SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (April 11, 2016) – A large field of drivers will battle for the win at one of the Pacific Challenge Series’ home tracks, when the Super Late Models hit All American Speedway in Roseville, CA on Saturday night. The PenneyLawyers.com presented action will feature a 75 lap feature on the one-third mile asphalt oval located on the Placer County Fairgrounds. It is the second race of the 2016 Pacific Challenge Series schedule after Jacob Gomes won the series opener at Madera Speedway in March.
Saturday’s race is the first of three points races and four events total for PCS at All American Speedway, and is also located just a few miles east of the Pacific Challenge Series offices that are inside Penney Racing Supply. For many drivers in Saturday’s field, the race serves as a home race.
Four-time Late Model champion Eric Schmidt of Roseville headlines the local drivers looking to make a splash. Schmidt is the 2013 PCS champion and 2007 All American Speedway track champion along with SRL and Stockton 99 Speedway championships. Despite this resume, Schmidt is winless in six PCS starts at the speedway.
2015 champion John Moore of nearby Granite Bay, CA was one of the leaders in the expansion of the oval into a progressively banked one-third mile in 2008 and earned his first PCS win at the facility in the coveted October Classic non-points race last fall. His son Cole Moore, the 2015 PCS Rookie of the Year, is still looking for his first series win and ran in the top-five in two of the events held last year.
“If you haven’t been there you need to come out because it is a special place. Beautiful spot to spectate!” Moore said. “I had a hand in restoring it with my friend (Bill) McAnally a few years ago and we put a lot of heart in it. It is a special place to both of us.”
Roseville’s Shannon Mansch won this event one year ago and is looking to bounce back from a hard crash at Madera three weeks ago. Mansch’s win last year was her first top-five in five attempts at her home speedway so she looks to use that momentum for another strong finish this year.
The most dominant driver at Roseville for PCS racing has been Jeremy Doss, the 2016 Kulwicki Driver Development Program member and 2012 PCS champion. The 19 year-old has 16 career PCS wins with six of those taking place in his eight All American Speedway starts. Doss finished second in the season opener at Madera and will bring teammate Jeff Bischofberger to Roseville as well.
2014 PCS champion Mike Beeler of Modesto has one series win at Roseville in seven starts. Travis Milburn of Eagle, ID got his first Roseville PCS win in June last year while Modesto’s Kyle Gottula won the September round last season. Loomis’ Chris Scribner has six attempts at Roseville while JR Courage has four and each is still looking for their first W.
A host of drivers are aiming at their first attempts of the 2016 season on Saturday night, including 2009 track champion Jason Romero of Cameron Park, Stockton 99 Speedway Super Stock champion Matthew Wendt, 2010 Roseville track Rookie of the Year Michelle Nagai, 2015 fifth in points Don Swartz, and Redding’s Jason Mitchell.
The top-ten in the Pacific Challenge Series standings following Madera sees Jacob Gomes ahead of Jeremy Doss, Jeff Bischofberger, John Moore, Canada’s Darrell Midgley, Chris Scribner, JR Courage, Hayward’s Danny Malfatti, Upperlake’s Jimmy Stillman, and Cole Moore. Valley Springs’ Tracy Bolin broke the Madera track record before failing to finish and credited with 16th place. Elk Grove’s Mike Hite was sixth in the 2015 order but dropped out early at Madera as well to finish 18th.
A great night of racing will be presented to the fans with the Legends of the Pacific and Street Stocks joining the card along with the American Racer Tires dash. Friday action includes a practice session from 3 p.m. until dark. The pit gates will open at 1 p.m. for practice with pricing $40 per person (no car fees). On Saturday grandstands open at 4 p.m. with racing at 6 p.m. Pit passes are $30 for PCS members and $40 for non-members.
Ticket prices are priced $15 for Adults, $7 Seniors 60+ & Juniors 6-15, with Children 5 and under free! All American Speedway offers a family pass for 2 Adults & 3 Juniors is only $35 as well.
For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series, visit them online at www.PacificChallengeSeries.com or on Facebook and YouTube. All American Speedway is located at the Placer County Fairgrounds on All America City Blvd in Roseville, CA.
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, 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)
May 7 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA)
May 28 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Round #1 of Tri-Holiday Series*
June 4 Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA)
June 25 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *w/ North State Modified Series*
July 2 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Round #2 of Tri-Holiday Series*
July 16 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA)
August 13 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Televised on MAVTV, presented by Loanmart*
September 3 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Round #3 of Tri-Holiday Series*
September 24 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *w/ North State Modified Series*
October 1 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA) *2016 Championship Race*
October 15 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *w/ K&N West, Non-Points*
PCS Track Stats – Roseville‘s All American Speedway
(includes 2 Non-Points races)
#75 Jeremy Doss
Starts: 8, Wins: 6, Top-Fives: 6, Top-Tens: 8
#6 Mike Beeler
Starts: 7, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 4, Top-Tens: 6
#18 Travis Milburn:
Starts: 6, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 5, Top-Tens: 5
#05 Eric Schmidt
Starts: 6, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 4, Top-Tens: 5 – Best Finish 2nd
#5 Chris Scribner
Starts: 6, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 2, Top-Tens: 2 – Best Finish 3rd
#27 John Moore
Starts: 5, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 2, Top-Tens: 3
#61 Shannon Mansch
Starts: 5, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 2
#37 JR Courage
Starts: 4, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 1
#20 Cole Moore
Starts 3, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 2, Top-Tens: 2