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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Cameron Austin, Charley Tour Among Winners On Wild Night At The Races

#7c Cameron Austin took the North State Modified Series McMurray And Sons 60 win (Photo Courtesy Sherie Bialous)

Via RAR Media

Eureka, CA (July 22, 2019) – It was a rough and rowdy night on the asphalt at Redwood Acres Raceway Saturday evening. There was plenty of exciting racing but several major incidents punctuated the event as well. McMurray And Sons presented the event which featured the North State Modified Series and the Upstate Bomber Series along with Bandoleros, roadrunners, mini stocks and Legends.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Cameron Austin Back To Back Victories With North State Modifieds

Photo by Jenna Meyer and Don Bloom

Via Nadine Strauss/NSMS Media

Eureka, CA…. July 20, 2019….. Coming back from his victory at All American Speedway two weeks ago, North State Modified Series points leader Cameron Austin of Santa Rosa held off the challenges of veteran Lucas Oil Modified driver Scott Winters of Tracy for 40 laps to win his second NSMS season feature event at Redwood Acres Raceway in Eureka Saturday night. Austin collected $1800 for his efforts which included $500 from McMurray & Sons Roofing, and a $300 cash bonus from North Coast Lighting and Electric. He also earned the $100 Keyser Manufacturing Hard Charger award. The North State Modified Series is presented by Protect the Harvest.

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


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.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

NSMS Honors Top 10 of 2016

Darrin Knight, family and crew at the North State Modified Series banquet
(Photo By Carrie Lauenroth)

Williams, CA. January 14, 2017 - The third annual awards banquet honoring the top ten drivers in the 2016 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 and speeches were given by series co-promoters Jeff Stephens and Bob Strauss.

Darrin Knight of Kelseyville was crowned NSMS champion for the second consecutive time. Knight was the Wenteq hard charger twice, the fast qualifier 3 times, and laid claim to 3 main event victories during the season. He followed that up with five other top-5 finishes.

Second place honors went to Charlie Collins of Upper Lake. Collins captured back-to-back events at Ukiah Speedway and All American Speedway. He was a three-time recipient of the Sunoco/Penney Racing Supply Fast Qualifier award. Other than his 2 wins he had 3 -2nd place finishes and 2 other top 5's.

Third overall was Darrin Sullivan of Kelselyville. He was also the winner of the 2016 Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award. Mike Collins of Nice chalked up fourth place. Collins will be taking a break from racing next year to help out on Sullivan's pit crew.

Fifth place went to Codi Barba of Cobb. Barba supported both an NSMS modified and a Nor-Cal Pro-4 modified last year. Sacramento's Jason Philpot finished sixth and was noted as the “winningest” driver with four NSMS victories in 2016.

Sierra Furia of Lakeport finished in seventh place and earned the Most Improved Driver award. She finished in the top 10 six of the 8 races that she ran. Veteran driver Richie Potts of Petaluma was eighth.

Rich Cobb of Klamath Falls, Oregon was the ninth place finisher, and tenth went to Nick Lyons of Loomis.

Recognition went to the series sponsors including Protect the Harvest, Lucas Oil, Sinister Diesel, Wenteq High Performance Race Car Parts, Swartz Diesel, Penney Racing Supply, American Race Tires, WrapStar Pro, 5-Star Bodies, DJ Safety, Sunoco Race Fuels, Naake Suspension, Buckhorn Bar & Grill, Scribner Plastics and Renner Petroleum.