NSMS Closes 2019 Season at Shasta Speedway Oct 5admin
NSMS LLOYD BURTON CHALLENGE AT SHASTA SPEEDWAY SATURDAY
By Nadine Strauss
Anderson, CA……The North State Modified Series, presented by Protect the Harvest, will run its 2019 grand finale’ at Shasta Speedway this Saturday night. It will be the final points race for the NSMS drivers. They will be competing for $1500 to win in the 4th annual “Lloyd Burton Against the Wind Modified Challenge” plus a custom designed wooden eagle trophy courtesy of Burton’s brother-in-law, Mort Houston.
The event is co-sponsored by Kaleidoscope Coffee, Northern California Auto Racing Alumni, Mort Houston and the Burton family. Lloyd Burton, a long-time supporter of auto racing in the Redding-Chico area, was the head official at Shasta Speedway when the facility was promoted by Bob Carrel in the 1990s.
He also served as head official at Lakeport Speedway for five years and officiated at several other race tracks in Northern California. A native of Shasta County, Burton was involved in racing and promoting his entire adult life, He was also the founder of the Northern California Auto Racing Alumni (NCARA.)
Burton’s nephew and past Shasta Speedway track champion, Randy Houston of Medford Oregon, will be piloting his #9 NSMS modified in this event in memory of his uncle.
This memorial event first ran in 2016 with Jason Philpot of Sacramento the winner. In 2017 Darrin Sullivan of Kelseyville took home the first place money and the trophy. 2018 saw Kris Price of Sacramento come out on top. These driver’s names are engraved on the four foot tall hand-caved custom perpetual trophy and resides in the North State Modified Series office in Lucerne, California.
The North State Modified Series is presented by: Protect the Harvest, Lucas Oil, Hoosier Tire West, Sunoco Race Fuels, Naake Suspension, Five Star Bodies, Racer Bling, Keyser Racing Products, Scribner Plastics, and Franks Radios.
Photo by Don & Jenna:
Randy Houston (#9), Lloyd Burton’s nephew, will be competing in the “Lloyd Burton Against the Wind Modified Challenge” at Shasta Speedway Saturday. Jason Philpot (#15a) was the winner of the inaugural event in 2016.