Wing Side Up Twins to Warren, Sand, Jr.

Rob Warren, Ray Sand, Jr. Continue Winning Ways at Wing Side Up Twin 25s

Bristol, TN – December 1, 2015…Rob Warren and Ray Sand, Jr. kept their lock on the Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), victory lane and kept their early season points battle going when they each picked up a win Wing Side Up Twin 25s at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Warren and Sand, Jr. swapped positions from the first twin race to the second, each came from last starting place for their second place finishes, and each received the SUPRSCharger for advancing the most places from their starting spot.

Warren had a slightly tougher time hanging on for the win, being challenged by Steve Callahan for most of the first feature’s 25 laps until Callahan lost the handle of his car and spun out in turn two with less than five laps to go. Sand, Jr. challenged Warren on the restart, but with worn out tires had his hands full just hanging onto his ride. Bob Gangwer nursed his ill-handling machine home for a podium finish.

“I was definitely worried with that last caution because I knew the champ was behind me so I gave it all I had the last couple of laps,” said Warren. It was his fourth win of the SUPRS Gold Crest Wing Championship Season.

In the second twin feature race, Sand, Jr. got a great jump from outside of row one at the start and took the lead away from Steve Callahan exiting turn two. Warren made a hard charge from last place to go side by side with Callahan entering turn three on lap one but the two made contact and Warren was charged with the incident. Both drivers gathered it up but lost valuable time to Sand, Jr. Warren got by Callahan quickly but it was too late to catch Sand, Jr. even though he had a faster car and had to settle for second place.

It was the Rochester, NY native’s fifth win of the season and he said, “I got a great start on Steve, (Callahan), and then when he and Rob got together I was able to pull away.”

Callahan was able to hold onto third by a large margin over Gangwer and Domenic Gioia.

SUPRS resumes action in just one week on December 8 for the prestigious 12th Annual Dion Parish Memorial at Rander Speedway. Former winners include Gangwer (2004), Sean O’Kane (2005), Sand, Jr. (2006, 2007, 2013), Chris Meyers (2008, 2014), John Davidson (2009), Keith Powell (2010), Callahan (2011), and Carl Becker (2012).

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:

12th Annual Wing Side Up Twin 25s

  • December 1, 2015
  • Bristol Motor Speedway
  • SUPRS rFactor NW V1 mod

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

  1. 18-Ray Sand, Jr.; Rochester, NY; RPM, SandmanRacing.com: 11,753 NTR, 11.864
  2. 25-Bob Gangwer; Goshen, IN; Wing Side Up Enterprises, RW Woodworking: 11.955, 11.840
  3. 35-Rob Warren; Pulaski, NY; 1st to Finish Docks & Hoists, Designs of Elegance: 12.062, 11.868
  4. 55-Steve Callahan; Cuyahoga Falls, OH; CPR Motorsports; Exide Battery: 12.034, 11.903
  5. 9-Domenic Gioia; Oswego, NY; Genesee Beer, Lizard Lick Towing: 13.308, 13.110

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

  1. 35-Rob Warren; * ** | 12.024
  2. 18-Ray Sand, Jr; ^ | 12.050 | +0.481
  3. 25-Bob Gangwer; 12.015 | +0.915
  4. 9-Domenic Gioia; 12.131 | +5.195
  5. 55-Steve Callahan; 11.922 | +5.245

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

Feature 2-25 Laps

  1. 18-Ray Sand, Jr;* ** | 11.833
  2. 35-Rob Warren; ! | ^ | 11.644 | +3.666
  3. 55-Steve Callahan; 11.887 | +6.709
  4. 5-Bob Gangwer; 11.878 | +11.878
  5. 9-Domenic Gioia; 11.930 | +28.080

Time of Race: 05:23.453

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

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John Davidson

Founder of SupermodifiedScoreCard.com
SUPRS League Director

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