Goshen, IN – December 13, 2015…The Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), will end the year with the 12th Annual Christmas Special 25 at Bracket Hill Raceway in New Hampshire Tuesday December 15, 2015.
In the 12 year history of the race there has never been a repeat winner in the quick 25 lap sprint for non-wing sim supermodifieds and that streak could be broken this year as both Ray Sand, Jr. and Rob Warren have dominated the win column for SUPRS.
Warren is the most recent SUPRS winner, taking the Dion Parish Memorial last week and while Sand, Jr. is the 2008 Christmas Special winner, the current track record holder at Bracket Hill Raceway and in nine Christmas Special races run, has finished out of the top five just once and out of the top three a mere four times.
Last year both drivers figured into the outcome of the race. After starting from the pole position and fending off Sand, Jr., Warren parked his First to Finish Docks & Hoists machine in victory lane for the 12th Annual Christmas Special.
Then, in the true spirit of the Christmas season, after accepting the accolades and awards for his win, including a Burgers’ Smokehouse Christmas Ham, he promptly asked that the ham be sent to Jeff Russell, a supermodified racer that continues to recover from Traumatic Brain Injury suffered at Las Vegas Bullring in 2010.
Former winners Steve Callahan and Bob Gangwer are expected to challenge Sand, Jr. and Warren for the win. Dave Brigandi and Domenic Gioia, both sitting in the top of the SUPRS Gold Crest Wing Championship Points Standings, should never be counted out, even though neither has run more than two Christmas Specials.
The Christmas Special will feature a full format including time trials, Fast 4 Reindeer Dash and Heat Races, then closes with the short 25 lap sprint to the checkered flag in the feature race at Bracket Hill Raceway. Again this year, the winner will receive a Christmas Ham from Burgers’ Smokehouse delivered in time to enjoy for Christmas Dinner.
Practice for the 12th Annual Christmas Special gets rolling at 8:00pm. with practice which starts at 8:00pm. Time Trials are at 8:30pm and Racing gets underway at 9:00pm. Full details can be found on the SUPRS schedule page.
Fans can learn more about the original and oldest 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.
Current Track Record: Bracket Hill Raceway*-Ray Sand, Jr. Rochester, NY: 12.119 sec. set-12/17/13
Defending Race Winner: Rob Warren
Christmas Special Race History:
- 2014-Rob Warren
- 2013-Gary Waldron
- 2012-Bob Gangwer
- 2011-John Davidson
- 2010-Steve Callahan
- 2009-Dave Biro III
- 2008-Ray Sand, Jr.
- 2007-Tom Heveron
- 2006-Kris Heveron
- 2005-Sean O’Kane
- 2004-Chris Nicastro