Gangwer Opens Speedweeks with Win

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Florida Speedweeks Win for Bob Gangwer No Easy Task February 5, 2018 – New Smyrna Beach, FL…The Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), Florida Speedweeks  opened Florida Speedweeks 2018 with a thriller Monday night at  New Smyrna Speedway and when the dust settled Bob Gangwer emerged as the winner by just …

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Florida Speedweeks, Five Straight Nights of Sim Racing

Florida Speedweeks Champion to be Crowned after Five Nights of Sim Racing

Goshen, IN – February 3, 2018…The Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), for the SUPRS Florida Speedweeks, offering fans live streaming video of five nights of supermodified sim racing at five different tracks.

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Variety is Spice of Speedweeks

Every track is completely different and the week includes tracks from a 1/3 mile inside a stadium to high-banked 3/4 mile and everything in between. This variation of track sizes, plus two different sim racing platforms always makes for great racing and unpredictable finishes each night. 

Never Predictable

With just time trials and a feature inverted by handicaps every night, the outcome is never predictable. The racing was nothing short of fantastic last year with two first-time SUPRS feature winners and a new Speedweeks champion. So it’s not unlikely that this year will be just as thrilling and may very well produce another new Speedweeks champ.

Five Nights of Action

Practice begins each night at 8pm. Time Trials will take place at 8:30 and the feature race is set to take the green flag at 9pm every night. The winner of the overall Florida Speedweeks Championship receives a five-pound bag of Florida Oranges.

Watch Speedweeks Live

Cheer on your favorite SUPRS racers while you view timing, scoring, and of course our outstanding live streaming video of all five nights of SUPRS Florida Speedweeks when we go “Live @ 9pm est via the SUPRS LIVE! page.

Get Social with SUPRS

Fans can learn more about the original supermodified sim sanction, the Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, by visiting 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. See us live and join our chat on Twitch.


****2018 SUPRS Florida Speedweeks Schedule****

Sunday 02/04/2018

Open Practice All Speedweeks Tracks 8:00pm

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Monday 02/05/2018

SUPRS Florida Speedweeks Race 1

  • New Smyrna Speedway-50 laps ½ Mile
  • 8:15pm Practice
  • 8:30pm Drivers Meeting
  • 8:45pm Time Trials
  • 9:00pm Racing
  • Current Track Record: Myles Maxon; 14.042; Set: 02/11/15(NH)-Defending Race Winner: Chad Phelps
  • rFactor platform SUPRS W v7.3 mod

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Tuesday 02/06/2018

SUPRS Florida Speedweeks Race 2

  • Black Creek Raceway-25 laps-3/4 Mile
  • 8:00pm Practice
  • 8:15pm Drivers Meeting
  • 8:30pm Time Trials
  • 9:00pm Racing
  • Current Track Record: Ray Sand, Jr.; 17.016 sec. Set: 02/10/2009(NH)-Defending Race Winner: Joe Achzet
  • NASCAR Heat platform SUPRS W v6 mod

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Wednesday 02/07/2017

SUPRS Florida Speedweeks Race 3

  • Dodge Raceway Stadium-50 laps-0.375 Miles
  • 8:00pm Practice
  • 8:15pm Drivers Meeting
  • 8:30pm Time Trials
  • 9:00pm Racing
  • Current Track Record: Nelson Rodrigues; 10.854; Set: 02/09/17(rF)-Defending Race Winner: Nelson Rodrigues
  • rFactor platform SUPRS W v7.3 mod

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Thursday 02/08/2017

SUPRS Florida Speedweeks Race 4

  • USA International Speedway-25 laps-3/4 Mile
  • 8:00pm Practice
  • 8:15pm Drivers Meeting
  • 8:30pm Time Trials
  • 9:00pm Racing
  • Current Track Record: Joe Achzet; 14707 sec. Set: 02/10/2016(rF)-Defending Race Winner: Kyle Clark
  • rFactor platform SUPRS W v7.3 mod

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Friday 02/09/2017

SUPRS Florida Speedweeks Race 5

  • 5 Flags Speedway-50 laps-½ Mile
  • 8:00pm Practice
  • 8:15pm Drivers Meeting
  • 8:30pm Time Trials
  • 9:00pm Racing
  • Current Track Record: N/A-Defending Race Winner: N/A
  • rFactor platform SUPRS W v7.3 mod

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Florida Speedweeks History

  • 2005 Florida Speedweeks Champion: AJ Truax
  • 2006 Florida Speedweeks Champion: Sean O’Kane
  • 2007 Florida Speedweeks Champion: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2008 Florida Speedweeks Champion: Myles Maxon
  • 2009 Florida Speedweeks Champion: Kris Heveron
  • 2010 Florida Speedweeks Champion: Myles Maxon
  • 2011-2013 Florida Speedweeks Champion: No Races
  • 2014 Florida Speedweeks Champion: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2015 Florida Speedweeks Champion: Myles Maxon
  • 2016 Florida Speedweeks Champion: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2017 Florida Speedweeks Champion: Keith Powell

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Buckeye 50, Mansfield Next for SUPRS

January 12, 2018 – Goshen, IN…The Buckeye 50 is next for the racers of the Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at Mansfield Motorsports Park.

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This marks the second year in a row that SUPRS has visited this high-banked half-mile track, and drivers are expecting a close battle from the drop of the green flag to the flash of the checkered.

See the Action Live

Mark your calendars for the Buckeye 50, January 16, 2018. A 15 minute practice session starts at 8:15pm with Time Trials to follow at 8:45pm. Racing gets underway at 9:00pm and everyone is welcome to be a part of the action.

Cheer on your favorite SUPRS racers while you view timing, scoring, instant track telemetry and of course our outstanding live streaming video of the Buckeye 50 via the SUPRS LIVE! page.

Get Social with SUPRS

You can learn more about this race on the SUPRS schedule page.  Regular season updates as well as real supermodified and sim racing news are popular features on the Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series Facebook page and Twitter @SUPRSOnline. Don’t miss our unique Instagram posts or sim racing tech on our Google + page. All of our live broadcasts are archived on our popular YouTube channel.

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SUPRS Back at Kalamazoo for Dion Parish Memorial

Second Year in a Row for Prestigious Dion Parish Memorial at Kalamazoo Speedway

December 1, 2017 – Goshen, IN…The Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), is back at their Great Lakes region home-base for the Dion Parish Memorial at Kalamazoo Speedway for the second year in a row.

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Never Give Up

Dion Parish at speed for ISMA race at Berlin Raceway

A different paint job graced the Dion Parish supermodified during the Berlin Raceway ISMA show in 2001.

This race honors the late Dion Parish. Dion was a supermodified racer that lost his life in a testing accident at Kalamazoo Speedway in 2002 while preparing for a late season event at Sandusky Speedway.  His dedication to the supermodified division and “Never Give Up” attitude was the inspiration for the founding of the SUPRS league and is a constant reminder to all members that there are more important things in life than winning races.

Only Two Have Multiple Wins

In the first 13 years of the prestigious race, just two SUPRS drivers have won it more than once. Nine-time SUPRS Gold Crest Champion Ray Sand, Jr. of Rochester, NY was the first to do it and also the only driver to win the race back to back. His two wins came in 2006 and 2007.

2008 and 2014 were the lucky years for the only other driver to succeed in claiming more than one Dion Parish Memorial win-Chris Meyers.

Five Others Could Join Multiple Winner Club

Hoping to join Sand, Jr. and Meyers as multi-time winners of the race are four of the drivers currently holding the top five places in the SUPRS Gold Crest Wing Championship standings.

These include 2015 winner Rob Warren, 2011 victor Steve Callahan, his teammate and 2010 winner Keith Powell, and the very first winner of the race in 2004, Bob Gangwer.

2012 winner Carl Becker of Lansing, MI, also has a shot. Up until two races ago, the SUPRS veteran also sat in the top five in points. Becker’s second win would be something special as he knew Dion Parish and his family well.  Becker also spent many years working on race cars that raced at Kalamazoo Speedway in his home state.

Bonuses Add Extra Layer of Intrigue

This race in particular has always been one that the drivers want add to the their win list. Adding to that goal is that there is a Guaranteed Starter award on the line for the season ending Summit Classic 125. The supermodified sim racers from around the country also know that starting near the back of the field for the 62 lap feature isn’t as bad as it may seem because of the SUPRSCharger bonus for the driver that advances the most places from his starting spot.

Recent Trend Mean Another New Winner

After a successful four-race swing through Tennessee that saw four different drivers win, there may very possibly be another first time winner of this race. With new equipment at his disposal, Dave Brigandi of Syracuse, NY came to life at the Wing Side Up Twin 25s posting his first top five finish in over a year and could claim his biggest win ever as a first time Dion Parish Memorial champion.

Third year SUPRS driver Kyle “The Cobra” Clark sits fifth in the SUPRS Gold Crest Wing Supermodified Championship and most recently won at Memphis Motorsports Park in the 13th Annual Turkey Shoot. Clark posted a seventh place finish last year in his first Dion Parish Memorial, but has shown vast improvement in his race craft since then and is rarely out of contention for a win.

Come Hang Out at Kazoo

The SUPRS racers invade Kalamazoo Speedway for the second year in a row on December 5, 2017. A 15 minute practice session starts at 8:00pm with Time Trials to follow at 8:30pm. Racing gets underway at 9:00pm and everyone is welcome to be a part of the action.

Cheer on your favorite SUPRS racers while you view timing, scoring, instant track telemetry and of course our outstanding live streaming video from the 14th Annual Dion Parish Memorial via the SUPRS LIVE! page.

Get Social with SUPRS

You can learn more about this race on the SUPRS schedule page.  Regular season updates as well as real supermodified and sim racing news are popular features on the Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series Facebook page and @SUPRSOnline.


Dion Parish Memorial 62-Wing-State Fair/Rander Speedways/Kalamazoo Speedway

  • 2004 Dion Parish Memorial Champion-State Fair Speedway: Bobby Gangwer
  • 2005 Dion Parish Memorial Champion-State Fair Speedway: Sean O’Kane
  • 2006 Dion Parish Memorial Champion-Rander Speedway: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2007 Dion Parish Memorial Champion-Rander Speedway: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2008 Dion Parish Memorial Champion-Rander Speedway: Chris Meyers
  • 2009 Dion Parish Memorial Champion-Rander Speedway: John Davidson
  • 2010 Dion Parish Memorial Champion-Rander Speedway: Keith Powell
  • 2011 Dion Parish Memorial Champion-Rander Speedway: Steve Callahan
  • 2012 Dion Parish Memorial Champion-Rander Speedway: Carl Becker
  • 2013 Dion Parish Memorial Champion-Rander Speedway: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2014 Dion Parish Memorial Champion-Rander Speedway: Chris Meyers
  • 2015 Dion Parish Memorial Champion-Rander Speedway: Rob Warren
  • 2016 Dion Parish Memorial Champion-Kalamazoo Speedway: Domenic Gioia
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