SUPRS 13th Non-Wing Season Starts Soon

SUPRS Non-Wing Supermodified Sim Racing Season Begins June 6

Goshen, IN – May 12, 2017…The Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), 13th season of non-wing supermodified racing begins June 6 with a 14 race summer schedule.

SUPRS 2017 Gold Crest Non-Wing Championship XIII schedule screenshot

View and Download PDF copy of 2017 SUPRS Gold Crest Non-Wing Championship XIII Schedule

The SUPRS 2017 Gold Crest Non-Wing Championship XIII Schedule is nearly identical to the last year’s with all events using the rFactor racing sim and every race held at Oswego Speedway. The one major change is the majority of the races are going to be available with live streaming video via SUPRS LIVE! Specific events on the go t0 page online for live supermodified sim racing timing, scoring, track telemetry and now the live video action should be announced in the next couple of weeks.

Jumping into June

The 13th season of SUPRS non-wing supermodified sim racing begins a few days deeper into the first full week of June on Wednesday the sixth with the running of the Port City Kick-Off. What had been a 75 lap race for several years is now a 50 lapper at Oswego Speedway.

Ray Sand Jr Shampine Memorial supermodified sim racing trophy on his real race car

 9-Time SUPRS Champion, Ray Sand, Jr., proudly displays his 2015 Jim Shampine Memorial trophy and his SUPRS pride on his real race car.

The 12th Annual Jim Shampine Memorial 80 is the second week of June on the 13th. This race honors the “father of the modern supermodified,” Jim Shampine.  Shampine tops the list of All-Time Winners at Oswego Speedway with 87 feature victories, was a 7-time track champion, and won the prestigious International Classic 200 three times. This race is the first of three ‘guaranteed starter” races for the season ending Topless! 200.

Gone from the schedule is the “Flag Day 45”, but the popular 1st to Finish Race Servers “Irregular 45” will take place on June 20. This race is a tip of the hat to the challenging Oswego Speedway formats of the 1960s to 1980s with heats, consolation races, a semi-feature and feature.

The month closes out on the 25th with the first of four regular 45 lap features.

Changes in July

After a compacted July last year that had back to back twin 35 lap formats in the first two weeks of the month, sanction officials decided to make a slight change. The long-running Independence Day Twin 35s will again kick off July on the fifth and now the Mid-Season Championship follows the Twins a week later as a special 100 lap feature event as opposed to the Twin 35 format.

A regular 45 lap feature on July 18 after which SUPRS will take its annual break from online supermodified sim racing for the popular International Supermodified Association Supermodified Nationals at Sandusky Speedway. This race takes place July 28-29 and is part of the real supermodified “Triple Crown” and many SUPRS members are not only big fans of the event, but several even work on real supermodifieds.

The Dog Days of Summer

When the racers come back they’ll vie for the 10th Annual Mr. Online Supermodified title.  After just a year of being back to the original single 75 lap feature format for the non-wing supermodifieds, the race is now a two-day wing and non-wing event the first week of August. Each night the drivers will race a 50 lap feature after time-trialing and racing heats.  Each time a driver is on the track, he gains points that go towards his two-day total.

The SUPRS Mr Online Supermodified sim racing trophy from 2015

 The Mr. Online Supermodified Cup courtesy of 1st to Finish Race Servers

After the points are tallied, one driver will emerge as the 2017 Mr. Online Supermodified champion and gain valuable bonus points towards his overall championship run. The last two years, the driver that has won the Mr. Online Supermodified race has gone on to claim the SUPRS Gold Crest Non-Wing Championship crown.

A regular 45 on August 8 is sandwiched between the Mr. Online Supermodified race and the second Topless! 200 Guaranteed Starter race. The 13th Annual “The Whistler” Pete Trenca Memorial 60 pays tribute to Peter “Program” Trenca and the winner will receive a membership to the Eagles Fan Club at Oswego Speedway. The Eagles Fan Club is an organization that supports supermodified racing at Oswego Speedway and one that Trenca helped start.

Slight Changes to Topless! 200 Week

To close out the 13th consecutive year of SUPRS non-wing supermodified sim racing, Topless! 200 week begins on Sunday August 20 with SUPRS Sunday Night Test-N-Tune.

Then on Monday, August 21 the last Regular 45 of the year happens. Named the Finale’ 45 this race allows drivers to showcase their non-wing talents in a shorter feature before the big 200 lapper at the end of the week.

On Tuesday the racers will  strap on the wing to go for the win in the 50 lap SUPRSNationals race that puts the checkered flag on the 2016-17 Empire State Supermodified Series regional tour.

Tentatively schedule for Wednesday, August 23,  the Rising Star 50 for drivers that have never won a SUPRS feature takes place. The winner of this race will earn a guaranteed starting place for the 13th Annual Topless! 200.

Following the Rising Star 50, the racers will turn up the wick to run for the pole of the 13th Annual Topless! 200.  Just the top two drivers with the top two times are locked into the race. Everyone else has to get to the big show through 10 lap heat races and, if needed, a B-Main.

Everything leads up to Thursday, August 17, when it’s time to go Topless! The rest of the 20 car starting field is set for the 200 lap grind through the aforementioned heat races and B-Main before the drop of the green flag for the 13th Annual Topless! 200.

Follow the Action with SUPRS LIVE!

Fans of SUPRS will again be able to follow along with their favorite SUPRS racers via the  SUPRS LIVE! Timing and Scoring page which shows instantaneous position changes, lap times, penalties, race status, and as noted above, live streaming video. Throughout the non-wing season, anytime there is racing on the SUPRS race server, fans will also be able to quickly check up on how things are going by watching the scrolling ticker throughout the site.

If they can’t make it to SUPRS.net for the live action, they can always catch up with the SUPRS rFactor Results page showing every race of the season in complete detail at night’s end.

View and download 2017 SUPRS Non-Wing Schedule

Fans of supermodified racing and online sim racers alike can learn more about the original and oldest online supermodified sim racing sanction when they visit www.SUPRS.net, The Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series is very active on social media where fans can  “Like” SUPRS on Facebook, Circle SUPRS on Google+Follow @SUPRSOnline on Twitter, and View over 200 real supermodified racing videos, and archived SUPRS races on  SUPRS  YouTube.

SUPRS-“Supermodified Sim Racing for the Right Reasons since 2004”


SUPRS Gold Crest Non-Wing Supermodified Champions

  • 2005 Non-Wing Champion: Jim Crannell
  • 2006 Non-Wing Champion: John Davidson
  • 2007 Non-Wing Champion: Kris Heveron
  • 2008 Non-Wing Champion: Kris Heveron
  • 2009 Non-Wing Champion: Devin Gee
  • 2010 Non-Wing Champion: John Davidson
  • 2011 Non-Wing Champion: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2012 Non-Wing Champion: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2013 Non-Wing Champion: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2014 Non-Wing Champion: Myles Maxon
  • 2015 Non-Wing Champion: Rob Warren
  • 2016 Non-Wing Champion: Keith Powell

Learn more about SUPRS History HERE

Port City Kick-Off Signals Start of New Non-Wing Season

SUPRS Racers Gear Up for Non-Wing Summer Season

May 23, 2017 – Goshen, IN…The Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), waves the green flag on the start of a new Gold Crest Non-Wing Championship with the Port City Kick-Off Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Oswego Speedway .

SUPRS 2017 Port City Kick-Off poster

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 For the first time since 2012, the Port City Kick-Off is 50 laps instead of 75, making it even more important for the drivers to find the fast line as quickly as possible for a good start to the new season.

The 13th Annual Port City Kick-Off is the first race of a 14 race season schedule, and while the schedule is only slightly different from last year, there are several subtle, but important changes to the SUPRS rFactor mod that include new tires and upgraded brakes. Also, as SUPRS continues to strive to have the most accurately detailed version of Oswego Speedway, racers and fans will notice a few changes to SUPRS already extremely detailed Oswego Speedway for rFactor.

Watch, Listen, Enjoy

When the supermodified sim racers take to the track for the first non-wing race of the season, they’ll do so in front of a worldwide audience thanks to SUPRS LIVE! What was already a great way for fans to keep up with their favorite SUPRS driver, is now better with live streaming video on race nights. Select shows, including the Port City Kick-Off, will have the live video, while all shows will have the regular data available.

In addition, a chat room is available for all fans that have a Twitch.tv account. It’s a great way to make new friends, talk sim racing, or real supermodified racing and enjoy the broadcast all on one page!

For fans that miss the live stream, they’ll be able to catch the full replay on the SUPRS Twitch channel for up to 14 days and the edited version on the SUPRS YouTube Channel within 72 hours of each event.

Click HERE to view and download 2017 SUPRS Gold Crest Non-Wing Schedule

Some Port City History

Clinton Cyr SUPRS Port City Kick-Off winner

Clinton Cyr kicked off the SUPRS non-wing season with a win with barely enough fuel to finish.

Last year Clinton Cyr won his second career SUPRS feature after a great battle with Ray Sand, Jr., the 2015 Port City Kick-Off winner. Cyr raced just one more time with SUPRS after his Port City win, retiring from SUPRS competition after the Jim Shampine Memorial.

Sand, Jr’s second Port City Kick-Off win in 2015 was SUPRS first rFactor race and he joined Myles Maxon and John Davidson as a multi-time winner. Maxon has more opening day wins than any other SUPRS racer with three.

In the last ten years of the race the have been seven different winners with Sand, Jr. and Maxon keeping it from being 10 in 10.  In all, there have been eight different drivers in 13 years sitting in SUPRS Victory Lane on opening night. Sean Gibbs, Jim Crannell, Bob Gangwer, Rob Warren, and Jeff Weber all have one win.

Powell Defends, Weber Returns

The Whistler VL 2016

Keith Powell collected his third feature win in a row and became the first SUPRS driver to ever win The Whistler more than once.

Carrollton, Ohio’s Keith Powell will have his hands full trying to defend his 2016 Gold Crest Non-Wing Championship crown against a group of tough group of competitors. Last year, after an impressive season where he rattled off three big wins in a row, Powell became the eighth different SUPRS Gold Crest Non-Wing Champion. After a string of three years where Ray Sand, Jr. dominated, Powell’s championship made him the fourth different driver in the last four years.

Winning the Port City Kick-Off seems like a good way to win a Gold Crest Non-Wing Championship, but the odds are stacked against any driver hoping to do so. In the 13 year history of the race, just one driver, (Myles Maxon in 2014), that has won the opening night race has gone on to win the season championship!

With SUPRS using rFactor for the non-wing season beginning in 2015, the competition has become increasingly tougher. Making it even more so this year is the return of 2013 Port City Kick-Off winner and 2011 Topless! 200 pole-sitter Jeff Weber to SUPRS competition. Weber has been on the road working for several years but the Indiana sim racer is ready to get back behind the wheel of his online supermodified.

Mark Your Ca lender
The SUPRS Race Server will open up on Tuesday June 6, 6pm for Systems Checks for Race Control. Installation Laps start at 7:00pm for drivers.
Official practice for the 13th Annual Port City Kick-Off begins at 8:00pm. Drivers meeting is at 8:30pm with racing set to start at 9:00pm.

Full details for the Port City 75 Kick-Off is on the SUPRS Schedule. SUPRS members should check the Forums for the latest info on server times and passwords.

Fans of supermodified racing and online sim racers alike can learn more about the Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series by visiting www.SUPRS.net“Liking” SUPRS on Facebook, Circling SUPRS on Google+Following @SUPRSOnline on Twitter, and Viewing SUPRS videos on YouTube.

Those wishing to become SUPRS members so that they can compete in the season opener, should do so at least 24 hours before the Port City Kick-Off 50 at Oswego Speedway. This will allow  SUPRS officials plenty of time to process all requests and give all new members plenty of time to be ready for the first race of the season.


SUPRS Port City Kick-Off History:

  • 2005 Season Opener Winner: John Davidson/Sean Gibbs(Independence Day Twin 35s)
  • 2006 Port City 40 Kick-Off Winner: Jim Crannell
  • 2007 Season Opener Winner: Myles Maxon(Jim Shampine Memorial)
  • 2008 Season Opener Winner: Myles Maxon
  • 2009 Port City Kick-Off Winner: Bob Gangwer
  • 2010 Port City Kick-Off Winner: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2011 Port City 50 Kick-Off Winner: Rob Warren
  • 2012 Port City 50 Kick-Off Winner John Davidson
  • 2013 Port City 75 Kick-Off Winner: Jeff Weber
  • 2014 Port City 75 Kick-Off Winner: Myles Maxon
  • 2015 Port City 75 Kick-Off Winner: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2016 Port City 75 Kick-Off Winner: Clinton Cyr

SUPRS Gold Crest Non-Wing Champions:

  • 2005-Jim Crannell
  • 2006-John Davidson
  • 2007-Kris Heveron
  • 2008-Kris Heveron
  • 2009-Devin Gee
  • 2010-John Davidson
  • 2011-Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2012-Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2013-Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2014-Myles Maxon
  • 2015-Rob Warren
  • 2016-Keith Powell

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