Christmas Time, Break Time for SUPRS

The Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), believes that Christmas time is a great time to take a break from supermodified sim racing. It’s a special time of year, and one where we can show others that, while our virtual family is important, our real families should be the focus of the season. So we’re putting supermodified sim racing on hold for a couple of weeks.

SUPRS Merry Christmas social 2015

We’re Taking a Break, So Should You

We want to remind all of our SUPRS Members, fans, friends, and family that our annual 2-week Christmas Break begins at the close of business on December 15, 2017 and lasts until Monday January 1, 2018. We feel this time away from sim racing is important and hope that our members have plenty of time to travel and spend time with family.

Since the beginning of SUPRS in 2004, we have stressed the importance of family and we believe that focusing on that is more important than #simracing. and it’s what sets us apart from other leagues or sanctions. SUPRS urges all of members, friends, fans, & followers to take this time to disconnect from racing on the web, put down their cell phones, and shut off the internet to focus on the important things in life.

Join Forms

Interested sim racers can still send their Membership Join Forms, but we want everyone to be aware that they won’t be processed until we are back in the office after the New Year on January 2, 2018.

General Emails and Press Releases

We will continue to watch our email for time sensitive press releases from supermodified sanctions, tracks, and teams to decide if any are of a time sensitive nature. General email processing is on hold until January 2, 2018.

PR representatives should contact us via our Contact Page if they have something very important that needs to go out immediately on SUPRS.net, otherwise we will consider it bulk mail and get it put up as soon as possible upon our return to business.

Going Crazy

After the first of the year, it’s time to get ready for the 14th Annual Crazy Canuck Snowball Derby at Mosport Speedway, so we’ll fire up the SUPRS Race and TeamSpeak servers at 8:00 am on January 2, 2018. SUPRS Members can plan on an extended Systems Check prior to the race beginning at 6:00pm. Race times remain the same and can be found on our Schedule Page.

Merry Christmas to All

Thank you to  all the SUPRS Members, sponsors, friends, fans, and followers that supported SUPRS in 2017. We appreciate your passion for sim racing and more importantly REAL supermodified racing.

We want to wish all of you a wonderful Christmas season filled with peace, love, health and happiness. May every joy and blessing be yours at Christmas time and throughout the New Year.


Make a Note:

5:00pm est, December 15, 2017 to 8:00am est Tuesday January 2, 2018

  • No Races, No Sunday Night Test-N-Tune, No Thursday A/B Testing
  • SUPRS Race Servers, SUPRS TeamSpeak Servers shutdown.
  • Membership Join Form processing and general replies to emails will be put on hold.
  • Social Media, SUPRS.net, and SUPRS Weekly updates on hold.

8:00am est, Tuesday January 2, 2018

  • Back in office. Social Media, SUPRS.net updates resume.
  • Membership Join Forms Processing resumes.
  • SUPRS Weekly mailed.

6:00pm est, Tuesday January 2 2018:

  • SUPRS Race Servers, SUPRS TeamSpeak Servers re-opened
  • SUPRS Sunday Night Test-N-Tune, Thursday A/B Testing & NASCAR Heat Race servers re-opened

8:00pm est, Tuesday January 2, 2018:

14th Annual
Crazy Canuck Snowball Derby

and Can-Am Challenge

January 2, 2017
SUPRS Mosport Speedway
50 Lap Wing Supermodified Sim Race

  • Practice: 8:00pm
  • Driver’s Meeting: 8:15pm
  • Time Trials: 8:30pm
  • Racing: 9:00pm

-SUPRS-

“Supermodified Sim Racing for the Right Reasons” since 2004

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SUPRS Harvest of Speed Signals Start of New Season

SUPRS 14th Year of Racing Starts with Harvest of Speed at LaPorte Speedway

October 3, 2017 – Goshen, IN…The Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), fourteenth season kicks off October 10 with the running of the Harvest of Speed at LaPorte Speedway.

SUPRS 2017 Harvest of Speed poster

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The fictional, tight 3/8th mile track in Northern Indiana has been a mainstay on the SUPRS schedule since the beginning of the supermodified sim racing sanctioning body. During the formative years of SUPRS, LaPorte was one of the few tracks available to the fledgling sanction. 

Winning at LaPorte a Tough Nut to Crack

A scant few drivers have ever won a SUPRS sanctioned race at LaPorte Speedway. Many of the 13 different drivers that have managed to see the checkered flag first at LaPorte have never won a second race there. Of those 13, just seven have won the Harvest of Speed, proving that a win here is hard to come by.

Maxon, Davidson, Sand Stand Out

In the history of SUPRS racing at this track, which dates back to 2004, Myles Maxon and John Davidson have more total wins at LaPorte than any other driver. 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 did something no other driver has even come close to. He had an incredible run of eight straight checkered flags at LaPorte from February 2005 to April 2006. One of those wins was the 2005 Harvest of Speed.

Ray Sand, Jr. is third on the All-Time SUPRS LaPorte Speedway win list with six. Two of his wins there include his 2011 and 2013 Harvest of Speed victories.

SUPRS 2016 Harvest of Speed Bob Gangwer in Victory Lane

Bob Gangwer won the SUPRS Harvest of Speed after 13 years of trying. (Screenshot by BreezeGraphics.com)

Gangwer Defending Harvest Winner

Last year Bob Gangwer joined Davidson, Maxon and Sand, Jr. along with Sean O’Kane, Gary Waldron and Chris Meyers as a Harvest of Speed winner. It was Gangwer’s first LaPorte win after 13 years of trying after he capitalized on a mistake by early race leader Rob Warren. Joe Achzet and Keith Powell finished up on the podium for two of their best LaPorte finishes.

Tradition

From the first Harvest of Speed, the event has always used the NASCAR Heat sim racing platform. Through the years different versions of the game have seen action, with the first being the Mike Jackson built “PSTM” mod. Using NASCAR Heat to start the season is a tradition continues this year as the racers look for a bountiful start to the season.

Old School Originality

The ‘in-house’ SUPRS W v6.0 mod built by Quesnell Designs was originally released in 2010. The unique and original mod was the first in the sim racing world not only to feature multiple supermodified chassis in one game, but also articulating top wings. The mod, which is now considered very old, continues to offer many memorable races just like its done throughout its long use.

Harvest Part of Indyana Supermod Challenge

Yoder's Popcorn sampler basket

The Indyana Supermod Challenge Champion gets some good eating from Yoder’s Popcorn. (web photo via www.YoderPopcorn.com)

This year’s Harvest of Speed is a part of the Indyana Supermod Challenge, (ISC), a multi-race, season-long regional tour that also includes races at Salem Speedway and Indianapolis Raceway Park. 

Something that makes this championship within a championship a very hard one to win, is that racers have to be good in both wing and non-wing supermodifieds. Plus, the tour is a mix of both the NASCAR Heat and rFactor gaming platforms.

Special Award for 2018 ISC Champ

The overall Indyana Supermod Challenge Champion gets 10 SUPRS Gold Crest Wing Championship bonus points, which in and of itself is something special. Even better, the 2018 Indyana Supermod Challenge champion receives a special gift basket filled with Yoder’s Indiana Popcorn, popping oils and even buttery salt!

Circle the Date

SUPRS 14th consecutive season of supermodified sim racing begins with the Harvest of Speed at LaPorte Speedway on October 10, 2017. Practice begins at 8:15pm, with the Drivers Meeting taking place at 8:30. Time Trials follow at 8:45pm and Racing begins with the Fast Car Dash at 9:00pm.

Learn More

Online sim racers, gamers, and supermodified racing fans can all learn more about the original supermodified sim racing sanction by visiting www.SUPRS.net“Liking” SUPRS on Facebook, Circling SUPRS on Google+Following @SUPRSOnline on Twitter, and Viewing SUPRS videos on YouTube. We’re also on Instagram @suprs_online, and don’t forget to check out our live streaming video at select races throughout the season via our SUPRS LIVE! page and Twitch.

SUPRS – “Supermodified Sim Racing for the Right Reasons” since 2004


Harvest of Speed Season Opener- Wing – 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
  • 2015 Harvest of Speed Season Opener Winner: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2016 Harvest of Speed Season Opener Winner: Bob Gangwer

 

 

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2017-18 SUPRS Gold Crest Wing Supermodified Schedule Released

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New Venues Added, Other Races Shuffled on 2017-18 SUPRS Gold Crest Wing Supermodified Schedule  Goshen, IN – September 26, 2017… The Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), has officially released its 2017-18 Gold Crest Wing Supermodified  Schedule, highlighted by seven new venues for an exciting seven month schedule of 42 race …

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