Turkey Shoot Won by The Rabbit

“The Rabbit” Joe Achzet Wins Turkey Shoot and Burgers’ Smokehouse Thanksgiving Turkey

Memphis, TN – November 15, 2016…Joe Achzet of Yorkville, NY lived up to his nickname “The Rabbit” taking off at the start to led all 40 laps and take the win in the 12th Annual Turkey Shoot for the Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS),  at Memphis Motorsports Park. Achzet’s second feature win of the season earned him a Thanksgiving turkey from Burgers’ Smokehouse.

2016 Turkey Shoot podium graphic

“The Rabbit” shot a Turkey! Joe Achzet dominated SUPRS 12th Annual Turkey Shoot at Memphis Motorsports Park. (Graphic by BreezeGraphics.com)

Achzet was quick all night long setting a New Track Record of 17.302 and winning the Turkey Trot Dash. He wasted no time getting out front and the only thing slowing him down on the way to his second feature win of the season were two quick cautions.

“This is definitively redemption after a couple of weeks,” said the driver of the GraphX car. ” I took a different approach tonight. I wasn’t going to conserve for 40 laps and I wasn’t going to give anyone a shot at me. I was going to run away and hide and if they were fast enough to catch me they caught me.” 

Keith Powell chased Achzet across the line nearly two seconds in arrears while Rob Warren held off a hard charging Domenic Gioia at the end of the race to finish third. Gioia set the fastest lap of the race.

Chad Phelps brought home the 10 lap heat race win in his first race back with SUPRS in a couple of weeks. His teammate Kyle Clark had one of his best runs of the season so far with a strong fifth place finish.

SUPRS takes two weeks off to allow members to spend time with their families over the Thanksgiving holiday. Action fires up again on November 29 for the 13th Annual Wing Side Up Twin 25s at Bristol Motor Speedway. Full details can be found on the SUPRS schedule page.

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12th Annual Turkey Shoot

  • Race 9 of 42
  • November 15, 2016
  • SUPRS rFactor W v7.0 mod
  • Memphis Motorsports Park

Time Trials (showing car number, driver name, hometown, sponsors, lap 1, lap 2-best lap underlined)

  1. 14-Joe Achzet; Yorkville, NY; Cottontail Designs, GraphX: 17.302, 17.347
  2. 41-Keith Powell; Carrollton, OH; Icings on Top, CPR Motorsports: 17.346, 17.527
  3. 15-Joey Callahan; Cuyahoga Falls, OH; Jack Daniels, CPR Motorsports: 17.431, 17.700
  4. 25-Bob Gangwer; Goshen, IN; RW Woodworking, Wing Side Up Enterprises: 17.440, 17.537
  5. 9-Domenic Gioia; Oswego, NY; Pabst Blue Ribbon, Team Domination Motorsports: 17.482, 17.618
  6. X-Chad Phelps; New Haven, NY; Haun Welding Supply, Disturbed Motorsports: 17.530, 17.713
  7. 38-Kyle Clark; Mexico, NY; Coors’ Light, Disturbed Motorsports: 17.559 17.672
  8. 35-Rob Warren; Pulaski, NY; 1st to Finish Race Servers, Designs of Elegance: 17.732, 17.870
  9. 7-Nelson Rodrigues; Stoneham, MA; None: 17.745, 17.943
  10. 77-Kevin Timmins; Baldwinsville, NY; BreezeGraphics.com, Wesley Motorsports: 17.776, 18.159
  11. 52-Dave Brigandi; Syracuse, NY; Buffalo Bio-Diesel, Terry: 17.910, 18.506
  12. 42-Carl Becker; Lansing, MI; Wholesale Diamond Exchange, Michigan Hill Gang: 18.855, NT
  13. 55-Steve Callahan; Cuyahoga Falls, OH; Exide Battery, CPR Motorsports: NT

Turkey Trot Dash-6 Laps (showing finish, car number, driver name)

  1.  14-Joe Achzet
  2. 41-Keith Powell
  3. 15-Joey Callahan
  4. 25-Bob Gangwer

Heat Race-10 Laps (showing finish, car number, driver name)

  1. X-Chad Phelps
  2. 9-Domenic Gioia
  3. 35-Rob Warren
  4. 38-Kyle Clark
  5. 55-Steve Callahan
  6. 77-Kevin Timmins
  7. 7-Nelson Rodrigues
  8. 52-Dave Brigandi
  9. 42-Carl Becker

Feature-40 Laps (showing car number, driver, name, bonus, starting position, fastest lap, distance behind winner)

  1.  14-Joe Achzet; * | ** | P1 | 17.087
  2. 41-Keith Powell:  P2 | 17.192 | +1.710
  3. 35-Rob Warren; P7 | 17.220 | +4.588
  4. 9-Domenic Gioia: ! | P6 | 16.990 | +4.767
  5. 38-Kyle Clark: P8 | 17.147 | +7.854
  6. 15-Joey Callahan: P8 | 17.447 | +14.899
  7. X-Chad Phelps: P5 | 17.316  | +15.025
  8. 25-Bob Gangwer; P4 | 17.487 | +15.424
  9. 7-Nelson Rodrigues: P11 | 17.508 |  +1 Lap
  10. 55-Steve Callahan; P9 | 17.798 |  +1 Lap
  11. 77-Kevin Timmins: P10 | 17.429 | +1 Lap
  12. 52-Dave Brigandi: P12 | 18.119  | +3 Laps
  13. 42-Carl Becker; P13 | 20.352 | DNF (Pulled off)

Time of Race:  14:50 .696

  • Denotes Lap Led
  • ** Denotes Most Laps Led
  • ! Denotes Fastest Lap of Race

Bobby G.

Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series co-founder. "Voice of the Supermodifieds" Owner Bob Gangwer's Wing Side Up on the World Wide Web http://www.wingsideup.wordpress.com Christian, father, cigar smoker, bourbon drinker & race fan.

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