of Three 2018 SCSCS Stops at Jennerstown Long-Awaited for Many
North Carolina (July 2, 2018) – The Super Cup Stock Car Series makes its
always anticipated first trip of the year to Jennerstown Speedway Complex on
Saturday. This year’s July
running at the Pennsylvania oval located in the Laurel Highlands region has
been a long time coming for a few competitors expected to be in attendance.
The Super Cup Stock Car Series
Twin 50s at Jennerstown Speedway will serve as the series debut for a couple
racers who are familiar faces to the thousands of area fans.
After numerous months of precise preparation and a recent visit to
Midvale Speedway in Ohio to scout out the competition, past Jennerstown
champion Andrew Kostelnik and the Minjock Racing team are ready to get on
With support from national
recording artist Blackberry Smoke, the Braddock, Pennsylvania driver hopes to
turn heads in his SCSCS maiden voyage in the No. 41 Chevrolet with additional
sponsorship from Spherical Solutions, Waterway Fire Hose Testing, The Allegheny
Group, Detroit Rock City Music Store, Evans Grafx, and Speedy Jim’s Race and
Perhaps a crowd favorite come
race day will be the defending Street Stock champion at the 1/2-mile oval.
West Mifflin, Pennsylvania’s Lauren Butler and her
family-run Edlin Motorsports team have been eyeing a foray into the series for
a few years. The noticeable pink
and purple No. 53 Edlin Automotive Services / Cornwell Tools / Motive Parts of
Homestead Inc. / Fleegle Graphics / MyRacePass.com
/ #TeamChampion Chevrolet will be raring to go on Saturday.
Jeff Zillweger returned to the
driver seat a month ago, but it has been nearly two years since visiting his
home track in which the Pittsburgh resident has turned in three top five
results including a best career third his last time there.
Another local favorite, John Komarinski, returns from knee surgery that
has sidelined him so far this season. Keystone
State driver and 2013 champion Todd Peck may be making his first SCSCS
Jennerstown start, but has a host of experience there in the former Pro Cup
Series and even Allison Legacy cars as a teenager.
In the overall championship
hunt, the leading two have not been the most fortunate in past Jennerstown
appearances. Bob Schacht began the
season with three consecutive wins, but the Mooresville, North Carolina driver
has not visited victory lane at the track in the Keystone State in four starts.
Mike Potter was involved in one of the scariest moments in recent memory
last July when his No. 14 careened off the outside wall in violent fashion.
The Johnson City, Tennessee veteran looks to rebound, coming off a best
career fourth last time out at Kingsport Speedway.
Only two races have been held
toward the North Division title, but the top five is exceptionally close.
J.P. Crabtree currently holds a slim 20 point advantage heading into
Saturday’s event at the track the Muncie, Indiana driver picked up his first
ever victory with the No. 42 USA Tire / J.R.'s Landscaping / Stagger Pros /
Support The Troops / Don Gnat Racing Ford last August.
Walnutport, Pennsylvania’s Kevin Kromer is winless at Jennerstown, but
is often strong in his No. 77 Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute / Mission
R.A.C.E.R. / Warren Pallet / K2 Motorsports Chevrolet.
He is expected to be in contention again, entering the races second in
the North standings.
Sitting third is Edward Adams
III, a 20-year-old from Front Royal, Virginia, who received positive attention
at Midvale in his first oval stock car start.
He hopes to do the same once again in the No. 16 IceBoxx Customs / JP
Racing Toyota under the tutelage of 2014 Jennerstown winner and SCSCS champion
that year JJ Pack.
Fourth is New York’s Ron
Langdon, who scored a podium result in his inaugural visit last year, while
rounding out the top five a mere 43 points away from the lead is
Pennsylvania’s Bill Ashton, who gained his first victory and only to date at
this home track in August 2016.
All of these drivers and
several more will be looking to accomplish what Brent Nelson did with his No.
80 Airtek Inc. / Steam Turbine Services / Precision Auto Collision / Atkinson
Welding Chevrolet in last July’s running, sweeping both races, a feat that
has been done twice in 2018.
Practice is slated to begin at
2:00 p.m. with qualifying taking place at 5:00 p.m.
The first of the Super Cup Stock Car Series Twin 50s at Jennerstown
Speedway will take the green flag shortly after 6:00 p.m. with an autograph
session in the grandstands for fans between races.
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
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