24 CARS @ AAS 9/20/14

24 CARS @ AAS 9/20

Wow!!! What an unbelievable show we had at All American Speedway. Our largest field yet at 24 cars! Super fast and close qualifying times. Schmidt went a 13.387 Doss went a 13.388 and Matt Scott went a 13.391. The top ten were within a tenth. The close 1st –2nd place points battle between Beeler and Allen got even tighter and will come down to our last race to decide our 2014 PCS champion. Matt Scott and Jeremy Doss put on another great race for the AAS fans, racing hard at the front swapping the lead. Schmidt did a great job picking his way back through the field after an early race spin to come from the back to a strong 3rd place finish. Travis Milburn had a great run battling with the front runners until he was sidelined on lap 93 with a mechanical issue. Setting up a tight 7 lap run to the finish for the whole group. Michael Wendt was thankfully ok after a hard crash into the turn 1 wall ending his night in a shower of sparks. Speaking of showers and sparks… Yes it even started to sprinkle slightly about mid race but luckily held off for us to get our race in. Our fans got a great lightning show off in the distance as well.
There a great crowd on hand to see some of the best Late model racing we have had all year. The racing was hard but clean for having a full 24 car field with only a couple of yellow flags there was some good long runs with lots of passing and exciting side by side racing.
Our Pacific Challenge Series Group can’t wait and will be working hard the next couple of weeks to get their race cars tuned up for our huge end of season final race back at All American Speedway on October 11th with the Nascar K&N BMR event. With 30 late models expected and a great payout on the line it will be the show of the year to see for sure. Make your plans now to come out for the “don’t miss” event of the season.

Ukiah 9/6/14

Ukiah 9/6

Another exciting PCS race weekend in the books. This past weekend’s race at Ukiah speedway was full of excitement, fun, thrills and spills.

A huge thanks and appreciation goes out to David and his family and staff for once again making this a fun and enjoyable weekend of racing for the PCS group. Fridays long practice ending with a big tri tip BBQ was a great treat for all the racers ,crews and family. With 18 cars at Fridays practice we knew that Saturdays race would be a big full field of Late Models with 21 cars total coming out for Saturday’s event.

A tight championship points battle had most the teams on their game and with a hand full of new faces to the PCS the atmosphere was exciting and intense.

As the qualifying /practice times clicked off it was apparent that the field was going to be very close and competitive. Jeremy Doss clicked off the fast lap of the day with a 12.69 and drew a 10 invert. The next 18 cars were all within 3 tenths on the charts.

A great military appreciation and fan meet and greet preceded the racing with an awesome flag ceremony and national anthem. There was even a live band in the grand stand. The Racers and fans alike all seemed to enjoy the meet and greet. Our PCS racers always enjoy the chance to say hi to our fans.

With the PCS race getting a late start everyone knew it was go time. Everyone was racing hard and charging for the front and many were driving for the same piece of real estate which resulted in quite a bit of contact between competitors, bringing out several yellow flags and even a red flag at one point when Beeler in the 6 car was sent sailing off the track in turn 3. Beeler, the current points leader, was able to clean the dust ,dirt and hay off his car and continue to finish the race and maintain his points lead by a now narrower margin over a determined Danny Allen. Newcomers to this year’s PCS, Travis Milburn, Tom Elam, Corey James, Hollis Thackeray and Sierra Furia all ended up with very respectable top 10 finishes despite the challenging circumstances.

Unfortunately a late start and lots of cautions pushed the race past the 11pm curfew and the race saw the yellow checkered on lap 40 with Jeremy Doss at the lead taking the win, making 6 different winners in 6 races for the highly competitive PCS late model series.

Thanks go out to all the PCS racers, crews and families for all their hard work and effort in getting these cars out and putting on a show for our fans.