Bobby G.

Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series co-founder.

“Voice of the Supermodifieds”

Owner Bob Gangwer’s Wing Side Up on the World Wide Web http://www.wingsideup.wordpress.com

Christian, father, cigar smoker, bourbon drinker & race fan.

Christmas Special for SUPRS

December 10, 2017 – Goshen, IN…The Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), tradition of ending the year with their Christmas Special continues on December 12, 2017. For the second year in a row the race takes place at a new venue and for the first time, it’s part of the Empire State Super Series tour.

SUPRS 2017 Christmas Special poster by BreezeGraphics.com

Make sure you’re on your client’s “nice” list when you use promotional graphics like this Christmas Special poster from BreezeGraphics.com!

First Time at Airborne

Airborne Speedway is the site of the action on Tuesday and is the first time that SUPRS has raced at this Plattsburgh, NY track. Airborne hosted the International Supermodified Association several times, so it’s not so unusual to be racing virtual supermodifieds there. Also, because it’s a New York track, this race kicks off the 2017-18 Empire State Super Series and is the first of an expanded five race schedule for the regional tour championship.

Tricky and Technical

Getting around Airborne Speedway smoothly has proven to be a challenge for the SUPRS racers during pre-race testing. With flat, tight corners that cap the drag strip straights, the track is certainly one of the more technical that the sim racers visit this season.

They have found that braking is just as important as mashing the throttle. If a driver wants to win, he’ll need all of his skills to negotiate the tricky turns using precise braking, steering, and throttle control throughout the quick 25 lap sprint.

On Dancer, On Prancer

The six lap Reindeer Dash sets the starting positions for the Fast 4 qualifiers based on their finish.

Everyone else will go to heat races to be lined up based on their season won points handicaps. The way they finish the heat race is the way they will start the 25 lap feature behind the Reindeer Dash drivers.

Christmas Gift for Winner

Whomever takes the checkered flag first on Tuesday, he’ll take home a Burgers’ Smokehouse Christmas Ham for his accomplishment.

Burgers' Smokehouse hamThe fine folks at Burgers’ Ozark Country Hams have been providing simple traditions since 1952 when they built their first “ham house” on their farm in Missouri.

With complete attention to quality and customer service, this family owned company continues to do things the old-fashioned way taking great care in the time-honored traditions of curing, aging, and smoking superior quality products.

Christmas Countdown

The SUPRS Christmas Special takes place December 12, 2017 beginning with practice which starts at 8:15pm. Qualifying follows at 8:45pm and Racing gets underway at 9:00pm with the Reindeer Dash.

Our Present to You

SUPRS LIVE! is our gift to all of our fans and friends. You can you track your favorite SUPRS racer with timing, scoring, instant track telemetry, and live streaming video via the SUPRS LIVE! page.

Keep Up to Date

Stay in the loop with the SUPRS schedule page.  Regular season updates as well as real supermodified and sim racing news are popular features on the Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series Facebook page and Twitter @SUPRSOnline. We’re also on Instagram, YouTube, Google+, and Twitch.


SUPRS Christmas Special History:

Year Winner Track Laps
2004 Chris Nicastro Derry Raceway Park 25
2005 Sean O’Kane Bracket Hill Raceway 25
2006 Kris Heveron Bracket Hill Raceway 25
2007 Tom Heveron Bracket Hill Raceway 25
2008 Ray Sand, Jr. Bracket Hill Raceway 50
2009 Dave Biro III Bracket Hill Raceway 25
2010 Steve Callahan Bracket Hill Raceway 50
2011 John Davidson Bracket Hill Raceway 50
2012 Bobby Gangwer Bracket Hill Raceway 50
2013 Gary Waldron Bracket Hill Raceway 25
2014 Rob Warren Bracket Hill Raceway 25
2015 Rob Warren Bracket Hill Raceway 25
2016 Rob Warren Mopar Speedway (rF) 25

 

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