Super Cup Stock Cars Set For Busy Season

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The Super Cup Stock Car Series will compete in 20 races during 10 weekends. (Patrick Miller Photo)
The Super Cup Stock Car Series will compete in 20 races during 10 weekends. (Patrick Miller Photo)

STATESVILLE, N.C. – After hitting the pause button during a turbulent year for everyone, the Super Cup Stock Car Series is back with a solid slate of events.

The agenda features 12 dates and 20 races during 20 weekends across five states. Included on the schedule are five returning venues from 2019, a homecoming to one particular facility and the introduction of two new tracks to the series.

“This has all been possible because of the support from tracks and competitors in the various regions,” said Super Cup Stock Car Series Director of Competition Joe Schmaling.

Dominion Raceway in Thornburg, Va., hosted the Super Cup Stock Car Series season opener in 2018 and ’19, and will do so again this year. Twin 60-lap races are planned for the entertainment complex right off interstate 95.

A twin feature format remains intact for a majority of the racing season that will see teams facing the challenges that come with competing once in daylight and once following sunset.

Two weeks later, the series makes an early trip to Midvale Speedway in Eastern Ohio for a pair of races. The tight three-tenths-mile moves from its traditional August date, but will mark its 10th season of Super Cup Stock Car Series action.

Moving on to early June, the second edition of the Veterans Classic double feature will take place at Shenandoah Speedway in Virginia.

Next on the schedule is a new concept for the series. The Keystone 150 will present single 75-lap features at two tracks in two days. UMI Motorsports Park in Clearfield, Pa., will host the Super Cup Stock Car Series for the first time since 2015 on June 18, with teams then making the trip to to Jennerstown Speedway Complex on June 19.

Following the battle in the mountains, a couple weeks off will allow teams to regroup before heading back to Jennerstown on July 10. This event will return to the twin race format.

Late July is reserved for a return to Southern Indiana’s historic Salem Speedway after the series made its debut at the track in July of 2019.

Motor Mile Speedway becomes the third Virginia track on the schedule by hosting the series on Aug. 7. This event will also function as the final event for preliminary points to be accumulated before the final championship series stretch.

At this stage in the year, competitors running for the overall series championship will count their best 12 finishes from the first 14 races toward their point total heading into the championship deciding races made up of three race weekends. The battle for the championship begins on Aug. 21 with another trip to Jennerstown.

A new challenge comes into play three weeks later. The teams go back to the .555-mile Salem Speedway for a second appearance, but that will not be all. The Kentuckiana Dual Weekend will be a Saturday-Sunday endeavor that concludes with the inaugural visit for the Super Cup Stock Car Series to the Bluegrass State.

Located 15 minutes from Owensboro, Ky., the three-eighths-mile Kentucky Motor Speedway will celebrate its 60th anniversary by hosting the Super Cup Stock Car Series.

More details about this event weekend will be available soon.

“The Midwest is fast becoming the next area of growth for the Super Cup Stock Car Series,” Schmaling said. “While there are pros and cons for any event format, the dual weekend makes these races a bargain for our racers when it comes to travel costs.  It also allows us to put more races in different parts of the country with the limited weekends that are available to us.”

For added flexibility, one race from the final three weekends can be dropped from the championship series points total.  Specific to those not necessarily chasing the full schedule, separate regional awards and recognition based on driver’s geography will be offered again.  The best seven preliminary results from Dominion in May through Motor Mile in August will calculate point totals for each region.

Much like how it started and ended in 2018 and ’19, the final championship event will be at Dominion Raceway as well. The first of the twin races at the beginning of October will award regional accolades, while the second race will declare the overall Super Cup Stock Car Series champion.

Super Cup Stock Car Series Schedule

May 1 – Dominion Raceway – Thornburg, Va.
May 15 – Midvale Speedway – Midvale, Ohio
June 5 – Shenandoah Speedway – Shenandoah, Va.
June 18 – UMI Motorsports Park – Clearfield, Pa.
June 19 – Jennerstown Speedway – Jennerstown, Pa.
July 10 – Jennerstown Speedway – Jennerstown, Pa.
July 24 – Salem Speedway – Salem, Ind.
Aug. 7 – Motor Mile Speedway – Radford, Va.
Aug. 21 – Jennerstown Speedway – Jennerstown, Pa.
Sept. 11 – Salem Speedway – Salem, Ind.
Sept. 12 – Kentucky Motor Speedway – Whitesville, Ky.
Oct. 2 – Dominion Raceway – Thornburg, Va.