Will Be the Buzzword for the Second Edition of the Veterans Classic
at Shenandoah Speedway
North Carolina (June 2, 2021) – Saturday will mark the sixth
ever trip for the Super Cup Stock Car Series to the picturesque
Shenandoah Speedway in Virginia.
Although there will be familiarity to some, driver and car
combinations that have not been witnessed before plus certain
competitors seeing the facility for the first time will be among
this weekend’s buzz.
Early season point
leader Bob Schacht has been to dozens upon dozens of tracks over his
career, but the Myers Ford Veterans Classic, commemorating D-Day and
raising funds for various
charitable organizations, will be his first at the 3/8-mile
compound-banked Shenandoah oval.
“I’ll talk to
some of the guys that have been there and get a ballpark on what
kind of gear and stuff like that and go from there,” the
Mooresville, North Carolina resident indicated as his plan going in.
Joining Schacht as
possible Shenandoah first-timers are Ohio’s Jan Markowski,
Tennessee’s Dusty Silvers attempting to ready the car that Jon
Kerley won with in 2019’s opening Twin 50 for his own entrance
into the series, and West Virginia’s Larry Berg will make his
first foray on the track surface despite 23 SCSCS starts and one
Not only are new
drivers expected, but many with experience are switching things up
and taking the wheel of cars they have not piloted before there.
The second of 2019’s Veterans Classic winners, Kevin Kromer,
has been getting some testing time in with his “Back In Black”
racecar, but has chosen the trusty championship-winning “Thunder
Struck” for the first two events.
That could change come Saturday.
that we can run the new car at Shenandoah,” the Walnutport,
Pennsylvania driver commented. “Couple
little issues with it yet, but we hope to get it straightened
Virginia’s Brent Nelson, a five-time top five finisher at the
speedway, acquired a car from the team in which the aforementioned
Markowski drives for, ShoTime Motorsports, on Midvale race day a
couple weeks ago and plans to debut it.
Rob Hindt has been working day and night in his Elkton,
Maryland garage to prepare a new ride outfitted with a CT525 motor
in hopes for its first appearance.
Over in Fairfield,
Pennsylvania, Quincy Sponseller and team have been converting over a
former Gen-6 NASCAR Cup Series machine to be eligible for Super Cup
Stock Car Series action.
For others it will
be business as usual, improving upon or replicating prior results
with their equipment. One
of which swept the most recent weekend at Shenandoah’s victories
in August 2019, Ben Ebeling.
“It’s a good
fun racetrack with beautiful scenery and I look forward to going
back,” the Hickory, North Carolina driver, who has already won
twice in 2021 and now holds sole possession of the all-time wins
champion from Renick, West Virginia, Harvey Harrison, will make his
first start of 2021, joining Ebeling and Kromer as a former
Shenandoah winner on site. Pennsylvania’s
Lauren Butler and North Carolina’s Larry Wilcox have each achieved
top five results and look to secure one of the special powder-coated
metal trophies customized by Dragonslayer Industries out of Texas.
and Samatha Rohrbaugh, each from neighboring West Virginia, as well
as Pennsylvania’s Bill Ashton and home state driver JJ Pack have
been impressive in past occurrences and will be back to potentially
turn in a solid performance.
open at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday with qualifying commencing shortly
after. A meet and greet
with the drivers and additional activities for fans will take place
at 6:15 p.m. leading into opening ceremonies.
The first of the SCSCS Twin 50-lap races will kick off
feature racing entertainment at 6:45 p.m.
Free admission will be offered for Veterans, Active Military,
Wounded Warriors, and First Responders.
Race teams have the
option to practice on Friday from 2:00 p.m. until dusk, preceding a
pair of regularly scheduled practice sessions on race day slated to
begin at 1:45 p.m.
can be found on the Super Cup Stock Car Series official web site supercupstockcarseries.com
with interactive updates throughout race day available on Facebook
(search Super Cup Stock Car Series), Twitter (@SCSCSRacing), and