Sunday, July 14, 2019

North State Modifieds At Redwood Acres Raceway Saturday

Cameron Austin (#7c) has a 13 point margin over Robbie Knittel (#24) in the North State Modified Series Championship points chase. Both drivers will be competing Saturday night at the Redwood Acres Raceway in Eureka.

Via Nadine Strauss/NSMS Media

Eureka, CA…...The North State Modified Series, presented by Protect the Harvest, will make its second appearance this season at the Redwood Acres Raceway this Saturday night. A Friday afternoon practice will be held on the 3/8 mile paved oval from 4pm until 8pm. Redwood Acres Raceway is located at the Redwood Acres Fairgrounds at 3750 Harris Street in Eureka, CA.

Sponsoring the event is McMurray & Sons Roofing, who is celebrating 100 years in business this weekend. Representatives from McMurray’s will be on hand Saturday to witness the fast-paced open-wheel competition of the NSMS modifieds.

The McMurray & Sons Roofing 60 lap feature will pay $1000 to win, $700 for second, and $600 for third. 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.

So far in the seven events already run in 2019, there has been only one repeat winner – Robbie Knittel of Lodi, driving the Ferrari Farms #24. Knittel won back-to-back events at Stockton 99 Speedway and Madera Speedway last month.

The other winners were Randy Houston of Medford, Oregon, at Madera Speedway, Kelseyville’s Darrin Knight at Stockton 99, Ukiah driver Kyle Tellstrom, who won the last event at Eureka, Jason Philpot of Sacrament at Shasta Speedway in Anderson, and Cameron Austin of Santa Rosa at the last NSMS event at All American Speedway in Roseville.

Austin is the current NSMS points leader with a slim 13 points margin over Knittel. Philpot sits third in the standings, Knight is fourth, and Darrin Sullivan is fifth.

The North State Modified Series will join the bombers, road runners, bandoleros, legends cars and mini stocks.

The North State Modified Series is presented by: Protect the Harvest, Lucas Oil, Hoosier Tire West, Sunoco Race Fuels, Naake Suspension, Five Star Bodies, Racer Bling, Keyser Racing Products, Scribner Plastics, and Franks Radios.

NSMS modified rules, procedures, schedule, entry forms and other information are available on the web site Also visit the North State Modified Series Facebook page.