History




a-IMG_0337The North State Modified Series (NSMS) is a traveling modified racing series that competes at facilities in Northern and Central California. This series works in conjunction with the well-established southern-based Lucas Oil Modified Series.

The North State Modified Series was formed in 2014 by longtime racer and car owner Jeff Stephens of Rio Linda, California, and 2003 Auto Racing Promoters of the Year, Bob & Nadine Strauss of Lucerne, California. This series gives those men and women who want to race, but not at the same track on a weekly basis, the opportunity to compete at a professional level with full fields of race cars. Our competing modified drivers currently hail from the northern part of Oregon all the way to the southern part of California.

The North State Modified Series just completed its fourth season. During those four years the series competed at 7 different facilities including, Shasta Speedway (Anderson CA), Redwood Acres Raceway (Eureka, CA), All American Speedway (Roseville, CA), Madera (CA) Speedway, Stockton 99 Speedway, Lakeport (CA) Speedway and Ukiah (CA) Speedway.

The Series had 59 different modified drivers compete in 2017 with a high of 26 cars and an average of 22 cars per event. There were 8 different feature winners this season, and 10 different winners in the Lucas Oil Dash for Cash. Eight drivers were credited with fast-time honors, with 2 new track records set.

In 2017 the North State Modified Series was sponsored by: Protect the Harvest, Lucas Oil, Sinister Diesel, Penney Racing Supply, American Racer Tires, Naake Suspension, Sunoco Fuels, Five Star Bodies, Ward Ranches, Racer Bling, Scribner Plastics, DJ Safety, Buckhorn Bar & Grill, Keyser Racing Products, Economy Heating & Air, and Mort Houston.

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