RESULTS: Round #7 | Madera Speedway

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 1 Matt Wendt Galt, CA Cali Style Customs
13 11J Tracy Bolin Valley Springs, CA Bolin Builders
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 #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

MADERA SPEEDWAY ATTRACTS STRONG PCS FIELD FOR SATURDAY

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (August 8, 2017) – Another talented field of Pacific Challenge Series Super Late Models will be in action on Saturday night, as drivers take to the one-third mile Madera Speedway for the seventh round of the 2017 series.  The PenneyLawyers.com sponsored action will be a 75 lap contest with drivers from several different disciplines coming together for the big race.

The PCS has not had a repeat winner in 2017 and has seen five of the six races go to first time winners.  The trend began with the season opener in March at Madera.  Carlos Vieira’s win was not only in his first PCS start but made for his first touring stock car victory of his popular career.  His win was followed by first-time wins for Derek Copeland, Jeff Bischofberger, and Cole Moore, before Cole’s father John won at Stockton on July 1st.  Randy Hedrick was yet another first time winner when he scored a late race win at Ukiah two weeks ago.

2015 champion John Moore leads 2014 champion Mike Beeler of Modesto by 10 points entering Madera.  2015 Rookie of the Year Cole Moore trails John by 30 points in a close three-way duel for the lead.

A host of drivers will try to knock the points contenders off of their pedestal in search of the race win on Saturday.  Not only will Vieira defend his March win, he will have to contend with the likes of 2016 Madera PCS winner Jacob Gomes as well.

A pair of 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model standouts – Eric Nascimento, Jr. and Austin Herzog – will make their series debuts.  Herzog, 15, is the winningest Jr. Late Model driver with five career wins while Nascimento, 16, won the most recent Jr. Late Model race on July 29th.

Watsonville’s Alexander Mead has adopted Madera as his home track and claimed a top-ten in his series debut in March.  He was the track’s Late Model Rookie of the Year in 2015.  Ross Strmiska has competed with touring series many times at Madera recording a trio of runner-up finishes.  Local favorite Justin Westmoreland goes to bat for the Ford fans whenever he brings out his red #9 entry and has a career-best third in touring action at the track.

2016 Rookie of the Year Matt Wendt of Galt nearly claimed victory at Ukiah and is eager to chase his first series win from fourth in the points ahead of 2017’s leading rookie Jack Wood of Loomis.  Jason Romero, Travis Milburn, Tracy Bolin, Chris Scribner, and Jeremy Doss make up the rest of the top-ten in the points.

11th in points Mike Hite of Elk Grove and 14th in points Matt Scott are also expected to compete on Saturday.  For Scott, it will mark his first stock car start at Madera after racing Legends cars at the track several years ago.  The four-time Late Model champion has a best PCS finish of third this year at Roseville and has yet to score a PCS victory on his strong resume.

This weekend’s racing will also include the Super Hobby Stocks, CSS 360 Super Modifieds, USAC HPD Midgets, Modified Super Toyotas, and F4’s.

An open practice kicks off the weekend on Friday with pit gates open at 2 p.m. and practice from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.  Saturday’s Pit Gates open at 1 p.m. with first practices at 3:15 p.m. and racing by 6:30 p.m.  Ticket prices for this great night of racing have been slashed, with Adults $15, Seniors and Military $13, youth 6-12 $7, and kids five and under are 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, 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)  *CANCELLED*

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)

RESULTS: Round #6 | Ukiah Speedway

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 #6 | Ukiah Speedway

HEDRICK BECOMES SIXTH DIFFERENT PCS WINNER OF 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2017 Pacific Challenge Series Schedule

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

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

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

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

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

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

August 12th – Madera Speedway (Madera, CA)

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

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

 

Pacific Challenge Series Round 6: Ukiah Speedway results

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

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #20 Cole Moore 12.575

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

Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #28 Myles Anderson

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

 

PREVIEW: LONE UKIAH APPEARANCE ON DECK FOR PACIFIC CHALLENGE SERIES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ukiah Speedway is located at the Redwood Empire Fairgrounds.  For more information visit www.UkiahSpeedway.com

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

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

2017 Pacific Challenge Series Schedule

Subject to change

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

April 15th – All American Speedway (Roseville, CA)  *Cancelled due to rain*

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

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

July 29th – Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA)

August 12th – Madera Speedway (Madera, CA)

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

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

PCS Track Stats – Ukiah

#39 Jimmy Stillman

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

#75 Jeremy Doss

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

#6 Mike Beeler

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

#5 Chris Scribner

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

#70 Mike Hite

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

#37 JR Courage

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

#1 Matthew Wendt

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

#20 Cole Moore

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

#27 John Moore

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

#55 Danny Malfatti

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

#18 Travis Milburn

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

#11J Tracy Bolin

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

Recap: Round #5 | Stockton 99 Speedway

JOHN MOORE EXTENDS PCS POINTS LEAD WITH RON STRMISKA MEMORIAL WIN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2017 Pacific Challenge Series Schedule

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

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

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

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

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

July 29th – Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA)

August 12th – Madera Speedway (Madera, CA)

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

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

Pacific Challenge Series Round 5: Stockton 99 Speedway results

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

 

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #20 Cole Moore 13.195

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

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

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

Results: Round #5 | Stockton 99 Speedway

Pacific Challenge Series Round 5: Stockton 99 Speedway results

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

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #20 Cole Moore 13.195

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2017 Pacific Challenge Series Schedule

Subject to change

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

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

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

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

July 29th – Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA)

August 12th – Madera Speedway (Madera, CA)

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

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

PCS Track Stats – Stockton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#16 Jacob Gomes

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

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

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

 

Results: Round #4 | All American Speedway

Pacific Challenge Series Round 4: All American Speedway results

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

 

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #20 Cole Moore 13.278

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

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