Thursday, September 6, 2018

The October Classic Returns



BAKERSFIELD, CA -- The legendary “October Classic” returns. For 29 years the “October Classic” was the biggest short track event in west coast racing as it closed out the annual racing season at Mesa Marin Raceway. The event was legendary for the size of the fields, the drivers and fans who traveled from around the nation to be part of the event, and for the legendary parties that took place after the racing was over.

This October, the legend continues October 27th and 28th as Kern County Raceway presents the Bulwark FR “October Classic” featuring the top two series in the western U.S., the SPEARS (SRL) Southwest Tour Series and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series.

The tunnel gates of Kern County Raceway will swing open on Friday afternoon October 26th, as the NASCAR K&N Pro Series teams will enter the pit area for evening practice sessions as they prepare for Saturday night’s championship finale NASCAR K&N Pro Series “NAPA AUTO PARTS 175 presented by The West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame”.

On Saturday morning the infield pit area will be filled to capacity, when the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series teams join the NASCAR K&N Pro Series teams. The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series will have three practice sessions as they prepare for single car qualifying that evening to set the field for Sunday afternoon’s “Bulwark FR 175 presented by Coleman Powersports”.

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series teams will have a full day on Saturday, including two practice sessions, group qualifying and the headlining event on Saturday night, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series “NAPA AUTO PARTS 175 presented by The West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame”. The 2018 NASCAR K&N Pro Series Champion will be crowned at the conclusion of the 175-lap event.

Then on Sunday, the day will begin with a pancake breakfast for all, and the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series teams will be set for 175 laps of competition that will include at least two pit stops in route to the finish of the longest championship points event of the year. The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series will be joined on Sunday by the NASCAR Super Stocks, first race at 1pm.

Bring your RV and enjoy free camping on the raceway grounds. Wear your vintage “October Classic” t-shirts and get $5-dollar beers all weekend.

The legendary “October Classic” returns October 27th, and 28th, to Kern County
Raceway featuring the NASCAR K&N Pro Series “NAPA AUTO PARTS 175 presented by The West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame” and the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series “Bulwark FR 175 presented by Coleman Powersports.”

For tickets and information go to www.kernraceway.com, or call 661-835-1264.

About Bulwark FR: Bulwark is the world’s #1 brand of flame-resistant (FR) apparel. For 44 years, Bulwark has served the oil and gas, electric utility and petrochemical markets.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Nut Up Short Track Shootout Coming To Madera Speedway October 6



MADERA, CALIFORNIA (September 5, 2018) – Race teams from across North America are setting their sights on the 6th Annual Nut Up Short Track Shootout at Madera Speedway, October 5th-6th, headlined by the 150 lap, $10,000 to win RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model feature.

The event is fully televised by MAVTV including the 75 lap Lucas Oil Modified Series, 70 lap 51FIFTY Energy Drink Jr. Late Model Series, and 20 lap Mini Cup vs. Bandolero races as well. $1,000 will be offered to win the Late Model B-Main event as part of the lucrative prize pool.

Only three drivers have visited victory lane so far in the event’s prestigious history. Mike David won the inaugural running while fellow NASCAR West Series champion Eric Holmes won the following three runnings. 2015 & 2017 RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model champion Buddy Shepherd of Bakersfield grabbed the big prize last year.

Activities will begin Friday night with optional practice sessions. Pit gates will swing open at 11:00 a.m. with practices beginning at 3 p.m. for all four divisions. The only fee is $40 per pit pass on Friday. The track will go dark at 9 p.m. Saturday’s program will begin bright and early at 8 a.m. with practices starting at 10:30 a.m.

Time trials will take place at 12:45 p.m. before the first part of the racing action at 3 p.m. Racing will include the Late Model C-Main and B-Main along with the Lucas Oil Modifieds B-Main (if necessary) and the Mini Cup vs. Bandolero feature. Times are subject to change.

Opening ceremonies are at 5 p.m. with the full lineup of features to follow. All told, over 400 laps of racing for over 100 race cars is scheduled on the one-third mile asphalt oval.

Pre-entry opens on September 10th and is available via RaceMadera.com or by calling (209) 356-1968.

Tickets for Madera’s biggest race of the year are value priced at just $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and military, $7 for youth ages 6-12, and kids five and under are free!

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 every Thursday at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. PST and is also available on the Lucas Oil Racing TV app. The fourth round of the 2018 51FIFTY Energy Drink Jr. Late Model Series airs September 13th.

Madera Speedway 2018 Schedule Celebrating 47 years of Racing!

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

26th Annual Fall Spectacular Will Conclude RAR Season Saturday Night

#36 Luke Hall and #1 Craig Baker in the Mid-City Motor World late model division (Photo Courtesy Sherie Bialous)

Eureka, CA (September 5, 2018) – The 2018 season at Redwood Acres Raceway is set to conclude this Saturday with the 26th Annual Fall Spectacular presented by Mid-City Motor World. Championships in all of the Acres’ local divisions will be decided, including in the late model division in the Dennis Wendt Memorial Fall Spectacular. The North State Modified Series won’t crown it’s champion Saturday night but they will also be partaking in the festivities for what will be their third visit to the 3/8-mile paved oval.

The most points that can be earned for the night for the Compass Community Credit Union roadrunners is 70. Essentially that means Nick Ford has clinched the 2018 track championship for the division going into this weekend as his advantage over Tim Ratzlaff is 81 points. Lindsey Zito holds down third in the standings with Amanda Lohr and Ronny Crump completing the top five.

Only ten points separate Bandolero points leader Lane Anderson and second place Aiden Kimberling. The previous event at the Acres on August 18 saw Kimberling part of a scary turn two incident that severely damaged his car but thankfully the youngster was unharmed in the wreck. Third place in the standings is very much up in the air as Kadence Mace and Malessa Miles will decide which drivers gets which position. Trey Daniels holds down fifth.

The NorthCoast Lighting & Electric Legends division title has been a season-long battle between Chris Lawrence and Tyler Peach. The margin between the two is 39 points with Lawrence only needing to start the main event for the championship to be his. Aiden Daniels has been the top rookie in the Legends and he leads veteran Brent Mack in fourth place by only 12 points. Katina Baker will likely be unable to advance higher than fifth in the final standings but she will have her hands full holding off fellow female competitors Kylie Daniels and MKinzy Uselton for the coveted position.

The bomber division season finale should be a very special event thanks to a boost in the purse from season-long sponsors Fortuna Wheel & Brake and Four-Star Realty. Starting the feature event will pay $75 with the winner taking $800. Second place will receive $400, third place $300, fourth place $200 and fifth place $100. Drivers that tow over 50-miles for the bomber division and attempt to qualify will get a $250 payout.

Jim Redd’s 46-point lead over Wyatt Roach in the bombers means he will have to have bad enough issues to not participate in Saturday night’s races. Sam Brown and Ryan Walters in third and fourth should end up in those same positions at the end of Saturday night’s race. Fifth place is up in the air as Bethany Rapp and Doug Way are tied for the position.

Either Brian Murrell, Sr. or Eugene Palmer will be the 2018 champion in the Humboldt Hydroponics mini stocks. Murrell, Sr. has a 29-point advantage over Palmer which will be very difficult to overcome. Scott Taylor is locked in the third spot and had a vicious incident in the August 18 race that heavily damaged his machine which hopefully won’t prevent him from being on the track this weekend. Trevor Eacret is fourth and Brett Murrell fifth.

The North State Modified Series’ third visit to the Acres in 2018 should be very interesting. Only three races remain on the schedule and the drivers should be itching to race as it’s been almost seven weeks since the modifieds previous race which coincidentally took place at RAR on July 21. The tour was lined up to visit Lakeport Speedway August 11 but the fires in the surrounding area forced the cancellation of that event. Kris Price leads the NSMS standings and won the July 21 race. It will be the first time since 2014 that modified racing will be part of the schedule for the Fall Spectacular.

The 2018 Mid-City Motor World Super Six Challenge Series late model championship will either be in the hands of Mic Moulton or David Henderson. 15 points is the difference between the two going into Saturday’s Dennis Wendt Memorial race. Dane Nissen will be hoping to cap off the season with a victory as he will likely place third in the standings despite missing the June 9 event. Kenny Demello and Scott Baker complete the top five in points.

There will be an open practice Friday September 7 from Noon to 7:00 PM which will be followed by a barbecue. Saturday’s events will start earlier in the afternoon with the front gates opening at 4:00 PM and racing beginning at 5:00 PM. For more information on this weekend’s season finale visit www.RedwoodAcresRaceing.com or www.facebook.com/RedwoodAcresRaceway/

Sunday, September 2, 2018

North State Modifieds Back At Redwood Acres

Eric Price, Jr. (#57x), Cameron Austin (#7c) and Terry Deal (#01) are all expected to compete in the North State Modified Series at Redwood Acres Racewya in Eureka on September 8 (Photo Courtesy Jenna Meyer)

Via Nadine Strauss/NSMS Media

Eureka, CA....... With the cancellation of the August show at Lakeport Speedway due to fires in the area, it has been nearly seven weeks since the North State Modified Series, presented by Protect the Harvest, has been on a race track. But that will soon end this Saturday night, September 8, as the popular touring group will return to the 3/8 mile paved oval at Redwood Acres Raceway in Eureka, California. This will be the third and final show at “The Acres” this season for NSMS.

With only three races to go in the regular season, Kris Price of Sacramento leads the way in the championship points battle. Price is a 3-time feature winner in 2018, taking home the top honors during the season opener at Shasta Speedway on May 12, capturing the first event All American Speedway in Roseville in early July, and winning the last event in Eureka on July 21.

Running second in the points standings, 40 points behind Price, is Dustin DeRosier of Cloverdale. DeRosier has chalked up five top-5 finishes, including a top-3 finish at both Ukiah Speedway and All American Speedway.

Trailing DeRosier by only 10 points is Terry Deal of Roseville. Deal has averaged a sixth place finish in the past six events. He just came back from the West Coast Modified Shootout at Roseburg, Oregon where he placed third in the 60 lap feature.

Sitting in fourth place in the standings, four points behind Deal, is Eric Johnson of Kelseyville. Johnson has three top-5 finishes so far in 2018 with his best being a second place at Redwood Acres Raceway. Johnson also leads the way in money wins in the Lucas Oil Dash for Cash.

Fifth place runner is Darrin Sullivan of Kelseyville. Sullivan set fast time during the last race at Eureka. He captured two wins in 2017, but has yet to cross the finish line first this year. So far he has five top 10s and one top five finish. He also ran at the West Coast Modified Shootout in Roseburg where he placed fourth.

Sixth through tenth in the championship race is Jason Philpot of Sacramento, Eric Price Jr. of Rio Linda, Ian Elliott of Lakeport, Cameron Austin of Santa Rosa, and Rick Avila of Pleasanton. Other main event winners this season are Philpot, Austin and Kyle Tellstrom.

All these drivers and more are expected to make the long tow to Eureka this weekend to be a part of the Mid-City Motor World Fall Spectacular. Also competing will be the local Road Runners, Bandoleros, Bombers, Legends Cars, Mini Stocks, Thunder Roadsters and the Super 6 Late Models. Practice will be all day Friday with racing starting at 5:00 pm on Saturday.

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.

For rules, a NSMS schedule, or more information visit www.NorthStateModifieds.com.