November 6, 2016 – Goshen, IN…The Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), continues it’s long standing tradition of striving to bring about awareness of the men and women who have served in the United States Military with the running of the 2016 Veterans Day Special on November 8, 2016.
This year the race will be held for the first time at Levi Signature Speedway, a fictional rFactor track built by Gator that should be a real challenge to the SUPRS racers with it’s high-banked tri-oval configuration.
So far this season, there have been six different winners in seven races and the SUPRS Gold Crest Wing Championship points have been in a constant flux among the top five.
Steve Callahan is the most recent winner on the circuit and hopes to use the momentum gained from his North Carolina Swing Championship to catapult him into his second Veterans Day Special win and first since 2009. He’ll have to contend with myriad of tough competitors including his teammate Keith Powell, Joe Achzet as well as former Veterans Day Special winners”Rocket” Rob Warren (2014), and Carl “Bonzai” Becker (2013).
SUPRS believes that there is a real and definite crisis in the United States where our veterans do not receive proper medical care and are often left languishing without a job or home to live in because of addiction , physical and mental health issues.
Because of that, SUPRS will be making a donation to the Infinite Hero Foundation in support of their mission to provide access to “rehabilitation programs that address the unique needs of veterans and their families.”
Practice for the SUPRS Veterans Day Special 75 at Levi Signature Speedway begins at 8:00pm with racing slated to go at 9:00.
Supermodified and sim racing fans alike can view timing and scoring including track telemetry of the Veterans Day Special with SUPRS LIVE! To keep up with your favorite SUPRS racer in an instant just point your browser to www.SUPRS.net/site/live.
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It is the soldier, not the reporter,
Who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet,
Who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the campus organizer,
Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier, not the lawyer,
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the soldier who salutes the flag,
Who serves under the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
who allows the protester to burn the flag.
-Charles M. Province
SUPRS Veterans Day Special History:
- 2015 Veterans Day Special Winner-Ray Sand, Jr. (Madera Speedway-rF-Non-Wing)
- 2014 Veterans Day Special Winner-Rob Warren (Memphis International Speedway-NH-Wing)
- 2013 Veterans Day Special Winner-Carl Becker/Ray Sand, Jr. ( Double Header-Salem Speedway-NH-Wing/Non-Wing)
- 2012 No Race
- 2011 Veterans Day Special Winner-Dave Biro III (New River Valley Speedway-NH-Wing)
- 2010 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)
- 2008 Veterans Day Special Winner-John Davidson (New River Valley Speedway-NH-Wing)