Visit of the Year to Motordrome Speedway Next for the Super Cup
Stock Car Series
For the second
straight season, the Super Cup Stock Car Series will make two stops
to the 1/2 mile Motordrome Speedway in western Pennsylvania.
All of the past winners at the track, which has hosted the
series every year since 2010, are expected to be on hand in hopes of
continuing their winning ways this Friday night for the running of
the Ansel’s Tire Outlet 50 presented by MEP.
Jody Harrison leads
the stat sheet with two wins at the facility, including one last
September that also sealed the deal for a third straight series
hopes to shake off the tough luck near the end of the first race at
Shenandoah, when an altercation relegated him from contending for
the win to a seventh place finish.
The home state
drivers have achieved some success as well with Walnutport’s Kevin
Kromer taking the win in June of 2012, and Hanover’s Todd Peck in
2011. Both drivers enter
this race on the heels of Shenandoah race winner Jim Crabtree Jr. in
the points race. Crabtree
came up short of the championship with a runner up finish in
September, but looks to go two for two to start off the 2013 season.
driver with a vast amount of experience at the track is
Pittsburgh’s Jeff Zillweger. The
landscaping company owner has raced in the Street Stock division
over the last five years, and knows how to get around Motordrome
with the knowledge of where all of the different bumps on the track
surface are. Zillweger
made his series debut at Midvale last year and purchased his own car
for the 2013 season. He
feels lucky to be doing this and likes touring with this series
since it allows him to run his business and spend time with family
more frequently. A lot
of the help he attributes to his dad Rich who does most of the work
with the car during the week. Goals
in his first full season include continuing to get used to the car
and keeping it in one piece, and for Motordrome would be satisfied
to stay on the lead lap and end up with a top ten finish.
Pennsylvania’s Lou Ansel is looking forward to returning to the
driver’s seat after sitting out at Shenandoah.
The veteran driver, who’s business Ansel’s Tire Outlet
will be sponsoring the race, has prior limited experience at his
home track in addition to his Super Cup starts.
Ansel tested during Motordrome’s practice day in April and
is confident that his car will be better than previous races.
While he’s had a versatile career competing in everything
from dirt tracks to drag bikes to road courses to ice racing, Ansel
has been working toward a goal to competitively run with the top
group of racers in the series. Although
he claims to be a one man band working in the garage by himself
during the week, he couldn’t do it without crew chief at the track
and last week’s local Street Stock winner at Motordrome Shawn
Phillips, his son, and most importantly his wife who his car, the
“Susan Special,” is named after.
Another fine field
is expected for the Friday night show.
Recap, results, updated standings and more will be available
after the race, and be sure to like the new Facebook page for the
series at www.facebook.com/scscsracing.
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