SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (April 11, 2017) – The Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com visits one its home tracks on Saturday night, when the touring Super Late Model Series invades All American Speedway in Roseville, CA. Jason Romero will look to increase his winning streak at the track to five, after a perfect 4-0 season at the one-third mile in 2016. Saturday’s event is the second round of the ten race series.
The racing program will be the start of the 63rd season at the speedway on the Placer County Fairgrounds with Street Stocks, NCMA Sprint Cars, and F4s also scheduled.
Two-time series runner-up and 2014 champion Mike Beeler of Modesto is among the strongest active PCS drivers in Roseville history with ten top-tens in 11 starts and one victory. Beeler opened 2017 with a fourth place finish in the PCS series opener at Madera Speedway.
As for Romero, he ran second in Madera overcoming an early race spin to take a narrow loss to race winner Carlos Vieira. Romero, the 2009 Roseville track champion, will have another familiar Roseville area driver to deal with 2015 series champion John Moore of Granite Bay fresh off a third place finish at Madera. Moore’s son Cole, the 2015 Rookie of the Year, has continued to show speed but is yet to win his first race with the tour.
Tracy Bolin of Valley Springs rounded out the top-five at Madera and is searching for some success at Roseville. 2016 Rookie of the Year Matt Wendt had several solid performances at Roseville last year and will try to close one out on Saturday.
2017 Rookie of the Year contenders Alexander Mead of Watsonville and Jack Wood of Loomis come into Roseville with different backgrounds. Mead will be making his first track start while Wood has several years of Legends experience at the track under his belt. Mead was the Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger in his series debut at Madera.
JR Courage, the 2014 Rookie of the Year, counts All American Speedway as one of his home tracks with both his father and brother hoisting track championships in the past. Saturday is expected to be Courage’s first start of the 2017 season.
Folsom’s Hunter Corbitt only 2016 start came last May at Stockton 99 Speedway and it ended with a grinding crash on the final lap. Corbitt had a strong 2015 season with eight starts including finishes of third and eighth at Roseville and a win at Ukiah and his return to the series on Saturday adds to the strength at the top end of the grid.
Elk Grove’s Mike Hite has nearly ten starts at Roseville with a best career finish of seventh, while Hayward’s Danny Malfatti showed increased speed at Madera after many off season changes. Both Travis Milburn and Chris Scribner are aiming for returns to action after mechanical woes at Madera. Milburn has seven top-fives in nine Roseville starts while Scribner has a best career finish of third. April 2015 PCS Roseville winner Shannon Mansch is a former touring Late Model champion in the Westcar Series who is always a factor at her home track as well.
Activities get underway Friday with practice beginning at 3:00 p.m. running until dark. Pit gates will open at 2 p.m. On Saturday, pit gates will open at 1 p.m. with practices at 2 p.m., grandstand gates at 4 p.m., qualifying at 5 p.m. and racing at 6 p.m. Adult tickets are just $15 with Children (6-15) $7.00, Seniors (60+) $7.00, and Children under 6 are FREE. A Family Pass for two Adults and three Kids is just $35.00
For more information on All American Speedway located on the Placer County Fairgrounds, visit www.AllAmericanSpeedway.com
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The Pacific Challenge Series is presented by: Penney Racing Supply, Penney & Associates, American Racer Tires, Law Talk, Compact-It, Northwest Compactors, Naake Suspension, Sunoco Fuels, Five Star Bodies, BrakeOMeter, Lefthander Chassis, ARP Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Bassett Wheels, Frank’s Radio, WrapStar Pro, and Blakesley Sports Media. All PCS Super Late Models race ABC Bodies or Muscle Car bodies on American Racer Tires with Sunoco Racing Fuel.
2017 Pacific Challenge Series Schedule
March 18th – Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) Winner: Carlos Vieira
April 15th – All American Speedway (Roseville, CA)
May 6th – Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA)
May 20th – Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA)
June 17th – All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) w/ North State Modified Series
July 1st – Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) Ron Strmiska Memorial
July 29th – Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA)
August 12th – Madera Speedway (Madera, CA)
September 2nd – Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA)
October 14th – All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *2017 Championship Finale* w/ North State Modified Series & NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West)
PCS Track Stats – Roseville
(includes 2 non points races)
#75 Jeremy Doss
Starts: 12, Wins: 6, Top-Fives: 10, Top-Tens: 12
#6 Mike Beeler
Starts: 11, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 6, Top-Tens: 10
#18 Travis Milburn:
Starts: 9, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 7, Top-Tens: 7
#27 John Moore
Starts: 9, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 2, Top-Tens: 5
#5 Chris Scribner
Starts: 9, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 3, Top-Tens: 5 – Best Finish 3rd
#05 Eric Schmidt
Starts: 8, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 5, Top-Tens: 6 – Best Finish 2nd
#61 Shannon Mansch
Starts: 7, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 2
#35 Matt Scott
Starts: 7, Top-Fives: 3, Top-Tens: 5, – Best Finish 2nd
#37 JR Courage
Starts: 6, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 2
#20 Cole Moore
Starts 6, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 4, Top-Tens: 4
#8 Jason Romero
Starts: 4, Wins: 4, Top-Fives: 4, Top-Tens: 4