Friday, September 21, 2018

North State Modified Series Returns To Shasta Speedway

Jason Philpot of Sacramento (#15a) and Darrin Sullivan of Kelseyville (#21) were the previous winners of the “Lloyd Burton Against the Wind Modified Challenge.” The third annual event will be held this Saturday night (September 29) at Shasta Speedway in Anderson, CA. (Photo Courtesy Jenna Meyer)

Via Nadine Strauss/NSMS Media

The North State Modified Series, presented by Protect the Harvest, returns to Shasta Speedway in Anderson, California Saturday night, September 29 for the third annual “Lloyd Burton Against the Wind Modified Challenge” with $1500 to win and $300 to start the 60 lap feature race.

Burton, a long-time supporter of auto racing in the Redding-Chico area, was the head official at Shasta Speedway when the facility was promoted by Bob Carrel in the 1990s.He was a native of Shasta County, was involved in racing and promoting his entire adult life, and officiated at several tracks in northern California. He was also the founder of the Northern California Auto Racing Alumni (NCARA.)

Burton's brother-in-law, Mort Houston, along with other family members, friends, NCARA, Strauss Promotions and NSMS, have added over $5000 to the purse to make it a special event. Burton's nephew and past Shasta Speedway track champion, Randy Houston, will be piloting his #9 NSMS modified in this event in memory of his uncle.

This memorial event first ran in 2016 with Jason Philpot of Sacramento the winner. In 2017 Darrin Sullivan of Kelseyville took home the first place money and the trophy. Both these driver's names were engraved on the four foot tall hand-caved perpetual trophy and resides in the North State Modified Series office in Lucerne, California.

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, Scribner Plastics and Frank's Radios.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Zamora Looking to Clinch Second Championship

Via Shari Garber/NWSLMS Media

Wenatchee, WA (September 17, 2018) Brittney Zamora is on the verge of making history … again. Zamora claimed the 2017 Northwest Super Late Model Series (NWSLMS) championship and became the first northwest touring female champion. Having one championship as a female is a big deal. Having two is history making. Zamora has only to take the green flag at the season championship 5th Annual Neal Newberry 125 event at Wenatchee Valley Super Oval (WVSO) this Saturday to clinch the 2018 championship. Zamora capped off last season with a win. She’ll be looking to match that again.

The nineteen-year-old “SUPERGIRL” from Kennewick, Washington has had a busy racing schedule. Zamora has run a full season at Evergreen Speedway earning the Rookie of the Year title. In addition, Zamora placed 5th overall in the Speedway Chevrolet standings, 4th in the Bud Crown standings and the NASCAR Whelen All American standings. Zamora was also invited to participate in a diversity combine for Toyota Racing Development. Her great test results earned her a 3-ride deal with High Point Racing. Getting used a different car, crew and racing venues, Zamora has had great finishes.

The biggest battle will be for the 2018 runner-up honors. A two-point battle between second and fourth will keep everyone on their toes. Andy Sole (San Tan, AZ) has had consistent finishes all season and looking to improve his season high 4th place. He sits on top of the point heap. Mitch Kleyn (Quincy, WA) is the only driver to compete in every NWSLMS touring event. Kleyn has had two runner-up seasons, as well as two third place finishes in the championship standings. He’ll be looking to improve on that in his bid to move up the standings ladder. Trenton Moriarity (Monroe, WA) has had to battle his way back into the points after missing the Montana 200. Moriarity is still looking for that elusive first touring win in his rookie touring season.

Don’t count out Doni Wanat (Woodinville, WA). He’s come on strong is the latter half of the season, winning the last NWSLMS at Evergreen Speedway. He’s trails Sole by 18 points.

This is just the tip of the ice burg. Just to name a few: Garrett & Jan Evan’s father/son team is back after a few races off. Add to that Gary Lewis, who’s been missed for a couple years is back in action. Lots of racing action expect.

The NWSLMS is part of the Fall Shin-Dig weekend. The racing action gets underway Saturday at Wenatchee Valley Super Oval.

Preliminary Entry List
Car# First Last City State
1K Mitch Kleyn Quincy, WA
5 Jan Evans E. Wenatchee, WA
9 Josh Roberts Ephrata, WA
12 Trenton Moriarity Monroe, WA
17 Robert Presley Olympia, WA
20 Andy Sole San Tan, AZ
23 Corey Allard Sagle, ID
24 Tristan Haider Olympia, WA
25b Zack Beaman Yakima, WA
26 John Newhouse Twin Falls, ID
27 Gracin Raz Lake Oswego, OR
33 Christopher Kalsch Hillsboro, OR
38 Chad Hinkle Yakima, WA
52 Brittney Zamora Kennewick, WA
54 Shelby Thompson Spokane, WA
64 Garrett Evans E Wenatchee, WA
73 Gary Lewis Snohomish, WA
83 Braeden Havens Spokane, WA
89 Doni Wanat Woodinville, WA
91 Alan Cress Stayton, OR
93 Dave Garber Spokane, WA

Current NWSLMS Point Standings
Pos Car# Driver Name Total Points Wins
1 52 Brittney Zamora 267 1
2 20 Andy Sole 230
3 1K Mitch Kleyn 229
4 12 Trenton Moriarity 228
5 89 Doni Wanat 211 1
6 15 Tayler Riddle 197 1
7 91 Alan Cress 137 1
8 83 Braeden Havens 126
9 33 Christopher Kalsch 114
10 24 Tristan Haider 114
11 17 Bob Presley 110
12 33 Brooke Schimmel 106
13 64 Garrett Evans 103
14 5 Jan Evans 82
15 38 Chad Hinkle 75
16 18 Ian Graham 74
17 93 Dave Garber 70
18 23 Brandon Ash 70
19 92 Logan Jewell 69
20 12F Chad Fitzpatrick 67

For additional information, please contact Jarrod Goodwin (509) 879-5082.

In their fifth season, the Northwest Super Late Model Series Inc. is the premier regional touring Super Late Model series in the Pacific Northwest. The series has many valued marketing partners including Hoosier Racing Tire, McGunegill Engine Performance, AR Bodies, Accelerated Graphics, Five Star Bodies, Longacre Racing Products, Franks Racing Radio, Jefferson Pitts Racing, Bassett Wheels, TI Company, Pacific Steel Structures, LLC, Leonard Evans Used Car Super Store and Racing Dynamiks. For more information on the series visit or on Social Media, Facebook (NWSLMS) or Twitter (@nw_latemodels).

Monday, September 17, 2018

Eighth Round of MAVTV Championship Racing At Madera This Saturday

Photo Courtesy Jason Wedehase

MADERA, CALIFORNIA (September 18, 2018) – The penultimate and eighth round of the coveted MAVTV-televised Late Model championships at Madera Speedway is on tap this Saturday night, with a pair of tightly contested points battles. Both the RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series and 51FIFTY Energy Drink Jr. Late Models are enjoying some of their narrowest title fights in series history. The Mini Cups vs. Bandoleros, Modified Super Toyotas, and Toyota Sedans will also join the program on the one-third mile asphalt oval.

A broken rear end was all it took to swing the RPM Pro Late Models back into Matt Erickson’s direction. The rear end broke on the #11 Pro Late Model of 16 year-old Austin Herzog of Clovis, CA in August’s round #7. Herzog did not finish the 80 lap contest, allowing 2016 champion Erickson to move 17 points ahead in the standings. Herzog is still in search of his first series win despite a run of four podium finishes in the middle of the year. A win by either Erickson or Herzog would be critical to give either driver a cushion, heading into the volatile round #9 Nut Up Short Track Shootout for $10,000 in October.

Bakersfield’s Racin Vernon and Modesto’s Garland Tyler are separated by just three points in their duel for third while Ryan Hart and leading rookie Adam Lemke of Hollister are tied for fifth in the standings. Dillon Tucker of Madera Ranchos has made a nice recovery to seventh in the standings after various bouts of misfortune including a blown engine in the season opening weekend. $2,000 will go to Saturday’s winner of the 80 lap main event.

The 51FIFTY Jr. Late Models for drivers ages 10-16 years old is enjoying its most exciting season yet. Four drivers have won races and all four are mathematically in the hunt for the series crown. 2017 champion Jesse Love of Menlo Park holds a slight four point advantage over Napa’s Dylan Zampa.

Love is one of the hottest drivers in California coming off the heels of winning the BCRA Midgets portion of last week’s Harvest Classic at Madera Speedway. The win makes him the youngest full Midget victor in the international history of the division.

Las Vegas brothers Tanner and Tyler Reif are both well within reach of the points lead and they have each won the last two events for the series. Kabe McClenny of Bakersfield anchors a close pack of competitors for fifth as well. 70 laps is on deck on Saturday night’s race.

The Mini Cups vs. Bandoleros had a change at the top of the heap in August’s event when an opening lap crash impacted many of the top running Mini Cups. Napa’s Aaron Thomas capitalized for his first win of the season while points leader Kale McClenny had to settle for a DNF. He still enjoys a 47 point lead over Joseph Holliday in the points however. Bakersfield’s Riley Massey suffered a similarly bad fate in the Bandolero division as the points leader finished last but her points lead remains a strong 33 over Zachary Ginn. Kern County Raceway Park champion Kercie Jung won her third race of the year and runs third in the points.

2016 Toyota Sedan champion Jillaun Holden leads the Sedan standings while Jason Lawton won Friday’s race during the Harvest Classic. Modified Super Toyotas is led by the Reynolds brothers with Ryan Reynolds leading brother Shaun by 30 points with 2017 champion Bert Stephens only an additional eight points behind.

Action gets started on Friday evening with practice from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday’s program begins with pit gates opening at 11:00 a.m. Practices run from 1:15 – 3:00 p.m. with qualifying and heat races to follow. The first set of main events starts at 5:00 p.m. including the Mini Cup feature and the Late Model B Main. Opening ceremonies are at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets for this great night of racing are just $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, $7 for youth ages 6-12, and kids five and under are free!

For more information about Madera Racing on MAVTV please visit or For more information on RPM Mortgage and to obtain loan information please visit and for more information about 51FIFTY Energy Drink visit

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 Thursdays re-runs of the 2017 season every week. The show airs at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. PST and is also available on the Lucas Oil Racing TV app. Round #5 of the RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series from May airs on Thursday September 27th.

Madera Speedway 2018 Schedule Celebrating 47 years of Racing!

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