Dashes into Post-Season with Inaugural Dominion Raceway Special
Joy, Pennsylvania (September 19, 2017) – The champions and
award winners may have already been named for the 10th Anniversary
season, but numerous Super Cup Stock Car Series drivers and teams
still have their 3,300 pound, 600 horsepower machines ready to take
on a new challenge.
Raceway Inaugural SCSCS Race presented by Avatar Instruments will
commence on Saturday, September 23 at the oval portion of the
multi-purpose Thornburg, Virginia entertainment complex which opened
in early 2016.
The 75-lap distance
will be part of Dominion’s First-Time Winners weekend, in which an
Extreme Awards and Personalization Trophy Dash for competitors who
have never visited victory lane in SCSCS will be an added bonus to
the night’s action.
One of those
non-winners to date who returned to the driver seat most recently at
Jennerstown Speedway in August is Moyock, North Carolina’s Tim
Richardson. The former
open wheel racer with six career SCSCS top 10s is one of the only
participants to have previously been at speed on the smooth surface
after attending a successful American Racer tire test earlier in the
track is so new that it’s got a lot of grip,” Richardson
remarked about his initial impression of the 4/10-mile which is
expected to see the ability for multiple grooves of side by side
with Kevin Kromer, Brent Nelson, and Craig Wood are among those
entered for this weekend that were around when the SCSCS last took
the checkered flag in Northern Virginia, at the now shuttered Old
Dominion Speedway. Don’t
expect many similarities in the characteristics between the historic
track that used to sit in Manassas and the pristine facility further
south on I-95 though.
“Compared to the
Old Dominion surface, which was old and bumpy from what I remember,
it is very smooth and fast,” the driver of the No. 90 IceBoxx
Customs / MEP Chevrolet noted.
last month made his first start since 2011, has received advice from
a former SCSCS champion who has taken several laps around the track
in its two years of existence. JJ
Pack has taken out his Late Model on a few occasions during that
“I had JJ talking
in my ear at the tire test there in April, pushing me so I could
dust the rust off a little quicker,” an enthusiastic Richardson,
who hopes to have a top five car at Dominion and improve upon his
previous best career result of sixth twice, added.
“The car felt great as JJ is a setup whiz and I was pleased
we had a top 10 car at Jennerstown running our Dominion tire test
tires in that race.”
competitors electing to compete in this special event will have a
slight advantage when it comes to experience with the more than
likely potential that the series will open the 2018 points season at
Dominion. In addition,
the location makes for an optimal meeting spot for teams in every
direction as the SCSCS continues its expansion toward having a
presence in both the north and south.
Drivers from up to
seven different states are looking to converge on Saturday and get
their shot at the winner’s trophy and gain valuable knowledge
toward the future. The
event will serve as a homecoming for a few as well.
Home state driver
Mike Southard was a regular in the Late Model division during the
Old Dominion years and finished a respectable sixth in his only
SCSCS start in 2013 at Shenandoah Speedway.
Culpeper, Virginia’s Craig Wood and frequent NASCAR K&N
Pro Series East competitor Chuck Buchanan will pair up for their
first SCSCS outing since 2011. Wood
had 11 top 10 finishes during his time in the series and also
previously competed on a handful of occasions in the NASCAR Camping
World Truck Series.
Brent Nelson, who
led the 2017 categories in both wins and poles with two each, used
to call Old Dominion home when starting out his racing career and
has been looking forward to making an appearance down the road at
the state-of-the-art short track since before the event was
There will be an
optional open practice session on Friday evening with registration
for teams beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
Spectator gates will swing open at 5 p.m. with racing,
including the Dominion Raceway Inaugural SCSCS Race presented by
Avatar Instruments and the Extreme Awards and Personalization Trophy
Dash for non-winners, starting at 7 p.m.
A full race day
schedule will be available in the coming days as well as a list of
who is expected on the official web site at www.supercupstockcarseries.com.
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interactive updates available throughout race day.