Super Cup Stock Car Series Adds to Salem Speedway’s Storied History in 2019

Dec 18, 2018

Super Cup Stock Car Series (SCSCS)

Drivers from the Midwest and East Coast, such as West Virginia's Brent Nelson (80) and New York's Ron Langdon (17) will be looking to invade Salem come July.

Corona, CA (December 17, 2018) – The Hoosier State has held a major presence within the Super Cup Stock Car Series since its inception. Four drivers have earned a total of eight wins and one championship over an 11-year period, yet not one race has been able to take place in Indiana to date. That will all change on Saturday, July 27.

For the first time, Salem Speedway will host the drivers and their 3,300 pound, 600 horsepower stock cars that tell stories dating back to their Pro Cup, ARCA, and even NASCAR roots, bringing a unique variety of short track racing on a summer night during the facility’s 73rd season of operation.

“We’re certainly pleased to bring the Super Car Stock Car Series to the high banks of Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery,” Richard Deaton, track General Manager, said. “This southern-based series, featuring steel-bodied stock cars, is a perfect fit for the historic Salem oval. We are pleased to be hosting the inaugural Indiana event for this exciting stock car series.”

The 0.555-mile oval is renowned for its fast 33-degree banked corners and its significant history with countless legends of the sport attempting to achieve victory. Almost half of 2018’s Daytona 500 field competed at Salem one time or another prior to moving up the ranks. 2018 SCSCS champion Bob Schacht won a 500-lap race there nearly 30 years ago.

2018 series champion Bob Schacht

Expanding further into the Midwest has been a substantial goal SCSCS officials have worked toward in recent years and will be realized in 2019. It will additionally serve as a homecoming of sorts as multiple series regulars, those who have joined the series in recent years, and those who have shown interest in participating have all competed in previous stock car events at the speedway.

“We've had several calls from that part of the country asking if we would consider racing there,” Joe Schmaling, series Director of Competition, noted. “Salem had inquiries as well and decided to pursue a relationship with our series. This speedway is part of our past and present. We expect several cars from the area to join us in July. This is what happens when people work together for a single purpose.”

Teams as well as fans traveling from outside the area will be assured a memorable inaugural appearance at the racetrack, but are also virtually within a stone’s throw of downtown Indianapolis to the north and Louisville, Kentucky to the south. For those looking for some solitude following an adventurous Saturday, a multitude of recreation is offered throughout the Hoosier National Forest less than an hour away.

While further precise information regarding race format and added offers and chances for fan, driver, and team participation remain in the development stages, any businesses or individuals interested in partnering for this highly-anticipated occasion are encouraged to inquire with Joe Schmaling at JoeSCSCS@gmail.com.

More information regarding each event and a full 2019 schedule will be available as the start of the new season approaches at www.supercupstockcarseries.com. Be sure to stop by Facebook (search Super Cup Stock Car Series), Twitter (@SCSCSRacing), and Instagram (SCSCS_Racing) for updates and announcements that become available.

Visit the Super Cup Stock Car Series (SCSCS) show page for more information.