MATT WENDT RAISES PCS TO EIGHTH WINNER IN EIGHT RACES

STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA (September 2, 2017) – 2016 Pacific Challenge Series Rookie of the Year Matt Wendt became the eighth different winner in eight races this year as claimed the victory on Saturday night at Stockton 99 Speedway.  Wendt motored past Mike Beeler with three laps to go to become the sixth “first-time” PCS winner of the season as well.
The PenneyLawyers.com sponsored action for the 100 lap Tri-Holiday #3 had all the twists and turns deserving of the red hot evening, where temperatures soared near 110 degrees during practice and qualifying.  Temperatures were not much lower at race time either on the historic quarter-mile paved oval.
Granite Bay’s Cole Moore won the Sunoco Fuels fast-time for the fourth time in the last five races, but started eighth in the American Racer Tire Dash after a full invert.  Front row starters Travis Milburn and Greg Potts finished 1-2 in the dash with Milburn earning $500 cash and the pole for the main event.
Milburn jumped out ahead of Potts at the initial start of the main event and led the opening lap.  The caution flew going into turn one when former Stockton track champion Matt Scott spun with contact from Tracy Bolin.  Tim Sprugeon’s 2017 PCS debut went up in smoke as he left oil around the track after suffering damage in the melee.  A 20 minute red flag challenged both drivers and their cars, but Milburn managed to maintain the lead on the next restart.
Third-generation Stockton driver Ross Strmiska stopped in turn four with a flat tire for the next yellow on lap seven.  2014 PCS champion Mike Beeler seized the opportunity to race side-by-side with Milburn and take the lead on lap nine.  Cole Moore followed suit as he shot from fourth to second on the outside on lap 11.  The leaders encountered lapped traffic by lap 23 while behind them, Strmiska was tearing through the pack.  He made his way near the front of the second pack behind the top four leaders.  Greg Potts fell backwards until he retired to the pits with brake issues.  The next caution did not fall until lap 43 when his son Colby Potts had a tire go down.
Fourth running Wendt used the restart to get around Milburn for third.  The lead trio of Beeler, Moore, and Wendt would anchor the field the rest of the way while Strmiska found himself up to fourth.  Matt Scott continued to comeback from the lap one spin, using nice inside passes to overhaul John Moore for fifth on lap 62 and then work on Strmiska on lap 68.  Meanwhile, Wendt began to show his nose to Cole Moore for second.
Strmiska’s night began to go the other direction as he fell back to the eighth spot by lap 81.
The lead trio remained nose to tail the entire second half of the event.  Wendt managed to clear Cole Moore for second finally on lap 84 and he immediately challenged Beeler.  Wendt had a strong run up the inside in turn four on lap 89, but he went sideways which allowed Moore to roar past him on the outside for second.
Wendt dove inside Moore several times and cleared him on lap 97 then jumped inside Beeler the following lap and leapt past him for the lead as the field completed lap 98.  The remarkable pass gave him the momentum to pull away to a thrilling .905 second victory at his home race track.  Beeler was forced to settle for second after leading 90 laps with Cole Moore third ahead of Scott and Milburn.  Beeler’s second place finish scored him a ten point gain on John Moore who finished seventh.  That brings the difference to just two points with two races remaining in the series.
The Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com continues September 16th at All American Speedway in Roseville, CA for the ninth round of the 10 race Super Late Model series.
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
May 6th – Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA)  Winner: Derek Copeland
May 20th – Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA)  Winner: Jeff Bischofberger
June 17th – All American Speedway (Roseville, CA)  Winner: Cole Moore
July 1st – Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) Ron Strmiska Memorial  Winner: John Moore
July 29th – Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA)  Winner: Randy Hedrick
August 12th – Madera Speedway (Madera, CA)  Winner: Jacob Gomes
September 2nd – Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA)  Winner: Matt Wendt
September 16th – All American Speedway (Roseville, CA)
October 14th – All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *2017 Championship Finale* w/ North State Modified Series & NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West)

Pacific Challenge Series Round 8: Stockton 99 Speedway results

Finish Car Driver Hometown Sponsors
1 1 Matthew Wendt Galt, CA Cali Style Customs
2 6 Mike Beeler Modesto, CA Beeler Industries
3 20m Cole Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Racing
4 35 Matt Scott Pine Grove, CA Kamps Propane
5 19 Travis Milburn Eagle, ID Neu Energy
6 12 Colby Potts Tempe, AZ Nascimento Motorsports
7 27 John Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Environmental
8 90 Ross Strmiska Manteca, CA Nut Up/Mainline Equipment
9 18 Jack Wood  Loomis, CA Velocity Racing
10 11j Tracy Bolin Valley Springs, CA Bolin Builders
11 70 Mike Hite Elk Grove, CA Storage for Less
12 22 Greg Kamper Ripon, CA Kamper Fabrication, Inc.
13 12p Greg Potts Stockton, CA Nascimento Motorsports
14 7 Michael Sandoval Ripon, CA Sandoval Farms
15 86 Tim Spurgeon Danville, CA Kleen Blast
16 50 Justin Philpott Tracy, CA Philpott’s Garage

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #20 Cole Moore 13.556

American Racer Dash ($500): #19 Travis Milburn

Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #1 Matt Wendt

Lap leaders: #19 Travis Milburn 1-8, #6 Mike Beeler 9-97, #1 Matt Wendt 98-100

RECAP: Round #7 | Madera Speedway

JACOB GOMES GETS SECOND CAREER PCS VICTORY AT MADERA

MADERA, CALIFORNIA (August 12, 2017) – Manteca’s Jacob Gomes led twice, including the final 22 laps, en route to his second career PCS victory to win the series’ 100 lap feature on Saturday night at Madera Speedway.   Gomes topped a field of 19 Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com Super Late Models in the seventh round of 2017.

Gomes’ victory makes him the seventh different winner in a series that has had no repeat winners this year.

The “fastest one-third mile in the west” lived up to its billing in Sunoco Fuels-sponsored time trials, when five drivers broke the track record set last August by Jason Romero.  Despite sizzling temperatures, March PCS Madera winner Carlos Vieira clicked off a 13.999 second lap.  The Livingston, CA driver followed that by winning the American Tire Dash that paid a set of tires and the pole for the feature.

The initial attempt at a start proved difficult when the outside line stopped coming to the green flag.  The ensuing melee saw the outside of rows seven, eight, and nine – Justin Westmoreland, Mike Hite, and Alexander Mead – all suffer significant damage.  Both Westmoreland and Hite made attempts to continue on in the race but the trio only completed 38 laps total.

Once things got going it was outside pole sitter Gomes taking advantage of the preferred line to take the lead from Vieira.  Incoming third in points Cole Moore challenged Vieira inside on several occasions before Vieira drove away with second place.  The top three enjoyed a solid lead on the pack while third-generation driver Ross Strmiska led a second pack using primarily the outside line to anchor fourth.  Fourth fastest qualifier Jack Wood of Loomis overcame his fourth row starting position as he took over seventh from 2014 champion Mike Beeler of Modesto on lap 21.

Lapped traffic entered the fray on lap 27 and Wood worked his way past 2016 Rookie of the Year Matt Wendt of Galt for sixth.  Strmiska retired from the race on lap 40 with mechanical gremlins and his departure from the track sparked some wild three wide maneuvering through the infield to avoid.

Gomes found the traffic challenging just past halfway when he attempted to get past Eric Nascimento, Jr., 16, who was making his series debut.  Vieira climbed up to Gomes on lap 58 and they went three-wide in traffic but Gomes managed to maintain the lead.  They went side-by-side again on laps 61 and 62 but Gomes rolled the top to his advantage.  Vieira continued the pressure with Cole Moore entering the picture from third in a nose-to-tail affair.  Vieira finally cleared Gomes for the lead position on lap 71.

The traffic did not relent and Vieira tagged the wall attempting to lap points leader John Moore just a few laps later.  On lap 78, Vieira went up in smoke in turn three with his night over with damage from the impact.  That lap 78 caution was the first caution since the initial attempt at a start making for a grueling green flag run.

Gomes picked the outside of Cole Moore for a restart the saw Gomes, Moore, and Tracy Bolin go three-wide briefly.  The caution flew on the next lap when Wood and John Moore spun in turn two.  The top-three took off from fourth place Wendt at the next restart and Wendt spent several laps side-by-side with lapped car Michael Sandoval.  Behind them, Nascimento was challenged by John Moore until Jack Wood jumped inside for an attempt at going three-wide into turn three.  Wood and Moore collided sending Moore for a spin and both cars to the rear.

The following restart saw Gomes, Cole Moore, and Bolin again go after it with Bolin and Cole Moore making contact coming out of turn two.  Bolin slid down the backstretch sideways at near full throttle before backing hard into the turn three wall.  Bolin was able to climb from his car uninjured despite sparking a significant fire.

After a lengthy clean up, Cole Moore found himself again in the eye of the storm on the next green flag.  Moore and Wendt tangled in a three-wide battle in turn three that sent Wendt into Moore’s drivers-side door.  Wendt’s evening was over on the hook while Moore had to make several stops for repairs before continuing.

The final caution of the evening came on lap 96 when Wood and Ukiah’s John Dalerio collided battling for a possible top-five finish.  Both had to restart at the rear yet again.

Gomes lined up outside Eagle, ID’s Travis Milburn for a four lap shootout to the finish and quickly took off in his red #16.  Both John Moore – who had been spun around just eight laps earlier – and Beeler managed to pass Milburn in the closing stages.  At the checkered flag it was Jacob Gomes with his second career PCS victory ahead of John Moore, Mike Beeler, Travis Milburn, and Eric Nascimento, Jr.  Austin Gant scored his second consecutive sixth place finish while Austin Herzog, 15,  overcame several mechanical issues to finish seventh in his series debut to go with Nascimento’s top-five in his series debut.

The Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com continues September 2nd with round #8 as part of the third Tri-Holiday Classic at Stockton 99 Speedway.  John Moore will bring a 12 point advantage on Mike Beeler into the event.

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)  *RAINED OUT*

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

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

July 1st – Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) Ron Strmiska Memorial  Winner: John Moore

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

August 12th – Madera Speedway (Madera, CA)  Winner: Jacob Gomes

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

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

Pacific Challenge Series Round 7: Madera Speedway results

Finish Car Driver Hometown Sponsors
1 16 Jacob Gomes  Manteca, CA Sunny Valley Smoked Meats
2 27 John Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Environmental
3 6 Mike Beeler Modesto, CA Beeler Industries
4 19 Travis Milburn Eagle, ID Neu Energy
5 21 Eric Nascimento Manteca, CA Nascimento Motorsports
6 75 Austin Gant Grass Valley, CA Empire Steel Buildings
7 11H Austin Herzog Clovis, CA Richard Herzog Construction
8 14 John Dalerio Redwood Valley, CA Premier Auto Body Repair
9 7 Michael Sandoval Manteca, CA Sandoval & Son
10 18 Jack Wood Loomis, CA Velocity Racing
11 20 Cole Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Racing
12 11J Tracy Bolin Valley Springs, CA Bolin Builders
13 1 Matt Wendt Galt, CA Cali Style Customs
14 51 Carlos Vieira Livingston, CA 51FIFTY Energy Drink
15 35 Matt Scott Pine Grove, CA Kamps Propane
16 90 Ross Strmiska Manteca, CA Nut Up Industries
17 70 Mike Hite Elk Grove, CA Storage for Less
18 9 Justin Westmoreland Fresno, CA George’s Auto Supply
19 32 Alexander Mead Watsonville, CA Jeff Mead Firewood

 

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #51 Carlos Vieira 13.999 * NEW TRACK RECORD*

American Racer Dash (Set of Tires): #51 Carlos Vieira

Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #7 Michael Sandoval

Lap leaders: #16 Jacob Gomes 1-70, #51 Carlos Vieira 71-78, #16 Jacob Gomes 79-100

RECAP: Round #6 | Ukiah Speedway

HEDRICK BECOMES SIXTH DIFFERENT PCS WINNER OF 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Pacific Challenge Series is presented by: Penney Racing Supply, Penney & Associates, American Racer Tires, Radio Law Talk, Compact-It, Northwest Compactors, Naake Suspension, Sunoco Fuels, Five Star Bodies, BrakeOMeter, Lefthander Chassis, ARP Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Bassett Wheels, Frank’s Radio, WrapStar Pro, and Blakesley Sports Media. All PCS Super Late Models race ABC Bodies or Muscle Car bodies on American Racer Tires with Sunoco Racing Fuel.

2017 Pacific Challenge Series Schedule

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

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

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

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

July 1st – Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) Ron Strmiska Memorial  Winner: John Moore

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

August 12th – Madera Speedway (Madera, CA)

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

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

 

Pacific Challenge Series Round 6: Ukiah Speedway results

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

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #20 Cole Moore 12.575

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

Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #28 Myles Anderson

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

 

Recap: Round #5 | Stockton 99 Speedway

JOHN MOORE EXTENDS PCS POINTS LEAD WITH RON STRMISKA MEMORIAL WIN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Pacific Challenge Series is presented by: Penney Racing Supply, Penney & Associates, American Racer Tires, Radio Law Talk, Compact-It, Northwest Compactors, Naake Suspension, Sunoco Fuels, Five Star Bodies, BrakeOMeter, Lefthander Chassis, ARP Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Bassett Wheels, Frank’s Radio, WrapStar Pro, and Blakesley Sports Media. All PCS Super Late Models race ABC Bodies or Muscle Car bodies on American Racer Tires with Sunoco Racing Fuel.

2017 Pacific Challenge Series Schedule

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

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

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

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

July 1st – Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) Ron Strmiska Memorial  Winner: John Moore

July 29th – Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA)

August 12th – Madera Speedway (Madera, CA)

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

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

Pacific Challenge Series Round 5: Stockton 99 Speedway results

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

 

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #20 Cole Moore 13.195

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

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

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

Recap: Round #4 | All American Speedway

COLE MOORE SCORES FIRST CAREER PCS WIN IN ROSEVILLE THRILLER

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Pacific Challenge Series is presented by: Penney Racing Supply, Penney & Associates, American Racer Tires, Radio Law Talk, Compact-It, Northwest Compactors, Naake Suspension, Sunoco Fuels, Five Star Bodies, BrakeOMeter, Lefthander Chassis, ARP Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Bassett Wheels, Frank’s Radio, WrapStar Pro, and Blakesley Sports Media. All PCS Super Late Models race ABC Bodies or Muscle Car bodies on American Racer Tires with Sunoco Racing Fuel.

 

2017 Pacific Challenge Series Schedule

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

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

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

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

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

July 29th – Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA)

August 12th – Madera Speedway (Madera, CA)

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

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

 

Pacific Challenge Series Round 4: All American Speedway results

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

 

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #20 Cole Moore 13.278

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

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

 

Recap: Round #3 | Stockton 99 Speedway

BISCHOFBERGER GETS FIRST PCS VICTORY IN STOCKTON THRILLER

STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA (May 21, 2017) – Tracy’s Jeff Bischofberger became the third first-time winner in three 2017 Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com races, claiming the first Tri-Holiday race of the year at Stockton 99 Speedway.  Saturday night’s 100 lap contest came down to a 10 lap shootout between Bischofberger and Jason Romero with four career series wins.

Romero took over the lead from 2012 and 2016 PCS champion Jeremy Doss of Upperlake, CA on lap 62 when Doss slowed with a broken third link.  Doss also set fast time with a blistering 13.140 second lap earlier in Sunoco Fuels Fast Time qualifying.

A five car battle for fourth boiled over down the backstretch when Shasta winner Derek Copeland was bounced out of the battle and spun to a stop.  That caution appeared to set up what would be a great battle between Romero and 2015 Rookie of the Year Cole Moore, who was searching for his first career PCS win as well.

Two attempts at a restart were unsuccessful, with officials electing to move Romero and Moore back a row to set a new front row of Bischofberger and early race leader Ross Strmiska of Manteca.

Bischofberger quickly charged ahead of Strmiska into turn one of the restart with Romero following into second position.  Romero dove inside Bischofberger several times including a big maneuver coming to the white flag in turn four that did not net the lead position.  Romero gave it one more shot in turn four coming to the checkered flag, eventually sliding and bouncing off of Bischofberger.  Bischofberger drove through to take the checkered flag first with Moore snaking through for second while Romero crossed the line sideways in third.  Romero ended up against the turn one wall after the wild slide with 2014 PCS champion Mike Beeler of Modesto fourth and 2015 PCS champion John Moore rounding out the top-five.

Strmiska jumped out to the race’s early lead with Beeler a focal point for much of the early battling when he got pinned outside.  Moore moved inside Strmiska for the lead on lap 20 and cleared him on the following lap.  Doss wasted little time chasing down Moore when he overtook Strmiska on lap 26 for second.

A lap 27 caution allowed Romero to get around Beeler for third.  Bischofberger was the next driver to get on the move as he was up to fourth by lap 37.  Romero’s run to the front continued when he took over second place from Moore on lap 47.

Romero clawed at Doss before a caution when Matt Wendt and Strmiska made contact that resulted in Wendt stopping in turn four on lap 59.  Wendt was able to return after repairs.  Doss’ days at the lead appeared numbered as Romero looked inside several times before finally getting the move done right as Doss faltered and stopped in turn two with mechanical problems to cause a lap 61 caution.

Cole Moore won the American Racer Tire Dash for a set of tires and the pole for the feature.  Hayward’s Danny Malfatti drove to seventh to win the Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger for his best career Stockton finish.  Wendt overcame the early incident with Strmiska for his second consecutive sixth place finish.

The Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com will continue on June 17th at All American Speedway in Roseville, CA.

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

The Pacific Challenge Series is presented by: Penney Racing Supply, Penney & Associates, American Racer Tires, Radio Law Talk, Compact-It, Northwest Compactors, Naake Suspension, Sunoco Fuels, Five Star Bodies, BrakeOMeter, Lefthander Chassis, ARP Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Bassett Wheels, Frank’s Radio, WrapStar Pro, and Blakesley Sports Media. All PCS Super Late Models race ABC Bodies or Muscle Car bodies on American Racer Tires with Sunoco Racing Fuel.

2017 Pacific Challenge Series Schedule

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

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

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

May 20th – Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA)  Winner: Jeff Bischofberger

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

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

July 29th – Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA)

August 12th – Madera Speedway (Madera, CA)

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

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

Pacific Challenge Series Round 3: Stockton 99 Speedway results

Finish Car Driver Hometown Sponsors
1 66 Jeff Bischofberger Tracy, CA Rent to Own Visalia
2 20m Cole Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Racing
3 8 Jason Romero Cameron Park, CA Folsom Lake Asphalt
4 6 Mike Beeler Modesto, CA Beeler Industries
5 27 John Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Environmental
6 1 Matthew Wendt Galt, CA Cali Style Customs
7 55 Danny Malfatti Hayward, CA Malfatti Motorsports
8 18 Jack Wood  Loomis, CA Velocity Racing
9 24 Derek Copeland Anderson, CA SK Construction
10 90 Ross Strmiska Manteca, CA Mainline Equipment
11 53 Kyle Gottula Modesto, CA
12 75 Jeremy Doss Upperlake, CA S&S Sports Enterprises
13 70 Mike Hite Elk Grove, CA Storage for Less
14 50 Justin Philpott Tracy, CA Philpott Garare
15 11j Tracy Bolin Valley Springs, CA Bolin Builders
16 19 Travis Milburn Eagle, ID Neu Energy
 

 

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #75 Jeremy Doss 13.140

American Racer Dash: #20 Cole Moore
Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #55 Danny Malfatti

Lap leaders: #90 Ross Strmiska 1-20, Cole Moore 21-27, 75 Jeremy Doss 28-61, 8 Jason Romero 62-90, 66 Jeff Bischofberger 91-100

 

 

RECAP: Round #2 | Shasta Speedway

COPELAND SCORES ONE FOR THE HOME TEAM WITH BIG PCS SHASTA WIN

ANDERSON, CALIFORNIA (May 6, 2017) – Anderson’s Derek Copeland led a strong contingent of local drivers taking on the Pacific Challenge Series regulars on Saturday night at Shasta Speedway, grabbing the Spring Shootout 100 presented by PenneyLawyers.com.  Copeland’s victory makes him the second first-time PCS winner in 2017 in as many races, joining Madera winner Carlos Vieira in that club.

The victory came in a hard earned 14 lap shootout against a 19 car turnout at the 3/8ths mile speedway.

Jason Romero again flexed his qualifying muscle scoring quick-time with a new track record at 15.406 in his first Shasta PCS start.  The series held a pair of dashes with the B Dash for the lower qualified cars won by local Trevor Harrison for $200.  Redding’s Eric Gannon drew the pole for the A Dash but Romero swept past him on the outside line to take the $500 victory worth the pole for the 100 lap feature.

Romero led the field to the green flag and charged away with fourth starting Copeland rolling the outside to quickly assume second place.  2006 Westcar Series Shasta winner Shannon Mansch pounced on Gannon for third by lap eight and eventually a five car line fought for the position.  Cole Moore ran side-by-side with father John Moore for the fourth spot several times as well early in the race.

Romero surrendered the lead with a flat right rear tire on lap 18, allowing Copeland to take control of the race.  The first caution did not come out until lap 23 when 2016 Shasta winner Tracy Bolin had contact with Matt Wendt.  Bolin’s race was over when he retired to the pits with front end damage.

Romero re-emerged from the pits with a new right rear tire although he was four laps behind.  A thrilling battle unfolded for the second position with Mansch trying to hold off John Moore, Cole Moore, and Travis Milburn.  The battle intensified on lap 47 with Mansch and John Moore sliding off of turn four but the race stayed under green.  Mike Beeler and Eric Gannon raced nose-to-tail for the sixth position until Gannon slowed on lap 55 with an issue and a lap later Cole Moore stopped in turn three with a distributor issue.  Both Gannon and Cole Moore failed to return to the race.

Copeland motored away on the restart while Milburn took several looks inside John Moore for third.  The jockeying continued nose-to-tail until lap 81 when Milburn turned up the wick on Moore and took over third.  He worked past Mansch one lap later to run second.  A caution for a slowing Ryan Peeples of Anderson on lap 86 set up a 14 lap shootout to the finish.  Robert Vining had a wheel come off under caution as well.

Copeland picked the inside line for the critical restart alongside Milburn.  The restart went well for Copeland and he drove away from Milburn, who found himself freighttrained by Moore as well.  Milburn slid into third with Beeler overhauling Mansch for fourth in the closing stages of the race.  Copeland claimed the 1.3 second victory ahead of John Moore, Milburn, Beeler, and Mansch.  2016 Rookie of the Year Matt Wendt ran sixth with Chris Scribner seventh.  Jason Romero recovered to finish ninth.  Trevor Harrison advanced from 15th to finish eighth to win the Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger.

John Moore will lead Mike Beeler by six points in the championship standings heading into Stockton 99 Speedway, when the series competes in round #1 of the Tri-Holiday Series on May 20th.

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)

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)

Pacific Challenge Series Round 2: Shasta Speedway results

Finish Car Driver Hometown Sponsors
1 24 Derek Copeland Anderson, CA SK Construction
2 27 John Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Environmental
3 19 Travis Milburn Eagle, ID Neu Energy
4 6 Mike Beeler Modesto, CA Beeler Industries
5 61 Shannon Mansch Roseville, CA Mansch Motorsports Concepts
6 1 Matthew Wendt Galt, CA Cali Style Customs
7 5 Chris Scribner Loomis, CA Quick Quack Car Wash/Scribner Plastics
8 17 Trevor Harrison Redding, CA Horizon Construction
9 8 Jason Romero Cameron Park, CA Folsom Lake Asphalt
10 18 Jack Wood Loomis, CA Velocity Racing
11 5p Ryan Peeples Anderson, CA Arizona Gold Exchange
12 116 Robert Vining New York, NY
13 20m Cole Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Racing
14 75 Eric Gannon Redding, CA Blue Lake Casino
15 31 Ryan Lentz Cottonwood, CA Paul Baker Trucking
16 11j Tracy Bolin Valley Springs, CA Bolin Builders
17 39m Jason Mitchell Redding, CA R&R Meats
18 32 Alexander Mead Watsonville, CA Mead Performance
 

 

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #8 Jason Romero 15.406

American Racer Dash: #8 Jason Romero
Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #17 Trevor Harrison

Lap leaders: #8 Jason Romero 1-18, #24 Derek Copeland 19-100

RECAP: Round #1| Madera Speedway

VIEIRA OUTLASTS ROMERO FOR FIRST CAREER PCS WIN AT MADERA

MADERA, CALIFORNIA (March 18, 2017) – Carlos Vieira scored his first career PCS victory, as the Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com opened up its season Saturday night at Madera Speedway for the Smokey Hanoian 75.  Vieira led the final 56 laps of competition but not without late company from fast time qualifier Jason Romero.

“It feels awesome,” Vieira said.  “The car was solid man.  The outside line – I felt pretty confident with it.  That first restart I chose the bottom and that was a big mistake.”

“Man I was doing everything this car had,” Romero said.  “I needed another maybe 25 more laps.  My front brakes were gone.  I was putting rear into it, making it cut.”

Romero opened the afternoon with a 14.428 second lap to lead qualifying but it was Granite Bay’s Cole Moore, the 2015 Rookie of the Year, winning the American Racer Tire Dash for the pole and a set of tires.

15 PCS Super Late Models roared to the green flag on the one-third mile speedway with outside polesitter Vieira using the outside line to take the early lead.  Side by side racing was the name of game during an intense lead battle between Vieira and Moore.  The first caution came on lap six when Chris Scribner stopped on the front stretch with fuel pump issues.

Vieira chose the inside for the following restart which proved to be to Moore’s favor as he led lap seven by a nose before Vieira edged back to lead lap eight.  Moore finally cleared Vieira on lap nine.  The next caution flag proved crucial as Romero spun down the backstretch after a mix up with defending series champion Jeremy Doss.  Both drivers had to restart at the rear.

Moore selected the outside on the restart and that decision not only propelled him to the lead but allowed his father John to roll into third and Ryan Philpott to roll the top into fifth.  Philpott’s strong performance expired on lap 14 with mechanical problems.

Vieira crawled back onto Moore and the duo went side-by-side again on lap 15.  The caution flew on lap 16 when rookie Jack Wood spun on the front stretch.  Moore again picked the outside but Vieira showed he had the right stuff as he took over the lead on lap 19.

Travis Milburn fended off Doss in an entertaining battle for fourth before Doss surrendered to the pits with problems on lap 35.  Romero found himself mired in traffic battling Tracy Bolin and 2016 Rookie of the Year Matt Wendt just outside the top-five.

Wood and Danny Malfatti had a collision in turn four for the next caution on lap 34.  Romero jumped forward on the following restart to pass John Moore for fourth.  Milburn too fell out of the race on lap 43 with mechanical woes and that set the stage for Romero to take third and move towards the leaders.

Romero and Moore staged a thrilling side-by-side affair that gave Vieira the chance to pull his cushion to nearly three seconds.  By the time Romero got away on lap 61, he ran both of his fastest laps of the race in open traffic to claw at Vieira.  Vieira stayed tough in late lapped traffic for a .487 second victory – three car lengths – in the satisfying victory.

Cole Moore crossed the stripe third but was penalized for an RPM infraction in post race inspection.  John Moore assumes third ahead of 2014 champion Mike Beeler and Bolin.  Rookie Alexander Mead drove from 14th to seventh to earn the Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger in his series debut.

The 2017 Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com continues Saturday April 15th at All American Speedway in Roseville, CA.  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.

Pacific Challenge Series Round 1: Madera Speedway results

Finish Car Driver Hometown Sponsors
1 51 Carlos Vieira Livingston, CA 51FIFTY Energy Drink
2 8 Jason Romero Cameron Park, CA Folsom Lake Asphalt
3 27 John Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Environmental
4 6 Mike Beeler Modesto, CA Beeler Industries
5 11j Tracy Bolin Valley Springs, CA Bolin Builders
6 1 Matthew Wendt Galt, CA Cali Style Customs
7 32 Alexander Mead Watsonville, CA Mead Performance
8 70 Mike Hite Elk Grove, CA Storage for Less
9 20m Cole Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Racing
10 19 Jack Wood Loomis, CA Cooks Collision
11 55 Danny Malfatti Hayward, CA Malfatti Motorsports
12 18 Travis Milburn Eagle, ID Cooks Collision
13 75 Jeremy Doss Upperlake, CA S&S Sports Enterprises
14 52 Ryan Philpott Tracy, CA Hacienda Pool Products
15 5 Chris Scribner Loomis, CA Quick Quack Car Wash

 

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #8 Jason Romero 14.428

American Racer Dash: #20 Cole Moore
Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #32 Alexander Mead

Lap leaders: #51 Carlos Vieira 1-6, #20 Cole Moore 7, #51 Carlos Vieira 8, #20 Cole Moore 9-18, #51 Carlos Vieira 19-75

RECAP: Round #13 | All American Speedway

PCS OCTOBER CLASSIC AT ROSEVILLE GOES TO ROMERO

ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA (October 16, 2016) – On a spooky evening at Roseville’s All American Speedway, Jason Romero of Cameron Park stormed to victory in the third annual October Classic for the Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com.  Saturday night’s abbreviated 50 lap feature was shortened due to weather but that did not deter Romero from completing a perfect 4-0 season in PCS competition at the facility.

Romero won all three PCS points races at the one-third mile asphalt oval before winning Saturday’s non-points race.  The event served as the undercard for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West “Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 presented by TriCo Welding Supply”.

The second practice session of the afternoon served as qualifying due to the rain shortened schedule, with multi-time All American Speedway champion Eric Schmidt earning fast-time with a 13.306 second lap.  A straight up start placed Schmidt on the pole for the 50 lap feature.

Romero trailed Schmidt by just .032 in qualifying and proved that to be no fluke in the race.  The top-two ran side-by-side for the first five laps of the race with Romero edging forward on the outside.  Romero officially led lap three at the line by a nose and again led lap four before clearing Schmidt on lap five.

Three-time All American Speedway champion Matt Scott and 2016 PCS champion Jeremy Doss both overhauled Schmidt to knock him back to fourth by lap ten.  Schmidt managed to get third back from Doss by the halfway point of the race.

2016 Tri-Holiday #3 winner Travis Milburn of Eagle, ID took fifth from Doss’ teammate Jeff Bischofberger at nearly the same time and then turned his attention to Doss.  Milburn took fourth from Doss but never got the caution flag he needed to close things up with the top-three.

Romero used the all green flag event to put laps on former PCS champions Mike Beeler and John Moore among others as he held off Scott by three car lengths at the finish.  Schmidt, Milburn, and Doss rounded out the top-five in the rapid non-stop race as the only lead lap finishers.  Milburn’s run from seventh was enough for the Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger Award as well.

 

FINAL TOP TEN IN THE PACIFIC CHALLENGE SERIES PRESENTED BY PENNEYLAWYERS.COM

 

POS CAR DRIVER FINAL
1 75 Jeremy Doss 558
2 6 Mike Beeler 530
3 66 Jeff Bischofberger 492
4 37 JR Courage 476
5 1 Matt Wendt 430
6 20m Cole Moore 420
7 11j Tracy Bolin 392
8 55 Danny Malfatti 380
9 27 John Moore 378
10 70 Mike Hite 366

 

The 2016 Pacific Challenge Series has concluded.  The championship awards banquet and 2017 season information are coming soon.  For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series, visit www.PacificChallengeSeries.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) 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*  Winner: Jason Romero

 

October 1 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA) *2016 Championship Race*  Winner: Jeremy Doss

October 15 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA)  *w/ K&N West, Non-Points*  Winner: Jason Romero

 

Pacific Challenge Series Round 13: All American Speedway results (non-points)

Finish Car Driver Hometown Sponsors
1 8 Jason Romero Cameron Park, CA Folsom Lake Asphalt
2 35 Matt Scott Pine Grove, CA Kamps Propane
3 29 Eric Schmidt Roseville, CA Sierra Speed
4 18 Travis Milburn Eagle, ID Cooks Collision
5 75 Jeremy Doss Upperlake, CA I-5 Tire Factory
6 66 Jeff Bischofberger Tracy, CA Rent to Own Visalia
7 6 Mike Beeler Modesto, CA Beeler Industries
8 27 John Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Environmental
9 5p Ryan Peeples Anderson, CA Interstate Batteries
10 70 Joe McDonald Lincoln, CA Storage for Less
11 61 Shannon Mansch Roseville, CA Mansch Motorsports Concepts
DNS 19 Kolby Juarez Sacramento, CA

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #29 Eric Schmidt 13.306

American Racer Dash: Not held due to weather
Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #18 Travis Milburn

Lap leaders: #29 Eric Schmidt 1-2, #8 Jason Romero 3-50

RECAP: Round #12 | Ukiah Speedway

JEREMY DOSS WINS PCS SEASON FINALE AT UKIAH TO CLAIM CHAMPIONSHIP

UKIAH, CALIFORNIA (October 1, 2016) – Upperlake, CA’s Jeremy Doss won his all-time best 19th career Pacific Challenge Series race, winning a thriller to take the 2016 championship on Saturday night at Ukiah Speedway.  The 75 lap contest saw the lead change hands multiple times in the final 20 laps, with Doss fending off 2015 and 2016 runner-up Mike Beeler of Modesto for a narrow victory.  Saturday’s races were presented by PenneyLawyers.com

Manteca’s JR Courage finished second at Ukiah in July after leading the much of the first half of that race.  He followed up on that performance by winning the American Racer Tire Dash on Saturday worth a set of tires and the pole for the feature.

2016 PCS Rookie of the Year Matthew Wendt took the lead on the initial start from the outside pole and brought Beeler with him on lap eight.  Courage was forced up to the outside line by Beeler, and despite enjoying the outside line in the dash Courage fell back to fifth.

Tracy’s Jeff Bischofberger got around Doss for third on lap 25 when Doss swung wide coming out of turn four fighting a loose condition and no power steering.  The lead pack of Wendt, Beeler, and Bischofberger staged a very intense battle that thrilled the fans on a cold night, with Wendt doing a great job fighting off the touring stock car veterans for many laps.

The tight exciting action on the quarter-mile continued when Courage took fourth from Doss as well.  Beeler tagged Wendt in turn one on lap 55 and in the process lost second to Bischofberger.  Bischofberger turned up the heat on Wendt as well with it boiling over on lap 65.  Wendt slid off the track on the backstretch and bounced over the off ramp sending him sliding through the infield.  Wendt slid back onto turn three and was clipped by Bischofberger, ending both of their nights.

Beeler assumed the top position with ten laps to go with Courage restarting on the outside and Doss inside the second row.  Doss used the restart to dash up into second and a side-by-side battle ensued.

Doss took the lead on lap 70 and Beeler gave his all in several attempts to take the lead back.  With two to go, the pair banged doors down the front stretch before separating.  Doss was able to survive an onslaught of late race challenges for a two car length victory over Beeler with Courage third, Danny Malfatti fourth as the final finisher.

Loomis’ Chris Scribner lost his engine in the dash to end his evening early.  Danny Malfatti won the Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger award.

FINAL TOP TEN IN THE PACIFIC CHALLENGE SERIES PRESENTED BY PENNEYLAWYERS.COM

POS CAR DRIVER FINAL
1 75 Jeremy Doss 558
2 6 Mike Beeler 530
3 66 Jeff Bischofberger 492
4 37 JR Courage 476
5 1 Matt Wendt 430
6 20m Cole Moore 420
7 11j Tracy Bolin 392
8 55 Danny Malfatti 380
9 27 John Moore 378
10 70 Mike Hite 366

The Pacific Challenge Series championship may be complete, but arguably the series biggest event is still on the calendar.  The non-points “October Classic 100” will take place on October 15th at All American Speedway as part of the prestigious TOYOTA/NAPA Auto Parts 150 presented by Trico Welding weekend.  The third annual event attracts the PCS’ largest crowd annually.

For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series, visit www.PacificChallengeSeries.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) 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*  Winner: Jason Romero

October 1 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA) *2016 Championship Race*  Winner: Jeremy Doss

October 15 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA)  *w/ K&N West, Non-Points*

Pacific Challenge Series Round 12: Ukiah Speedway Results

Finish Car Driver Hometown Sponsors
1 75 Jeremy Doss Upperlake, CA I-5 Tire Factory
2 6 Mike Beeler Modesto, CA Beeler Industries
3 37 JR Courage Manteca, CA The Chicken Barn
4 55 Danny Malfatti Hayward, CA Malfatti Motorsports
5 1 Matthew Wendt Lodi, CA Cali Style Customs
6 66 Jeff Bischofberger Tracy, CA Rent to Own Visalia
DNS 5 Chris Scribner Loomis, CA Quick Quack Car Wash/Scribner Plastics

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #75 Jeremy Doss 12.673

American Racer Dash (set of tires): #37 JR Courage
Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #55 Danny Malfatti

Lap leaders: #1 Matt Wendt 1-65, #6 Mike Beeler 66-70, #75 Jeremy Doss 71-75