LAKE VIEW, SC (February 11) – Rising up from the corn fields of northeastern South Carolina, Lake View Motor Speedway was born in 1979 between the small Pee Dee towns of Lake View and Nichols, South Carolina. It grew to become one of the most well-known race tracks in the Carolinas during the 1980s.
Following a successful rebirth last year, the 2019 schedule at Lake View Motor Speedway is action-packed from start to finish. Beginning with the season opener on Saturday night, March 23 and, with the exception of the Late Model and Open Wheel Modified divisions, every local class will be changing names to more closely identify with other tracks in the regions. Throughout the year, the Limited Sportsman, Renegades, Stingerz, Sharp Mini Late Models, and Sportmods will rotate through the year and have special nights which will feature their classes.
Many of the region’s top touring divisions will be making stops at Lake View this year, highlighted by the Ultimate Super Late Models and DirtCar UMP Modifieds, both which will be televised nationally on MAVTV. Other touring divisions making stops at Lake View Motor Speedway in 2019 include the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models, Carolina Sprint Tour, and Mid East Modified Tour.
Lake View Motor Speedway will be shared with the world this year as the track and Speed51 have reached an agreement to make Speed51 the “Official Video Home of Lake View Motor Speedway.”
The Speed51 Network will have video coverage of many events at the Lake View, South Carolina race track in 2019. There will be on-demand highlights from all divisions at the 0.400-mile semi-banked oval, as well as select live broadcasts from the speedway in 2019.
Now, celebrating its 40th Anniversary season, owners Scott and Sophie Tripp are breathing new life into the facility, looking to return Lake View to its former prominence since taking ownership in February 2018. The Tripps are excited to have their grassroots facility shared on a national level.
“We’re a little grassroots dirt track in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by corn fields and soybean fields,” said Scott Tripp. “This gives us some national exposure to showcase our speedway and our facility to other markets. The hope for us is to have other people in other parts of the country that haven’t driven to our speedway be able to see it and say ‘Hey, I’d like to go to that track someday.'”
Along with extensive video coverage from Lake View Motor Speedway, plans also call for Speed51 to create many original stories about the races and the players involved, as well as its traditional Trackside Now and Race Day Now coverages of events, which is free to all who visit the site.
“We are very excited for this partnership and relationship with Lake View Motor Speedway,” said Zach Evans, Southeast Editor for Speed51. “As always, we strive towards increasing exposure for tracks, series, racers across all of short track racing. We also strongly believe in what the staff at Lake View Motor Speedway are building there and consider it a true great American success story.”
Further announcements regarding the partnership will be made at a later date. Stay tuned to Speed51 for more information.