Points race airtight as modified series resumes

EUREKA >> The North State Modified Series (NSMS), presented by Protect the Harvest, heads north to Redwood Acres Raceway in Eureka on Saturday night for a full program of auto racing.

A Friday afternoon practice is set for the 3/8-mile paved oval from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. Redwood Acres Raceway is located on the Redwood Acres Fairgrounds at 3750 Harris Street.

The Bear River Casino/Resort 60-lap feature pays $1250 to the winner, which includes the $250 bonus from Ward Ranches. In addition, the top 15 drivers in the NSMS points standings share in the $2,500 Lucas Oil Tow Money program, plus every driver that enters the event gets $100 bonus tow money. The Lucas Oil Dash for Cash contenders run for $100 to win and $50 for second place.

Randy Houston of Meford, Oregon, was the winner the last time NSMS stopped at Redwood Acres. Darrin Sullivan of Kelsyville also won the Memorial Day event there. Both drivers would like to repeat their victories on Saturday,. but they will have to fend off 20 other competitors who will be there to take home the gold.

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