First-Timers Plan to Continue Momentum into 2017
Joy, Pennsylvania (February 16, 2017) – Three
drivers concluded the 2016 Super Cup Stock Car Series with their
first ever top 10 points finish.
With a few months behind them to reflect on their results,
each now have their sights set to learn from and improve toward
Gossar’s 2016 season saw some career highs as well as some race
weekend lows that took him out of contention for the overall
finishes of third at Columbus Motor Speedway and second at Lonesome
Pine Raceway garnered the Markleville, Indiana driver the rookie of
the year award.
think it was a pretty good season overall,” Gossar recapped.
“We ran into a few problems, but I was happy with it.”
Markleville, Indiana 23-year-old drives the No. 71 Gossar’s Towing
Chevrolet for Don Gnat. The
successful owner in the series for multiple years with various
drivers has upgraded equipment and expanded his operation over the
offseason, which gives Gossar added confidence going into the new
plan is to win the championship, but we’ll have to see how it
goes,” Gossar said. “If
we have no bad luck and stay in the top five, we’ll have a good
coming close on a couple occasions in 2016, another item on the wish
list is a race victory. Nevertheless,
Gossar knows from his experience prior to SCSCS and the tough
competition in the series that it could be a difficult task.
takes time to get that first win,” Gossar continued.
“They don’t come easily.”
Schue completed his first full season with a seventh place finish in
points. The Littlestown,
Pennsylvania racer is already prepared to make another go of it this
year after keeping his No. 3 Farmer’s Union Co-Op Chevrolet in one
piece most of the season.
a whole lot to it,” Schue recently commented about his car, which
will have a noticeable change from red to black livery in 2017.
“Just fresh paint and it’s ready to go.”
2016 sportsman of the year award recipient has passed some of the
time during the winter months pitching in with a former SCSCS
championship team. Peck
Motorsports and 2013 champion Todd Peck will be making their second
Daytona International Speedway start in the NASCAR Camping World
Truck Series this month.
been helping out in the shop getting the Truck ready,” Schue
explained regarding the work that takes place in the Glenville,
Pennsylvania shop. “Went
down south to pick the truck up for them in North Carolina; doing
some part errands for them the last few weeks.”
most of the work involved varies from what takes place in the SCSCS
garage, Schue feels that some of it helps him stay fresh away from
the track and hopes it translates to improving on a best career
seventh place finish at Columbus and maybe a couple top five
Kaltreider rounded out the top 10 in the final standings after a
rather up and down year. It
all started with the season opening event at Midvale Speedway, which
was rescheduled due to rain from May to the day after an ARCA race
with the same car at Pocono Raceway in early June.
Being his first year back on short tracks after many spent on
superspeedways, the Orangeville, Pennsylvania driver knows that
there were several lessons learned in 2016.
way the car handles, shocks, setups, and gearing; I was stubborn in
doing some things I was told not to,” Kaltreider joked.
“You’ve got to start somewhere and it was a learning
curve, but we had a lot of fun doing it.”
initial visits to most of the tracks, Kaltreider looks forward to
returning with added notes and feedback.
A ninth place finish at Lonesome Pine in his No. 07 Grip
Clean Ford gives the team goals to strive for in 2017.
thing that I learned that we’ve been able to take back is that the
springs and brake system we ran was not quite right for these short
tracks,” Kaltreider added. “That’s
all been upgraded, and we’ll work on finishing races.”
on the bad days, Kaltreider remained impressed with the hospitality
in which the series as well as tracks offered.
was one of the best years being at these facilities when it comes to
camaraderie and feeling welcome.”
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