Friday, 03 February 2023

North State Modified Series gears up for 2021 season

Kyle Tellstrom (5K) of Ukiah, California, was the winner of the final 2020 NSMS race at Shasta Speedway. Ian Ellliot (#27) of Lakeport, California, will be one of the many modified drivers at the season opener at Shasta Speedway in Anderson, California, on Saturday, April 17, 2021. Courtesy photo.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA – The North State Modified Series, or NSMS, presented by Protect the Harvest, is proud to announce that its 2021 racing schedule will begin on April 17 at Shasta Speedway in Anderson.

The series will be joined by all the local Shasta Speedway classes and will feature the O’Reilly Auto Parts 60 lap feature event as well as the Lucas Oil Dash for Cash.

After Shasta the series ventures south to the Madera Speedway on May 8 to join the Madera Late Models and Jr. Late Models, the Madera Hobby Stocks, Toyota Sedans/MST, and Madera Mini Stocks. This is “Ladies Night’ where all ladies will get in free. As of now a limited number of spectators will be allowed in the grandstands.

At the second event in Madera on Aug. 7, track promoter Kenny Shepherd expects to be able to host more “fans in the stands.”

NSMS will then venture north to Redwood Acres Raceway in Eureka on June 5 for the first of two events.

Redwood Acres Raceway is a 3/8-mile paved oval, the largest track on the NSMS tour. The second race in Eureka, the “Dale Baldwin Challenge” will be the richest event in the history of the series with $5,000 going to the winner of the 60 lap event, presented by McMurray and Sons Roofing.

That race will take place on Sept. 25 in conjunction with a 150 lap open-comp late model race.

NSMS will be back at Shasta Speedway on June 19 to be a part of the Shasta County Fair celebration. Joining the race card that night will be the Nor-Cal Pro-4 Modifieds.

Only one race is on the 2021 schedule in the month of July and that will be at Stockton 99 Speedway for the 2nd annual Bob Lehman Classic.

This will be an all open-wheel event featuring the North State Modifieds, Gun Slinger Winged Sprint Cars, NCMA Non-Wing Sprint Cars, Winged Supermodifieds, BCRA Midgets, Vintage BCRA Midgets, and Nor Cal Pro 4 Modifieds. It will also be Stockton’s Tom Manning Memorial event.

The NSMS season concludes at Shasta Speedway on Oct. 9 for the sixth annual Lloyd Burton “Against the Wind” Modified Challenge, sponsored by Mort Houston and the Burton Family.

Protect the Harvest will once again be the title sponsor of the North State Modified Series. Lucas Oil will fund a tow-money program for the drivers 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, Scribner Plastics, Franks Radios, O’Reilly Auto Parts, McMurray and Sons Roofing, and Mark and Sharon Baldwin.

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