Stockton, CA…...The North State Modified Series (NSMS), presented by Protect the Harvest, will end its 2020 season with a grand finale’ at Stockton 99 Speedway Saturday, October 24. Drivers will be competing for $3200 to win the inaugural “Bob Lehman Classic”, a 60 lap feature event that will commemorate the life and legacy of long-time race enthusiast and NSMS supporter Bob Lehman of Rio Linda.
Terry Deal of Economy Heating & Air in Roseville added $2000 to the winner’s share of the purse, and Timm Williams donated another $200 to the top spot.
“Bob Lehman was a huge inspiration to the start of my career in racing,” Deal said. Williams commented “I own one of Bob Lehman’s cars - his limited modified. I’m gonna give $200 to the winner of the memorial race in memory of Bob Lehman.” In addition, Simi Tour of The Great American Seed Company added $50 to second through 24th, guaranteeing at least $200 to take the green flag.
It will be the final points race in the North State Modifed Series championship battle. Currently Kyle Tellstrom of Ukiah holds a 30 point lead over defending NSMS champion Scott Winters of Tracy. Darrin Sullivan of Kelseyville sits third in points, trailing Winters by only 20 points. These three are the only drivers who have a mathematical chance to win the 2020 NSMS championship.
Sitting fourth in points is Dustin DeRosier of Cloverdale, and fifth is Mike Sullivan of Kelseyville. Sixth through tenth are Charlie Collins, Cody Braund, Chris Salmina, Ian Elliott and Keith Bloom.
In addition to the regular NSMS competitors, several other Sacramento valley drivers who loved and respected Bob Lehman are planning to run in this event. The North State Modified Series will be sharing the spot light with the Stockton Late Models, the Sinister Jr. Late Models, the B4 Cylinders, the Bombers, Mini Cups and Bandoleros. Pit gate opens at 11:00 am with racing at 3:00 pm.
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, Mark & Sharon Baldwin, Scribner Plastics, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Economy Heating and Air, GASCO and Mort Houston.