SCSCS Championship Challengers Begin to Emerge Ahead of 2022 Opening
North Carolina (April 13, 2022) – When
the field of full-bodied stock cars take the initial green flag of
the season at Dominion Raceway on Saturday, April 30th, Hickory,
North Carolina’s Ben Ebeling will start the quest to become the
first driver in a decade to secure consecutive Super Cup Stock Car
Series titles. That feat
will not be anywhere close to easy though, as numerous competitors
have announced their intention to chase the entire balance of nine
weekends at seven tracks in four states that makes up the 2022
Nelson is one driver who has been a factor in deciding a SCSCS
overall champion nearly year in and year out.
The Petersburg, West Virginia resident has finished
fourth or better in the final standings a half dozen times since
2014, ending up second twice, and did obtain the Mid-Atlantic Region
title in 2021.
an advocate for the motto “races are won in the shop”, Nelson
has been working away at bringing his No. 80 machine back to life,
after mechanical issues sidelined him early on in the 2021 finale,
and getting it set up once again for the Thornburg, Virginia
4/10-mile oval. One
project that has been explored on the side is preparing a new (to
Nelson) car, but the current plan remains to pilot the ride that
took him to four victories last year.
had too good of a year to switch to a new one,” Nelson remarked,
as he will try to go for his first win away from the Laurel
Highlands area, where Jennerstown Speedway is situated, since 2016.
New York’s Ron Langdon was only able to make a handful of
appearances throughout 2021 and
will likely miss one particular event in 2022 due to another
the veteran racer
will certainly look to return to contention much like
2019, in which he achieved a series record 17 top five finishes and
picked up his first SCSCS win on the way to being championship
was a lot of fun,” Langdon, who did have a major happening over
the winter with the engagement to his girlfriend Laura, recalled.
“I just think going into this year, with what I saw from
2021, the competition level is going to be substantially higher,
which is great. Just
looking forward to going out there and racing.”
trusty No. 17 from years past is practically ready to go and in the
trailer, but at some point in the year the plan is to let his crew
members play around with that one and break out a familiar No. 67
from Pro Cup past for himself. Langdon
picked the car up, which was previously set up and run by legendary
short track driver and consultant Jeff Fultz, from 2017 series
champion Jimmie Crabtree and continues to make preparations on what
should be a fast ride.
on various platforms of social media have been following along with
Lauren Butler and the assembly of her Edlin
Motorsports No. 53 over
the off-season. After
sitting out the last couple of events in 2021 due to a tough road of
misfortune, the West Mifflin, Pennsylvania operation’s renewed
confidence is in full swing for the 2022 campaign.
freshened look and a new “heartbeat” under the hood of the mean
machine named “Medusa” are among the work that has taken place
in recent months. Butler
is focused to lead her first laps and potentially earn a SCSCS
career first victory this year.
who met those same goals last year was Jason Kitzmiller.
The Maysville, West Virginia driver gave CR7 Motorsports,
headed up by occasional driver Larry Berg and past NASCAR Truck
Series regular Codie Rohrbaugh, their first win since the 2017
season en route to a third place points result and Rookie of the
is perhaps going into 2022 with the most momentum, having an active
streak of 13 straight top five finishes in the No. 97, a new best
series mark. He has also
been honing his skills when away from SCSCS race weekends, most
recently in a Late Model Stock Car at Hickory Motor Speedway.
Silvers has his optimism riding high as well after best career
performances last time out at Dominion in October 2021.
Although a relative newcomer to the series, the Elizabethton,
Tennessee racer indicated that the No. 99 had a bit of a makeover
ever since and the Silvers Family Racing team intends to be very
competitive from the get go in 2022.
the five aforementioned drivers may not yet have achieved the glory
of being SCSCS champion, one driver once again committing to the
full schedule has. Kevin
Kromer had a banner 2019, winning on seven occasions on his way to
the series championship behind the wheel of the K2 Motorsports No.
77. The Walnutport,
Pennsylvania-based team has gone through much of the usual
maintenance during the off months in a quest to return to victory
lane, where he was shut out in 2021.
also recently was a recipient of the American Cancer Society’s Courage
Award, recognizing his
battle with an esophageal cancer diagnosis in which the
‘ironman’ of the SCSCS with more than 100 starts only missed one
race during the 2016 season. Since
then, he has been cleared and cancer-free and the family founded the
Mission R.A.C.E.R. foundation to raise funds and support cancer
patients who may not be as fortunate.
what has Ebeling been up to regarding his title defense?
Find out in another upcoming preseason report that will delve
into this topic plus more racers and teams with a connection as well
as their outlook and goals heading into 2022.
complete Race Day Schedule as well as forthcoming updates 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) leading into and including the season
opening twin 60-lap races at Dominion Raceway.