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Ohh Hauls in Harvest
October 6, 2020 – LaPorte, IN..Dave Ohh of Union, CT, won the Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series, (SUPRS), 17th Annual Harvest of Speed Tuesday night at LaPorte Speedway. At 19 drivers, it was the largest field for the race since 2008, and when all those drivers took the green flag, chaos ensued. Ohh was able to steer clear of the chaos to open the season with the win over defending winner Rob Warren by nearly seven seconds. Keith Powell scored a podium for the second year in a row, finishing in third.




Comes from The Back


As has been the case in many of his wins, Dave Ohh came from the back of the pack to claim his first Harvest of Speed after having his Time Trial run disallowed by SUPRS officials. Starting deep in the 19 car field didn’t faze the SUPRS 2020 Gold Crest Non-Wing Supermodified Champion. In fact, he thought it was a bit of an advantage. “Totally surprised I made it as far as I did. I think I got damage lap one turn one, but it seemed like starting in the back helped, and I was able to pick my way through,” said the TMS Wolfpack sponsored driver. Ohh’s win also puts him on top of the Indyana Supermod Challenge which started with this race and ends with a double-header at Indianapolis Raceway Park in April.

Ohh, Sears Win Heats

Earlier in the evening, former Harvest of Speed winner, Bob Gangwer set fast time at 12.690 seconds, while Warren won the dash. Ohh and 2019-20 Icings on Top Rookie of the Year, Zach Sears won the 10 lap heat races.

Seven Drivers Made First Harvest Start

Danny Ray, Ryan Cloonan, John Held, Bobby Hayduk, Erich Becker, Dick Schuler, and Steven Vincent all made their first Harvest of Speed starts with Icings on Top Rookie of the Year candidate Held having the best finish and also claiming the SUPRS Charger award finishing in the ninth position.

After the race Held of Hagersville, ON, CAN said, “It was kinda crazy out there but it was fun.” I tired not to make mistakes I tell ya, there wasn’t much clear track that whole 75 laps and it was hard to keep an eye open for all that traffic and hard to tell if it was a leader or someone you were racing against.”

Held, was quick to thank his sponsors saying, “I wanna give a shout out to NAPA. It’s where I’ve been working for about 30 years and we’ll put it, (the broadcast replay), up at work and have a laugh or two about it. This is a fun group of guys to race with, and I’m looking foward to the rest of the year.”

Get Social with SUPRS

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, Following @SUPRSOnline on Twitter, and viewing SUPRS videos on YouTube. Don’t forget, SUPRS has a Twitch.

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SUPRS Race Results-Box Score

SUPRS 17th Annual Harvest of Speed
Tuesday October 6, 2020
LaPorte Speedway
SUPRS NASCAR Heat W v6 mod
75 laps
2020-21 Indyana Supermod Challenge Race 1

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Time Trials (showing car number, driver name, hometown, sponsors, lap 1, lap 2-best lap highlighted, Fast 4 Eligible for Fast Car Dash)

25-Bob Gangwer; B&G Racing Photos, RW Woodworking: 12.722, 12.690
02-Kyle Perry; Fulton, NY; Bellinger Auto, Orange Crate Brewing: 12.779, 12.756
35-Rob Warren; Pulaski, NY; 1st to Finish Docks & Hoists, Designs of Elegance: 12.756, 12.827
41-Keith Powell; Crestline, OH; Icings on Top, CPR Motorsports: 12.862, 12.837
42-Carl Becker; Lansing, MI; Wholesale Diamond Exchange, Michigan Hill Gang: 12.865, 12.992
10-Gary Waldron; Wyoming, MI; Kenowa Auto Supply, Michigan Hill Gang: 13.105, 13.015
17-John HeldR; Hagersville, ON, CAN; NAPA Auto Parts, Coca-Cola: 13.079, 13.023
3-Brad Keysor; Liverpool, NY; Southern Hills Storm Football, Justice League: 13.084, 13.309
22-Zach Sears; Round Lake Beach, IL; Midwest Supermodified Series, Adkins Glass: 13.115, 13.287
28-Steven VincentR; Cicero, NY; Creative Assistant: 13.272, 13.324
14-Bobby Hayduk; Brook Park, OH; American Heart Assoc., American Diabetes Assoc.: 13.439, 13.853
56-Dick Schuler; Chisago City, MN; Gooby Beer, Schu Racing: 13.460, 13.820
13-Ryan CloonanR; Oswego, NY; Simability: 13.470, 13.670
83-Frank Keene; Scranton, PA; Mellow Yellow, DSES: 13.521, 13.784
08-Danny Ray; Goshen, IN; Smokie Bone’s Downhome Kitchen, Masterbrand: 13.543, 13.801
24-Jeff Bivens; Ft. Mill, SC; NHAutosport, US Foods: 20.817, NT
27-Erich Becker; Shelby, MI; Mahle Pistons, Plante Moran Tax: NT
11-Dave Ohh; Union, CT; TMS Wolfpack: NT
7-Nelson Rodrigues; Stoneham, MA; Star Speedway: NT

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Supermodified Fast Car Dash – 5 Laps (showing place, car number, driver name)

35-Rob Warren
41-Keith Powell
02-Kyle Perry
25-Bob Gangwer

Time of Race: N/A

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Supermodified Heat Race 1 – 10 Laps (showing place, car number, driver name)

11-Dave Ohh
3-Brad Keysor
83-Frank Keene
24-Jeff Bivens
28-Steve VincentR
42-Carl Becker
14-Bobby Hayduk

Time of Race: 3:38.983

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Supermodified Heat Race 2 – 10 Laps (showing place, car number, driver name)

22-Zach Sears
10-Gary Waldron
17-John HeldR
56-Dick Schuler
08-Danny Ray
13-Ryan CloonanR
27-Erich Becker

Time of Race: 3:43.983

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Feature – 75 Laps (showing car number, driver, name, bonus, starting place/best lap time/distance behind winner)


11-Dave Ohh; * / ** / P18 / 12.667
35-Rob Warren; * / P1 / 12.775 / +6.839
41-Keith Powell; ! / * / P2 / 12.667 / +8.252
25-Bob Gangwer; P4 / 12.788 / +1 Lap
3-Brad Keysor; P5 / 12.881 / +1 Lap
22-Zach Sears; P8 / 12.931 / +1 Lap
02-Kyle Perry; P3 / 12.776 / +1 Lap
42-Carl Becker; P5 / 12.877 / +1 Lap
17-John Held; P17 ^ / 12.888 / +2 Laps
13-Ryan Cloonan; P15 / 12.923 / +2 Laps
10-Gary Waldron; P8 / 12.852 / +2 Laps
28-Steven Vincent; P16 / 13.137 / +5 Laps
24-Jeff Bivens; P9 / 12.934 / +6 Laps
7-Nelson Rodrigues; P19 / 13.394 / +7 Laps
56-Dick Schuler; P10 / 13.573 / +11 Laps
83-Frankie Keene; P7 / 12.977 / DNF
08-Danny Ray; P12 / 13.028 / DNF
14-Bobby Hayduk; P13 / 13.570 / DNF
27-Erich Becker; P14 / 13.337 / DNF

Time of Race:
18:33.119

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

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