Bob Gangwer Steals Lead from Rob Warren to Claim Terry Gibson Memorial
Sandusky, OH – January 13, 2016…In as surprise twist of events, Bob Gangwer came out on top of a dog fight with Rob Warren and won the Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), 8th Annual Terry Gibson Memorial Wednesday at Sandusky Speedway.
“This is pretty incredible,” began Gangwer. “Two things, number one, this is for Terry and my friends the Gibsons. I have a love-hate relationship with these memorial races. I hope we never have to add another one.”
He then added, “Number two, I had one whale of a good time racing with Rob and even though he may not be happy, he’s my friend and I would never knock him or anyone else out of the way for a win, especially at this race, to me it was a clean pass,” said the driver of the Wing Side Up Enterprises roadster.
What Gangwer was eluding to was a controversial pass late in the race that gave him the win. In many ways, it was similar to last night’s Terry Gibson Fast 50 where Warren was leading and Ray Sand, Jr. got by Warren with a pass low in turn one.
The Pulaski, NY driver wasn’t happy, but put it all in perspective saying, “I got out in front and just told myself to click off some laps, but I couldn’t shake Bob. Then with about ten to go, I was just trying to time the pass on the lapped car and I got a little bump from behind.
“That pushed me up and I lost my momentum and he got under me. Then I totally lost my mind down the backstretch trying to figure out how to get around Dave, (Brigandi who was being lapped), and back around Bob. So much so that I ran up the front stretch wall.
“The car was in rough shape but it was a really fun race, there’s just no room to make any errors here.”
The only solace Warren could find was that he finished ahead of Ray Sand Jr. and keeps his points championship hopes alive. “I’m trying to keep Ray honest,” he said.
Gangwer and Warren made the 100 lap race a two-car show and that surprised everyone including four-time and defending Terry Gibson Memorial Champion Ray Sand, Jr. who finished over six seconds behind in third place.
“Everybody did their homework tonight those guys up front were hard to beat. Sandusky is a tough place, I couldn’t catch them,” he stated.
“Four in a row that’s pretty awesome. I’m glad to do this for Terry and just proud to be a part of it. Congratulations to Bobby and to Rob too, they really had a great race,” concluded Sand, Jr.
Up next for the SUPRS competitors will be going on a Blind Date! A random New York track will be drawn on race night for the Empire State Super Series race. Practice gets underway at 8pm.
Watch for full results and post race report of the Terry Gibson Fast 50 as well the 8th Annual Terry Gibson Memorial 100 coming soon to SUPRS.net.
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Event: Terry Gibson Memorial
Track: Sandusky Speedway
|Position||Car||Driver||Results||Best Lap||Laps Led|
|3.||18||Ray Sand, Jr.||+6.193||14.3347||0|