SCSCS Season Kicks Off Saturday at Midvale Speedway
Joy, Pennsylvania (May 9, 2016) – The 3,330-pound steel-bodied
Super Cup Stock Car Series machines will be invading Eastern Ohio
ready to open their 2016 campaign this weekend.
The running of the Frontier Tire and Equipment Rental 75
presented by Performance Fiberglass will take place on Saturday, May
14 at Midvale Speedway, a facility that has supported the series
There is one major difference about
this year, as it will be the first occurrence that the drivers and
teams will take to the 3/10-mile in a month other than August.
The change from the dog days of summer to a spring date could
present some challenges when it comes to track conditions, but most
will be set to go after multiple months of preparation in the shop.
former event winners at Midvale will be there, looking to repeat
their past success. Veteran
driver Kevin Kromer, who took the check back home to Walnutport,
Pennsylvania in 2011 and 2014, is looking to turn a dismal 2015 that
ended a streak of 19 consecutive top 10 finishes back around with a
newly purchased car for 2016.
Petersburg, West Virginia’s Larry
Berg swept the pole award and race win a year ago in only his second
career start, but will also be bringing a different car after the
winning ride was wrecked a race later at Jennerstown at the
conclusion of the 2015 season.
“I think we should do well at
Midvale, but being a different car you never know how it could react
to the setup we have,” Berg, who will piloting the car in which
his grandson Codie Rohrbaugh won twice with at the 2015 Jennerstown
finale, said. “Our
comfort level is pretty high.”
Several perennial contenders look to
score their first Midvale victory, or in some cases the first of
their SCSCS career. 2015
champion Dan Bainey led laps in every event a season ago and would
like to finish one position better than his result last August.
Additional West Virginia racers Brent Nelson, the Harrison
family composed of Harvey, Brian, and Brandon Harrison, plus
Pennsylvania’s Kyle Kromer, Bill Ashton, and Lou Ansel will all be
back in action.
Also expected are relative newcomers
Jason Schue, Brian Kaltreider, and Trent Gossar as well as last
year’s Motordrome Speedway trophy recipient Mike Kurkowski, Jeff
Zillweger after sitting out most of 2015 with motor issues, and
Stephen Cox making his first start since 2012.
Cox will be competing as a teammate
to Berg with the Rohrbaugh Racing organization, and is also part of
another renewed partnership in SCSCS for the new season.
Sopwith Motorsports Television
Productions of Indianapolis, which produced high quality shows for
SCSCS during the 2011 and 2012 seasons, will be filming several of
the 2016 events. Those
productions will be showcased to a national audience at a later date
on MAVTV and LucasOilRacing.tv.
"We partnered with Super Cup
four years ago to create a regional television package for the
series," Sopwith producer Stephen Dale said. "Our
specialty is helping our series partners to move to the next level,
and it's exciting to give Super Cup the exposure it deserves on a
national basis with MAVTV. It's another success story that we're
really proud of."
For those looking forward to being at
the track on race day, grandstands open at 3:00 p.m. which also
marks the beginning of SCSCS practice.
Qualifying will take place at 4:45 p.m. for local divisions
followed by SCSCS with racing beginning at 6:30 p.m.
A four hour optional open practice
session will be offered to teams early Friday evening as well.
After a several month layoff, the
Super Cup Stock Car Series drivers and teams are anxious to get back
on the track to begin seeing who will be the champion for the ninth
season of competition.
For more information leading up to
the Frontier Tire and Equipment Rental 75 presented by Performance
Fiberglass please visit the official web site at www.supercupstockcarseries.com.
Race day updates will be available on the Super Cup Stock Car
Series Facebook at www.facebook.com/SCSCSRacing
or on Twitter @SCSCSRacing.
Sponsorship and marketing
opportunities remain available for the 2016 season, including events
scheduled to air on MAVTV and LucasOilRacing.tv.
Organizations interested learning more information can