LUCAS OIL SUMMERTIME HORSEPOWER NATIONALS AT MADERAadmin
LUCAS OIL SUMMERTIME HORSEPOWER NATIONALS AT MADERA
MADERA, CALIFORNIA – One of the top open-wheel events of the year is at the Madera Speedway this Saturday night with the “Lucas Oil Summertime Horsepower Nationals” led by features for both the Lucas Oil Modified Series and the North State Modifieds Series, presented by Protect the Harvest. In addition to the ground-pounding Modified excitement will be action for the USAC Western US Midgets, CSS 360 Super Modifieds, and Legends of Kearney Bowl.
Madera Speedway’s MAVTV cameras will roll for the Lucas Oil Modified Series 75 lap feature, while the North State Modified 60 lapper will be broadcast live on the Madera Speedway Facebook as well.
The North State Modified Series has had a barnstorming year that was highlighted by a 27 car field at Anderson’s Shasta Speedway. Rio Linda’s Kris Price won the Shasta event and previously was a regular competitor in Madera’s Modified division a few years ago. He trails Randy Houston by three points in the standings. The Medford, OR racer has only one Madera North State start back in 2015, when he finished 17th.
Third in the North State battle is Sacramento’s Jason Philpot, the winner of round #2 at Eureka. Philpot has three straight podiums at Madera with North State including one win. Last year’s Madera North State race was won by Lucas Oil regular Matthew Hicks. Three-time defending series champion Darrin Knight has a Madera win on his resume as well.
This weekend’s activities begin with an open practice on Friday night. Gates open at noon with the track hot from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. On Saturday, pit gates open at 10:30 a.m. with practices beginning at 12:45 p.m. Qualifying follows at 2:45 p.m. with the first heat races and main events beginning at 5:00 p.m. Opening ceremonies are slated for 6:30 p.m.