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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.”

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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)

Second Jim Shampine Memorial for Warren

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SUPRS Remembers Jim Shampine

Goshen, IN – June 9, 2017…The Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), tradition of honoring one of the greatest innovators, drivers, and champions in all of supermodified racing continues with the 12th Annual Jim Shampine Memorial on June 13, 2017 at Oswego Speedway.

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BreezeGraphics.com helps SUPRS pays homage to a supermodified legend with the Jim Shampine Memorial.

This long-running SUPRS race pays homage to supermodified builder, racer and innovator, the late Jim Shampine and it’s one event that every supermodified sim racer would love to win.

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Jim Shampine was a seven-time Oswego Speedway Champion that not only won more feature events at Oswego Speedway, (87), than any other driver, but also had three Oswego Speedway International Classic 200 wins to his name, was a two-time winner of the Star Speedway International Classic 200, and after perfecting his ground-breaking “radical offset roadster”, strung together 11 feature wins in a row at Oswego Speedway and set the stage for the future of supermodified design.

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Shampine also helped found and was the 1977 International Supermodified Association champion.

Prior to his death in the 1982 Modified 200 at Oswego Speedway, Shampine’s legacy was already well established and continues on to this day as one the one most talked about in all supermodified circles across the country.

The winner of this year’s event receives a custom trophy courtesy of 1st to Finish Race Servers and becomes a  SUPRS 13th Annual Topless! 200 Guaranteed Starter. Also, a special award goes to the eighth place finisher.

Rob Warren is the defending race winner and will try to defend his title at the SUPRS 12th Annual Jim Shampine Memorial 80 on Tuesday June 13, 2017. The SUPRS Race Server will open at 7pm for an hour of Systems Checks, with Official Practice starting at 8pm.  Then at 8:45pm the drivers will all attempt to set a new track record at SUPRS version of Oswego Speedway where the Elite 8 qualifiers get locked into the feature event. At 9:00pm heat races will qualify the rest of the field of 20.

Watch, Listen, Enjoy

Be a part of the worldwide audience for SUPRS 12th Annual Jim Shampine Memorial with SUPRS LIVE! It’s a great way for fans to keep up with their favorite SUPRS driver 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!

For fans that miss the live stream, the full replay is available for on the SUPRS Twitch channel for up to 14 days and the edited version on the SUPRS YouTube Channel within 72 hours of each event.

Fans can learn more about the original 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.


Jim Shampine Memorial-Non-Wing-Jennerstown Speedway/Oswego Speedway

  • 2006 Jim Shampine Memorial Champion-Jennerstown Speedway: Dave Soja
  • 2007 Jim Shampine Memorial Champion-Jennerstown Speedway: Myles Maxon
  • 2008 Jim Shampine Memorial Champion-Oswego Speedway: Myles Maxon
  • 2009 Jim Shampine Memorial Champion-Oswego Speedway: Kris Heveron
  • 2010 Jim Shampine Memorial Champion-Oswego Speedway: John Davidson
  • 2011 Jim Shampine Memorial Champion-Oswego Speedway: John Davidson
  • 2012 Jim Shampine Memorial Champion-Oswego Speedway: Dave Biro III
  • 2013 Jim Shampine Memorial Champion-Oswego Speedway: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2014 Jim Shampine Memorial Champion-Oswego Speedway: Myles Maxon
  • 2015 Jim Shampine Memorial Champion-Oswego Speedway: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2016 Jim Shampine Memorial Champion-Oswego Speedway: Rob Warren
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