SCSCS Season Gets Underway at Newly Renamed Pulaski County
Motorsports Park on Saturday
North Carolina (May 17, 2023) – The Super Cup Stock Car Series
will be starting year number 15 as Shively Electric presents
Saturday night’s festivities at the popular Pulaski County
Motorsports Park in Radford, Virginia.
Previously known as Motor Mile Speedway during the former
three visits, there was a recent announcement about the renaming of
the facility in which drag racing, concerts, the Rusty Wallace
Racing Experience, plus the anticipated Superstar Racing eXperience
in July on the 0.416-mile oval are among the exciting activities
offered and upcoming events being hosted.
There have been ups
and downs for many over recent times, with higher travel costs and
longer turnarounds for products impacting blue-collar racers and
their families perhaps the most within motorsports.
Raised expenses for series tracks and partners, not to
mention expendable funds available for spectators, also has played a
significant factor in the current short track racing landscape.
camaraderie and partnership that is constantly displayed throughout
in the SCSCS pit areas as well as at home between race weekends
demonstrates a committed group will be pressing forward to greet
fans and put on the best show possible for all their supporters.
On that topic, one
individual will be recognized at year-end with the Sportsman of the
Year Award, which for 2023 is being named in honor of Mike Potter, a
role model to several and a past NASCAR and SCSCS driver who passed
away at age 74 over the offseason.
the committed group that are ready to get going includes last
year’s Sportsman of the Year recipient, which was named in
remembrance of series photographer Patrick Miller in 2022. Petersburg,
West Virginia’s Larry Berg was a winner at the track last August,
his first SCSCS victory since 2015.
2021 champion Ben
Ebeling returns after a mostly forgettable 2022, which included
brake issues at Pulaski County. The
Hickory, North Carolina resident won in the first two appearances at
the speedway for the SCSCS and hopes to turn it all around and begin
the journey to potentially become the first repeat title winner
team owner Bill Ashton is putting forth an all-out effort to run for
the championship in 2023 after a partial schedule behind the wheel
last year. The
Uniontown, Pennsylvania veteran of 79 SCSCS starts, which is fourth
all-time, finished fifth in his most recent Pulaski County start.
Teammate to Ebeling and Ashton, Mike Senica from Warrington,
Pennsylvania, will be looking to improve upon an eighth-place finish
Father and son
Harvey and Brian Harrison aspire to keep a checkered flag or two in
the region as they begin the season at both of their home tracks
with Franklin County Speedway in Callaway, Virginia being next on
the schedule. The Renick,
West Virginia drivers each have a top five finish in past Pulaski
County SCSCS competition.
Brent Nelson was
the latest winner in the series to close out the 2022 season and had
intentions on contending right from the get-go.
Unfortunately, the West Virginian sustained two broken ribs
off the track and will not be able to take the green; however, more
special guests (one of which has been announced on the track’s Facebook
page) are certainly possible behind the wheel this Saturday.
will open at 4:00 p.m. with a full docket of racing getting underway
at 7:00 p.m. Tickets can
be purchased on the Pulaski County Motorsports Park website.
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