Callahan Finally Wins at Sandusky

10 Years of Trying Finally Pays Off with Win in Terry Gibson Fast 50 at Sandusky

Sandusky, OH – January 9, 2017…After trying to get a win at his home track for the last ten years, “Steady” Steve Callahan of Cuyahoga Falls, OH turned in a dominating performance in the Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), Terry Gibson Fast 50 and finally crossed the finish line first at Sandusky Speedway.

SUPRS 2018 Terry Gibson Fast 50 slide

A long time coming-Callahan finally wins feature at Sandusky.

Never Say Never

After being so very close so many times before, it seemed like Callahan would never get a win at his home track. Now he hopes to use this victory as a springboard to the big win tomorrow night’s Terry Gibson Memorial 100. “The car was perfect and for once the driver didn’t mess it up here,” stated Callahan. “It was just a lot of fun tonight, there was a lot of good racing out there tonight, I just hope I can keep it up tomorrow night.”

Clean Sweep for Callahan

Increasing the feature win elation, was the fact that Callahan swept the night also winning his heat race, leading all 50 laps and setting the fastest lap of the race.

Rob and Bob Show Again

For the third year in a row, Rob Warren and Bob Gangwer had one of the best battles on the racetrack and waged a torrid battle that lasted nearly the entire 50 lap distance. Warren the defending winner of this race, was able to get by Gangwer right as Gangwer got around a strong running Carl Becker. For the next 40 laps, the two drivers stayed glued to each other but Warren was able to keep Gangwer at bay and finished second.

100 Lap Gibson Memorial Next

Tomorrow the SUPRS competitors are back at Sandusky for the 10th Annual  Terry Gibson Memorial 100 Champion. Just five drivers have won this race with nearly all of them coming from the first two starting rows of the feature.

A brief practice session gets underway at 8pm. Time trials and heats follow. For the first time in the history of the race, live streaming video will be available beginning with pre-race festivities at 9pm.

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  • Terry Gibson Fast 50
  • Race 15 of 42
  • January 9, 2018
  • SUPRS NASCAR Heat W v6 mod
  • Sandusky  Speedway
  • 50 Laps
Position Car Driver Results Best Lap Laps Led
1. 55 Steve Callahan 13:13.751 14.407 50
2. 35 Rob Warren +3.451 14.443 0
3. 25 Bob Gangwer +3.593 14.461 0
4. 41 Keith Powell +4.765 14.421 0
5. 42 Carl Becker +8.240 14.423 0
6. 7 Nelson Rodrigues +1 Lap 14.576 0
7. 38 Kyle Clark +2 Laps 14.729 0
8. 52 Dave Brigandi DNF-Crash 14.690 0

John Davidson

Founder of SUPRS League Director

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