Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Race three at Redwood Acres Raceway on the docket

The North State Modifieds will be making their first of three visits to Redwood Acres Raceway this Sunday

Eureka, CA (May 23, 2018) – After a two-week break, racing returns to Redwood Acres Raceway for a special Sunday afternoon Memorial Day weekend event. While the Super Six Late Model Challenge series cars are not part of this weekend’s O’Reilly Auto Parts Tribute to the Troops program, the ever-popular North State Modified Series will join the Acres’ regular divisions of roadrunners, Legends, Bandoleros, bombers and mini stocks.

Nick and Dylan Ford lead the current standings in the Compass Community Credit Union roadrunners. It will be interesting to see if both will be racing this weekend as the two severely damaged their cars in the second main event on May 12th. Lindsey Zito was the benefactor of that incident and claimed her first win. She sits third in the standings. Patrick Sproul and Amanda Lohr complete the top five.

The new Bandolero division has brought new excitement to the 3/8-mile paved oval. Lane Anderson has been a dominate force in the class as he has won all but one race thus far. He holds a 15-point lead over Aiden Kimberling. Kadence Mace is third followed by Maleesa Miles and Donnie Murrell.

Former Thunder Roadster racer, Chris Lawrence has made a smooth transition over to the NorthCoast Lighting and Electric Legends division. His lead over his step-son Tyler Peach is 12 points going into this weekend. Brent Mack is five points behind Peach in third with Tyler Krupa and Brad Curtice finish out the top five.

Nick Green is the point leader for the Fortuna Wheel & Brake bombers. His advantage in the championship battle is only three points. Ryan Walters holds down second while third place Jim Redd is one point behind Walters in third. Sam Brown sits in fourth with Kolby Jackson fifth.

The battle in the Humboldt Hydroponics mini stock class is also a tight one. Eugene Palmer leads Brian Murrell, Jr. by five markers. Both drivers had issues in the May 12th race which not only allowed third place Trevor Eacret to close in points but also obtain his first main event win. Veteran Gary Klientobe is a steady fourth in the standings with Jordan Paiment two points behind Kleintobe in fifth.

The weekend off for the Mid-City Motor World Super Six Late Model Challenge Series will be a good thing for several drivers. Mic Moulton has won both races in the. He has an 11-point advantage over Dane Nissen. David Henderson lies in third, 13 points in arrears to Moulton. Marty Walsh and Tim Crenshaw both have catching up to do as they are 21 and 31 points behind Moulton.

This Sunday will be the first of three times that the North State Modifieds will be racing at Redwood Acres Raceway. Throughout the 2018 season, the series will be featuring the “Driving Out Cancer Tour”, which is bringing awareness to cancer research. The tour was inspired by series’ competitor Rick Avila. The NSMS opened their season at Shasta Speedway on May 12th with Kris Price winning over Randy Houston, Cameron Austin, Jason Philpot and Dustin Derosier. Houston currently leads the series’ standings by one point over Price. The modifieds raced at Redwood Acres Raceway three times in 2017 with three different drivers taking main event wins; Darrin Sullivan, Randy Houston and Darrin Knight.

For more information for this weekend’s events as well as race and points results, visit Redwood Acres Raceway’s website, www.RedwoodAcresRacing.com You can find RAR on Facebook as well by visiting www.facebook.com/RedwoodAcresRaceway

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

North State Modifieds Move North To Eureka

Randy Houston (#9) of Medford, Oregon is the current North State Modified
Series points leader by one point over Kris Price of Sacramento

Via NSMS Media

The North State Modified Series, presented by Protect the Harvest, moves north to Redwood Acres Raceway this Memorial Day weekend for race #2 of the “Driving Out Cancer” awareness tour. The race will be on Sunday night, May 27. A Saturday afternoon practice will be held on the 3/8 mile paved oval from 1pm until 6pm. Redwood Acres Raceway is located on the Redwood Acres Fairgrounds at 3750 Harris Street in Eureka, CA.

The O'Reilly Nor-Cal 60 lap feature will pay $1000 to the winner plus a $250 bonus from Ward Land Management and Development (WLM&D.). The Lucas Oil Dash for Cash contenders run for $100 to win and $50 for second place. In addition, the top 15 drivers in the NSMS points standings will share in the $2500 Lucas Oil Tow Money program, and every driver that enters the event gets $100 bonus tow money.

The first NSMS tour race was held at Shasta Speedway earlier this month. Kris Price of Sacramento was the winner of the feature, while Darrin Knight of Kelseyville set fast time over the 27 car field. Adrianna Strugnell, Kelseyville, earned the Keyser Hard Charger award by passing the most cars.

A new points system finds Randy Houston of Medford, Oregon leading over Kris Price by one point due to his second fast qualifying lap. Santa Rosa's Cameron Austin sits third in points followed by Sacramento's Jason Philpot and Cloverdale driver Dustin DeRosier.

The North State Modified Series will join the local bombers, road runners ,bandoleros, legends cars and mini stocks. For more information visit the North State Modified Series Facebook page or call the NSMS business office at 707-2724-1662.

The North State Modified Series is presented by: Protect the Harvest, Lucas Oil, Ward Land Management & Development, Hoosier Tire West, Sunoco Race Fuels, Naake Suspension, Five Star Bodies, Racer Bling, Keyser Racing Products, Scribner Plastics and Frank's Radios

Humboldt Outlaw Karts return to Redwood Acres

500cc/Open kart race winner, Tony Miles

Eureka, CA (May 20, 2018) – After a month’s break, outlaw kart racing returned to the Redwood Acres fairgrounds for the second event of the season. John’s Used Cars and Wreckers sponsored the event which proved to be a brisk and windy day at the 1/10-mile dirt oval but that didn’t prevent the racing on the track to be exciting.

Corbin Green took the heat race victory for the Champagne Attorney Service beginner box stocks. Green shot out to the lead of the 20-lap main event. Jack Myer slipped into second past Danica Kinsey. Green pulled out to a several kart-length lead over Myer but as the race progressed, Myer began to slowly close in. Green spun handing the lead over to Myer and causing the race’s only caution flag. Myer led the restart but it didn’t take long for Green to move back to the lead as he moved under and past Myer for the lead in the closing stages. At the finish it was Green winning over Myer, Aaliyah Mitchell and Kinsey.

The Williamson Financial box stock heat race was claimed by Derrick Kessler, Jr. The 20-lap main event was brought to the green flag by Brady Osborn and Sonya Osborn. Brady shot out to the early lead but the race was filled with caution flags. The most notable came when Janice Walters lost power down the back stretch. Brady Osbourn tried to avoid Walters while second place Kessler tried to do the same. Both karts collided bringing out a caution but both were able to continue. Sonya Osborn inherited the lead briefly but Grant Williamson was able to quickly take over. Williamson led for a while but Kessler was able to work his way back to the lead in the closing stages. The finish saw Kessler take the victory followed by Sonya Osborn, Walters, Brady Osborn and Williamson.

In the Wes Green Landscaping 125/550cc heat race, Chelsea Champagne was the victor. The main event was dominated flag-to-flag by Landen Green. His closest competitor was Champagne who tried everything she could to apply pressure Green to make a mistake. Unfortunately for her, that mistake never came. Green was able to take the win over Champagne, Wyatt Burns, Malessa Miles and Mkinzy Uselton.

Michlette Family Racing stepped up to sponsor the pure stock division. Michael Lawrence was the winner of the heat race. The main event proved to be a playing ground for Jordan Michlette as he was able to take the lead after a caution slowed the field. A late caution bunched the field and allowed Lawrence to close in. However, Michlette was able to pull out to a sizable lead and the race win. Lawrence placed second while Curtis Lyon.

The NorCal Automotive 500cc/open karts were in action. It proved to be Tony Miles’ day as he was able to win the heat race and dominate the feature event. Dax Williamson placed second.

The next scheduled even for the Humboldt Outlaw Karts on Thursday June 21st. The event will be the biggest of the season for the karts with the race occurring on opening day of the Redwood Acres Fair. Automotive Workshop & Fabrication will be presenting the event. For more information for the upcoming events, please visit www.HumboldtOutlawKarts.com or www.facebook.com/HumboldtOutlawKarts

Kleyn Looking to Back Up Victory at South Sound Speedway



Via NSLMS Media

Wenatchee, WA (May 21, 2018) When the Northwest Super Late Model Series Inc. (NWSLMS) makes its second official start at South Sound Speedway (SSS) on June 2nd, Mitch Kleyn (Quincy, WA) is hoping to be first to the checkered flag at the 3/8th mile oval for a repeat of last year’s victory. Kleyn and crew chief, Travis Sharpe put the Wild 1 Racing, Thaemert Farms, and 12 Hawks Chevrolet across the stripe in the lead to win his first Super Late Model event at the 2017 outing.

Kleyn, who is the only driver to have competed in every NWSLMS event, started racing in 1990 in the Street Stock division, and has raced in many classes over the last 20 years. Attending a Fall Classic many years back, Kleyn dreamed of someday owning a Super Late Model. Seven years ago, the right opportunity came along, and he made it happen. Finishing 2nd or 3rd in the championship point standings each year, Kleyn has been consistent in his bid to claim a championship. “In 2018, we are looking forward to winning as many races as we can,” noted Kleyn, “and if a championship or two happen that would be great!!!”

Coming from a racing family, Kleyn remembers his father taking his brothers and him to Ephrata Speedway in the 70’s and 80’s to the races. There he watched Christian Roeder race and win many times. Despite their father’s warning to never race, Mitch and both of his brothers have all been behind the wheel.

Kleyn’s son, Kasey, is already following in his father’s footsteps. Kasey wants to be a racer and has been running in the Bandolero division for the past few years. Later this summer, he will be testing a Junior Late Model and if all goes well, Kasey will be making his debut at Madera Speedway later this summer. “Someday, if he wants, Wild 1 Racing will be his,” said Kleyn. “I will only race a couple times and help him chase his dreams.”

When asked what he does when he’s not racing, Kleyn says he didn’t understand the question. He then laughed and noted that he’s always racing. A tight knit family, Kleyn is Kasey and daughter Brooke’s chauffeur during the week for school and afterschool sports. However, Rhonda Kleyn makes it all happen according to her husband, from keeping the troops fed and the cars vinyl looking pristine.

The racing action starts Saturday, June 2nd. For more information http://www.southsoundspeedway.com/

Current Point’s Standings WVSO 042818
Pos Car# Driver Name
1 52 Brittney Zamora 53
2 15 Tayler Riddle 52
3 12 Trenton Moriarity 49
4 1K Mitch Kleyn 44
5 92 Logan Jewell 43
6 31 Jessie Jensen 42
7 00 Naima Lang 41
8 91 Alan Cress 41
9 12F Chad Fitzpatrick 40
10 81 Darrell Midgley 39
11 20 Andy Sole 38
12 5 Jan Evans 36
13 35 Rob Touchette 36
14 11 Ed Thomsen 34
15 15F Jim Franklin 33
16 38 Chad Hinkle 32
17 18 Ian Graham 31
18 89 Doni Wanat 30
19 17 Bob Pressley 29
20 88 Dirk Bennett 28
21 33 Brooke Schimmel 27
22 16 Dan Moore 26
23 83 Braeden Havens

For additional information, please contact Jarrod Goodwin (509) 879-5082.

In their fifth season, the Northwest Super Late Model Series Inc. is the premier regional touring Super Late Model series in the Pacific Northwest. The series has many valued marketing partners including Hoosier Racing Tire, McGunegill Engine Performance, AR Bodies, Accelerated Graphics, Five Star Bodies, Longacre Racing Products, Franks Racing Radio, Jefferson Pitts Racing, Bassett Wheels, TI Company, Pacific Steel Structures, LLC, Leonard Evans Used Car Super Store and Racing Dynamiks. For more information on the series visit www.nwsuperlatemodels.com or on Social Media, Facebook (NWSLMS) or Twitter (@nw_latemodels).

Monday, May 21, 2018

Military Tribute Night Brings Late Model Action Back To Madera

Austin Herzog (#11) leads the RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model points

Via Madera Speedway Media

MADERA, CALIFORNIA (May 21, 2018) – The annual Memorial Day Weekend “Military Tribute Night” at Madera Speedway is this Saturday night, with the fourth rounds for the RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series and 51FIFTY Energy Drink Jr. Late Models on deck. The MAVTV-televised series continue their championship battles on the one-third mile oval with Mini Cups vs. Bandoleros, Modified Super Toyotas, and Toyota Sedans also in action.

A disastrous DNF in 20th position out of the 27 car field on April 28th knocked Matt Erickson out of the RPM Pro Late Model points lead. The winner of the first two races of the season now finds himself in an 11 point hole behind 15 year-old Austin Herzog. Herzog, the 2017 series Rookie of the Year and six-time Jr. Late Model feature winner, had his career best second place finish capitalizing on Erickson’s misfortunes.

Herzog and Erickson ran side-by-side for the lead of the April 8th round #2 and appear poised to continue that battle into round #4. Garland Tyler is third in the standings head of 2017 Pacific Challenge Series Rookie of the Year Jack Wood. Wood, age 17 from Loomis, CA, had his career best stock car finish when he finished third in the last event.

The race winner last month was Blaine Rocha in a strong performance. Former track champion Rick Thompson rounds out the top-five in the standings. 80 laps are scheduled with the traditional format of a 50 lap opening segment followed by on track adjustments and MAVTV interviews, then a 30 lap sprint to the finish.

2017 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model champion Jesse Love has taken points lead in the division despite a severe crash that prevented him from finishing round #3. Love, previous points leader Tanner Reif of Las Vegas, and Anthony Guaimano were all tangled in the melee coming out of the race’s halfway break. The championship has tightened considerably with Love leading Reif by eight points. Dylan Zampa’s two wins have propelled him to third in the points in a tie with Bakersfield’s Kabe McClenny. The top-four are separated by just 13 points while Watsonville’s Lilly Mead is in fifth but only 27 points out of first herself. The drivers ages 10-16 years old compete in 70 lap features with a 40 lap opening segment and a 30 lap conclusion.

The inaugural Mini Cup vs. Bandolero series has seen all six trophies won by Bakersfield drivers. Kale McClenny has scored all three Mini Cup wins. He topped Aaron Thomas for the Mini Cup victory in the combined race by just .005 seconds in the third race of the year. On the Bandolero side, female driver Kercie Jung won the first two races. Her absence in the third race opened the door for fellow Bakersfield female Riley Massey to motor on to victory. The largest combined field of the season is expected on Saturday as these young men and women battle for 20 laps with coverage on MAVTV.

Toyota Sedans and Modified Super Toyotas form the foundation of the Madera Speedway schedule and have had a busy start to 2018. 2016 Sedans champion Jillaun Holden has four wins and a second place finish to lead rookie Greg Tyler by 44 points with Thomas Magray in third. On the Modified Toyota side of things, Patrick Geiger enjoys a four point advantage over “Dirt” Bert Stephens with May 12th winner Ryan Reynolds quickly closing in from third in the points.

This weekend’s activities begin with an open practice on Friday night from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. On Saturday, pit gates open at 10:30 a.m. with practices beginning at 12:45 p.m. Qualifying follows at 2:45 p.m. with the first heat races and main events beginning at 4:15 p.m. Opening ceremonies are slated for 5:30 p.m. The special Military Tribute is a must-see and fans are encouraged to arrive early to pay their respects to our veterans and our fallen heroes.

Tickets are value priced at just $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, $7 for youth ages 6-12, and kids five and under are free! Military are free for this special event!

For more information about Madera Racing on MAVTV please visit www.racemadera.com or www.mavtv.com. For more information on RPM Mortgage and to obtain loan information please visit www.rpmwins.com and for more information about 51FIFTY Energy Drink visit www.51fiftyenergydrink.com

Madera Speedway is presented by major partners RPM Mortgage, 51FIFTY Energy Drink, Nut Up Industries, NICERIDE, iPull-uPull, and Color Fast Industries.

Madera Racing on MAVTV airs Thursdays re-runs of the 2017 season every week. The show airs at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. PST and is also available on the Lucas Oil Racing TV app. New 2018 episodes will begin airing later this spring.

Madera Speedway 2018 Schedule Celebrating 47 years of Racing!

May 26th- $15 Ticket Night! Military Tribute Night presented by 51FIFTY ENERGY DRINK (All active and retired military get in the grandstands for FREE!) Race #4 of the MAVTV televised $2,000 to win RPM Mortgage Pro Model Series 80 Laps (50 Laps then a break, then 30 laps), Race #4 of the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series 80 laps (50 laps then a break, then 30 laps), Toyota Sedans, MST , Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

June 2nd - Closed

June 9th - Lucas Oil Summertime Horsepower Nationals presented by Protect the Harvest & Hoosier Tires! Lucas Oil Modifieds in the Protect the Harvest 75 MAVTV SHOW, North State Modified Tour , USAC HPD Midgets, Legends of Kearney Bowl, CSS 360 Super mods

June 16th – Madera Late Models Series 40 laps, Jr. Late Model Series 30 lap exhibition race, Madera Hobby Stocks, Southwest Truck Series, Toyota Sedans, MSTs, Legends of the Pacific , F4 Beater Cross

June 23rd - Closed

June 30th - Reverend Ron Spencer's Red, White and Blue Classic and BIG FIREWORKS SHOW! !) Race #5 of the MAVTV televised $2,000 to win RPM Mortgage Pro Model Series 80 Laps (50 Laps then a break, then 30 laps), Race #5 of the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series 80 laps (50 laps then a break, then 30 laps), MST (48 lap main spilt 24’s) , Toyota Sedans (48 lap main, split 24's), Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

July 7th - Gerhardt Classic 100 Lap Three wide start BCRA Midget Race, The Western Winged Super Sprint Series, USAC Western Midgets, NCMA Sprints, CSS/360 Super Modifieds, Vintage BCRA, Legends of Kearney Bowl,

July 14th - Madera Late Models, Madera Hobby Stocks, MST, Toyota Sedans, and the Jr, Late Model 30 lap exhibition race

July 21st - Closed

July 28th - Summer Speed Fest $5,000 to win Race #6 of the MAVTV televised RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series 100 laps (split 50’s), Race #6 of the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series 80 laps (50 laps then a break, then 30 laps), MSTs, Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

August 4th - Children's Hospital Kids Night - Madera Late Models, Madera Hobby Stocks, F4 Beater Cross, Toyota Sedans, MST, Jr Late Model 30 lap exhibition race, Southwest Tour Truck Series

August 11th - PCS Super Late Model Series (Pacific Challenge Series), Madera Hobby Stocks, CSS/360 Super Modifieds, USAC HPD Midgets, MST, Legends of the Pacific, F4 Beater Cross

August 18th - Closed

August 25th - Race # 7 of the MAVTV Televised $2,000 to win RPM Mortgage Pro Model Series 80 laps (50 then 30), Race #7 of the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series 80 laps (50 laps then a break, then 30 laps), Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series , Legends of the Pacific, Toyota Sedans

September 1st - Hampton Inn and Suites Night at the Speedway, Madera Late Models, Madera Hobby Stocks, MST's, Toyota Sedans, F4 Beater Cross, and the Jr, Late Model 30 lap exhibition race

September 8th - Closed for the Madera Fair

September 14th - 46th Annual Harvest Classic Night #1 presented by ($5 Ticket Night!) for everyone on night one. Madera Late Models, Madera Hobby Stocks, F4 Beater Cross , MST, Toyota Sedans, USAC Western Midgets and Modified Truck Pulls!

September 15th - 46th Annual Harvest Classic presented by Midland Tractor and John Deere! The Western Winged Super Sprint Series, BCRA Midgets, USAC Western Midgets, NCMA Sprints, CSS/360 Super Modifieds, Legends of Kearney Bowl, California Hard Tops, Plus the Blown, Injected multi engine Pulling Tractors!

September 22nd - Race #8 of the MAVTV televised $2,000 to win RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series 80 laps (50 laps then 30), Race #8 of the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series 80 laps (50 laps then a break, the 30 laps), MST, Toyota Sedans, Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

September 29th – Spears SRL Southwest Tour 125, the USAC Western Midgets, CSS/360 Super Modifieds, Legends of the Pacific, Madera Hobby Stocks, and the Legends of Kearney Bowl

October 5th -Practice for the RPM Mortgage Short Track "Best of the West" $10,000.00 to win Shootout Event open to Lucas Oil Modifieds, Late Models, Jr. Late Models, and the Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

October 6th - 150 Lap $10,000.00 to WIN “NUT UP SHORT TRACK SHOOTOUT” for the MAVTV televised RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series 150 laps! (race #9 of the televised championship), Lucas Oil Modifieds 75 lap TV race! Race #9 of the 80 lap 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series and the Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

October 13th - Closed, NO RACES /

October 20th - 11th Annual iPull-uPull Pumpkin Smash Halloween Bash and Blow Up and Monster Trucks!, Madera Hobby Stocks, MST's, Toyota Sedans, $2,000 to Win 200 lap Enduro, the Extreme Barrel Racing Series, a Trick or Treat thru the Pits and on Track PUMPKIN SMASH for the KIDS!

October 27th - Closed

November 10th - 2018 Championship Awards Banquet