Speedway Begins Trend of Repeat Visits in Determination of 2019 SCSCS Champions
North Carolina (August 20, 2019) – The stage is set.
Drivers have put forth their best effort in the preliminary months of
competition, which are reflected in the adjusted standings for the North,
South, and Overall leading into the final three twin feature events of this
Super Cup Stock Car Series season.
Each of the facilities will be
familiar to competitors, having hosted the series on one occasion before in
2019. First up and building upon
the success of June’s Veterans Classic, Shenandoah Speedway was added late in
the game for a return visit as part of the picturesque 3/8-mile’s season
finale festivities, but can possibly play a role in who hoists the year-end
Kevin Kromer, despite being
sidelined early last time out at Midvale Speedway, won the evening concluding
50-lap race back in June and is prepared to rebound on Saturday.
The Walnutport, Pennsylvania series veteran maintains the lead in the
Northern Division standings but slipped to a mere 12-point deficit in the
overall championship battle.
preliminary overall points were calculated based on a driver’s best 12
results over the first seven twin-race meetings since April.
Each divisional point tally was figured with respect to a particular
venue’s geography, some of which counting toward both north and south totals.
The best six finishes were tabulated as a participating driver’s
preliminary total. The remaining
races held in Shenandoah, Virginia, Jennerstown Speedway Complex in
Pennsylvania, and another Virginia racetrack Dominion Raceway will count toward
north, south, and overall points with the divisional titles being declared
after the first race at Dominion and the overall champion following the second
on Saturday, October 5.
With Shenandoah being a
compound banked surface with 12, 10, and eight degree turns, momentum is
certainly a keyword entering the weekend, and at least two racers have that
going in their favor.
Earlier in the month, Ron
Langdon and Mike Potter both achieved a long-awaited first career SCSCS
victory. Langdon’s performance
launched him back into the overall points lead and has the Freeport, New York
driver within striking distance in the north as well.
His incredibly consistent year included a third and a runner-up at
Shenandoah in June, his first time seeing the facility, including some laps led
late in the going in the first race of that evening.
Potter’s Shenandoah debut
was not as stellar, which gives all the more reason to come back loaded for
bear. The Johnson City, Tennessee
is racing for the potential South division title and is 16 points back in that
race as he looks to keep Ben Ebeling from capturing that accolade for a third
Ebeling got off to a slow
start in 2019, involving an altercation at Shenandoah while racing for the
lead, but has been on a spectacular resurgence.
Despite running a limited schedule, the Hickory, North Carolina resident
is undefeated ever since when competing on the track, winning at Kingsport
Speedway and Salem Speedway. He
along with teammate and car owner coming back to the driver seat, Mike
Kurkowski, are no doubt looking for a satisfying outcome.
In the Southern Division,
Mocksville, North Carolina’s Marc Jones, Miami, Florida’s John Miller, and
Denver, North Carolina’s Larry Wilcox remain in the hunt and each ran within
the top half of the field earlier in the year.
West Mifflin, Pennsylvania’s Lauren Butler and Uniontown,
Pennsylvania’s Bill Ashton will respectively be representing the Northern
Division with York, Pennsylvania twins Hayden and Landon Brothers still
eligible with an outside shot.
Additionally, a number of
teams and drivers are focused on turning their season around and a win would be
exactly what the doctor ordered. Primarily,
Petersburg, West Virginia will have quite the cheering section with Brent
Nelson trying to shake off a most recent issue under the hood at Jennerstown in
July, plus CR7 Motorsports announcing a two-car endeavor in search for their
first win since 2017. Nelson
finished in the top five twice in the June visit to Shenandoah and is looking
for his first victory of 2019 after winning three times a year ago.
Jason Schue was back behind the wheel at Midvale after a lengthy break that
dated back to the season opener at Dominion, but relinquished the ride for the
second race in order to help fellow home state racer, Kromer, gain ever
important points toward the championship. Schue
hopes that the feedback attained from the five-time series winner in 2019’s
sixth place result will make for some added improvement in advance of his
Quincy Sponseller from
Fairfield, Pennsylvania will be in attendance as well for his first race since
Jennerstown a month back. The
teenage first year SCSCS driver steadily gained speed and stayed out of trouble
in his initial Shenandoah appearance.
For those looking forward to
being at the track on race day, practice begins at 3:00 p.m.
with SCSCS qualifying taking place at 4:30 p.m. after the local
divisions partake in their sessions. The
first feature race of the evening takes the green flag at 6:00 p.m. with the
first of the Super Cup Stock Car Series Twin 50s set to go approximately an
For a complete weekend
schedule and more information please visit the official web site at www.supercupstockcarseries.com.
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