Four Night Keystone Nationals PA Swing Culminates with Randy Witkum Memorial
GOSHEN, IN – November 10, 2006…The Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), 2006-2007 Winged Season is now in full swing and now the drivers will traverse the mountains and valleys of picturesque Pennsylvania for the 2nd Annual Keystone Nationals Swing.Early on, 38 different drivers have attempted to make feature events through time trials, heat races, and consolation races. Only twenty drivers are able to partake in feature action with eight of those drivers locked in through qualifying.
The season so far has had a lot of unexpected surprises just four races into a 45 race schedule. One of those surprises is Oswego, New York’s “Mighty” Myles Maxon, driver of the Tamarack Golf Club, The Swamp, JimmyV.org 79 machine.
Maxon is leading the SUPRS Championship standings by a convincing 96 points. He has also set four new track records in four races into the wing season forcing the other SUPRS competitors to play catch up.
Starting Monday November 13, Maxon’s challengers will be attempting to do just that as they travel across Pennsylvania while racing at four different tracks in four different nights for the 2nd Annual Keystone Nationals.
The first big SUPRS ‘swing’ of the season will open up at a new venue called Harrisburg Speedway, a fast, flat and tricky half mile speedway. Tuesday they will head to RT 93 Raceway also a half mile that many drivers claim to be similar in shape and speed as the legendary Flemington Speedway. On Wednesday, they will head over to the narrow high banks of Selinsgrove Speedway, a track that will surely challenge the bravest SUPRS drivers.
Then on Thursday, the Keystone Nationals will culminate with the event that all the drivers will be trying to win, The 2nd Annual Randy Witkum Memorial 125 at Jennerstown Speedway presented by HGI.
This prestigious race will honor the late Randy Witkum. Witkum tragically lost his life while participating in an ISMA feature event at Jennerstown in 1999. Not only will the drivers be looking to take home the win, but they will also be racing for a guaranteed starting spot in the season ending Summit Classic 125 at LaPorte Speedway.
Last year’s winner, Wyoming, Michigan’s Gary Waldron, will be looking to defend his Randy Witkum Memorial title. This season has been tough on Waldron but he’s looking to bounce back up into the standings with the big win at the Laurel Highlands half mile.
One of Waldron’s key challengers will be Canadian Sean Gibbs who took home the Keystone Nationals Championship last year. Gibbs has been a part-time competitor this season so far but is gearing up to defend his crown.
Gibbs will have his hand full with the many real-world supermodified drivers that do battle online with SUPRS. Charlie Schultz, Jon Henes, Matt Palmer, Dave Shullick Jr, Randy Burch, and MSA car owner Joe Gillingham have joined the fray along with ISMA’s Joey Payne, Randy Ritskes, and Lou Cicconi as well as former ISMA and Oswego Speedway champion and Budweiser International Classic winner, Doug Heveron.
To add to the excitement of online racing, as well as help to further the SUPRS Mission statement, SUPRS is offering lap sponsorships for the Randy Witkum Memorial 125. For just $1 per lap, you too can be a big part of this event and league. Many people consider this a great way to promote their business or even give back to their real race car sponsors!
You can reserve as many laps of your choice to honor a fallen family member, friend, or you can just let your favorite MSA, ISMA, Oswego, WSSRL, and ERA drivers know you their fan! You can also show your support to the SUPRS drivers as well by sponsoring a lap in their name!
All lap sponsorship requests can be emailed to Chris Meyers. Include your lap number preferences, number of laps you would like, and a saying to go with each lap. Get these laps while they are available.
The Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series or SUPRS was formed in 2004 as a way to promote real supermodified racing in the online sim racing world. SUPRS is a series unique in its vision and goals inasmuch as it is dedicated to bringing new fans into the sport of supermodified racing by providing realistic car design and racing formats.
Through special races, the types of prizes awarded, and cash donations, SUPRS strives to give back to the drivers, teams, tracks, and fans that support supermodified racing. SUPRS will continue to use this venue as a way to encourage more new fans to partake in this great adventure called supermodifieds and to help them better understand the cars, the tracks, the drivers and the people involved with supermodified racing.