he came back in to sure a stop and go penalty. He is four laps down.
Saturday, 7:57pm ET - In a four wide pass for the lead Mark McFarland used a few lap cars as picks to get around Dangie Hanniford. He has opened up a couple of car length advantage.
Point leader Michael Ritch was moving to the front, but we have an unconfirmed report that something might have broke on his car. He has hit pit road on lap 39.
Saturday, 7:54pm ET - At 25 laps Hanniford leads over Mark McFarland and Kirk Leone.
Saturday, 7:51pm ET - Kirk Leone has moved back into second and Mark McFarland is now third as Hessert is dropping back.
Saturday, 7:48pm ET - The pack has strung out nicely up front with Tom Hessert taking the second spot behind Hanniford. Kirk Leone is third, with Mark McFarland and Clay Rogers rounding out the top five after 10 laps.
Saturday, 7:43pm ET - Green Flag is out and Dangie Hanniford leads the charge to turn one. He got away clean and he will ead lap one.
Saturday, 7:35pm ET - Engines have fired and cars a rolling around on the parade laps.
Saturday, 7:30pm ET - Drivers are strapping in to their cars and the Greased Lightning 250 will be underway shortly.
Saturday, 6:10pm ET - Looking back in the history books this is the 19th race for the USAR Pro Cup Series here at Myrtle Beach. Last year's winners Michael Ritch and Trevor Bayne are both in the field. In 2006 Clay Rogers won both races here at "The Beach". We are heading trackside for the autograph session.
Saturday, 6:00pm ET - Austin Hogue won the pole and the feature in the Allison Legacy race. Pro Cup cars will be moving to the grid soon.
Saturday, 5:45pm ET - The Allison Legacy cars are on the track finishing up their feature.
Saturday, 5:15pm ET - Here is the starting lineup for tonight's Greased Lightning 250. Dange Hanniford from near by Florence, SC won his first career pole position.
1582Billy Bigley Jr21.254 1727Scotty Crockett21.343 2893Dakoda Armstrong21.653
Saturday, 5:00pm ET - Dange Hanniford has won the pole for tonight's race full run down coming soon.
Saturday, 4:10pm ET - We are going to head down as we prep for qualifying, we will be back shortly with the full rundown.
Saturday, 3:50pm ET - Austin Hogue won the pole for the Allison Legacy race. Pro Cup qualifying will start at 4:30pm.
Saturday, 3:30pm ET - The weather looks good despite some clouds that have rolled into the speedway here at Myrtle Beach. Some drivers that we talked to were not to worried about being outside the top ten in practice. They say the track goes through a lot of changes. The Allison Legacy cars are on the track for qualifying.
Saturday, 3:00pm ET - Here are the practice speeds from earlier. South division point leader Michael Ritch was the fastest.
1492Dange Hanniford21.727 1627Scotty Crockett21.823 2382Billy Bigley Jr22.045 2493Dakoda Armstrong22.045
Saturday, 2:30pm ET - Good Afternoon from the Beach! Ok we are a few miles inland, but this historic track is still called "The Beach". Our Trackside Now coverage has brought us to Myrtle Beach Speedway for the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series. Today it's the running of the Greased Lightning 250. We have 30 cars in the pits and lots to tell so stick around.
09:00 a.m. Pit Gates Open
09:30 a.m. USAR HPCS Tech Inspection Begins
10:00 a.m. USAR HPCS Rookie Meeting
11:30 a.m. USAR HPCS Practice Begins
1:30 p.m. USAR HPCS Practice Ends
2:00 p.m. USAR HPCS Drivers Meeting (Engines Off)
2:15 p.m. Chapel Service (Engines Off)
2:30-3:00 p.m. Allison Legacy Series Practice
3:30 p.m. Front Gates Open
4:30 p.m. Awesome Awnings Pole Qualifying for the USAR HPCS
5:15 p.m. Allison Legacy Series Race-50 laps
6:15 p.m. Wraps Ink On-Track Autograph Session for the USAR HPCS
7:00 p.m. Pre-Race Ceremonies for the BFGoodrichTires.com 250
7:30 p.m. Greased Lightning 250