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SUPRS Terry Gibson Memorial is part of the SUPRS/HeatFinder.net Supermodified Challenge
SUPRS Terry Gibson Memorial is part of the SUPRS/HeatFinder.net Supermodified Challenge
Competitive Field Expected for SUPRS Terry Gibson Memorial

January 4, 2019 - Goshen, IN...A strong field of determined competitors are expected to compete for the prestige of winning the Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), 11th Annual Terry Gibson Memorial January 8-9, 2019. This race pays tribute to real supermodified racer Terry Gibson, who lost his life while competing in a supermodified race in 2008 at Toledo Speedway.

Because of the prestige of the race, and also because this year it is part of the SUPRS/HeatFinder.net Supermodified Challenge, (which should bring in, not only more drivers, but some of the most skilled in the nuances of the NASCAR Heat sim racing platform), this two-night extravaganza of sim racing could prove to be one of the best yet.

Paying Tribute to Terry Gibson

SUPRS Terry Gibson Memorial remembers and honors the late Terry Gibson who lost his life during a heat race for the Midwest Supermodified Association at Toledo Speedway on July 18, 2008. Gibson was part of one of the first families of the real supermodified division and was competing in his own car at the time of his death.

Terry is survived by his wife Linda, son, Ryan W. Gibson; a daughter, Lindsay N. Kincaid; his father Todd Gibson, two brothers, Gene Lee (Lucinda) Gibson, Sandusky; Larry (Lisa) Gibson, Marysville; and a sister, Deb (Randy McElroy) Brady, Richwood. Terry was followed in death by his brother Jeff (Shannon) Gibson in 2012, and mother Brenda in 2018.

Elite Few Have Won

From the first race run in 2009, only four drivers have won this challenging event, so it's no exaggeration to say that the Terry Gibson Memorial is not only one of the most sought-after victories on the SUPRS schedule, but also one of the toughest.

Myles Maxon was the first driver to win the race more than once. After winning the inaugural race in 2009, and being beat by Californian John Davidson in 2010, Maxon came back to win in 2011.

Ray Sand, Jr. was the next driver to win the race more than once doing so in 2012 and 2013. Those two wins set him on a path to an incredible four wins in a row. Sand, Jr. could be called "The King of Sandusky" as the 9-Time SUPRS Champion also has three wins in the Terry Gibson Fast 50.

Bob Gangwer took the lead from Rob Warren with 30 laps to go for his first and only win to date in 2016, but Warren came right back in 2017 and then again last year when he joined the two-time winner's club.

ARL Regulars Can't be Counted Out

Fans can expect a few of the regular competitors from the ARL leagues at HeatFinder.net to be in contention for the win both nights. 15-Time ARL Champion, Speedyman11 has indicated he plans on racing and should certainly be in the mix for a win at the "Northcoast Home of the Supermodifieds."

Fellow ARL and HeatFinder.net regulars, Grumpy and BlackKnight are also likely to make an appearance and have shown their ability to adapt to the 900 horsepower, torque-filled, radical offset roadsters known as supermodifieds. It's possible that several others may choose to hop into a supermodified seat as well, creating an even greater challenge to the SUPRS regulars and making for a very entertaining show for the live stream fans both nights.

Fast 50 Winner Gets Guaranteed Spot for Terry Gibson Memorial

The big two-night event to honor the memory of Terry Gibson starts on Tuesday, January 9 with the Fast 50 wing supermodified sim racing show. This quick race is a warm-up to the following night's Terry Gibson Memorial 100. If a driver can win the Fast 50, he's one step closer to winning the big race the next night because he'll have a guaranteed starting spot.


Broadcasting Both Nights

Fans can enjoy both nights of racing with SUPRS LIVE! This two-night NASCAR Heat supermodified sim racing event will feature live streaming video, driver interviews, in stream stats and scoring. Go to www.SUPRS.net/site/live to tune in beginning at 9:00 pm est each night.

Stay in the SUPRS Loop

Regular season updates, as well as real supermodified and sim racing news, are popular features on the Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series Facebook page and Twitter @SUPRSOnline. We’re also on Instagram, YouTube, Google+, and Twitch.

Terry Gibson Fast 50 History:

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.
2017 Terry Gibson Fast 50 Winner: Rob Warren
2018 Terry Gibson Fast 50 Winner: Steve Callahan

Terry Gibson Memorial 100 History-

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
2017 Terry Gibson Memorial 100 Champion: Rob Warren
2018 Terry Gibson Memorial 100 Champion: Rob Warren

Details on Terry Gibson Memorial Times and Schedule of Events:

-Platform: NASCAR Heat
-Modification: SUPRS W v6.
-Track: SUPRS Sandusky Speedway
-A SUPRS Gold Crest points event- All current SUPRS Members in good standing are eligible to run based on SUPRS procedures and rules.
-SUPRS HeatFinder Open Show. All drivers welcome that have registered to race on SUPRS.net
-All drivers MUST be present upon commencement of Drivers Meeting with working mic and headphones to be eligible for show points and handicapping.
-Drivers that miss the Drivers Meeting must start tail of Heat Race/B-Main/Feature.
-Members with less than four (4) previous SUPRS races must start tail regardless of time trial or handicap.
-SUPRS Rulebook shall govern all race procedures including, but not limited to, formats, race length, penalties, etc.

-Race Night Times and Schedule of Events-
Terry Gibson Fast 50 - Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Systems Checks: 8:00pm
Official Practice (13 Lap Sessions): 8:15-8:45pm
Drivers Meeting: 8:45pm
Time Trials: N/A
SUPRS LIVE! Broadcast Window: 9:00pm-10:00pm
Drivers to Cars: 9:04pm
Green Flag Heat 1: 9:05pm
Green Flag Heat 2: 9:10pm
Final Warmup: N/A
Drivers to Cars: 9:15pm
Driver Introductions: 9:15pm
National Anthem: N/A
Green Flag Terry Gibson Fast 50: 9:20pm
SUPRS LIVE! Broadcast Post-Race & Close: 9:35pm
All Servers Closed: 10:00 pm
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11th Annual Terry Gibson Memorial 100 - Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Systems Checks: 7:30pm
Official Practice (13 Lap Sessions): 8:00-8:15pm
Drivers Meeting: 8:15pm
Time Trials: 8:30pm
Green Flag Heat Races: 8:40pm
SUPRS LIVE! Broadcast Window: 9:00pm-10:00pm
Drivers to Cars: 9:04pm
Green Flag B-Main: 9:05pm
Final Warmup: N/A
Drivers to Cars: 9:15pm
Driver Introductions: 9:15pm
National Anthem: 9:18pm
Green Flag 11th Annual Terry Gibson Memorial: 9:20pm
SUPRS LIVE! Broadcast Post-Race & Close: 9:45pm
All Servers Closed: 10:00pm
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Current Track Record: Ray Sand, Jr - 14.239 - sec. - February 9, 2011
Defending Race Winner: Rob Warren
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Specifics and Links:
Platform: NASCAR Heat
Modification: SUPRS W v6 (NASCAR Heat)

Track:
SUPRS Sandusky Speedway (LINK - must be registered to race at SUPRS for downloads)

Format:
Full Race Data Sheet with Formatfor Terry Gibson Fast 50 and 11th Annual Terry Gibson Memorial 100.

TeamSpeak 3 Info:
-http://www.robssuprs.com - PW: 62DionParish

Official League Website:
SUPRS.net

SUPRS W v6 Mod:
DOWNLOAD

Where to Register and Sign-Up for Series:
REGISTER and JOIN SUPRS

Series Schedule:
SCHEDULE

Photo credit: DusterLag / HeatFinder
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