7.16.16 RESULTS: Round #8 | Ukiah Speedway

Pacific Challenge Series Round 8: Ukiah Speedway Results

Finish Car Driver Hometown Sponsors
1 6 Mike Beeler Modesto, CA Beeler Industries
2 37 JR Courage Manteca, CA The Chicken Barn
3 5 Chris Scribner Loomis, CA Quick Quack Car Wash/Scribner Plastics
4 00 Michael Roman Sacramento, CA Roman Motorsports
5 34 Corey James Leytonville, CA Red Fox Casino
6 55 Danny Malfatti Hayward, CA Malfatti Motorsports
7 1 Matthew Wendt Lodi, CA Cali Style Customs
8 11j Tracy Bolin Valley Springs, CA Bolin Builders
9 33 Don Swartz Grass Valley, CA Swartz Diesel

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #1 Matthew Wendt 12.645

American Racer Dash (Set of Tires): #5 Chris Scribner
Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #6 Mike Beeler advanced from 5th to 1st

Lap leaders: #37 JR Courage 1-48, #6 Mike Beeler 49-75

7.16.16 RECAP: Round #8 | Ukiah Speedway

MIKE BEELER GETS SECOND CONSECUTIVE PCS WIN WITH UKIAH VICTORY

UKIAH, CALIFORNIA (July 16, 2016) – 2014 Pacific Challenge Series champion Mike Beeler of Modesto became only the second repeat winner of 2016, and first back-to-back winner, taking a thrilling win in Saturday’s round #8 at Ukiah Speedway.  The PenneyLawyers.com-sponsored series produced an intense race on Fan Appreciation Night.

Lodi’s Matthew Wendt won the Sunoco Fuels Fast Time award after tying Beeler in qualifying with a 12.645 lap around the quarter-mile asphalt oval.  The American Racer Tire dash proved his undoing as he only finished seventh while Loomis’ Chris Scribner got the win for a set of tires and the pole for the feature.

Scribner elected for the outside for the initial start and Manteca’s JR Courage used that to his advantage to take the initial lead.  Wendt wasted little time charging forward and was up to fifth by the fourth lap of the race.

Courage took off for a small lead before Leytonville’s Corey James and Beeler reeled him in.  Courage consistently fought a loose condition forcing him to give up the bottom line to James.  James finally jumped inside Courage down the backstretch on lap 28 but Courage shut the door hard to keep the lead.

Shasta winner Tracy Bolin found a way to get around Wendt for fifth which dropped Wendt into a battle with Sacramento’s Michael Roman.  The battle got physical with lots of contact before they slammed doors in turn three and Roman took the position at the conclusion of lap 34.

Wendt eventually escaped to the pits with a flat tire on lap 42.  He was able to return to the race a short time later however.

Roman spun off of the track in turns one and two for the first caution on lap 46 that set up a spectacular crash on the restart.  Courage picked the inside line and raced side-by-side with James for half a lap, before James fell back into the clutches of Beeler.  They raced side-by-side through turn four before James bounced off the wall, collecting both Bolin and Grass Valley’s Don Swartz.  Bolin suffered heavy front end damage that caused a fire under the hood as well.

After a brief red flag, Roman, Wendt, and James all returned to the track but Swartz and Bolin were eliminated.  Mike Beeler took his challenge to Courage on the restart and swept past him on the outside at the conclusion of lap 49.
Beeler saw his lead ebb and flow by a car length to upwards of three car lengths all the way to the checkered flag, while Courage took on Scribner for second in a great battle.

Beeler scored win number two of 2016 in a back-to-back victory to go with his win on July 2nd at Stockton.  Courage, Scribner, Roman, and James rounded out the top-five.  Beeler also won the Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger as well.

The Pacific Challenge Series will roll into Madera Speedway on August 13th for a 75 lap feature to be televised on MAVTV.  Madera Speedway is a one-third mile asphalt oval located on the Madera Fairgrounds

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*  Winner: Jason Romero

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

July 16 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA) Winner: Mike Beeler

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*

Pacific Challenge Series Round 8: Ukiah Speedway Results

Finish Car Driver Hometown Sponsors
1 6 Mike Beeler Modesto, CA Beeler Industries
2 37 JR Courage Manteca, CA The Chicken Barn
3 5 Chris Scribner Loomis, CA Quick Quack Car Wash/Scribner Plastics
4 00 Michael Roman Sacramento, CA Roman Motorsports
5 34 Corey James Leytonville, CA Red Fox Casino
6 55 Danny Malfatti Hayward, CA Malfatti Motorsports
7 1 Matthew Wendt Lodi, CA Cali Style Customs
8 11j Tracy Bolin Valley Springs, CA Bolin Builders
9 33 Don Swartz Grass Valley, CA Swartz Diesel

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #1 Matthew Wendt 12.645

American Racer Dash (Set of Tires): #5 Chris Scribner
Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #6 Mike Beeler advanced from 5th to 1st

Lap leaders: #37 JR Courage 1-48, #6 Mike Beeler 49-75

PREVIEW: PACIFIC CHALLENGE SERIES ROARS BACK TO UKIAH SATURDAY

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (July 12, 2016) – The Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com returns to Ukiah Speedway for the second time in 2016 as the touring stock car series competes at the quarter-mile asphalt oval on Saturday night.  The races will be the Armed Forces & Fan Appreciation day with all active military and first responders free, and adult general admission only $5!

It has been a fast-paced season for the PCS with six different winners and six track records broken over the course of the seven races so far.

Upperlake, CA’s Jeremy Doss leads the series standings heading into the event with five consecutive top-three finishes including the win on a rain-delayed Ukiah event on Mother’s Day.  Doss will not be on hand to defend his race win, leaving the door wide open to the rest of the PCS competition.

Modesto’s Mike Beeler used a green-white-checkered finish to win the Firecracker 100 as part of the Ron Strmiska Memorial at Stockton 99 Speedway on July 2nd.  Beeler’s win propelled him to second in the championship.  In six career Ukiah starts, Beeler has four top-fives and six top-tens including a runner-up performance this year.

JR Courage of Manteca has been steady throughout the 2016 Pacific Challenge Series to jump up to third in the standings.  Courage navigated through the late-race dramatics at Stockton to finish fourth for his best run of the year that helped him move up the standings.  He has also added fifth place finishes at Shasta and Ukiah to complete his resume.

Tracy’s Jeff Bischofberger ranks fourth overall but will also not be in action on Saturday night.  That makes Saturday’s races big for fifth in the standings Tracy Bolin.  The Valley Springs driver set the track record at Madera Speedway to open the season and followed that up with a win at Shasta Speedway as well.  Bolin crashed out of the most recent race at Stockton but finished fourth at the first appearance of the year at Ukiah.

Cole Moore had turned his season around with back-to-back third place finishes in June at Shasta and Roseville but failed to finish the Stockton race.  The Bill McAnally Racing NASCAR K&N West driver was initially the fast time qualifier at Ukiah in May before his team was unable to make the Sunday Mother’s Day start.

Matthew Wendt is the highest rookie in the standings from seventh position and recently finished sixth at Stockton and fifth at Roseville.  2015 PCS champion John Moore is on the comeback trail after a tough start to the season, with the Granite Bay driver up to eighth after a come-from-behind third place run at Stockton.

Elk Grove’s Mike Hite ran fifth at Stockton to move up to ninth overall ahead of Hayward’s Danny Malfatti.  Loomis’ Chris Scribner is aiming for his PCS return this weekend out of position #11.  Grass Valley’s Don Swartz, Jeremy Hopkins, and Jimmy Stillman also intend to make their returns to action on Saturday.

Racing activities get underway Friday night with practice beginning at 5 p.m. and including a team BBQ.  Pit gates open at 3 p.m. and pricing is $30 per person with no car fee.  On Saturday grandstands open at 3:30 p.m. with racing at 5 p.m.  Racing will include the Taco Bell Bombers, Vintage Hardtops, Jammers, and Pro 4 Modifieds.  Tickets are just $5 for adults for this great fan appreciation night!

For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series, visit them online at www.PacificChallengeSeries.com or on Facebook and YouTube.  More information on Ukiah Speedway is available at www.UkiahSpeedway.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* Winner: Mike Beeler

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 – Ukiah

(active drivers in 2016)

#39 Jimmy Stillman

Starts: 14, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 2, Top-Tens: 9 – best finish 2nd 2009

#75 Jeremy Doss

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

#6 Mike Beeler

Starts: 6, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 4, Top-Tens: 6

#5 Chris Scribner

Starts: 4, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 2, Top-Tens: 3

#70 Mike Hite

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

#37 JR Courage

Starts: 4, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 2

#27 John Moore

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

#20 Cole Moore

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

#33 Don Swartz

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

#18 Travis Milburn

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

7.2.16 RECAP: Round #7 | Stockton 99 Speedway

BEELER EMERGES WITH FIRECRACKER 100 WIN AT STOCKTON 99 SPEEDWAY

STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA (July 3, 2016) – Saturday’s Firecracker 100 for the Ron Strmiska Sr. Memorial at Stockton 99 Speedway ended with on-track fireworks and Modesto’s Mike Beeler came away with the victory.  The green-white-checkered finish saw Beeler get past Jacob Gomes to lead the final two laps for the $4000 win.  Beeler, the 2014 series champion, is he sixth different winner through the first seven rounds of the Pacific Challenge Series.

Beeler’s victory came from seventh on the grid in front of a crowd estimated north of 3000 for one of the biggest races of the season for the PenneyLaywers.com sponsored series.

Seven cars broke the track record in Sunoco Race Fuels qualifying including 2015 Firecracker 100 winner John Moore with a 13.104 second lap.  Points leader Jeremy Doss of Upperlake, CA won the Strmiska Memorial Dash for $500 to win to earn the pole for the feature race.  The race started after the annual fireworks show concluded and saw outside pole sitter Jacob Gomes take the lead at the conclusion of the first lap.

The first caution for a spin also relegated Travis Milburn to the pits for a stop for repairs.  By the fifth lap of the race Tracy Bolin had navigated his way to fifth after starting ninth, while Kyle Gottula was up to eighth from 12th.  Ron Strmiska’s grandson Ross had a busy race throughout the night battling back-and-forth with Cole Moore while Bolin challenged Beeler for fourth.  Milburn navigated back up to tenth at quarter distance at lap 25.

Lapped traffic became a factor for Gomes as he tried to hang on to his nearly two second advantage over Doss and John Moore.  Things heated up midpack with Cole Moore and Gottula both getting past Strmiska in subsequent laps on lap 34 and 35.

Strmiska got Moore back a few laps later before Moore slowed dramatically to draw a caution lap 42 and retire from the race.  The first attempt at a restart saw Bolin and Milburn mix it up, sending Milburn for a spin where he collected Stockton’s Greg Potts.  Both were eliminated from the competition.

Beeler used the restart to turn up the wick on Doss for second position, which he took over on lap 48.  Doss appeared to be in trouble with heavy pressure from Bolin and Gottula among others in a tight pack.  Things boiled over in turn two on lap 52 when Bolin was bounced from the pack and had slight contact with Danny Malfatti as he spun.  Bolin’s front end damage was significant and the contact with Doss was enough for Doss to take a pit stop as well.  Bolin was out of the race after a strong month of June with a win at Shasta and a fourth at Roseville.

Gottula ran as high as second with 20 laps to go as the race stayed green near the finish.  John Moore suffered a pair of flat tires that sent sparks flying from the #27 car to set up the green-white-checkered finish.  Beeler and Gomes made hard contact on the first attempt at a restart, with Gomes showing smoke when the caution flew.

On the second attempt, Beeler and Gomes ran in a dead heat on lap 98.  The Stockton crowd rose to their feet as Beeler took over the lead on lap 99 and Gomes spun diving into turn one.  Strmiska and Gottula made hard contact avoiding Gomes and slid into the backstretch exit ramp, and Matthew Wendt spun a few hundred feet past them in turn three.  Beeler dashed away with the win ahead of Doss, Elk Grove’s Mike Hite, John Moore, and JR Courage.  Moore was eventually moved up to third in the final rundown as Hite was dropped to fifth for a post-race infraction.  Gomes reveled later that the smoke was a broken power steering line that left fluid on the race track before the subsequent series of melees.

The 2016 Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com rolls on to Ukiah Speedway on July 16th for the second of three appearances at the quarter-mile.  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* Winner: Mike Beeler

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*

 

Pacific Challenge Series Round 7: Stockton 99 Speedway Results

Finish Car Driver Hometown Sponsors
1 6 Mike Beeler Modesto, CA Beeler Industries
2 75 Jeremy Doss Upperlake, CA I-5 Tire Factory
3 27 John Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Environmental
4 37 JR Courage Manteca, CA The Chicken Barn
5 70 Mike Hite Elk Grove, CA Storage for Less
6 1 Matthew Wendt Lodi, CA Cali Style Customs
7 90 Ross Strmiska Manteca, CA Mainline Equipment
8 53 Kyle Gottula Modesto, CA  
9 16 Jacob Gomes  Manteca, CA Sunny Valley Smoked Meats
10 66 Jeff Bischofberger Tracy, CA Rent to Own Visalia
11 55 Danny Malfatti Hayward, CA Malfatti Motorsports
12 11j Tracy Bolin Valley Springs, CA Bolin Builders
13 20m Cole Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Racing
14 18 Travis Milburn Eagle, ID Cooks Collision
15 12 Greg Potts Stockton, CA Economy Signs

 

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #27 John Moore 13.108

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

Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #37 JR Courage advancing from 14th to 4th

Lap leaders: #16 Jacob Gomes 1-98, #6 Mike Beeler 99-100

7.2.16 RESULTS: Round #7 | Stockton 99 Speedway

Pacific Challenge Series Round 7: Stockton 99 Speedway Results

Finish Car Driver Hometown Sponsors
1 6 Mike Beeler Modesto, CA Beeler Industries
2 75 Jeremy Doss Upperlake, CA I-5 Tire Factory
3 27 John Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Environmental
4 37 JR Courage Manteca, CA The Chicken Barn
5 70 Mike Hite Elk Grove, CA Storage for Less
6 1 Matthew Wendt Lodi, CA Cali Style Customs
7 90 Ross Strmiska Manteca, CA Mainline Equipment
8 53 Kyle Gottula Modesto, CA
9 16 Jacob Gomes  Manteca, CA Sunny Valley Smoked Meats
10 66 Jeff Bischofberger Tracy, CA Rent to Own Visalia
11 55 Danny Malfatti Hayward, CA Malfatti Motorsports
12 11j Tracy Bolin Valley Springs, CA Bolin Builders
13 20m Cole Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Racing
14 18 Travis Milburn Eagle, ID Cooks Collision
15 12 Greg Potts Stockton, CA Economy Signs

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #27 John Moore 13.108

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

Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #37 JR Courage advancing from 14th to 4th

Lap leaders: #16 Jacob Gomes 1-98, #6 Mike Beeler 99-100