The Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series stars will strike up the band February 17 to play “Hail to the Chief” as the Presidents Day Special returns to New River Valley Speedway in Radford, VA.
Of all the races run at New River Valley Speedway, (Including Presidents’ Day and Veterans’ Day), Steve Callahan has the best winning record having won a total of three features at NRV with his first coming in the 2009 and latest just last year.
Leading up to this race last year, Callahan hadn’t won a SUPRS feature yet, but was coming off a string of finishes where he had finished second in four of the previous five SUPRS races leading up to the President’s Day Special.
Callahan turned that around in a big way when he doubled up and won the President’s Day Special 75 at New River Valley for wing supermodifieds, and took home the win in the companion modified 125 lap feature.
“Steady” Steve as he’s known to his fellow racers, is in the midst of a very tight points battle, doing everything he can to hang on to second ahead of Rob Warren, and arguably has had the best early season results of any year he’s run with SUPRS, including several wins and qualifying in the top three at nearly every race run thus far.
The Presidents’ Day Special hasn’t been run every season during SUPRS 11 year history, has varied in length from 38 to 75 laps, and was run at New Hampshire International Speedway as well as New River Valley Speedway.
However, the Presidents’ Day Special is back for the second year in a row at the site of the first rendition of this popular race that happened in 2005 when John “Bud” Flath of New Jersey won.
From 2006 to 2009, New Hampshire International Speedway played host to the Presidents’ Day Special, then was not run from 2010 to 2013. Even so, SUPRS staged races at New River Valley including the popular Veterans’ Day Specials.
Practice for the President’s Day Special online supermodified race start at 8pm Tuesday, February 17. The supermodifieds will time trial, run a fast car dash, a heat and a 75 lap feature.
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SUPRS President’s Day Special History
- 2005 : President’s Day Special Winner: John “Bud” Flath
- 2006 President’s Day Special Winner: John Davidson
- 2007 President’s Day Special Winner: JP Curry
- 2008 President’s Day Special Winner: Myles Maxon
- 2009 President’s Day Special Winner: Ray Sand, Jr.
- 2010 President’s Day Special Winner: No Race
- 2011 President’s Day Special Winner: No Race
- 2012 President’s Day Special Winner: No Race
- 2013 President’s Day Special Winner: No Race
- 2014 President’s Day Special Winner: Steve Callahan