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The track opened in May 1962 as a high-banked quarter-mile dirt track under the ownership of race driver L. J. Hampton, Ed Shannon, and Earnest Walton. The original track was dirt because racer turned owner, L.J. Hampton felt that young drivers could learn and perfect their skills and was fun for the older drivers to be back on a dirt track where they had gotten their start in racing as well. In 1969, the Rim became the fastest high-banked quarter-mile asphalt track in the region! – And it STILL is!!!
NASCAR Legends such as Darrell Waltrip, Bobby Hamilton, Bobby, and Donnie Allison, and Red Farmer have all taken on the high banks of the Rim. And don’t forget about hot shoes like Casey Atwood and Bobby Hamilton Jr. who both got their stock car racing start at the Rim!
Newly formed Florence Motor Speedway
Owned by Steve Zacharias, Brian Vause, and Savannah Brotherton, Speedway Plus Production, LLC was formed following the news of Myrtle Beach Speedway being sold in early 2020. SPP was created with the intention of being a management company in various forms of motorsports. With its first formal acquisition, it has taken on ownership of the famed Florence Motor Speedway
The intention of SPP with Florence Motor Speedway is to bring back to the forefront what once was a premier destination for racers all over the country. “We want to do exactly what we have done at MBS at FMS and keep all drivers from both tracks doing what they love with the people they love,” says Steve Zacharias.