SCSCS Stop at Motor Mile Speedway Features Variation in Experience
North Carolina (August 2, 2021) – The Super Cup Stock Car
Series is ready to bounce back in the second half of summer with
something new for Friday night.
Motor Mile Speedway becomes the sixth facility in the
Commonwealth of Virginia to host the highly-enthusiastic group of
racers and their teams, some of which have past knowledge of the
oval that is 0.416 miles in length and is situated right outside the
town of Radford.
one family in particular, this inaugural series visit will be quite
the homecoming. Harvey
Harrison, the 2016 SCSCS champion, competed in Late Models fairly
regularly at the track from the early 1990s onward for about a
excited; it’s kind of like going back home,” the Renick, West
Virginia driver indicated. “It’s
a great little track and has changed a lot since we were there last
with it being paved and becoming more like a motorsports park now,
but when we raced back then it was tough with it being such a
prestigious place where a lot of big name racers cut their teeth every
week. My kids used to
run around the pits and up and down the stands growing up.
I know it’s going to bring back a lot of memories.”
Although it has
been a while since last competing at the track and he has only been
able to make one appearance with the series so far in 2021, Harrison
added some insight on what first-time visitors might expect ahead of
when WFXR - FOX TV presents the Inaugural SCSCS Twin 50s at Motor
Mile gets going.
“A lot of the
fast cars run on the bottom, but I always set my car up to run up a
lane higher, so you can still make some passes,” Harrison, who had
a pair of top 10 results at Shenandoah Speedway this season but has
earned five series victories over his career altogether, explained.
“It’s no Jennerstown exactly, but it sort of reminds me
of it a little bit.”
series point leader Ben Ebeling is another one that has competed at
the speedway before and hopes that translates to a sixth and/or
seventh victory in the 2021 season.
“I raced there in
their Truck division around 2006 and 2007,” the Hickory, North
Carolina driver noted. “I
compare it most maybe to Dominion Raceway.
Similar banking but a little longer straightaways.
It’s a beautiful facility, plenty of room to race, and
plenty of grip.”
drivers expected ran at the track during the 2000s decade in the Pro
Cup series. That
includes but is not limited to 2019 champion Kevin Kromer
from Walnutport, Pennsylvania, who made his debut in that series
there in 2003, DuBois, Pennsylvania’s
Benny Gordon, and veteran Tennessee campaigner Mike Potter.
Gordon, who won in his SCSCS debut at UMI Motorsports Park in
June, is a five-time winner at the facility.
It will be a quick
learning curve for others with only two half-hour practice sessions
scheduled. For a couple
instances it ties back to a few aforementioned drivers. Harvey
Harrison’s son Brian, although having traveled and helped out with
racing endeavors there in years past, will be taking his first green
flag when it unfurls for the first twin 50-lap feature shortly after
7 p.m. Rookie driver
Dusty Silvers, having been sidelined due to mechanical issues early
in his initial debut at Jennerstown Speedway last month, will be
piloting the same car that Potter drove in a Pro Cup race in 2003.
are scheduled to open at 4 p.m., in time for fans to see the SCSCS
cars on track for the first time that day.
Single-car qualifying is estimated to commence at 6:30 p.m.
and immediately leads into the first race of the night following
There will be fun
entertainment for the entire family, as bike races for the kids,
free Rusty Wallace Racing Experience ride-alongs for lucky winners
during intermission, twin U-Car 15-lap races, twin Sportsman 35-lap
races, a few FASS Big Rig trucks on display for their race the
following day, Friday Night Fury on the adjacent dragstrip all in
addition to the twin 50-lap features for the Super Cup Stock Car
Series will be provided for everyone's enjoyment.
For a detailed race
day schedule as well as a comprehensive list of potentially expected
entrants, please visit the Super Cup Stock Car Series official web
Further interactive updates heading into and throughout race
day will be available on Facebook (search Super Cup Stock Car
Series), Twitter (@SCSCSRacing), and Instagram (SCSCS_Racing).