December 10, 2017 – Goshen, IN…The Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), tradition of ending the year with their Christmas Special continues on December 12, 2017. For the second year in a row the race takes place at a new venue and for the first time, it’s part of the Empire State Super Series tour.
First Time at Airborne
Airborne Speedway is the site of the action on Tuesday and is the first time that SUPRS has raced at this Plattsburgh, NY track. Airborne hosted the International Supermodified Association several times, so it’s not so unusual to be racing virtual supermodifieds there. Also, because it’s a New York track, this race kicks off the 2017-18 Empire State Super Series and is the first of an expanded five race schedule for the regional tour championship.
Tricky and Technical
Getting around Airborne Speedway smoothly has proven to be a challenge for the SUPRS racers during pre-race testing. With flat, tight corners that cap the drag strip straights, the track is certainly one of the more technical that the sim racers visit this season.
They have found that braking is just as important as mashing the throttle. If a driver wants to win, he’ll need all of his skills to negotiate the tricky turns using precise braking, steering, and throttle control throughout the quick 25 lap sprint.
On Dancer, On Prancer
The six lap Reindeer Dash sets the starting positions for the Fast 4 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.
Christmas Gift for Winner
Whomever takes the checkered flag first on Tuesday, he’ll take home a Burgers’ Smokehouse Christmas Ham for his accomplishment.
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.
The SUPRS Christmas Special takes place December 12, 2017 beginning with practice which starts at 8:15pm. Qualifying follows at 8:45pm and Racing gets underway at 9:00pm with the Reindeer Dash.
Our Present to You
SUPRS LIVE! is our gift to all of our fans and friends. You can you track your favorite SUPRS racer with timing, scoring, instant track telemetry, and live streaming video via the SUPRS LIVE! page.
Keep Up to Date
Stay in the loop with 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 Twitter @SUPRSOnline. We’re also on Instagram, YouTube, Google+, and Twitch.
SUPRS Christmas Special History:
|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|
|2016||Rob Warren||Mopar Speedway (rF)||25|