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

 

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

PREVIEW: PCS TRI HOLIDAY SERIES AT STOCKTON BEGINS SATURDAY

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (May 17, 2017) – The Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com will hold its third race of 2017 and the first round of the Tri-Holiday Classic Series on Saturday night at Stockton 99 Speedway.  The historic quarter-mile has been a mainstay in the series and will again host PCS races on, or near, all three major holiday weekends – Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.

This weekend’s race will be a 100 lap contest joined by the track’s fast growing Stockton Late Model division, Bombers, and the Legends of the Pacific.

A second place finish at Shasta and a third place effort at Madera has 2015 PCS champion John Moore of Granite Bay sitting atop the series standings.  Moore won the 2015 July Tri-Holiday race at Stockton and is eager to return to victory lane at a track where he has extensive experience.  Moore has six PCS starts at the speedway including a win and five top-fives.

2014 PCS champion Mike Beeler of Modesto won the 2016 July Tri-Holiday race and the 2015 September Tri-Holiday race.  He has finished in the top-two in the points in all three of his full-time seasons in the PCS and currently ranks second in 2017.  Beeler’s Stockton resume includes nine starts, two wins, five top-fives, and eight top-tens.

Third in the championship standings is Jason Romero of El Dorado Hills.  The four time Roseville winner in 2016 has had a remarkable streak of wins and fast-times in the last two years.  He has set the fast-time or track record at four of the five tracks on the circuit including fast-time in his Stockton debut last September.  Romero recovered from early race spin to finish second in the season opener at Madera and salvaged a top-ten after a flat tire at Shasta.

Galt’s Matt Wendt is fourth in the points standings with the two-time Super Stock Tri-Holiday champion poised for a strong performance on Saturday night at his home track.  Wendt was unable to close out a top-five finish in the three Stockton events last year despite running within the top-five in each race.

Rounding out the top-five in the points is Travis Milburn.  The Eagle, ID driver who graduated from St. Mary’s College won Tri-Holiday #3 last September.  He rebounded from a 12th place run to start the year at Madera by scoring a solid fourth place finish at Shasta.  His rookie teammate and cousin Jack Wood ranks sixth in the standings and also lead the Rookie of the Year battle with Watsonville’s Alexander Mead.

Valley Springs’ Tracy Bolin has been snake-bitten with gremlins this year but has managed seventh in the points with 2015 Rookie of the Year Cole Moore of Granite Bay, Chris Scribner of Loomis, and Madera winner Carlos Vieira rounding out the top-ten.  Engine troubles at Shasta have sunk Mead and Elk Grove’s Mike Hite to 12th and 14th respectively.

JD Motorsports, led by two-time PCS champion Jeremy Doss, intends to make their presence felt at Stockton Saturday night.  Doss is a the three-time Stockton PCS winner while his teammate Jeff Bischofberger has won an SRL event at the quarter-mile.  Fresh off his Shasta Speedway victory, Derek Copeland of Anderson, CA looks to maintain the momentum as he makes his first Late Model start at Stockton.  Hayward’s Danny Malfatti is also expected to return to competition along with long-time Stockton driver Ross Strmiska who has made seven PCS starts at Stockton with four top-tens.

Activities get underway on Friday with practice.  Gates open at noon with cars on the track at 4 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.

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, New date TBA*

 

May 6th – Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA)  Winner: Derek Copeland
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)

 

PCS Track Stats – Stockton

#75 Jeremy Doss
Starts: 9, Wins: 3, Top-Fives: 5, Top-Tens: 6

#6 Mike Beeler
Starts: 9, Wins: 2, Top-Fives: 5, Top-Tens: 8

#70 Mike Hite
Starts: 8, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 4

#90 Ross Strmiska
Starts: 7, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 2, Top-Tens: 4

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

#27 John Moore
Starts: 6, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 5, Top-Tens: 5

#20 Cole Moore
Starts: 6, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 2, Top-Tens: 5

#18 Travis Milburn
Starts: 5, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 2, Top-Tens: 2

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

PREVIEW: PACIFIC CHALLENGE SERIES EYES SHASTA RETURN SATURDAY

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (May 3, 2017) – Drivers from across the western United States will flock to Anderson, CA’s Shasta Speedway, with the Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com coming to town for the “Shasta Spring Shootout 100”.  Saturday’s event will mark the second race for the Super Late Model touring series in 2017.

The series opened March 18th at Madera Speedway where Carlos Vieira scored his first career touring stock car win in the 75 lap contest on the 1/3rd mile.  Now teams will turn their attention to the largest track on the ten race circuit as Shasta boasts a 3/8ths mile oval located on the Shasta District Fairgrounds.

Tracy Bolin of Valley Springs won last year’s Shasta jaunt in a knock out drag out duel with 2012 & 2016 PCS champion Jeremy Doss of Upperlake, CA.  Doss lowered the track record to a blistering 15.449 second lap in time trials on a hot June afternoon as well.  With temperatures forecasted to be as much as 30 degrees cooler this time around, the record may fall even lower.

Bolin led a trio of Shasta first-timers last year with 2016 Rookie of the Year Matt Wendt finishing sixth while 2014 champion and 2015 & 2016 runner up Mike Beeler failing to finish.

Several PCS competitors venturing to Shasta have never raced in a PCS points race at the facility.  Championship contender Jason Romero of Cameron Park finished second at Madera in March and set the Madera track record last August as well.  He hopes to translate that success to the larger speedway this weekend.

Series rookies Alexander Mead of Watsonville, fresh off an eighth place finish at Madera, and Jack Wood of Loomis will both make their maiden Shasta starts.  Series veterans Danny Malfatti and Travis Milburn are also among those expected to make their first PCS Shasta starts.

Both John and Cole Moore made their first PCS Shasta runs last year with 2015 Rookie of the Year Cole Moore coming home third ahead of father John who was scored tenth in the final rundown.

Several Shasta area competitors are planning to join the competition this week including Jason Mitchell, Ryan Peeples, Derek Copeland, and Dana Bowers.  Bowers leads the contingent with three career PCS starts including two top-tens at Shasta in 2013.

Roseville’s Shannon Mansch has one career PCS win coming in April of 2015 at Roseville, but also has a Westcar Late Model Series touring win back in 2006 at Shasta Speedway on her resume.  She parlayed that win into becoming the first female touring Late Model champion ever and looks to extend that legacy with a return to the track this weekend.  Chris Scribner’s lone Shasta touring start yielded a top-five in 2013 as well.

This weekend’s racing will also include local Legends, Bombers, and Hornets for a busy night of action.

An open practice kicks off the weekend on Friday with an open practice.  Pit gates open at noon with practice from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.  The cost is $40 per pit pass.  Saturday will be a $100 entry fee for drivers and their cars, and $40 pit passes for all crew.  Gates open at noon with first practices at 2 p.m. and racing by 7 p.m.  Adult tickets are just $10 with kids 12 and under free!

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 | NEW DATE TBA*

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)

PCS Track Stats – Shasta

#05 Eric Schmidt
Starts: 5, Wins: 4, Top-Fives: 4, Top-Tens: 5

#75 Jeremy Doss
Starts: 4, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 3, Top-Tens: 3

#5 Ryan Peeples
Starts: 4, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 2

#5 Todd Lands
Starts: 3, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 1

#55 Dana Bowers
Starts: 2, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 2

#77 Derek Copeland
Starts: 2, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 1

#39m Jason Mitchell
Starts: 2, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 0

#11 Tracy Bolin
Starts: 1, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 1

#5 Chris Scribner
Starts: 1, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 1

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

#37 JR Courage
Starts: 1, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 1

#1 Matt Wendt
Starts: 1, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 1

#27 John Moore
Starts: 1, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 1

#6 Mike Beeler
Starts: 1, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 0

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

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)

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

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

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*

 

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