SUPRS Racers Going on a Blind Date

Second of Five Race Empire State Super Series Regional Tour is Blind Date

January 21, 2018 – Goshen, IN…The second race of the year-long Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), 2017-18 Empire State Super Series, (ESS), Regional Tour is a Blind Date night. And like a real blind date, the drivers don’t know exactly what to expect.

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Tradition of Blind Date Night Goes Way Back

The SUPRS Blind Date Night has been a tradition since the very start of the oldest supermodified sim racing sanction when it ran four races in one night on New Year’s Eve. Those races were known as the New Year’s Eve 4-n-1 Bash.

2017-18 ESS Format

After the SUPRS Members decided they’d rather spend time with their family and friends on New Year’s Eve, drawing one out of a three potential tracks continued on for the ESS Tour and the tradition continued.

Long ESS Season

The ESS season is generally composed of anywhere between three to six races and run over the course of one year and two SUPRS Gold Crest Seasons. Each race uses the same format of Time Trials, handicapped Heat Races and an inverted start for the Feature.

The tour includes only those tracks in the state of New York and, since 2015, a mixture of NASCAR Heat and rFactor gaming platforms.

Three Former ESS Champs Expected

Defending ESS Champion Rob Warren, and 2013-14 ESS Champ Steve Callahan sit first and second in the current ESS points with 2015-16 ESS Champion Bob Gangwer fourth behind Kyle Clark. All four drivers should be racing Tuesday as they are also in the top five of the 2017-18 SUPRS Gold Crest Championship point standings

Powell Looking for New York Love

SUPRS most recent feature winner Keith Powell of Ohio has never won an ESS Tour feature. He is second in Gold Crest Championship points and would love nothing more than to avenge his loss in the first ESS show of the season.

CURRENT ESS POINTS

At that race, (the Christmas Special at Airborne Speedway in December), Powell led the race from the drop of the green flag until contact with Rob Warren on the white flag lap put him out of contention for the win.

See the Action Live

Mark your calendars for the ESS Blind Date Night, January 23, 2018. A 15 minute practice session starts at 8:15pm with Time Trials to follow at 8:45pm. Racing gets underway at 9:00pm and everyone is welcome to enjoy it all with SUPRS LIVE!

Cheer on your favorite SUPRS racers while you view timing, scoring, and of course our outstanding live streaming video of the ESS Blind Date night when we go “Live @ 9pm est via the SUPRS LIVE! page.

Get Social with SUPRS

Fans can learn more about the original supermodified sim sanction, the Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, by visiting 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. See us live and join our chat on Twitch.


Empire State Super Series Champion-Wing:

  • 2005-06 Empire State Super Series Champion: Sean Gibbs-ONT
  • 2006-07 Empire State Super Series Champion: Myles Maxon-NY
  • 2007-08 Empire State Super Series Champion: John Davidson-NY
  • 2008-09 Empire State Super Series Champion: Ray Sand, Jr.-NY
  • 2009-10 Empire State Super Series Champion: Ray Sand, Jr.-NY
  • 2010-11 Empire State Super Series Champion: Ray Sand, Jr.-NY
  • 2011-12 Empire State Super Series Champion: Ray Sand, Jr.-NY
  • 2012-13 Empire State Super Series Champion: Ray Sand, Jr.-NY
  • 2013-14 Empire State Super Series Champion: Steve Callahan-OH
  • 2015-16 Empire State Super Series Champion: Bob Gangwer-IN
  • 2016-17 Empire State Super Series Champion: Rob Warren-NY

Visit the SUPRS Points Archives Page to see final standings of ESS Championship through the years

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Buckeye 50, Mansfield Next for SUPRS

January 12, 2018 – Goshen, IN…The Buckeye 50 is next for the racers of the Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at Mansfield Motorsports Park.

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This marks the second year in a row that SUPRS has visited this high-banked half-mile track, and drivers are expecting a close battle from the drop of the green flag to the flash of the checkered.

See the Action Live

Mark your calendars for the Buckeye 50, January 16, 2018. A 15 minute practice session starts at 8:15pm with Time Trials to follow at 8:45pm. Racing gets underway at 9:00pm and everyone is welcome to be a part of the action.

Cheer on your favorite SUPRS racers while you view timing, scoring, instant track telemetry and of course our outstanding live streaming video of the Buckeye 50 via the SUPRS LIVE! page.

Get Social with SUPRS

You can learn more about this race on 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. Don’t miss our unique Instagram posts or sim racing tech on our Google + page. All of our live broadcasts are archived on our popular YouTube channel.

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Tenth Year for SUPRS Terry Gibson Memorial Sim Race

Goshen, IN – January 6, 2018…Featuring two nights of racing and honoring the late Terry Gibson, the Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), is set to run the 10th Annual Terry Gibson Memorial at Sandusky Speedway.

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Remembering a Racer

Gibson lost his life during a heat race for the Midwest Supermodified Association at Toledo Speedway on July 18, 2008. Terry is survived by his wife Linda, son, Ryan W. Gibson; a daughter, Lindsay N. Kincaid; his mother and father Todd & Brenda Gibson, two brothers, Gene Lee (Lucinda) Gibson, Sandusky; Larry (Lisa) Gibson, Marysville; and a sister, Deb (Randy McElroy) Brady, Richwood.  Terry was followed in death by his brother Jeff (Shannon) Gibson in 2012.

Two Nights of Supermodified Action

Everything kicks off at 8:30pm Tuesday, January 9 with practice for the Terry Gibson Fast 50. Many of the drivers use this race as a tune up for the next night and the winner of the 50 lapper becomes a guaranteed starter for the Terry Gibson Memorial 100 which takes place on Wednesday, January 10.

See SCHEDULE for Format and Details of Fast 50

Terry Gibson Memorial 100 Details

Broadcasting Both Nights

Fans can enjoy both nights of racing with SUPRS LIVE! Because these are NASCAR Heat based races, the live streaming video will feature all the stats and scoring that is normally found on the SUPRS LIVE! page.

Stay in the SUPRS Loop

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.


Terry Gibson Fast 50 History:

  • 2009 Terry Gibson Fast 50 Winner: Dave Biro III
  • 2010 Terry Gibson Fast 50 Winner: Jamie Hartley
  • 2011 Terry Gibson Fast 50 Winner: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2012 Terry Gibson Fast 50 Winner: Joe Achzet
  • 2013 Terry Gibson Fast 50 Winner: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2014 Terry Gibson Fast 50 Winner: Canceled
  • 2015 Terry Gibson Fast 50 Winner: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2016 Terry Gibson Fast 50 Winner: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2017 Terry Gibson Fast 50 Winner: Rob Warren

Terry Gibson Memorial 100 History-

  • 2009 Terry Gibson Memorial 100 Champion: Myles Maxon
  • 2010 Terry Gibson Memorial 100 Champion: John Davidson
  • 2011 Terry Gibson Memorial 100 Champion: Myles Maxon
  • 2012 Terry Gibson Memorial 100 Champion: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2013 Terry Gibson Memorial 100 Champion: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2014 Terry Gibson Memorial 100 Champion: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2015 Terry Gibson Memorial 100 Champion: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2016 Terry Gibson Memorial 100 Champion: Bobby Gangwer
  • 2017 Terry Gibson Memorial 100 Champion: Rob Warren
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Crazy Canuck Snowball Derby First Race of 2018

After 2-Week Break, SUPRS Returns to Action January 2, 2018

December 15, 2017 – Goshen, IN…The Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), resumes racing after a two-week Christmas break with the 14th Annual Crazy Canuck Snowball Derby and Can-Am Challenge on January 2, 2018 at Mosport Speedway. This zany, wild and crazy supermodified sim race is always unpredictable, never boring, and more fun than you can throw a snowball at.

SUPRS 2018 Crazy Canuck Snowball Derby Poster

Crazy Format

The Crazy Canuck Snowball Derby has the craziest format of the wing season. The SUPRS racers have to Time Trial, run a heat, qualify into a “Canadian Pursuit” as they race against each other and with a teammate.

The slowest driver from time-trials matches up with the fastest from time trials, the second fastest and the second slowest, and so on, to form the Snowball Derby Challenge teams.

Challenge Rewards Best Team Total

Each team member goes through the night trying to gain the most points possible . At the end of the night, the two-man team with the most combined points gets the overall Snowball Derby Challenge Championship bonus of 10 extra points to each driver.

Could Be a New Winner

Of the drivers sitting in the top five of the SUPRS 2017-18 Gold Crest Wing Supermodified Championship, only one, the current point leader, Rob Warren has won the Crazy Canuck Snowball Derby. Warren has the most feature wins this season so far, (five), and is hoping to win his third SUPRS feature in a row. With Jeff Weber being the only other active driver besides Warren that is a former winner of this race, it’s a distinct possibility that a new Crazy Canuck winner will emerge at the end of the night.

Watch the Snowballs Fly

The SUPRS  14th Annual Crazy Canuck Snowball Derby and Can-Am Challenge takes place on January 3, 2017  at Mosport Speedway and fans can see all the craziness with SUPRS LIVE! Our special page features timing, scoring, track telemetry and live sim racing streaming video, so it’s the perfect place to cheer on your favorite SUPRS racer and stay abreast of all the action.

Event Times

Practice from Mosport starts at 8:00pm. Time Trials will are scheduled for 8:15pm and Racing and live video begins at 9:00pm with the  Canadian Pursuit. Heats and the 50 lap feature follow.

Stay in the SUPRS Loop

Learn more about this race on 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 @SUPRSOnline.


Crazy Canuck Snowball Derby and Can-Am Challenge History

Year Winner Snowball Derby Team Challenge Champions Can-Am Challenge
2005 John Davidson N/A Team USA
2006 Sean Gibbs Jim Davidson/Bob Gangwer Team Canada
2007 Mike Jackson Dan Brigandi/Bob Gangwer Team USA
2008 Ray Sand, Jr. Ray Sand, Jr./Carl Becker Team USA
2009 Ray Sand, Jr. Myles Maxon/Gary Waldron Team Canada
2010 Myles Maxon Jamie Hartley/Bob Gangwer Team USA
2011 John Davidson Ed Riley/Bob Gangwer Team USA
2012 Jeff Weber Rob Warren/Gary Waldron Team USA
2013 Chris Meyers Rob Warren/Gary Waldron Team USA
2014 Ray Sand, Jr. Ray Sand, Jr./Dave Brigandi Team USA
2015 Myles Maxon Myles Maxon/Domenic Gioia Team USA
2016 Ray Sand, Jr. Ray Sand, Jr./Dave Brigandi Team USA
2017 Rob Warren Rob Warren/Dave Brigandi Team USA

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