Monday, July 23, 2018

Kris Price Bags Third Win, Increases NSMS Points Lead

Kris Price with North State Modified Series co-promoter Jeff Stephens after his big win at Redwood Acres Raceway Saturday night (Photo Courtesy Carrie Lauenroth)

Via Nadine Strauss/NSMS Media

July 21, 2018 Eureka, CA.... Taking the lead on lap 20 with an inside pass on Eric Johnson of Kelseyville, Kris Price of Sacramento drove the remaining 40 laps flawlessly to collect his third season victory in the Protect the Harvest North State Modified Series at Eureka's Redwood Acres Raceway Saturday night. Price increased his NSMS points lead and now has a 41 point margin over second place Dustin DeRosier of Cloverdale.

Price collected $1000 for his win plus the $250 bonus from Ward Land Management and Development (WLM&D.) He also collected $30 from Competition Carburetors for turning the fastest lap of race (16.900), and once again earned the Keyser Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

Roseville driver Terry Deal drove under Johnson on lap 45 for a $850 second place finish. Johnson held off the challenges of Oregon driver Randy Houston to claim third, Houston was fourth, and DeRosier finished fifth.

Kelseyville's Darrin Sullivan earned the $100 WLM&D fast time award with his 16.548 second lap. Sullivan pulled the #10 chip for the inversion putting Stuart Campbell and Johnson in the front row. Stuart and Johnson ran side-by-side the first seven rounds with DeRosier tight on Stuart's bumper, not allowing Johnson to pull back into the low groove. Just as it looked like Johnson was losing ground, his car hooked up, and on lap 12 he passed both DeRosier and Stuart and took over the number one spot. DeRosier also shot around Stuart, but two rounds later Kris Price drove under DeRosier for second and set his sights on Johnson.

Price caught Johnson on lap 19, and when he saw an opening down low he filled the gap and drove under Johnson for the lead. Price's brother, Eric Price II developed problems and ended his run on lap 26.

Meanwhile both Deal and Houston were picking off cars as Sullivan's car began to smoke. With only three laps to go, Sullivan's engine finally gave out and his car stalled on the track to bring out the only yellow flag in the race.

The final three circuits went nose-to-tail with Kris Price first across the Sunoco checkered flag. Deal finished second, Johnson third, Houston fourth and DeRosier fifth. Rounding out the top 10 were Ian Elliot, Guy Young, Campbell, Herman Pulyer and Orion Mosher.

Pulyer was the $100 winner in the Lucas Oil Dash for Cash. Johnson finished second and donated his $50 to the North State Modified Series Driving Our Cancer Fund. Both Pulyer and Johnson also received the Scribner Plastics jugs. Avila took home the Naake Shocks certificate, and the Frank's Radios awards were given to Young, Pulyer and Mosher.

Race #7 of the North State Modified Series “Driving Out Cancer Tour” will be on August 11 at Lakeport Speedway.

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.

WLM&D TIME TRIALS: Darrin Sullivan (16.548), Kris Price (16.587), Eric Price II (16.634), Terry Deal (16.742), Randy Houston (16.752), Dustin DeRosier (16.880), Guy Young (16.948), Ian Elliott (16.982), Eric Johnson (17.028), Stuart Campbell (17.077), Herman Pulyer (17.102), Orion Mosher (17.273), Rick Avila N/T
LUCAS OIL DASH FOR CASH: Pulyer, Johnson, Campbell, Young, Mosher, Elliott
SUNOCO / WLM&D FEATURE EVENT: Kris Price, Deal, Johnson, Houston, DeRosier, Elliott, Young, Campbell, Pulyer, Mosher, Sullivan, Avila, Eric Price II