Championship to be Decided During Shenandoah Speedway’s Fourth
Running of the Veterans Classic
North Carolina (September 6, 2023) – The 2023 summer swing
throughout the commonwealth of Virginia comes to an exciting
conclusion on Saturday evening.
The picturesque Shenandoah Speedway will be the site
determining this year’s Super Cup Stock Car Series champion.
Veterans Classic was introduced as a special event at the 3/8-mile
progressively banked oval in 2019. Each
returning visit for the cars and stars of the series that was
introduced in late 2007, merely two years after the facility draped
in a mountain backdrop first opened, has featured intense
Now the track will play a part in hosting the season finale
for the second time in series history.
no previous winners of the Veterans Classic are pre-entered for this
weekend, one of the drivers who was victorious the last time
Shenandoah concluded the year is, and he has an enormous amount of
momentum on his side.
Renick, West Virginia’s Harvey Harrison last won at the
track in August 2009, something the racer in the notable No. 51 had
in common with last time out at Lonesome Pine.
took the checkered flag in both races in that event three weeks ago,
his first at that 3/8-mile oval since 14 years ago, catapulting
himself to a 70-point advantage.
He also has previously won Pole Awards
at Shenandoah, much like Lonesome Pine.
Three drivers continue to have an outside shot at dethroning
Harrison’s efforts to accomplish his first title since the 2016
season and, with a larger than average for 2023 field expected,
there will be little room for error.
Ashton has yet to place his No. 35 in victory lane but has
accumulated five podium results this season.
The Uniontown, Pennsylvania driver will need Harrison to
finish fifth or worse in both races to have a chance, something
Harrison has yet to do throughout 2023.
Ashton will have to achieve his first top five Shenandoah
results to make that happen.
son Brian Harrison has seen a return to some glimmers of excellence
this year, starting it off with two runner-up outcomes at Franklin
County, a career first Pole Award at Pulaski County, and multiple
laps led in which he ranks fourth this year.
Continuing his search for an initial points-paying victory,
the Renick, West Virginia native will also need to improve upon a
previous best sixth at Shenandoah in order for himself to overtake
his father in the final standings.
being fourth in points, Petersburg, West Virginia’s Brent Nelson
may statistically have the best opportunity to capture an elusive
The No. 80 has visited winners circle on three occasions in
2023, and even though Shenandoah is one of the very few venues he
has yet to win, Nelson has only finished outside of the top five
twice in nine previous starts there.
a top five finish in points remains up for grabs.
Jason Schue from Littlestown, Pennsylvania currently sits
fifth and has two top 10 finishes in as many previous starts at
Shenandoah, while Richard Hauck from Howell, Michigan is just 60
back as he makes
his track debut.
newcomer to the facility, Gloucester, Virginia’s Jeff Thomas, as
well as sixth place Veterans Classic finisher last year Mike Senica
from Warrington, Pennsylvania will look to hold on and secure a top
10 in the final standings.
Meanwhile, Maryland’s Rob Hindt will make his first start
of 2023, originally intended for Dominion in August, with assistance
from winner there earlier last month 2014 champion JJ Pack.
Petersburg, West Virginia’s Larry Berg and Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania’s Jeff Zillweger are also probable entrants, each
potentially making their first appearance since Jennerstown in June.
gates will open at 5:00 p.m. with racing beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Several divisions such as Legends, Late Models, Bandoleros,
USAC Midgets, and Virginia Vintage Racers will be on hand to
entertain fans in which kids and veterans receive discounted
admission with active military, wounded warriors, and first
responders admitted free.
information can be found on the Super Cup Stock Car Series official
web site supercupstockcarseries.com
with interactive updates throughout race day available on Facebook
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