Brent Nelson Hoping to Ride Winning
Momentum into the New Season
North Carolina (November 15, 2013) - Petersburg, West Virginia
was well represented during 2013, namely because veteran driver
Brent Nelson claimed his first career Super Cup Stock Car Series
victory in the final event.
“It was a huge highlight.
I’ve got bragging rights for eight months,” said Nelson,
who remains excited over the time between the final race of 2013 at
Motordrome Speedway and the first race of 2014.
It has been a long road to victory
for Nelson. An
appearance at nearby Shenandoah Speedway in late 2009 got him hooked
once again when he felt that he could afford to get back behind the
wheel, and in the middle of 2010 made his first series start.
“I got out of racing in 2003 and
sold everything right down to the tools.
I had nothing once I started in Super Cup.
It has been a huge learning curve,” noted Nelson.
In 2012, Nelson moved away from the
old conventional style setups. Through
experimentation and learning about the big bar soft spring setups,
the driver of the Berg Construction/Atkinson Welding Chevrolet
finished a career-best at the time of fourth twice.
Heading into 2013, Nelson purchased a
new car. The season up
until Motordrome had its share of unusual problems and mixed
results. A practice
crash sidelined him from starting the race at Columbus, and at
Clearfield the studs from the rear brake caliper sheared off on the
first lap. It all came
together in the final race of the season though.
“Worked all year trying to figure
out what this car wanted. Had
I been able to compete (in every race) I feel we would have been top
five (in points),” commented Nelson.
Nelson’s off-season hasn’t been
much of one so far as he helped 2013 Rookie of the Year Codie
Rohrbaugh, also from Petersburg, with their team’s effort in the
last few Pro Cup Series races. The
20-year-old Rohrbaugh continues to get seat time and learn what it
takes to be in contention at the end of a full-bodied stock car
race, since his prior experience before this season came in karting.
Rohrbaugh plans on returning to the Super Cup Stock Car
Series in 2014 for races that do not conflict with the rest of his
Meanwhile, Nelson continues to work
on his own operation for 2014 including updating his old car to
match the Motordrome-winning machine for use as a backup on race
“I want to finish in the top five
in points. We’re
gaining momentum and I think it’s doable to come back and win a
race or two,” said an optimistic Nelson regarding his goals for
The official series web site www.supercupstockcarseries.com
will continue to be the source for additional off season news and
information regarding the 2014 schedule.
The official Facebook page www.facebook.com/SCSCSRacing
will continue to have updates over the next several weeks as well.