Contenders Seeking Crucially Important Results during Upcoming
Jennerstown Twin 50s
North Carolina (September 9, 2019) – Each of the past five
years, Jennerstown Speedway Complex has played a pivotal role toward
determining who stays in the hunt for the season-long championships
with an encouraging outcome and who may falter upon fortune not
going in their favor. 2019
has already been no different, with a pair of races held at the
1/2-mile oval in July.
National Appliance presents the Super Cup Stock Car Series
championship rounds three and four, consisting of the Bill’s Wood
Stoves 50 and Medved Transfer Co. 50 twin features, which will
continue the pursuit of many toward an acceptable eventual year-end
The pendulum has
swung back and forth at the top of the overall standings,
predominantly between two drivers.
Ironically, the momentum that one has over the other leading
into the weekend’s event, which will be joined by the touring Must
See Racing Sprint Cars for the second straight year and all five
local weekly divisions, was the other way around following the event
earlier this summer.
Langdon has a 37 point advantage after a pair of runner-up results
last time out at Shenandoah Speedway.
The Freeport, New York driver’s top five total of 14 is a
single-season record, but his Jennerstown results from earlier in
the year were not satisfying given his statistics every other race
weekend and the miniscule room for error as 2019 winds down.
Langdon will be focused on improving upon a fourth and eighth
place result, perhaps mirroring or bettering a third place finish in
his SCSCS and Jennerstown debut in 2017.
Kevin Kromer won
both races in July, his first ever victories in front of the
supportive Laurel Highlands region crowd.
The Walnutport, Pennsylvania series veteran certainly has not
been pleased with his most recent finishes though, salvaging a sixth
place at Midvale in another competitor’s car and then a third and
another sixth at Shenandoah three weeks ago.
Those results would be satisfactory for many, but not for
someone with a series title or two in sight.
Kromer has been working night and day in the shop in an
effort to find any inconsistency in order to potentially replicate
success from the first half of the year.
As if the margin
was not already close enough in the overall battle, the Northern
Division points is the other way around with Kromer ahead by an even
tighter 20 over Langdon.
A trio of home
state drivers additionally remain within view on the division end.
Lauren Butler impressed in the multi-groove corners back in
July, bringing home a pair of career-best runner-up finishes.
Jerod Brougher led the most laps in the second race of the
night, proving he can be a threat for the victory.
Ashton has won before, using the same strategy on the outside line
as Butler to maneuver around multiple veteran racers.
If any of these three hit on the setup on Saturday night, the
key duo of championship contenders will certainly have to look out.
With the September
event offering points toward the Southern Division standings as
well, a competitor who was not on hand earlier this year will look
to keep up his winning ways. The
mystery about Hickory, North Carolina’s Ben Ebeling entering
Jennerstown is that he has won on every other track he has competed
on, including the most recent event at Shenandoah where he took home
both trophies. Nevertheless,
his best outing around the nine-degree banked turns is only a sixth
during a most recent appearance in 2017, not resembling his
dominating record elsewhere. Will
the two-time defending south champion discover what it takes to
figure out the puzzle of this place too?
A few racers are
hoping that Ebeling’s run of tremendous luck can slow down some so
that they can catch back up in the division points.
Johnson City, Tennessee’s Mike Potter has a win this year,
but it came at a race where the event was not south-denoted and a
bad break sidelined him last time out.
John Miller, Marc Jones, and Larry Wilcox all hope to
register their season bests as well if they can make it up to
Then there is the
group that wishes to play the spoiler on this penultimate summer
Saturday night. Brent
Nelson has five previous wins at Jennerstown, but has been shut out
of victory lane so far in 2019.
The Petersburg, West Virginia driver is coming off his best
showing of the year three weeks back and seeks redemption after
having issues under the hood in final practice that prevented him
from even competing in July.
State driver, Harvey Harrison, is always a factor when he shows up,
as was evidenced when he did so unannounced in the September 2018
event and proceeded to win. The
2016 champion has not finished off the podium in four 2019 starts,
including a couple third place finishes in July.
Pack has not competed since early June and has not been behind the
wheel at Jennerstown since 2015, but is a former winner at the site
where he was named series champion in 2014 and has no other plans
but to grab the checkered flag.
Local favorites Andrew Kostelnik and John Komarinski have
stayed on their game over the last couple months competing in other
divisions on a limited basis, and their familiarity with navigating
the track will surely come into play.
More members of the
Keystone State such as Quincy Sponseller, Jason Schue, and Hayden
and Landon Brothers each had one of their most competitive runs last
time out and hope to carry that over into this weekend.
Rob Hindt will also make the trek over from Maryland, his
first Jennerstown appearance since suffering drive shaft issues on
his qualifying warm up lap in 2015.
With quite the
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 Bill’s
Wood Stoves 50 presented by National Appliance will be ready to go
green 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 Complex grandstands,
while the Medved Transfer Co. 50 presented by National Appliance
will conclude the night of racing.
Motorsports Television Productions crew will be filming round three
and four of the Super Cup Stock Car Series championship series with
a premiere of the first race slated for mid-October on MAVTV.
For a complete
weekend schedule and more information please visit the official web
site at www.supercupstockcarseries.com.
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