Modifieds battle at Madera Speedway
Round two of the MAVTV-televised Mission Modified series is in action at Madera Speedway, taking on the North State Modifieds in a 60-lap contest at the fastest one-third mile in the west.
Two-time Madera Speedway champion Scott Winters leads the North State standings as the best in the west get ready for a Saturday night of ground-pounding excitement. The three-race Mission Modifieds MAVTV series concludes on Oct. 16 during the Turkey Triple Open
Madera Late Models, Jr. Late Models in an exhibition race, Madera Hobby Stocks, Southwest Tour Trucks, Toyota Sedans and MSTs, and Madera Mini Stocks will also be competing. Ticket information can be found at: http://racemadera.com/ticket-info.html with online sales available through MyRacePass. Tickets can also be purchased at the gate. Race fans can also view the live streaming coverage on Short Track TV on YouTube beginning at 5:40 p.m.
Kyle Tellstrom has traded blows with Winters throughout the 2021 North State Modifieds campaign. The battle of former series champions has seen Tellstrom win three times to Winters’ two victories, including Tellstrom winning the battle on May 8 at Madera. A strong contingent of 602 crate engine cars are expected in compete as they race for the Economy Heating & Air bonus.
Terry Deal of Economy Heating and Air has added to the purse, once again, and will pay the top three finishing 602 crate engine modified drivers a bonus of $750, $500 and $250 over and above their regular payout. The Lucas Oil Tow Money bonus has been expanded to all drivers taking the green flag. Plus, Economy Heating & Air is giving the top 10 finishing drivers not in the NSMS points another $100 bonus.
The 60-lap affair pays $1,000 to the winner, but Economy Heating & Air will also offer an additional $1,000 if any previous North State Modified or Twisted Tea Madera Modified champion or Madera race winner can take the checkered flag ahead of Tellstrom. The list of eligible drivers includes Winters and Jason Philpot, who led the crate engine cars in May with a fifth place overall finish.
Winters leads Ian Elliott in the North State Modified championship by 48 points. Keith Bloom , Dustin DeRosier, and Rich Cobb make up the top five. Despite missing a race due to crash damage, Tellstrom still ranks sixth overall.
In the 40-lap Madera Late Model event, Kyle Keller leads Jason Aguirre by just two points in the standings. Mike Shapiro, Matt Erickson, and a rapidly improving Hailey Liles round out the top five.
Manny Gonzales, Jr. leads the Hobby Stocks and Ryan Reynolds leads the Modified Super Toyotas.
Pit gates open Saturday at 11:30 a.m. with practice at 1:30 p.m. Qualifying hits the track at 3:35 p.m., followed by heat races. Short Track TV goes live at 5:40 p.m. with the Modifieds Lucas Oil Dash set to race. Six main events of racing will follow.
For information about Madera Speedway, visit www.RaceMadera.com The 2021 season would not be possible without the support of Nut Up Industries, 51FIFTY LTM, Mission Foods, 805 Beer, Race 2B Drug Free, Competition Carburetion, Hoosier Tires, and Sunoco Race Fuel.
Madera Racing on MAVTV airs Monday nights at 4 p.m. The second round of the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series airs on Aug. 16. A special presentation of the 2021 West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame banquet, produced by Madera Racing on MAVTV, airs Monday.