Kromer Takes A Win and Points Championship
Temperatures were cool on Saturday night but the action on the track for the Super Cup Stock Car Series was hot with a points championship to be decided and the division ran twin 60 laps features. Kevin Kromer came in to the last two races of the year with the slimmest of four-point margins over Ron Langdon. Both were in the top six fastest during practice and Langdon qualified third fastest with Kromer coming in fifth fastest, with only a tenth of a second separating the two, setting up what would hopefully be a race to the championship.
The first 60 lap feature saw four cautions but all were behind the leaders allowing them to get out front and run for the points. Kromer took the lead on lap 22 and never looked back to take the first feature of the night followed by Bob Schacht, JJ Pack and Langdon. Schacht was making his only appearance this year in the Super Cup Series during the twins at Dominion.
The second feature saw Samantha Rohrbaugh start on the pole with Langdon and Kromer starting fourth and fifth respectively. Within three laps, Schacht was in the lead and would never give it up as he showed his dominance with a fast, well handling machine. Rounding out the top five were Larry Berg, Langdon, Kromer and Jason Kitzmiller. While Schacht celebrated his win in victory lane, Kromer and his team celebrated their Super Cup Series points championship for 2019.
In the Modified division. Chris Humblet won for the sixth time this season gaining two more precious points in the run for a championship. Humblet came into the night holding a 32 point lead over Chris Johnson with four races left. After Saturday night he has a 34-point lead with only three features left on the season. Rounding out the top five were Johnson, Jimmy Humblet, Mike Rudy and Wayne Hartley.
In other racing action, Don Schumann took the feature in the UCAR division on a last lap, turn four pass on Josh Blankenship. Kris Kurtz won for the third time this year in the UCAR import class and extended his points margin over second place driver Reggie Alcaraz with only one race left. The Anycar feature was won by James Scott followed by Rick Powers, Pete Sullivan, Kim Oliver and Amanda Hoak. Jesse Jones took home the win in the Mini Modified/UCAR import race followed by Mike Carte and Keith Riley.
This coming Saturday is Operation Blue Christmas presented by Heart of Gold Gala and the Spotsylvania County sheriff’s Office. Scheduled features are the Late Models, Modifieds, Dominion Stocks, UCARS clutched and purses ladies race and the Mini Cups. There will also be a late model non-winner 25 lap feature as well. Gates open at 3 and the green flag drops at 5 pm.