Kromer Comes Out on Top in Thrilling Duel for Midvale Super Cup Win
North Carolina (August 11, 2014) – It was a race for the ages
Saturday night as the Super Cup Stock Car Series made their annual
stop to Midvale Speedway in Ohio.
Although there were six lead changes officially recorded at
the line throughout the 75 lap race, veteran drivers Kevin Kromer
and JJ Pack wheeled their machines door to door for several laps to
determine who would be the victor.
In the end, it was Kevin Kromer claiming his first series
trophy since 2012 and second at the 3/10-mile facility.
some of the best racing you’ll ever do or ever see,” recapped
a good competitor, a clean driver.
We both laid everything out that we had, and we were going to
race until one of us crossed first.
I was real pleased with everybody that helps and puts an
effort into this deal day in and day out.”
set the pace in early practice and turned in the fourth quickest
time in qualifying, redrawing the outside of the front row.
Pack won the pole award, but redrew in third.
Kromer made easy work on the outside of pole starter Jeff
Zillweger on the initial lap, but it did not take many circuits for
Pack to take second and then move into the lead.
caution slowed the field when Rob Morris got into the back of the
lapped car of Chris Wenzel, also sending the car of Howie Conk
few laps after the restart Kromer worked his way under Pack and just
after halfway took back sole possession of the lead.
scariest moment of the night came when Morris literally broke part
of the turn one wall and came to a rest in the infield after
climbing his way back up to third with one of the fastest cars on
the track. The
car was demolished, but luckily Morris turned out okay.
are still going to go back and decipher exactly what happened, but
it felt like we had stuck a throttle going down into one,” said
appreciate everybody’s concern and help, and we’ll take this
home and try to get it back together as quick as we can.
We’ll be a little sore on the ride home, but thanks to the
HANS device we’re able to walk away from these things with just a
few bumps and bruises.”
and Pack duked it out again on the restart with Pack getting the
advantage on the outside.
After another caution when Zillweger spun out of third place,
Kromer was not done yet and maneuvered by followed shortly by
another moment when Pack got back by.
the ensuing approximately 15 laps the two battled side by side all
around the race track rubbing fenders at times, and coming to five
laps to go Kromer finally cleared Pack for good coming off of turn
was not entirely satisfied with another runner up finish, but had a
fun time doing everything he could to cross the line first.
by side nonstop, I was like somebody’s got to give,” remarked
I think we were both on the edge.
I think we were both making all the mistakes that we could.
He just made less than I did.”
Nelson safely brought his car home in third and remains in the thick
of the championship point battle.
Conk rallied back for his best career finish of fourth while
Harvey Harrison rounded out the top five.
the action on the track was not enough, the statistics show how much
each driver was fighting to get everything out of their car.
Kromer ran his fastest time of 16.222 seconds on lap 70 of
the race, while Pack ran a 16.188 on lap 71.
Super Cup drivers and teams return to CNB Bank Raceway Park in two
weeks for what is being billed as “The Big One” at the
Clearfield, Pennsylvania facility.
June’s 75 lap event featured some side by side racing for
the lead between many of the same players and the August 23rd
running presented by Cool Shirt Systems could very well see a lot of
more will be available on www.supercupstockcarseries.com
and the Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SCSCSRacing)
from this past event as well as the next.
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