The North State Modified Series (NSMS), presented by Protect the Harvest, will kick off it’s third season on Saturday, April 23 at All American Speedway in Roseville, CA. This first event will feature the Inaugural “Sinister Diesel Gene Welch Modified Classic.”
Welch, a many-time champion at All American Speedway, passed away in December of 2015. He owned Welch Racing Enterprises in Orangevale and built cars and helped dozens of drivers over many decades. Competitors from all over the state will be in attendance at this prestigious event.
The Roseville race is the first of a busy 11-race schedule for NSMS that will support the new Protect the Harvest Tow Money program. The top ten points contenders will get $100 show-up money at each 2016 points race, beginning at Shasta Speedway in Anderson on May 7.
Two more NSMS events will be held in Roseville in June and September. Redwood Acres Raceway in Eureka, Ukiah Speedway and Madera Speedway will also host two races each. The June 11 show at Madera Speedway will be a combo show with the Lucas Oil Modifieds, and the August 13 race will be a combo show with the PCS Late Models. The season concludes with the “Lloyd Burton Against the Wind Modified Challenge” at Shasta Speedway on October 1.
Swartz Diesel of Grass Valley and Sinister Diesel of Roseville will be the headline sponsors guaranteeing $1000 to win at each event. Lucas Oil Products will once again present the Lucas Oil Dash for Cash, and Penney Racing Supply will sponsor the Fast Time Award. Sunoco will be the official race fuel for NSMS, and the Hard Charger Award will be compliments of Wenteq. All modifieds will be running on American Racer Tires.
The Buckhorn Bar and Grill in Dixon is once again on board as a series sponsor, and Kristin’s WrapStar Pro will provide all the series banners, decals and graphics. Contingency sponsors include Fensler Racing Enterprises (F.R.E.), Five Star Bodies, Naake Suspension, Scribner Plastics, and DJ Racing Safety Equipment.
NSMS modified rules and procedures are available at www.northstatemodifieds.com as well as the North State Modified Series FaceBook page.
2016 North State Modified Series Schedule
(Subject To Change)
April 23 All American Speedway – Roseville, CA Inaugural Gene Welch Classic
May 7 Shasta Speedway – Anderson, CA
May 29 Redwood Acres Raceway, Eureka, CA
June 11 Madera Speedway, CA + Lucas Oil Mods (MAV TV)
June 25 All American Speedway – Roseville, CA + PCS Late Models (Fair Race)
July 9 Ukiah Speedway – Ukiah, CA
July 23 Redwood Acres Raceway – Eureka, CA
August 13 Madera Speedway – Madera, CA + PCS Late Models (MAV TV)
August 27 Ukiah Speedway – Ukiah, CA
Sept 24 All American Speedway – Roseville, CA + PCS Late Models
October 1 Shasta Speedway – Lloyd Burton “Against the Wind” Modified Challenge
-North State Modified Series Press Release
-Photo Credit: North State Modified Series Facebook