Friday, June 23, 2017

Breakthrough for Furia Racing

Via Furia Motorsports PR

Turning heads, the North State Modified Series driver Sierra Furia finally has broke the bad luck chain. Furia had a rough start to her season in 2016 and was feeling a bit nervous about 2017 season. She started racing Modifieds when she was 16 years old at her local track Lakeport Speedway and has been racing this division since. "We have had a lot of success but then we have also had rough seasons. The 2016 season was one of the hardest race seasons I think I have experienced. We came out with a brand new car and started with a new series, I just struggled to adjust".

Furia will be entering the fifth race of the season sitting 6th in points with the North State Modified Series. With a little bit of a rough start, Furia is looking forward to making further steps with the modified division. "We struggled a lot the first two races and it hit everyone super hard. We all have put in countless hours trying to turn our luck around and we just could not break out of the top 10 finishes." Furia went into the third race with large changes to her car with hopes that this would make a huge turnaround. Sadly, that morning they were heading to Redwood Acres, the family had received a heart-wrenching phone call with the news that a family friend had passed away. "I did not except the phone call, nor did I expect someone to be taken so soon. At the time of the call, I had every intention to stay home with my cousin and family to mourn the loss of Cristian Macias but I had to go race for him, I just had too. I went into the weekend with high hopes that it would work out and we would make progress, thankfully we did. I ended up 3rd in time trials, and finished 3rd in the main event. This was our first time finished above 6th with this series and made history with the series as I was the first female to finish top 3 with them. Overall, the changes made helped me as a driver and also helped the car."

Madera Speedway has been one of Sierra Furia's toughest tracks, and that was the next race for her. Furia was top of the board all night Friday practice and made the decision to run with the Lucas Oil Modified Series after they put Hoosier tires on, where Furia ended up being 13th with the series at the end of practice. Furia ended up qualifying 4th with North State and tied 18th with Lucas Oil where she had to run the B main with them. Furia struggled to make the decision to race the B main or sit it out, to get the car ready for the North State main event. The decision was made and they transferred into the A main.

Furia started the pole of the North State main and fell back to 4th where she ran until lap 27, when she got into it with another driver, sending her into the wall. Sadly, Furia had too much damage to continue and had to sit in the infield until the last lap of the main. "I had every intention to go out and win this race. Bad luck struck again but we got back out there to run the Lucas Oil main. Although we only were able to run 8 laps with them, we still made the show and ran with them. I really wish luck would have just would have been on our side because potentially we would have finished top 3 again."

With this weekend being the fifth race of the season at All American Speedway, Furia has the mind set to turn the luck around again. With Redwood Acres Raceway being the best finish for Furia, she has every intention to top that finish and go for the win. "We have every thing in the right spot to win this weekend. The car has been the best it ever has been, the crew is working extra hard, and we are doing everything to pull off this well-deserved win. It has been great to be able to run upfront again since the 2016 season, and it feels good to be back in business. I can not thank everyone enough for the support, and help the past few months. I also can not thank my sponsors enough for supporting us every weekend on and off the track."

You can find the rest of Sierra Furia's racing schedule on the North State Modified's website or Sierra Furia's Racing page on Facebook.