and Peck Pick Up First Super Cup Wins since 2011 during Pennsylvania
Super Cup Stock Car Series broke down the door into summer with two
races in the state of Pennsylvania in the same weekend.
Ansel’s Tire Outlet 50 presented by MEP at Motordrome Speedway on
Friday began with Jody Harrison picking up where he left off at
Columbus, claiming his second pole award of the season rounding the
half mile in 19.426 seconds. Both
Harrison and Codie Rohrbaugh’s times were quicker than last
September’s fast time of 19.49 set by Jim Crabtree Jr..
an invert of seven Todd Peck started the 50 lap race from the pole,
but it was Jim Crabtree Jr. who jumped out to the early lead from
the outside. Crabtree
pulled ahead for the time being, while Bealeton, Virginia’s J.J.
Pack worked his way around Peck for second in the early laps.
Pack was making his first start of the season in a car owned
by Cal Richardson and a new scheme painted like the familiar #3 of
Dale Earnhardt’s from years past.
Pack caught Crabtree and worked all over the back bumper and
to the outside for several laps.
battle allowed the fast Jody Harrison, who had been picking off one
competitor at a time, into the battle for the lead.
Harrison was able to work his way under Pack for second, but
just a lap later the first and only caution of the evening flew when
Harrison and Crabtree would get together sending Crabtree for a spin
in turn two. It was
determined that Harrison helped him around, and was sent to the back
of the field along with Crabtree.
set up a twenty lap dash to the finish with Pack leading Rohrbaugh
and Peck on the restart. Pack
managed to pull ahead for the remaining laps earning his second
career series victory. The
win did not come easy as the team fought brake issues in practice,
but had no problems with the tires during the hot summer night.
we got away from a couple people it seemed like (the tires) would
hook right up. I’d
definitely like to thank GM Goodwrench of Warrenton and my entire
crew. They did a great
the improvement to a second place finish, Rohrbaugh gained the point
lead heading into Saturday while Peck finished the race in third.
Jim Crabtree Jr. and Jody Harrison were unable to move back
through the pack and finished eighth and ninth.
on to Saturday, the teams traveled two hours to Clearfield for their
first ever appearance at CNB Bank Raceway Park for the Kuntz Motor
Company 50 presented by Boschett Timepieces.
Despite arriving just in time for practice due to a flat tire
on their trailer, Jody Harrison put the past behind him and claimed
another pole award with a time of 19.83 seconds around the 5/8 mile.
The top four qualifiers were less than a tenth of a second
invert would be a three this time, which once again put Todd Peck on
the pole with Friday’s winner J.J. Pack alongside.
Peck jumped out to the early lead, but the race would be
slowed for the first of four times after just one lap when a bolt
would shear off of Brent Nelson’s right rear brake caliper sending
him for a spin in the fourth turn.
race remained under green past the halfway point, with the top five
starters maintaining their positions
on the track. On lap 42,
Brian Harrison made a bid under Codie Rohrbaugh which resulted in
both cars spinning going into turn four.
A broken rear end put Rohrbaugh in the pit area for the
caution slowed the field a few laps later when former NASCAR driver
Mike Potter spun and Jeremiah Kuntz, making his first start since a
fifth place finish at Motordrome in 2010, spun as well to avoid him.
the restart Peck remained pressured by Pack, who made several
unsuccessful attempts along the outside to try to get by for the
lead. As the leaders
took the white flag, Brian Harrison hit some oil and went along for
a ride on the frontstretch making hard contact with the inside wall
with the front of his car, requiring the flatbed to come out and
haul it back to the pit area. Harrison
was okay, but suffered his fourth straight DNF after brake issues
sidelined him the night before.
set up a green-white-checkered finish, but Peck held off Pack and
Jody Harrison for the flag-to-flag victory in his home state.
It was his first win since Motordrome in 2011, and much of it
was attributed to his ability to master the restarts.
something we’ve been working on.
I got killed a couple weeks ago at Columbus and went from the
outside pole to eighth. I
swore that wasn’t going to happen again so I’ve been thinking it
through and talking about some different strategies, and it paid off
Pack was able to keep up with Peck for a good amount of the race,
but fought an oil leak which was evident on the windshield of third
place finisher Jody Harrison’s Ford after the race.
J.P. Crabtree III and Kevin Kromer charged hard through the
field and consistently finished fourth and fifth for the second
only was this the fourth different winner in four races, but Todd
Peck now becomes the fourth different point leader in 2013.
Instead of a couple competitors setting the stage for the
point race down the stretch, the standings remain tight with the top
six separated by less than 100 points.
series heads to Ona, West Virginia in three weeks for what will be a
home race for several competitors.
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