- Mar. 19 - Champion Park Speedway by Sam Holbrooks


Gary Christian - Jon Mitchell - SUPR

Gary Christian races #5 Jon Mitchell before the Oklahoma teenager completed a run to his first career SUPR Series win at Champion Park Speedway. (Scott Burson)

SUPR: Christian Is Third Young First Time Winner on SUPR Trail

MINDEN, La. - Mar. 19. For the third time in three races to date on the 2011 Southern United Professional Racing (SUPR) tour, a young up-and-coming driver has made his mark in the mid-south racing landscape. Gary Christian, of Broken Bow, Okla., raced to a flag-to-flag victory as the tour returned to Champion Park Speedway Saturday.

Gary Christian VL - Champion Park Speedway

Gary Christian led all the way to complete a run to his first career SUPR Series win at Champion Park Speedway last Saturday.   (Scott Burson)

Kenny Merchant - Ray Moore - Jay Brunson

In the fight for second at Champion Park, Kenny Merchant chases Ray Moore low underneath Jay Brunson. (Scott Burson) 

If there's any doubt that the 21-year-old tour has turned another corner in its evolution, consider that some current competitors have more oval track experience than the first three winners this season have, combined. Christian joins Missouri's Will Vaught and young Texan Morgan Bagley as those who have hoisted Series trophies thus far. The three are also a departure from the domination of the series of mostly Bayou State competitors.

Robbie Starnes - Jamie Burford

Robbie Starnes and #96 Jamie Burford in early action at Champion Park. Starnes went to the feature event and a fifth place finish.(Scott Burson)

Driving the Pannell Motorsports MasterSbilt #33 that was vacated by Colorado's Kelly Boen last year, Christian earned the pole position start by virtue of passing points in earned by winning his heat race from fifth place. En route to the second Late Model win of his racing career, the 17-year-old driver led evey lap of the 40-lap feature, leaving Kenny Merchant in the fight of his life to maintain second all the way to the finish. The Ruston, La. native was trailed by series standout Ray Moore, Allen Tippen, and Houston area veteran Robbie Starnes. 

Rob Litton - Kevin Sitton - Ray Moore

Still struggling a bit in the early season, long-time SUPR Series regular races three-wide with #93 Ray Moore and #20 Kevin Sitton before finishing seventh at CPS. (Scott Burson) 

March 19 - Champion Park Speedway
1) Gary Christian, 2) Kenny Merchant, 3) Ray Moore, 4) Allen Tippen, 5) Robbie Starnes, 6) Timothy Culp, 7) Rob Litton, 8) Bubba Mullins, 9) Morgan Bagley, 10) Josh Danzy, 11) Jon Mitchell, 12) Troy Berdan, 13) Jay Brunson, 14) Derek Perkins, 15) Jody Prince, 16) Ronny Adams, 17) Robbie Stuart, 18) Kevin Sitton, 19) Jeff Chanler, 20) Brett Frazier, 21) Chris Holley, 22) Alan Murray.


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Other Results from October 1-2

Brushcreek Motorsports Complex - Heritage/Bill Bob Weekend

MSCC at Jackson Motor Speedway

Western All Stars at Antioch Speedway and Merced Raceway

Total Seal Late Model Series at Canyon Speedway Park

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Top 50 Drivers For Period Ending 09-25-11

Weekend Warriors

Calumet County Fairgrounds "Chilton Fall Invitational" - Russ Scheffler

Russ Scheffler at Calumet Co. Fairgrounds

Billed as "the largest race at the smallest track in Wisconsin", the Calumet Co. "Fall Invitational" played out on Sept. 23-24,  and Russ Scheffler drove his #74 to the win in the event. (Michael Esser)

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