Pack Sweeps at CNB Bank Raceway Park and Moves One Step Closer to
Super Cup Championship
North Carolina (August 24, 2014) – The headline may lead to
the thought that Bealeton, Virginia’s JJ Pack had a dominant path
to a flag-to-flag win in Saturday night’s Cool Shirt Systems 75
presented by On Track Racing Experience; however, it was nothing of
Pack claimed his
second straight pole award in convincing fashion, but after the
redraw started on the outside of row one next to Brian Harrison who
was returning after a two race absence.
At a facility that had undergone significant rainfall in the
last week it was unknown how the cars would react to going side by
side from the get go. Nevertheless,
Pack worked his way around on the outside for the lead before coming
to the stripe to complete the first lap.
His next challenger
was Larry Berg, a driver making his first series start in his
grandson Codie Rohrbaugh’s Jennerstown winning Chevrolet.
Berg used an unusually low line through the turns that was
working and allowed him to close in on Pack.
Unfortunately, smoke began to appear from the back of the 05
car and was sidelined during the first yellow flag of the evening
with motor problems.
That caution was
brought out due to some light contact between Kevin Kromer and Brian
Harrison racing for third. Harrison
went around in turn two and Kromer was sent to the back for the
restart for initiating the contact.
For the first time
in Super Cup Stock Car Series history, the restart would be in
double-file formation, and this time Pack had to fight off Brent
Nelson for many laps. Nelson
would later run into a setback approaching the lapped car of Mike
Senica ending up with right rear cosmetic damage and bringing out
the second and final caution of the evening past halfway.
Prior to the
yellow, Kevin Kromer was on a mission to remain in the championship
hunt and moved past Nelson for second.
For this restart, per the new double-file restart option
procedure, Kromer would choose to line up behind Pack on the inside
while Brian Harrison rolled the dice and chose to start on the
outside front row. Kromer
would easily get by Harrison for second and set his sights on Pack.
He continued to get enormous runs going into turn three and for a
short time looked like a rematch of the previous race at Midvale was
beginning to set itself up.
Pack would prove to
have the better car coming out of the corners and went on his way to
his second victory of the season, both occurring at Clearfield,
Pennsylvania’s CNB Bank Raceway Park.
“The whole time
we had to try to manage our tires a little bit plus the track was
weeping a little bit of water here and there,” said Pack.
“Brent came on pretty hard and then Kromer came on pretty
hard, so it was not as easy as it looks.”
Kevin Kromer did
all he could to catch and pass Pack, but came up short and now faces
a tall order going into the season finale at Jennerstown Speedway in
where I got put to the back for the mishap I used pretty much of the
car up, and that last restart hurt me,” said Kromer.
“I had him run down and I think you would have seen a
Midvale repeat if it would have stayed green, but that last restart
I had nothing left anymore.”
for a third place finish, while son and father Brian and Harvey
Harrison finished fourth and fifth.
Much more will be
available on www.supercupstockcarseries.com
and the Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SCSCSRacing)
leading up to the 2014 championship race, which will also serve as a
big night for the Jennerstown Speedway facility.
The Flight 93 National Memorial Night will feature the ARCA
Truck Series, five local division finales, and numerous additional
festivities in addition to the last race of the Super Cup Stock Car