Clark Takes Home Turkey Shoot at Memphis

Kyle Clark Tromps Field to take Turkey Shoot and Burgers’ Smokehouse Thanksgiving Turkey

November 14, 2017 – Memphis, TN …J  Kyle Clark of Mexico, NY left no doubt that he was racing for his Thanksgiving dinner at the Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), 13th Annual Turkey Shoot Tuesday night at Memphis Motorsports Park. Clark’s first feature win of the season topped off a perfect night after setting fast time and winning the six-lap Turkey Trot which put him on the pole for the feature.

SUPRS 2017 Turkey Shoot VL slide

Kyle Clark was happy to win the 2017 Turkey Shoot and take home a Burgers’ Smokehouse Thanksgiving Turkey.

Elated Winner

Two early race cautions were the only thing to slow down the speedy Clark. The normally demure driver from the Disturbed Motorsports team, couldn’t contain his excitement knowing that he earned himself a Thanksgiving turkey from Burgers’ Smokehouse. “I’m really excited right now,” Clark exclaimed. “After hearing Carl, (Becker-2014 Turkey Shoot Winner), talk about how good these turkeys are from Burgers’, I really wanted to win one.”

Trimming Out for Turkey

Clark explained that he was able to get an advantage by studying what had happened during practice. “I worked on this track set up a bit,” he began. “I had watched what happened in practice. It was easy to get a run on someone, but when you pulled out to pass you lost momentum. So I just started working at trimming the car out little by little and I had pretty good balance all night long.”

Race-Long Battle for Second Place

While Clark was busy stretching his lead to nearly four seconds at some points, there was nary a half second separating second through fifth. After lap 12 restart to the checkered flag, Nelson Rodrigues fought to hold Keith Powell behind his Star Speedway sponsored machine. Meanwhile Bob Gangwer stayed glued to Powell’s rear nerf bar as fifth place runner, Steve Callahan, battled to get into the top three after starting scratch.

Lap after lap each driver, while driving on the ragged edge, watched for the slightest mistake by the other. Callahan and Gangwer swapped places more than once, and Powell made plenty of moves to the inside and outside of Rodrigues looking for a way around.

Last Lap Shootout

With just a lap to go, Powell tried a switch-over on Rodrigues down the front stretch, but Rodrigues drove it into turn one deep. Rodrigues kept Powell and his Icings on Top “Mayfield Missile” at bay to take second but not without some last lap thrills behind him. Powell narrowly escaped disaster after teammate, Callahan, clipped his left rear tire in turn three. Fighting for control of the car, somehow the Carrollton, OH racer got straightened out and came home third. Callahan’s last lap mistake was enough to allow Gangwer to slip by for fourth.

Hear from the podium finishers and watch more from the SUPRS Turkey Shoot @SUPRSonline on www.twitch.tv

Time for T-Day Break

The SUPRS racers now take a break from the action to allow members to spend time with their families over the Thanksgiving holiday. After a week off, your favorite supermodified sim racing sanction fires up again on November 28 for the 14th Annual Wing Side Up Twin 25s at Bristol Motor Speedway. Full details are on the SUPRS schedule page.

Be Social with SUPRS

Learn more about the original  supermodified sim racing sanction and read about real supermodified racing with a visit to www.SUPRS.net. Join SUPRS active and vibrant Social Media channels by  “Liking” SUPRS on Facebook, Circling SUPRS on Google+Following @SUPRSOnline on Twitter, and viewing SUPRS videos on YouTube and don’t forget to show the love on our Instagram account!


SUPRS RACE RESULTS:

13th Annual Turkey Shoot

  • Race 9 of 42
  • November 14, 2017
  • SUPRS rFactor W v7.2 mod
  • Memphis Motorsports Park

Time Trials (showing car number, driver name, hometown, sponsors, lap 1, lap 2-best lap underlined)

  1. 38-Kyle Clark; Mexico, NY; Coors’ Light, Disturbed Motorsports: 18.307, 18.229
  2. 41-Keith Powell; Carrollton, OH; Icings on Top, CPR Motorsports: 18.537, 18.351
  3. 25-Bob Gangwer; Goshen, IN; RW Woodworking, B&G Racing Photos: 18.766, 18.398
  4. 7-Nelson Rodrigues; Stoneham, MA; Star Speedway: 18.401, 18.548
  5. 35-Rob Warren; Pulaski, NY; 1st to Finish Race Servers, Designs of Elegance: 18.942, 18.602
  6. 77-Kevin Timmins; Baldwinsville, NY; BreezeGraphics.com, Wesley Motorsports: 19.110, 18.849
  7. 42-Carl Becker; Lansing, MI; Wholesale Diamond Exchange, Michigan Hill Gang: 19.178, 18.858
  8. 55-Steve Callahan; Cuyahoga Falls, OH; Exide Battery, CPR Motorsports: NT

Turkey Trot-6 Laps (showing finish, car number, driver name)

  1.  38-Kyle Clark
  2. 7-Nelson Rodrigues
  3. 25-Bob Gangwer
  4. 41-Keith Powell

Heat Race-8 Laps (showing finish, car number, driver name)

  1. 35-Rob Warren
  2. 42-Carl Becker
  3. 77-Kevin Timmins
  4. 55-Steve Callahan (DNS)

Feature-40 Laps (showing car number, driver, name, bonus, starting place, fastest lap, distance behind winner)

  1.  38-Kyle Clark: * | ** | P1 | 18.310
  2. 7-Nelson Rodrigues: P2 | 18.345 | +3.598
  3. 41-Keith Powell:  P4 | 18.362 | +3.993
  4. 25-Bob Gangwer: ! | P3 | 18.267 | +4.074
  5. 55-Steve Callahan: P8 | 18.299 | +6.325
  6. 35-Rob Warren: P5 | 18.624 | +9.680
  7. 42-Carl Becker: P6 | 18.677| +15.847
  8. 77-Kevin Timmins: P7 | 20.537 | DNF (Engine Failure)

Time of Race:  17:26.176

  • Denotes Lap Led
  • ** Denotes Most Laps Led
  • ! Denotes Fastest Lap of Race
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SUPRS Racers Take Aim at Bugers’ Smokehouse Prize at Turkey Shoot

Winner of SUPRS 13th Annual Turkey Shoot Gets Burgers’ Smokehouse Turkey

November 10, 2017 – Goshen, IN…The Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), racers are ready to bring out the big guns as they go on the hunt for a Burgers’ Smokehouse turkey at the 13th Annual Turkey Shoot Tuesday, November 14 at Memphis Motorsports Park.

SUPRS 2017 Turkey Shoot poster by BreezeGraphics.com

Gobble up your competition with tasty looking posters like this one from BreezeGraphics.com

This race is one of the most anticipated of the season because of the award for being the winner. The driver in victory lane after 40 laps receives a Burgers’ Smokehouse turkey, delivered to the doorstep in time to enjoy it with the family for Thanksgiving dinner. Many times in the races history though, the winner hasn’t had the pleasure of tasting that delicious bird, opting instead to donate it to others in need.

Turkey Shoot & Memphis

For the first three years of the Turkey Shoot it was held at the big 3/4 mile track and varied in length from 63-40 laps. John Davidson won the very first show in 2005 with Chris Meyers picking up one of his first SUPRS feature wins in 2006. Florida’s Kris Heveron was the winner in 2007 in a 17 car field.

After seven years at Tri-Park Speedway, (a fictional asphalt tri-oval in Tennessee), the race returned to its roots on the Mississippi River in 2015. In that race, Ray Sand, Jr. became the All-Time Turkey Shoot winner when he bagged his third Burgers’ Smokehouse turkey and donated it to fellow SUPRS racer Myles Maxon who had recently lost his grandmother. The race itself went green to checkered after an aborted start.

Last year, in another fast show, Joe Achzet ran away from the field to win the race that had just two cautions and took just over 14 minutes to run.

Warren, Becker Take Shot at Second

This year marks the sixth time the supermodifieds have visited Memphis and 2012 winner, Rob Warren, could join Ray Sand, Jr. and Dave Biro III in the multi-time winner club. If he does, it will make four SUPRS feature wins in a row and put him just one win away from having a bounty put on his head for the second time in three years. Carl Becker also has a shot at being a two-time Turkey Shoot winner with his first coming in 2014 at Tri-Park.

Set Your Alarms

Practice for the SUPRS 13th Annual Turkey Shoot at Memphis Motorsports Park begins at 8:15pm on November 14, 2017. The Fast 4 qualifiers take the first racing green flag of the night at 9:00pm in the six lap Turkey Trot. A Heat Race and the thrilling 40 lap feature on the big 3/4 mile Memphis macadam follows.

Fly with the Turkeys

Supermodified and sim racing fans and friends can hang out just like a flock of turkeys while enjoying SUPRS Live! Featuring timing, scoring, track telemetry and streaming video, it’s the perfect page on the web to catch all of  action from the 13th Annual Turkey Shoot. To keep up with your favorite SUPRS racer in an instant just aim your browser to www.SUPRS.net/site/live.

Learn more about the original  supermodified sim racing sanction and read about real supermodified racing with a visit to www.SUPRS.net. Join SUPRS active and vibrant Social Media channels by  “Liking” SUPRS on Facebook, Circling SUPRS on Google+Following @SUPRSOnline on Twitter, and viewing SUPRS videos on YouTube.


SUPRS Turkey Shoot History

  • 2016-Joe Achzet (Memphis Motorsports Park-rFactor wing)
  • 2015-Ray Sand, Jr. (Memphis Motorsports Park-rFactor non-wing)
  • 2014-Carl Becker (Tri-Park Speedway-NASCAR Heat)
  • 2013-Joey Callahan (Tri-Park Speedway-NASCAR Heat)
  • 2012-Rob Warren (Tri-Park Speedway-NASCAR Heat)
  • 2011-Dave Biro III (Tri-Park Speedway-NASCAR Heat)
  • 2010-Dave Biro III (Tri-Park Speedway-NASCAR Heat)
  • 2009-Ray Sand, Jr. (Tri-Park Speedway-NASCAR Heat)
  • 2008-Ray Sand, Jr. (Tri-Park Speedway-NASCAR Heat)
  • 2007-Kris Heveron (Memphis Motorsports Park-NASCAR Heat)
  • 2006-Chris Meyers (Memphis Motorsports Park-NASCAR Heat)
  • 2005-John Davidson (Memphis Motorsports Park-NASCAR Heat)

TURKEY SHOOT SCHEDULE, FORMAT, PROCEDURES

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SUPRS Veterans Day 2017 Poster

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