Championship Stretch Begins at Familiar Pennsylvania Venue This
North Carolina (August 17, 2021) – The stage is set for the
Super Cup Stock Car Series as teams begin their final rally toward
the overall championship and additional awards.
The third visit of 2021 to Jennerstown Speedway Complex will
kick it all off this Saturday with twin 50-lap feature races.
Pausing after the most recent event
at Motor Mile Speedway, the points were reset with the worst two
performances of the season for each top driver being dropped from
the total. Overall, the
battle for the championship to be settled in early October at
Virginia’s Dominion Raceway has mainly come down to two
Ben Ebeling and Bob Schacht have each
won before at Jennerstown, Ebeling doing so in July, but the
machines piloted by the North Carolina drivers clashed on the
backstretch abruptly ending Schacht’s night during that particular
event. After the
aforementioned adjustment, 60 points now separate the two with six
scheduled races remaining.
Not only is the overall title going
to be up for grabs but multiple regional awards, segmented based on
the location in which drivers reside, will be handed out during the
post-season trophy presentation in less than a couple months.
The South is exclusively between Ebeling and Schacht as well
with only 10 points separating each after the best five races were
selected for eligible drivers to reach the current total.
Ebeling won the South title in 2017, 2018, and 2019.
the North, the fans from the Laurel Highlands region will have
plenty in which to cheer. 2019
series champion Kevin Kromer currently leads that contest by 50 over
local favorite Lauren Butler. Kromer,
from Walnutport, Pennsylvania, picked up the division title in both
2018 and 2019 and will be looking for his first victory of 2021 at a
track he has won on three occasions.
Butler continues to search for a breakthrough toward her
first SCSCS win at the facility in which she is a past Street Stock
The West Mifflin, Pennsylvania driver
looks to rebound from mechanical issues there last time and reenter
the top five in overall standings.
Uniontown’s Bill Ashton, a winner at Jennerstown in 2016,
also would like to shake some recent hard luck and sits third in the
North standings only 99 points back.
added region for 2021 is the Mid-Atlantic, consisting of racers from
Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland.
Petersburg, West Virginia’s Brent Nelson currently has the
advantage and is a two-time Jennerstown winner already this year.
Nevertheless, Jason Kitzmiller, far and ahead the
top-performing rookie competitor, has been gaining momentum lately
with two of his three career runner-up results occurring less than
two weeks ago at Motor Mile Speedway.
The Maysville, West Virginia driver is 45 points back, has
moved up to third in the overall standings, and led his first SCSCS
laps during the July Jennerstown event too.
Virginia’s JJ Pack is also within striking distance 55 points
behind Nelson in the Mid-Atlantic and has won multiple times
previously at Jennerstown. Petersburg’s
Samatha Rohrbaugh has shown improvement, much like her CR7
Motorsports teammate Kitzmiller, after a best career third at Motor
Mile and is a manageable 90 points back.
Many additional drivers will be
on-hand to go for nothing else but a win or a formidable outcome.
A 45-minute practice session is
scheduled to commence at 2:45 p.m. with grandstand gates opening at
4 p.m., more than enough time for those in attendance to see SCSCS
single-car qualifying at 5:30 p.m.
Racing will begin at 6:00 p.m. with
the first of the 2021 Championship Series Twin 50s taking the green
flag following a make-up feature for the local Late Models.
An autograph session is in the plans to be offered in the
midway behind the grandstands between races.
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 site supercupstockcarseries.com.
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).