Each of the three past visits to the eastern Ohio 3/10-mile facility known as Midvale Speedway have produced some thrilling racing and multiple lap leaders. The 2014 running on Freeway Motorcars/Gale’s Recycle It RENT-2-OWN night should be no different.
Entering the event, three drivers have set themselves apart as the favorites for their first career Super Cup Stock Car Series championship. These series veterans are separated by only 70 points with Clearfield winner JJ Pack in the lead. Brent Nelson won the season opener at Columbus and sits third in points just five short of second. Kevin Kromer turned in a strong performance the last couple races and is in the runner up spot, looking for his first series victory since 2012. Midvale Speedway could definitely be the site for his return to winners circle as he won for the first time in his career at the track in 2011.
“It’s small, it’s fun to drive, and it’s a really nice facility,” stated Kromer.
Based on past statistics and amount of experience, Kevin came in as the unofficial favorite for the title in 2014. His competition has certainly not been a pushover; however, he feels that they have some momentum and it’s business as usual when they get to the race track for the 75 lap race.
“We do that every week and try to go for the win, but we’ll see what we’re capable of,” said Kromer. “It’s mathematically possible, but realistically it’s going to be hard. JJ’s just consistent and has a good car, and when Brent’s on he’s tough. It’s going to be what it’s going to be.”
Additionally, drivers such as Jeff Zillweger, Bill Ashton, and Rob Morris achieved their first career top five finishes in recent races and look to continue that momentum back into Ohio. Harvey Harrison looks to turn his luck around, and don’t count out drivers like Josh Ebbert and Howie Conk who both turned heads with their fast cars last time out at Jennerstown. There’s always the potential for one or more other competitors to turn in a strong enough performance that everyone talks about afterward in the Super Cup Stock Car Series as well.
There will be an optional open practice on Friday evening, and race day festivities will get under way on Saturday mid-afternoon. An on-track autograph session will be taking place for fans to meet the drivers following qualifying.
– Super Cup Stock Car Series press release