Cup Stock Car Series Set to Reopen Jennerstown Speedway
North Carolina (May 6, 2014) – After falling victim to
rain in April, the Super Cup Stock Car Series will begin their 2014
season headlining this Saturday’s evening of racing at Jennerstown
Western Pennsylvania .522-mile track is ready for weekly racing for
the first time since 2008.
the speedway being closed for the last five years, several drivers
that are expected have prior experience at the track.
A few previously ran regularly at the facility before their
Super Cup careers launched.
eighth place points finisher Jeff Zillweger ran 4-cylinder Hobby
Stocks there around a decade ago.
He also has an accomplishment that no other confirmed entrant
can claim at Jennerstown; a feature win, which came in 2004.
There still will be a slight learning curve with the Super
Cup car going into Saturday.
never raced on the new asphalt,” Zillweger mentioned. “We went
Saturday for their open practice but there were not enough cars to
get rubber on the track, and then it rained.”
still feels confident that he will be comfortable come race day.
knowing how to get around the track will be important,” Zillweger
said. “It’s like going home, you know.”
Bill Ashton has many laps around the speedplant.
Although he has yet to race in a Super Cup car to date, the
Hopwood, Pennsylvania driver has competed all over the East and
Midwest parts of the country in a Street Stock for many years.
At Jennerstown, he had a career best fifth place points
finish in 2006.
veteran driver Lou Ansel it’s a return to a place he visited for
went there as a kid when it was dirt,” explained Ansel.
“When it was paved a friend of mine bought an old asphalt
car and I raced it three or four times in the early 1990s.”
McClellandtown, Pennsylvania resident has additionally served as
crew chief for NASCAR Modified Tour and formerly known as Busch
North teams back when some marquee series traveled to the track, and
he also helped a friend at the track with tires throughout the
have several thousand laps drying the track,” Ansel noted.
Those services will hopefully not be necessary this upcoming
champion Todd Peck even has a number of laps of experience at
Peck has eight Pro Cup starts and before that competed many
times in Allison Legacy cars for a few years.
In addition, his uncle and former NASCAR Nationwide Series
driver Tom Peck ran on both dirt and asphalt with much success in
years past. Series regulars JJ Pack, Brent Nelson, and Kevin Kromer
have each turned laps on the flat track surface as well.
such as Codie Rohrbaugh, Harvey Harrison, Brian Harrison, Kyle
Kromer, Rob Morris, Mike Senica, Chris Wenzel, and more all look to
gain experience in a short amount of time in order to contend for
the victory on Saturday night.
Speedway co-owners Bryan Smith, Rob Beck, and John Taylor have big
plans for the Grand Opening weekend.
A parade through town and pit party on Thursday evening, a
carnival throughout the entire weekend, a stunt show on Friday
night, and a monster truck show Sunday afternoon all will support
the Saturday evening of racing with local divisions and the 75 lap
Super Cup Stock Car Series feature.
On Saturday fans will be treated to an on track autograph
session, a four-wide salute, and post-race fireworks as well.
full race day schedule can be viewed at www.supercupstockcarseries.com,
and updates throughout the weekend will be available on the official
Facebook page www.facebook.com/SCSCSRacing.