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

SUPRS Wraps Up Wing Season with Summit Classic 125

Clovis, CA – April 22, 2017…The Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), wraps up another exciting season of wing supermodified sim racing with the 13th Annual SUPRS Season Summit Classic 125 on April 23-25 at Madera Speedway.

SUPRS Season Summit Classic 125

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The 13th Annual Summit Classic 125 is the 41st race of the 2016-2017 SUPRS Gold Crest Wing Championship XIII and the second leg of the SUPRS Supermodified Sim Racing Triple Crown.

In preparation for the 13th running of the Summit Classic 125 on Wednesday, there will be a Test-N-Tune Sunday where drivers will be in both their wing and non-wing supermodified sim racing cars. The track opens at 8pm.

Watch live video from SUPRSonline on www.twitch.tv

Madness Begins Monday

Clinton Cyr winner of SUPRS Monday Madera Madness rFactor race

Clinton Cyr held off Ray Sand, Jr. after a late race restart to win his second SUPRS feature of the season.

Then on April 24, the SUPRS Monday Madera Madness non-wing supermodified 40 lapper take place. Practice begins at 7:30pm for this race that is now in its second year. Last year’s event had just two cautions and Clinton Cyr won after a thrilling three-lap shootout to the finish with Ray Sand, Jr.

On Tuesday,  13th Annual Summit Classic 125. Originally scheduled for Tuesday, the invitation only Cherry Breaker 63 for drivers that have never won a SUPRS wing supermodified feature, was canceled due to lack of eligible drivers leaving drivers to focus on Time Trials for the 13th Annual Summit Classic 125. Group Practice on Tuesday begins at 8pm and the battle to see which two-drivers will be locked into the race and start on the front row starts at 9pm with single car Time Trials.

Finally on Wednesday, the grand finale for SUPRS happens and the drivers will try to add their name to the long list of winners of the Summit Classic 125.  Practice will begin at 7:00pm with the green flag dropping on the 13th Annual Summit Classic 125 starting field at 9:00pm.

Tough to Win

In 12 prior years only five drivers have won this challenging race with Ray Sand, Jr. being the all-time winner with five. John Davidson has three Summit Classic wins and was the first driver to win back to back. The only other driver with multiple wins is Bob Gangwer, a two-time back to back winner. Gangwer is the defending winner of the race. Steve Callahan, (2013), and Myles Maxon, (2010), are also former winners.

Warren Wraps Up Third SUPRS Championship

This year when the non-wing supermodifieds hit the track on Monday Rob Warren will seal the deal on his second SUPRS Gold Crest Championship and first Gold Crest Wing Championship. Warren has previously won the SUPRS Gold Crest Non-Wing Championship and has a Silver Crest Championship to his credit.

Last year, Warren sat on the front row for the Summit Classic for the second straight year and is a favorite to win at Madera in the 125 lap event on Wednesday. With 14 wins so far this season, he could also set a new SUPRS record for most wins in a season, topping the man he’s tied with Ray Sand, Jr. if he picks up win 15.

Summit Classic 125 for the Fans

For the first time, events of the SUPRS 13th Annual Summit Classic 125 will be streamed alongside of timing, scoring, and track telemetry data on SUPRS LIVE! Fans will enjoy driver interviews, an inside look at Race Control, fan chat, and all the action of the longest consecutively running supermodified sim race. Watch for more details in the coming days and don’t forget to bookmark SUPRS LIVE!

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.

Summit Classic 125 History:

  • 2005 Summit Classic Champion: John Davidson
  • 2006 Summit Classic Champion: John Davidson
  • 2007 Summit Classic Champion: Ray Sand Jr
  • 2008 Summit Classic Champion: Ray Sand Jr
  • 2009 Summit Classic Champion: Ray Sand Jr
  • 2010 Summit Classic Champion: Myles Maxon
  • 2011 Summit Classic Champion: Ray Sand Jr
  • 2012 Summit Classic Champion: John Davidson
  • 2013 Summit Classic Champion: Steve Callahan
  • 2014 Summit Classic Champion: Ray Sand Jr
  • 2015 Summit Classic Champion: Bob Gangwer
  • 2016 Summit Classic Champion: Bob Gangwer

***2017 13th Annual Summit Classic 125 Week Schedule of Events***

Sunday 04/23/2017

  • 8:00pm-Test-N-Tune – rFactor SUPRS NW v1.2 – SUPRS Madera Speedway
  • 9:00pm-Test-N-Tune – rFactor SUPRS W v7.1 – SUPRS Madera Speedway


Monday 04/24/2017

Monday Madera Madness 40

rFactor Non-Wing Supermodified

  • 7:00pm-Systems Checks
  • 7:30pm-Practice
  • 8:00pm-Driver’s Meeting
  • 8:15pm-Time Trials: non-wing supermodifieds
  • 8:30pm-Fast Car Dash – 6 Laps
  • 8:45pm-Heats – 10 Laps
  • 9:00pm-Green Flag Feature Event – 40 Laps


Tuesday 04/25/2017

13th Annual Summit Classic 125 Time Trials

rFactor Wing Supermodified

  • 7:00pm-Systems Checks
  • 8:00-8:15pm- Group A Practice (no more than six cars per group)
  • 8:15-8:30pm-Group B Practice (no more than six cars per group)
  • 8:30-8:45pm-All-Skate Practice
  • 8:00pm-Drivers Meeting
  • 9:00pm-Time Trials: 13th Annual Summit Classic 125


Wednesday 04/28/2017

13th Annual Summit Classic 125

rFactor Wing Supermodified

-Qualifying Heats

-B-Main(if needed)

-13th Annual Summit Classic 125

  • 6:00pm-7:00pm – Systems Checks
  • 7:00pm-7:15pm – Practice: 8 Lap Sessions
  • 7:15pm-7:45pm – Practice: 12 Lap Sessions
  • 7:45pm-8:00pm – Practice: All-Skate/ Open Pit
  • 8:00pm-8:15pm – Driver’s Meeting
  • 8:15pm – Qualifying Heat Races for Summit Classic 125: 10 Laps.
  • 8:30pm – 25 Lap B-Main (if needed)
  • 8:30pm-8:40pm – Final Warmups: All-Skate/Open Pit
  • 8:45-13th Annual Summit Classic 125 Driver Introductions and Pre-Race Festivities
  • 9:00pm – 13th Annual Summit Classic 125 GREEN FLAG

SUPRS Heads to Las Vegas for Jeff Russell Special

SUPRS Jeff Russell Special 2017 poster

Jeff Russell was critically injured during the last practice session for the Supermodified Racing Association, (SMRA)”Night of Fire” event at The Bullring in Las Vegas, NV on October 30, 2010.

Jeff continues to recover from Traumatic Brain Injury and has fought hard to learn how to walk, talk, and function normally since his accident. His battle is not over, and probably never will be, but with his dogged determination and the never ending support of his family, he has come further than many ever believed he could.

The seven years of medical bills have been hard on his family, but you can help. All donations to the Dion Parish Memorial Benevolent Fund for Supermodifieds, received between 4/18-4/21 will be sent to the Jeff Russell Road to Recovery Fund. Click “Donate” in the main navigation to help aid in Jeff’s continued healing and recovery.

You can visit Jeff Russell’s website to leave a note of encouragement and just to say you are thinking about him

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