Carries On With Midwest Presence in 2020:
Midvale and Salem Dates Announced
North Carolina (November 15, 2019) – Since its onset 12 years
ago, the Super Cup Stock Car Series has steadily taken residence in
a portion of the Midwest area of the United States at one point or
another. The Buckeye
State has the distinction of being the only state that has hosted at
least one event every season. In
2019, the drivers and teams took the show a little further on the
road, making their inaugural appearance in the Hoosier State.
The same intentions
will continue into 2020, as SCSCS officials have worked with
facility staff to confirm a date on the schedule to visit
Indiana’s Salem Speedway once again.
“The Super Cup
Stock Car Series event in 2019 was a huge success and a great fit
for Salem Speedway fueled by the Hoosier Lottery,” track PR/Media
Director Don Radebaugh stated. “Salem
has been running the steel-bodied cars for decades, and they’ve
always been a fan-favorite. With
the availability of so many of these types of race cars in this
area, it makes perfect sense to showcase them at Salem...and what a
great show on the high-banks. We’re
looking forward to the return of the Super Cup Stock Car Series in
popular mid-summer event returns on the same weekend, Saturday, July
25th, one in which virtually no major racing series are competing.
Last year’s races resulted in a balance of veteran racers
who never saw the daunting .555-mile oval in-person until the day of
the race and some prior favorites at the track battle all the way to
the checkered flag.
Ben Ebeling was the big winner in 2019, barely outrunning a charging
Allen Purkhiser from South Carolina.
He mentioned afterward both the enjoyment and workout
wheeling his 3,330 pound stock car around the 33-degree banked
corners gave him, having to focus every split second.
contenders Kevin Kromer and Ron Langdon remarked about the learning
experience and overall blast they had, each promising they will have
something to match the frontrunners next time.
attempted their SCSCS debut, some of the highest marks the series
has witnessed upon entering
a different region. Josh
Clemons, Joe Cooksey, Will Kimmel, and Dale Shearer each brought their
racecars out of garages to make an appearance, momentum the series
hopes to repeatedly promote.
“Our schedule is
flexible enough to hold a race in new markets with an open date in
September during our championship races between our already
confirmed events at Jennerstown Speedway and Dominion Raceway,”
series Director of Competition, Joe Schmaling, referenced.
“Location is to be determined and will be dependent upon
interest and intention from that part of the country to race with
Teams with cars in
their possession which are similar in style that have been or are
being phased out by other racing series potentially can race with
approval on a case-by-case basis.
The SCSCS will make every attempt to be inclusive,
maintaining fair and level competition as well as the integrity of
the existing rules platform. Interested
parties are encouraged to contact Schmaling with inquiries at JoeSCSCS@gmail.com
heading into the 2020 campaign.
Two weeks after
visiting one of the biggest tracks on the schedule, the journey
moves on to the smallest circuit that hosts the cars and stars.
Although on the eastern end of Ohio, Midvale Speedway remains
within a reasonable distance for those stationed near the Crossroads
of America to make the trip on Saturday, August 8th.
The 3/10-mile oval
holds a great amount of history spanning over six decades, in which
track owner since 2017, John Chapman, has considered himself
fortunate to be a part of for a majority of that time.
“In 1968 I was
five years old and fell in love with this place,” Chapman noted
during the August 2019 series visit.
“Being in this rural area and still being supported by
these people that love racing around here; you go down the street
and you’ll see a racecar. It’s
just the passion of this area. 65
years; I’m just carrying on the legacy that my forefathers have
luckily brought on.”
The most recent
running saw an unprecedented second occurrence where two first-time
winners, Ron Langdon and Mike Potter, were named in one night.
2020 will mark a complete decade that the Super Cup Stock Car
Series has held an event at the first-class facility.
“They have always
welcomed us and it’s great to have a welcoming crowd too,” SCSCS
PR Coordinator Aaron Creed mentioned.
“Some fans save up all year to come to Midvale Speedway on
Super Cup night and it’s humbling to us to have that.
To have tracks that have been supporting us for several years
now, we’re fortunate to have facilities like these that we can
come back to year after year.”
Families can also
take full advantage of the warm weather to incorporate a road trip
or weekend getaway to complement their time at the racetrack.
Midvale Speedway actually lies at the boundary of the larger
city of New Philadelphia, less than 90 miles from Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, a short trip from a handful of state and national
parks, and a quick half hour drive south of the Pro Football Hall of
Fame in Canton.
Speedway is within a stone’s throw of downtown Indianapolis to the
north and Louisville, Kentucky to the south, and for those searching
solitude following an adventurous race day, a multitude of
recreation awaits throughout the Hoosier National Forest less than
an hour west.
the Super Cup Stock Car Series is currently in talks to potentially
add a third date in the general geography as well.
regarding each event and a full schedule will be available as the
start of the new season approaches.
Fans are encouraged to visit www.supercupstockcarseries.com
and be sure to stop by Facebook,
Twitter, and Instagram
for continued updates and announcements that become available.