SCSCS Titles to Be Decided as Part of Jennerstown Speedway’s Big Championship
North Carolina (September 10, 2018) – The Super Cup Stock Car Series will
make its third and final trek of 2018 into the Laurel Highlands for
Saturday’s highly-anticipated championship night.
Jennerstown Speedway Complex will feature the crowning of their five
local division champions as well as a rescheduled visit for the lightning fast
Must See Sprints joining the full-bodied touring stock cars for a jam-packed
and unique day of racing.
The American Racer Night at
the Races presented by Performance Fiberglass Products portion of the program
will feature Twin 50-lap features with each playing a pivotal part toward all
that the year so far has led up to.
Among those who have announced
their intentions to compete on Saturday, a quartet of closely matched
Pennsylvania drivers will settle the Northern Division title by the conclusion
of the first Twin 50. Kevin Kromer
has seen his share of setbacks with the No. 77 Lehigh Valley Cancer
Institute / Mission R.A.C.E.R. / Warren Pallet / K2 Motorsports Chevrolet
a victim in multiple incidents throughout the year.
Nevertheless, the Walnutport driver has displayed a history of
consistency which could see him as the favorite going in.
Kromer holds the series record for most consecutive top 10 finishes,
which was set over a three year span.
Bill Ashton knows how to win
at his home track. The Uniontown
driver will look to bounce back from mechanical issues last time out and
replicate his winning performance from two years ago in the No. 35 Budget
Blinds of Altoona & State College / Ashton Racing Chevrolet.
Pittsburgh’s Jeff Zillweger and Littlestown’s Jason Schue have never
won a SCSCS race, but have remained in the hunt by staying out of trouble and
grabbing their best career efforts at Jennerstown in the past.
A victory for any of these four will almost certainly seal the deal for
North champion honors.
The overall SCSCS championship
has been in command this year by Bob Schacht from the beginning.
Despite a series-leading five victories, misfortune in recent events has
kept the Mooresville, North Carolina resident from locking up the title though.
Based on the number of entries currently expected, Schacht could
potentially clinch his first SCSCS trophy with a finish of 12th or better in
the first Twin 50. Both Twin 50
races will count toward the final tally. Additionally,
the No. 75 Engineered Components / Bob Schacht Motorsports Chevrolet could
possibly set new single-season records if another Pole Award and a sweep of the
evening’s races were to occur.
Mike Potter and Brent Nelson
remain with a mathematical shot at what would be their first championship as
well. Potter has been the mark of
stability in 2018, completing the most laps of any competitor and being the
only one that has not finished outside the top 10 all season long.
The Johnson City, Tennessee longtime racer’s best career SCSCS
finishes, a second and third, came at Jennerstown back in July.
Nelson comes into September
with the most momentum, having swept the Twin 50s most recently held at the
1/2-mile complex. The No. 80 Royal
Purple / Airtek Inc. / Steam Turbine Services / Precision Auto Collision /
Atkinson Welding Chevrolet has inched within three points behind Potter with
his sights set on nothing else but another pair of wins.
The Petersburg, West Virginia driver also has the potential to set some
all-time series records. He
recently surpassed Kromer for the record of consecutive SCSCS starts and is on
the cusp of being the leader in a few other categories such as most top five
finishes, most races led, and most times qualifying within the top six redraw.
the highest two achievements to be decided over the weekend may be out of
reach, several competitors will have a variety of their own specific goals.
The CR7 Motorsports two car team makes their initial Jennerstown
appearance of 2018 and has seen their share of past success with Codie
Rohrbaugh behind the wheel. On
Saturday it will be Rohrbaugh’s Grandfather, Larry Berg, driving the No. 7
Grant County Mulch Inc. / CR7 Motorsports Chevrolet in an effort to put the
West Virginia based group back in victory lane.
They have not gone winless in a season since Rohrbaugh’s rookie year
Berg’s teammate Stephen Cox
needs a solid result aboard the No. 21 STA-BIL 360 Performance / Impact Race
Products / CR7 Motorsports Chevrolet in the first Twin 50 in order to maintain
eligibility for the Southern Division title taking place at the end of the
month at Dominion Raceway. It was
implemented over the off-season where if a driver misses an event in their
‘home’ division, they could substitute points missed from another race in
one of the other division’s races. Mocksville,
North Carolina’s Marc Jones already took advantage of this new rule earlier
in the season.
Jones has his sights set on a
couple special awards, not to mention continuing the trend of his recently
improving finishes. The best career
fifth place finisher last time out has been the top performing rookie
competitor most of the season and also has a one race lead for the
season-ending Hard Charger award, given each race to the driver who moves up
the most positions from green to checkered flag.
North Carolina’s Ben Ebeling,
a two-time winner at Kingsport Speedway in 2018, and Texas driver Toby
Grynewicz, who has led 13 laps with three top five finishes at Jennerstown, can
peek their way into the top 10 in the final standings.
Each of these points finishers as well as special award recipients will
be invited to attend the regular season concluding trophy presentation the
Sunday morning following the races in Somerset, Pennsylvania.
Due to partial year schedules,
others simply have nothing to lose and will be focused on earning their first
victory or bettering prior performances. Long
Island native Ron Langdon returns after taking the month of August and will be
poised to contend for the win. Former
Jennerstown track champion Andrew Kostelnik now has a trio of third place
finishes in only four starts and will be looking ahead at the coveted checkered
flag in front of his home state fans.
Meanwhile, a pair of
additional past track regulars, John Komarinski and Lauren Butler, have shown
they can get the job done with top five finishes early in their SCSCS career.
Twin teenage brothers, Landon and Hayden Brothers, both accomplished
their first ever top 10 finishes and continue in their search for speed and
The Sopwith Motorsports
Television Productions crew will be on hand to film and produce all the action
leading up to the crowning of two Super Cup Stock Car Series champions for
premiere on MAVTV. Details
regarding dates and times for these nationally televised broadcasts will be
announced in the near future.
With a busy agenda scheduled
for Saturday, first SCSCS practice is slated to begin promptly at Noon with
qualifying taking place shortly after 3:00 p.m.
The first of the American Racer Night at the Races presented by
Performance Fiberglass Products Twin 50 will be ready to go at 6:00 p.m.
A Meet and Greet with the drivers will be part of the festivities in
between races behind the Jennerstown Speedway grandstands.
An optional open practice
session will be offered to teams on Friday night from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. as
As a bonus for fans, the Super
Cup Stock Car Series is offering an experience in which one randomly selected
winner (and optional guest) will get to spend the day in the pits and receive
an in-depth look at what takes place on a given race day with driver Toby
Grynewicz and team. Details can be
found at www.facebook.com/SCSCSRacing.
For a complete weekend
schedule and more information please visit the official web site at www.supercupstockcarseries.com.
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