Cup Stock Car Series Completes 2021 Championship Schedule
North Carolina (February 25, 2021) – After hitting the pause
button during a turbulent year for everyone, the Super Cup Stock Car
Series is back with a solid slate of events for 2021.
The agenda is composed of 20 races on 12 dates during 10
weekends across five states and spotlights a return to five favorite
venues from 2019, a homecoming to one particular facility, and the
introduction of two exciting new tracks to the series.
“This has all
been possible because of the support from tracks and competitors in
the various regions,” SCSCS Director of Competition, Joe Schmaling,
indicated regarding a comprehensive and balanced schedule
that was assembled.
year’s campaign speeds into action immediately as the month of May
begins at the site of a premier series partner from over the last
few years. Dominion
Raceway in Thornburg, Virginia hosted the SCSCS season opener in
2018 and 2019, and will do so again as the 3,300 pound, 600
horsepower machines take to the 4/10-mile oval.
Twin 60-lap races are planned for this date at the
entertainment complex right off interstate 95 that features a bar
and grill, concert hall, road course, and drag strip among its
A twin feature
format remains intact for a majority of the racing season, 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 throughout qualifying and both
Two weeks later,
the cars and stars make an early trip to Midvale Speedway in Eastern
Ohio for a pair of races. The
tight 3/10-mile moves from its traditional August date, but will
mark the 10th season in which the SCSCS has competed there.
Moving on to early June, the second edition of the Veterans
Classic double feature will take place at Shenandoah Speedway in
Virginia. The location
near Shenandoah National Park was a popular one among racers and
area fans in its return during the 2019 visit and is sure to be
another thrilling show. Some
specialized custom trophies are being prepared for the winners of
each of these events.
first of a newer concept takes effect as the summer kicks off on
Father’s Day weekend. The
Keystone 150 will present single 75-lap features at two tracks in
two days. UMI
Motorsports Park in Clearfield, Pennsylvania will host the SCSCS for
the first time since 2015 on Friday with teams then making a less
than 100-mile excursion the next day to Jennerstown Speedway Complex
for the first of three trips to the 1/2-mile in 2021.
battle in the mountains, a couple weeks off will allow teams to
regroup before heading again to Jennerstown the Saturday after the
Independence Day holiday. This
event will return to the twin race format that has become a familiar
favorite among the local fans, in which the last green flag of the
night will be celebrated as a milestone 25th at the facility located
in the Laurel Highlands region for the SCSCS.
Late July is
reserved for a return to Southern Indiana’s historic Salem
Speedway after inaugural races on the high-banks in the Hoosier
State in July 2019 were met with positive acclaim and turnout from
the region’s spectators and the drivers that mostly either made
their debut at the track or their debut with the series.
The venue for the
first weekend of August is one that has been long sought after by
the series and its members as Motor Mile Speedway becomes the third
Virginia track on the schedule.
Sharing with the SCSCS as an entity that sat out all of 2020,
the just over 4/10-mile oval that recently entered a multi-year
lease agreement with the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience is within
close proximity to North Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia
allowing for racers from all over the footprint of the series to
only have a reasonable distance to travel for these twin races.
This occasion at such a highly-regarded facility will also
function as the final event for preliminary points to be accumulated
before the final championship series stretch.
this stage in the year, competitors running for the overall series
championship will count their best 12 finishes from the first 14
races toward their point total heading into an exhilarating bid made
up of three race weekends for the season-ending accolades promptly
commencing with the third and final trip at Jennerstown during a
standard mid-August date for twin races.
Then, a new
challenge comes into play three weeks later.
The teams go back to the .555-mile Salem Speedway for a
second appearance in 2021, but that will not be all.
The Kentuckiana Dual Weekend will be a Saturday-Sunday
endeavor that concludes with the inaugural visit for the SCSCS to
the Bluegrass State. Located
only 15 minutes from Owensboro, the hometown of the legendary
Waltrip and Green racing families, the 3/8-mile Kentucky Motor
Speedway celebrating its 60th anniversary will host the SCSCS
“The Midwest is
fast becoming the next area of growth for the Super Cup Stock Car
Series,” Schmaling commented.
“While there are pros and cons for any event format, the
dual weekend makes these races a bargain for our racers when it
comes to travel costs. It
also allows us to put more races in different parts of the country
with the limited weekends that are available to us.”
Format may be
similar to the Keystone 150 weekend in June between these tracks
which are also less than 100 miles apart in distance.
More details about this event will be available soon.
flexibility, one race from the final three weekends can be dropped
from the championship series points total.
Specific to those not necessarily chasing the full schedule,
separate regional awards and recognition based on driver’s
geography will be offered again.
The best seven preliminary results from Dominion in May
through Motor Mile in August will calculate point totals for each
Much like how it
started and ended in 2018 and 2019, the final championship event
will be at Dominion Raceway as well.
The first of twin races at the beginning of October will
award regional accolades, while the second race will declare the
overall Super Cup Stock Car Series champion.
As is always the
case, the schedule as well as points structure is subject to change
due to unforeseen circumstances at any time.
There remains a placeholder for late October on the calendar
for a potential non-points special event.
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 continue into 2021. At
least six races, including the finale at Dominion, will be televised
at a later date with the exact confirmations as well as any possible
live streaming to be announced shortly.
Further details as
race dates get closer will be shared on the Super Cup Stock Car
Series official web site supercupstockcarseries.com,
Facebook (search Super Cup Stock Car Series), Twitter (@SCSCSRacing),
and Instagram (SCSCS_Racing).