SUPRS Racers Take Aim at Bugers’ Smokehouse Prize at Turkey Shoot

Winner of SUPRS 13th Annual Turkey Shoot Gets Burgers’ Smokehouse Turkey

November 10, 2017 – Goshen, IN…The Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), racers are ready to bring out the big guns as they go on the hunt for a Burgers’ Smokehouse turkey at the 13th Annual Turkey Shoot Tuesday, November 14 at Memphis Motorsports Park.

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This race is one of the most anticipated of the season because of the award for being the winner. The driver in victory lane after 40 laps receives a Burgers’ Smokehouse turkey, delivered to the doorstep in time to enjoy it with the family for Thanksgiving dinner. Many times in the races history though, the winner hasn’t had the pleasure of tasting that delicious bird, opting instead to donate it to others in need.

Turkey Shoot & Memphis

For the first three years of the Turkey Shoot it was held at the big 3/4 mile track and varied in length from 63-40 laps. John Davidson won the very first show in 2005 with Chris Meyers picking up one of his first SUPRS feature wins in 2006. Florida’s Kris Heveron was the winner in 2007 in a 17 car field.

After seven years at Tri-Park Speedway, (a fictional asphalt tri-oval in Tennessee), the race returned to its roots on the Mississippi River in 2015. In that race, Ray Sand, Jr. became the All-Time Turkey Shoot winner when he bagged his third Burgers’ Smokehouse turkey and donated it to fellow SUPRS racer Myles Maxon who had recently lost his grandmother. The race itself went green to checkered after an aborted start.

Last year, in another fast show, Joe Achzet ran away from the field to win the race that had just two cautions and took just over 14 minutes to run.

Warren, Becker Take Shot at Second

This year marks the sixth time the supermodifieds have visited Memphis and 2012 winner, Rob Warren, could join Ray Sand, Jr. and Dave Biro III in the multi-time winner club. If he does, it will make four SUPRS feature wins in a row and put him just one win away from having a bounty put on his head for the second time in three years. Carl Becker also has a shot at being a two-time Turkey Shoot winner with his first coming in 2014 at Tri-Park.

Set Your Alarms

Practice for the SUPRS 13th Annual Turkey Shoot at Memphis Motorsports Park begins at 8:15pm on November 14, 2017. The Fast 4 qualifiers take the first racing green flag of the night at 9:00pm in the six lap Turkey Trot. A Heat Race and the thrilling 40 lap feature on the big 3/4 mile Memphis macadam follows.

Fly with the Turkeys

Supermodified and sim racing fans and friends can hang out just like a flock of turkeys while enjoying SUPRS Live! Featuring timing, scoring, track telemetry and streaming video, it’s the perfect page on the web to catch all of  action from the 13th Annual Turkey Shoot. To keep up with your favorite SUPRS racer in an instant just aim your browser to

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SUPRS Turkey Shoot History

  • 2016-Joe Achzet (Memphis Motorsports Park-rFactor wing)
  • 2015-Ray Sand, Jr. (Memphis Motorsports Park-rFactor non-wing)
  • 2014-Carl Becker (Tri-Park Speedway-NASCAR Heat)
  • 2013-Joey Callahan (Tri-Park Speedway-NASCAR Heat)
  • 2012-Rob Warren (Tri-Park Speedway-NASCAR Heat)
  • 2011-Dave Biro III (Tri-Park Speedway-NASCAR Heat)
  • 2010-Dave Biro III (Tri-Park Speedway-NASCAR Heat)
  • 2009-Ray Sand, Jr. (Tri-Park Speedway-NASCAR Heat)
  • 2008-Ray Sand, Jr. (Tri-Park Speedway-NASCAR Heat)
  • 2007-Kris Heveron (Memphis Motorsports Park-NASCAR Heat)
  • 2006-Chris Meyers (Memphis Motorsports Park-NASCAR Heat)
  • 2005-John Davidson (Memphis Motorsports Park-NASCAR Heat)


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Chaos at Christmas Special, Warren Wins

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Rob Warren Takes Caution Filled Christmas Special for Third Year in a Row December 13, 2016 – Franklin, MI…Rob Warren of Pulaski, NY survived a night of mayhem to win the 13th Annual Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), Christmas Special Tuesday at Mopar Speedway. For just the second time …

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SUPRS Christmas Special, New Track, New Qualifying Format

December 13, 2016 – Goshen, IN…The Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), will finish off 2016 with the 13th Annual Christmas Special 25 and for the first time since 2005, Bracket Hill Raceway in New Hampshire won’t be the track it’s contested on.

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With a continued shift towards more rFactor supermodified sim racing events, Mopar Speedway in Michigan will play host to the race, and while most of the format will stay the same as it’s been in the previous 12 editions of this fun race, there will be one small twist to the qualifying format.

The sanction has decided to use a ‘group qualifying’ format. Each group will consist of several cars at a time and will get six laps to try to make it into the Elite 8 fastest qualifiers.

The six lap Reindeer Dash sets the starting positions for the Elite 8 qualifiers based on their finish.

Everyone else will go to heat races to be lined up based on their season won points handicaps. The way they finish the heat race is the way they will start the 25 lap feature behind the Reindeer Dash drivers.

Rob Warren Breaks a Christmas Special Record

From the year the race began in 2004, up until last year, there had never been a repeat winner of the Christmas Special. Rob Warren of Pulaski, NY broke that record he held off 2008 winner Ray Sand, Jr. for the second year in a row.

Rob Warren in Christmas Special victory laneThen, 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.

Possible 2-Time Winners, Host of Potential New Winners

Former winners Steve Callahan and Bob Gangwer will challenge Warren for the win and hope to add their names to the multi-time winner list, but Domenic Gioia is coming off perhaps his biggest win ever, the Dion Parish Memorial last week, and will be riding an avalanche of confidence that could produce his first Christmas Special win even though he has only run three Christmas Specials to date.

Similarly, Joe Achzet and Keith Powell have never won the Christmas Special but are having a spectacular season so far as they battle Warren for the top spot in the SUPRS Gold Crest Wing Championship.

Achzet has three wins so far and three track records, while Powell has two and has only been out of the top five finishers just once since the season started in October so both  are strong threats to pick up their very first Christmas Special win.

Christmas Gift Awaits

Whomever takes the checkered flag first on Tuesday, he’ll take home a Burgers’ Smokehouse Christmas Ham for his accomplishment.

Burgers' Smokehouse hamThe fine folks at Burgers’ Ozark Country Hams have been providing simple traditions since 1952 when they built their first “ham house” on their farm in Missouri.

With complete attention to quality and customer service, this family owned company continues to do things the old-fashioned way taking great care in the time-honored traditions of curing, aging, and smoking superior quality products.

Unwrap the Action

The SUPRS Christmas Special takes place December 13, 2016 beginning with practice which starts at 8:00pm. Group Qualifying will follow at 8:30pm and Racing gets underway at 9:00pm with the Reindeer Dash.

Just like kids and adults can track Santa on Christmas Eve, you can ‘track’ your favorite SUPRS race with timing, scoring and instant track telemetry via the SUPRS LIVE! page.

Learn more about this race on the SUPRS schedule page.  Regular season updates as well as real supermodified and sim racing news are popular features on the Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series Facebook page and @SUPRSOnline.

SUPRS Christmas Special History:

Year Winner Track Laps
2004 Chris Nicastro Derry Raceway Park 25
2005 Sean O’Kane Bracket Hill Raceway 25
2006 Kris Heveron Bracket Hill Raceway 25
2007 Tom Heveron Bracket Hill Raceway 25
2008 Ray Sand, Jr. Bracket Hill Raceway 50
2009 Dave Biro III Bracket Hill Raceway 25
2010 Steve Callahan Bracket Hill Raceway 50
2011 John Davidson Bracket Hill Raceway 50
2012 Bobby Gangwer Bracket Hill Raceway 50
2013 Gary Waldron Bracket Hill Raceway 25
2014 Rob Warren Bracket Hill Raceway 25
2015 Rob Warren Bracket Hill Raceway 25

Turkey Shoot Won by The Rabbit

SUPRS 2016 Turkey Shoot Poster

“The Rabbit” Joe Achzet Wins Turkey Shoot and Burgers’ Smokehouse Thanksgiving Turkey Memphis, TN – November 15, 2016…Joe Achzet of Yorkville, NY lived up to his nickname “The Rabbit” taking off at the start to led all 40 laps and take the win in the 12th Annual Turkey Shoot for the Supermodified Ultimate …

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