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PREVIEW: FINAL LEG OF TRI-HOLIDAY SERIES FOR PCS AT STOCKTON

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (August 31, 2016) – Round number ten of the hotly contested Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com will take the track on Saturday night as part of the coveted Tri-Holiday Series at Stockton 99 Speedway.  The 68 year-old quarter-mile asphalt oval welcomes Super Late Models for the third time this year in a 100 lap event for double points, $2500 to win, and a minimum of $500 to each main event starter.

Upperlake’s Jeremy Doss won three weeks ago at LoanMart Madera Speedway in MAVTV-televised competition.  Doss’ points lead is 32 points on paper but that margin shrinks with throwaway races factored in.  A variety of factors led series officials to announce that the best nine finishes out of 12 points races would count towards the championship.  With nine races completed, the current three drops would place the 2012 champion only ten points ahead of Modesto’s Mike Beeler, the 2014 champion.

Beeler won the Firecracker 100 as part of the second round of the Tri-Holiday Series at Stockton on July 2nd and followed that up with a win at Ukiah Speedway on July 16th.  Beeler won the third leg of the Tri-Holiday Series a year ago en route to second in the PCS standings.  Beeler is working on his third consecutive “top-two” in Pacific Challenge Series points and is very much in the championship hunt.

Manteca’s JR Courage is third in the points standings in the Walker Motorsports #37 entry.  Courage had a strong July with a runner-up finish and laps led at Ukiah and a fourth place at Stockton.  He finished eighth in the May race at Stockton as well.

Shasta winner Tracy Bolin of Valley Springs is fourth in the points after a strong third place effort at Madera.  He set the track record for the series at Madera in March before it was broken by Doss in August.  He has finished outside the top-ten in both Stockton races this year despite it being his home track.

Rounding out the top-five is Jeff Bischofberger of Tracy, CA.  Bischofberger earned his first career touring stock car win at Stockton when he won a 2015 SRL race there.  He has a pair of top-tens at the speedway this year.  His 2016 season opened up with three consecutive third place finishes and recently he was fourth in the Madera race.

Lodi’s Matt Wendt ranks sixth overall and fifth after throwaways and is eager to return to his home track as well.  Wendt is a rookie in the PCS after a very successful career at Stockton in the Super Stock division where he won 11 of his final 14 starts at the venue.  Wendt has finishes of tenth and sixth this year at the speedway and a best finish of fifth at Roseville on his 2016 resume.

2015 Rookie of the Year Cole Moore has been competing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West but returns to the PCS this weekend with a strong shot at the top-five in the points once throwaways are factored in.  Moore is still looking for his first Stockton win while his father John won last year’s Firecracker 100 at the venue on the way to the 2015 PCS championship and 2015 Tri-Holiday championship.  John Moore navigated through a wild finish to finish third in the July race this season.

Loomis’ Chris Scribner, Hayward’s Danny Malfatti, and Elk Grove’s Mike Hite are other PCS regulars fighting hard for the top-ten in the points.  Former track champion Eric Schmidt set fast time and won the Memorial Day race while other local drivers such as Manteca’s Ross Strmiska and Modesto’s Kyle Gottula routinely compete with the PCS at Stockton.

Three-time All American Speedway champion and 2013 Stockton 99 Speedway champion Matt Scott will make his return to PCS on Saturday night.  Scott is still looking for his first career PCS points win despite more than 30 Late Model wins in his young career.  He finished fifth with the series in May of 2015 at Stockton.

The exciting Stockton Late Models, Legends of the Pacific, and Bombers round out a big night of racing on Saturday night.  Saturday’s American Racer Tire Dash will pay $500 to win and a set of tires will be offered if a driver can sweep both the dash and the main event.

Activities get underway Friday with practice beginning at 3 p.m.  Pit passes are $40 for all ages.  On Saturday, pit gates open at 1 p.m. with practices beginning at 3 p.m.  Pit passes will again be $40 for all ages.  Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m. with qualifying and racing to follow.  Adult tickets are $20 with juniors 11-15 and seniors age 60+ $15 and kids ten and under are free!

For more information on Stockton 99 Speedway visit www.Stockton99.com

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, Tech2U, 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*  Winner: Jeremy Doss

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: 8, Wins: 3, Top-Fives: 5, Top-Tens: 5

#6 Mike Beeler
Starts: 8, Wins: 2, Top-Fives: 5, Top-Tens: 7

#70 Mike Hite
Starts: 7, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 4

#90 Ross Strmiska
Starts: 6, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 2, Top-Tens: 4

#37 JR Courage
Starts: 6, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 2, Top-Tens: 3

#27 John Moore
Starts: 5, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 4, Top-Tens: 4

#20 Cole Moore
Starts: 5, 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: 4, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 1

#5 Chris Scribner

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

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8.13.16 RECAP: Round #9| Madera Speedway

JEREMY DOSS WINS MADERA PCS ON MAVTV FOR 18TH CAREER WIN

MADERA, CALIFORNIA (August 13,  2016) – 2012 Pacific Challenge Series champion Jeremy Doss picked up his 18th career victory at Madera Speedway on Saturday night, driving away from Clovis’ Bryan Herzog for the 75 lap win. The 19 year-old Kulwicki Driver Development Program member extended his points lead by 32 points over 2014 champion Mike Beeler as well.  The MAVTV-televised race will air at a later date during the “Madera Racing” program.

Jason Romero of Cameron Park made his first Madera start and first PCS start outside of All American Speedway, after sweeping both Roseville races this year.  He led practice, set a new track record at a 14.162, and proceeded to win the American Racer Tire dash for a set of tires and the pole position.

Romero’s pole was short lived at the start of the feature as Valley Springs’ Tracy Bolin swept around the outside to lead lap one.  Romero fell into the clutches of Doss for second in a back-and-forth battle until Romero spun with contact from Ross Strmiska on lap five.  Lodi’s Matt Wendt suffered a flat right front tire and slight damage trying to avoid the spin.  Mike Beeler also was caught up in the incident.

Doss took over the lead from Bolin on the restart and Herzog used the restart to get around Jeff Bishofberger for third.  Meanwhile tenth starting Shannon Mansch of Roseville was up into fifth.  Loomis’ Chris Scribner led a train of cars for sixth position with Idaho’s Travis Milburn in the mix for that position.

Milburn started turning up the heat as he got around Scribner for sixth on lap 24 and then overhauled Mansch for fifth on the outside on lap 32.  Justin Westmoreland slowed to the pits in his first 2016 PCS start on lap 36.

The Herzog and Bischofberger battle was very physical with the drivers snaking three-wide through lapped traffic.  The long 34 lap green flag run ended on lap 40 for a brief caution.  Lap 41 proved to be difficult to overcome with a series of spins.  Most notably Wendt suffered damage when he tangled with Strmiska.

Romero was still mired outside the top-ten and made a dramatic three-wide maneuver to try to get around JR Courage.  Colby Potts suffered heavy front end damage to his Camaro and a few laps later tangled hard with Don Swartz’ Mustang for a lap 45 caution.  Potts was done for the evening.

All the following restarts were single file which gave Doss a cushion over the continuing battling between Bolin and Herzog.  Herzog got around on the outside for second on lap 49 to turn his attention to Doss.  Mansch spun with contact from Strmiska for a lap 51 caution that set up the battle to the finish.

Herzog made his mark, diving inside Doss several times and making contact in turn four to lead lap 55.  Doss charged back on the outside to lead lap 56 and would not be deterred as he drove away for a 1.7 second win ahead of Herzog, Bolin, Bischofberger, and Romero for a comeback run to fifth.  Travis Milburn’s drive from 13th starting position to sixth was good enough for the Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger.

The Pacific Challenge Series continues on to round #10 on Saturday September 3rd at Stockton 99 Speedway for the third 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 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* Winner: Jeremy Doss

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 9: Madera Speedway Results

Finish Car Driver Hometown Sponsors
1 75 Jeremy Doss Upperlake, CA I-5 Tire Factory
2 7H Bryan Herzog Clovis, CA Herzog Construction
3 11j Tracy Bolin Valley Springs, CA Bolin Builders
4 66 Jeff Bischofberger Tracy, CA Rent to Own Visalia
5 8 Jason Romero Cameron Park, CA Folsom Lake Asphalt
6 18 Travis Milburn Eagle, ID Cooks Collision
7 88 Jason Gilbert Pleasanton, CA HUR Performance Engines
8 6 Mike Beeler Modesto, CA Beeler Industries
9 5 Chris Scribner Loomis, CA Quick Quack Car Wash/Scribner Plastics
10 90 Ross Strmiska Manteca, CA Mainline Equipment
11 37 JR Courage Manteca, CA The Chicken Barn
12 55 Danny Malfatti Hayward, CA Malfatti Motorsports
13 33 Don Swartz Grass Valley, CA Swartz Diesel
14 61 Shannon Mansch Roseville, CA Mansch Motorsports Concepts
15 12 Colby Potts Tempe, AZ Nascimento Motorsports
16 70 Mike Hite Elk Grove, CA Storage for Less
17 1 Matthew Wendt Lodi, CA Cali Style Customs
18 9 Justin Westmoreland Fresno, CA

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #8 Jason Romero 14.162

American Racer Dash (Set of Tires): #8 Jason Romero
Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #18 Travis Milburn advanced from 13th to 6th

Lap leaders: #11J Tracy Bolin 1-5, #75 Jeremy Doss 6-54, #7H Bryan Herzog 55, Doss 56-75

8.13.16 RESULTS: Round #9 | Madera Speedway

Pacific Challenge Series Round 9: Madera Speedway Results

Finish Car Driver Hometown Sponsors
1 75 Jeremy Doss Upperlake, CA I-5 Tire Factory
2 7H Bryan Herzog Clovis, CA Herzog Construction
3 11j Tracy Bolin Valley Springs, CA Bolin Builders
4 66 Jeff Bischofberger Tracy, CA Rent to Own Visalia
5 8 Jason Romero Cameron Park, CA Folsom Lake Asphalt
6 18 Travis Milburn Eagle, ID Cooks Collision
7 88 Jason Gilbert Pleasanton, CA HUR Performance Engines
8 6 Mike Beeler Modesto, CA Beeler Industries
9 5 Chris Scribner Loomis, CA Quick Quack Car Wash/Scribner Plastics
10 90 Ross Strmiska Manteca, CA Mainline Equipment
11 37 JR Courage Manteca, CA The Chicken Barn
12 55 Danny Malfatti Hayward, CA Malfatti Motorsports
13 33 Don Swartz Grass Valley, CA Swartz Diesel
14 61 Shannon Mansch Roseville, CA Mansch Motorsports Concepts
15 12 Colby Potts Tempe, AZ Nascimento Motorsports
16 70 Mike Hite Elk Grove, CA Storage for Less
17 1 Matthew Wendt Lodi, CA Cali Style Customs
18 9 Justin Westmoreland Fresno, CA

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #8 Jason Romero 14.162

American Racer Dash (Set of Tires): #8 Jason Romero
Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #18 Travis Milburn advanced from 13th to 6th

Lap leaders: #11J Tracy Bolin 1-5, #75 Jeremy Doss 6-54, #7H Bryan Herzog 55, Doss 56-75

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PREVIEW: MAVTV CAMERAS WILL ROLL AGAIN AS PCS HITS MADERA ON SATURDAY

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (August 9, 2016) – The Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com will stage its second televised race, as the series returns to Kenny Shepherd’s LoanMart Madera Speedway on Saturday night.  The Super Late Model tour will see its 75 lap feature broadcast for a later showing on MAVTV.  A strong field of competitors from across California will be in action on the one-third mile asphalt oval.

The PCS is a bullring series and Madera is one of the largest and fastest tracks on the 13 race calendar.  Saturday’s race serves as the ninth points race of the year with five different tracks visited.  Through it all, six different race winners have visited victory lane including Jeremy Doss of Upperlake, CA who leads the standings.  Doss is fresh off of winning the Montana 200 for one of the biggest victories of his career as well.

The 2012 PCS champion won the inaugural Madera event last August before a narrow defeat at the hands of Jacob Gomes in the March 19th race.  Although Gomes is not expected, a bevy of other top drivers will be on hand to face off for the victory.

Valley Springs’ Tracy Bolin set the track record in March with a blistering 14.173 second lap.  He went on to get his first PCS win in June at Shasta Speedway.  A pair of DNFs in July dropped Bolin down to fourth in the points but he is primed for a comeback.

Only two drivers have had repeat wins this year; 2014 champion Mike Beeler who is second in the points and has won the last two features, and Jason Romero, the 2009 All American Speedway champion who has swept both All American races.  Both drivers will be at Madera.  Beeler has a great opportunity to try to close the 18 point gap on Doss in the standings.

Clovis’ Bryan Herzog will lead the efforts of the local drivers.  Herzog was the runner-up in the track’s prestigious LoanMart Open Late Models in 2015 and has a win under his belt in the 2016 edition as well.  Saturday will mark Herzog’s PCS debut.  Justin Westmoreland of Fresno will also compete in the PCS competition at his home track.

Manteca’s JR Courage scored a career-best second place finish at Ukiah in the last PCS race and is third in the points standings.  He has not finished outside of the top-ten this year.  Rookie Matthew Wendt is fifth in the standings.  Wendt will be making his first Madera PCS start but a sixth place finish at the 3/8ths mile Shasta Speedway may be an indicator of a big night at Madera.

Tracy’s Jeff Bischofberger will return to competition ranked sixth ahead of Granite Bay’s Cole Moore.  Hayward’s Danny Malfatti, John Moore, and Loomis’ Chris Scribner round of the top-ten.

11th in points Mike Hite of Elk Grove, Idaho’s Travis Milburn, Modesto’s Kyle Gottula, and 2006 Westcar champion Shannon Mansch are all expected.  Popular third generation driver Ross Strmiska, Ukiah-area racer Corey James, and Grass Valley’s Don Swartz also have intentions to race.

Not only will fans be treated to one of the strongest lineups of the season, the undercard includes the North State Modified Series, CSS 360 Super Modifieds, and USAC HPD Midgets for a full compliment of open wheel racing to go with the Super Late Models.

An open practice kicks off the weekend on Friday before another full day of action on Saturday.  Pit gates open at noon with practice from 1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.  Qualifying will follow with heats and dashes at 5:45 p.m.  Opening ceremonies and the main events begin at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors and military, $10 for youth ages 6-12, and kids five and under are free!  Madera Speedway is located on the Madera Fairgrounds on Cleveland Ave and 99.  For more information, visit www.RaceMadera.com

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, Tech2U, 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 Fuels.

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*