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.

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