Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Race three at Redwood Acres Raceway on the docket

The North State Modifieds will be making their first of three visits to Redwood Acres Raceway this Sunday

Eureka, CA (May 23, 2018) – After a two-week break, racing returns to Redwood Acres Raceway for a special Sunday afternoon Memorial Day weekend event. While the Super Six Late Model Challenge series cars are not part of this weekend’s O’Reilly Auto Parts Tribute to the Troops program, the ever-popular North State Modified Series will join the Acres’ regular divisions of roadrunners, Legends, Bandoleros, bombers and mini stocks.

Nick and Dylan Ford lead the current standings in the Compass Community Credit Union roadrunners. It will be interesting to see if both will be racing this weekend as the two severely damaged their cars in the second main event on May 12th. Lindsey Zito was the benefactor of that incident and claimed her first win. She sits third in the standings. Patrick Sproul and Amanda Lohr complete the top five.

The new Bandolero division has brought new excitement to the 3/8-mile paved oval. Lane Anderson has been a dominate force in the class as he has won all but one race thus far. He holds a 15-point lead over Aiden Kimberling. Kadence Mace is third followed by Maleesa Miles and Donnie Murrell.

Former Thunder Roadster racer, Chris Lawrence has made a smooth transition over to the NorthCoast Lighting and Electric Legends division. His lead over his step-son Tyler Peach is 12 points going into this weekend. Brent Mack is five points behind Peach in third with Tyler Krupa and Brad Curtice finish out the top five.

Nick Green is the point leader for the Fortuna Wheel & Brake bombers. His advantage in the championship battle is only three points. Ryan Walters holds down second while third place Jim Redd is one point behind Walters in third. Sam Brown sits in fourth with Kolby Jackson fifth.

The battle in the Humboldt Hydroponics mini stock class is also a tight one. Eugene Palmer leads Brian Murrell, Jr. by five markers. Both drivers had issues in the May 12th race which not only allowed third place Trevor Eacret to close in points but also obtain his first main event win. Veteran Gary Klientobe is a steady fourth in the standings with Jordan Paiment two points behind Kleintobe in fifth.

The weekend off for the Mid-City Motor World Super Six Late Model Challenge Series will be a good thing for several drivers. Mic Moulton has won both races in the. He has an 11-point advantage over Dane Nissen. David Henderson lies in third, 13 points in arrears to Moulton. Marty Walsh and Tim Crenshaw both have catching up to do as they are 21 and 31 points behind Moulton.

This Sunday will be the first of three times that the North State Modifieds will be racing at Redwood Acres Raceway. Throughout the 2018 season, the series will be featuring the “Driving Out Cancer Tour”, which is bringing awareness to cancer research. The tour was inspired by series’ competitor Rick Avila. The NSMS opened their season at Shasta Speedway on May 12th with Kris Price winning over Randy Houston, Cameron Austin, Jason Philpot and Dustin Derosier. Houston currently leads the series’ standings by one point over Price. The modifieds raced at Redwood Acres Raceway three times in 2017 with three different drivers taking main event wins; Darrin Sullivan, Randy Houston and Darrin Knight.

For more information for this weekend’s events as well as race and points results, visit Redwood Acres Raceway’s website, You can find RAR on Facebook as well by visiting #/RedwoodAcresRaceway