Upper Lake driver posts wire-to-wire win at Ukiah

UKIAH >> Charlie Collins of Upper Lake took the lead at the drop of the green flag and led every lap to win the Protect the Harvest Nor Cal 60 and its $1,250 payday on Saturday night during North State Modified Series racing action at the Ukiah Speedway.

Trevor Cristiani of Nampa, Idaho set the fast time of 13.181 seconds over the 23-car field and then drew No. 4 for the inversion. That put Collins and Darrin Sullivan of Kelseyville in the front row for the start of the main event, Kris Price of Rio Linda and Cristiani in row two, and Sacramento’s Jason Philpot and NSMS defending points champion and current points leader Darrin Knight of Kelseyville in row three.

Before even one lap was complete, Tim Buzzard Jr. and Sal Lopez came together and Buzzard had to retire to the pits with a blown tire. At the same time, Kris Price had his run end with suspension problems.

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