Wing Side Up Twin Wins to Achzet, Warren

Joe Achzet Wins Second Race in a Row, Rob Warren Ties John Davidson for All-Time Wing Side Up Twin Victories

November 29, 2016 – Bristol, TN…Joe Achzet and Rob Warren split the wins in the 13th Annual Wing Side Up Twin 25s at Bristol Motor Speedway after two very competitive races for the Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series on Tuesday.

Wing Side Up Twin 25s screenshot

Joe Achzet and Rob Warren picked up a Twin win at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Screenshot by BreezeGraphics.com)

Achzet inherited the lead when Steve Callahan met a lapped car faster than he expected. His CPR Motorsports machine quickly swapped ends while trying to avoid the slower car and somehow the close running pack missed him. His shot at winning another Wing Side Up Twin 25 was dashed, but he was able to pick a few spots at the end to finish seventh.

It was then all Achzet at the point, but with each restart he had his hands full holding off Rob Warren. The two, who have had their fair share of close encounters already this season, raced each other and the mighty Tennessee racetrack with great respect as they fought to keep Chad Phelps behind them.

Going right down to the wire, the two fought each other and their worn out sim racing supermodifieds down the backstretch on the last lap. Holding their breath and gripping the steering wheel tight, they came from turn four side by side with Achzet able to eek out the win by just 0.098 seconds.

While moving through the pack to the front toward his third win of the season, Achzet passed the most cars and received the SUPRSCharger award worth 10 bonus points.

In the second feature race  Warren got a great jump from the outside row one and took the lead away from Keith Powell by the time the two hit the backstretch. Warren held off spirited charges by Powell, Joe Achzet and Chad Phelps, watching as the scoreboard showed all but Powell fall victim to the treacherous banks of Bristol.

Powell, who is in a fierce Gold Crest Wing Championship points battle with Warren, hung on to second at the finish with Kyle Clark charging from fifth to third on a late race restart.

It was the Pulaski, NY native’s third win of the season. He set the fastest lap of both features as well.

Domenic Gioia claimed the SUPRSCharger in the second Twin 25 after advancing four places from where he started.

Earlier in the evening, Steve Callahan set a new track record when he obliterated the timing clocks with an 11.464 second lap.

Chad  Phelps won the lone heat race over Kevin Timmins, Dave Brigandi, and Carl Becker.

SUPRS resumes action in just one week on December 6 for the prestigious 13th Annual Dion Parish Memorial at Kalamazoo Speedway.

Practice begins at 8:00pm and Racing at 9:00pm.

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.


SUPRS RACE RESULTS:

13th Annual Wing Side Up Twin 25s

  • Race 10-11 of 42
  • November 29, 2016
  • SUPRS rFactor W v7.0 mod
  • Bristol Motor Speedway

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

  1. 55-Steve Callahan; Cuyahoga Falls, OH; Exide Battery, CPR Motorsports: 11.464, 11.564
  2. 14-Joe Achzet; Yorkville, NY; Cottontail Designs, GraphX: 11.498, 11.636
  3. 35-Rob Warren; Pulaski, NY; 1st to Finish Race Servers, Designs of Elegance: 11.517, 11.785
  4. 15-Joey Callahan; Cuyahoga Falls, OH; Jack Daniels, CPR Motorsports: 11.601, 11.905
  5. 25-Bob Gangwer; Goshen, IN; RW Woodworking, Wing Side Up Enterprises: 11.815, 11.886
  6. 41-Keith Powell; Carrollton, OH; Icings on Top, CPR Motorsports: 11.867, 12.003
  7. 38-Kyle Clark; Mexico, NY; Coors’ Light, Disturbed Motorsports: 11.925 11.001
  8. 9-Domenic Gioia; Oswego, NY; Pabst Blue Ribbon, Team Domination Motorsports: 12.443, 12.650
  9. 52-Dave Brigandi; Syracuse, NY; Buffalo Bio-Diesel, Terry: 12.666, 12.935
  10. 42-Carl Becker; Lansing, MI; Wholesale Diamond Exchange, Michigan Hill Gang: 14.342, 14.514
  11. X-Chad Phelps; New Haven, NY; Haun Welding Supply, Disturbed Motorsports: NT
  12. 77-Kevin Timmins; Baldwinsville, NY; BreezeGraphics.com, Wesley Motorsports: NT

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

  1. X-Chad Phelps
  2. 77-Kevin Timmins
  3. 52-Dave Brigandi
  4. 42-Carl Becker

Feature 1 – 25 Laps (showing car number, driver, name, bonus, starting position, fastest lap, distance behind winner)

  1.  14-Joe Achzet; * | ** | ^ | P8 | 11.493
  2. 35-Rob Warren; * | ! | P7 | 11.287 | +0.098
  3. X-Chad Phelps: P5 | 11.691  | +0.354
  4. 38-Kyle Clark: P3 | 11.791 | +3.064
  5. 25-Bob Gangwer; P4 | 11.696 | +3.141
  6. 77-Kevin Timmins: P10 | 11.812 | +4.384
  7. 55-Steve Callahan; P1 | 11.568 |  +4.454
  8. 9-Domenic Gioia: P2 | 12.262 | +7.831
  9. 41-Keith Powell:  P6 | 11.516 | +2 Laps
  10. 42-Carl Becker; P12 | 14.307 | +4 Laps
  11. 15-Joey Callahan: P5 | NT | DNF (Pulled off)
  12. 52-Dave Brigandi: DNS

Time of Race:  16:34.139

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

Feature 2 – 25 Laps (showing car number, driver, name, bonus, starting position, fastest lap, distance behind winner)

  1.  35-Rob Warren; * | ** | ! | P2 | 11.467
  2. 41-Keith Powell:  P1 | 11.908 | +1.710
  3. 38-Kyle Clark: P6 | 11.749 | +7.854
  4. 25-Bob Gangwer; P7 | 11.868 | +15.424
  5. 55-Steve Callahan; P8 | 11.769 |  +1 Lap
  6. 9-Domenic Gioia: ^ | P10 | 12.085 | +4.767
  7. X-Chad Phelps: P4 | 11.670 | +15.025
  8. 77-Kevin Timmins: P3 | 11.871 | +1 Lap
  9. 52-Dave Brigandi: P11 | 12.667  | +3 Laps
  10. 14-Joe Achzet; P5 | 11.792 | DNF (Accident)
  11. 42-Carl Becker; P9 | 15.360 | DNF (Pulled Off)

Time of Race:  16:43.567

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

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