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SUPRS 2020 Terry Gibson Memorial Victory Lane
Callahan Finally Wins Terry Gibson Memorial at Sandusky

January 15, 2020…Steve Callahan has been oh, so, close to winning the one Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), race he wanted most. On multiple occasions, he's had victory within his grasp only to have it stolen within the last 10 laps of the race. That scenario has finally changed, and Callahan can now be called a champion of the Terry Gibson Memorial 100 at Sandusky Speedway. Callahan successfully kept his teammate Keith Powell and former winner Bob Gangwer at bay for the entire 100 lap distance of another nail-biter that went right down to the checkered flag.


Humble in Victory Lane

Steve Callahan remained his usual humble self, and while nearly speechless, was quick to say how honored he was to win the race. “This is just such an honor to win the Terry Gibson Memorial. The Gibson family have given their lives to this sport, it’s all just very humbling.”

The CPR Motorsports team member went on to say, “For CPR to finish 1, 2 is just awesome. I want to thank everyone, Cyndi at Icings on Top, BreezeGraphics.com, Kevin at Hairbag studios for making us look better than what we probably are on the broadcasts, Rob at 1st to Finish Race Servers for two flawless nights of racing, and SUPRS for everything they do.”

“Really, I don’t know what to say, I’m pretty speechless right now,” he said. “I went into this race differently than before. Normally, I’d lay back, take it easy, let the race sort out. Well, that obviously didn’t work, so I just decided to go for it, run every lap like it was the last one and it worked!”

100 Lap Fight

From the drop the of the green flag, Callahan was in a pressure cooker trying to hold onto the lead while keeping his teammate Keith Powell and 2016 Terry Gibson Memorial winner Bob Gangwer behind him. For the first half of the race, the trio pulled away from the rest of the field lap after lap, until they had built up a five second gap to the fourth place running Rob Warren.

Between them though, there was never more than a car width separating the top three. Callahan said, “No matter what I tried, Keith and Bob were always right there, I just couldn’t get away from them, the really made me work for this one.”

CPR on Top in Time Trials, Gangwer Wins B

Earlier in the evening, Keith Powell set fast time in Time Trials with a lap of 14.422 with Callahan right behind him at 14.468. Rob Warren and Brad Keysor rounded out the Fast 4 drivers that were locked into the A-Main.

Bob Gangwer won the 15 lap B-Main, placing him in fifth starting place for the 100 lapper. The two-time Terry Gibson Memorial 100 winner Rob Warren, elected to go for the SUPRS Challenge, giving up his fourth place starting spot, and moving to the last row hoping to come to the front and win for 20 bonus points. Warren got as far as fourth in a spirited run that earned him the SUPRS Charger award for the second night in a row.

Callahan Flies to Fast 50 Win

In the companion Terry Gibson Fast 50, run on Tuesday January 14, Steve Callahan served notice that he’s as fast as ever, flying away from the Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), pack and into victory lane at Sandusky Speedway. For the second straight year, Rob Warren and Bob Gangwer finished second and third, albeit, a great distance behind the dominant winner.



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SUPRS RACE RESULTS

12th Annual Terry Gibson Memorial
Race 19 of 42
January 15, 2020
Sandusky Speedway
Sandusky, OH
SUPRS NASCAR Heat W v6 mod
100 Laps

Time Trials (showing car number, driver name, hometown, sponsors, lap 1, lap 2, fastest lap underlined, Fast 4 eligible for redraw)

41-Keith Powell; Carrollton, OH; Icings on Top, CPR Motorsports: 14.481, 14.422
55-Steve Callahan; Cuyahoga Falls, OH; Exide Battery, CPR Motorsports: 14.515, 14.468
35-Rob Warren; Pulaski, NY; 1st to Finish Race Servers, Designs of Elegance: 14.494, 14.471
3-Brad Keysor; Liverpool, NY; Southern Hills Storm Football; Nebraska Corn Huskers: 14.736, 14.474
25-Bob Gangwer; Goshen, IN; RW Woodworking, Wing Side Up Enterprises: 14.694, 14.500
22-Zach Sears (R); Round Lake Beach, IL; Midwest Supermodified Series, Adkin’s Glass: 14.639, 14.704
42-Carl Becker; Lansing, MI; Wholesale Diamond Exchange, Michigan Hill Gang: 14.702, 14.708
7-Nelson Rodrigues; Stoneham, MA; Star Speedway, Dunkin Donuts: 15.447, 14.810

B-Main-10 Laps (showing car number, driver, name)

1. 25-Bob Gangwer
2. 42-Carl Becker
3. 22-Zach Sears (R)
4. 7-Nelson Rodrigues

Time of Race: 4:28.000


Feature-100 Laps (showing car number, driver, name, bonus, starting position, fastest lap, distance behind winner)

1. 55-Steve Callahan; * | ** | P1 | 14.404
2. 41-Keith Powell; P2 | 14.391 | +0.131
3. 25- Bob Gangwer; ! | P4 | 14.384 | +0.358
4. 35-Rob Warren; ^ | P8 | 14.456 | +5.606
5. 3-Brad Keysor; P3 | 14.503 | +1 Lap
6. 22-Zach Sears; P6 | 14.493 | +3 Laps
7. 7-Nelson Rodrigues; P7 | 14.580 | +3 Laps
8. 42-Carl Becker; P5 | 14.404 | DNF ( Pulled Off)

Time of Race: 25:32.719


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

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SUPRS RACE RESULTS

Terry Gibson Fast 50
Race 18 of 42
January 15, 2020
Sandusky Speedway
Sandusky, OH
SUPRS NASCAR Heat W v6 mod
50 Laps

Heat Race 1 – 10 Laps (showing finish, car number, driver name, hometown, sponsors-top 2, eligible for invert)

1. 7-Nelson Rodrigues; Stoneham, MA; Star Speedway, Dunkin Donuts
2. 55-Steve Callahan; Cuyahoga Falls, OH; Exide Battery; CPR Motorsports
3. 41-Keith Powell; Carrolton, OH; Icings on Top, CPR Motorsports
4. 22-Zach Sears; Round Lake Beach, IL; Midwest Supermodified Series, Adkin’s Glass

Time of Race: 3:18.616

Heat Race 2 – 10 Laps (showing finish, car number, driver name, hometown, sponsors-top 2, eligible for invert)

1. 42-Carl Becker; Lansing, MI; Wholesale Diamond Exchange, Michigan Hill Gang
2. 25-Bob Gangwer; Goshen, IN; RW Woodworking, WAG’s Machine Shop
3. 35-Rob Warren; Pulaski, NY; 1st to Finish Race Servers; Designs of Elegance
4. 3-Brad Keysor; Liverpool, NY; Southern Hills Storm Football, Justice League

Time of Race: 3:30.997

Feature-50 Laps (showing car number, driver name, bonus, starting position, fastest lap, distance behind winner)

1. 55-Steve Callahan: * | ** | ! | P1 | 14.416
2. 35-Rob Warren: ^ | P5 | 14.534 | +8.197
3. 25-Bob Gangwer: P4 | 14.488 | +9.764
4. 41-Keith Powell: P6 | 14.492 | +9.954
5. 42-Carl Becker: P2 | 14.488 | +13.763
6. 3-Brad Keysor: P8 | 14.554 | +13.966
7. 22-Zach Sears: P7 | 14.483 | +1 Laps
8. 7-Nelson Rodrigues: P1 | 14.640 | +12 Laps

Time of Race: 13:12.049

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

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