Saturday, 04 December 2021

North State Modifieds return to Lakeport Speedway Sept. 12

The North State Modified Series, presented by Protect the Harvest, will make its second appearance at Lakeport Speedway on Saturday, September 12, 2020, in Lakeport, California. Photo by Jenna Meyers and Russell Bishop.


LAKEPORT, Calif. – On Saturday, Sept. 12, the North State Modified Series, presented by Protect the Harvest, returns to Lakeport Speedway for race No. 2 of its 2020 schedule.

The event will be sponsored by Napa Lake Parts in Lakeport.

The series was shortened this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the final four races are confirmed and the promoters are looking forward to open-comp modified racing action.

The last event at Lakeport, held on July 18, was won by Ukiah’s Kyle Tellstrom.

Tellstrom leads in the points standings followed by Charlie Collins of Upper Lake, Lakeport Speedway 2020 modified champion Mike Sullivan of Kelseyville, defending NSMS champion Scott Winters of Tracy, and Darrin Sullivan of Kelseyville.

Previous Lakeport Speedway NSMS winner Kyle Tellstrom will pilot his #5K at Lakeport Speedway on Saturday, September 12, 2020, in Lakeport, California. Photo by Jenna Meyers and Russell Bishop.

These drivers, along with the other top 15 contenders in the NSMS points standings will share in the $2,500 Lucas Oil Tow Money program when they sign-in to race at Lakeport.

In addition to the tow money, the purse has been increased courtesy of Competition Carburetion. Plus there will be a $100 Jason Belveal Long Tow Award for the team towing the most miles. And Competition Carburetion will award $50 to the driver who turns the fastest lap in the 60 lap feature event. The Lucas Oil Dash for Cash contenders run for $100 to win and $50 for second place.

Three-time NSMS champion Darrin Knight did not compete at the race in July but plans to be racing this weekend.

Local driver Ian Elliott leads the way in a previous North State Modified Series event. Photo by Jenna Meyers and Russell Bishop.

Other local drivers running with the NSMS drivers will be Jeremy Nowlin of Kelseyville, Richard Knight of Lakeport, Robert Schmidt of Lucerne, Ian Elliott of Lakeport and Donovan Cox of Kelseyville. Many other regular NSMS drivers are expected.

The North State Modifieds will be joined by the Taco Bell Bombers, the NCRA Legends Cars and Late Models, The Pro-4 Modifieds and the Lakeport Speedway 4-Bangers. There are still no spectators allowed, but race fans can watch the action on NCRA-Lakeport Speedway Facebook Live beginning at 6 p.m.

The North State Modified Series is presented by Protect the Harvest, Lucas Oil, Napa Lake Parts, Hoosier Tire West, Sunoco Race Fuels, Naake Suspension, Five Star Bodies, Racer Bling, Mark & Sharon Baldwin, Scribner Plastics, O’Reilly Auto Parts and Competition Carburetion.


Cancer survivor Rick Avila from Pleasanton campaigns the “Driving Out Cancer” #42o modified in the NSMS events. Photo by Jenna Meyers and Russell Bishop.

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