Range of Options Under the Hood an
Affordable Benefit for Super Cup Competitors
North Carolina (October 30, 2014) – Throughout its years of
existence the Super Cup Stock Car Series has continued to search for
ways to keep expenses down. Families
and teams have faced escalating travel and overall living costs in
recent times that leave less money to be devoted to weekend hobbies
such as short track racing.
Enter a variety of
affordable options for drivers to join and regularly compete in the
series, one of them in the form of the car’s power plant.
In 2014, JJ Pack became the first champion to use a sealed
motor; a McGunegill Engine Performance product that is widely used
in the racing industry including Super Cup dating back to 2008.
was nice to see someone do well with it,” said series Director of
Competition Joe Schmaling. “MEP
engines are hard to beat on every level from cost of operation,
performance, service, and durability.
When you put the right people and the right parts in the same
place championships happen.”
While it may lack
on high-end RPM power in comparison, the low torque makes up for it
addition, it is easy to work on and is low on maintenance for those
that may not have as much time to prepare during the week.
All that typically needs to be changed are the spark plugs
option is taking a motor already in possession and purchasing a
chassis to place it in. That
is just what New Jersey driver Howie Conk Jr. and team did in 2013.
The motor they used originated in the 1990s when they raced
at the now defunct Flemington Speedway.
Upon qualifying third at Jennerstown Speedway in July, Conk
had quite the surprised reaction that an engine they used in their
Street Stocks could keep up with the fastest cars on the 1/2-mile.
It did not stop there as he made a bid for the lead at one
point during that race.
Other drivers have
chosen a more conventional path.
Brent Nelson owns a Hutter engine that previously ran in Pro
Cup and brings the freshened piece back each year.
The Harrison’s Motorsports team bought their motors at a
lower price when some of the Cup-affiliated teams were bowing out of
some of the developmental series.
Both Brian and Harvey Harrison’s cars have motors from JR
Motorsports, while Brandon Harrison has a Michael Waltrip Racing
engine under the hood.
A variety of other
options can potentially be approved for those wishing to compete in
the series. View the
full rulebook available on www.supercupstockcarseries.com
or contact Director of Competition Joe Schmaling directly to find
out more during the months leading up to the 2015 season opener at
CNB Bank Raceway Park in Clearfield, Pennsylvania the first weekend
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