Completion of 2018 Super Cup Stock
Car Series Schedule Features a Multitude of Variety
Joy, Pennsylvania (February 2, 2018) – Hard work behind the
scenes and careful consideration has resulted in a Super Cup Stock
Car Series 2018 season schedule that is unlike any in the past.
16 races across
eight dates at six tracks in five states will contribute toward
determining the champion and many other awards during the 11th year
of the series, which features 3,300 pound and 600 horsepower
full-bodied stock cars.
“2018 is shaping
up to be a banner year for our series,” Director of Competition,
Joe Schmaling, remarked. “Once
again, our drivers will be showcased in front of a national audience
with several new teams expected for this season.”
Drivers will get an
earlier start compared to recent years on Saturday, April 28.
Following a popular special event demonstrating the
“Racin’ The Way It Used To Be” brand, the SCSCS will make its
first appearance for points at the immaculate Dominion Raceway and
Entertainment Complex in Thornburg, Virginia.
September 2017 event, veteran Bob Schacht captured his first victory
in the series and will certainly be a threat along with an
anticipated full field of competitors arriving at the 4/10-mile oval
to kick off 2018.
From there, teams
will visit a familiar site for an eighth straight season on the
first Saturday of June. Ohio’s
Midvale Speedway witnessed two first-time winners in Trent Gossar
and Stephen Cox a year ago on their 3/10-mile bullring.
After two unlucky
attempts due to weather a year back, the SCSCS will return to the
3/8-mile Kingsport Speedway “Concrete Jungle” in Tennessee for a
Friday show as a precursor to a busy summer for competitors.
The annual early
July date at Jennerstown Speedway Complex comes back to the
schedule, and will be crucial toward the overall championship.
It will be the first of a record three visits to the 1/2-mile
nestled within the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania.
Brent Nelson mastered the early summer event a year ago,
sweeping both 50-lap features.
Two weeks later it
is a return to a favorite facility of the series with a new name.
The UMI Motorsports Park in Clearfield, Pennsylvania,
purchased over the off-season by the reputable folks at UMI
Performance, will host the SCSCS for their first racing event under
new ownership. Partnering
with the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience, this event will be a must
not miss weekend for fans in the area.
Another return to a
popular track under new management will take place in the dog days
of summer. On Saturday,
August 11 the SCSCS travels to the Mountaineer State’s only
asphalt track, Ona Speedway. It
will be the first appearance for the series since 2013, when
defending champion Jim Crabtree Jr. picked up the win in a thrilling
side by side finish with Kevin Kromer.
The home stretch in
deciding who will take home the hardware will take place back in the
Keystone State. Jennerstown
Speedway not only will hold their annual late August date, but
champions will be named a few weeks later during their own
championship night for their local divisions on Saturday, September
“It was only
fitting to have the championship weekend include Super Cup after the
successful revitalization we’ve shared together,” Bill Hribar,
General Manager of Jennerstown Speedway Complex, said.
“We wanted them to be part of the celebration.”
While the standings
may be decided, a ninth date in total for 2018 has been secured as
Dominion Raceway will again feature a post-season special event on
Saturday, September 29, similar to 2017.
Details for this Eastern Virginia showdown will be announced
at a later date.
2018 will once more
feature the Twin 50 race format, meaning that all of the eight
regular season stops will offer two attempts for drivers to go for
the win and gain valuable points.
In addition, the
South and North division structure will be back after a successful
2017 trial run. Dominion,
Kingsport, and Ona events will award points to South-designated
drivers while Midvale, both July and August Jennerstown, and UMI
events will award points to North-designated drivers.
The finish of the
first September Jennerstown race will crown both the North and South
titlists with all sights set on the overall Super Cup Stock Car
Series championship in the second and final event.
compete in the entire schedule to be eligible for the overall
championship, as points will be awarded regardless of division
designation much like in 2017. One
change for 2018 is that drivers can elect to swap out one race
outside of their designated division for another when going for the
North or South title, allowing flexibility if they are unable to
make the trip to a particular event.
coverage of 2018 races will be featured for the third season in a
row on MAVTV thanks to Sopwith Motorsports Productions and various
supporters. At least the
partial schedule is slated to be filmed with additional sponsorship
opportunities still available for the remaining races to be
parties are encouraged to contact SCSCS Director of Competition Joe
Schmaling at JoeSCSCS@gmail.com
as soon as possible.
regarding each event will be available as the start of the new
season approaches at www.supercupstockcarseries.com.
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