Ona Speedway prepares for Super Cup Stock Series
ONA -- It doesn't get more even than this: In four Super Cup Stock Series races this year there have been four different winners.
Saturday is the fifth race in this regional race car series as 15 drivers from six states battle out at Ona Speedway.
Gates open at 5 p.m. and racing begins at 7 p.m. Saturday for the "Hughes Motorsports Super Cup 100" featuring former NASCAR race cars in a 100-lap feature as they compete in the 2013 Super Cup Series. Also featured will be the Classics and the U Cars as they continue to race toward the "Hughes Motorsports Stock Car Racing Series Championship"
Grandstand admission is $10, $7 for children age 11-17 and free for kids ages 10 and younger.
Aaron Creed, the PR coordinator for the series, said it will be very competitive racing Saturday as the series, which has races from Ohio to Virginia, makes its fifth stop at Ona Speedway to race. The series was also here in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012.
"We've had four winners in four races and the top six drivers are separated by less than 100 points -- 77 to be exact," said Creed. "So, it's a close points battle with three races left."
Leading the pack will be Pennsylvania driver and series point leader Todd Peck, who won at Ona in 2008 and 2010.
The Peck Motorsports team won the last time out at CNB Bank Raceway Park and recently competed in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Ky.
Creed said Harrison's Motorsports is looking to turn their season around in a big way at their home track. Harvey Harrison won the race at Ona in 2012, but has not finished better than seventh in 2013. Harvey's son Brian has been fast at every race, but cannot seem to catch a break. Brian has yet to run at the finish of a Super Cup race this season.
Team owner Summer Harrison remains optimistic that this will be their best result so far this season.
"Despite having a rough season so far, I really believe that our Harrison's Motorsports team will rebound this weekend," Summer Harrison said. "There's no doubt that dad (Harvey) and Brian have more laps around this track than anyone else. We should be the favorite no matter how this season has gone so far."
Additional West Virginia drivers look to break through with a win or strong showing at the end of 100 laps Saturday night. Jody Harrison is always a contender no matter what track the series visits, but has never visited victory lane in four tries at Ona. Jody currently sits second in the standings, only 21 points behind Peck.
Veteran Brent Nelson from Petersburg, W.Va., has been through an up-and-down season, but returns to one of the tracks in which he holds his best career finish of fourth.
Top rookie Codie Rohrbaugh, who also calls Petersburg home, hopes to shake off his first DNF of the season last time out and break through for his first career win.
Ona track manager Dave Hughes said they are thrilled to have the return of the Super Cup Stock Series at Ona Speedway, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this season.
"They are a great touring series and they are fast and loud and they are the old cup cars. It is the real deal but we are not changing the price, it is just the regular admission of $10 adults and $7 for kids," said Hughes.
Follow the Super Cup Stock Car Series Facebook page (facebook.com/SCSCSRacing) for at-the-track updates, and visit www.supercupstockcarseries.com for updated statistics and more following the event.
Follow Ona Speedway on its Facebook page as well.
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