The Stock Car Championship Series (SCCS) and The West Virginia Motorsports Council announced today that Eric Denemark, Executive Director of the Council, has been named Grand Marshall for the 2-day Stock Car Championship Series event to be held at...
The Stock Car Championship Series (SCCS) and The West Virginia Motorsports Council announced today that Eric Denemark, Executive Director of the Council, has been named Grand Marshall for the 2-day Stock Car Championship Series event to be held at Summit Point Raceway in Berkeley County West Virginia on November 2nd and 3rd. The SCCS is a new and rapidly growing Eastern Seaboard-based series that features full-bodied, late model stock cars racing exclusively on road courses. In this, its inaugural season, the series has already competed at such famous venues as Carolina Motorsports Park, Lowe's' Motor Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway and Virginia International Raceway in addition to an earlier event at Summit Point. There series will wind up the season at Road Atlanta.
"I'm flattered to have been asked to serve in this capacity for this exciting new series," Denemark said. "This is a bit of a switch in that road course aficionados are used to seeing open wheel and sports car type vehicles competing on this type course. These full-bodied, late model stockcars lend a 'Bud at the Glen' feel to the event."
According to Dan Fite, SCCS Director of Strategic Partnerships, this professional touring series is designed to be competitor-friendly and hold costs down making the racing affordable for many who see the expense of other series as no longer feasible. "We are extremely pleased with the level of competition and the fan support for the series," Fite said. "We utilize a crate motor program which allows competitors to use either a Dodge, Ford or Chevy crate motor with a cost under $5,000. A number of off-the-shelf chassis are approved and the body panels are fiberglass. We are looking forward to returning to Summit Point and are extremely pleased that Eric has consented to serve as our Grand Marshall."
The course at Summit Point is a challenging 10-turn, two mile asphalt road racing circuit set in the pastoral Shenandoah Valley, located only 70 miles from the Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD metropolitan areas. The course combines slow and fast bends, with a 3,000 ft straightaway and considerable vertical relief. It is one of the most challenging circuits in the nation. Motorsports events occur every weekend from March through November, with various BSR (Bill Scott Racing) schools occupying weekdays. Bill Scott owns this beautiful facility which boasts multiple racing circuits and includes skid pads, differential pavement pads and weapons firing and explosive ordnance training ranges. During the week for BSR, Inc. conducts the premier specialty drivers programs in the nation. These courses include Accident Avoidance Driver Training, Security Driver Training, and Police Driver Training, as well as a variety of Recreational Driving Schools where you can have fun on the track and learn high performance driving techniques. Summit Point's clientele reads like a who's who of federal and state governmental law enforcement agencies.
"From all indications, the SCCS is a neat, new series," Denemark said. "Fields are already in the 20-car range which makes for great competition for the participants and exciting racing action for the fans. I would encourage any and all race fans to visit Summit Point Raceway on November 2nd and 3rd to experience the Stock Car Championship Series first hand."