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Keith Powell Keeps Championship Hopes Alive with President’s Day Special Win at Buckley February 21, 2017 – Buckley, CA…Carrollton, Ohio’s Keith Powell took off at the drop of the green flag and led all 75 laps on his way to winning the Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS),  President’s Day Special …

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SUPRS in CA for President’s Day Special

February 18, 2017 – Clovis, CA….The Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series,(SUPRS), heads to California’s Buckley Speedway this week for the popular President’s Day Special supermodified sim race.

SUPRS President's Day Special 2017 poster

Great looking promotional materials like this President’s Day poster from BreezeGraphics.com will have you singing Hail to the Chief

For the second year in a row the SUPRS President’s Day Special takes place at a new venue, and for the first time in California. But the format remains the same while the game platform returns to NASCAR Heat after being a rFactor race last year at The Bullring.

Buckley Speedway, a long-time SUPRS venue, hosts this year’s President’s Day Special as part of SUPRS Winter Western Swing that kicked off last week at Phoenix International Raceway for the Copper World Classic XIII presented by Kern Motor Sports.

The SUPRS Gold Crest Wing Championship battle for supremacy got even closer last week at PIR when Joe Achzet cut another bug chunk from Rob Warren’s lead with a win in the non-wing supermodified part of the event. Achzet now trails Warren by just 84 points.

To Warren’s advantage this week is that he’s the defending winner of the race,(albeit using rFactor and at The Bullring), and has a lot more track time on the high-banked oval at Buckley where finesse can pay big dividends as drivers come up out of the bowled corners.

Warren and Achzet will have to contend with the likes of former President’s Day Special winner “Steady” Steve Callahan, as well as NASCAR Heat masters Carl “Bonzai” Becker, Dave “The Enforcer” Brigandi, Bob Gangwer, “The Breeze” Kevin Timmins and “The Dominator” Domenic Gioia.

Added to the mix will be drivers that have very little, if any, experience at Buckley like Chad Phelps, Derrick Backus, Kyle Clark, rookie Nelson Rodrigues, (who won his second SUPRS feature last week at PIR), and believe it or not, the guy that’s third in points, Keith “Put One on Ya” Powell.

Practice for the 2017 President’s Day Special starts at 8pm Tuesday, February 20. Racers will use their NASCAR Heat sim supermodifieds to time trial, run a fast car dash, a heat and a 75 lap feature.

Coming up next week to close out the SUPRS “Winter Western Swing” on February 28, is the prestigious 13th Annual Billy Vukovich III Classic 100 at Mesa Marin Raceway presented by Supermodified Scorecard.

Fans of supermodified racing and online sim racers alike can learn more about the original supermodified sim racing sanction and real supermodified racing by visiting www.SUPRS.net“Liking” SUPRS on Facebook, Circling SUPRS on Google+Following @SUPRSOnline on Twitter, and Viewing SUPRS videos on YouTube.


SUPRS President’s Day Special History

  • 2005 President’s Day Special Winner: John “Bud” Flath(New River Valley Speedway; NASCAR Heat; Wing; 38 laps)
  • 2006 President’s Day Special Winner: John Davidson(New Hampshire International Speedway; NASCAR Heat; Wing; 75 laps)
  • 2007 President’s Day Special Winner: JP Curry(New Hampshire International Speedway; NASCAR Heat; Wing; 25 laps)
  • 2008 President’s Day Special Winner: Myles Maxon(New Hampshire International Speedway; NASCAR Heat; Wing; 25 laps)
  • 2009 President’s Day Special Winner: Ray Sand, Jr.(New Hampshire International Speedway; NASCAR Heat; Wing; 25 laps)
  • 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(New River Valley Speedway; NASCAR Heat; Wing; 75 laps)
  • 2015 President’s Day Special Winner: Ray Sand, Jr.(New River Valley Speedway; NASCAR Heat; Wing; 75 laps)
  • 2016 President’s Day Special Winner: Rob Warren(The Bullring; rFactor; non-wing; 75 laps)

Learn More About Presidents’ Day at History.com

President’s Day Special Kicks off SUPRS 3-Week Western Swing

Goshen, IN – February 15, 2016….The Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series,(SUPRS), will embark on their three-week “Winter Western Swing” when they strike up the band on February 16 to play “Hail to the Chief”  for the President’s Day Special.

SUPRS Presidents Day Special -Veterans Day combo poster

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The western adventure marks the first time the President’s Day Special will be run as a a rFactor race and will be contested for the first time other than New River Valley Speedway or New Hampshire International Speedway. The Bullring  at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will play host to the 75 lap feature and in another first, the racers will roll out their non-wing supermodifieds to go for the win in this popular race.

The very next night they will move to Madera Speedway, built in-house for SUPRS by resident track building guru, Doug “Flash” Forgue for the re-scheduled Veterans Day Special, which will also be contested using rFactor and non-wing sim racing supermodifieds.

It will be the first time the track will be used by SUPRS, and it’s release is still limited to the beta form. However, SUPRS officials believe that using the Veterans Day make-up feature will offer a good test bed for future use later in the season.

While there are a lot of unknowns heading into the two-day swing, one thing is for certain, it’s not the first time the venue or the format has been altered for the President’s Day Special .

The Presidents’ Day Special hasn’t been run every season during SUPRS 12 year history and it has varied in length from 38 to 75 laps. The race has been run at New Hampshire International Speedway as well as New River Valley Speedway.

John “Bud” Flath of New Jersey won the very first rendition of this popular race at New River Valley Speedway. 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 sim supermodified race for rFactor starts at 8pm Tuesday, February 17. The non-wing sim supermodifieds will time trial, run a fast car dash, a heat and a 75 lap feature.

The next night at Madera Speedway, with time trials already having determined the feature line-up, drivers in attendance will get a 45 minute practice sessions starting at 8pm. The drivers meeting will follow at 8:45pm and the green flag will fly for the make-up 75 lap feature at 9pm. Any drivers that show and haven’t already been locked into the field will start the feature based on handicaps. Full format and details are on the SUPRS Schedule page.

The three-week western swing also includes the prestigious 12th Annual Billy Vukovich III Classic 100 at Mesa Marin Raceway presented by Supermodified Scorecard on February 23. This race will use the SUPRS NASCAR Heat wing supermodifieds.

Billy Vukovich III was a three-time starter of Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, the first third generation racer to compete in the race and like his father and grandfather before him was named the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race Rookie of the Year.

Vukovich III was killed at the age of 27 while practicing for a CRA pavement sprint car race at Mesa Marin Speedway on November 25, 1990.

Then on March 3, the SUPRS begin their trek back east when they roll into Phoenix International Raceway for the SUPRS Copper World Classic XII presented by Kern Motorsports. In what is sure to be one of the toughest runs of the season, drivers will have to excel in both wing and non-wing sim racing supermodifieds as well as both NASCAR Heat and rFactor.

25 lap features for each type of car will be used to determine an overall SUPRS Copper World Classic champion.

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.


SUPRS President’s Day Special History

  • 2005 President’s Day Special Winner: John “Bud” Flath(New River Valley Speedway-NH-Wing-38 laps)
  • 2006 President’s Day Special Winner: John Davidson(New Hampshire International Speedway-NH-Wing-25 laps)
  • 2007 President’s Day Special Winner: JP Curry(New Hampshire International Speedway-NH-Wing-25 laps)
  • 2008 President’s Day Special Winner: Myles Maxon(New Hampshire International Speedway-NH-Wing-25 laps)
  • 2009 President’s Day Special Winner: Ray Sand, Jr.(New Hampshire International Speedway-NH-Wing-25 laps)
  • 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(New River Valley Speedway-NH-Wing-75 laps)
  • 2015 President’s Day Special Winner: Ray Sand, Jr.(New River Valley Speedway-NH-Wing-75 laps)

Learn More About Presidents’ Day at History.com


SUPRS Veterans Day Special History:

  • 2004 No Race
  • 2005 No Race
  • 2005 No Race
  • 2006 No Race
  • 2007 No Race
  • 2008 Veterans Day Special Winner: John Davidson (New River Valley Speedway-NH-Wing)
  • 2009 Veterans Day Special Winner: Steve Callahan (New River Valley Speedway-NH-Wing)
  • 2010 Veterans Day Special Winner: John Davidson (New River Valley Speedway-NH-Wing)
  • 2011 Veterans Day Special Winner: Dave Biro III (New River Valley Speedway-NH-Wing)
  • 2012 No Race
  • 2013 Veterans Day Special Winner: Carl Becker/Ray Sand, Jr. ( Double Header-Salem Speedway-NH-Wing/Non-Wing)
  • 2014 Veterans Day Special Winner: Rob Warren (Memphis International Speedway-NH-Wing)

Ray Sand Jr Races to President’s Day Special Win

SUPRS President's Day Special poster

Sand, Jr. Capitalizes on Callahan Mistake to Claim President’s Day Special Radford, VA – February 17, 2015…Using lapped traffic to his advantage, Ray Sand, Jr. passed leader Steve Callahan with 12 laps to go and went on to win the Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series race at New River Valley Speedway. …

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