RECAP: Round #6 | Ukiah Speedway

HEDRICK BECOMES SIXTH DIFFERENT PCS WINNER OF 2017

UKIAH, CALIFORNIA (July 29, 2017) – Reno’s Randy Hedrick became the sixth different winner in as many races as he scored the victory in Saturday night’s 75 lapper at Ukiah Speedway for the Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com  The 2017 series has competed at five different race tracks with no clear cut favorite as the championship has just three races remaining.

Hedrick’s win came in large part due to late race theatrics involving the lead cars on the tight quarter-mile bullring at the Redwood Empire Fairgrounds.  Hedrick assumed the lead on lap 64 and held off a charge from points leader and 2015 champion John Moore of Granite Bay, CA for the win.  Not only was Hedrick the sixth different winner but he was the fifth first-time series winner with John Moore’s July win at Stockton the only win this year by a driver with a victory under his belt.

Cole Moore set the Sunoco Fuels Fast Time with a 12.575 second lap and followed that up with the American Racer Tire Dash win for a set tires to earn the pole for the feature.  Moore paced Modesto’s Mike Beeler, the 2014 series champion, throughout a strong 56 lap green flag run that saw the duo stretch out a nearly half lap lead on third place Matt Wendt of Galt.  Grass Valley’s Austin Gant drifted back to fifth under the run after running as high as third.

The caution flew for John Dalerio stalling his Dodge while trying to exit the speedway.  Moore was overhauled by Beeler on the restart and eventually dropped to sixth with a tire going down.  A caution on lap 63 allowed Moore to pit and rejoin the race.  The ensuing attempts at a restart proved to be the boiling point as John Moore and Beeler failed for a successful restart twice and were subsequently put back to the second row by series officials.

Hedrick and Wendt assumed the front row with Hedrick taking over the lead and Beeler snaking into second.  Beeler closed within .327 seconds of Hedrick at the stripe with Wendt third ahead of John Moore and Myles Anderson.  Gant finished sixth with Cole Moore one lap in arrears in seventh.

The championship fight now sees John Moore leading Mike Beeler by ten markers with Cole Moore’s hopes fading to a 30 point deficit.  Matt Wendt and eighth-finishing Jack Wood round out the top-five.  Wood continues to be the leading rookie in the series for 2017 as well.

The Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com continues August 12th with their second visit of the year to the fast-paced Madera Speedway in Madera, CA.

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  Winner: John Moore

July 29th – Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA)  Winner: Randy Hedrick

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 6: Ukiah Speedway results

Finish Car Driver Hometown Sponsors
1 29 Randy Hedrick Reno, NV Sierra Speed
2 6 Mike Beeler Modesto, CA Beeler Industries
3 1 Matthew Wendt Lodi, CA Cali Style Customs
4 27 John Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Environmental
5 28 Myles Anderson Fort Bragg, CA Anderson Logging
6 75 Austin Gant Grass Valley, CA Empire Steel Buildings
7 20m Cole Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Racing
8 18 Jack Wood Loomis, CA Velocity Racing
9 5 Chris Scribner Loomis, CA Quick Quack Car Wash/Scribner Plastics
10 14 John Dalerio Redwood Valley, CA Premier Auto Body Repair
11 37 Sierra Furia Kelseyville, CA Furia Construction

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #20 Cole Moore 12.575

American Racer Dash (Set of Tires): #20 Cole Moore

Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #28 Myles Anderson

Lap leaders: 20 Cole Moore 1-56, 6 Mike Beeler 57-63, 29 Randy Hedrick 64-75

 

PREVIEW: LONE UKIAH APPEARANCE ON DECK FOR PACIFIC CHALLENGE SERIES

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (July 26, 2017) – The tight battle at the top of the 2017 Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com continues with a trip to the series’ tightest facility, as the Super Late Model drivers take to the quarter-mile Ukiah Speedway this Saturday.  2015 PCS champion John Moore leads 2014 PCS champion Mike Beeler and 2015 Rookie of the Year Cole Moore into Saturday’s main event.

PCS racing in 2017 has been wide-open with no repeat race winners through the first five races.  Four of the five winners – Carlos Vieira, Derek Copeland, Jeff Bischofberger, and Cole Moore – were first-time PCS winners before John Moore grabbed the Ron Strmiska Memorial on July 1st at Stockton.

The elder Moore ran all three Ukiah events in 2015 and ran fifth, third, and fourth.  His son Cole has only one top-five in three starts but it was a strong second place finish in October 2015.  The Moores have battled extensively on track this year including down to the wire in the Stockton race four weeks ago.  John Moore’s fifth place finish in the May race at Stockton is his low point of a near perfect season while Cole Moore has finished in the top-two in three consecutive races.

Mike Beeler has finished in the top-two of the points for three consecutive seasons and is on-track for his fourth consecutive top-two from the second spot currently.  Beeler has been a model of consistency with three fourth place finishes and a second place finish so far.  His Ukiah resume includes a win last year and six top-fives in his eight starts.

Jason Romero’s championship contending season has slipped slightly to the fourth position in the standings but still well within striking range.  The four-time All American Speedway PCS winner in 2016 has not reached victory lane yet in 2017 but ran second to start the year at Madera and third at the May Stockton race.  The 2009 All American Speedway track champion has never run a PCS race at Ukiah.

Rounding out the top-five is 2016 Rookie of the Year Matt Wendt of Galt, who has finished sixth three times this year along with a seventh place effort in the Strmiska Memorial.  Wendt will pilot a JD Motorsports entry campaigned by Jeremy and Mike Doss.  Jeremy Doss, the 2012 & 2016 series champion, won the PCS season finale at Ukiah last year.

Jack Wood leads the rookie standings out of the sixth position in the points and will try to better his career-best sixth place effort from the Strmiska Memorial.  He leads his cousin Travis Milburn of Eagle, ID by ten points with Valley Springs’ Tracy Bolin in eighth.  Elk Grove’s Mike Hite is the other competitor who has appeared at all five races, but a slew of mechanical problems has relegated him to tenth in the points although he is tied with ninth place Doss in the standings.

1th place in the standings is Chris Scribner of Loomis who has run in the top-three on three occasions at Ukiah including a victory in May of 2014.  Other series regulars such as JR Courage and Danny Malfatti have also recorded their series-best performances at the quarter-mile with Courage running second last July after leading the first 48 laps while Malfatti ran fourth last October.

Several regional drivers are expected to compete along with the return of Austin Gant to series competition after taking 2016 off.  A strong field will treat the fans to a great night of action that also includes the fast-growing Limited Modifieds, Bombers, Pro 4 Modifieds, and Drifting.

Activities get underway on Friday with practice.  Pit gates open at 10 a.m. on Saturday with practices to follow and qualifying at 5 p.m.

Grandstand tickets are $12 for Adults 16+, while Kids 6-11 and first responders are $6.  Seniors and Students are $9.  Kids 5 and under are free.  A family pack for 2 Adults and Kids is $30.

Ukiah Speedway is located at the Redwood Empire Fairgrounds.  For more information visit www.UkiahSpeedway.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)  *Cancelled due to rain*

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  Winner: John Moore

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 – Ukiah

#39 Jimmy Stillman

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

#75 Jeremy Doss

Starts: 8, Wins: 6, Top-Fives: 8, Top-Tens: 8

#6 Mike Beeler

Starts: 8, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 6, Top-Tens: 8

#5 Chris Scribner

Starts: 5, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 3, Top-Tens: 4

#70 Mike Hite

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

#37 JR Courage

Starts: 6, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 3, Top-Tens: 4

#1 Matthew Wendt

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

#20 Cole Moore

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

#27 John Moore

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

#55 Danny Malfatti

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

#18 Travis Milburn

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

#11J Tracy Bolin

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

Recap: Round #5 | Stockton 99 Speedway

JOHN MOORE EXTENDS PCS POINTS LEAD WITH RON STRMISKA MEMORIAL WIN

STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA (July 1, 2017) – The Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com entertained a strong crowd at Stockton 99 Speedway on Saturday, with 2015 series champion John Moore of Granite Bay extending his 2017 points lead with the Ron Strmiska Memorial 125 victory.  Moore led the final 42 laps of the feature at the historic quarter-mile oval as the fifth different leader of the race.

Moore’s son Cole Moore led qualifying with a 13.142 second lap but it was former Roseville champions Matt Scott and Jason Romero drawing the front row for the American Racer Tire Dash for a set of tires.  Scott won the dash which earned him the pole position alongside Tracy Bolin of Valley Springs.  Bolin took the lead from the get go and led the first 21 laps of the feature.  2016 PCS Rookie of the Year Matt Wendt of Galt went around in turn two for the first caution of the race.  Scott capitalized to take over the lead on lap 22 before the next incident on lap 37 that involved second and third generation drivers Colby Potts and Ross Strmiska.  Bolin captured the lead back from Scott on the ensuing restart with Doss, Cole Moore, and Romero also working their way past Scott.  Romero cleared Scott on lap 52.

A more significant incident on lap 72 saw both Ross Strmiska and JR Courage into the turn four wall to end their evenings, and Scott retired to the pits with a broken valve to end his night under that caution.  Johnathan Hale spun one lap after the restart as two-time champion Jeremy Doss led the 72nd lap of the race.  Cole Moore wrestled the lead away from Doss with Doss falling backwards with a flat tire that forced a lap 81 caution flag.

Bolin restarted second but fell backwards quickly as well to force another yellow flag before he headed to the pits for a possible flat tire.  Cole Moore led his father John and SRL champion Jacob Gomes as the race resumed on lap 82 with John able to snatch the top spot away at the conclusion of lap 83.  Four-time PCS race winner Jason Romero hit the turn four wall on lap 105 to end his night early as well.

After a delay to clean up fluid on the track, John Moore took off for the victory with Cole Moore, Doss, Travis Milburn, and Bolin rounding out the top-five.  Second in points Mike Beeler of Modesto finished eighth while Johnathan Hale’s drive from 16th to ninth earned him the Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger.

The Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com continues July 29th at Ukiah Speedway in Ukiah, CA

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  Winner: John Moore

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 5: Stockton 99 Speedway results

Finish Car Driver Hometown Sponsors
1 27 John Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Environmental
2 20 Cole Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Racing
3 75 Jeremy Doss Upperlake, CA S&S Sports Enterprises
4 19 Travis Milburn Eagle, ID Neu Energy
5 11j Tracy Bolin Valley Springs, CA Bolin Builders
6 18 Jack Wood  Loomis, CA Velocity Racing
7 1 Matthew Wendt Galt, CA Cali Style Customs
8 6 Mike Beeler Modesto, CA Beeler Industries
9 15 Johnathan Hale Rio Linda, CA
10 8 Jason Romero Cameron Park, CA  Folsom Lake Asphalt
11 12 Colby Potts Tempe, AZ Nascimento Motorsports
12 35 Matt Scott Pine Grove, CA Kamps Propane
13 90 Ross Strmiska Manteca, CA Mainline Equipment
14 37 JR Courage Manteca, CA The Chicken Barn
15 16 Jacob Gomes  Manteca, CA Sunny Valley Smoked Meats
16 50 Justin Philpott Tracy, CA Philpott’s Garage
17 7 Michael Sandoval Ripon, CA

 

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #20 Cole Moore 13.195

American Racer Dash (Set of Tires): #35 Matt Scott

Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #15 Johnathan Hale from 16th to 9th

Lap leaders: 11J Tracy Bolin 1-21, 35 Matt Scott 22-39, Bolin 40-71, 75 Jeremy Doss 72, 20 Cole Moore 73-82, 27 John Moore 83-125

Results: Round #5 | Stockton 99 Speedway

Pacific Challenge Series Round 5: Stockton 99 Speedway results

Finish Car Driver Hometown Sponsors
1 27 John Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Environmental
2 20 Cole Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Racing
3 75 Jeremy Doss Upperlake, CA S&S Sports Enterprises
4 19 Travis Milburn Eagle, ID Neu Energy
5 11j Tracy Bolin Valley Springs, CA Bolin Builders
6 18 Jack Wood  Loomis, CA Velocity Racing
7 1 Matthew Wendt Galt, CA Cali Style Customs
8 6 Mike Beeler Modesto, CA Beeler Industries
9 15 Johnathan Hale Rio Linda, CA
10 8 Jason Romero Cameron Park, CA  Folsom Lake Asphalt
11 12 Colby Potts Tempe, AZ Nascimento Motorsports
12 35 Matt Scott Pine Grove, CA Kamps Propane
13 90 Ross Strmiska Manteca, CA Mainline Equipment
14 37 JR Courage Manteca, CA The Chicken Barn
15 16 Jacob Gomes  Manteca, CA Sunny Valley Smoked Meats
16 50 Justin Philpott Tracy, CA Philpott’s Garage
17 7 Michael Sandoval Ripon, CA

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #20 Cole Moore 13.195

American Racer Dash (Set of Tires): #35 Matt Scott

Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #15 Johnathan Hale from 16th to 9th

Lap leaders: 11J Tracy Bolin 1-21, 35 Matt Scott 22-39, Bolin 40-72, 20 Cole Moore 73-82, 27 John Moore 83-125