Realty Twin 50s presented by Patrick Miller Photography Continues
SCSCS Midvale Tradition
North Carolina (May 29, 2018) – An eighth straight year sees
the Super Cup Stock Car Series invade Eastern Ohio this coming
Saturday. Under new
management with John and Kelley Chapman calling the shots for the 65th
season of competition, the drivers and teams on the circuit are
looking forward to continuing the tradition of visiting the pristine
Midvale Speedway facility.
Two former winners
on the tight 3/10-mile oval are slated to try their hand at
returning to victory lane at the McInturf Realty Twin 50s presented
by Patrick Miller Photography. Petersburg,
West Virginia’s Brent Nelson looks to turn around a dismal result
from one year ago and bring his No. 80 Airtek Inc. / Steam Turbine
Services / Precision Auto Collision / Atkinson Welding Chevrolet
back to success, similar to 2016.
Following the 2018
season opening event at Dominion Raceway, Nelson and everyone else
have been working hard during the month away from the race track.
Setup is one of the major keys to navigating the contrasting
layout that Midvale presents, as Nelson explained on a recent Fast
Lane Sports Show podcast.
in my opinion, has five turns in it,” Nelson said.
“You’re going down into one, you turn, in the middle
you’re going to turn, and coming off of two you’re going to turn
you’re going to take everything you had at Dominion off and
completely change the car to get it to handle at Midvale.”
The only two-time
past winner at the track in attendance will be Kevin Kromer.
The Walnutport, Pennsylvania driver took the checkered flag
in 2011 and 2014, but has not visited winners circle in the SCSCS
since that last time four years ago and will certainly be eager to
get the No. 77 Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute / Mission R.A.C.E.R. /
Warren Pallet / K2 Motorsports Chevrolet back to where he believes
it rightly belongs.
“It’s one of my
favorite tracks,” Kromer noted.
“You’ve got to really drive it and be on your game
because if you get behind on the steering or lollygag you’re going
to be way off in another county.”
Kromer will be
racing on behalf of his non-profit organization in support of cancer
research. The C-Pillar
of his car is adorned each race by the name of an individual or
individuals that are fighting the disease.
This week he will be racing to support Carol
During his most
recent victory, Kromer dueled with past series champion JJ Pack in a
memorable side by side battle to the finish.
In between races Pack has remotely assisted, in addition to
preparing his own two-car effort, with getting Kromer’s car back
to where it hopefully needs to be.
Veteran racer Bob
Schacht has set the initial stage as the driver to beat after
picking up the win in the first race of the year.
Nevertheless, the North Carolina resident was knocked out of
contention early in last year’s running at Midvale with a
mechanical issue and was unable to start the second feature that
night. There’s no
doubt that the driver of the No. 75 Engineered Components / Bob
Schacht Motorsports will be ready for a better outing this time
Aside from those
that have taken home the trophies before, the opposition should be
wide open with neither of the 2017 50-lap race winners returning to
defend their crown. Experienced
racers Bill Ashton, Mike Potter, Jason Schue, and Larry Wilcox are
among the drivers with a goal of improving upon their prior starts
Crabtree has shown speed in past races at the facility approximately
a half hour south of the Professional Football Hall of Fame, while
nearby Pittsburgh’s Jeff Zillweger makes his first start since the
same time last year at the track he made his SCSCS debut back in
On that day six
years ago, Zillweger piloted a car fielded by Upstate New York’s
Brent Cross. Cross will
make his first appearance of 2018 and his first as a driver at
Adams III, Ron Langdon, Marc Jones, and Mike Senica will
additionally have to quickly adapt to traversing the challenging
oval in their first time out.
For those looking
forward to being at the track on race day, SCSCS practice begins at
3:30 p.m. with
qualifying taking place at 5:00 p.m. after the local divisions
partake in their sessions. An
autograph session tentatively will be offered at approximately 5:45
p.m. with the first of the McInturf Realty Twin 50s presented by
Patrick Miller Photography set to go shortly after racing begins at
A four hour
optional open practice session will be given to early arriving teams
Friday late afternoon through early evening as well.
For a complete
weekend schedule and more information please visit the official web
site at www.supercupstockcarseries.com.
Interactive updates throughout race day will be available on
the Super Cup Stock Car Series Facebook
and Twitter as well as
the new Instagram