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.

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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 Race Honors United States Veterans

October 31, 2017 – Goshen, IN…The Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), will honor the men and women who have served in the United States Military with the running of the 2017 Veterans Day Special on November 7, 2017.

SUPRS Veterans Day 2017 Poster

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The race takes place, for the second year in a row, at Levi Strauss Signature Speedway. This picturesque fictional rFactor track built by Gator is a challenging half-mile, high-banked tri-oval configuration. The Great Smokey Mountain National Park as a backdrop will do little to comfort the SUPRS racers as they fly around a track that is very abrasive, has very little straight away, and leaves little room for error as they always seem to be turning.

Powell Knows the Secret

Last year’s winner Keith Powell, when asked about how to keep a tire from shredding off the car in a 75 lap feature said, “I don’t think there’s much you can do, it’s just the track and because we are always working the rear tires so hard here, it’s probably just something we’re going to have to deal with.”

Powell dealt with the same issues in 2016. “I had a good long run car, and I wasn’t too excited” he stated after the race. “There was some great racing out there and I was in fourth watching the top three, not pushing the car. I just hung around with the lead pack watching some awesome racing, that top five pack before that last caution that was really something else,” explained Powell.

Follow the Action

Supermodified and sim racing fans alike can view timing and scoring including track telemetry of the Veterans Day Special with SUPRS LIVE! To keep up with your favorite SUPRS racer in an instant just point your browser to www.SUPRS.net/site/live. This exciting page features live streaming video from the track as well as some of the drivers.

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.


The Soldier

It is the soldier, not the reporter,
Who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the soldier, not the poet,
Who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the soldier, not the campus organizer,
Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.

It is the soldier, not the lawyer,
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the soldier who salutes the flag,
Who serves under the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
who allows the protester to burn the flag.

-Charles M. Province

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SUPRS Veterans Day Special History:

  • 2016 Veterans Day Special Winner-Keith Powell (Levi Strauss Signature Speedway-rF-Wing)
  • 2015 Veterans Day Special Winner-Ray Sand, Jr. (Madera Speedway-rF-Non-Wing)
  • 2014 Veterans Day Special Winner-Rob Warren (Memphis International Speedway-NH-Wing)
  • 2013 Veterans Day Special Winner-Carl Becker/Ray Sand, Jr. ( Double Header-Salem Speedway-NH-Wing/Non-Wing)
  • 2012 No Race
  • 2011 Veterans Day Special Winner-Dave Biro III (New River Valley Speedway-NH-Wing)
  • 2010 Veterans Day Special Winner-John Davidson (New River Valley Speedway-NH-Wing)
  • 2009 Veterans Day Special Winner-Steve Callahan (New River Valley Speedway-NH-Wing)
  • 2008 Veterans Day Special Winner-John Davidson (New River Valley Speedway-NH-Wing)
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Black Kat Klassic Moves to Myrtle Beach

October 22, 2017 – Goshen, IN… After a successful week of racing in North Carolina, the Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), is moving a little further south for The Black Kat Klassic on October 24 at Myrtle Beach Speedway.

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Different Venue-Same Thrills Expected

After many years at Decatur Speedway in Illinois, the race moved to Red Ball Raceway in Kentucky last year. Now, for the second time in as many years, the SUPRS racers will find themselves faced with the challenges of another new venue in Myrtle Beach Speedway.

Early test sessions show that this race track should prove to be just as unpredictable and nerve-wracking as Red Ball was last year. The track has several pronounced bumps that act to upset the high-powered supermodifieds, yet there are also many good passing zones on the half-mile in Myrtle Beach.

Powell on the Prowl

Defending Black Kat Klassic winner Keith Powell, who sits third in SUPRS Gold Crest Division Wing Supermodified Championship points , hopes to join Ray Sand, Jr., Myles Maxon, John Davidson and Carl Becker, as a multi-time Black Kat Klassic winner. Powell is also on the prowl for his first feature win of the season, having finished in the top three just twice so far in six races.

2006 winner Steve Callahan, and 2015 victor Rob Warren, are also on the list of potential multi-time Black Kat Klassic winners. Callahan led a good part of the recent Hickory Hustle only to be blocked out of victory lane and a second North Carolina Swing Championship by winner Rob Warren.

More Details

The brave SUPRS daredevils take on The Black Kat Klassic October 24, 2017 at the 1/2 mile Myrtle Beach Speedway. Practice starts at 8:15pm. Time Trials follow at 8:45pm and hair-raising racing gets under way with a special Crack the Whip race for the Elite 8 qualifiers at 9:00pm.

Follow the Action with SUPRS LIVE!

Follow all the spine-tingling, high-speed thrills of supermodified sim racing at The Black Kat Klassic via the  SUPRS LIVE! Timing and Scoring page which shows instantaneous position changes, lap times, penalties, race status, track telemetry, and multiple live stream camera views.

Keep track of the standings by looking for the scrolling ticker throughout the site. The SUPRS rFactor Results page keeps everyone informed if they miss the live action. It shows every race of the season in complete detail as soon as the checkered flag falls.

Get Social with SUPRS

Fans of supermodified racing and online sim racers alike can learn more about the original 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, See SUPRS on Instagram,  and View over 350 real supermodified racing videos on  SUPRS  YouTube.

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Black Kat Klassic Winners:

  • 2016-Keith Powell
  • 2015-Rob Warren
  • 2014-Myles Maxon
  • 2013-Carl Becker
  • 2012-John Davidson
  • 2011-Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2010-Carl Becker
  • 2009-John Davidson
  • 2008-Myles Maxon
  • 2007-Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2006-Steve Callahan
  • 2005-No Race
  • 2004-No Race

 

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SUPRS North Carolina Swing Presents Challenge to Sim Racers

October 15, 2017 – Goshen, IN…This week the Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), heads to the Tarheel State for the 14th Annual North Carolina Swing. This annual tour features five different tracks in three nights of racing all based in North Carolina, uses two different sim racing platforms, and is the toughest multi-race swing on the SUPRS schedule.

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The series kicks off Tuesday, October 17 at Dasera Speedway and Caraway Speedway. Both are NASCAR Heat based tracks and both will be 40 lap feature races. Then on Wednesday the racers switch to their rFactor supermodifieds for 50 lap features at Southern National Motorsports Park and Concord Motorsports Park.

Racing for an Invite

Those first four races act as qualifiers for the last night of racing at Hickory Motor Speedway on Thursday, October 19. The top eight drivers in North Carolina Swing points get invited to the “Hickory Hustle” where the winner of  the challenging 75 lap feature becomes the North Carolina Swing Champion. A blind draw for starting place and intense, close quarters racing within the tight confines of Hickory Motor Speedway is just one more reason the North Carolina Swing Championship is one of the most sought after for the SUPRS drivers.

Big Points on the Line

As the supermodified sim racers work for an invitation to the Hickory Hustle, they’ll also gain precious early season points in the Gold Crest Wing Supermodified Championship XIV. The big prize on Thursday, if they make it, is a 20 point bonus that goes to the winner of the coveted North Carolina Swing Championship Crown.

Perseverance Pays Off for Callahan

Steve Callahan is the defending North Carolina Swing Champion and has one of the best finishing records in the history of The Hickory Hustle. Yet until last year he was never been able to win the race or the North Carolina Swing Championship. He finally pulled it off for one of the biggest wins of his SUPRS career becoming the tenth different driver to claim the NC Swing.

Callahan is one of only two Ohio drivers to win the North Carolina Swing in a series that where New York residents have dominated. The Cuyahoga Falls resident joined fellow Buckeye Chris Meyers who won the NC Swing in 2011-12.

“Rocket” Rob Domination on Night 2

Defending SUPRS Gold Crest Wing Supermodified Champion, Rob Warren, was in a similar situation to what Callahan had experienced until he claimed the North Carolina Swing Championship in the 2015-16 season. Warren has dominated the second night of the North Carolina Swing three out of the last four seasons  and last year was also the fourth year in a row that he has won at Concord.

In fact, Warren has been so dominate at the high-banked asphalt tri-oval that out of a possible 250 SUPRS feature laps run, Warren has led 222 of them. However, the Pulaski, NY racer would give up every one of those Concord laps led to lead just the last one of the Hickory Hustle and claim his second North Carolina Swing Crown.

Nobody Tops Maxon

Just one driver has ever won the North Carolina Swing Championship more than once. “Mighty” Myles Maxon leads the pack with three NC Swing crowns and two of those came back to back in 2009 and 2010.

Of the current crop of SUPRS racers, the aforementioned Callahan and Warren are among the favorites to join Maxon, but 2013-14 Champion Bob Gangwer, 2012-13 Champion Carl Becker and 2008 Champion Gary Waldron all have a shot as well.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the SUPRS North Carolina Swing History

Fans Can Follow the Festivities

Fans can follow the fun and excitement of the 14th Annual North Carolina Swing on night two and three of the festivities. The  SUPRS LIVE! Timing and Scoring page keeps fans abreast of the action showing live streaming video, instantaneous position changes, lap times, penalties, race status and track telemetry.

The SUPRS LIVE! scrolling ticker allows fans to browse SUPRS.net while they keep their eye on the racing action. And 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.

Be Social with SUPRS

Supermodified racing fans and sim racers alike can learn more about the original 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, See SUPRS on Instagram,  and View over 370 real supermodified racing videos on  SUPRS  YouTube.

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


 SUPRS North Carolina Swing History-

  • 2005 North Carolina Swing Champion: JP Curry-PA
  • 2006 North Carolina Swing Champion: Sean O’Kane-NY
  • 2007 North Carolina Swing Champion: Mike Jackson-NY
  • 2008 North Carolina Swing Champion: Gary Waldron-MI
  • 2009 North Carolina Swing Champion: Myles Maxon-NY
  • 2009-10 North Carolina Swing Champion: Myles Maxon-NY
  • 2010-11 North Carolina Swing Champion: Ray Sand, Jr.-NY
  • 2011-12 North Carolina Swing Champion: Chris Meyers-OH
  • 2012-13 North Carolina Swing Champion: Carl Becker-MI
  • 2013-14 North Carolina Swing Champion: Bob Gangwer-IN
  • 2014-15 North Carolina Swing Champion: Myles Maxon-NY
  • 2015-16 North Carolina Swing Champion: Rob Warren-NY
  • 2016-17 North Carolina Swing Champion: Steve Callahan-OH

NORTH CAROLINA SWING SCHEDULE, FORMAT, PROCEDURES

 

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