PREVIEW: RON STRMISKA MEMORIAL UP NEXT FOR THE PCS AT STOCKTON

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (June 27, 2017) – The Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com reaches the halfway point of the season with arguably its most coveted race, as the touring Super Late Model division hits Stockton 99 Speedway on Saturday for the “Ron Strmiska Memorial 125”.  The race also serves as the second Tri-Holiday event at the historic paved quarter-mile oval and is the longest lap count of 2017.

The race honors Ron Strmiska, Sr., otherwise known as the Manteca Missile, who was a big time racer in the San Joaquin Valley for many years before he passed away last year.  The second annual running of this race has attracted a very stout entry list of drivers vying for the prestigious win.

Ron’s grandson Ross will carry the family name while still looking for his first Stockton touring series win in several attempts across PCS and SRL.  He drives a hot pink #90 Dodge Charger in PCS action.

Joining Strmiska in the list of Stockton-area favorites will be 2015 SRL Southwest Tour champion Jacob Gomes of Manteca.  Gomes has a pair of second place finishes and a pair of fourth place finishes in his PCS career at the speedway with the most recent runner-up finish coming last September.  Gomes challenged 2014 series champion Mike Beeler of Modesto down to the wire in the inaugural Strmiska Memorial, with Beeler coming out on top.

Beeler is another driver that ranks Stockton as his home track and the PCS veteran is working on his fourth consecutive “top-two” season with the series.  Beeler won the 2014 championship before runner up efforts in 2015 and 2016.  He is currently tied with 2015 July Stockton winner John Moore of Granite Bay at the top of the series standings.  Moore parlayed his 2015 Stockton win into a championship and both drivers would like to do the same thing in 2017.

Tracy’s Justin Philpott and Stockton’s Colby Potts are another pair of second generation Stockton regulars expected on Saturday night and both are expected with muscle car bodies on their entries.  2013 Stockton 99 Speedway Late Model champion Matt Scott ran third in his 2017 PCS debut at Roseville and will carry that momentum into Stockton.

The 2017 Pacific Challenge Series has not yet had a repeat winner with all four races claimed by first-time series winners.  Carlos Vieira scored in Madera while Derek Copeland won at his home track at Shasta Speedway in May.  Jeff Bischofberger won at his home Stockton 99 Speedway on May 20th in a late race shootout while 2015 Rookie of the Year Cole Moore won at his home track All American Speedway in Roseville, CA on June 17th.

Moore is the only full-time competitor with a win this year and ranks fourth in the standings before 2009 Roseville champion Jason Romero who is third in the standings.  2016 PCS Rookie of the Year and Stockton Super Stock standout Matt Wendt of Galt rounds out the 2017 top-five in the points.

2017 leading rookie Jack Wood of Loomis is sixth followed by his cousin Travis Milburn of Eagle, ID, Valley Springs’ Tracy Bolin, Elk Grove’s Mike Hite, and Loomis’ Chris Scribner.  Manteca’s JR Courage and Hayward’s Danny Malfatti are also expected to compete.

Activities get underway on Friday with practice.  Gates open at noon with cars on the track at 3 p.m.  Pit gates open at 1 p.m. on Saturday with the first practices at 3 p.m.  The grandstands open at 5 p.m. with racing at 6 p.m. Pit passes are $40 per day for members but two-day passes will be at the member price for $80.

Grandstand tickets are $20 for Adults 16+, while Jr. 11-15, Military with ID, and Seniors 60+ are $15.  Kids 10 and under are free.  A family pack for 2 Adults and 2 Jr. is $55.  The popular Stockton Late Models, Stockton Bombers, and Stockton B4s will also be competing!

Stockton 99 Speedway is located off Wilson Way and Highway 99.  For more information, visit www.Stockton99.com

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

The Pacific Challenge Series is presented by: Penney Racing Supply, Penney & Associates, American Racer Tires, Law Talk, 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.

2017 Pacific Challenge Series Schedule

Subject to change

March 18th – Madera Speedway (Madera, CA)  Winner: Carlos Vieira

April 15th – All American Speedway (Roseville, CA)  *POSTPONED*

May 6th – Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA)  Winner: Derek Copeland
May 20th – Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA)  Winner: Jeff Bischofberger

June 17th – All American Speedway (Roseville, CA)  Winner: Cole Moore
July 1st – Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) Ron Strmiska Memorial

July 29th – Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA)

August 12th – Madera Speedway (Madera, CA)

September 2nd – Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA)

October 14th – All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *2017 Championship Finale* w/ North State Modified Series & NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West)

PCS Track Stats – Stockton

#75 Jeremy Doss
Starts: 10, Wins: 3, Top-Fives: 5, Top-Tens: 6

#6 Mike Beeler
Starts: 10, Wins: 2, Top-Fives: 6, Top-Tens: 9

#70 Mike Hite
Starts: 9, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 4

#90 Ross Strmiska
Starts: 8, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 2, Top-Tens: 5

#37 JR Courage
Starts: 7, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 2, Top-Tens: 4

#27 John Moore
Starts: 7, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 6, Top-Tens: 6

#20 Cole Moore
Starts: 7, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 3, Top-Tens: 6

#16 Jacob Gomes

Starts: 6, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 4, Top-Tens: 5

#18 Travis Milburn
Starts: 6, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 2, Top-Tens: 2

#55 Danny Malfatti
Starts: 5, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 0

 

Results: Round #4 | All American Speedway

Pacific Challenge Series Round 4: All American Speedway results

Finish Car Driver Hometown Sponsors
1 20 Cole Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Racing
2 6 Mike Beeler Modesto, CA Beeler Industries
3 35 Matt Scott Pine Grove, CA Kamps Propane
4 27 John Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Environmental
5 29 Randy Hedrick Reno, NV Sierra Speed
6 37 JR Courage Manteca, CA PODS/The Chicken Barn
7 18 Jack Wood  Loomis, CA Velocity Racing
8 8 Mark Romero Roseville, CA Folsom Lake Asphalt
9 11j Tracy Bolin Valley Springs, CA Bolin Builders
10 97 Shane Butler Elk Grove, CA Finance of America
11 19 Travis Milburn Eagle, ID NEU Energy
12 70 Mike Hite Elk Grove, CA Storage for Less
13 5 Chris Scribner Loomis, CA Quick Quack Car Wash
14 1 Matt Wendt Galt, CA Cali Style Customs
15 61 Shannon Mansch Roseville, CA Mansch Motorsports Concepts

 

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #20 Cole Moore 13.278

American Racer Dash ($500): #61 Shannon Mansch   B Dash ($300): #5 Chris Scribner
Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #37 JR Courage

Lap leaders: #61 Shannon Mansch 1-5, #20 Cole Moore 6-100

 

Recap: Round #4 | All American Speedway

COLE MOORE SCORES FIRST CAREER PCS WIN IN ROSEVILLE THRILLER

ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA (June 17, 2017) – Cole Moore led 95 laps en route to his first career Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com victory on Saturday night at Roseville’s All American Speedway.  The hometown win for the Granite Bay driver came after a late race duel with 2014 series champion Mike Beeler of Modesto.  Moore’s win also makes him the fourth different first-time PCS winner through four races this year.

Roseville’s Shannon Mansch, a former PCS winner at the speedway herself, used a strong outside move to win the American Racer Tire dash worth $500 and the pole position for the 100 lap feature.  Mansch took advantage of the position by leading the opening five laps of the contest.  Cole Moore started outside pole and took a few laps to get going before he overhauled her for the lead.

Sixth starting Beeler started moving forward when contact between three-time track champion Matt Scott and leading rookie Jack Wood on the front stretch bottled up the pack briefly.  The first caution of the race flew when Elk Grove’s Shane Butler had a right front flat tire.

Beeler used the restart to pounce to the outside of Mansch for second on lap nine.  2015 PCS champion John Moore and Travis Milburn followed suit with Mansch getting hung out to fifth by lap 12.  Smoke began trailing Mansch’s #61 ride shortly after.  When Galt’s Matt Wendt stalled his borrowed backup car on the ramp for a lap 12 caution, Mansch retired to the pits in a frustrating end to a promising night.

Scott started to make his moves towards the front as he got around Milburn for fourth on lap 18.  Both John Moore and Scott used a lapped car to pick off Beeler for second and third respectively on lap 30.

Moore and Scott quickly clawed towards the younger Cole Moore with the trio entertaining the crowd with a nose-to-tail battle.  Scott nabbed second and turned his sights on Cole.  On lap 55, the trio boiled over when John Moore tagged Scott in turn three sending him for a spin.  Shane Butler came along late into the incident and made contact with Scott.  All three cars were able to continue but with serious cosmetic damage.

The fracas gave Cole Moore room to roam as he enjoyed a comfortable advantage.  The final 20 laps however were a barn burner when Beeler started to turn up the wick and climbed up onto the rear bumper of Moore.  As the pair jockeyed, Scott entered the fray with a three car lead pack over the remaining ten lap sprint to the finish.

Beeler was unable to muster a race winning move and settled for a narrow second place finish as Cole Moore ripped underneath the checkered flag for his first career Pacific Challenge Series win.  The top-five were Moore, Beeler, Scott, John Moore, and Randy Hedrick of Reno, NV.  JR Courage ran as high as third before finishing sixth to win the Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger driving from 12th on the grid.

The results end up netting a tie at the top of the points standings between Mike Beeler and John Moore as the two former champions head to one of their favorite races with the Firecracker 125/Ron Strmiska Memorial at Stockton 99 Speedway.  Round #5 of the Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com takes place Saturday night July 1st!

For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com, visit www.PacificChallengeSeries.com or follow them on Facebook or YouTube

The Pacific Challenge Series is presented by: Penney Racing Supply, Penney & Associates, American Racer Tires, Radio Law Talk, 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.

 

2017 Pacific Challenge Series Schedule

March 18th – Madera Speedway (Madera, CA)  Winner: Carlos Vieira

April 15th – All American Speedway (Roseville, CA)  *POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBA*

May 6th – Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA)  Winner: Derek Copeland
May 20th – Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA)  Winner: Jeff Bischofberger

June 17th – All American Speedway (Roseville, CA)  Winner: Cole Moore

July 1st – Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) Ron Strmiska Memorial

July 29th – Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA)

August 12th – Madera Speedway (Madera, CA)

September 2nd – Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA)

October 14th – All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *2017 Championship Finale* w/ North State Modified Series & NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West)

 

Pacific Challenge Series Round 4: All American Speedway results

Finish Car Driver Hometown Sponsors
1 20 Cole Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Racing
2 6 Mike Beeler Modesto, CA Beeler Industries
3 35 Matt Scott Pine Grove, CA Kamps Propane
4 27 John Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Environmental
5 29 Randy Hedrick Reno, NV Sierra Speed
6 37 JR Courage Manteca, CA PODS/The Chicken Barn
7 18 Jack Wood  Loomis, CA Velocity Racing
8 8 Mark Romero Roseville, CA Folsom Lake Asphalt
9 11j Tracy Bolin Valley Springs, CA Bolin Builders
10 97 Shane Butler Elk Grove, CA Finance of America
11 19 Travis Milburn Eagle, ID NEU Energy
12 70 Mike Hite Elk Grove, CA Storage for Less
13 5 Chris Scribner Loomis, CA Quick Quack Car Wash
14 1 Matt Wendt Galt, CA Cali Style Customs
15 61 Shannon Mansch Roseville, CA Mansch Motorsports Concepts

 

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #20 Cole Moore 13.278

American Racer Dash ($500): #61 Shannon Mansch   B Dash ($300): #5 Chris Scribner
Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #37 JR Courage

Lap leaders: #61 Shannon Mansch 1-5, #20 Cole Moore 6-100

 

PREVIEW: PACIFIC CHALLENGE SERIES READY FOR ROSEVILLE THIS SATURDAY

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (June 13, 2017) – The Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com returns to one of its home race tracks, with the fourth race of 2017 Saturday night at All American Speedway in Roseville, CA.  Several local favorite drivers are expected to join the PCS touring stars on the one-third mile with Street Stocks and Bombers also scheduled on the undercard.

All three races this season have been claimed by first time winners with Carlos Viera, Derek Copeland, and Jeff Bischofberger all seeing victory lane.  That bodes well for drivers such as Cole Moore and Matt Scott who are still in search of their first PCS win.

2015 PCS champion John Moore has finished in the top-five in all three races this year with highest finish of second at Shasta in May.  The Granite Bay driver lists Roseville as one of his home tracks but in nine PCS appearances he has only managed two top-five finishes.  One of those top-fives, however, was a victory in the 2015 season finale held during the prestigious NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West race every October.

Moore leads 2014 champion Mike Beeler of Modesto by four points in what has been a continual battle for the last four seasons.  Beeler has finished in the top-two in the standings in each of his full-time seasons, following his championship with a runner-up effort to Moore in 2015 and runner-up to Jeremy Doss in 2016.  Beeler has a perfect record of all fourth place finishes thus far this season.

Cameron Park’s Jason Romero, the 2009 All American Speedway Late Model champion, is third in the standings and the leading money earner this season.  Romero has not yet visited victory lane despite race winning speed in each event this year.  He came within ten laps of victory at Stockton and had a strong lead at Shasta before a flat tire ended his chances.  Romero will hand the controls over to his father Mark Romero in Saturday’s race with the elder Romero carrying plenty of racing experience at the facility prior to its expansion in 2007.

2016 PCS Rookie of the Year Matt Wendt of Galt has persevered to run fourth in the championship with sixth place finishes across the board.  2015 PCS Rookie of the Year Cole Moore of Granite Bay used a second place finish on May 20th at Stockton leap into fifth in the standings.  Jack Wood of Loomis leads the 2017 rookie battle and is another driver who ranks Roseville as his home track.  Wood’s cousin Travis Milburn of Eagle, ID and Tracy Bolin of Valley Springs round out the eight drivers that have started every PCS race this year.  Derek Copeland and Danny Malfaftti round out the top-ten.

Mike Hite of Elk Grove has appeared at all three events but had engine woes in practice prevent him from competing at Shasta.  Milburn and Bolin had an incident in the dash at Stockton that relegated them to “start and park” the 100 lap feature.  Both drivers will bring back heavily repaired and improved machines to Roseville.  Milburn has a strong seven career PCS top-fives at the speedway.

Roseville fans will be treated to the returns of Matt Scott, Chris Scribner, and JR Courage among other local favorites expected to compete.  Scott won three consecutive Roseville Late Model championships running from 2010-12 followed by the 2013 Stockton 99 Speedway Late Model title as well.  He has never won a series event at his home track despite seven starts and a best finish of second.  Scribner, a former series winner at Ukiah, has a best Roseville PCS finish of third in nine starts.  Courage was the 2014 PCS Rookie of the Year.

Among drivers attempting their first start on Saturday night will be Sacramento’s Shane Butler as well.

Activities get underway Friday with practice beginning at 3:00 p.m. running until dark. Pit gates will open at 2 p.m.  On Saturday, pit gates will open at 12 p.m. with practices at 2 p.m., grandstand gates at 4 p.m., qualifying at 5 p.m. and racing at 6 p.m.  Adult tickets are just $15 with Children (6-15) $7.00, Seniors (60+) $7.00, and Children under 6 are FREE.  A Family Pass for two Adults and three Kids is just $35.00

For more information on All American Speedway located on the Placer County Fairgrounds, visit www.AllAmericanSpeedway.com

For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com, visit www.PacificChallengeSeries.com or follow them on Facebook or YouTube

The Pacific Challenge Series is presented by: Penney Racing Supply, Penney & Associates, American Racer Tires, Radio Law Talk, 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.

 

2017 Pacific Challenge Series Schedule

March 18th – Madera Speedway (Madera, CA)  Winner: Carlos Vieira

April 15th – All American Speedway (Roseville, CA)  *POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBA*

May 6th – Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA)  Winner: Derek Copeland
May 20th – Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA)  Winner: Jeff Bischofberger

June 17th – All American Speedway (Roseville, CA)

July 1st – Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) Ron Strmiska Memorial

July 29th – Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA)

August 12th – Madera Speedway (Madera, CA)

September 2nd – Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA)

October 14th – All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *2017 Championship Finale* w/ North State Modified Series & NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West)

 

PCS Track Stats – Roseville
(includes 2 non points races)

#75 Jeremy Doss
Starts: 12, Wins: 6, Top-Fives: 10, Top-Tens: 12

#6 Mike Beeler
Starts: 11, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 6, Top-Tens: 10

#18 Travis Milburn:
Starts: 9, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 7, Top-Tens: 7

#27 John Moore
Starts: 9, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 2, Top-Tens: 5

#5 Chris Scribner
Starts: 9, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 3, Top-Tens: 5 – Best Finish 3rd

#05 Eric Schmidt
Starts: 8, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 5, Top-Tens: 6 – Best Finish 2nd

#61 Shannon Mansch
Starts: 7, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 2

#35 Matt Scott
Starts: 7, Top-Fives: 3, Top-Tens: 5, – Best Finish 2nd

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

#20 Cole Moore
Starts 6, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 4, Top-Tens: 4

#8 Jason Romero
Starts: 4, Wins: 4, Top-Fives: 4, Top-Tens: 4