Take Two: SCSCS Championship Series Rounds 3 & 4 Set for Dominion on Saturday, October 8th
Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Jason Kitzmiller swept the Twin 60-lap races at Dominion Raceway in April and currently leads the 2022 SCSCS standings
Statesville, North Carolina (October 5, 2022) – Five months can feel like an eternity ago while for others seems like yesterday. For current Super Cup Stock Car Series point leader Jason Kitzmiller, the memories could certainly be the latter throughout a long road for the 2022 title that continues on this Saturday at Dominion Raceway.
At the season opening Twin 60s in late April at the 4/10-mile oval facility, the Maysville, West Virginia driver captured his first two of six wins this year in what has been a season-long view from the top of the standings. That does not mean Kitzmiller has gone uncontested, however.
The two closest drivers still in contention for the championship, both from Petersburg, West Virginia, have found their way to victory lane during the second half of 2022. Brent Nelson is the most recent race winner nearly a month prior at Jennerstown Speedway in Pennsylvania. He looks to hoist that first trophy at Dominion despite having been out front for a total of 74 laps and achieved a top five result on a half dozen occasions.
Larry Berg won at another Virginia track, Motor Mile Speedway, in August for the first time since 2015 and was fast qualifier at the upcoming venue off I-95 in 2019. His evening was cut short back in April with motor issues, but has accumulated nine top five finishes in the 10 races since.
Others may not have a shot at the pinnacle of the SCSCS honors, but among them will certainly be those looking to secure a first victory of the season or their entire career. Ron Langdon last won at Ohio’s Midvale Speedway in 2019, but his record at Dominion is impressive as well. The Freeport, New York driver’s last six starts at the track were top five finishes, five of which were on the podium and his most recent two were runner-up results.
2016 series champion Harvey Harrison from Renick, West Virginia will make his second appearance at Dominion, searching to return to winning form after leading the opening laps the most recent time out at Jennerstown. Perhaps the driver to watch most will be Hayden Brothers, who was inside the top five in April until mechanical issues sidelined him. The York, Pennsylvania racer broke through with his career-best performances at the similar Motor Mile less than a couple months back, including a runner-up finish where he ran the fastest lap of the race.
On the list of drivers making their Dominion debut will be Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Jeff Zillweger. The experienced driver with more than 40 SCSCS starts should get acclimated rather easily with the help of ARCA and NASCAR Truck Series veteran Norm Benning by his side.
First of three 15-minute practice sessions will fire off at Noon with qualifying taking place shortly after grandstand gates open at 3:00 p.m. The first green flag for the SCSCS Championship Series – Rounds Three and Four is expected to fly at 5:00 p.m.
For a detailed race day schedule, please visit the Super Cup Stock Car Series official web site supercupstockcarseries.com. Further interactive updates heading into and throughout race day will be available on Facebook (search Super Cup Stock Car Series), Twitter (@SCSCSRacing), and Instagram (SCSCS_Racing).