North Carolina Swing Tests SUPRS Racers

Three Nights, Five Tracks, One Champion, North Carolina Swing Toughest on Schedule

November 1, 2015 – Goshen, IN…The Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), 12th Annual North Carolina Swing is rightfully considered the toughest multi-race swing on the schedule.

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The three-night extravaganza of supermodified sim racing features five different tracks in three nights of racing all based in North Carolina. As the racers vie for the coveted North Carolina Swing Championship Crown they will also be racing for points in the Gold Crest Wing Supermodified Championship.

The series kicks off Tuesday, November 3rd at Dasera Speedway and Caraway Speedway, moves to Concord Motorsports Park and Coastal Plains Speedway the next night and finishes off  at Hickory Motor Speedway on Thursday, November 5th where the winner of challenging “Hickory Hustle 75″ will be crowned North Carolina Swing Champion.

To date, there has been just one driver to win the North Carolina Swing Championship more than once. “Mighty” Myles Maxon. He first did it back to back in 2009 and 2010. Last year Maxon was on a hot-streak with his Tamarack Golf Club. “Swamp Monster” having won three of the first four races of the season.

Without winning a race during the Swing, he battled his way through the pack to take the lead from 2012 NC Swing Champion Carl Becker on lap 38, and then went on to win the Hickory Hustle and claim his third North Carolina Swing Championship.

The most recent winner on the SUPRS trail, Rob Warren, has swept the second night of the Swing for the last two years and will be just as much of a threat to win the overall championship again this year.

Steve Callahan has one of the best finishing records in the history of The Hickory Hustle, yet has never been able to win the race or the North Carolina Swing Championship. He had another great run last year and his third place finish was not indicative of the incredible race he ran.

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With 20 bonus points on the line to the driver that can pull off this challenging feat, the SUPRS stars will be out in full force vying for an invitation to the Hickory Hustle.

The Hickory Hustle takes the top eight in points after the first four races and pits them against each other with a random start at Hickory Motor Speedway. It’s just one more reason the North Carolina Swing crown is one of the most sought after, and hardest to win, for the SUPRS drivers.

Further details can be found on the SUPRS schedule page and by visiting the Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series Facebook page by clicking facebook.com/SUPRSOnline and by following @SUPRSOnline.

 SUPRS North Carolina Swing History-

  • 2005 North Carolina Swing Champion: JP Curry
  • 2006 North Carolina Swing Champion: Sean O’Kane
  • 2007 North Carolina Swing Champion: Mike Jackson
  • 2008 North Carolina Swing Champion: Gary Waldron
  • 2009 North Carolina Swing Champion: Myles Maxon
  • 2009-10 North Carolina Swing Champion: Myles Maxon
  • 2010-11 North Carolina Swing Champion: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2011-12 North Carolina Swing Champion: Chris Meyers
  • 2012-13 North Carolina Swing Champion: Carl Becker
  • 2013-14 North Carolina Swing Champion: Bob Gangwer
  • 2014-15 North Carolina Swing Champion: Myles Maxon

NORTH CAROLINA SWING SCHEDULE, FORMAT, PROCEDURES

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Dion Parish Memorial is Next Race for SUPRS

Former winners Meyers, Becker, Callahan, and Gangwer expected to compete

December 8, 2014 – Goshen, IN… The Dion Parish Memorial 62 is the longest running and most prestigious memorial event for the Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing League and will take place at Rander Speedway on December 9, 2014.

2014-SUPRS-Dion-Parish-Memorial-posterThis race honors the late Dion Parish. Dion was a supermodified racer that lost his life in a testing accident at Kalamazoo Speedway in 2002 while preparing for a late season event at Sandusky Speedway.  His dedication to the supermodified division and “Never Give Up” attitude was the inspiration for the founding of the SUPRS league and is a constant reminder to all members that there are more important things in life than winning races.

Dion Parish in his supermodified at M40 Speedway Fall Open Nationals

Dion Parish rolls into the pits after practice for the M40 Speedway Fall Open Nationals in 1999.

In the 11 year history of the race there is but one SUPRS racer that has more than one win and that is reigning Gold Crest Wing Supermodified Series champion Ray Sand, Jr. of Rochester, NY.  Sand, Jr. first won the Dion Parish Memorial 62 in 2006. Then in 2007 Sand, Jr. used the win to propel him to his first SUPRS Championship and has since become the most winning driver in league history. Sand, Jr. is the defending winner of the race but has struggled to make it to the track in 2014 due to equipment issues.

While Sand, Jr. will certainly be one of the favored drivers to win this race, Carl “Bonzai” Becker is the defending champion of the event and has a decent start to season so far, racking up two wins and holding onto a top five spot in the championship pace. Becker of Lansing, MI will be one to watch in the 62 lap feature race and has the added inspiration of having known Dion Parish personally.

2011 winner “Steady” Steve Callahan had a great run last year, coming home in third and is expected to compete for the win once again. Callahan has had a battle on his hands all season with 2004 Dion Parish Memorial winner Bob Gangwer. The two each have a pair of wins and have swapped second place in the point standings throughout the first 12 races. Both will most likely be in attendance when the green flag drops at Rander Speedway on Tuesday.

“Crazy” Chris Meyers, the 2008 winner is also expected to compete and will be looking for his first feature win in the 2014-15 Gold Crest Wing Championship season.

One driver that has never won this prestigious online sim race is “Mighty” Myles Maxon. Maxon has been very close several times and many of those close ones have come after a great battle with Ray Sand, Jr. With Sand, Jr. uncertain about being able to race and Maxon’s domination so far this season, it could be the year that the driver of the “Swamp Rat” gets his first Dion Parish Memorial win.

The SUPRS racers will take on the racey Rander Speedway December 8, 2014 beginning with practice which starts at 8:00pm. Time Trials will follow at 8:30pm and Racing gets underway at 9:00pm.

Fans of supermodified racing and online sim racers alike are encouraged to learn more about the Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series by visiting www.SUPRS.net“Liking” SUPRS on Facebook, Circling SUPRS on Google+Following @SUPRSOnline on Twitter, and Viewing SUPRS videos on YouTube.

Former Dion Parish Memorial Champions:

  • 2004 Dion Parish Memorial Champion: Bobby Gangwer
  • 2005 Dion Parish Memorial Champion: Sean O’Kane
  • 2006 Dion Parish Memorial Champion: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2007 Dion Parish Memorial Champion: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2008 Dion Parish Memorial Champion: Chris Meyers
  • 2009 Dion Parish Memorial Champion: John Davidson
  • 2010 Dion Parish Memorial Champion: Keith Powell
  • 2011 Dion Parish Memorial Champion: Steve Callahan
  • 2012 Dion Parish Memorial Champion: Carl Becker.
  • 2013 Dion Parish Memorial Champion: Ray Sand, Jr.
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Bonzai Becker Hits the Bullseye, Bags Turkey Shoot 50

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Carl Becker Wins 11th Annual Turkey Shoot 50 at Tri-Park Speedway Johnsonville, TN – November 18, 2014…Carl Becker of Lansing, MI had perfect aim as he set his sights on the finish line and a win in the 11th Annual Turkey Shoot 50 for  the Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series at …

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“Bonzia” Becker, Bobby G. Bag North Carolina Swing Wins

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Carl Becker and Bob Gangwer Win Thrillers on North Carolina Swing Opening Night Caraway, NC – November 4, 2014…Carl Becker and Bob Gangwer kicked off the Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series 11th Annual North Carolina Swing with wins in the first two races at Dasera Speedway and Caraway Speedway Tuesday …

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