Showing posts with label Shasta Speedway. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Shasta Speedway. Show all posts

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Tellstrom Wins Lloyd Burton "Against The Wind" Modified Challenge

Kyle Tellstrom poses with the Burton family after winning the 4th annual Lloyd Burton “Against the Wind” Modified Challenge at Shasta Speedway. Left to right are Dan Burton, Mary Burton, Tellstrom, Christine Burton, Kaitlyn Tiner and Grace Bailey. (Photo Courtesy Nadine Strauss)

Via Nadine Strauss/NSMS Media

Anderson, CA..... October 5, 2019… Kyle Tellstrom of Ukiah rocketed by race leader Darrin Knight of Ukiah on a lap-35 restart and stayed out in front the second half of the 60-lapper to win the 4th annual Lloyd Burton “Against the Wind” Modified Challenge at Shasta Speedway Saturday night.

Monday, September 30, 2019

NSMS Lloyd Burton Challenge At Shasta Speedway Saturday

Scott Winters (Ferrari Racing Team #24) is the current NSMS points leader going into Saturday’s event. Darrin Sullivan (#21) won the event in 2017. Photo by Don & Jenna

Via Nadine Strauss/NSMS Media

Anderson, CA…...The North State Modified Series, presented by Protect the Harvest, will run its 2019 grand finale’ at Shasta Speedway this Saturday night. It will be the final points race for the NSMS drivers. They will be competing for $1500 to win in the 4th annual “Lloyd Burton Against the Wind Modified Challenge” plus a custom designed wooden eagle trophy courtesy of Burton’s brother-in-law, Mort Houston.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Philpot Notches NSMS Victory At Shasta

Jason Philpot of Sacramento captured his first season victory in the North State Modified Series, presented by Protect the Harvest, at Shasta Speedway Saturday night. Photo by Jenna Meyer and Don Bloom

Via Nadine Strauss/NSMS Media

Anderson, CA... June 22, 2019.... Jason Philpot of Sacramento took the lead away from Oregon driver Rich Cobb on a lap 14 restart, and held off the challenges of Medford, Oregon’s Randy Houston the final 30 laps to capture his first season victory in the North State Modified Series, presented by Protect the Harvest, at Shasta Speedway Saturday night. Santa Rosa’s Cameron Austin finished a strong third, and with setting fast time over the 14 car field, regained the NSMS points lead from Robbie Knittel of Lodi.

Monday, June 17, 2019

North State Modifieds Go North To Shasta Speedway

North State Modifieds in the Lucas Oil Dash for Cash at Shasta Speedway last season. They will be competing here again this Saturday night as part of the Shasta County Fair festivities. Photo by Chris Anderson

Via Nadine Strauss/NSMS Media

Anderson, CA…..Ending their Southern California swing last week, which included races at both Stockton 99 Speedway and Madera Speedway, The North State Modified Series, presented by Protect the Harvest, will be moving north to Shasta Speedway in Anderson, CA this Saturday night for race #6 of the 2019 Driving Out Cancer Awareness Tour. The event will be a part of the Shasta County Fair festivities, and will be the first of two appearances for NSMS at this three-eighth mile paved oval.

Friday, March 29, 2019

North State Modified Series Gears Up For 2019 Season

Cameron Austin of Santa Rosa (#7c) won the last NSMS race at Madera Speedway in June 2018. The series will compete here three times in 2019 which includes the season opener on April 13.

Via NSMS Media

The North State Modified Series (NSMS), presented by Protect the Harvest, will once again bring top-notch modified action to five different race tracks for 11 events throughout Northern California and Central California. Plus for the first time the series will venture into Southern Oregon to race at Douglas County Speedway in Roseburg, Oregon, adding a 12th outing to its exciting schedule.

Mid California's Madera Speedway will host three NSMS races in 2019 including the season opener on April 13, a mid race event on June 15, and a late summer race on August 3. Promoter Kenny Shepherd will be donating $1,000 to the purse to make it $2,000 to win at each of the Madera shows.

“I’m putting the money on from my personal account to help make these events as big as possible,” Shepherd said. “I intend to film all three for a livestream and if we can get the car count strong enough and have a good race we might even be able to air one of the races on our Madera Racing on MAVTV show.”

Back in the line-up for two events this year is the Stockton 99 Speedway. They will host the second race in the series on April 27, and follow that up with a June 1 event. The Stockton facility is a favorite among many of the central and upper state competitors. Promoter Tony Noceti is looking forward to the return of the North State Modifieds.

Redwood Acres Raceway in Eureka always gives the racers a break from the heat with the first race, the “O'Reilly Auto Parts 60”, on May 11. The next visit to Eureka will be on July 20 for the “McMurray & Sons Roofing 60.” The final Event at “The Acres” will be during their “Fall Spectacular” on September 21.

The first of two shows at Shasta Speedway will be during the Shasta County Fair on June 22 in Anderson, CA. Competitors are encouraged to bring their families and have fun at the fair before the races begin.

The weekend following the 4th of July holiday will find the series at the All American Speedway in Roseville. This will be the 3rd annual Gene Welch Classic, sponsored by Jimmy Strauss Jeeps in Diamond Springs. This prestigious event honors Gene Welch, a many-time champion at All American Speedway who passed away in December of 2015.

August 24th is the date for the Roseburg, Oregon show. This event will be a part of the long-running “West Coast Modified Shootout” that will be offering an increased driver's purse. Several of the North State Modified drivers have attended, and won, this race in the past, but this is the first time it will be sanctioned and officiated by NSMS.

The season concludes at Shasta Speedway on October 5 for the Lloyd Burton “Against the Wind” Modified Challenge, sponsored by Mort Houston and the Burton Family.

Protect the Harvest will be the title sponsor of NSMS. Lucas Oil will fund a tow-money program for the drivers whereby the top 10 points leaders will each receive $200 upon arriving at the race track, and 11th through 15th in points will get $100. This program was designed to help with the high cost of travel.

Other sponsors of the series are Hoosier Tire West, Sunoco Race Fuels, Naake Suspension, Five Star Bodies, Racer Bling, Keyser Racing Products, Scribner Plastics, Gone Racin' Marine, Buckhorn Bar & Grill, and Franks Radios.

NSMS modified rules, procedures, schedule, entry forms and other information are available on the web site www.northstatemodifieds.com.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Price Continues His North State Modified Series Domination

Kris Price leads the way followed by Cameron Austin and Jason Philpot in the Lloyd Burton Against the Win Modified Challenge at Shasta Speedway (Photo Courtesy Chris Anderson)

Via Nadine Strauss/NSMS Media

September 29, 2018, Anderson, CA.... Kris Price of Sacramento continued his domination in the North State Modified Series, presented by Protect the Harvest, by setting a fast time of 16.365 over the 23 car field, and bagging his fourth season NSMS victory at Shasta Speedway Saturday night. Price took home the 4 foot tall hand-carved eagle trophy in the 3rd annual “Lloyd Burton Against the Wind Modified Challenge,” and collected the $1,500 first place prize money.

Cameron Austin of Santa Rosa ran all but 5 laps in Price's shadow to finish second. Jason Philpot of Sacramento finished third with Rio Linda's Eric Price II fourth and Lucas Oil Dash for Cash winner Keith Bloom of Redding fifth.

The line-up for the 60 lap feature saw Terry Deal and Eric Price in the front row, Philpot and Kris Price in row two, Darrin Sullivan and Austin in row three, and Darrin Knight next to Guy Young in the fourth row.

Eric Price forged ahead at the start with Kris Price darting around Deal for second. Kris Price stole the lead from brother Eric on lap five, and Austin took over second the following round. Philpot swapped places with Eric Price on lap seven. Deal lost power and faded in the high groove, retiring to the pits on lap 10

The first yellow flag flew on lap 11 when Darrin Knight and Darrin Sullivan were battling for fifth. The cars touched resulting in Knight spinning into the infield. This moved local favorites Guy Young and Randy Houston into sixth and seventh. That battle ended with Houston driving under Young on 17 to assume the sixth slot.

The race was stopped a second time at the half-way marker when Ian Elliott and Sullivan made contact with Sullivan spinning in turn four. The double-file restart saw Houston slip by Eric Price for fourth. The next 15 circuits went smoothly until Houston lost control and spun on lap 46. Seven rounds later a confrontation between Adrianna Strugnell and Washington visitor Daniel Jobe brought out the final yellow flag.

Kris Price stayed out in front and led the field across the Sunoco checkered flag to take the win. Austin finished second followed by, Philpot, Eric Price and Keith Bloom. Rounding out the top 10 were PJ Pedroncelli, Dustin DeRosier, Young, Elliott and Eric Johnson. Twenty of the 23 starters finished the race.

Bloom was the $100 winner in the Lucas Oil Dash for Cash with PJ Pedroncelli collecting $50 for second. Both Bloom and Pedroncelli also received the Scribner Plastics jugs. The Naake shocks certificate went to Jason Philpot. The Frank's Radio gifts were given to Mike Neilson, Rich Cobb and Stuart Campbell. Bloom earned the $100 Burton Family Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

The Shasta race was the richest event in the 5-year history of the North State Modified Series. Lloyd Burton's brother-in-law Mort Houston donated $2500 to the purse which North State Modified Series promoter's matched. Add that to the $2500 Lucas Oil Towing bonus, the Mary Burton $100 Hard Charger Award, the Ward Land Management and Development $500 bonus, the Lucas Oil Dash for Cash money, and a donation from the Northern California Auto Racing Alumni, and over $13,000 was paid out to 23 North State Modified drivers.

The final race in the North State Modified Series “Driving Out Cancer Tour” will be at the All American Speedway in Roseville, California on October 12-13. This event will be a part of the October Classic which also features the NASCAR K & N Series and the Pacific Challenge Series Late Models.

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. #####

WLM&D TIME TRIALS: Kris Price (16.365); Jason Philpot (16.398); Eric Price II (16.462); Terry Deal (16.477); Darrin Sullivan (16.483); Cameron Austin (16.490); Darrin Knight (16.525); Guy Young (16.535); Eric Johnson (16.557); Randy Houston (16.618); Dustin DeRosier (16.651); P.J. Pendroncelli (16.661); Ian Elliott (16.721); Rich Cobb (16.734); Keith Bloom (16.826); Daniel Jobe (16.894); Mike Neilson (16.909); Stuart Campbell (16.965); Adrianna Strugnell (17.042); Paul Pedroncelli (17.302); Don Shalla (17.436); Rick Avila (17.592); John Baker (17.620)

LUCAS OIL DASH FOR CASH: Keith Bloom, PJ Pendroncelli, Rich Cobb, Ian Elliott, Guy Young, Eric Johnson

SUNOCO / WLM&D FEATURE EVENT: Kris Price, Cameron Austin, Jason Philpot, Eric Price II, Keith Bloom, PJ Pedroncelli, Dustin DeRosier, Guy Young, Ian Elliott, Eric Johnson, Mike Neilson, Randy Houston, Darrin Sullivan, Rich Cobb, Stuart Campbell, Daniel Jobe, Adrianna Strugnell, John Baker, Don Shalla, Rick Avila, Darrin Knight, Terry Deal, Paul Pedroncelli

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.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Jason Romero Goes Two In A Row At Shasta District Fair



Via PCS Media

ANDERSON, CALIFORNIA (June 23, 2018) – Cameron Park’s Jason Romero won his second consecutive Shasta Speedway victory, and seventh career in the PCS, taking Saturday’s 100 lapper during the Shasta District Fair in Anderson, CA. A strong crowd weathered 100 degree temperatures to watch 15 Super Late Models compete in the feature presented by PenneyLawyers.com

John Moore led the Sunoco Fuels qualifying while his son Cole Moore won the American Racer Tire Dash. Cole Moore started on the pole on the 3/8ths mile speedway alongside PCS debutant Michael Mitchell of Loomis, CA.

Cole Moore jumped out to the early lead while Coquille, OR’s David Miller fell backwards from the outside line. Mitchell drifted backwards as well when John Moore took over third on lap six. Mitchell found himself pinched outside and he fell back to seventh by lap eight.

Romero hounded Cole Moore much like he did at the Ukiah race in May. Romero took several looks inside Moore on both ends of the race track, and the duo went side-by-side as they lapped Dave Byrd in a three-wide move on lap 33.

The continual challenges paid off when Romero took the lead on lap 36. John Moore passed Cole a few laps later for second allowing the top-two in the points to hold the top-two on the race track.

Anderson’s Derek Copeland passed Napa’s James Bickford for fifth on lap 50 and Modesto’s Mike Beeler fell down a lap on lap 52. The race finally had its first caution in the grueling affair on lap 61 when Ryan Lentz spun in turn four. Matt Wendt escaped to the pits just before the caution and did not return.

Copeland and Mitchell used some sneaky maneuvers to knife up into third and fourth on the restart with Cole Moore relegated from third to seventh. Cole Moore tried to challenge James Bickford before Bickford’s night ended when he slowed for a caution on lap 74.

The ensuing restart was a wild one when Romero led the field to green and had contact with third place Copeland. Romero came to a stop in the infield and officials deemed it a false start. Romero was able to get a second chance inside John Moore and motored away while Moore and Copeland made contact that sent Moore up the hill in turn one.

Cole Moore tagged the wall on the front stretch and retired to the pits on lap 81, putting all eyes on the battle for second between Copeland and John Moore.

Jason Romero cruised home to victory to the appreciative crowd. The battle for second had a wild run to the finish side-by-side, bouncing off of each other, with John Moore narrowly nipping Copeland at the stripe. Miller and Hite rounded out the top-five.

Romero will enjoy a four point advantage on Moore in the standings when the series resumes on July 21st at Stockton 99 Speedway.

For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com, visit www.PacificChallengeSeries.com or follow them on Facebook or YouTube

The Pacific Challenge Series is presented by: Penney Racing Supply, Penney & Associates, American Racer Tires, Radio Law Talk, Compact-It, Northwest Compactors, Naake Suspension, Sunoco Fuels, Five Star Bodies, BrakeOMeter, Lefthander Chassis, ARP Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Competition Carburetion, Bassett Wheels, Frank's Radio, WrapStar Pro, and Blakesley Sports Media. All PCS Super Late Models race ABC Bodies or Muscle Car bodies on American Racer Tires with Sunoco Racing Fuel.

2018 Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com Schedule
Subject to Change
March 31 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Thunder & Lightning w/ USAC & BCRA*
April 21 Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA) *Kool April Nights*
May 19 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA) *North State Challenge*
June 23 Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA) *Shasta Fair*
July 21 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Summer Classic*
August 11 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Thunder & Lightning II w/ USAC & 360 Supers*
September 8 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *Back to School*
October 13 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *October Classic 100*

Pacific Challenge Series Round 4: Shasta Speedway results
Finish Car Driver Hometown Sponsors
1 8 Jason Romero Cameron Park, CA Folsom Lake Asphalt
2 27 John Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Environmental
3 24 Derek Copeland Anderson, CA SK Construction, Hen House
4 22 David Miller Coquille, OR
5 70 Mike Hite Elk Grove, CA Pimental Freight Lines
6 77 Michael Mitchell Loomis, CA Sinister Diesel
7 6 Mike Beeler Modesto, CA Beeler Industries
8 17 Trevor Harrison Redding, CA Horizon Construction
9 3 Dave Byrd French Camp, CA Cherokee Mufflers
10 20 Cole Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Environmental
11 35 James Bickford Napa, CA Slidebelts
12 1 Matt Wendt Galt, CA Wendt Construction
13 31 Ryan Lentz Cottonwood, CA Paul Baker Trucking
14 91 Brandon Williams Redding, CA Sunrise Excavating
15 88 Dustin Walters Ferndale, CA

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #27 John Moore
American Racer Dash: #20 Cole Moore
Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #17 Trevor Harrison
Lap Leaders: 20 Cole Moore 1-35, 8 Jason Romero 36-100

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Pacific Challenge Series Races Into The Shasta District Fair Saturday



Via PCS Media

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (June 20, 2018) – The Shasta District Fairgrounds will come to life with the touring stars of the Pacific Challenge Series on Saturday, with a large contingent of drivers from across Northern California expected at Shasta Speedway. The fourth round of the PenneyLawyers.com backed series brings Super Late Models to the 3/8ths mile for their second appearance of the year.

Bombers, Hornets, and Legends will also be competing and all fair tickets will include admission into the races.

In April, Jason Romero of Cameron Park, CA set a sizzling track record lap of 15.428 seconds that he parlayed into the race victory. Romero’s victory also is part of his points leading season. Romero was eighth at Madera in March before the Shasta win in April and a runner-up finish at Ukiah in May. His points lead is a narrow two points over former series champions John Moore of Granite Bay and Mike Beeler of Modesto.

Moore, the 2015 series champion, has had a consistent campaign with finishes of third, fourth, and fifth. He nearly won the $5,000 to win Limited Late Model event at Roseville last weekend. His career best PCS finish at Shasta is a second place run in 2017.

Beeler, winner of the 2014 and 2017 titles, has seen his season go the exact opposite direction of Moore. His year opened in fifth at Madera before fourth at Shasta and third at Ukiah. He’d like to improve two spots better for his first Shasta win on Saturday. His third place in April was his best career finish at Shasta in three PCS starts.

Cole Moore’s Ukiah victory was his second career win in the PCS and has propelled him to fourth in the standings. He opened the year with a pair of DNFs including a tenth place result at Shasta. The 2015 PCS Rookie of the Year made his Shasta debut in 2016 with a career-best third place finish.

Rounding out the top-five in the championship is Dave Byrd of French Camp, CA. The multiple-time stock car champion had a runner-up finish with the SRL Southwest Tour in 2007 along with a win and a second place finish in the prestigious Win-River 125 on the old 1/3rd mile configuration in the 1980s.

The remaining full-time car thus far has been 2016 Rookie of the Year Matt Wendt of Galt, CA. Wendt has not yet finished a PCS race this season but carries high expectations into Shasta.

Other competitors that travel with the PCS expected at Shasta include Roseville’s Shannon Mansch, Ukiah’s John Dalerio, and Elk Grove’s Mike Hite. Former NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West driver James Bickford will compete for Matt Scott Racing in the #35 Chevrolet. Bickford previously had a runner-up finish when the West came to Shasta in 2015 for the Bill Schmitt Memorial.

Local standouts such as 2017 Shasta PCS winner Derek Copeland, Brandon Williams, Dane Nissen, and Trevor Harrison will also be competing joined by several Eureka area drivers including Dustin Walters.

There will be no Friday practice due to the Shasta District Fair. PCS competitors will get a special practice session early Saturday instead. Pit gates will open at 10 a.m. with practice from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Regular cycles of practice sessions for all four divisions competing will follow, with qualifying at approx. 5 p.m. and racing at 6 p.m. The 100 lap PCS feature will wrap up the exciting night of action at approx. 9 p.m.

Admission for the fair includes admission to the races. Prices are Adults - $10.00,
Senior & Military - $7.00 (62 & Over), Junior- $6.00, and Parking - $7.00.

For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com, visit www.PacificChallengeSeries.com or follow them on Facebook or YouTube

The Pacific Challenge Series is presented by: Penney Racing Supply, Penney & Associates, American Racer Tires, Radio Law Talk, Compact-It, Northwest Compactors, Naake Suspension, Sunoco Fuels, Five Star Bodies, BrakeOMeter, Lefthander Chassis, ARP Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Bassett Wheels, Frank's Radio, WrapStar Pro, and Blakesley Sports Media. All PCS Super Late Models race ABC Bodies or Muscle Car bodies on American Racer Tires with Sunoco Racing Fuel.

2018 Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com Schedule
Subject to Change
March 31 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Thunder & Lightning w/ USAC & BCRA*
April 21 Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA) *Kool April Nights*
May 19 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA) *North State Challenge*
June 23 Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA) *Shasta Fair*
July 21 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Summer Classic*
August 11 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Thunder & Lightning II w/ USAC & 360 Supers*
September 8 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *Back to School*
October 13 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *October Classic 100*

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Kris Price Claims North State Modified Season Opener At Shasta

Kris Price drove his #51x NSMS modified to win at Shasta Speedway

Via NSMS Media

May 12, 2018.... Anderson, CA..... North State Modified Series, presented by Protect the Harvest, held its season opener at Shasta Speedway this weekend, and when the Sunoco checkered flag flew it was Kris Price of Sacramento who collected the lions share of the prize money with his impressive win. Price was also the winner of the final 2017 NSMS event at All American Speedway last October. Price collected $1000 for the win plus a $250 bonus from Ward Land Management and Development (WLM&D.)

Randy Houston of Medford, Oregon rebounded from an early-race incident to finish second. Cameron Austin of Santa Rosa, driving his brand-new Dana Stahl modified, finished third with Jason Philpot, Sacramento, also working his way back up after an altercation, finished fourth. And Cloverdale's Dustin DeRosier stayed up front the entire race to take fifth place.

A record number of 27 cars traveled to the Anderson, CA 1/3 mile oval setting the stage for the first “B” main in the series history. Herman Pulyer of Wilderville, Oregon was the victor in this race followed by Dale Didoha and Rookie-of-theYear contender Don Shalla both from Sacramento, Kelsyville driver Donovan Cox, Redding driver John Baker and Stuart Campbell of Eagle Point, Oregon.

2017 NSMS champion Darrin Knight of Kelseyville set fast time of 16.378 seconds on the new Hoosier tires, earning the $100 WLM&D fast time award. Knight drew the number 4 chip for the line-up inversion putting Terry Deal and Austin in the front row for the feature event. Houston and Knight shared row two, and Philpot and Eric Price Jr. started in the third row.

Deal led the way the first six rounds as Houston and Knight were battling for second. Knight passed both Houston and Deal on lap seven, dropping Deal to third and Eric Price fourth. The race was halted on lap 19 when Sal Lopez spun in front of the leaders, and with no where to go, Deal slammed into hard Lopez in turn four. The incident also collected Eric Price with all three cars being towed to the pits. At the same time Brian Denton, Rick Avila and Dale Didoha retired their cars.

The double-file restart saw Houston make contact with Knight sending Knight spinning. This set up a chain-reaction that sent Philpot and Keith Bloom into the infield. When the action resumed Kris Price was the new leader followed by Austin, Darrin Sullivan, DeRosier and local favorite Guy Young.

Flagman Johnny Miskill flew the red flag on lap 28, stopping the cars when Oregon veteran driver Willie Thompson's car developed an oil leak and caught fire, ending his run.

Knight had worked his way back up to second and was chasing down Price when his engine let go, oiling down the racing surface. Several more yellow flags flew in the final stages. With only three laps to go Houston passed Austin for second but did not have anything left for Price. The finishing order was Kris Price, Houston, Austin, Philpot, DeRosier, Young, Jake Andreotti, Bloom, Rich Cobb, Sullivan, Eric Johnson, P.J. Pedroncelli, Stuart Campbell, Adrianna Strugnell and Donovan Cox.

North State Modified Series travels over to the coast for race #2 at the Redwood Acres Raceway in Eureka on Sunday, May 27.

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.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

North State Modifieds Open Season At Shasta Speedway

Kris Price (#51), Jason Philpot (#15a), Terry Deal (#01) and Eric Johnson will
be at Shasta Speedway Saturday night to compete in the season opener for the
North State Modified Series

Via NSMS Media

The 2018 opening night for the North State Modified Series, presented by Protect the Harvest, will be at Shasta Speedway this Saturday, May 12. Shasta Speedway is located at the Shasta County Fairgrounds in Anderson, CA.

The series made a tire change for 2018, and Hoosier Tire West is donating four Hoosier tires to each car competing in Saturday's feature events. This should guarantee a full field of modifieds for the NSMS season opener on the well-prepared 3/8 mile paved oval.

The 2017 visit to Shasta saw Eric Johnson of Kelseyville set fast time over the 22-car field while 2016 rookie of the year Darrin Sullivan, also from Kelseyville beat Randy Houston of Medford, Oregon by inches to claim the 2nd annual Lloyd Burton Against-the-Wind Challenge. All three of these contenders will be back to run in this first of two events slated for Shasta Speedway.

Other drivers expected to compete are 3-time NSMS champion Darrin Knight of Kelseyville, 2016 Shasta winner Jason Philpot of Sacramento, Cloverdale's Dustin DeRosier, Adrianna Strugnell of Kelseyville, , 2017 Rookie of the Year Simi Tour of Potter Valley, Roseville driver Terry Deal, brothers Eric and Kris Price from Rio Linda, Oregon driver Rich Cobb, and many-time Shasta Speedway champion Guy Young of Redding.

Racing action on the 3/8th mile will also include Bombers, Hornets, Legends Cars,and Vintage Open Wheel Super Modifieds and Sprint cars. . Racing gets started on Friday with practice at 2:00 pm. On Saturday, pit gate opens at 10 am. Practice, qualifying, and racing will follow.

The North State Modified Series is presented by: Protect the Harvest, Lucas Oil, Ward Land Management, Hoosier Tire West, Sunoco Race Fuels, Naake Suspension, Five Star Bodies, Racer Bling, Keyser Racing Products, and Scribner Plastics

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Romero Grabs Sixth Career PCS Win With Shasta Victory

Photo Courtesy Don Thompson

Via PCS Media

ANDERSON, CALIFORNIA (April 21, 2018) – Jason Romero won his sixth career Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com feature, and first outside of All American Speedway, by taking Saturday’s 75 lap feature at Shasta Speedway. Romero opened up the night of Super Late Model racing on the 3/8ths mile by setting a new track record before the decisive victory.

Romero’s lap of 15.428 in Sunoco Fuels qualifying lowered the mark previously set by two-time series champion Jeremy Doss of Upperlake, CA. Romero’s fast time placed him three tenths ahead of the rest of the 14 car pack.

The gap narrowed when the drivers competed in the American Racer Tire Dash. The eight lap contest’s lineup is set by a redraw, which allowed 2015 champion & 2017 series runner-up John Moore to steer his Camaro to victory ahead of 2006 Westcar Late Model Series champion Shannon Mansch.

Moore’s dash win gave him the pole for the main event, and he took the lead from Mansch at the start. He brought third-starting Romero with him. Several laps later, both Matt Scott and Cole Moore dove inside Mansch as well shuffling her back to fifth.

The top-four broke into two pairs of battles until Scott and Cole Moore came together in turn one with Scott spinning his #35 car. John Dalerio and Matt Wendt were among those who had to scramble to avoid the spin. Both Scott and Moore had to pit for repairs.

Romero passed John Moore on the outside to take the lead on the restart. The caution flew on lap 11 when debutant Jarrett Gilmer slowed with mechanical problems. Romero picked the inside for the restart which allowed John Moore to lead the 12th lap by a nose. Romero took the lead back the following lap.

Willows’ Dane Nissen spun in turn four for the next caution on lap 21 with Scott heading to the pits briefly for more repairs during that caution. Nissen also pitted and retired from the race. Romero and John Moore both spun into turn one when the race restarted, with Tracy Bolin among those who suffered damage in the incident. Mansch assumed the top spot with Romero and Moore restarting at the back of the field.

Cole Moore used the incident and the restart to advance up to second position around the outside of John Dalerio. Three laps later, Moore dove inside Mansch into turn one to take the lead. Bolin pitted again under the green flag run as his damage worsened and he failed to return to the race.

Cole Moore’s hopes for victory were dashed when he stopped in the infield on the backstretch for a lap 38 caution. Moore was able to re-fire and drive into the pits but it handed the lead back to Mansch once more. Cole Moore did not return to the race. Ukiah’s John Dalerio spun in turn four on the next restart but managed to continue. Dave Byrd spun into the infield, however, to force a caution.

Romero knifed his way through the incidents into second place. He took the lead from Mansch coming back to green and never looked back. Romero built up a sizeable lead until Dalerio spun again in turn four. John Moore pitted under the caution to surrender a top-five run.

Romero was undeterred, driving to a five second win while Mansch fended off champions Mike Beeler and John Moore for a well-deserved second place finish. Matt Scott came back for a fifth place finish while Anderson’s Ryan Peeples drove from 14th to sixth to win the Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger.

The Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com resumes on May 19th at Ukiah Speedway for the *North State Challenge*.

For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com, visit www.PacificChallengeSeries.com or follow them on Facebook or YouTube

The Pacific Challenge Series is presented by: Penney Racing Supply, Penney & Associates, American Racer Tires, Radio Law Talk, Compact-It, Northwest Compactors, Naake Suspension, Sunoco Fuels, Five Star Bodies, BrakeOMeter, Lefthander Chassis, ARP Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Bassett Wheels, Frank's Radio, WrapStar Pro, and Blakesley Sports Media. All PCS Super Late Models race ABC Bodies or Muscle Car bodies on American Racer Tires with Sunoco Racing Fuel.

2018 Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com Schedule
Subject to Change
March 31 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Thunder & Lightning w/ USAC & BCRA*
April 21 Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA) *Kool April Nights*
May 19 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA) *North State Challenge*
June 23 Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA) *Shasta Fair*
July 21 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Summer Classic*
August 11 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Thunder & Lightning II w/ USAC & 360 Supers*
September 8 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *Back to School*
October 13 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *October Classic 100*

Pacific Challenge Series Round 2: Shasta Speedway results
Finish Car Driver Hometown Sponsors
1 8 Jason Romero Cameron Park, CA Folsom Lake Asphalt
2 61 Shannon Mansch Roseville, CA Mansch Motorsports
3 6 Mike Beeler Modesto, CA Beeler Industries
4 27 John Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Environmental
5 35 Matt Scott Pine Grove, CA Kamps Propane
6 5 Ryan Peeples Anderson, CA Arizona Gold Exchange
7 3 Dave Byrd French Camp, CA Cherokee Mufflers
8 17 Trevor Harrison Redding, CA Horizon Construction
9 14 John Dalerio Ukiah, CA Auto Tech
10 20 Cole Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Environmental
11 11J Tracy Bolin Valley Springs, CA Bolin Builders
12 1 Matt Wendt Galt, CA Wendt Construction
13 26 Dane Nissen Williams, CA Dunlap Custom Farming
14 2 Jarrett Gilmer Manteca, CA Wendt Const./Car Computers.com

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #8 Jason Romero 15.428 *NEW TRACK RECORD*
American Racer Dash: #27 John Moore
Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #5 Ryan Peeples

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Pacific Challenge Series Round #2 Saturday At Shasta

Photo Courtesy Dan Thompson

Via PCS Media

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (April 18, 2018) – Round #2 of the 2018 Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com will hit the 3/8th mile Shasta Speedway in Anderson, CA on Saturday night. The largest facility on the series’ calendar hosts the PCS twice in 2018, with local drivers aiming to challenge the touring stars of Northern California’s Super Late Model Series.

Saturday’s races take place during the “Kool April Nights” classic car event taking place throughout the area, making for a gearheads paradise in the north state.

Carlos Vieira won the 2018 season opener for the PCS at Madera Speedway in March. Vieira dominated the 75 lapper but faced company late in the race from hard-charging Randy Hedrick of Reno, NV. Hedrick settled for second place with 2015 series champion John Moore in third.

The 2017 visit to Shasta attracted an outstanding 18 car field and saw 2009 All American Speedway champion Jason Romero set fast-time and win the American Racer Tire dash before a flat tire knocked him from the lead on lap 18. Cole Moore also ran strong before he succumbed to mechanical problems late in the race.

Derek Copeland scored the hometown victory with John Moore coming home second and 2017 champion Mike Beeler finished fourth. Roseville’s Shannon Mansch and Galt’s Matt Wendt, both expected on Saturday night, finished fifth and sixth respectively. Other local Shasta drivers expected to compete include Ryan Peeples and Trevor Harrison. Willow’s Dane Nissen will make his return to the series as well. Nissen scored one top-five in last year’s Super 6 series that utilizes similar rules to the PCS. In 10 starts in the former North State Challenge Series, Nissen finished on the podium at Shasta twice.

Shasta is one of the few tracks where 14-time racing champion Dave Byrd has not yet visited victory lane. He came close in July 2007 – his last trip there – when he finished second in the SRL Southwest Tour series. June 2016 Shasta PCS winner Tracy Bolin finished third in that particular event as well.

Three-time All American Speedway champion Matt Scott will make his first start of the season, still searching for his first PCS victory.

Racing action on the 3/8ths mile will also include Bombers, Hornets, and Legends of the Pacific. Racing gets started on Friday with practice. Gates open at 1 p.m. with practice under the lights from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Pit passes are $45. On Saturday, gates open at noon with a $45 pit pass fee and a $100 PCS entry fee. Practice, qualifying, and racing will follow.

Discount racer rate hotels are available at the Best Western Anderson Inn and Gaia Hotel. Mention Shasta Speedway for the rate.

For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com, visit www.PacificChallengeSeries.com or follow them on Facebook or YouTube

The Pacific Challenge Series is presented by: Penney Racing Supply, Penney & Associates, American Racer Tires, Radio Law Talk, Compact-It, Northwest Compactors, Naake Suspension, Sunoco Fuels, Five Star Bodies, BrakeOMeter, Lefthander Chassis, ARP Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Bassett Wheels, Frank's Radio, WrapStar Pro, and Blakesley Sports Media. All PCS Super Late Models race ABC Bodies or Muscle Car bodies on American Racer Tires with Sunoco Racing Fuel.

2018 Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com Schedule
Subject to Change
March 31 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Thunder & Lightning w/ USAC & BCRA*
April 21 Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA) *Kool April Nights*
May 19 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA) *North State Challenge*
June 23 Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA) *Shasta Fair*
July 21 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Summer Classic*
August 11 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Thunder & Lightning II w/ USAC & 360 Supers*
September 8 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *Back to School*
October 13 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *October Classic 100*

PCS Track Stats – Shasta

#05 Eric Schmidt
Starts: 5, Wins: 4, Top-Fives: 4, Top-Tens: 5

#75 Jeremy Doss
Starts: 4, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 3, Top-Tens: 3

#5 Ryan Peeples
Starts: 5, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 2

#24 Derek Copeland
Starts: 3, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 2

#39m Jason Mitchell
Starts: 3, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 0

#11 Tracy Bolin
Starts: 2, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 1

#20 Cole Moore
Starts: 2, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 1

#1 Matt Wendt
Starts: 2, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 2

#27 John Moore
Starts: 2, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 2

#6 Mike Beeler
Starts: 2, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 1

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

North State Modified Series Gears Up For 2018 Season

Cloverdale driver Dustin DeRosier (#12) and Sacramento's Jason Philpot will
be competing in the North State Modified Series' season opener at Shasta Speedway
on May 12

Via NSMS Media

The North State Modified Series (NSMS), presented by Protect the Harvest, will once again bring top-notch modified action to six different race tracks for 10 events throughout Northern and Central California.

The 2018 season opener at All American Speedway on April 21 was canceled by AAS promoter Bill McAnally when he was not able to secure a contract with the fairgrounds in time. That moves the first NSMS race to Shasta Speedway in Anderson, CA on May 12.

Two weeks later the series moves to the coast's Redwood Acres Raceway in Eureka, CA on May 27. The Eureka show will be the only Sunday event on the tour.

The series heads to central California on June 9 for a combo show with the southern-based Lucas Oil Modifieds at Madera Speedway. Then back to to the ¼ mile Ukiah Speedway on June 23.

The month of July is slated for a race at the All American Speedway on July 7, and a return to Redwood Acres Raceway on July 21.

The only race in August will be held at Lakeport Speedway, the smallest track on the circuit. Lakeport is the most challenging track for the modified competitors due to its narrow, circular configuration.

Events in September include the final show at Redwood Acres Raceway on Sept 8, and the 3rd Annual Lloyd Burton “Against the Wind” Modified Challenge on September 29 at Shasta Speedway.

The tour ends at All American Speedway on October 13 for a Trifecta Championship Night featuring the North State Modified Series, the Pacific Challenge Late Models Series, and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series.

The North State Modified Series is presented by: Protect the Harvest, Lucas Oil, Ward Ranches, Hoosier Tire West, Naake Suspension, Sunoco Race Fuels, Five Star Bodies, Racer Bling, Keyser Racing Products, Economy Heating & Air, and Scribner Plastics.

NSMS modified rules, procedures and other information are available at the new web site www.northstatemodifieds.com.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

2018 Pacific Challenge Series Schedule Adds Two At Shasta



Via PCS Media

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (February 14, 2018) – The Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com has continued to develop its calendar for 2018 with the addition of two races at Anderson’s Shasta Speedway. The 3/8ths mile speedway will host the Super Late Model series on April 21st and June 23rd.

Shasta Speedway has been a wildcard track for the last two years in the PCS, and a large part of why the series has enjoyed very few drivers able to earn repeat wins. A strong contingent of local teams with PCS equipment makes for a fan-friendly show. Tracy Bolin and Derek Copeland each earned their first career series wins at the speedway.

In 2013, the series visited Shasta four times with Eric Schmidt earning a remarkable sweep of the races en route to the PCS championship.

The races at Shasta join previously announced events on March 17th and August 11th at the one-third mile Madera Speedway, July 21st at the historic Stockton 99 Speedway, and October 13th at Roseville’s All American Speedway. An additional two more races at Roseville are expected to be confirmed along with one or two more races TBA to bring the tour to a nine or ten race campaign for 2018.

For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com, visit www.PacificChallengeSeries.com or follow them on Facebook or YouTube

The Pacific Challenge Series is presented by: Penney Racing Supply, Penney & Associates, American Racer Tires, Radio Law Talk, Compact-It, Northwest Compactors, Naake Suspension, Sunoco Fuels, Five Star Bodies, BrakeOMeter, Lefthander Chassis, ARP Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Bassett Wheels, Frank's Radio, WrapStar Pro, and Blakesley Sports Media. All PCS Super Late Models race ABC Bodies or Muscle Car bodies on American Racer Tires with Sunoco Racing Fuel.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Sullivan Victorious At Shasta Speedway, Johnson Sets New NSMS Track Record

Race winner, Darrin Sullivan with members of the Lloyd Burton family.
(Photo Courtesy Carrie Lauenroth)

Via NSMS Media

September 23, Anderson CA ...... Race #10 of the North State Modified Series, presented by Protect the Harvest, was loaded with action from start to finish, but when it was all over Kelseyville's Darrin Sullivan beat Randy Houston of Medford, Oregon by inches to claim the $1500 first place prize in the 2nd annual Lloyd Burton Against-the-Wind Challenge at Shasta Speedway Saturday night. Earlier Eric Johnson, also of Kelseyville, set a new NSMS track record of 15.935 seconds. Johnson was the only driver to break into the 15-second bracket. The previous record of 15.948 was set in May, 2014, by 2014 NSMS champion Jay Linstroth of Citrus Heights.

A 10-car invert for the 60 lap feature placed Oregon driver Rich Cobb and Lakeport's Ian Elliott in the front row over the 21 car field. Terry Deal and Sullivan shared row two, Dustin DeRosier and Houston started in row three, last year's race winner Jason Philpot and current points leader Darrin Knight were in row four, and Charlie Collins was next to Johnson in row five.

Cobb powered ahead at the start with Elliott, Deal and DeRosier next in line. As Cobb was pulling away, Deal dove under Elliott for second on lap nine. Philpot swapped places with DeRosier on lap 11. Two rounds later the yellow flag flew when Richie Potts was tagged and spun in turn four. Before one more lap was completed Johnson and Houston made contact for another caution. Johnson was forced to pit for repairs and lost six laps before he could return to action.

The double-file restart saw Deal out in front for a half-lap, but Cobb dove into turn three harder to regain the number one spot. Philpot moved to the high side and passed Elliott on 17, and at the same time Sullivan made an inside pass on Elliott for fourth. Knight followed Sullivan's line as Cody Braund lost power, slowed and retired to the pits.

Simi Tour and Sierra Furia tangled to stop the action again on lap 25. Furia's car was towed to the pits for repairs but she tagged the back of the pack to take the next green flag. The running order at the half-way marker showed Cobb still out in front of Deal, Philpot, Sullivan, DeRosier, Knight, Houston, Collins, Elliott and Cameron Austin.

Three circuits later Sal Lopez spun in turn two, and on the restart Sullivan powered by Deal for second. Philpot ducked under Deal for third the following round. The yellow waved again on 42 when Furia stopped on the track with a flat. She pitted for a tire change and restarted at the rear.

Another three green-flag laps ran before both Knight and Collins spun in turn four for yellow number six. Sullivan forged ahead of Cobb at the start to take over the lead. Philpot ran third with Houston passing Deal for fourth on lap 45. Cobb slid up the track slightly opening the door for both Philpot and Houston to fill the hole taking over second and third.

Cobb's car got loose and spun on the backstretch for the final yellow, and on the restart Houston dove under Philpot and set his sights on Sullivan. Houston looked high and low, moved his mount to the high side on the white flag lap, pulled along side of Sullivan for a photo finish at the checkered flag. Sullivan posted the win by inches over Houston, Philpot, Deal, and DeRosier. Rounding out the top 10 were Austin, Elliott, Wade Coleman, Potts, and Knight. Sullivan's name will be added to the perpetual trophy as the winner of this event.

Wade Coleman earned the Keyser Hard Charger Award plus a $200 bonus courtesy of Mary Burton and Dan Burton's Kaleidoscope Coffee Shop. In addition to the Penney Racing Supply Fast Time Award, Eric Johnson also collected another $200 for his new track record from Brandon Williams of Sunrise Excavating. The $100 Nor-Cal Racing Alumni half-way award went to Rich Cobb.

Dustin DeRosier won the Naake Suspension Award, the DJ Safety Certificate went to Charlie Collins, and Adrianna Strugnell got the Racer Bling Award. Scribner Plastic jugs went to Richie Potts and Cameron Austin. Lakeport's Cadillac Pat Sperling donated $100 to Tom Ford for being the first car to retire from the race.

The North State Modifieds will finish out their season at All American Speedway in Roseville, CA on October 14. This event, The Sinister Diesel 60, will be part of the NASCAR K&N Series October Classic. The purse and long-tow awards will be increased for this championship event courtesy of Economy Heating & Air of Roseville.

The North State Modified Series is presented by: 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, and the Buckhorn Bar & Grill, Economy Heating & Air, and Mort Houston.

SUNOCO/PENNEY RACING SUPPLY TIME TRIALS: Eric Johnson (15.935 NTR), Charlie Collins (16.011), Darrin Knight (16.032), Jason Philpot (16.103), Randy Houston (16.122), Dustin DeRosier (16.205), Darrin Sullivan (16.208), Terry Deal (16.356), Ian Elliott (16.403), Rich Cobb (16.406), Richie Potts (16.422), Guy Young (16.468), Sierra Furia (16.487), Cameron Austin (16.512), Aaron Coonfield (16.522), Adrianna Strugnell (16.573), Wade Coleman (16.594), Sal Lopez (16.607), Cody Braund (16.616), Simi Tour (16.636), Tom Ford (16.3848), Rick Avila (N/T).

LUCAS OIL DASH FOR CASH: Richie Potts, Cameron Austin, Adrianna Strugnell, Guy Young, Aaron Coonfield, Wade Coleman.

LLOYD BURTON “Against the Wind” CHALLENGE: Darrin Sullivan, Randy Houston, Jason Philpot, Terry Deal, Dustin DeRosier, Cameron Austin, Ian Elliott, Wade Coleman, Richie Potts, Darrin Knight, Adrianna Strugnell, Charlie Collins, Sierra Furia, Rich Cobb, Aaron Coonfield, Simi Tour, Sal Lopez, Eric Johnson, Guy Young, Cody Braund, Tom Ford, Rick Avila (DNS).

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Copeland Scores One For The Home Team With Big PCS Shasta Win



ANDERSON, CALIFORNIA (May 6, 2017) - Anderson's Derek Copeland led a strong contingent of local drivers taking on the Pacific Challenge Series regulars on Saturday night at Shasta Speedway, grabbing the Spring Shootout 100 presented by PenneyLawyers.com. Copeland's victory makes him the second first-time PCS winner in 2017 in as many races, joining Madera winner Carlos Vieira in that club.

The victory came in a hard earned 14 lap shootout against a 19 car turnout at the 3/8ths mile speedway.

Jason Romero again flexed his qualifying muscle scoring quick-time with a new track record at 15.406 in his first Shasta PCS start. The series held a pair of dashes with the B Dash for the lower qualified cars won by local Trevor Harrison for $200. Redding's Eric Gannon drew the pole for the A Dash but Romero swept past him on the outside line to take the $500 victory worth the pole for the 100 lap feature.

Romero led the field to the green flag and charged away with fourth starting Copeland rolling the outside to quickly assume second place. 2006 Westcar Series Shasta winner Shannon Mansch pounced on Gannon for third by lap eight and eventually a five car line fought for the position. Cole Moore ran side-by-side with father John Moore for the fourth spot several times as well early in the race.

Romero surrendered the lead with a flat right rear tire on lap 18, allowing Copeland to take control of the race. The first caution did not come out until lap 23 when 2016 Shasta winner Tracy Bolin had contact with Matt Wendt. Bolin's race was over when he retired to the pits with front end damage.

Romero re-emerged from the pits with a new right rear tire although he was four laps behind. A thrilling battle unfolded for the second position with Mansch trying to hold off John Moore, Cole Moore, and Travis Milburn. The battle intensified on lap 47 with Mansch and John Moore sliding off of turn four but the race stayed under green. Mike Beeler and Eric Gannon raced nose-to-tail for the sixth position until Gannon slowed on lap 55 with an issue and a lap later Cole Moore stopped in turn three with a distributor issue. Both Gannon and Cole Moore failed to return to the race.

Copeland motored away on the restart while Milburn took several looks inside John Moore for third. The jockeying continued nose-to-tail until lap 81 when Milburn turned up the wick on Moore and took over third. He worked past Mansch one lap later to run second. A caution for a slowing Ryan Peeples of Anderson on lap 86 set up a 14 lap shootout to the finish. Robert Vining had a wheel come off under caution as well.

Copeland picked the inside line for the critical restart alongside Milburn. The restart went well for Copeland and he drove away from Milburn, who found himself freighttrained by Moore as well. Milburn slid into third with Beeler overhauling Mansch for fourth in the closing stages of the race. Copeland claimed the 1.3 second victory ahead of John Moore, Milburn, Beeler, and Mansch. 2016 Rookie of the Year Matt Wendt ran sixth with Chris Scribner seventh. Jason Romero recovered to finish ninth. Trevor Harrison advanced from 15th to finish eighth to win the Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger.

John Moore will lead Mike Beeler by six points in the championship standings heading into Stockton 99 Speedway, when the series competes in round #1 of the Tri-Holiday Series on May 20th.

For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com, visit www.PacificChallengeSeries.com or follow them on Facebook or YouTube

The Pacific Challenge Series is presented by: Penney Racing Supply, Penney & Associates, American Racer Tires, Radio Law Talk, Compact-It, Northwest Compactors, Naake Suspension, Sunoco Fuels, Five Star Bodies, BrakeOMeter, Lefthander Chassis, ARP Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Bassett Wheels, Frank's Radio, WrapStar Pro, and Blakesley Sports Media. All PCS Super Late Models race ABC Bodies or Muscle Car bodies on American Racer Tires with Sunoco Racing Fuel.

2017 Pacific Challenge Series Schedule

March 18th - Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) Winner: Carlos Vieira

April 15th - All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBA*

May 6th - Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA) Winner: Derek Copeland

May 20th - Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA)

June 17th - All American Speedway (Roseville, CA)

July 1st - Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) Ron Strmiska Memorial

July 29th - Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA)

August 12th - Madera Speedway (Madera, CA)

September 2nd - Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA)

October 14th - All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *2017 Championship Finale* w/ North State Modified Series & NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West)

Pacific Challenge Series Round 2: Shasta Speedway results
Finish Car Driver Hometown Sponsors
1 24 Derek Copeland Anderson, CA SK Construction
2 27 John Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Environmental
3 19 Travis Milburn Eagle, ID Neu Energy
4 6 Mike Beeler Modesto, CA Beeler Industries
5 61 Shannon Mansch Roseville, CA Mansch Motorsports Concepts
6 1 Matthew Wendt Galt, CA Cali Style Customs
7 5 Chris Scribner Loomis, CA Quick Quack Car Wash/Scribner Plastics
8 17 Trevor Harrison Redding, CA Horizon Construction
9 8 Jason Romero Cameron Park, CA Folsom Lake Asphalt
10 18 Jack Wood Loomis, CA Velocity Racing
11 5p Ryan Peeples Anderson, CA Arizona Gold Exchange
12 116 Robert Vining New York, NY
13 20m Cole Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Racing
14 75 Eric Gannon Redding, CA Blue Lake Casino
15 31 Ryan Lentz Cottonwood, CA Paul Baker Trucking
16 11j Tracy Bolin Valley Springs, CA Bolin Builders
17 39m Jason Mitchell Redding, CA R&R Meats
18 32 Alexander Mead Watsonville, CA Mead Performance

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #8 Jason Romero 15.406
American Racer Dash: #8 Jason Romero
Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #17 Trevor Harrison
Lap leaders: #8 Jason Romero 1-18, #24 Derek Copeland 19-100

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Pacific Challenge Series Eyes Shasta Return Saturday



SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (May 3, 2017) - Drivers from across the western United States will flock to Anderson, CA's Shasta Speedway, with the Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com coming to town for the "Shasta Spring Shootout 100". Saturday's event will mark the second race for the Super Late Model touring series in 2017.

The series opened March 18th at Madera Speedway where Carlos Vieira scored his first career touring stock car win in the 75 lap contest on the 1/3rd mile. Now teams will turn their attention to the largest track on the ten race circuit as Shasta boasts a 3/8ths mile oval located on the Shasta District Fairgrounds.

Tracy Bolin of Valley Springs won last year's Shasta jaunt in a knock out drag out duel with 2012 & 2016 PCS champion Jeremy Doss of Upperlake, CA. Doss lowered the track record to a blistering 15.449 second lap in time trials on a hot June afternoon as well. With temperatures forecasted to be as much as 30 degrees cooler this time around, the record may fall even lower.

Bolin led a trio of Shasta first-timers last year with 2016 Rookie of the Year Matt Wendt finishing sixth while 2014 champion and 2015 & 2016 runner up Mike Beeler failing to finish.

Several PCS competitors venturing to Shasta have never raced in a PCS points race at the facility. Championship contender Jason Romero of Cameron Park finished second at Madera in March and set the Madera track record last August as well. He hopes to translate that success to the larger speedway this weekend.

Series rookies Alexander Mead of Watsonville, fresh off an eighth place finish at Madera, and Jack Wood of Loomis will both make their maiden Shasta starts. Series veterans Danny Malfatti and Travis Milburn are also among those expected to make their first PCS Shasta starts.

Both John and Cole Moore made their first PCS Shasta runs last year with 2015 Rookie of the Year Cole Moore coming home third ahead of father John who was scored tenth in the final rundown.

Several Shasta area competitors are planning to join the competition this week including Jason Mitchell, Ryan Peeples, Derek Copeland, and Dana Bowers. Bowers leads the contingent with three career PCS starts including two top-tens at Shasta in 2013.

Roseville's Shannon Mansch has one career PCS win coming in April of 2015 at Roseville, but also has a Westcar Late Model Series touring win back in 2006 at Shasta Speedway on her resume. She parlayed that win into becoming the first female touring Late Model champion ever and looks to extend that legacy with a return to the track this weekend. Chris Scribner's lone Shasta touring start yielded a top-five in 2013 as well.

This weekend's racing will also include local Legends, Bombers, and Hornets for a busy night of action.

An open practice kicks off the weekend on Friday with an open practice. Pit gates open at noon with practice from 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. The cost is $40 per pit pass. Saturday will be a $100 entry fee for drivers and their cars, and $40 pit passes for all crew. Gates open at noon with first practices at 2 p.m. and racing by 7 p.m. Adult tickets are just $10 with kids 12 and under free!

For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series, visit www.PacificChallengeSeries.com or follow them on Facebook or YouTube

The Pacific Challenge Series is presented by: Penney Racing Supply, Penney & Associates, American Racer Tires, Law Talk, Compact-It, Northwest Compactors, Naake Suspension, Sunoco Fuels, Five Star Bodies, BrakeOMeter, Lefthander Chassis, ARP Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Bassett Wheels, Frank's Radio, WrapStar Pro, and Blakesley Sports Media. All PCS Super Late Models race ABC Bodies or Muscle Car bodies on American Racer Tires with Sunoco Racing Fuel.

2017 Pacific Challenge Series Schedule
Subject to change

March 18th - Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) Winner: Carlos Vieira

April 15th - All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *POSTPONED | NEW DATE TBA*

May 6th - Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA)

May 20th - Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA)

June 17th - All American Speedway (Roseville, CA)

July 1st - Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) Ron Strmiska Memorial

July 29th - Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA)

August 12th - Madera Speedway (Madera, CA)

September 2nd - Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA)

October 14th - All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *2017 Championship Finale* w/ North State Modified Series & NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West)

PCS Track Stats – Shasta

#05 Eric Schmidt
Starts: 5, Wins: 4, Top-Fives: 4, Top-Tens: 5

#75 Jeremy Doss
Starts: 4, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 3, Top-Tens: 3

#5 Ryan Peeples
Starts: 4, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 2

#5 Todd Lands
Starts: 3, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 1

#55 Dana Bowers
Starts: 2, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 2

#77 Derek Copeland
Starts: 2, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 1

#39m Jason Mitchell
Starts: 2, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 0

#11 Tracy Bolin
Starts: 1, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 1

#5 Chris Scribner
Starts: 1, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 1

#20 Cole Moore
Starts: 1, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 1

#37 JR Courage
Starts: 1, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 1

#1 Matt Wendt
Starts: 1, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 1

#27 John Moore
Starts: 1, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 1

#6 Mike Beeler
Starts: 1, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 0

Monday, April 10, 2017

North State Modified Series Gears Up For 2017 Season

2016 North State Modified Series champion, Darrin Knight (#20) and 2016
NSMS Rookie Of The Year Darrin Sullivan (#21) both from Kelseyville will
be competing at the Sinister Diesel Gene Welch Classic at All American
Speedway for the NSMS season-opener on April 22nd (Photo By Don Thompson)

By Nadine Strauss

The North State Modified Series (NSMS), presented by Protect the Harvest, will kick off it's fourth season on Saturday, April 22 at All American Speedway in Roseville, CA. This first event will feature the second annual “Sinister Diesel Gene Welch Modified Classic.”

The Roseville race is the first of a busy 11-race schedule for NSMS. Lucas Oil is stepping up the tow money program this year whereby the top ten points contenders will each get $200 show-up money, and 11th through 15th will receive $100 at each 2017 points race. This program begins at Lakeport Speedway on May 6.

After the Lakeport show the series heads North to Redwood Acres Raceway in Eureka for a Memorial Day Holiday Sunday event. Then the tour ventures South to Madera Speedway on June 10 for a combo show with the southern-based Lucas Oil Modified Series. Back to Roseville on June 24 to be a part of the Placer County Fair festivities with the Nor Cal Pro-4 Modified Series.

Events in July include the first of two shows at Mendocino County's Ukiah Speedway on July 8, and the second of three shows at Eureka on July 22. Lakeport Speedway, Ukiah Speedway and Redwood Acres Raceway have joined forces to create a mini-modified series with the six North State Modified Series races schedules at these three tracks. The other race at Ukiah will be on August 19, and September 9 is the date for the final Redwood Acres Raceway show.

Shasta Speedway will once again host the “Lloyd Burton Against the Wind Modified Challenge” on September 23. The winner of this prestigious event will have his name engraved on the four foot tall custom-designed wooden trophy donated by Burton's brother-in-law Mort Houston.

The final event will be back at All American Speedway for a Trifecta Championship Night featuring the North State Modified Series, the Pacific Challenge Late Models Series, and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series. This event will be promoted by Bill McAnally Racing Promotions and will be on October 14..

The North State Modified Series is presented by: Protect the Harvest, Swartz Diesel, Lucas Oil, Sinister Diesel, Penney Racing Supply, American Racer Tires, Wrap Star Pro, Naake Suspension, Sunoco Race Fuels, Five Star Bodies, Racer Bling, Wenteq, Keyser Racing Products, Scribner Plastics, DJ Safety, and the Buckhorn Bar & Grill.

NSMS modified rules and procedures are available at www.northstatemodifieds.com.

2017 North State Modified Series Schedule
April 22nd All American Speedway – Roseville, CA 2nd Annual Gene Welch Classic
May 6th Lakeport Speedway, Lakeport, CA
May 27 Sat/May 28 Sun Redwood Acres Raceway, Eureka, CA – Sat. Practice, Sunday Race
June 10th Madera Speedway, CA + Lucas Oil Mods (MAV TV)
June 24th All American Speedway – Roseville, CA FAIR RACE
July 8th Ukiah Speedway – Ukiah, CA
July 22nd Redwood Acres Raceway – Eureka, CA
August 19th Ukiah Speedway – Ukiah, CA
Sept 9th Redwood Acres Raceway – Eureka, CA
Sept 23rd Shasta Speedway – Lloyd Burton “Against the Wind” Modified Challenge
October 14th All American Speedway – Roseville, CA w/ NASCAR K&N Pro Series

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

R.I.P. Gary Cressey



Former promoter of Shasta Speedway and the man known as The Golden Voice of west coast racing, Gary Cressey passed away the morning of February 15, 2017 at the age of 80.

Cressey was born and raised in Seattle, Washington but was a graduate of Shasta High School in 1950. Cressey was the promoter and lead announcer of Shasta Speedway throughout the late 70s, 80s and 90s. His final year promoting the speedway was 1996. Cressey was also an ordained minister and beer distrubutor.

In addition to his duties as a promoter, Cressey also served as the lead announcer of some of the biggest events up and down the west coast. In addition to calling events at Shasta Speedway, Cressey served as the voice of NASCAR's biggest events in the west including races in NASCAR's Winston West, Northwest Tour and Southwest Tour series. In addition, Cressey announced many of the biggest open competition events during the hey-day of open comp racing. Cressey also announced televised auto racing for Sports Channel Northwest. In all, Cressey's voice was heard at 51 different tracks in the region for over 50 years.

Cressey served on NASCAR's rules and competition committee which garnered him honors over the years including Top NASCAR Short Track "Promoter of the Year" and NASCAR "Team Player of the Year". Cressey was the first recipient of the City of Redding "Volunteer of the Year" award in 1994 for his community service. In 2003, Evergreen Speedway honored Cressey with an induction into the speedway's Hall of Fame. In 2006, Cressey was inducted into the Northern California Auto Racing Alumni Hall of Fame. Cressey was also inducted into the Shasta County's Sports Hall of Fame. In 2015, Shasta Speedway renamed a boulevard near the track to Gary Cressey Boulevard.

Everyone involved in racing throughout the years mourns the loss of one of the greatest announcers in all of sports.

Link To Christening of Gary Cressey Boulevard: http://www.krcrtv.com/sports/race-track-honors-auto-announcer-of-50-years-_20160513173013637/11088338