Brian Vause does more then just race at Myrtle Beach speedway
For most people when the checkered flag drops at the race track, they go home and start preparing the car for the next race. But for Brian Cause driver of the number 30 Late Model Stock car at Myrtle Beach Speedway this is not the case . A father and husband to Aiden and Tiffany has worked at the speedway for 5 years and does just about everything at the speedway including NASCAR Racing Experience, all sign / decal printing, lawn, clean track infield and pit road, paint, construction, manage other events, etc. Pretty much everything except anything regarding rules and procedures on racing. He stays out of that since he is still racing.
Brian started racing In 2011 in the limited late model division at the time it was there featured division. Driving for the family team Brian would make a dream a reality on June 18, 2011 just 9 races in to his short racing career winning his first career race. He would drive for his grandpa for 4 years but the team never really had the funding to run a full season. But when Brian showed up they were a threat to win. “ We had decent success considering we took a knife to a gun fight each week lol. On average I would say we were a 4th – 7th place car.” In 2013 Brian did make his first start in the Myrtle Beach 400 starting 6th but had a track bar come loose putting him many laps down. The high light of the race was him passing the whole field to get one lap back, But still finished in back half of the field.
In 2016 that all changed when Brian got the chance to drive for Richard and Tammy Burgess in his first full year of late model stock racing. He got his 2nd career win at Myrtle Beach, his first career win in late model stock. He only finished out side the top 10 once when they broke and axle on a twin night that really hurt there chances at winning a championship finishing 3rd in points to Matt Cox and Justin Milliken. That same year Brian ran his 2nd MB 400 starting 6th and battle earlier for the lead with Tommy Lemons Jr. Before a broken axle ended his day on lap 110.
2017 Brian is having one of his best seasons with only two finishes outside the top 10 and setting 2nd in points to former national champion Lee Pulliam who has won 8 races this season at Myrtle Beach. “I can go ahead and sum up this year, finished 2nd to Pulliam in IceBreaker and about three other times. Always looking at back bumper of that damn 5.” Talking to Brian about the car counts this season this up in almost ever division. “It’s an awesome feeling and very rewarding. Steve, myself and the rest of the staff work our tails off to put MBS back on the map. I really think the Daytona 1 Beach Madness concept we came up with has brought some added excitement this season for drivers, teams, and even fans. But it takes more than just a feature division to strive as a short track so we have focused on support divisions as well and it has been showing with the Charger class. There car counts have been mirroring Late Model car counts. Myrtle Beach Speedway I feel is in a good place and is only getting better. We have a bunch of new ideas we would like to try when the time is right.” Brian works his tail off both at the track and behind the wheel.
In closing I would like to tell you about my first trip to Myrtle beach speedway. When your coming to a track for first time you don’t really know how people are going to accept you. Steve and his whole staff welcomed me and treated me as if I had been coming there all year. I got to see some great racing and Craig can make some great BBQ. So if your in myrtle beach on a Saturday night you should make a trip to the speedway I can guarantee you won’t regret it I haven’t and I’m going back this weekend.