SCSCS Champion to be Decided in Jennerstown Twin Finale
Joy, Pennsylvania (August 23, 2016) – The
Super Cup Stock Car Series concludes its regular season for the
third straight year at Jennerstown Speedway Complex. Three
drivers are focused on being named the 2016 champion, but the road
to the ultimate trophy is far from determined.
50-lap races headline Heritage Coal / Farmers Union Co-Op Night at
the Races presented by Grip Clean, and with five different winners
in as many events the competition will continue to be tougher than
Harrison catapulted into the points lead after a strong showing at
Lonesome Pine Raceway last time out, which included bonuses for
winning the pole award and leading the most laps.
It has been quite the turnaround since the start of the
season, when the Renick, West Virginia driver’s No. 51 Southern
Coal Corporation Chevrolet was sidelined with overheating issues.
started out with a rough season, beating our cars all to pieces,”
Harrison said. “They’re
rough looking, but we only have two to go so we’ll work on our
setups and go up to Jennerstown and have a bunch of fun.
That’s what it’s all about.”
lucky opportunity to be in the driver’s seat with a 46 point
advantage going into the finale came when fellow Mountaineer, Brent
Nelson, faced an increasing amount of gremlins under the hood in
Virginia. Harrison knows
that Nelson will be back on top of his game at the ½-mile track in
is so up and down, it’s so tough,” the Columbus Motor Speedway
winner acknowledged. “So
many highs and lows, but he’ll come in there strong.
That’s close to home for him.
We’ll probably finish this thing up pretty tight and
we’re going to have a lot of fun doing it.”
who won at Midvale Speedway to begin the season and has four top
five finishes at Jennerstown, is set on overcoming bad luck in his
last two starts in hopes of achieving the title in his No. 80 Airtek
switching the motor out for Jennerstown and will be ready for the
next two,” the Petersburg, West Virginia driver, who ended up in
better shape when Harrison lost a couple positions late in the
Lonesome Pine event, indicated.
“There’s no doubt that we have to go for the win in at
least one if not both.”
the two veteran racers have fought hard for points finishes inside
the top five and for the lead on the track on many occasions before,
they remain great sportsmen off the track.
got to go in with your game face on,” Harrison said.
“It’s really tough because of the way this shook out here
at the end of the year. Brent
and I are really good friends and have raced side by side a lot.
Whoever finishes first, one man will be happy for the other
third in the standings only 62 markers back, Jeff Zillweger has not
finished worse than sixth all year in his No. 18 Jeff Zillweger
Landscaping Chevrolet and comes in as the silent contender with a
realistic shot at the championship.
If Harrison and Nelson were to run into problems, there is no
doubt the Pittsburgh area driver will be ready to pounce at the
facility in which he cut his teeth at.
love that track,” Zillweger noted about the speedway where two of
his three best career results have been accomplished.
“I’ve been around it a lot, and it’s fun being here and
just running up with the top guys.
It will feel good to get back.”
many eyes will be set on where these three competitors are running,
several series regulars and infrequent visitors will be searching to
play the spoiler in winners circle.
racer Stephen Cox will pilot the lone machine in the field for
Rohrbaugh Racing, which has been victorious in four out of six SCSCS
appearances at Jennerstown with Codie Rohrbaugh behind the wheel.
The Midvale fast qualifier has the utmost optimism despite
never competing at the track, but knows things partially have to go
according to plan to win at least once.
have every bit of confidence every time these guys take to the track
that they are going to give me a winning car,” Cox, whose
lead-contending run at Lonesome Pine ended with a flat tire, noted.
“The lesson here is when you have the perfect car you have
to win that night. You’ve
got to have the perfect car and then you have to have the decisions
go your way.”
of the more feel good stories will be the return of Walnutport,
Pennsylvania father and son duo Kevin and Kyle Kromer as well as the
entire K2 Motorsports team. Kevin
recently underwent a series of cancer treatments, which forced him
to miss his first race weekend a few weeks back at Lonesome Pine
since the initial season of SCSCS racing in 2008.
Tied for the most career starts with Harrison, a return to
top form on the racetrack would have fans and competitors alike
cheering on Saturday night.
return of July podium finisher Bob Schacht, Mike Potter in the most
recent race winning No. 14 Kingsport Iron and Metal Chevrolet, track
debuts for Steve Harvilla and Larry Wilcox, series debuts for Clair
Zimmerman and Jason Holehouse will all be happenings to follow.
In addition, the battle among rookies Trent Gossar and Jason
Schue has not been settled as well as numerous jockeying for top 10
points positions between the likes of Bill Ashton, Brandon Harrison,
Brian Harrison, and Brian Kaltreider.
kicks off festivities at 2:00 p.m. with qualifying taking place at
4:00 p.m. Fans will be
in for a treat as the stars of SCSCS report to the grandstand area
at approximately 5:00 p.m. to sign autographs.
Racing gets going around 6:00 p.m. with the first feature
being run in daylight, and the second run for the checkered going
green after the sun has set.
more information leading up to all the excitement during Heritage
Coal / Farmers Union Co-Op Night at the Races presented by Grip
Clean, please visit the official web site at www.supercupstockcarseries.com.
Race day updates will be available on the Super Cup Stock Car
Series Facebook at www.facebook.com/SCSCSRacing
or on Twitter @SCSCSRacing.