Friday, March 29, 2019

North State Modified Series Gears Up For 2019 Season

Cameron Austin of Santa Rosa (#7c) won the last NSMS race at Madera Speedway in June 2018. The series will compete here three times in 2019 which includes the season opener on April 13.

Via NSMS Media

The North State Modified Series (NSMS), presented by Protect the Harvest, will once again bring top-notch modified action to five different race tracks for 11 events throughout Northern California and Central California. Plus for the first time the series will venture into Southern Oregon to race at Douglas County Speedway in Roseburg, Oregon, adding a 12th outing to its exciting schedule.

Mid California's Madera Speedway will host three NSMS races in 2019 including the season opener on April 13, a mid race event on June 15, and a late summer race on August 3. Promoter Kenny Shepherd will be donating $1,000 to the purse to make it $2,000 to win at each of the Madera shows.

“I’m putting the money on from my personal account to help make these events as big as possible,” Shepherd said. “I intend to film all three for a livestream and if we can get the car count strong enough and have a good race we might even be able to air one of the races on our Madera Racing on MAVTV show.”

Back in the line-up for two events this year is the Stockton 99 Speedway. They will host the second race in the series on April 27, and follow that up with a June 1 event. The Stockton facility is a favorite among many of the central and upper state competitors. Promoter Tony Noceti is looking forward to the return of the North State Modifieds.

Redwood Acres Raceway in Eureka always gives the racers a break from the heat with the first race, the “O'Reilly Auto Parts 60”, on May 11. The next visit to Eureka will be on July 20 for the “McMurray & Sons Roofing 60.” The final Event at “The Acres” will be during their “Fall Spectacular” on September 21.

The first of two shows at Shasta Speedway will be during the Shasta County Fair on June 22 in Anderson, CA. Competitors are encouraged to bring their families and have fun at the fair before the races begin.

The weekend following the 4th of July holiday will find the series at the All American Speedway in Roseville. This will be the 3rd annual Gene Welch Classic, sponsored by Jimmy Strauss Jeeps in Diamond Springs. This prestigious event honors Gene Welch, a many-time champion at All American Speedway who passed away in December of 2015.

August 24th is the date for the Roseburg, Oregon show. This event will be a part of the long-running “West Coast Modified Shootout” that will be offering an increased driver's purse. Several of the North State Modified drivers have attended, and won, this race in the past, but this is the first time it will be sanctioned and officiated by NSMS.

The season concludes at Shasta Speedway on October 5 for the Lloyd Burton “Against the Wind” Modified Challenge, sponsored by Mort Houston and the Burton Family.

Protect the Harvest will be the title sponsor of NSMS. Lucas Oil will fund a tow-money program for the drivers whereby the top 10 points leaders will each receive $200 upon arriving at the race track, and 11th through 15th in points will get $100. This program was designed to help with the high cost of travel.

Other sponsors of the series are Hoosier Tire West, Sunoco Race Fuels, Naake Suspension, Five Star Bodies, Racer Bling, Keyser Racing Products, Scribner Plastics, Gone Racin' Marine, Buckhorn Bar & Grill, and Franks Radios.

NSMS modified rules, procedures, schedule, entry forms and other information are available on the web site