Bound: Super Cup Stock
Car Series to Debut at Lucas Oil Raceway in June 2020
Indiana (December 15, 2019) – The Lucas Oil Raceway at
Indianapolis bears a rich history when it comes to stock car racing.
Previously known as Indianapolis Raceway Park, the 0.686-mile
oval hosted the NASCAR Xfinity Series annually over a 30-year span,
the Pro Cup Series visited on five occasions, the former USAC Stock
Car Series made numerous appearances dating back to the 1960s, and
the ARCA Racing Series still competes there to this day.
Now the Super Cup
Stock Car Series will take its turn at adding a page to the record
books on Saturday, June 20th, adding a second facility in the
Hoosier State to the 13th season docket thanks to what is sure to be
a second to none motorsports event promoted by Mike Moore of
“We have the
opportunity to put our footprint in the Midwest and adding Lucas Oil
Raceway to our schedule this year is just absolutely exciting to
me,” SCSCS Director of Competition Joe Schmaling remarked recently
at the Performance Racing Industry show held in Indianapolis.
“To bring our series to this part of the country is
fabulous. We want to
thank Mike for inviting us to the Indy Summer Nationals that
we are going to be a part of with our friends at Must
See and a few others. We’re
going to have a big day and thankful to be a part of it.
The future starts right now and it’s going to go right
through the Crossroads of America here in Indy.”
The Indy Summer
Nationals will feature something for everyone either visiting from
out of town or from the local area.
Headlining the festivities on the oval will be the return of
non-wing Sprint Cars for the first time since 2011 to LOR for a
special show sanctioned by the Must See organization utilizing the
same rules as the infamous Little 500 held annually at the Anderson
Speedway the night before the Indianapolis 500.
Hall of Fame racer Tom Bigelow will serve as the event’s
the 3,300 pound, 600 horsepower SCSCS machines as part of the
supporting cast will be the fiercely fast Midwest Supermodifieds and
the economical Midwest Compacts.
Meanwhile, the adjacent Lucas Oil Raceway drag strip will
have all kinds of competition over a three-day period with a car
show and swap meet also being planned.
“I kind of took
my lemons and made lemonade and said okay I have a facility – a
dragstrip, an oval site, a swap meet,” event promoter Mike Moore
going to put together a big mega-event, as I’m calling it an auto
enthusiast kid in a candy store event.
We’re doing anything from Hot Wheels to racecars.
Every kid that comes out is going to walk away with a Hot
Wheel (die-cast), and it’s just going to be everything from one
aspect to the other. Basically,
we’re having four ‘A’ series come in.”
entertainment when not taking in the drag racing action or Saturday
evening at the short track, there’s always the neighboring town of
Speedway and bustling downtown Indianapolis to show dad and family
around on Father’s Day weekend.
If that’s not enough, fans of motorsports also have the
option down the road to enjoy the informative IMS Museum and daytime
ambiance taking place at the infamous Indianapolis Motor Speedway as
the nationally touring Trans Am Series and Sportscar Vintage Racing
Association will be tackling their road course layout.
SCSCS veteran Bill
Ashton will be one of many that will not be seeing the Brownsburg,
Indiana multipurpose facility for the first time.
The current leader in consecutive points race starts from
Uniontown, Pennsylvania echoed Schmaling’s thoughts on thanking
Moore for the opportunity and taking the initiative to organize such
“It’s going to
be something else,” Ashton commented.
“I drove my Street Stock at Lucas Oil Raceway a couple
years ago and I love the track.
It’s a very classy facility and I can’t wait to drive
In addition to
Ashton, numerous drivers that competed in a SCSCS race in 2019 have
been to LOR before. Mike
Potter and Joe Cooksey participated in the same Xfinity race in
2001, Josh Clemons and Will Kimmel have both been on the track in
Super Late Models, Dale Shearer in an ARCA car, Doug George in the
Truck Series, while JJ Pack and Allen Purkhiser each made Pro Cup
starts and even Tim Richardson has been there in an open-wheel F2000
car. 2018 series
champion Bob Schacht had perhaps the most success, scoring two ARCA
victories to his name there in the 1980s, outrunning the late NASCAR
Cup Series star Davey Allison among other competitors.
Link to a full
video interview from the Indiana Convention Center with Moore,
Schmaling, and Ashton can be viewed here
with more details becoming available about this cannot miss event to
kickoff summer 2020 in the near future.
regarding each event and a full schedule will be available as the
start of the new season approaches.
Fans are encouraged to visit www.supercupstockcarseries.com
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for continued updates and announcements that become available.