Cup Stock Car Series Competitors Set to Tackle Challenging Columbus
North Carolina (June 8, 2015) – After an exciting and eventful
season opener the Super Cup Stock Car Series is prepared for more of
the same as the teams enter the state of Ohio for their sixth
appearance at Columbus Motor Speedway.
Dan Bainey, who won
in his second career start last month at CNB Bank Raceway Park (PA),
has never driven at the 1/3-mile track that resembles a circle more
than a standard oval. As
a result of his victory he enters the 2015 running of the
Performance Fiberglass Products 75 presented by Cool Shirt as the
cool to say,” Bainey remarked regarding being up top in the
standings after his win at CNB.
“I have never driven for points, so I am really excited to
get going in the season. We
left (CNB) with the car in one shape, minor things I’m sure before
we get to Columbus. We
will see what we can do there.”
The driver that led
the most laps and as a result acquired the most bonus points last
time out was Brent Nelson, the winner in 2014 when the series
visited Columbus. Things
will be different in 2015, some planned but another being unexpected
leading up to the race.
maintenance I checked the valve lash and found the rocker arm was
busted and the bearing had gone out of the shaft rockers,” Nelson
Not to worry as
Nelson will bring out his backup car, the same machine in which he
previously ran in the series.
“I redid the
backup car over the winter as well, so I thought what better time to
bring that old thing out and see what she can do,” Nelson said.
“It might be for our benefit.”
drivers will continue having to become acclimated with a different
tire on a completely disparate track.
“Tires are going
to be very important at Columbus,” Nelson mentioned.
“They have so much more grip than what we are accustomed
to. It could play a big
In last year’s 75
lap event, Nelson and eventual season champion JJ Pack waged a
phenomenal battle for the top spot as the number of circuits
remaining continued to dwindle.
This year could prove even more competitive after the second
groove in the corners received a fresh coat of high-polymer asphalt
as part of offseason facility upgrades.
“It should open
it up for some good exciting racing,” Nelson said.
“We’re the reigning champion at Columbus so we’re going
to go back and try to get another one.”
Pack, Bainey as
well as other CNB top five finishers Harvey and Brian Harrison look
to stop Nelson and achieve their first victories at Columbus.
In addition, drivers such as Kevin Kromer hope to shake off a
slow start to the season and quickly get back into contention.
Race day and
competitor information is available at www.supercupstockcarseries.com
while even more updates can be viewed at www.facebook.com/SCSCSRacing
and on Twitter @SCSCSRacing.