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Independence Day Twins Oldest Non-Wing Supermodified Sim Race

Independence Day Twin 35s a Tradition of Action and Excitement

June 30, 2017 – Goshen, IN…When it comes to the oldest event on the Supermodified Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), Gold Crest Non-Wing Championship calendar, nothing can hold a firecracker to the Independence Day Twins.

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The very first points race for the SUPRS Gold Crest Non-Wing Supermodified Championship came on July 6, 2005 with the running of the Independence Day Twin 25s. That makes this event the oldest for non-wing supermodified sim racing. Californian John Davidson and Canadian Sean Gibbs won those races at Jennerstown Speedway.

Jennerstown Speedway hosted the race two other times after that. Then beginning in 2008 the race moved to the newly designed Oswego Speedway. It’s been held there since except for 2011 when it ran at Bristol Motor Speedway.

The format has changed from Twin 25 lap features the first year to Twin 40s and even Twin 45 lappers. However, since 2010, Twin 35 lap contests have been the norm. All of those versions used the NASCAR Heat sim racing gaming platform.  But beginning last year the Independence Day Twins moved to the rFactor platform.

Plenty of Records and Excitement

Excitement, thrills, and record-setting moments have been commonplace throughout the history of this event. In just the second year of the event, SUPRS set the bar high with the first live broadcast of a non-wing supermodified sim racing event. ECT Radio partnered with SUPRS and Kris Heveron won the first of four Independence Day features. Then to the surprise of the radio audience, Gary Waldron won the second feature of the night.

Heveron won at least one of the Twin features starting in 2006. He tallied an impressive two-year run of four total wins. He was also the first driver in SUPRS history to claim the DoubleDown bonus when he swept both features in 2007.

With the lineups based on the SUPRS “Points Won Handicap System,” and drivers hungry for a win, the racing is never lacking in the thrills department. Often unpredictable and always interesting, the Independence Day Twins never disappoints.

Watch, Listen, Enjoy

This year, you can enjoy all the fireworks of the SUPRS Independence Day Twin 35s with  SUPRS LIVE!  Follow your favorite SUPRS driver all night long with live video, track telemetry and scoring and timing.

For fans that have a Twitch.tv account, the SUPRS Chat is a great place to make new friends, talk sim racing, or real supermodified racing and enjoy the broadcast all on one page!

If you miss the live stream, the full replay is available within minutes  on the SUPRS Twitch channel and stays there for up to 14 days and the edited version is posted to the SUPRS YouTube Channel within 72 hours of each event.

Supermodified racing fans and online sim racers alike can 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.


SUPRS Independence Day Twins History:

Date Track Format Race 1 Winner Race 2 Winner
7/6/2005* Jennerstown Speedway Twin 25s John Davidson Sean Gibbs
7/5/2006* Jennerstown Speedway Twin 40s Kris Heveron Gary Waldron
7/3/2007* Jennerstown Speedway Twin 45s Kris Heveron Kris Heveron
6/25/2008* Oswego Speedway Twin 30s Dave Soja Kris Heveron
7/1/2009* Oswego Speedway Twin 30s Devin Gee Dave Biro III
7/7/2010* Oswego Speedway Twin 35s Domenic Gioia Steve Callahan
 7/5/2011* Bristol Motor Speedway Twin 35s  Dave Biro III  Dave Soja
 2012 No Race    
7/2/2013* Oswego Speedway Twin 35s Domenic Gioia Steve Callahan
7/3/2014* Oswego Speedway Twin 35s Chris Meyers Myles Maxon
2015 No Race    
7/5/2016** Oswego Speedway Twin 35s Chad Phelps Chad Phelps

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Phelps X’s Out Competition at Independence Day Twins

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Chad Phelps Sweeps Independence Day Twin 35s at Oswego Speedway Oswego, NY – July 5, 2016…It may have taken Chad Phelps six years and five months to get back into the Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), Victory Lane, but after sweeping the Independence Day Twins, he left no doubt that he …

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Independence Day Celebration Rolls on with SUPRS Races

Independence Day Twins Keeps Celebration Going for Extra Day

July 1, 2016 – Goshen, IN…The Supermodified Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), will celebrate America’s Birthday party one extra day with the running of the Independence Day Twin 35s on July 5 at Oswego Speedway.

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The Independence Day Twins event is the oldest on the SUPRS Gold Crest Non-Wing Championship calendar and returns after year hiatus. This year’s show also makes for the second week in a row that the SUPRS competitors will be running the double feature format.

The very first points race for the SUPRS Gold Crest Non-Wing Supermodified Championship came on July 6, 2005 with the running of the Independence Day Twin 25s at Jennerstown Speedway. Californian John Davidson and Canadian Sean Gibbs won those races.

Since then, the event has been held at Jennerstown Speedway two other times. Beginning in 2008 the race moved to the newly designed Oswego Speedway and has been held there since except for 2011 when it ran at Bristol Motor Speedway and 2012 and 2015 when the event was not held.

While the format has changed from Twin 25 lap features the first year to Twin 40s and even Twin 45 lappers, since 2010 the supermodified sim racers have battled each other in Twin 35 lap contests. However, this year will be the first time the Independence Day Twins will use the rFactor platform. All previous renditions have used NASCAR Heat.

In the history of the race, no driver has more wins than 2-time Gold Crest Non-Wing Champion Kris Heveron. Heveron won at least one of the Twin features starting in 2006. He then swept the 2007 event which featured twin 45 lap races,  and won the second feature in 2008 for an impressive three-year run of four total wins. Heveron remains the only driver in SUPRS history to sweep the two features. No driver has ever had a perfect night of winning his heat and both features.

Other winners include Gary Waldron (2006), Dave Soja (2008), Devin Gee and Dave Biro III (2009), Steve Callahan and Domenic Gioia (2010), Dave Biro III and Dave Soja (2011), and Domenic Gioia and Steve Callahan again in 2013, and Myles Maxon and Chris Meyers in 2014.

After a year off, the Independence Day Twin 35s return to Oswego Speedway on July 5 and will again feature a unique and interesting format based on the points won handicap system. As has been the long-standing tradition of the Independence Day Twins, a SUPRSCharger award and SUPRSChallenge bonus award available for each 35 lap feature.

This event has always been an important one for the SUPRS racers because of the points available and with just 33 points separating the top four in the Championship standings, fans can bet that this edition will be no different.

Current Gold Crest Non-Wing Supermodified Champion Rob Warren has won two races this year and for two weeks in a row was on his way to standing on the top spot again when disaster struck. Crashing in two out of three features run, he has taken a huge hit in the points and dropped to third overall.

The big mover up the points ladder was Steve Callahan. Callahan won the second

Steve Callahan and Myles Maxon at Oswego Speeway

Steve Callahan held off a hard charging Myles Maxon in the second Twin 35 at Oswego Speedway in 2013.

Mid-Season Championship Twin 35 last week which helped him claim the overall Mid-Season Championship and the ten bonus points that go with it, catapulting him three places from fourth overall to the top of the heap and P1. Callahan has done well in the past having won a feature in 2010, 2013.

Callahan’s teammate, Keith Powell, is yet to claim a feature win, but with two third places finishes last week, has positioned himself in second overall in the Gold Crest Non-Wing Championship and sits just eight points behind his CPR Motorsports partner, Callahan.

Fourth place in points is Bob Gangwer. Like Powell, he hasn’t won a feature, but has finished second in half of the races run and until last week, was in the top three in points.

Three time Gold Crest Non-Wing Champion Ray Sand, Jr., after winning a feature for the second week in a row last Tuesday, has finally cracked the top five in the point standings after several DNF earlier in the season. His constant struggle with an aging gaming rig leaves many unknowns surrounding his chances of having a good run this week.

Supermodified and sim racing fans can view timing and scoring of the SUPRS Non-Wing Mid-Season Championship and every SUPRS rFactor race this season with SUPRS LIVE! You’ll be able to keep up with your favorite SUPRS racer in an instant by going to www.SUPRS.net/site/live.

Fans can learn more about the original online supermodified sim racing sanction and real supermodified racing, when they visit www.SUPRS.net. You can be a part of 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.


SUPRS Independence Day Twins History:

Date Track Format Race 1 Winner Race 2 Winner
7/6/2005 Jennerstown Speedway Twin 25s John Davidson Sean Gibbs
7/5/2006 Jennerstown Speedway Twin 40s Kris Heveron Gary Waldron
7/3/2005 Jennerstown Speedway Twin 45s Kris Heveron Kris Heveron
6/25/2008 Oswego Speedway Twin 30s Dave Soja Kris Heveron
7/1/2009 Oswego Speedway Twin 30s Devin Gee Dave Biro III
7/7/2010 Oswego Speedway Twin 35s Domenic Gioia Steve Calllahan
 7/5/2011 Bristol Motor Speedway Twin 35s  Dave Biro III  Dave Soja
 2012 No Race
7/2/2013 Oswego Speedway Twin 35s Domenic Gioia Steve Callahan
7/3/2014 Oswego Speedway Twin 35s Chris Meyers Myles Maxon
2015 No Race

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Quick Results: Maxon, Meyers Win Independence Day Twins

FEATURE RACE ONE RESULTS

Track: Oswego Speedway

Laps:   35

Pos  Car  Driver              Result             Best Lap  Laps Led

=================================================================

1    79  Myles Maxon         10:37.949   16.064     25

2    23  Chris Meyers          N/A            16.089      10

3   35  Rob Warren             N/A             16.074      0

4   18  Ray Sand, Jr.           N/A             16.171      15

5    55  Steve Callahan        N/A             16.191       0

6   25  Bob Gangwer            N/A            16.194       0

7    9  Domenic Gioia            N/A            16.165     10

8    02  Kyle Perry               N/A            16.200      0

8     52  Dave Brigandi        DNF            16.494      0


FEATURE RACE TWO RESULTS

Track: Oswego Speedway

Laps: 35

Pos  Car  Driver             Result             Best Lap Laps Led
=================================================================
1   23  Chris Meyers    10:42.308          16.090  35
2   79  Myles Maxon    +0.187                16.098   0
3   18  Ray Sand, Jr.     +0.256               16.047   0
4   35  Rob Warren       +2.599               16.136   0
5   55  Steve Callahan  +5.422               16.175   0
6   25  Bob Gangwer    +5.697                16.185   0
7    9  Domenic Gioia    +5.856                16.160   0
8  202  Kyle Perry       +8.253                16.215   0
9   94  Dave Brigandi   +1L                      16.533   0

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