SUPRS Keystone Nationals Features Race Honoring Randy Witkum
Goshen, IN – March 4, 2016…After three weeks of racing west of the Mississippi, the Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), is settling back into their eastern stomping grounds and are ready to run the 11th Annual Keystone Nationals featuring the Randy Witkum Memorial beginning Tuesday.
This multi-race swing through the state of Pennsylvania challenges the SUPRS racers over the course of three nights on three very distinctive race tracks as they battle each other for the Keystone Nationals Championship and the valuable bonus points that go along with the crown.
The first race of the swing gets rolling at Harrisburg Speedway Tuesday March 8. This flat, fast and tricky half-mile has a tendency to swallow up any racer that gets too close to the inside rail or let’s the car drift too wide off of the corners. The 50 lap feature race is always full of excitement and close racing.
On Wednesday night the racers will compete at RT 93 Raceway which is also a half-mile. Many SUPRS racers compare it to the legendary and now defunct Flemington Speedway and while being somewhat square, say that the fast way around is to run a near perfect circle. They’ll be doing that for 5o laps and trying not to get too dizzy.
Finally, on Thursday evening, the Keystone Nationals will culminate with a race that is one of the longest running in SUPRS history; The Randy Witkum Memorial. It will be the 12th time SUPRS has run this 125 lap grind at the famed Jennerstown Speedway racing to honor the memory of the late Randy Witkum.
Witkum was a young supermodified racer, and part of an iconic supermodified racing family who tragically lost his life while participating in an International Supermodified Association heat race event at Jennerstown in 1999.
Last year Bob Gangwer joined Gary Waldron and Rob Warren as a two-time winner of the Randy Witkum Memorial and became the first driver to sweep all three races of the Keystone Nationals which gave him his second Keystone crown. It also made him just the second SUPRS racer to claim the Keystone Nationals more than once.
Myles Maxon is the all-time leader in Keystone Nationals Championships with four. The winner of the Randy Witkum Memorial will become a guaranteed starter for the season ending Summit Classic 125 in April.
The SUPRS racers will use the tried and true NASCAR Heat SUPRS V6 winged supermodified 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.
The Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series is the original supermodified sim racing sanction and supports real supermodified racing. You can learn more about SUPRS by visiting www.SUPRS.net, “Liking” SUPRS on Facebook, Circling SUPRS on Google+, Following @SUPRSOnline on Twitter, and viewing SUPRS videos on YouTube.
SUPRS-“Supermodified Sim Racing for the Right Reasons”
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
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