2020 SCSCS Season Slated to Begin with Inaugural Indy Summer
Dominion Opener Canceled, Kingsport and
Shenandoah Postponed Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
North Carolina (April 27, 2020) – After multiple weeks of
observation as a result of originally unforeseen circumstances, the
Super Cup Stock Car Series has come to a decision regarding looking
ahead at what remains a highly anticipated 2020 season.
In a previous
bulletin posted on the series site and social media channels,
competitors were already informed that it became evident the season
opening event at Dominion Raceway on May 2nd would have to be
canceled in accordance with CDC guidelines and travel-related
recommendations in place and will not be rescheduled.
A wait-and-see approach was agreed upon at that time as it
relates to the remainder of upcoming scheduled events.
this stage series officials have arrived at a conclusion for the
near future. The SCSCS
portion of May 15th’s Friday night action at Kingsport Speedway
has been postponed, possibly being rescheduled to a date later in
the year. Fans in the
Eastern Tennessee area are encouraged to follow track updates for
when “The Concrete Jungle” resumes their local program.
In addition, the
second annual Veterans Classic at Shenandoah Speedway has been
placed on hold indefinitely due to the Virginia commonwealth’s
stay-at-home order expiring after the scheduled race date of June
A number of factors
went into making such a determination ahead of time.
Much has to do with both the overall health of the vast
community the SCSCS represents as well as proper timing and
preparation in order for a successful show to take place.
“We need three to
four weeks to get our little series up and running,” SCSCS
Director of Competition Joe Schmaling indicated.
“It would be hard to make events like Kingsport work from
here even if they were to open now.”
focus shifts to a full slate of remaining events at prestigious
venues. On three prior
occasions in series history, competitors had to wait until the month
of June to go racing. In
each of those instances a record turnout of SCSCS cars at the track
they visited was witnessed.
The inaugural Indy
Summer Nationals is scheduled to be the initial event to see the
3,300 pound, 600 horsepower machines on track.
As of now the first series appearance at Lucas Oil Raceway
(formerly Indianapolis Raceway Park) outside Indianapolis is all
systems go with the ongoing potential of having to set particular
precautions as needed. Teams
are urged to utilize the month of May to consider forthcoming
communications that will be made and to announce their commitment
including tire needs to series officials in advance so that various
details can be prearranged.
for the Father’s Day weekend are festivities at the drag strip
adjacent from the 0.686-mile oval, a car show, swap meet, plus added
entertainment for an extravaganza that is sure to thrill any
automotive enthusiast. All
of the short track action on Saturday, June 20, including the Must
See Wingless Sprints, Midwest Supermodifieds, and Midwest Compacts
which the SCSCS will be joining, will be streamed live on Speed
Sport TV with further details to follow.
The first of two
visits to the always popular Jennerstown Speedway in Western
Pennsylvania on July 11th and a return to Southern Indiana’s Salem
Speedway for a second straight season closing out that month stay
the same as both venues actively evaluate their operations on a
week-to-week basis at the moment.
The inaugural races on the high-banks in the Hoosier State
last July were met with positive acclaim from the region’s fans.
Four racers made their series debut, competing alongside the
series regulars for the first time.
anniversary will be happening on Saturday, August 8 in Eastern Ohio.
It will mark the 10th consecutive year the SCSCS has made the
trip to the first-class Midvale Speedway 3/10-mile oval, the longest
tenured track on the schedule. The
facility’s management and officials have already been executing
safety updates and enhancements in response to the pandemic.
The remaining two
events will once again take place at a pair of premier partner
tracks. Jennerstown will
move back to its prior standard late August date with the first race
on that day in the Laurel Highlands region celebrating a milestone
25th green flag the SCSCS has taken on the 1/2-mile.
Dominion, for the
third consecutive year, is tentatively the site that will name the
2020 SCSCS champion during the final weekend of September.
The Thornburg, Virginia entertainment complex is right off
interstate 95 and features a bar and grill, road course, and drag
strip among the amenities in addition to the 4/10-mile oval.
Twin 60-lap features are planned for this date in which
drivers and spectators are sure to be eager for since the opening
date will no longer happen.
A twin feature
format remains intact for each race day, in which teams will often
be facing the challenges that come with competing once in daylight
and once following sunset, all the while managing one set of
American Racer tires through qualifying and both features.
remains open on the weekend of September 12th for any pending
changes or additions as it relates to rescheduling of events.
Altogether, the 2020 schedule continues to be flexible and
subject to change based on the current evolving situation, weather,
or any other unexpected conditions.
As a result, no
specific format has strictly been determined at this time regarding
separate titles for divisions based on driver’s geography that has
been in place for the last three years or a Championship Series
structure that was implemented in 2019.
That said, since the lineup of drivers and teams has grown to
represent four different areas of the country, the series will be
looking to recognize each of their efforts and influence potential
additional regional awards.
SCSCS drivers and
teams have been showcased in front of a national audience on the
MAVTV Motorsports Network on several occasions over recent years and
that relationship will be no different into 2020. Jennerstown
in August and Dominion in September have already been confirmed as
film dates with one or two more events possible for a total of six
to eight races to premiere later in the year.
More information available regarding television and possible
streaming is forthcoming.
Any further updates
will be posted on the Super Cup Stock Car Series official web site www.supercupstockcarseries.com,
Facebook (search Super Cup Stock Car Series), Twitter (@SCSCSRacing),
and Instagram (SCSCS_Racing).
Cup Stock Car Series 2020 Schedule (as
- Saturday, May 2 - Dominion Raceway, Thornburg, VA
TBD - Friday, May 15 - Kingsport Speedway, Kingsport, TN
TBD - Saturday, June 6 - Shenandoah Speedway, Shenandoah, VA
June 20 - Indy Summer Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway, Clermont, IN
(streamed live on Speed Sport TV)
July 11 - Jennerstown Speedway, Jennerstown, PA
July 25 - Salem Speedway, Salem, IN
August 8 - Midvale Speedway, Midvale, OH
August 22 - Jennerstown Speedway, Jennerstown, PA (filmed for MAVTV
September 12 - Pending/Open Reschedule Date
September 26 - Dominion Raceway, Thornburg, VA (filmed for MAVTV
events feature a twin race format and award points toward the
Division/Championship structure TBD
events to be filmed and/or streamed is pending
subject to change without notice