Two-Day Event Will Crown 8th Annual Mr. Online Supermodified
Goshen, IN – July 26, 2015…The Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), will join with Xtreme Short Track Sim Racing, (XSTSR), to bring sim supermodified racers the two-day Mr. Online Supermodified spectacular this week on July 27, 28.
The 8th Annual Mr. Online Supermodified will be part of the six race 2015 Xtreme SUPRS Challenge Championship which is a joint venture between the two online sanctions and has its own point system and championship. Art Palmer, Brian Strickland, and Chris Meyers are tied at the top with 73 points each after the first three races. Ray Sand, Jr. is less than ten points out of the lead with 65 and Tyler Perry is within striking distance at 64 marks.
The first race of this special event takes place on Monday, July 27 on the Xtreme Short Track Sim Racing server using the Gott 2015 Wing Supermodified on the JCR version of Oswego Speedway. Then the very next night on Tuesday, July 28 the action will move to the SUPRS Race Server for non-wing supermodified racing using the SUPRS NW V1 rFactor mod and the SUPRS Oswego Speedway track.
Both feature races will be 75 laps in length and points will be kept for time trials, heat races, and the feature races to decide the 8th Annual Mr. Online Supermodified.
To win the coveted 8th Annual Mr. Online Supermodified Cup sponsored by 1st to Finish Docks & Hoists, a driver will need to be consistent, fast and use all their “super powers” throughout the two-day event using both wing and non-wing rFactor supermodifieds, racing on two different versions of Oswego Speedway.
Other awards include:
- XSCC Wing Winner-2015 Oswego Speedway Mr. Supermodified Program
- XSCC Wing P2-Dave Danzer 2014 Oswego Speedway Mr. Supermodified window cling courtesy of BreezeGraphics.com
- XSCC Non-Wing Winner-2015 Oswego Speedway Mr. Supermodified Program
- XSCC Non-Wing P2-Dave Danzer 2014 Oswego Speedway Mr. Supermodified winner window cling courtesy of BreezeGraphics.com
- SUPRS Non-Wing Winner (must be registered SUPRS Gold Crest Member)-1st to Finish Docks & Hoists winner tee-shirt
- 8th Mr. Online Supermodified Overall Champion (must be registered SUPRS member or registered XSCC driver to be eligible)-Trophy courtesy of 1st to Finish Docks & Hoists; Oswego Speedway Mr. Supermodified tee-shirt courtesy Wing Side Up (based on availability).
Mr. Online Supermodified History and Contenders
Kris Heveron of Jensen Beach, FL won the first two Mr. Online Supermodified races and at that time in 2008 and 2009, they were 100 lap affairs with a 25 lap shootout. Last year, current SUPRS Gold Crest Non-Wing Championship point leader, Ray Sand, Jr., held off Myles Maxon to claim his first Mr. Online Supermodified. With points in all three series for 2015, (SUPRS, XSTSR, XSCC), Sand, Jr. will certainly be a threat to win his second crown in a row. If he does he will join Heveron and Bob Gangwer as previous back to back winners.
Sand, Jr. will have his work cut out for him from fellow SUPRS and XSTSR competitors including Dave Soja, the most recent winner on the XSTSR circuit. Soja’s best finish in the Mr. Online Supermodified race was third in 2008. Soja now sits in sixth place in XSTSR points and eighth in both SUPRS and XSCC points.
Rob Warren is a former Mr. Online Supermodified and only eight points behind Sand, Jr. in the SUPRS standings. Warren will look to improve on his 12th place in XSCC points. Warren has not yet put any points on the XSTSR board.
Another former Mr. Online Supermodified, Keith Powell, may not have any points with Xtreme or the Xtreme SUPRS Challenge Championship, but has moved to within striking distance of the SUPRS points lead only 18 behind Sand, Jr.
His teammate “Steady” Steve Callahan has never been Mr. Online Supermodified, but will use this two-day event to chip away at the points keeping him from his first SUPRS championship. Callahan also has his eye on the XSCC title where he now hangs onto sixth place with a deficit of only 11 points to first overall.
At the top of the XSCC heap are Art Palmer, Brian Strickland, and Chris Meyers with all of them being tied for first in the standings. Palmer and Meyers have scored points in all three championships, while Strickland has yet to race with SUPRS even though he is registered. There’s no question that these three have an on-track rivalry as intense as their off-track friendship.
Stickland and Palmer, in particular, have battled mightily on the XSTSR circuit. Strickland leads the XSTSR standings and won the spring championship for wing supermodifieds.
The soft-spoken, but hard charging Palmer won the non-wing XSTSR championship, finished second to Strickland in the spring championship and trails Strickland in the current summer wing sim supermodified championship at XSTSR by just a tick less than 100 points. Palmer is riding around in eleventh place in the SUPRS championship.
“Crazy” Chris Meyers certainly has the best finishing record when it comes to the Mr. Online Supermodified race, never finishing worse than tenth. Meyers only recently lost the SUPRS championship lead and fell in the Xtreme standings when his online race rig went up in smoke. Meyers makes no friends on the sim racetrack and if he can get his rig fixed would love nothing more than to be called Mr. Online Supermodified regardless of friendships outside of the sim world.
Not to be counted out is Dan Shupe and Perry Vance. Both have points in all three championships with Shupe looking the best overall sitting in the top ten for both the Xtreme SUPRS Challenge Championship and XSTSR and in thirteenth with SUPRS. Vance meanwhile has consistently improved across the board and rides in 15th with SUPRS and XSCC and 16th in XSTSR. Both drivers are a threat to win no matter what type of sim supermodified they race.
Supermodified and online racing fans can view timing and scoring of every SUPRS 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.
All fans can learn more about the original and oldest online supermodified sim sanction, the Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, when they visit www.SUPRS.net. Join 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.
A complete roster, race results, schedule and rules for the Xtreme SUPRS Challenge Championship is posted on the SUPRS website.
Mr. Online Supermodified History – Non Wing – Oswego Speedway
- 2008 Mr. Online Supermodified: Kris Heveron
- 2009 Mr. Online Supermodified: Kris Heveron
- 2010 Mr. Online Supermodified: Keith Powell
- 2011 Mr. Online Supermodified: Rob Warren
- 2012 Mr. Online Supermodified: Bobby Gangwer
- 2013 Mr. Online Supermodified: Bobby Gangwer
- 2014 Mr. Online Supermodified: Ray Sand, Jr.
Established in 2014 and now sanctions pavement rFactor mods such as Tour Modifieds, Outlaw Super Late Models, NEMA Midgets, as well as Paved 410 Sprints and Wing and Non wing Supermodifieds. With the support of Gott Motorsports Mods and JCR Tracks (Jason Ray) mods they have established a great following in such a short amount of time. Visit http://www.xtremesimracing.us/or more information.
The Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), was formed in 2004 as a way to promote real supermodified racing in the online sim racing world and give back to injured supermodified drivers and teams in memory of supermodified racer Dion Parish. SUPRS races sim supermodifieds exclusively using the rFactor and NASCAR Heat gaming platforms to do accomplish that mission. Visit SUPRS.net for more information.
- Mr. Online Supermodified format for the SUPRS non-wing portion of the event can be found here.
- Xtreme SUPRS Challenge Championship Rules and Procedures can be found on this page.
- Only those that have signed up to compete with SUPRS as a SUPRS Member by July 24, 2015 will be eligible to run on Tuesday July 28.
- Only those drivers that registered for the Xtreme SUPRS Challenge.Championship by April 13 are eligible for points towards the XSCC.
- SUPRS will pay Gold Crest Non-Wing Championship points on July 28.