Showing posts with label Eric Johnson. Show all posts
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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Knight, Aiken, Winchel Visit Victory Lane At Lakeport Speedway

Keeping it all in the family, Darrin Knight (right) won the $1000 in the modified race and cousin Eric Johnson (won the 2019 NCRA modified championship. Lakeport Speedway flagman Johnny Miskill congratulates both. Photo by Russell Bishop

Via Nadine Strauss/NCRA Media

September 14, 2019…… Lakeport, CA….. A packed house was one hand for the 2019 grand finale at Lakeport Speedway Saturday night and the action was anything but calm.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Eric Johnson Sets Fast Time, Wins Modified Feature At Lakeport

Eric Johnson after his modified win at Lakeport Speedway Saturday night (Photo Courtesy Russell Bishop)

Via Nadine Strauss/NCRA Media

July 27 2019…… Lakeport, CA….. Coming back from an early-race spin that sent him to the back of the pack, Eric Johnson of Kelseyville worked his way back to the front to claim his first season win and $750 in the NCRA modified class at Lakeport Speedway Saturday night. Johnson also set fast time over the 13 car field with a 12.959 second lap and was the only competitor in the 12 second bracket.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Knight, Sullivan $1,000 Winners At Lakeport Speedway

Darrin Knight (#20) passes early leader Ian Elliott (#27) on his way to a $1000 win in the modifieds Saturday night at Lakeport Speedway

Via NCRA/Lakeport Speedway Media

June 8, 2019…… Lakeport, CA….. NCRA Modified driver Darrin Knight of Kelseyville and Taco Bell Bomber driver Mike Sullivan of Lakeport each took home $1000 after their respective win at the Lakeport Speedway auto races Saturday night. The purse money was donated in part by Richard Knight of Knight’s Auto Body, Medieval Motorsport, and Ian Elliott of Running Springs Heating and Air.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Top 10 North State Modified Series Drivers Honored

The 2018 top 10 North State Modified Series drivers with awards:
Back Row - Left to Right – Eric Price II, Darrin Sullivan, Jason Philpot, Terry Deal, Ian Elliott.
Front Row – Left to Right – Dustin DeRosier, Cameron Austin, NSMS Champion Kris Price, Rick Avila, Eric Johnson

Via Nadine Strauss/NSMS Media

Williams, CA. January 26, 2019....... The fifth annual awards banquet honoring the top ten drivers in the 2018 North State Modified Series, presented by Protect the Harvest (NSMS) was held Saturday night at Granzella's Banquet Facility in Williams, CA. Business Manager Nadine Strauss acted as master of ceremonies. Speakers were Rick Avila representing the “2018 Driving Out Cancer” tour, Shake Sulikyan from the ValleyCare Charitable Foundation Cancer Services, and series co-promoters Jeff Stephens and Bob Strauss.

Kris Price of Sacramento was crowned NSMS champion in his first full year of competition with the touring series. Price captured four feature wins in 2018 which included the season opener at Shasta Speedway and the July race at All American Speedway. He backed that up with a win at Redwood Acres Raceway, and then set fast time and took home the big “Lloyd Burton Against the Wind Modified Challenge trophy at Shasta Speedway. His other accomplishments were one second, two thirds, and a fourth. Price took home $1200 in cash plus a $1000 Lucas Oil products certificate.

Second place honors went Dustin DeRosier of Cloverdale. He finished in the top 10...8 out of 9 races this year. He was in the top 5 five times. DeRosier donated 10% of his winnings to the “Driving Out Cancer” fund at each race, and was the largest contributor to this worthy cause.

The other half of the Price Racing team, Eric Price II, finished third overall this year. Price jumped from fifth to third in points in the final NSMS event when he won the Hoosier NSMS October Classic at All American Speedway. He also chalked up two seconds, one third and a fourth during the season.

Fourth place went to Kelseyville's Eric Johnson who also finished in fourth place in 2017. This season, after his bad luck at Shasta, he finished a solid second at Madera. His 3 top five's included a second, a third and a fourth. Seven top 10's in all plus he earned money in 3 Lucas Oil Dashes for Cash.

The NSMS 2016 Rookie of the Year, Darrin Sullivan of Kelseyville ended up in fifth place overall. He was the winner of the September race at Redwood Acres Raceway. He also had six top 10 finishes.

Finishing in sixth was Terry Deal of Roseville. Deal's season bests were a second place finish at both Redwood Acres Raceway in Eureka and Ukiah Speedway. His stats saw him finish in the top 10 six times.

Seventh place went to Cameron Austin of Santa Rosa. Austin was the youngest driver in the series but drove like a veteran. He raced both a modified and a Legends Car during 2018 and showed he has real talent. Austin was the Winner of the Lucas Oil Summertime Horsepower Nationals at Madera Speedway on June 9. He placed in the top five 6 times which included one first.... 2 seconds, 1 third, a fourth and a fifth.

Jason Philpot of Sacramento, his family and crew, all attended the ceremonies for the first time in five years running and collected the eighth place trophy. This year Philpot won his first race ever at Redwood Acres Raceway in May. He was also the quickest car to qualify at Roseville's All American Speedway. Philpot never finished lower than eighth and had 4 top five finishes.

Ninth place overall went to Ian Elliott of Lakeport. It was his first full season running with NSMS, and he did well enough to earn the 2018 North State Modified Sunoco Rookie of the Year title.

Rick Avila of Pleasanton rounded out the 2018 top 10 NSMS drivers. Avila was the key player in the Driving Our Cancer awareness program that continued throughout the season. Through his weekly presentations, and with the help of collections chairman Sheri Knight, the drivers, crews and race fans, a total of $5,570.38 was awarded to Shake Sulikyan for the ValleyCare Charitable Foundation Cancer Services.

Keith Bloom of Redding received the 2018 NSMS Keyser Manufacturing Hard Charger Award.

The top four were awarded Lucas Oil Products certificates, and fifth on back collected gifts from Five Star Bodies, Scribner Plastics, and Lucas Oil.

Recognition went to all the NSMS officials as well as the series sponsors Protect the Harvest, Lucas Oil, Ward Land Management & Development, Hoosier Tire West, Naake Suspension, Sunoco Race Fuels, Five Star Bodies, Racer Bling, Keyser Racing Products, Scribner Plastics, and Frank's Radios.

Friday, October 5, 2018

North State Modified Series Championship Race To Be Decided At All American Speedway

NSMS points leader Kris Price of Sacramento (51x) and 2nd place runner Dustin DeRosier of Cloverdale (#12) will be battling it out for the North State Modified Series championship Saturday night at All American Speedway in Roseville, CA.

Via Nadine Strauss/NSMS Media

Roseville, CA.....The final event in the 2018 championship race for the North State Modified Series, presented by Protect the Harvest, will be held Saturday night, October 13, at All American Speedway in Roseville, California. The Hoosier NSMS October Classic will feature a six-car six-lap Lucas Oil Dash for Cash along with a 60 lap feature event.

At the end of the competition the 2018 North State Modified Series (NSMS) champion will be revealed. Currently Kris Price of Sacramento has a healthy 66 point lead over Dustin DeRosier of Cloverdale. It is possible to earn as many as 85 points at each event. Therefore Price will only have to start the main event to clinch his first NSMS championship. Price and DeRosier are the only ones who have a mathematical chance to win the title.

Third place contender Eric Johnson of Kelseyville trails DeRosier by only 22 points. Next in line, 11 points be behind Johnson, is another Kelseyville driver, Darrin Sullivan. Eric Price II, Kris Price's brother, sits in fifth, only three points behind Sullivan.

The North State Modifieds are running in conjunction with the NASCAR K & N Pro Series, the Pacific Challenge Late Model Series, the local Bandolero/Mini Cup cars, and the local A & B Super Stocks.

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.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Top 10 North State Modifed Drivers Honored

The top 10 drivers were honored at the North State Modified Series awards celebration
Saturday night. From left to right: Adrianna Strugnell, Darrin Sullivan, Eric Johnson,
Sierra Furia, Cody Braund, Dustin DeRosier. Front row: NSMS 3-time champion Darrin Knight

Via NSMS PR

Williams, CA. January 27, 2018....... The fourth annual awards banquet honoring the top ten drivers in the 2017 North State Modified Series (NSMS) was held Saturday night at Granzella's Banquet Facility in Williams, CA. Business Manager Nadine Strauss acted as master of ceremonies. Speakers included Mort Houston, founder of the Lloyd Burton Challenge, Chris Scribner, series sponsor and owner of both Scribner Plastics and Racer Bling, and series co-promoters Jeff Stephens and Bob Strauss.

Darrin Knight of Kelseyville was crowned NSMS champion for the third consecutive time. Knight won the second annual Sinister Diesel Gene Welch Classic at All American Speedway in April and followed that up with a big win at Lakeport Speedway in May. He suffered a win-less streak until September 9 at Redwood Acres Raceway in Eureka where he set fast time and captured his third season main event.

Second place honors went to Charlie Collins of Upper Lake for the straight second year. Collins won the Sunoco/Penney Racing Supply fast time award on opening night at All American Speedway. Ten of his 11 races in 2017 were top-10 finishes. His solo win came on July 8 in Ukiah.

Last year's NSMS Sunoco Rookie of the Year, Darrin Sullivan of Kelseyville, finished third overall again this year. Sullivan was on fire in 2017, capturing two feature wins.... the O'Reilly Nor-Cal 60 at Redwood Acres Raceway in Eureka, and the “Lloyd Burton Against the Wind Modified Challenge” at Shasta Speedway in September.

Fourth place went to Kelseyville's Eric Johnson. Out of the 11 races scheduled, Johnson finished in the top ten 10 times. His best finish was a second at Lakeport Speedway.

Sierra Furia of Lakeport, our top female driver, ended the season in fifth with NSMS. She never missed a race and ran up front at each event. Furia finished a very impressive third at Redwood Acres Raceway at the Memorial Day Modified Classic. She also qualified third fast that same day.

Finishing in sixth was Cloverdale's Dustin DeRosier. The DeRosier team had good intentions of racing with NSMS from year one, but different circumstances dictated that they could not. He was at the track at every race in 2017 capturing seven top 10 finishes.

Jason Philpot of Sacramento won more races than any other NSMS driver in 2016. The competition was stiffer this year, and although he never won a main event, he finished second twice, third 3 times and fourth twice, earning seventh place overall.

Eighth place went to veteran driver Richie Potts from Petaluma. Potts missed a few races this season, but was always there trying to make his car faster. He was the winner of 2 Lucas Oil Dashes for Cash, had 4 top 10 finishes, and enjoyed watching his #83 modified finish 2nd at Eureka with Kyle Tellstrom behind the wheel.

Adrianna Strugnell of Kelseyville, our other female driver, finishing in ninth place in her first full season with NSMS. The highlight of her year came on July 18 at Ukiah Speedway when she won the Lucas Oil Dash for Cash. She also enjoyed two top 10 finishes.

Tenth place finisher, Cody Braund of Redding, left his #18 home this season to drive the Bob Lehman #82 modified. It was a frustrating year for Braund with many mechanical problems, but he hung in there to finish in the top 10.

The 2017 Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors went to Simi Tour of Potter Valley. Tour was vacationing in Mexico and was not in attendance.

Special $1000 Lucas Oil products certificates were awarded to Knight, Sullivan and Johnson. Strugnell, Braund and Eric Price Jr. each got a $600 Lucas Oil certificate. DeRosier received the an $800 ASI Racerwear bonus, and Furia collected the Five Star body nose piece.

Recognition went to all the NSMS officials as well as the series sponsors Protect the Harvest, Lucas Oil, Sinister Diesel, Ward Ranches, Penney Racing Supply, American Racer Tires, Naake Suspension, Sunoco Race Fuels, Five Star Bodies, Racer Bling, Keyser Racing Products, Scribner Plastics, DJ Safety, the Buckhorn Bar & Grill, Economy Heating & Air and Mort Houston.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Knight Claims Third North State Modified Championship



Via NSMS PR

Darrin Knight of Kelseyville skated to his third consecutive championship in the North State Modified Series, presented by Protect the Harvest, beating out Upper Lake's Charlie Collins by only 10 points.

The battle went right down to the wire during the final race at All American Speedway in Roseville. Going into the race Knight had a 16 point lead over Collins. But when Knight was bumped from the rear while leading, forcing him to restart at the back of the 24 car field, Collins was running fourth and moved into the points lead. This put Knight on a mission to get back up front. Knight rebounded, counting 2 points for every car he passed, and finished sixth to clinch the championship.

Knight won the first two races this season: the Sinister Diesel Gene Welch Classic at All American Speedway and the NCRA/NSMS 60 at Lakeport Speedway. His third win came at Redwood Acres Raceway in Eureka. Collins was the winner of the Protect the Harvest Nor Cal 60 at Ukiah Speedway in July.

Finishing third overall was 2016 Rookie of the Year, Darrin Sullivan of Kelseyville. Sullivan had 2 North State victories in his second season with NSMS, the Memorial Day O'Reilly Nor-Cal 60 at Redwood Acres, and the Lloyd Burton Against the Wind Challenge at Shasta Speedway in Anderson.

Fourth place in points went to another Kelseyville driver, Eric Johnson. Johnson's best runs were a second at Lakeport and a third at Ukiah. His ten top-10 finishes and five top-5 finishes kept him high in the points standings all year.

Our top female competitor, Sierra Furia of Lakeport, improved at every event, driving to a fifth place finish in the final standings. Furia's best track seemed to be Redwood Acres Raceway where she placed third in May and fourth in September. She was credited with seven top-10 finishes.

Sixth through tenth overall went to Dustin DeRosier of Cloverdale, Jason Philpot of Sacramento, Richie Potts of Petaluma, Adrianna Strugnell of Kelseyville, and Cody Braund of Redding.

These top-10 and all the other 58 NSMS competitors will be honored at the 2017 North State Modified Series award banquet on January 27 at Granzella's in Williams.