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PREVIEW: PCS READY FOR RETURN TO ROSEVILLE ON SATURDAY

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (April 11, 2017) – The Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com visits one its home tracks on Saturday night, when the touring Super Late Model Series invades All American Speedway in Roseville, CA.  Jason Romero will look to increase his winning streak at the track to five, after a perfect 4-0 season at the one-third mile in 2016.  Saturday’s event is the second round of the ten race series.

The racing program will be the start of the 63rd season at the speedway on the Placer County Fairgrounds with Street Stocks, NCMA Sprint Cars, and F4s also scheduled.

Two-time series runner-up and 2014 champion Mike Beeler of Modesto is among the strongest active PCS drivers in Roseville history with ten top-tens in 11 starts and one victory.  Beeler opened 2017 with a fourth place finish in the PCS series opener at Madera Speedway.

As for Romero, he ran second in Madera overcoming an early race spin to take a narrow loss to race winner Carlos Vieira.  Romero, the 2009 Roseville track champion, will have another familiar Roseville area driver to deal with 2015 series champion John Moore of Granite Bay fresh off a third place finish at Madera.  Moore’s son Cole, the 2015 Rookie of the Year, has continued to show speed but is yet to win his first race with the tour.

Tracy Bolin of Valley Springs rounded out the top-five at Madera and is searching for some success at Roseville.  2016 Rookie of the Year Matt Wendt had several solid performances at Roseville last year and will try to close one out on Saturday.

2017 Rookie of the Year contenders Alexander Mead of Watsonville and Jack Wood of Loomis come into Roseville with different backgrounds.  Mead will be making his first track start while Wood has several years of Legends experience at the track under his belt.  Mead was the Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger in his series debut at Madera.

JR Courage, the 2014 Rookie of the Year, counts All American Speedway as one of his home tracks with both his father and brother hoisting track championships in the past.  Saturday is expected to be Courage’s first start of the 2017 season.

Folsom’s Hunter Corbitt only 2016 start came last May at Stockton 99 Speedway and it ended with a grinding crash on the final lap.  Corbitt had a strong 2015 season with eight starts including finishes of third and eighth at Roseville and a win at Ukiah and his return to the series on Saturday adds to the strength at the top end of the grid.

Elk Grove’s Mike Hite has nearly ten starts at Roseville with a best career finish of seventh, while Hayward’s Danny Malfatti showed increased speed at Madera after many off season changes.  Both Travis Milburn and Chris Scribner are aiming for returns to action after mechanical woes at Madera.  Milburn has seven top-fives in nine Roseville starts while Scribner has a best career finish of third.  April 2015 PCS Roseville winner Shannon Mansch is a former touring Late Model champion in the Westcar Series who is always a factor at her home track 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 1 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, 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

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

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

May 6th – Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA)
May 20th – Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA)

June 17th – All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) w/ North State Modified Series

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

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2017 PACIFIC CHALLENGE SERIES BEGINS SATURDAY AT MADERA

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (March 14, 2017) – The Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com will make its fourth ever appearance the fast one-third mile asphalt oval in Madera, CA when the Super Late Model series begins its 2017 season at Madera Speedway on Saturday night.  Saturday’s 75 lap Madera event will begin a journey of ten races across five race tracks for California’s premier short track touring series.

With 2012 & 2016 champion Jeremy Doss not returning to defend his championship, 2017 appears to be one of the most wide-open and competitive fields in recent history.  A variety of veterans and rookies will take on the series this season.  A new points system with five bonus points awarded for each start and no throwaways will reward the full-time competitors in the tour as they travel across the state.

Mike Beeler of Modesto has been a mainstay of the series with perfect attendance the last three years to win the championship in 2014 before a pair of runner-up championship finishes.  He will aim to turn that trend around starting this weekend.  Perhaps the most highly anticipated driver on the tour will be Jason Romero of Cameron Park.  Romero swept all four All American Speedway PCS races in 2016 after winning the track’s 2009 Late Model championship.  He earned a new track record in his first ever Madera start last August with a 14.126 second lap but a spin early in the feature cost him a shot at victory.

2016 PCS Rookie of the Year Matt Wendt returns to the series for his sophomore campaign, as does 2015 PCS Rookie of the Year Cole Moore and 2014 PCS Rookie of the Year JR Courage.  All three are searching for their first career series victories.  All three have also led several laps in their careers while searching for the elusive victory.  Cole’s father John Moore won the 2015 PCS championship and will hope to turn around his fortunes after a frustrating 2016 campaign where he ended the year ninth in the standings.

Valley Springs’ Tracy Bolin set the track record at Madera in last March’s race, before the mark was lowered in August by Romero.  Bolin appeared snake bitten with a litany of bad luck but broke through for his first series victory last June at Shasta Speedway in Anderson, CA.

A new two-car family effort will debut on Saturday night with series veteran Travis Milburn of Eagle, ID joining his cousin Jack Wood in cars #18 and #19.  Milburn won the September Tri-Holiday #3 at Stockton last year.  Jack is a Legends graduate whose father John has been involved in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West as both an owner and a driver for several years.

Carlos Vieira will make his first career series start on Saturday night.  He is a veteran of several series in California including the SRL, NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West, and local NASCAR Whelen All-American Series races.  The popular driver ran sixth with the SRL series last July at Madera.

Another new face for 2017 will be Watsonville’s Alexander Mead.  Mead began his career on dirt in Micro Sprints and IMCA Sport Mods before joining Madera Speedway’s Late Model ranks in 2015.  He finished fifth in the Madera Late Model points last year.

Other drivers attempting to compete on Saturday include Hayward’s Danny Malfatti, Elk Grove’s Mike Hite, Fresno’s Justin Westmoreland, and Fortuna’s Leonard Ward.

This weekend’s racing includes season openers for the Western Winged Super Sprints, Legends of the Pacific, the reboot of the Super Hobby Stock Series for 50 laps, USAC HPD Midgets, and F4s.  Cody Gerhardt will be looking to defend his series championship in the Winged Sprints this weekend!

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 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Qualifying will follow with heats and dashes at 5:15 p.m.  Opening ceremonies and the main events begin at 6:00 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 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, 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)

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

May 6th – Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA)

May 20th – Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA)

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)

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PREVIEW: PENULTIMATE ROUND OF 2016 PCS CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY AT ROSEVILLE

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (September 20, 2016) – The 11th and penultimate race of the 2016 Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com hits the track Saturday at Roseville’s All American Speedway.  Saturday’s races are the third and final points race of the year at the one-third mile asphalt oval, where Cameron Park’s Jason Romero has swept both features this year.  North State Modifieds and the inaugural Street Stock and Bomber stampede for $800 to win will encompass the “Fall Classic” program.

Saturday’s races kick off three PCS events in four weeks, with Saturday’s Roseville race and the October 1st Ukiah event to wrap up the championship followed by the 3rd Annual October Classic 100 non-points race on October 15th.

“I love Roseville.  Roseville’s a great track with a lot of racing room,” Romero said.  “A lot of good clean hard fast racing.  You can run side-by-side a lot.  It is one of the best places to go for good short track racing.”

The championship picture for PCS came into focus after Tri Holiday Classic #3 on September 3rd, where Eagle, ID’s Travis Milburn scored a $2500 victory in a close win over Manteca’s Jacob Gomes.  Points leader Jeremy Doss, the 2012 champion out of Upperlake, CA, suffered a slight misstep with a seventh place finish but was one better than 2014 champion Mike Beeler of Modesto, CA in a critical battle for the championship.

With the series championship taking into account the best nine finishes, and Doss accumulating eight top-fives including six top-twos, he is closing in on putting the championship away.  Beeler, also with two wins this season, needs a “home run ball” over the last two races to have any chance at the championship.  With drop races factored in, Doss currently enjoys a 14 point advantage over Beeler.

Tracy’s Jeff Bischofberger and Manteca’s JR Courage are in the midst of a great battle for third in the points.  Courage leads Bischofberger by 34 points on total points earned but Bischofberger holds third by only four markers after drops.  Bischofberger finished sixth in the Stockton event.  Granite Bay’s Cole Moore has leapt all the way to fifth in the points after drops despite a partial schedule.  Despite only seven starts, a strong fourth place effort at Stockton has him squarely in contention for a top-five in the points.

“The track at Roseville is very meaningful for me.  My brother’s memorial is there for one,” Moore said.  “It is a really good track for racing.  You can run the inside and the outside.  It is super fun and I’m excited to get back there.”

Rookie Matt Wendt will be the top contender with Moore for fifth in the standings, and after a strong start to the year is looking for his first top-five since the last Roseville event in June.  Granite Bay’s John Moore is also in the mix for fifth overall after third and fifth place finishes in his last two PCS starts.

The momentum from Valley Springs’ Tracy Bolin’s third place finish at Madera was nullified with a crash at Stockton.  The incident came when race leader Jason Romero was spun by Ross Strmiska, with Bolin having nowhere to go as he made hard contact with Romero.  Both drivers hope to recover strong at Roseville.  Romero has been one of the biggest instant successes in PCS with fast-time awards at both Stockton and Madera along with sweeping both Roseville races.

Elk Grove’s Mike Hite, Manteca’s Jacob Gomes, Hayward’s Danny Malfatti, Milburn, and Loomis’ Chris Scribner are among those dueling for the final positions in the top-ten in the standings.  Scribner has eight career Roseville PCS starts but is still looking for his first series win at the venue.

Activities get underway Friday with practice beginning at 3:30 p.m.  Pit gates will open at 2 p.m.  On Saturday, pit gates will open at 1 p.m. with practices at 2 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, 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*  Winner: Travis Milburn

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: 10, Wins: 6, Top-Fives: 8, Top-Tens: 10

#6 Mike Beeler

Starts: 9, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 6, Top-Tens: 8

#5 Chris Scribner

Starts: 8, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 3, Top-Tens: 4 – Best Finish 3rd

#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

#27 John Moore

Starts: 7, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 2, Top-Tens: 4

#61 Shannon Mansch

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

#35 Matt Scott

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

#37 JR Courage

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

#20 Cole Moore

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

#8 Jason Romero

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

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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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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*

 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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PREVIEW: STOCKTON 99 SPEEDWAY UP NEXT FOR PACIFIC CHALLENGE SERIES

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (May 24, 2016) – The Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com will make their first trip to Stockton 99 Speedway of the season, with round four of the Super Late Model championship on tap Saturday night.  Saturday’s races are the first of the three round Tri-Holiday Series at Stockton commemorating Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day weekends.

The historic Stockton 99 Speedway quarter-mile is embarking on its 68th season of racing action and is under the tutelage of Tony & Carol Noceti.  A full night of racing action is on tap with Legends of the Pacific, the revitalized Stockton Late Models, and Bombers joining the evening’s card.

Jeremy Doss scored his PCS-leading 17th career feature win by claiming the Mother’s Day race at Ukiah Speedway two weeks ago.  The Upperlake, CA driver leads his JD Motorsports teammate Jeff Bischofberger by just two points in the series standings.  Doss is hoping to ride the momentum into Stockton where he has three wins but also three finishes outside the top-ten in his PCS career at the facility.

Bischofberger on the other hand scored his first career Super Late Model win at Stockton when he won a SRL Southwest Tour race there last season.  Saturday will be Bischofberger’s maiden PCS race at the facility.

An average finish of 5.3 has propelled Loomis’ Chris Scribner to third in the championship standings.  He has only two previous PCS starts at Stockton with one top-ten finish.

2014 series champion Mike Beeler of Modesto is fourth in the current rundown and has had some great success at Stockton.  Beeler’s Late Model career was focused on the weekly racing at Stockton before he advanced to PCS.  Beeler won last year’s third round of the Tri-Holiday Series and has a total of five top-tens in six career series starts.

Hayward’s Danny Malfatti rounds out the top-five in the standings with three consecutive top-ten finishes to start out the season.  Valley Springs’ Tracy Bolin returns to his home track from the sixth position in the standings ahead of Upperlake’s Jimmy Stillman in seventh.  Bolin set the track record at the Madera season opener.  His bad luck this year included a broken rear end at Ukiah that his team was able to overcome en route to a season-best fourth place finish.

2015 series champion John Moore of Granite Bay also won the 2015 Tri-Holiday three race championship and sits eighth in the standings after failing to take the green flag at Ukiah.  Moore won the July Tri-Holiday event last year.  Canadian Darrell Midgley and Manteca’s JR Courage round out the top-ten.

Drivers with plenty of local track experience are expected at Stockton including 2015 SRL Southwest Tour champion Jacob Gomes of Manteca.  Gomes won the season opener at Madera and also has a win with PCS at Stockton in his record books.  Matthew Wendt has shown a lot of speed in his two PCS starts this year and hopes to translate that to success at his home track.  The Lodi driver won 11 of his last 14 Super Stock starts over the past two seasons at the speedway.

Mike Hite, Travis Milburn, Kyle Gottula, Justin Philpott, and Larry Tankersley are among other drivers expected to return to PCS action with Saturday’s race at Stockton.

Saturday’s Legends of the Pacific race is the fourth time so far in 2016 that Legends have raced with the Pacific Challenge Series.  Cameron Austin has had the most success with three second place finishes with two wins for Robby Czub and one for Luis Tyrrell.

Racing activities get underway Friday night with practice from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.  Pit gates open at 3 p.m. and pricing is $40 per person with no car fee.  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.  Pit passes are $45 on Saturday.  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*

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 – Stockton

(active drivers in 2016)

#75 Jeremy Doss

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

#6 Mike Beeler

Starts: 6, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 3, Top-Tens: 5

#70 Mike Hite

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

#34 Austin Gant

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

#90 Ross Strmiska

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

#37 JR Courage

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

#27 John Moore

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

#16 Jacob Gomes

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

#20 Cole Moore

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

#33 Don Swartz

Starts: 3, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 2