PREVIEW: PACIFIC CHALLENGE SERIES RACING TO STOCKTON FOR STRMISKA MEMORIAL

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (June 28, 2016) – The Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com will have one of its most coveted races of the year with Saturday’s Ron Strmiska Memorial / Firecracker 100 at Stockton 99 Speedway.  The $4000 to win race will also serve as the second round of the Tri-Holiday Series and is paired with a $2000 to win, 60 lap Stockton Late Model race along with Grand American Modifieds, Bombers, and Mini Cups.  It all makes up for a big night at the 68 year-old quarter-mile bullring with fireworks capping off the festivities.

Ron Strmiska, Sr. was known as the Manteca Missile and also known for his distinctive pink #90 race cars.  He won both the 1978 and 1979 Late Model Sportsman track championships and the success transferred to his son Ron, Jr. and grandson Ross as well.  Ross Strmiska will be one of many valley drivers competing against the touring stars of the PCS.

2014 PCS champion Mike Beeler of Modesto is one of those local drivers aiming for success at Stockton.  Beeler is winless in 2016 through the first six races of the PCS but has plenty of history at 99.

“Stockton’s a special place,” Beeler said.  “A lot of racers have come through that track.  It was really neat for me to start racing there 15 years ago.  As a youngster I used to go up and watch Ron Sr.  Really enjoyed hanging out with them and their family.”

Valley Springs’ Tracy Bolin earned his first career PCS win at Shasta and would enjoy nothing more than to get his second win at Stockton.

“It’s my home track and you always get a lot of action there.  So it’s always a fun race,” Bolin.  “It would mean a lot to get one there.”

We’re going to have a lot of fans.  The Firecracker 100 is always a popular race,” Beeler said.  “The stands will be full…excitement will be high.  It will be hot, tempers will fly, and it’ll be a lot of fun!”

Tracy’s Jeff Bischofberger won his first career Super Late Model race when he won the SRL Southwest Tour race at Stockton last year.  He hopes to add a PCS victory to the mantle on Saturday.

“I like Stockton a lot.  It’s kinda my hometown since I went to high school in Stockton,” Bischofberger said.  “I like the concept of the track and the way its laid out.  Its a lot of good fun racing!”

Manteca’s Jacob Gomes has four career PCS starts at Stockton including a win last season.  He won the 2015 SRL championship and the 2016 PCS event at Madera in a busy 18 months for the young driver.  Roseville’s Eric Schmidt, himself a former Stockton track champ, topped Gomes for the win on Memorial Day weekend at Stockton.

Upperlake’s Jeremy Doss leads the PCS points standings with a win at Ukiah, three runner-up finishes, and a third place effort in the May race at Stockton.  Beeler ranks second in the standings ahead of Doss’ teammate Bischofberger with Bolin in fourth.  2015 PCS Rookie of the Year Cole Moore of Granite Bay rounds out the top-five.

Manteca’s JR Courage is sixth in the standings followed by Loomis’ Chris Scribner in seventh.  Lodi’s Matthew Wendt won 11 of his final 14 Super Stock starts at Stockton before moving onto PCS.  The Super Late Model rookie is up to eighth and ran sixth at Roseville last weekend.

Hayward’s Danny Malfatti and 2015 PCS and Stockton Tri-Holiday Champion John Moore round out the top-ten in the points.  Elk Grove’s Mike Hite, Eagle, ID’s Travis Milburn, Modesto’s Kyle Gottula, Stockton’s Colby Potts, and Roseville’s Shannon Mansch are among other drivers expected on Saturday night.

Racing activities get underway Friday night with practice from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.  Pit gates open at 3 p.m.  On Saturday pit gates open at 1 p.m. with first practices at 3:30 p.m.  Grandstands open at 5 p.m. with racing scheduled for 6 p.m.  General admission tickets are $20 for Adults, $15 for Juniors age 11-15 and Seniors age 60+, and Kids 10 & under are FREE!

For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series, visit them online at www.PacificChallengeSeries.com or on Facebook and YouTube.  More information on Stockton 99 Speedway is available at www.Stockton99.com

The Pacific Challenge Series is presented by: Penney Racing Supply, Penney & Associates, American Racer Tires, Maita Chevrolet, Compact-It, Northwest Compactors, Naake Suspension, Sunoco Fuels, Five Star Bodies, BrakeOMeter, Lefthander Chassis, ARP Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Bassett Wheels, Frank’s Radio, WrapStar Pro, and Blakesley Sports Media.  All PCS Super Late Models race ABC Bodies or Muscle Car bodies on American Racer Tires with Sunoco Racing Fuel.

 

2016 Pacific Challenge Series Schedule

(Subject To Change)

March 19 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Televised on MAVTV, presented by Loanmart* – Winner: Jacob Gomes

April 16 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) Winner: Jason Romero

May 8 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA) Winner: Jeremy Doss

May 28 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Round #1 of Tri-Holiday Series* Winner: Eric Schmidt

June 4 Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA) Winner: Tracy Bolin

June 25 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *w/ North State Modified Series* Winner: Jason Romero

July 2 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Round #2 of Tri-Holiday Series*

July 16 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA)

August 13 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Televised on MAVTV, presented by Loanmart*

September 3 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Round #3 of Tri-Holiday Series*

September 24 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA)  *w/ North State Modified Series*

October 1 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA) *2016 Championship Race*

October 15 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA)  *w/ K&N West, Non-Points*

 

PCS Track Stats – Stockton

(active drivers in 2016)

#75 Jeremy Doss

Starts: 7, Wins: 3, Top-Fives: 4, Top-Tens: 4

#6 Mike Beeler

Starts: 7, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 4, Top-Tens: 6

#70 Mike Hite

Starts: 6, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 3

#90 Ross Strmiska

Starts: 5, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 2, Top-Tens: 3

#37 JR Courage

Starts: 5, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 2

#27 John Moore

Starts: 4, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 3, Top-Tens: 3

#16 Jacob Gomes

Starts: 4, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 3, Top-Tens: 3

#20 Cole Moore

Starts: 4, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 4

#55 Danny Malfatti

Starts: 4, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 0

#18 Travis Milburn

Starts: 3, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 1

6.25.16 RECAP: Round 6 | All American Speedway

ROMERO FIRST REPEAT WINNER OF 2016 PCS WITH ROSEVILLE VICTORY

ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA (June 25, 2016) – Cameron Park’s Jason Romero is now two-for-two in PCS competition at Roseville, taking Saturday’s 100 lap feature during the Placer County Fair at All American Speedway.  The win during the sixth round of the Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com also makes him the only repeat winner this season.

In similar fashion to his victory on April 16th, the three-time All American Speedway champion hounded the leader until a late race manuever.  He has only led a total of 20 laps en route to the two victories.

17-time PCS winner and incoming points leader Jeremy Doss of Upperlake, CA led the field to green after winning the American Racer Tire dash.  The dash also paid $500 to win.

Doss got out to a comfortable early lead while Romero navigated from fifth starting position to get past Cole Moore for fourth.  The race had a straggled start that allowed the top eight cars to pull away from the rest of the pack.

Romero worked his way past 2015 PCS Champion John Moore of Granite Bay for third and closed down on Shasta race winner Tracy Bolin before the caution flew on lap 19.  The caution was for a slowing Jeff Bischofberger, who dropped from the race with power steering problems.  That yellow flag proved to be the only stoppage in the fast paced 25 minute feature.

Bolin and Romero battled for second place for several laps with Romero finally taking over that position on lap 25.  With Romero in second, the stage was set for a tremendous battle for the race win that thrilled the crowd.  John Moore fell out of the competition on lap 34 to continue a rough 2016 season for the driver dubbed the “Iron Man”

Romero applied the pressure on Doss while Cole Moore got around Bolin for the third position.  Bolin would anchor a train of cars with Mike Beeler and Matthew Wendt that ran together to the finish.

Doss encountered lapped traffic by halfway which brought Romero onto his rear bumper.  The race was on from there.  Romero looked high and he looked low in a suspenseful race where the pair may have never once touched.  Romero decided to make his biding on the outside line, but the door was shut by Doss on the exit of turn two at least half a dozen times.

Finally the battle hit its crescendo when Romero dive bombed Doss into turn three for the lead on lap 85.  Doss slowed dramatically in anticipation to set up a cross over attempt but Romero was able to drive away.  Romero took off with the race for a nearly two second victory ahead of Doss, Cole Moore, Beeler, and Bolin.  Hayward’s Danny Malfatti won the Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger winning a great race with JR Courage to finish ninth.

The second annual Ron Strmiska Memorial 100 at Stockton 99 Speedway continues the PCS season this Saturday night, July 2nd.  $4000 will be awarded to the winner in what also makes up the second round of the Tri-Holiday Series.  For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series, visit them online at www.PacificChallengeSeries.com or on Facebook and YouTube.

The Pacific Challenge Series is presented by: Penney Racing Supply, Penney & Associates, American Racer Tires, Maita Chevrolet, Compact-It, Northwest Compactors, Naake Suspension, Sunoco Fuels, Five Star Bodies, BrakeOMeter, Lefthander Chassis, ARP Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Bassett Wheels, Frank’s Radio, WrapStar Pro, and Blakesley Sports Media.  All PCS Super Late Models race ABC Bodies or Muscle Car bodies on American Racer Tires with Sunoco Racing Fuel.

2016 Pacific Challenge Series Schedule

(Subject To Change)

March 19 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Televised on MAVTV, presented by Loanmart* – Winner: Jacob Gomes

April 16 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) Winner: Jason Romero

May 7 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA) Winner: Jeremy Doss

May 28 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Round #1 of Tri-Holiday Series* Winner: Eric Schmidt

June 4 Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA) Winner: Tracy Bolin

June 25 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *w/ North State Modified Series* Winner: Jason Romero

July 2 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Round #2 of Tri-Holiday Series*

July 16 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA)

August 13 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Televised on MAVTV, presented by Loanmart*

September 3 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Round #3 of Tri-Holiday Series*

September 24 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA)  *w/ North State Modified Series*

October 1 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA) *2016 Championship Race*

October 15 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA)  *w/ K&N West, Non-Points*

6.25.16 RESULTS: Round 6 | All American Speedway

Pacific Challenge Series Round 6: All American Speedway Results

Finish Car Driver Hometown Sponsors
1 8 Jason Romero Cameron Park, CA Folsom Lake Asphalt
2 75 Jeremy Doss Upperlake, CA I-5 Tire Factory
3 20m Cole Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Racing
4 6 Mike Beeler Modesto, CA Beeler Industries
5 1 Matthew Wendt Lodi, CA Cali Style Customs
6 11j Tracy Bolin Valley Springs, CA Bolin Builders
7 5 Chris Scribner Loomis, CA Quick Quack Car Wash
8 00 Michael Roman Sacramento, CA Roman Motorsports
9 55 Danny Malfatti Hayward, CA Malfatti Motorsports
10 37 JR Courage Manteca, CA The Chicken Barn
11 61 Shannon Mansch Roseville, CA Mansch Motorsports Concepts
12 27 John Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Environmental
13 70 Mike Hite Elk Grove, CA Storage for Less
14 66 Jeff Bischofberger Tracy, CA Rent to Own Visalia

 

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #66 Jeff Bischofberger 13.141

American Racer Dash ($500):  #75 Jeremy Doss

Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #55 Danny Malfatti advancing from 14th to 9th

Lap leaders: #75 Jeremy Doss 1-85, #8 Jason Romero 86-100

 

NATIONAL TELEVISION DEBUT FOR PCS TONIGHT ON MAVTV

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (June 23, 2016) – The Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com makes its national television debut tonight on MAVTV, with coverage of the March 19th race from LoanMart Madera Speedway.  The 75 lap PCS race will partner with the second race from the Jr. Late Model Series for a one hour broadcast at 8 p.m. Eastern / 5 p.m. Pacific Time.

Madera Speedway is billed as “the fastest one-third mile in the West” and this event saw eight drivers break the track record in qualifying.  Both the March and August races at Madera will be televised under the “Madera Racing” banner.

The Pacific Challenge Series will host a get together at Halftime Bar & Grill inside Strikes on Lonetree Blvd in Rocklin, CA to watch the broadcast.  All are invited to attend and you can enter to win free Sonoma Raceway NASCAR Sprint Cup Series tickets at the party!

Broadcast hosts include track promoter Kenny Shepherd and the voice of Madera Outback Andy Foster, with the voice of the PCS Steven Blakesley handling pit and post-race interviews.

The Jr. Late Model Series is the world’s first series for drivers ages 10-16 racing in full size Late Model stock cars.

Thursday’s broadcast is part of a busy ten day summer stretch for the PCS with some of its most significant moments of the 2016 season.  On Friday, teams will head to Roseville’s All American Speedway in preparation for Saturday’s 100 lap race during the Placer County Fair.  The following weekend, the PCS heads to Stockton 99 Speedway with Friday practice and the “Firecracker 100” for $4000 to win on Saturday July 2nd.

For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series, visit them online at www.PacificChallengeSeries.com or on Facebook and YouTube.

The Pacific Challenge Series is presented by: Penney Racing Supply, Penney & Associates, American Racer Tires, Maita Chevrolet, Compact-It, Northwest Compactors, Naake Suspension, Sunoco Fuels, Five Star Bodies, BrakeOMeter, Lefthander Chassis, ARP Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Bassett Wheels, Frank’s Radio, WrapStar Pro, and Blakesley Sports Media.  All PCS Super Late Models race ABC Bodies or Muscle Car bodies on American Racer Tires with Sunoco Racing Fuel.

 

2016 Pacific Challenge Series Schedule

(Subject To Change)

 

March 19 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Televised on MAVTV, presented by Loanmart* – Winner: Jacob Gomes

April 16 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) Winner: Jason Romero

May 8 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA) Winner: Jeremy Doss

May 28 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Round #1 of Tri-Holiday Series* Winner: Eric Schmidt

June 4 Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA) Winner: Tracy Bolin

June 25 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *w/ North State Modified Series*

July 2 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Round #2 of Tri-Holiday Series*

July 16 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA)

August 13 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Televised on MAVTV, presented by Loanmart*

September 3 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Round #3 of Tri-Holiday Series*

September 24 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA)  *w/ North State Modified Series*

October 1 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA) *2016 Championship Race*

October 15 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA)  *w/ K&N West, Non-Points*

 

PREVIEW: RETURN TO ROSEVILLE ON TAP FOR PACIFIC CHALLENGE SERIES

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (June 21, 2016) – The Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com will hit its halfway mark on Saturday night, with round six of the 2016 season at All American Speedway.  The “Return to Roseville” is the second of four appearances at the one-third mile asphalt oval.  Race fans will be treated to a great night of action with the North State Modified Series and Pro 4 Modifieds joining PCS for the races that also take place during the Placer County Fair.

General admission tickets are just $10 in addition to the fair admission price.  Fair admission is $5 for adults, $3 for youth, seniors, and military, and kids 5 and under are free.

Valley Springs’ Tracy Bolin is on a streak of three straight top-fives including his first series win at Shasta to rank fourth in the standings.

“I think we can go in (to Roseville) and win.  (We) always do real well there…don’t always have the best finishes this year,”  Bolin said.  “We were close so many times but had some bad luck.  So to finally get a win was great for these guys.  I thought we gave one up at Stockton and should have had that one too.”

Jason Romero of Cameron Park, CA won PCS’ first Roseville race this year back on April 16th.  Romero is one of five different winners on the tour in 2016 along with four of the five events having new track records set in Sunoco Fuels qualifying.  Manteca’s Jacob Gomes won round one at Madera followed by Romero at Roseville, Jeremy Doss at his home track Ukiah Speedway in May, Roseville’s Eric Schmidt in Stockton, and Bolin at Shasta.

Doss, 19 of Upperlake, is the series’ winnigest driver with 17 career victories.  Although he has not dominated this year, the Kulwicki Driver Development Program member has been strong with top-threes in four of the five events this season along with a fifth at Roseville.  His total resume at Roseville includes six wins and a perfect nine-for-nine top-tens in his career at the facility.

“We’re just going to try to keep finishing up front,” Doss said.  “Keep stacking these top fives and hopefully get some wins.  Looking forward to going to Roseville.  Its awesome to see and says something about the PCS with five winners in five races.”

Second in the standings is Tracy’s Jeff Bischofberger who also happens to be Doss’ teammate.  He was unable to compete in Shasta and trails Doss by 66 points before throwaway races are factored in.  Bischofberger started the season with three consecutive third place efforts before an eighth place at Stockton.

2014 PCS Champion Mike Beeler of Modesto has book-ended his season with runs outside the top-15 at Madera and Shasta, with a pair of seconds and a third in the middle.  That performance is enough to rank Beeler third overall.  Beeler is second all-time at Roseville with eight PCS starts, a win, and seven top-tens.

JR Courage did not compete in the first Roseville race but recorded his second fifth place run of the year at Shasta to move up to fifth in the standings.  Both Courage’s brother and father were champions at Roseville, with Courage carrying high hopes for a strong run in the #37 Walker Motorsports entry.

The balance of the top-ten includes Granite Bay’s Cole Moore fresh off of his second career NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West start two weeks ago in Colorado.  Loomis’ Chris Scribner is also planning a return to his home track after missing Shasta due to damage sustained in a late race incident at Stockton.  Eighth is Lodi’s Matt Wendt who ran sixth at Shasta while Danny Malfatti of Hayward plans a series return after an absence at Shasta.  2015 PCS Champion John Moore rounds out the top-ten.

Other regulars in the series this year have included Elk Grove’s Mike Hite, Eagle, ID’s Travis Milburn, and Upperlake’s Jimmy Stillman.  Redding’s Jason Mitchell, 2015 PCS Roseville race winner Shannon Mansch, and Sacramento’s Michael Roman are among other drivers expected on Saturday night.

The Pacific Challenge Series makes its national television debut on Thursday evening on MAVTV.  The one hour broadcast will have coverage of the March 19th, 2016 season opener from Madera Speedway.  The broadcast begins at 5 p.m. Pacific Time.  A watch party is scheduled at Halftime Bar & Grill, inside Strikes Bowling Alley in Rocklin, CA and all are invited to join us for food, drinks, and bench racing!

Friday practice will see the pits open at 2 p.m. with on track activity from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.  There will be no car fee, just a $35 pit pass fee.  Saturday sees the pit gates open at noon with the first practices beginning at 2 p.m., qualifying at 5 p.m. and racing at 6 p.m.

For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series, visit them online at www.PacificChallengeSeries.com or on Facebook and YouTube.  More information on Shasta Speedway is available on Facebook.

The Pacific Challenge Series is presented by: Penney Racing Supply, Penney & Associates, American Racer Tires, Maita Chevrolet, Compact-It, Northwest Compactors, Naake Suspension, Sunoco Fuels, Five Star Bodies, BrakeOMeter, Lefthander Chassis, ARP Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Bassett Wheels, Frank’s Radio, WrapStar Pro, and Blakesley Sports Media.  All PCS Super Late Models race ABC Bodies or Muscle Car bodies on American Racer Tires with Sunoco Racing Fuel.

 

2016 Pacific Challenge Series Schedule

(Subject To Change)

March 19 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Televised on MAVTV, presented by Loanmart* – Winner: Jacob Gomes

April 16 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) Winner: Jason Romero

May 8 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA) Winner: Jeremy Doss

May 28 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Round #1 of Tri-Holiday Series* Winner: Eric Schmidt

June 4 Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA) Winner: Tracy Bolin

June 25 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *w/ North State Modified Series*

July 2 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Round #2 of Tri-Holiday Series*

July 16 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA)

August 13 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Televised on MAVTV, presented by Loanmart*

September 3 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Round #3 of Tri-Holiday Series*

September 24 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA)  *w/ North State Modified Series*

October 1 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA) *2016 Championship Race*

October 15 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA)  *w/ K&N West, Non-Points*

 

PCS Track Stats – Roseville

(includes 2 non points races)

#75 Jeremy Doss

Starts: 9, Wins: 6, Top-Fives: 7, Top-Tens: 9

#6 Mike Beeler

Starts: 8, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 5, Top-Tens: 7

#18 Travis Milburn:

Starts: 7, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 5, Top-Tens: 5

#05 Eric Schmidt

Starts: 7, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 4, Top-Tens: 5 – Best Finish 2nd

#5 Chris Scribner

Starts: 7, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 3, Top-Tens: 3 – Best Finish 3rd

#27 John Moore

Starts: 6, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 2, Top-Tens: 4

#61 Shannon Mansch

Starts: 5, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 2

#35 Matt Scott

Starts: 5, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 2, Top-Tens: 4, – Best Finish 2nd

#20 Cole Moore

Starts 4, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 2, Top-Tens: 2

#37 JR Courage

Starts: 4, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 1

6.4.16 RESULTS: Round 5 | Shasta Speedway

Pacific Challenge Series Round 5: Shasta Speedway Results

Finish Car Driver Hometown Sponsors
1 11j Tracy Bolin Valley Springs, CA Bolin Builders
2 75 Jeremy Doss Upperlake, CA I-5 Tire Factory
3 20m Cole Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Racing
4 9m David Miller Coquille, OR
5 37 JR Courage Manteca, CA The Chicken Barn
6 1 Matthew Wendt Lodi, CA Cali Style Customs
7 99 Mike Sackett Lougill, OR Bayless Racing Engines
8 24 Derek Copeland Anderson, CA SK Construction/The Hen House
9 05 Eric Schmidt Roseville, CA Sierra Speed
10 27 John Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Environmental
11 83 Douglas Atkins Redding, CA Eagle Iron Works / Thunder Bucket Racing
12 5p Ryan Peeples Anderson, CA Interstate Batteries
13 44 James Johns Redding, CA R&R Enterprises, JeffRolls Logging
14 70 Mike Hite Elk Grove, CA Storage for Less
15 13 Todd Lands Cloverdale, CA Gossett Alarm
16 39m Jason Mitchell Redding, CA Headrick Trucking
17 14 Eric Gannon Redding, CA Precision Racing Products & Fabrication
18 17 Trevor Harrison Redding, CA Solar Solutions
19 6 Mike Beeler Modesto, CA Beeler Industries

 

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #75 Jeremy Doss 15.449 *NEW TRACK RECORD*

American Racer Dash ($500):  #05 Eric Schmidt
Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #37 JR Courage advancing from 12th to 5th

Lap leaders: #75 Jeremy Doss 1, #05 Eric Schmidt 2-25, Doss 26, Schmidt 27-77, #11j Tracy Bolin 78-100.

6.4.16 RECAP: Round 5 | Shasta Speedway

TRACY BOLIN GETS FIRST CAREER PCS WIN AT SHASTA SPEEDWAY

ANDERSON, CALIFORNIA (June 4, 2016) – A wild win in the Wild Wild West for Tracy Bolin on Saturday night, as the Valley Springs, CA native survived a late challenge from Jeremy Doss to win at Shasta Speedway.  The 100 lap Pacific Challenge Series feature was presented by PenneyLawyers.com  The race had many twists and turns on a hot 100 degree night at the 3/8ths mile speedway in Anderson, CA.

Bolin’s win propels him to fourth in the PCS standings while Doss extended his points lead with a hard-earned second place effort.  The series has not yet had a repeat winner in five races and has broken the track record in four of five.

Eric Schmidt looked to be in position for his second straight series victory after winning the American Racer Tire dash to start on the pole position on a 19 car field.  Schmidt was one of three drivers underneath the track record including Cole Moore and new track recorder holder Jeremy Doss with a 15.449 second lap.

Doss led the opening lap of competition from the outside pole before Schmidt edged forward.  Doss tried the over under move into turn three to dive into the bottom.  Schmidt was able to drive out to maintain the top spot through laps two and three.

The leaders darted in and out of lapped traffic with Bolin a few car lengths back.  Doss closed back in on Schmidt on lap 15 as traffic intensified.  Anderson’s Derek Copeland started ninth and was up to seventh by quarter race distance.

JR Courage anchored a four car pack from 12th in front of the leaders before spinning on lap 24 for the race’s first caution.  On the restart Schmidt picked the inside line and lost the lead position briefly to Doss when the caution came out again on lap 26 for Trevor Harrison stalled on the backstretch.

Doss was credited with lap 26 in the lead but Schmidt promptly took it back on the restart as the pair scrambled for the bottom positioning.  Schmidt finally started to put distance on Doss by lap 31.

John Moore got shuffled out of the top-five and Copeland started to emerge in the top-five when the halfway break hit on lap 50.  Coming out of the break saw Schmidt continue to lead Doss and Bolin.  John Moore made bold moves to overhaul both Copeland and Cole Moore from the outside line to get to fourth.

The race’s punctuation mark occurred on lap 77 when Schmidt and Doss got tangled on a restart down the backstretch.  Schmidt was hooked right hard into the turn three wall head-on and slightly airborne.  John Moore suffered front end damage trying to avoid the incident as well.

Schmidt was uninjured but done for the night after the violent crash, handing the lead to Tracy Bolin when Doss was sent to the rear for his involvement.

Oregon’s David Miller and Mike Sackett along with Courage had a tremendous battle for the fourth position that included Miller and Courage coming together on lap 78 for a caution.  Doss navigated through the battle and then made his way past Cole Moore to take second.  The hard battle hit its climax on lap 95 while Doss chased Bolin closely.  Despite Sackett and Courage spinning in turn four and debris on the inside of the track, the race stayed green.  Bolin slowed dramatically through the dust and was hard hit in the back by Doss but both continued.

Bolin survived by a .412 margin for the thrilling victory with Doss persevering over front end damage to finish second.  Moore was third over Miller and Courage the top-five finishers.  Courage started the race in 12th position with his fifth place finish good enough for the Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger Award.

The Pacific Challenge Series returns to All American Speedway for its second of four appearances at the one-third mile oval in Roseville, CA on June 25th.  PCS will be joined by the North State Modified Series for a double-header of touring excitement.

For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series, visit them online at www.PacificChallengeSeries.com or on Facebook and YouTube.

The Pacific Challenge Series is presented by: Penney Racing Supply, Penney & Associates, American Racer Tires, Maita Chevrolet, Compact-It, Northwest Compactors, Naake Suspension, Sunoco Fuels, Five Star Bodies, BrakeOMeter, Lefthander Chassis, ARP Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Bassett Wheels, Frank’s Radio, WrapStar Pro, and Blakesley Sports Media.  All PCS Super Late Models race ABC Bodies or Muscle Car bodies on American Racer Tires with Sunoco Racing Fuel.

2016 Pacific Challenge Series Schedule

(Subject To Change)

March 19 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Televised on MAVTV, presented by Loanmart* – Winner: Jacob Gomes

April 16 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) Winner: Jason Romero

May 7 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA) Winner: Jeremy Doss

May 28 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Round #1 of Tri-Holiday Series* Winner: Eric Schmidt

June 4 Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA) Winner: Tracy Bolin

June 25 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *w/ North State Modified Series*

July 2 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Round #2 of Tri-Holiday Series*

July 16 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA)

August 13 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Televised on MAVTV, presented by Loanmart*

September 3 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Round #3 of Tri-Holiday Series*

September 24 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA)  *w/ North State Modified Series*

October 1 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA) *2016 Championship Race*

October 15 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA)  *w/ K&N West, Non-Points

PREVIEW: PACIFIC CHALLENGE SERIES RETURNS TO SHASTA SPEEDWAY

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (June 1, 2016) – For the first time since 2013, the Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com will hit the 3/8ths mile Shasta Speedway in Anderson, CA on Saturday.  A large field of local drivers and touring stars will go head-to-head in one of the premier races on the 2016 Super Late Model series’ calendar.  The last four previous Pacific Challenge Series champions will all be in action for one of the toughest fields so far this season.

Roseville, CA’s Eric Schmidt is arguably the most accomplished driver at Shasta in the last 20 years with multiple fall Open Show wins and PCS wins at the venue.  Schmidt swept all four PCS events at Shasta in 2013 en route to the series championship.  The driver of the Sierra Speed #05 is fresh off of both the track record and win in last Saturday’s Tri-Holiday Classic at Stockton 99 Speedway as well.

“Shasta’s a really cool race track.  It doesn’t have a lot of grip but it has a lot of character,” Schmidt said.  “The fans up there are great.  The pits are probably the best pits we go to on our series.  All the fast guys will be there so it’ll be awesome!”

2016 series points leader Jeremy Doss of Upperlake, CA finished second in his all-time series debut at the track in late 2011.  His win at the speedway in 2012 was part of his eight victories that year for the series championship.  Doss finished third at Stockton to enjoy an 18 point lead over teammate Jeff Bischofberger of Tracy, CA.

Anderson’s Ryan Peeples is one of the leading local drivers that will be taking on the series veterans on Saturday.  Peeples has two top-tens in three PCS Shasta starts and also finished ninth at Roseville earlier this year.

“It is a great series and a great track that creates a lot of excitement,” Peeples said.  “There is a lot of character to that track.  A LOT!  It is just a great facility.  We’re just hoping to come out and give (the fans) a good show.”

Other local drivers expected include Anderson’s Derek Copeland, Redding’s James Johns and Jason Mitchell.

2014 PCS champion Mike Beeler of Modesto, CA ranks third in the 2016 standings with a pair of second place finishes and a fifth place finish in his last three starts.  Factoring in his 17th place finish at the season-opener in Madera as a likely throwaway race makes Beeler one of the championship contenders as he makes his first Shasta PCS start.

Loomis’ Chris Scribner had run in the top-six in all three races leading into Stockton last Saturday night before a hard crash on the final lap derailed his season.  Rounding out the top-five in the points is Manteca’s JR Courage despite missing the Roseville race.

Hayward’s Danny Malfatti, Granite Bay’s Cole Moore, Madera winner Jacob Gomes, Valley Springs’ Tracy Bolin, and Lodi’s Matt Wendt round out the top-ten.  2015 PCS champion John Moore is 11th in the standings.  Other drivers expected on Saturday night include Elk Grove’s Mike Hite, Idaho’s Travis Milburn, Upperlake’s Jimmy Stillman, Modesto’s Kyle Gottula, Roseville’s Shannon Mansch, and Cloverdale’s Todd Lands.

Local Legends join the action for the fifth race where Legends have shared the card with the PCS.  Pete Pierce won the Legends race at Stockton last weekend.  Local Late Models, Bombers, and Hornets round out the card.

Friday night practice will see gates open at noon with practice from 3 p.m. – dark for $30 per pit pass.  Saturday pit gates open at noon.  Car and driver entry for the PCS is $100 while all other pit passes are $30.  Adult general admission tickets are only $5 if purchased in advance through the fairgrounds or $7.50 at the gate

For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series, visit them online at www.PacificChallengeSeries.com or on Facebook and YouTube.  More information on Shasta Speedway is available on Facebook.

The Pacific Challenge Series is presented by: Penney Racing Supply, Penney & Associates, American Racer Tires, Maita Chevrolet, Compact-It, Northwest Compactors, Naake Suspension, Sunoco Fuels, Five Star Bodies, BrakeOMeter, Lefthander Chassis, ARP Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Bassett Wheels, Frank’s Radio, WrapStar Pro, and Blakesley Sports Media.  All PCS Super Late Models race ABC Bodies or Muscle Car bodies on American Racer Tires with Sunoco Racing Fuel.

 

2016 Pacific Challenge Series Schedule

(Subject To Change)

March 19 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Televised on MAVTV, presented by Loanmart* – Winner: Jacob Gomes

April 16 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) Winner: Jason Romero

May 8 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA) Winner: Jeremy Doss

May 28 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Round #1 of Tri-Holiday Series* Winner: Eric Schmidt

June 4 Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA)

June 25 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *w/ North State Modified Series*

July 2 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Round #2 of Tri-Holiday Series*

July 16 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA)

August 13 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Televised on MAVTV, presented by Loanmart*

September 3 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Round #3 of Tri-Holiday Series*

September 24 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA)  *w/ North State Modified Series*

October 1 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA) *2016 Championship Race*

October 15 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA)  *w/ K&N West, Non-Points*

 

PCS Track Stats – Shasta

(active drivers in 2016)

#05 Eric Schmidt

Starts: 4, Wins: 4, Top-Fives: 4, Top-Tens: 4

#39 Jimmy Stillman

Starts: 4, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 1

#75 Jeremy Doss

Starts: 3, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 2, Top-Tens: 2

#5 Ryan Peeples

Starts: 3, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 2

#5 Chris Scribner

Starts: 1, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 1

#5 Todd Lands

Starts: 2, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 1

#52 Ryan Philpott

Starts: 2, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 0

#39m Jason Mitchell

Starts: 1, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 0

#77 Derek Copeland

Starts: 1, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 0