SUPRS Kicks off 13th Season with Harvest of Speed October 18

13th Year of SUPRS Supermodified Sim Racing Begins Where SUPRS Started

Goshen, IN October 11, 2016…The Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), will kick off it’s 13th season of supermodified sim racing with the running of the Harvest of Speed on October 18 at LaPorte Speedway.

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As has been the case for the previous 12 years, the original online sim supermodified sim racing sanction will start it’s  2016-17 Gold Crest Wing Supermodified Sim Racing schedule at this fictional and tight 3/8th mile track located in Northern Indiana and will use the NASCAR Heat sim racing platform to do so.

To say winning a feature race at LaPorte is tough would be an understatement since the first Harvest of Speed was run in 2004, just five drivers have ever won it.

Defending SUPRS Gold Crest Wing Champion, Ray Sand, Jr., won the race last year and has a total of six feature wins at LaPorte including the 2011 and 2013 Harvest of Speed races.

Only Myles Maxon and John Davidson have more total wins at LaPorte and Maxon’s four Harvest of Speed victories at LaPorte make up the bulk of his seven total wins here . Three of those wins came in a row from 2007-2009. Davidson’s chalked up an incredible run of eight straight checkered flags at LaPorte from February 2005 to April 2006, with one of those being the very first Harvest of Speed.

Sean O’Kane (2006), Gary Waldron (2010), and Chris Meyers (2012) are the only other drivers to have won the Harvest of Speed. Steve Callahan, Jim Crannell, Josh Crannell, Doug Heveron, and Jesse Kennedy have also etched their names into the SUPRS record book as one-time LaPorte Speedway race winners, although none of them brought in the Harvest.

This year’s Harvest of Speed will again be a part of the Indyana Supermod Challenge, a multi-race, season-long mini-series that also includes races at Indianapolis Raceway Park.

With all the marks in the win column at LaPorte Speedway it should come as no surprise that Maxon and Sand, Jr. also have the most Indyana Supermod Challenge Championships with Maxon having six and Sand, Jr. three. Steve Callahan is the defending ISC Champion.

The overall Indyana Supermod Challenge Champion will be awarded 10 SUPRS Gold Crest Wing Championship points and receive a five-pound bag of  Yoder’s award-winning Indiana popcorn.

Practice for the 13th Annual Harvest of Speed begins at 8:00pm, with the Drivers Meeting taking place at 8:15. Time Trials follow at 8:30pm and racing is set to start at 9:00pm.


Harvest of Speed Season Opener- Wing – LaPorte Speedway

  • 2005 Harvest of Speed Season Opener Winner: John Davidson
  • 2006 Harvest of Speed Season Opener Winner: Sean O’Kane
  • 2007 Harvest of Speed Season Opener Winner: Myles Maxon
  • 2008 Harvest of Speed Season Opener Winner: Myles Maxon
  • 2009 Harvest of Speed Season Opener Winner: Myles Maxon
  • 2010 Harvest of Speed Season Opener Winner: Gary Waldron
  • 2011 Harvest of Speed Season Opener Winner: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2012 Harvest of Speed Season Opener Winner: Chris Meyers
  • 2013 Harvest of Speed Season Opener Winner: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2014 Harvest of Speed Season Opener Winner: Myles Maxon
  • 2015 Harvest of Speed Season Opener Winner: Ray Sand, Jr.
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Bevy of Points Up for Grabs at Mid-Season Championship

Goshen, IN -January 23, 2016… The Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS),  is already at the halfway point of the 2015-16 Gold Crest Wing Championship Season and the SUPRS racers are now setting their sights on a Mid-Season Championship Crown and with it the bonus points it pays toward the season championship.

SUPRS Mid-Season Championship graphic

It’s do or die time for several of the SUPRS racers, but can anyone stop Ray Sand, Jr.?

With a full slate of action featuring time trials, Fast 4 Dash, heats and Twin 35 lap features, the action is sure to be intense at Oswego Speedway on Tuesday, January 26. And while the drivers will be rewarded for consistent finishes in each feature, they will also have to do their best to get to the front quickly in the short sprint race.

Double Points for each feature have many drivers hoping to seize the opportunity to make a jump in the point standings.

But it doesn’t end there! Other bonus point paying awards are available as well including:

  • SUPRSCharger (10 points paid to the driver that advances the most places from his starting spot)
  • SUPRSChallenge (20 points paid to the driver that starts last and wins the race)
  •  DoubleDown (20 points paid any driver that can sweep the wins for both features)

This much-anticipated special event will feature two features in one night to decide the SUPRS Mid-Season Championship. These two races are also race two  and three of the 2015-2016 Empire State Super Series Regional Tour Championship which is composed of various races throughout the season at tracks in New York. Just last week, Ray Sand, Jr. won the opening round of the current Empire State Super Series when he overwhelmed his fellow competitors on Blind Date Night at Ovid Raceway Park.

In the history of the league, this event has been run at only two different tracks; LaPorte Speedway from 2005-2009 and Oswego Speedway from 2010 to the present.

Originally the race used a Twin 25 lap feature format and rewarded consistency of finishes to decide the overall Mid-Season Champion. It continued the Twin feature format with the release of Oswego Speedway by Flash Tracks for the 2008-2009 season, but the laps were increased to 35 to pay homage to one of the traditions of the famed Upstate New York track.

After just two years the format was switched to a single 75 lap feature at Oswego, which brought with it its own set of challenges to the racers, as it now became more important to manage tire wear and keep the car free of damage. But for SUPRS 10th Anniversary Season in 2013-14 the Twin 35 format returned.

Since the inception of the Mid-Season Championship, it has always paid double Season Championship points for the drivers feature finish and this year will be no different.

Ray Sand, Jr. has led the point standings almost from the start of the season and while he looks to be headed for a record seventh Gold Crest Wing Supermodified Season Championship, second place point man Rob Warren will have a chance to gain back some of the valuable ground he’s lost recently.

Warren is certainly no slouch at Oswego Speedway, having won the Gold Crest Mid-Season Championship in 2011-12 season and the Silver Crest Mid-Season Championship during the 2008-09 campaign. “Rocket” Rob has six wins this season and is also the reigning SUPRS Gold Crest Non-Wing Champion.

The driver that has won the Mid-Season Championship has gone on to win the SUPRS Gold Crest Season Championship four times and three different drivers have accomplished that feat.

John Davidson was the first to do it winning back to back Mid-Season and Season Championships in 2004-2005 and 2005-2006.  Myles Maxon, who is the defending Gold Crest Season Champion, won both the Mid-Season and Season Championship during the 2007-08 campaign.  Six-time Gold Crest Season Champion Ray Sand, Jr. pulled it off  in 2008-2009.

Besides  Davidson, Sand, Jr., and Maxon, Bob Gangwer is the only other driver in SUPRS history to have won the Gold Crest Wing Mid-Season Championship more than once, doing so back to back in the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons.

Practice kicks off at 8:00 pm followed by Time Trials at 8:30. Racing begins at 8:45 with heats, with the first feature to follow.

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.


SUPRS Winged Mid-Season Championship History-

  • 2004-05 Wing Mid-Season Champion: John Davidson-LaPorte Speedway-25×2
  • 2005-06 Wing Mid-Season Champion: John Davidson-LaPorte Speedway-25×2
  • 2006-07 Wing Mid-Season Champion: Ray Sand, Jr.-LaPorte Speedway-25×2
  • 2007-08 Wing Mid-Season Champion: Myles Maxon-LaPorte Speedway-25×2
  • 2008-09 Wing Mid-Season Champion: Ray Sand, Jr.-Oswego Speedway-35×2
  • 2009-10  Wing Mid-Season Champion: Myles Maxon-Oswego Speedway-35×2
  • 2010-11   Wing Mid-Season Champion: Chris Meyers-Oswego Speedway-75
  • 2011-12   Wing Mid-Season Champion: Rob Warren-Oswego Speedway-75
  • 2012-13   Wing Mid-Season Champion: Bob Gangwer-Oswego Speedway-75
  • 2013-14 Wing Mid-Season Champion: Bob Gangwer-Oswego Speedway-75
  • 2014-15 Wing Mid-Season Champion: Ray Sand, Jr.-Oswego Speedway-35×2
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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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SUPRS Opens 12th Season with Harvest of Speed

 Harvest of Speed at LaPorte Speedway Separates the Wheat from the Chaff 

Goshen, IN October 19, 2015…The Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), season will open this week with the running of the Harvest of Speed at LaPorte Speedway on October 20.

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This will mark the twelfth time the original online sim supermodified league has started their season at this fictional tight 3/8th  track located in Northern Indiana and in that time only five different drivers have been able to drive their way to victory lane.

Defending SUPRS Gold Crest Wing Champion, Myles Maxon, tops the win list for this race. Maxon’s four Harvest of Speed victories at LaPorte make up the bulk of his seven total wins here . Three of those wins came in a row from 2007-2009. Only John Davidson has more total wins at this track having chalked up an incredible run of eight straight checkered flags from February 2005 to April 2006, with one of those being the 2005 Harvest of Speed.

Ray Sand, Jr., who is no slouch at LaPorte either, has five feature wins including the 2011 and 2013 Harvest of Speed races.

Sean O’Kane (2006), Gary Waldron (2010), and Chris Meyers (2012) are the only other drivers to have won the Harvest of Speed. Steve Callahan, Jim Crannell, Josh Crannell, Doug Heveron, and Jesse Kennedy have also etched their names into the SUPRS record book as one-time LaPorte Speedway race winners, although none of them brought in the Harvest.

This year’s Harvest of Speed will again be a part of the Indyana Supermod Challenge. With all the marks in the win column at LaPorte Speedway it should come as no surprise that Maxon and Sand, Jr. also have the most Indyana Supermod Challenge Championships with Maxon having six and Sand, Jr. three.

The overall Indyana Supermod Challenge Champion will be awarded 10 SUPRS Gold Crest Wing Championship points and receive a five-pound bag of  Yoder’s award-winning Indiana popcorn.

Practice begins at 8:00pm, with the Drivers Meeting taking place at 8:15. Time Trials follow at 8:30pm and racing is set to start at 9:00pm.

Fans of supermodified racing 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.

Harvest of Speed Season Opener- Winged-LaPorte Speedway

  • 2004 Harvest of Speed Season Opener Winner: N/A
  • 2005 Harvest of Speed Season Opener Winner: John Davidson
  • 2006 Harvest of Speed Season Opener Winner: Sean O’Kane
  • 2007 Harvest of Speed Season Opener Winner: Myles Maxon
  • 2008 Harvest of Speed Season Opener Winner: Myles Maxon
  • 2009 Harvest of Speed Season Opener Winner: Myles Maxon
  • 2010 Harvest of Speed Season Opener Winner: Gary Waldron
  • 2011 Harvest of Speed Season Opener Winner: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2012 Harvest of Speed Season Opener Winner: Chris Meyers
  • 2013 Harvest of Speed Season Opener Winner: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2014 Harvest of Speed Season Opener Winner: Myles Maxon

 

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