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1st to Finish IrReguLaR 45 Has Throwback Format

SUPRS Goes Old School with 1st to Finish Race Servers “IrReGuLaR 45”

Goshen, IN June 17, 2017…This week the Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), goes back to the roots of supermodified racing at Oswego Speedway with the 1st to Finish Race Servers “IrReGuLaR 45.”

S2017 1st to Finish IrReGuLaR 45 poster

There’s nothing wrong with being “IrReGuLaR” when promoting your product or event with posters and flyers from BreezeGraphics.com

This supermodified sim racing race is a throwback to the greatest days of racing at the Oswego Speedway. Oswego is known around the world as “The Home of the Supermodifieds,” Until the 1990s, a driver had to work his way through a heat, a semi-feature and sometimes a consolation race. And all that racing was just to make the feature!

If he had a high handicap, a driver would have to start deep in the field of each race. Watching drivers race through the pack to make the transfer, always made for a thrilling show. With large weekly car counts, making the starting field of 24 supermodifieds took a lot of skill and a fair amount of luck.

In 2012 SUPRS member Rob Warren suggested that qualifying format as a way to pay homage to the good old days. His idea was quickly adapted for one race a year by SUPRS officials.

“I remember being a kid at Oswego Speedway,” began Warren. “Back then a driver really had to work his tail off to make the feature.”  Warren remembers nights were even the acknowledged “greats” of supermodified racing struggled. “There were some nights when the greats like Bellinger, Shampine, Gioia and Ciprich had a hard time getting out of their heats.”

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“I thought it would be cool to try something along those lines for SUPRS,” he continued. “For people who remember how it used to be at “The Big O,” the race brings back some fond memories like mine.

“For people who have never been there or seen a real supermodified show, we can help teach them about what made Oswego Speedway one of the greatest short tracks in the country,” Warren explained.

To his credit, Warren has sponsored the race that was his idea from the beginning. “It was my idea so I thought I should put some money where my mouth is and sponsor the race,” he mused. “I thought we’d call it “IrReGuLaR” because neither Oswego or SUPRS runs a show that way anymore. Plus it just sounded fun!”

Only One Repeat Winner

Until last year, there had never been a repeat winner of the race . Ray Sand, Jr. broke that record when he made a daring pass under leader Keith Powell on a restart with just three laps left. Sand, Jr. also won the first one, while Domenic Gioia brought home the win in 2013. Like Sand, Jr. in 2016,  Joe Achzet won a thriller in 2015 also with a pass late in the race. 2014 is the only year the race hasn’t been run.

Don’t miss the 1st to Finish Race Servers “IrReGuLaR 45”  on Tuesday June 27, 2017. The SUPRS Race Server will open at 7pm for Systems Checks, with Official Practice starting at 8pm.  The driver’s meeting takes place at 8:30pm and the first heat race starts at 9pm.

Watch, Listen, Enjoy

Be a part of the worldwide audience for the 1st to Finish Race Servers “IrReGuLar 45″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 while 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.


Defending Race Winner: Ray Sand, Jr.

1st to Finish Race Servers IrReGuLaR 45 History:

2012-Ray Sand, Jr. (50 laps-NASCAR Heat)

2013-Domenic Gioia (NASCAR Heat)

2014-No Race

2015-Joe Achzet (rFactor)

2016-Ray Sand, Jr. (rFactor)

Late Race Heroics Enough for Sand to Snag IrRegular 45

SUPRS IrRegular 45 2016 poster

Ray Sand, Jr., Keith Powell Provide Spectacular End to 1st to Finish Race Servers IrRegular 45 Oswego, NY – June 21, 2016…Ray Sand, Jr. took advantage of a late race restart and made a daring pass on leader Keith Powell with three laps to go to bring home the Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS) …

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SUPRS Goes Retro with IrRegular 45

Goshen, IN June 20, 2016…This week the Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), goes retro with the 1st to Finish Race Servers IrRegular 45 this week at Oswego Speedway.

SUPRS IrRegular 45 2016 poster

There’s nothing “IrRegular” about the promotional poster from BreezeGraphics.com

The entire night of supermodified sim racing is a throwback to the greatest days of racing at the Oswego Speedway. Oswego is known around the world as “The Home of the Supermodifieds,” and up until the 1990s a driver had to work his way through a heat, a semi-feature and sometimes even a consi to get into the feature event.  Throughout the night, if he was one of the top dogs with a high handicap, a driver would have to start deep in the field of each race, and do his best to race through the pack to make the transfer. It truly was one of the hardest shows in open wheel racing to make each week.

Starting in 2012 SUPRS member Rob Warren thought it would be a cool idea to emulate that qualifying process for one night a year as a way to pay homage to the good old days.

“I remember being a kid at Oswego Speedway and back then a driver really had to work his tail off to make the feature,” reminisced Warren. “There were some nights when even the greats like Bellinger, Shampine, Gioia and Ciprich had a hard time getting out of their heats and it was always a thrill to see guys try to make the show.”

CLICK HERE for Race Format

“I thought it would be cool to try something along those lines for SUPRS,” he continued. “For people who remember how it used to be at “The Big O”, it will be something that brings back some fond memories like mine and for people who have never been there or even seen a real supermodified show, we can help teach them about what made Oswego Speedway one of the greatest short tracks in the country.”

To his credit, Warren has sponsored the race that was his idea from the beginning. “It was my idea so I thought I should probably pony up and put some money where my mouth is and sponsor the race,” he mused. “I thought we’d call it ” IrRegular” because Oswego, nor SUPRS runs a show that way anymore so it’s out of the norm. Plus it just sounded fun!”

There has never been a repeat winner of the race with Ray Sand, Jr. winning the first one, Domenic Gioia being the 2013 victor and Joe Achzet winning a thriller in 2015 with a pass late in the race that took him to the checkered flag first. There was no race in 2014.

On August sixth of this year, the Oswego Speedway will remember it’s roots as it runs a “Retro Night” where the Novelis Supermodifieds will contend in a 45-lap main along with heats and Semi-Finals. Fans can also enjoy the Oswego Speedway Old Timers Reunion where they can meet many of the drivers from days gone by as they enjoy food catered by Lighthouse Lanes Bowling Center. There will also be a vintage supermodified display along with many pieces of historical memorabilia.

The 1st to Finish Race Servers IrRegular 45 will feature the best online supermodified sim racers on Tuesday June 21, 2016. The SUPRS Race Server will open at 7pm to test installations, with Official Practice starting at 8pm.  Then at 8:30pm there will a  drivers meeting with the first heat race to start at 9pm.

Supermodified and online racing fans can view timing and scoring of the 1st to Finish Race Servers IrRegular 45 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 sanction 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.


Previous Winners of 1st to Finish Race Servers IrRegular 45:

  • 2012-Ray Sand, Jr. (50 laps)
  • 2013-Domenic Gioia
  • 2014-No Race
  • 2015-Joe Achzet

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