Update: Through It All,
Harrison Still ‘Having a Blast’
Joy, Pennsylvania (July 21, 2016) – The 2016 season has seen a
resurgence of veteran drivers in the win column after a brief dry
spell the year prior. One
of the perennial contenders that has returned to victory lane is
Renick, West Virginia’s Harvey Harrison for the first time since
Harrison has been
competing in the Super Cup Stock Car Series since the conclusion of
the inaugural 2008 season, and has only missed one event since then.
He is one race behind Kevin Kromer in the most career series
starts category and has two past runner-up finishes in the year-end
present at nearly every race, Harrison has certainly overcome his
share of struggles. Not
only have the ups and downs involved his own racing program, but
assisting with the efforts of his two sons Brian and Brandon that
both race regularly in SCSCS once again in 2016 has been a juggling
and trying,” Harrison said. “It’s
tough the way we’re doing it, but we love it and we have a great
matter if it is a good day or bad, Harrison is one of the
personalities that always will manage to maintain a positive
outlook. Much like for
every team this year so far, the full spectrum of short track racing
luck has been experienced. Through
it all, their never give up attitude has stood the test of time.
“Brian tore his
car all to pieces (at Columbus) and people would have never thought
that he would have brought that car back,” Harrison noted.
“He rebuilt it, and then the poor boy goes out (at
Jennerstown) and has another bad night.
And Brandon’s car, it’s a fast car, but we’ve got it
“There are just a
couple of us at the shop, and you’re strung between the three cars
without a big team. We
have Steve (Stiedley) who has been helping me for years, and most of
our help comes to the track instead of the shop.
It’s hard to keep a three car team going, but we’re
having a blast.”
Next up on this
year’s schedule is a return to Lonesome Pine Raceway in Virginia,
the site of Harrison’s first career SCSCS victory.
The win at that venue as well as his latest, this season in
Ohio, both hold a very special meaning and in a way brings his
series career full circle.
Motor Speedway the first race out (in 2009), the accelerator hung
and the place hurt me,” Harrison recalled.
“It was great to win a race at Columbus because it felt
like I finally conquered the beast.
that happened the first time Super Cup went to Columbus then they
went to Lonesome Pine next and the very first time out we won the
race. We came back from
Columbus, went up there and, shoot, we pulled it off.
It was one of those nights when people had bad luck, and
their bad luck was my fortune.”
After four points
races in 2016, Harrison is amidst an intense battle for the
championship, only eight markers back from friend and fellow West
Virginian Brent Nelson. Although
setbacks for others can sometimes result in one’s own success,
Harrison will be one of the first to prefer battling door to door
for a title as evidenced last time out at Jennerstown after Nelson
took a hard hit when collected in a wreck.
“I hate what
happened like that,” Harrison commented.
“I hate to see people have misfortune, but Brent will come
along and he’ll get his car back together.
They’re sharp, good people, they’ve got resources, and
that’s what it takes.”
There’s no doubt
that the two veteran racers will be approaching the final events
methodically, but with some hard yet clean racing for the final
finishing and points positions beginning in a few short weeks on the
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