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Rob Warren Plays Waiting Game, Wins Terry Gibson Fast 50 at Sandusky Sandusky, OH – January 10, 2017…Patience is a virtue, and Rob Warren kept his long enough before making a clean pass on Bob Gangwer in turn one at Sandusky Speedway to win the Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS),  …

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Terry Gibson Memorial Sim Race Pays Tribute to Fallen Racer

SUPRS Remembers and Honors Terry Gibson with Two-Night Supermodified Sim Racing Event

January 5, 2017 – Goshen, IN…The Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS),  is proud to present the 9th Annual Terry Gibson Memorial January 10-11, 2017, a two night extravaganza of supermodified sim racing meant to honor the late Terry Gibson.

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Gibson lost his life during a heat race for the Midwest Supermodified Association at Toledo Speedway on July 18, 2008. Terry is survived by his wife Linda, son, Ryan W. Gibson; a daughter, Lindsay N. Kincaid; his mother and father Todd & Brenda Gibson, two brothers, Gene Lee (Lucinda) Gibson, Sandusky; Larry (Lisa) Gibson, Marysville; and a sister, Deb (Randy McElroy) Brady, Richwood.  His brother Jeff (Shannon) Gibson followed him in death in 2012.

Much Anticipation for Many Reasons

The race is one of the most anticipated events of the season and one of several memorial races that SUPRS runs throughout the year to help sim racers and fans remember those drivers killed while racing a real supermodified.

Everything kicks off at 8pm Tuesday, January 10 with practice for the Terry Gibson Fast 50 which many of the drivers use as a tune up for the next night. The winner of this race becomes a guaranteed starter for the Terry Gibson Memorial 100 which takes place on Wednesday, January 11.

Winning the Terry Gibson 100 automatically makes the driver that pulls it off a guaranteed starter for the SUPRS Summit 125 coming up at the end of the season.

The fact that Sandusky Speedway is known as the “North Coast Home of the Supermodifieds,” is where the Gibson family has experienced much of their racing success, hosts part of the real supermodified Triple Crown, (the prestigious International Supermodified Association Hy-Miler Supermodified Nationals), and is cl home track to many SUPRS members, adds even more excitement to this particular event.

One of the Hardest SUPRS Races to Win

Since beginning of the 100 lap event, there have been only four drivers to win it, and of those only two are multi-time winners.

Oswego, New York’s “Mighty” Myles Maxon brought home the inaugural race in 2009.  In 2010 Californian John Davidson won and then Maxon came back in 2011 to win amid a controversial finish that resulted in Dave Biro III being penalized for rough driving and disqualified.

Ray Sand, Jr. battled Fast 50 winner Joe Achzet and came out on top for the win in 2012. Then in 2013, he joined Myles Maxon as a two-time winner of this event and became the first racer to win it back to back. In 2014, the Rochester, NY native made a surprise pass on leader Steve Callahan to win his third straight Terry Gibson Memorial 100.

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The start of the 2015 Terry Gibson Memorial 100

2015 saw Sand, Jr. running part-time and with Myles Maxon on a hot streak, many believed Sand, Jr. would struggle to finish on the podium let alone win. Sand, Jr. surprised everyone and swept both nights and after leading every single feature lap in both races,  taking home an unprecedented fourth win in the 100.

Gangwer Puts Sandman Domination to Sleep

When 2016 rolled around, Sand, Jr. was in better shape than the year before and coming into the Terry Gibson Memorial had already won six features and was standing on top of the points.

When he dominated the Terry Gibson Fast 50 the night before, and set fast time for the 100, it seemed a foregone conclusion that he would secure his fifth win in a row.

It wasn’t to be though as Bob Gangwer surprised everyone when he passed leader Rob Warren with 30 laps to go and went on to win in emotional fashion.

Gangwer will look to become just the third driver with multiple Terry Gibson Memorial 100 wins this year.

CPR Hopeful for Hometown Win

There are several other drivers besides Gangwer that would cherish a Terry Gibson Memorial win. Of them all CPR Motorsports members “Steady” Steve Callahan of Cayuhoga Falls, OH, his son Joey, and his best friend and fellow May Motorsports crew member, Keith Powell rank the highest from a personal standpoint.

Growing up as supermodified fans at Sandusky Speedway and being a part of a real supermodified racing team, the CPR Motorsports guys all understand the relevance of the Gibson name to the track and supermodified racing in general.

Of the three, Steve has had the most success and the biggest heartbreak in this race.

He has been off of the podium just once, (4th last year), in the last four events finishes means that Callahan knows how to get around the semi-banked Sandusky paperclip.

For three years in a row, (2013-2015), it looked like Callahan had a lock on the top step of the podium only to have his hopes dashed in the closing stages of each race to come home in second place.

Callahan has rarely been out of the top 10 finishing positions of this race, so this could be the year he turns his heartbreak into happiness at the end of 100 laps.

Powell has not run as well as his friend in this race, but has a good season going, only recently been knocked off the top of the championship point standings, while the youngest of the CPR bunch, Joey Callahan, could be the sleeper of all the contenders and if he can keep his resolve, may surprise everyone.

Warren Looks to Avenge 2016 Loss

Rob Warren of Pulaski, NY full well knows the frustration of being close to the win at the Terry Gibson Memorial 100, only to come up just shy of victory.

Last year in particular, “Rocket” Rob, looked to be assured of his first win in this race only to lose the lead after a scuffle with eventual winner Bob Gangwer 30 laps before the checkers. Warren lost the Fast 50 the night before in similar fashion when Ray Sand, Jr. made a power move low in turn two to take the win.

Warren is the current SUPRS Gold Crest Wing Championship XIII point leader and is will be looking for his third win in a row and sixth on the season overall.

Three times since 2012 the driver of the 1st to Finish Race Servers machine has crossed the line in third place and finished the aforementioned 2016 race in second. His worst finish is thirteenth in 2011 and he’ll be looking to avenge his loss last year.

So Many Contenders

While the previous drivers have all either had success in the race already or could be considered favorites to win, there is a whole bunch of other SUPRS racers that should not be counted out.

Kevin Timmins, Dave Brigandi, and Joe Achzet will be joined by fellow New Yorker’s Chad Phelps, Derrick Backus and Kyle Clark, while Michigander Carl Becker looks to be the only other Midwesterner hoping for a good run.

SUPRS Icings on Top Rookie of the Year contender Nelson Rodrigues of Stoneham, MA will make his first NASCAR Heat start and has shown steady progress since his first SUPRS start in November including winning the Canadian Pursuit last week at Mosport.

Terry Gibson Memorial Race Night Times and Schedule of Events:

Tuesday, January 10: Practice: 8:00pm Drivers Meeting: 8:30pm Racing: 9:0pm  NO TIME TRIALS

Wednesday, January 111: Practice: 8:00pm Drivers Meeting: 8:15pm Time Trials: 8:30pm Heats: 8:40pm B-Main-8:50pm Consi-9:00pm Driver Introductions:9:10pm Green Flag 9th Annual Terry Gibson Memorial 100-9:15pm.

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Fans can learn more about the original and oldest 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.


Terry Gibson Memorial 100-Wing-Sandusky Speedway

  • 2009 Terry Gibson Memorial 100 Champion: Myles Maxon
  • 2010 Terry Gibson Memorial 100 Champion: John Davidson
  • 2011 Terry Gibson Memorial 100 Champion: Myles Maxon
  • 2012 Terry Gibson Memorial 100 Champion: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2013 Terry Gibson Memorial 100 Champion: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2014 Terry Gibson Memorial 100 Champion: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2015 Terry Gibson Memorial 100 Champion: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2016 Terry Gibson Memorial 100 Champion: Bobby Gangwer

Terry Gibson Fast 50-Wing-Sandusky Speedway

  • 2009 Terry Gibson Fast 50 Winner: Dave Biro III
  • 2010 Terry Gibson Fast 50 Winner: Jamie Hartley
  • 2011 Terry Gibson Fast 50 Winner: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2012 Terry Gibson Fast 50 Winner: Joe Achzet
  • 2013 Terry Gibson Fast 50 Winner: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2014 Terry Gibson Fast 50 Winner: Canceled
  • 2015 Terry Gibson Fast 50 Winner: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2016 Terry Gibson Fast 50 Winner: Ray Sand, Jr.

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Quick Results: Sandman Show at Sandusky Fast 50

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Ray Sand, Jr. Back in Sandusky Speedway Victory Lane for Fourth Terry Gibson Fast 50 Sandusky, OH – January 12, 2016…Another race is in the bag at Sandusky Speedway and like so many before it, Ray Sand, Jr. was standing in Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), victory lane. This time it …

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Sand, Jr. Shooting for Fifth Terry Gibson Memorial

Ray Sand, Jr. Has Four Terry Gibson Memorials in a Row

Goshen, IN – January 10, 2015…The Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS),  is proud to present the 8th Annual Terry Gibson Memorial this week and Ray Sand, Jr. will be looking to win his fifth in a row.

SUPRS Terry Gibson Memorial sim race poster

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Featuring two nights of racing and honoring the late Terry Gibson, the SUPRS pilots will be looking to pick up valuable championship points and more importantly the prestige of being named 2016 Terry Gibson Memorial Champion.

Gibson lost his life during a heat race for the Midwest Supermodified Association at Toledo Speedway on July 18, 2008. Terry is survived by his wife Linda, son, Ryan W. Gibson; a daughter, Lindsay N. Kincaid; his mother and father Todd & Brenda Gibson, two brothers, Gene Lee (Lucinda) Gibson, Sandusky; Larry (Lisa) Gibson, Marysville; and a sister, Deb (Randy McElroy) Brady, Richwood.  Brother Jeff (Shannon) Gibson followed Terry in death in 2012.

The special two-day show is one of several memorial races SUPRS holds throughout the season and with many members of SUPRS claiming the real Sandusky Speedway as their home track, there is a lot of excitement about racing at the online version of Sandusky Speedway Tuesday and Wednesday.

Everything kicks off at 8pm Tuesday, January 12 with practice for the Terry Gibson Fast 50 which many of the drivers use as a tune up for the next night. The winner of this race becomes a guaranteed starter for the Terry Gibson Memorial 100 which takes place on Wednesday, January 13.

Winning the Terry Gibson Memorial 100 will make that driver a guaranteed starter for the 12th Annual SUPRS  Summit 125 coming up at the end of the season.

Since the inception of the 100 lap event, there have been only three drivers to win it, making this race one of the hardest to win.

Oswego, New York’s “Mighty” Myles Maxon brought home the inaugural race in 2009.  In 2010 Californian John Davidson won and then Maxon came back in 2011 to win amid a controversial finish that resulted in Dave Biro III being penalized for rough driving and disqualified.

Ray Sand, Jr. battled Fast 50 winner Joe Achzet and came out on top for the win in 2012. Then in 2013, he joined Myles Maxon as a two-time winner of this event and became the first racer to win it back to back. In 2014, the Rochester, NY native made a surprise pass on leader Steve Callahan to win his third straight Terry Gibson Memorial 100.

Ray Sand Jr. Terry Gibson Memorial 2015 winner

Ray Sand, Jr. became a four-time Terry Gibson Memorial winner in 2015.

Last year, Sand, Jr.,  had run only a part-time schedule and with Myles Maxon on a hot streak, many believed Sand, Jr. would struggle to finish on the podium let alone win. Sand, Jr. surprised everyone and swept both nights and after leading every single feature lap in both races,  taking home an unprecedented fourth win in the 100.

Sand, Jr. is also the current track record holder at Sandusky Speedway. His time of 14.329 dates back to 2011. He has been fast qualifier for this race a record four times and has won the Fast 50 prelim three times and with six wins total at this track, it can easily be said that “The Sandman” savors Sandusky.

Veteran SUPRS pilot “Steady” Steve Callahan of Cayuhoga Falls, OH has been absent from the track lately but if he makes it, will be another driver to watch.

His recent string of podium finishes and stellar performance in last three Terry Gibson Memorial 100 races indicates that Callahan is a threat to the Sand, Jr. and Maxon dominance of this race. For three years in a row, it looked like Callahan had a lock on the top step of the podium only to have his hopes dashed in the closing stages of each race.

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Just under ten laps to go in the 2014 race and here come the top three behind the hard charging Waldron(10) and his teammate Carl Becker(42).

2014 was particularly heart-breaking as he met lapped traffic with less than ten laps to go, losing the lead and win to Sand, Jr. Callahan has never been out of the top 10 finishing positions of this race and counts this race as one he dearly wants to win.

Joining the aforementioned trio as contenders is “Rocket” Rob Warren. Warren is chasing Sand, Jr. in the points and, like the points leader, has six feature wins so far this season.

Three times since 2012 the driver of the 1st to Finish Docks & Hoists machine has crossed the line in third place. His worst finish on record being P13 in 2011. This race could be the one that helps Warren close the 82 point gap to Sand, Jr. in the point standings.

Dave Brigandi, Bob Gangwer, and Domenic Gioia are also expected to battle it out at Sandusky.

Doug “Flash” Forgue built the SUPRS version of Sandusky Speedway as part of SUPRS ongoing commitment to focus on race tracks that have traditionally featured supermodified racing. Development began in June of 2008, with the final product being released in September 2008.

Fans can learn more about the original and oldest 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.


Terry Gibson Memorial 100-Wing-Sandusky Speedway

  • 2009 Terry Gibson Memorial 100 Champion: Myles Maxon
  • 2010 Terry Gibson Memorial 100 Champion: John Davidson
  • 2011 Terry Gibson Memorial 100 Champion: Myles Maxon
  • 2012 Terry Gibson Memorial 100 Champion: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2013 Terry Gibson Memorial 100 Champion: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2014 Terry Gibson Memorial 100 Champion: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2015 Terry Gibson Memorial 100 Champion: Ray Sand, Jr.

Terry Gibson Fast 50-Wing-Sandusky Speedway

  • 2009 Terry Gibson Fast 50 Winner: Dave Biro III
  • 2010 Terry Gibson Fast 50 Winner: Jamie Hartley
  • 2011 Terry Gibson Fast 50 Winner: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2012 Terry Gibson Fast 50 Winner: Joe Achzet
  • 2013 Terry Gibson Fast 50 Winner: Ray Sand, Jr.
  • 2014 Terry Gibson Fast 50 Winner: Canceled
  • 2015 Terry Gibson Fast 50 Winner: Ray Sand, Jr.
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