Showing posts with label Sierra Furia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sierra Furia. Show all posts

Monday, September 16, 2019

Fall Spectacular Will Conclude 2019 Season At Redwood Acres Raceway Saturday

#2 David Henderson of Fortuna, CA and #22m David Miller of Coquille, OR are the to lead title rivals in the Mid City Motor World late model division at Redwood Acres Raceway. The championship will be decided Saturday night in the 100-lap Fall Spectacular. (Photo Courtesy Sherie Bialous)

Via RAR Media

Eureka, CA (September 16, 2019) – Champions will be crowned Saturday night at Redwood Acres Raceway as the 2019 season will wrap up with the annual Fall Spectacular. The North State Modified Series will be joining the action in their penultimate race of 2019. Blue Lake Casino Hotel and Sequoia Pine Senior Living will be presenting what should be a thrilling night of action with championships in all divisions still undecided.

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.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Furia Making the Best of 2017

Lakeport, Calif. — Sierra Furia is gearing up for the last race of the season at the Las Vegas Bullring this weekend. Furia has made two Lucas Oil starts this past year and is looking to improve on the third. Furia has been the only female to enter into this race for the weekend.

“I always look forward to running the Bullring and coming to Las Vegas of course. We have had good runs with the North State, and looking forward to running with Lucas Oil. We did not have a lot of good luck when we ran at Madera as we had got caught up with another car in the North State main, that led us to only run 8 laps with them. I am hoping to regain the confidence and run up front this weekend”

This 2017 race season has been a rough but rewarding season as Furia had gained a lot of speed in the middle of the season to finish top 5 in the North State Modified Series points. “We definitely had a hard season but we did improve and were able to run up front. I look forward to racing every chance I get and even on the bad nights, we come home and restart for the next race. I am lucky to be racing this weekend with some of the best race car drivers and hopefully we can have a good finish”.

Sierra Furia would like to thank Schaeffer’s Oil, Furia Construction, Bob & Carol, Christy Herbstritt, JBL Signs, Dennis Furia Heating & Air, Off Road Vixens, and OGIO. Keep up with all the action this weekend by following Sierra on Twitter and Facebook.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Knight Claims Third North State Modified Championship


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.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Breakthrough for Furia Racing

Via Furia Motorsports PR

Turning heads, the North State Modified Series driver Sierra Furia finally has broke the bad luck chain. Furia had a rough start to her season in 2016 and was feeling a bit nervous about 2017 season. She started racing Modifieds when she was 16 years old at her local track Lakeport Speedway and has been racing this division since. "We have had a lot of success but then we have also had rough seasons. The 2016 season was one of the hardest race seasons I think I have experienced. We came out with a brand new car and started with a new series, I just struggled to adjust".

Furia will be entering the fifth race of the season sitting 6th in points with the North State Modified Series. With a little bit of a rough start, Furia is looking forward to making further steps with the modified division. "We struggled a lot the first two races and it hit everyone super hard. We all have put in countless hours trying to turn our luck around and we just could not break out of the top 10 finishes." Furia went into the third race with large changes to her car with hopes that this would make a huge turnaround. Sadly, that morning they were heading to Redwood Acres, the family had received a heart-wrenching phone call with the news that a family friend had passed away. "I did not except the phone call, nor did I expect someone to be taken so soon. At the time of the call, I had every intention to stay home with my cousin and family to mourn the loss of Cristian Macias but I had to go race for him, I just had too. I went into the weekend with high hopes that it would work out and we would make progress, thankfully we did. I ended up 3rd in time trials, and finished 3rd in the main event. This was our first time finished above 6th with this series and made history with the series as I was the first female to finish top 3 with them. Overall, the changes made helped me as a driver and also helped the car."

Madera Speedway has been one of Sierra Furia's toughest tracks, and that was the next race for her. Furia was top of the board all night Friday practice and made the decision to run with the Lucas Oil Modified Series after they put Hoosier tires on, where Furia ended up being 13th with the series at the end of practice. Furia ended up qualifying 4th with North State and tied 18th with Lucas Oil where she had to run the B main with them. Furia struggled to make the decision to race the B main or sit it out, to get the car ready for the North State main event. The decision was made and they transferred into the A main.

Furia started the pole of the North State main and fell back to 4th where she ran until lap 27, when she got into it with another driver, sending her into the wall. Sadly, Furia had too much damage to continue and had to sit in the infield until the last lap of the main. "I had every intention to go out and win this race. Bad luck struck again but we got back out there to run the Lucas Oil main. Although we only were able to run 8 laps with them, we still made the show and ran with them. I really wish luck would have just would have been on our side because potentially we would have finished top 3 again."

With this weekend being the fifth race of the season at All American Speedway, Furia has the mind set to turn the luck around again. With Redwood Acres Raceway being the best finish for Furia, she has every intention to top that finish and go for the win. "We have every thing in the right spot to win this weekend. The car has been the best it ever has been, the crew is working extra hard, and we are doing everything to pull off this well-deserved win. It has been great to be able to run upfront again since the 2016 season, and it feels good to be back in business. I can not thank everyone enough for the support, and help the past few months. I also can not thank my sponsors enough for supporting us every weekend on and off the track."

You can find the rest of Sierra Furia's racing schedule on the North State Modified's website or Sierra Furia's Racing page on Facebook.

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.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Furia Posts First North State Modified Series Top 10

Via Furia Racing PR

Lakeport, CA - The North State Modified Series made their way to Ukiah Speedway this past weekend and Furia seemed pretty content with taking on this track as it is her hometown track. Ukiah is one of the tracks that 19-year old Sierra Furia has been racing on for over 4 years and has had many wins there. Friday night practice started off with good thoughts for Furia and her team. “It was great to roll out of the trailer and be fast. We have been fighting major bad luck since the beginning of the season and I believe we are moving forward, fast.” explained Furia.

Saturday approached and Furia still felt content with the race. “We had been getting faster and faster all day. It did pay off in the long run as we qualified 10th out of the 22 cars that showed up.” said Furia. After a good qualifying run, that set Furia to start 10th in the main. Furia managed to work her way up to 8th, with strong battles between Sullivan and Furia. “It felt good to be able to run in the top 10 with this series and have some strong battles. I believe we could have been better but the car got tight and we started to fall back” explained Furia.

This was Furia’s first top 10 finish with the North State Modified Series and will not be her last. “We have ran three races with this series, and have not had good luck. It has been tough to get the car right even at the home tracks. We will be coming back for more and will continue to get better every weekend. I can not thank my parents for the support throughout this. My crew chief Noel McCormick for pushing me and everyone at the shop who gets me out here every week” said Furia. You can catch her at Redwood Acres Raceway in Eureka, CA on July 23rd.

Sierra would like to thank her sponsors Schaeffer’s Racing Oil, Furia Construction, OGIO, Bob and Carol, S&K Automotive, and Sand N Dirt Motorsports.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Furia plans to make 2016 North State Modified Series Debut at Madera Speedway

Lakeport, California - 19-year-old Sierra Furia has become a familiar name across the world of stock car racing. Furia has accomplished many hurdles to try and make it to the top ranks. The 2016 season will prove to be an exciting one for this teenage driver as she plans to compete full time at her home tracks, Lakeport and Ukiah Speedway, also with some debuts in other large Modified touring series.“I am really excited to be traveling this year and make my marks at some other tracks,” said Furia. “We have been successful in the past and there is success in the future.”

Furia plans to run Madera this weekend making her North State Modified debut. “I am excited to run with this series this coming weekend. I am out there to make laps and learn” explained Furia. Not only will she be making laps, she has high hopes to come out on top. Furia has had a long line of wins in the Modified in her hometown along with multiple wins in many other divisions. Furia will be racing with the North State Modifieds in July at her home track of Ukiah Speedway. “I have hopes that we will come out on top here at our home track, and show the fans that we can pull it off” said Furia.

“There will be a lot of new tracks I will be hoping to compete at such as Madera, Eureka, and hopefully some Lucas Oil Races,” explained Furia. “There is a lot of pressure to do well this year. I have no doubt that my team and I are going to be successful.”

Last season, Furia had plans to run full-time with PCS, Pacific Challenge Series for her 2016 series, but the plans got cut short with a violent wreck last July. This resulted in Furia having a totaled Late Model and also, injuries to the shoulder. Furia had explained, “It was scary for not only me, but everyone around me. I have never been put in the situation I was in before and I would never want to have to be there again”.

Furia does have plans to make some races with the PCS series, once the new car is finished. “I loved being able to race against some of my closest friends with the PCS series, such as hometown favorite Jeremy Doss. We have been friends since we could race and never stopped from that point” explained Furia.

Furia has a longline of support and it is great to see the support coming from all over. Be on the look out for Furia at Madera Speedway with the North State Modified series.