Independence Day Twins Oldest Non-Wing Supermodified Sim Race

Independence Day Twin 35s a Tradition of Action and Excitement

June 30, 2017 – Goshen, IN…When it comes to the oldest event on the Supermodified Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), Gold Crest Non-Wing Championship calendar, nothing can hold a firecracker to the Independence Day Twins.

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The very first points race for the SUPRS Gold Crest Non-Wing Supermodified Championship came on July 6, 2005 with the running of the Independence Day Twin 25s. That makes this event the oldest for non-wing supermodified sim racing. Californian John Davidson and Canadian Sean Gibbs won those races at Jennerstown Speedway.

Jennerstown Speedway hosted the race two other times after that. Then beginning in 2008 the race moved to the newly designed Oswego Speedway. It’s been held there since except for 2011 when it ran at Bristol Motor Speedway.

The format has changed from Twin 25 lap features the first year to Twin 40s and even Twin 45 lappers. However, since 2010, Twin 35 lap contests have been the norm. All of those versions used the NASCAR Heat sim racing gaming platform.  But beginning last year the Independence Day Twins moved to the rFactor platform.

Plenty of Records and Excitement

Excitement, thrills, and record-setting moments have been commonplace throughout the history of this event. In just the second year of the event, SUPRS set the bar high with the first live broadcast of a non-wing supermodified sim racing event. ECT Radio partnered with SUPRS and Kris Heveron won the first of four Independence Day features. Then to the surprise of the radio audience, Gary Waldron won the second feature of the night.

Heveron won at least one of the Twin features starting in 2006. He tallied an impressive two-year run of four total wins. He was also the first driver in SUPRS history to claim the DoubleDown bonus when he swept both features in 2007.

With the lineups based on the SUPRS “Points Won Handicap System,” and drivers hungry for a win, the racing is never lacking in the thrills department. Often unpredictable and always interesting, the Independence Day Twins never disappoints.

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This year, you can enjoy all the fireworks of the SUPRS Independence Day Twin 35s with  SUPRS LIVE!  Follow your favorite SUPRS driver all night long with live video, track telemetry and scoring and timing.

For fans that have a Twitch.tv account, the SUPRS Chat is a great place to make new friends, talk sim racing, or real supermodified racing and enjoy the broadcast all on one page!

If you miss the live stream, the full replay is available within minutes  on the SUPRS Twitch channel and stays there for up to 14 days and the edited version is posted to the SUPRS YouTube Channel within 72 hours of each event.

Supermodified racing fans 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.


SUPRS Independence Day Twins History:

Date Track Format Race 1 Winner Race 2 Winner
7/6/2005* Jennerstown Speedway Twin 25s John Davidson Sean Gibbs
7/5/2006* Jennerstown Speedway Twin 40s Kris Heveron Gary Waldron
7/3/2007* Jennerstown Speedway Twin 45s Kris Heveron Kris Heveron
6/25/2008* Oswego Speedway Twin 30s Dave Soja Kris Heveron
7/1/2009* Oswego Speedway Twin 30s Devin Gee Dave Biro III
7/7/2010* Oswego Speedway Twin 35s Domenic Gioia Steve Callahan
 7/5/2011* Bristol Motor Speedway Twin 35s  Dave Biro III  Dave Soja
 2012 No Race    
7/2/2013* Oswego Speedway Twin 35s Domenic Gioia Steve Callahan
7/3/2014* Oswego Speedway Twin 35s Chris Meyers Myles Maxon
2015 No Race    
7/5/2016** Oswego Speedway Twin 35s Chad Phelps Chad Phelps

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Regular 45 Closes Out June for SUPRS

Goshen, IN June 23, 2017…This week the Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), closes out a busy month of June with a “Regular 45” format of supermodified sim racing at Oswego Speedway.

June 2017 Regular 45 posterIt should be a quick night of fast, exciting racing. The battle for the SUPRS Gold Crest Non-Wing Championship XIII is already heating up between 2015 champ Rob Warren and defending champion Keith Powell. Powell is coming off a win last week closing the gap substantially on leader Warren.

Watch, Listen, Enjoy

Be a part of the worldwide audience for the next SUPRS race with  SUPRS LIVE!  Follow your favorite SUPRS driver all night long with live video, track telemetry and scoring and timing.

For fans that have a Twitch.tv account, the SUPRS Chat is a great place to make new friends, talk sim racing, or real supermodified racing and enjoy the broadcast all on one page!

If you miss the live stream, the full replay is available within minutes  on the SUPRS Twitch channel and stays there for up to 14 days while the edited version is posted to the SUPRS YouTube Channel within 72 hours of each event.

Supermodified racing fans 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.

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SUPRS Goes Old School with 1st to Finish Race Servers “IrReGuLaR 45”

Goshen, IN June 17, 2017…This week the Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), goes back to the roots of supermodified racing at Oswego Speedway with the 1st to Finish Race Servers “IrReGuLaR 45.”

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This supermodified sim racing race is a throwback to the greatest days of racing at the Oswego Speedway. Oswego is known around the world as “The Home of the Supermodifieds,” Until the 1990s, a driver had to work his way through a heat, a semi-feature and sometimes a consolation race. And all that racing was just to make the feature!

If he had a high handicap, a driver would have to start deep in the field of each race. Watching drivers race through the pack to make the transfer, always made for a thrilling show. With large weekly car counts, making the starting field of 24 supermodifieds took a lot of skill and a fair amount of luck.

In 2012 SUPRS member Rob Warren suggested that qualifying format as a way to pay homage to the good old days. His idea was quickly adapted for one race a year by SUPRS officials.

“I remember being a kid at Oswego Speedway,” began Warren. “Back then a driver really had to work his tail off to make the feature.”  Warren remembers nights were even the acknowledged “greats” of supermodified racing struggled. “There were some nights when the greats like Bellinger, Shampine, Gioia and Ciprich had a hard time getting out of their heats.”

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“I thought it would be cool to try something along those lines for SUPRS,” he continued. “For people who remember how it used to be at “The Big O,” the race brings back some fond memories like mine.

“For people who have never been there or seen a real supermodified show, we can help teach them about what made Oswego Speedway one of the greatest short tracks in the country,” Warren explained.

To his credit, Warren has sponsored the race that was his idea from the beginning. “It was my idea so I thought I should put some money where my mouth is and sponsor the race,” he mused. “I thought we’d call it “IrReGuLaR” because neither Oswego or SUPRS runs a show that way anymore. Plus it just sounded fun!”

Only One Repeat Winner

Until last year, there had never been a repeat winner of the race . Ray Sand, Jr. broke that record when he made a daring pass under leader Keith Powell on a restart with just three laps left. Sand, Jr. also won the first one, while Domenic Gioia brought home the win in 2013. Like Sand, Jr. in 2016,  Joe Achzet won a thriller in 2015 also with a pass late in the race. 2014 is the only year the race hasn’t been run.

Don’t miss the 1st to Finish Race Servers “IrReGuLaR 45”  on Tuesday June 27, 2017. The SUPRS Race Server will open at 7pm for Systems Checks, with Official Practice starting at 8pm.  The driver’s meeting takes place at 8:30pm and the first heat race starts at 9pm.

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Be a part of the worldwide audience for the 1st to Finish Race Servers “IrReGuLar 45″with  SUPRS LIVE!  Follow your favorite SUPRS driver all night long with live video, track telemetry and scoring and timing.

For fans that have a Twitch.tv account, the SUPRS Chat is a great place to make new friends, talk sim racing, or real supermodified racing and enjoy the broadcast all on one page!

If you miss the live stream, the full replay is available within minutes  on the SUPRS Twitch channel and stays there for up to 14 days while the edited version is posted to the SUPRS YouTube Channel within 72 hours of each event.

Supermodified racing fans 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.


Defending Race Winner: Ray Sand, Jr.

1st to Finish Race Servers IrReGuLaR 45 History:

2012-Ray Sand, Jr. (50 laps-NASCAR Heat)

2013-Domenic Gioia (NASCAR Heat)

2014-No Race

2015-Joe Achzet (rFactor)

2016-Ray Sand, Jr. (rFactor)

SUPRS Remembers Jim Shampine

Goshen, IN – June 9, 2017…The Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), tradition of honoring one of the greatest innovators, drivers, and champions in all of supermodified racing continues with the 12th Annual Jim Shampine Memorial on June 13, 2017 at Oswego Speedway.

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BreezeGraphics.com helps SUPRS pays homage to a supermodified legend with the Jim Shampine Memorial.

This long-running SUPRS race pays homage to supermodified builder, racer and innovator, the late Jim Shampine and it’s one event that every supermodified sim racer would love to win.

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Jim Shampine was a seven-time Oswego Speedway Champion that not only won more feature events at Oswego Speedway, (87), than any other driver, but also had three Oswego Speedway International Classic 200 wins to his name, was a two-time winner of the Star Speedway International Classic 200, and after perfecting his ground-breaking “radical offset roadster”, strung together 11 feature wins in a row at Oswego Speedway and set the stage for the future of supermodified design.

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Shampine also helped found and was the 1977 International Supermodified Association champion.

Prior to his death in the 1982 Modified 200 at Oswego Speedway, Shampine’s legacy was already well established and continues on to this day as one the one most talked about in all supermodified circles across the country.

The winner of this year’s event receives a custom trophy courtesy of 1st to Finish Race Servers and becomes a  SUPRS 13th Annual Topless! 200 Guaranteed Starter. Also, a special award goes to the eighth place finisher.

Rob Warren is the defending race winner and will try to defend his title at the SUPRS 12th Annual Jim Shampine Memorial 80 on Tuesday June 13, 2017. The SUPRS Race Server will open at 7pm for an hour of Systems Checks, with Official Practice starting at 8pm.  Then at 8:45pm the drivers will all attempt to set a new track record at SUPRS version of Oswego Speedway where the Elite 8 qualifiers get locked into the feature event. At 9:00pm heat races will qualify the rest of the field of 20.

Watch, Listen, Enjoy

Be a part of the worldwide audience for SUPRS 12th Annual Jim Shampine Memorial with SUPRS LIVE! It’s a great way for fans to keep up with their favorite SUPRS driver with live video, track telemetry and scoring and timing.

For fans that have a Twitch.tv account, the SUPRS Chat is a great place 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, the full replay is available for 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.

Fans can learn more about the original online supermodified sim sanction, the Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, when they visit 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.


Jim Shampine Memorial-Non-Wing-Jennerstown Speedway/Oswego Speedway

  • 2006 Jim Shampine Memorial Champion-Jennerstown Speedway: Dave Soja
  • 2007 Jim Shampine Memorial Champion-Jennerstown Speedway: Myles Maxon
  • 2008 Jim Shampine Memorial Champion-Oswego Speedway: Myles Maxon
  • 2009 Jim Shampine Memorial Champion-Oswego Speedway: Kris Heveron
  • 2010 Jim Shampine Memorial Champion-Oswego Speedway: John Davidson
  • 2011 Jim Shampine Memorial Champion-Oswego Speedway: John Davidson
  • 2012 Jim Shampine Memorial Champion-Oswego Speedway: Dave Biro III
  • 2013 Jim Shampine Memorial Champion-Oswego Speedway: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2014 Jim Shampine Memorial Champion-Oswego Speedway: Myles Maxon
  • 2015 Jim Shampine Memorial Champion-Oswego Speedway: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2016 Jim Shampine Memorial Champion-Oswego Speedway: Rob Warren
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