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

After a Year Away SUPRS is Back at Dover for St. Patrick’s Day Race

SUPRS Back at Dover Downs International Speedway for St. Patrick’s Day Grab 0′ the Green

March 12, 2017 – Goshen, IN….After a year away, the Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), is returning to Dover Downs International Speedway for the popular St. Patrick’s Day Grab o’ the Green supermodified sim race.

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In 2016, the race moved to Mosport Speedway to take advantage of SUPRS rFactor based non-wing supermodified mod. Rookie Clinton Cyr of Florida won his first SUPRS career feature in a 50 lap feature that went 37 laps before the first caution flag flew. Joe Achzet and Ray Sand, Jr. finished on the podium the only time the race ran north of the US border.

This year SUPRS returns to the track that has hosted more St. Patrick’s Day Grab o’ the Green races than any other, Dover Downs International Speedway. A full slate of supermodified sim racing concludes with a 25 lap feature.

St. Patrick’s Day Grab o’ the Green History

In the first three years of the race Dover Downs played host to the online supermodifieds with wins going to Kevin Marine, Randy Ritskes and Kris Heveron.

For the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons, after a three-year run on the mile, SUPRS officials decided to move away from the longer tracks and the St. Patrick’s day event moved to Stafford Mountain Speedway as part of the Empire State Super Series races.  Bud Flath and Ray Sand, Jr. picked up the wins at the high-banked half-mile New York venue.

Continuing with a focus on short tracks, the race moved west of the Mississippi to Buckley Speedway in California. Canadian Jamie Hartley was victorious in the one and only time the St. Patrick’s Day Grab o’ the Green ran there.

From 2011-2013 SUPRS dropped the race simply due to a shorter schedule. It then returned in 2014 to Dover and Steve Callahan became the seventh different winner of the race.

In fact, there’s never been a repeat winner of the St. Patrick’s Day Grab o’ the Green and that is likely to continue this year with only the aforementioned Callahan, and Rob Warren, (2015), being the only former winners expected to compete. Both have struggled in pre-race testing, leaving the door open for one of the other hard-charging SUPRS drivers to score their first St. Patrick’s Day win.

Critical Juncture in Points Battle

With just 10 races left in the SUPRS Gold Crest Wing Championship XIII campaign, the SUPRS racers have a lot to lay on the line as they take on the “Monster Mile” at Dover Downs International Speedway. Rob Warren has led the chase most of the season and continues to hold a 136 point advantage. However, at one point in the last five races, Joe Achzet had whittled that lead down to as little as 36 points.

Because he’s 197 points out of first place, it will be tough for Keith Powell to win the championship. He still has a mathematical chance though and certainly has a shot at moving past Achzet who is just 61 points ahead. At the same time, Powell, who is the 2016 SUPRS Gold Crest Non-Wing Champion, will have to keep an eye on Bob Gangwer who is fourth and only 91 points behind him.

Further back, there’s several drivers that will need to have good finishes if they want to move up in the standings, including Kyle Clark, who sits 53 points behind Steve Callahan and just out of the top five. Meanwhile, Carl Becker and Domenic Gioia have just 18 points separating them in the battle for seventh overall and there’s not many points separating positions 10-13.

Fun for Fans

Because this year the St. Patrick’s Day Grab o’ the Green is rFactor based, fans can catch the action via SUPRS LIVE! as drivers challenge the “Monster Mile” in their wing supermodifieds. Fans, friends, and family members can view live timing, scoring and track telemetry and see which of their favorite SUPRS racer finds the pot of gold by visiting

Practice for the SUPRS St. Patrick’s Day Grab o’ the Green at Dover Downs International Speedway begins at 8pm. Time Trials will take place at 8:30pm while Racing begins with heat races at 8:45pm. The field takes the green flag for the feature around 9:00pm.

SUPRS St. Patrick’s Day Grab O’ the Green History:

  • 2005: Kevin Marine-Dover Downs International Speedway
  • 2006: Randy Ritskes-Dover Downs International Speedway
  • 2007: Kris Heveron-Dover Downs International Speedway
  • 2008: Bud Flath-Stafford Mountain Raceway
  • 2009: Ray Sand, Jr.-Stafford Mountain Raceway
  • 2010: Jamie Hartley-Buckley Speedway
  • 2011-2013: No Race
  • 2014: Steve Callahan-Dover Downs International Speedway
  • 2015: Rob Warren-Dover Downs International Speedway
  • 2016: Clinton Cyr-Mosport Speedway

SUPRS Racers Back in PA for Keystone Nationals, Randy Witkum Memorial

March 6, 2017 – Goshen, IN…The Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), has completed it’s “Winter Western Swing” and now the supermodified sim racing sanction will pursue happiness through the hillsides of the “Independence State” for the 12th Annual Keystone Nationals featuring the 13th Annual Randy Witkum Memorial.

SUPRS 2017 Keystone Nationals poster

This three night trek through Pennsylvania begins March 6 on the square half-mile of RT 93 Raceway with a 50 lap feature. It has often been said that RT 93 in very similar to the now defunct Flemington Fairgrounds track, claiming that the fast way around is to run a near perfect circle.

Night two of the Keystone Nationals brings an added challenge this year. New to the swing schedule is Nazareth Speedway. This one mile oddly shaped track has various elevation changes, banking that varies from 2.7° and 6.0°, and has what many consider one of the trickiest dog legs and turn one corners of the season.

This race is a rFactor event and fans will be able to follow along via SUPRS LIVE! which will be especially interesting as the track tends to become slick as the sun goes down.

Closing out the three race swing is the 13th Annual Randy Witkum Memorial on Thursday March 9 at Jennerstown Speedway.

This race is one of the longest running in SUPRS history and the 125 lap grind honors the late Randy Witkum. Witkum was a young supermodified racer that tragically lost his life while participating in an International Supermodified Association event at Jennerstown in 1999.

The winner of the 13th Annual Randy Witkum Memorial will join Domenic Gioia, Rob Warren, and Steve Callahan as a guaranteed starter for the season ending Summit Classic 125.

Defending Randy Witkum Memorial winner and Keystone Nationals champion Rob Warren will have his work cut out for him as he and the rest of the SUPRS racers use their NASCAR Heat and rFactor winged supermodifieds throughout the three-nights of sim racing. Practice each night starts at 8:00pm with a full format of Time Trials, Heats, and Feature to follow.

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Keystone Nationals History:

  • 2005 Keystone Nationals Champion: Sean Gibbs
  • 2006 Keystone Nationals Champion: Myles Maxon
  • 2007 Keystone Nationals Champion: Myles Maxon
  • 2008-09 Keystone Nationals Champion: Steve Callahan
  • 2009-10 Keystone Nationals Champion: Myles Maxon
  • 2010-11 Keystone Nationals Champion: Myles Maxon
  • 2011-12 Keystone Nationals Champion: Rob Warren
  • 2012-13 Keystone Nationals Champion: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2013-14 Keystone Nationals Champion: Bob Gangwer
  • 2014-15 Keystone Nationals Champion: Bob Gangwer
  • 2016-16 Keystone Nationals Champion: Rob Warren

Randy Witkum Memorial-Jennerstown Speedway-History:

  • 2004 Randy Witkum Memorial 63 Champion: John Davidson
  • 2005 Randy Witkum Memorial 63 Champion: Gary Waldron
  • 2006 Randy Witkum Memorial 63 Champion: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2007 Randy Witkum Memorial 125 Champion: Bobby Gangwer
  • 2008-09 Randy Witkum Memorial 125 Champion: Gary Waldron
  • 2009-10 Randy Witkum Memorial 125 Champion: Myles Maxon
  • 2010-11 Randy Witkum Memorial 125 Champion: Chris Meyers
  • 2011-12 Randy Witkum Memorial 125 Champion: Rob Warren
  • 2012-13 Randy Witkum Memorial 125 Champion: Rob Warren
  • 2013-14 Randy Witkum Memorial 125 Champion: Steve Callahan
  • 2014-15 Randy Witkum Memorial 125 Champion: Bobby Gangwer
  • 2015-16 Randy Witkum Memorial 125 Champion: Rob Warren

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