SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (June 13, 2017) – The Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com returns to one of its home race tracks, with the fourth race of 2017 Saturday night at All American Speedway in Roseville, CA. Several local favorite drivers are expected to join the PCS touring stars on the one-third mile with Street Stocks and Bombers also scheduled on the undercard.
All three races this season have been claimed by first time winners with Carlos Viera, Derek Copeland, and Jeff Bischofberger all seeing victory lane. That bodes well for drivers such as Cole Moore and Matt Scott who are still in search of their first PCS win.
2015 PCS champion John Moore has finished in the top-five in all three races this year with highest finish of second at Shasta in May. The Granite Bay driver lists Roseville as one of his home tracks but in nine PCS appearances he has only managed two top-five finishes. One of those top-fives, however, was a victory in the 2015 season finale held during the prestigious NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West race every October.
Moore leads 2014 champion Mike Beeler of Modesto by four points in what has been a continual battle for the last four seasons. Beeler has finished in the top-two in the standings in each of his full-time seasons, following his championship with a runner-up effort to Moore in 2015 and runner-up to Jeremy Doss in 2016. Beeler has a perfect record of all fourth place finishes thus far this season.
Cameron Park’s Jason Romero, the 2009 All American Speedway Late Model champion, is third in the standings and the leading money earner this season. Romero has not yet visited victory lane despite race winning speed in each event this year. He came within ten laps of victory at Stockton and had a strong lead at Shasta before a flat tire ended his chances. Romero will hand the controls over to his father Mark Romero in Saturday’s race with the elder Romero carrying plenty of racing experience at the facility prior to its expansion in 2007.
2016 PCS Rookie of the Year Matt Wendt of Galt has persevered to run fourth in the championship with sixth place finishes across the board. 2015 PCS Rookie of the Year Cole Moore of Granite Bay used a second place finish on May 20th at Stockton leap into fifth in the standings. Jack Wood of Loomis leads the 2017 rookie battle and is another driver who ranks Roseville as his home track. Wood’s cousin Travis Milburn of Eagle, ID and Tracy Bolin of Valley Springs round out the eight drivers that have started every PCS race this year. Derek Copeland and Danny Malfaftti round out the top-ten.
Mike Hite of Elk Grove has appeared at all three events but had engine woes in practice prevent him from competing at Shasta. Milburn and Bolin had an incident in the dash at Stockton that relegated them to “start and park” the 100 lap feature. Both drivers will bring back heavily repaired and improved machines to Roseville. Milburn has a strong seven career PCS top-fives at the speedway.
Roseville fans will be treated to the returns of Matt Scott, Chris Scribner, and JR Courage among other local favorites expected to compete. Scott won three consecutive Roseville Late Model championships running from 2010-12 followed by the 2013 Stockton 99 Speedway Late Model title as well. He has never won a series event at his home track despite seven starts and a best finish of second. Scribner, a former series winner at Ukiah, has a best Roseville PCS finish of third in nine starts. Courage was the 2014 PCS Rookie of the Year.
Among drivers attempting their first start on Saturday night will be Sacramento’s Shane Butler as well.
Activities get underway Friday with practice beginning at 3:00 p.m. running until dark. Pit gates will open at 2 p.m. On Saturday, pit gates will open at 12 p.m. with practices at 2 p.m., grandstand gates at 4 p.m., qualifying at 5 p.m. and racing at 6 p.m. Adult tickets are just $15 with Children (6-15) $7.00, Seniors (60+) $7.00, and Children under 6 are FREE. A Family Pass for two Adults and three Kids is just $35.00
For more information on All American Speedway located on the Placer County Fairgrounds, visit www.AllAmericanSpeedway.com
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The Pacific Challenge Series is presented by: Penney Racing Supply, Penney & Associates, American Racer Tires, Radio Law Talk, Compact-It, Northwest Compactors, Naake Suspension, Sunoco Fuels, Five Star Bodies, BrakeOMeter, Lefthander Chassis, ARP Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Bassett Wheels, Frank’s Radio, WrapStar Pro, and Blakesley Sports Media. All PCS Super Late Models race ABC Bodies or Muscle Car bodies on American Racer Tires with Sunoco Racing Fuel.
2017 Pacific Challenge Series Schedule
March 18th – Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) Winner: Carlos Vieira
April 15th – All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBA*
May 6th – Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA) Winner: Derek Copeland
May 20th – Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) Winner: Jeff Bischofberger
June 17th – All American Speedway (Roseville, CA)
July 1st – Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) Ron Strmiska Memorial
July 29th – Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA)
August 12th – Madera Speedway (Madera, CA)
September 2nd – Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA)
October 14th – All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *2017 Championship Finale* w/ North State Modified Series & NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West)
PCS Track Stats – Roseville
(includes 2 non points races)
#75 Jeremy Doss
Starts: 12, Wins: 6, Top-Fives: 10, Top-Tens: 12
#6 Mike Beeler
Starts: 11, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 6, Top-Tens: 10
#18 Travis Milburn:
Starts: 9, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 7, Top-Tens: 7
#27 John Moore
Starts: 9, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 2, Top-Tens: 5
#5 Chris Scribner
Starts: 9, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 3, Top-Tens: 5 – Best Finish 3rd
#05 Eric Schmidt
Starts: 8, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 5, Top-Tens: 6 – Best Finish 2nd
#61 Shannon Mansch
Starts: 7, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 2
#35 Matt Scott
Starts: 7, Top-Fives: 3, Top-Tens: 5, – Best Finish 2nd
#37 JR Courage
Starts: 6, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 2
#20 Cole Moore
Starts 6, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 4, Top-Tens: 4
#8 Jason Romero
Starts: 4, Wins: 4, Top-Fives: 4, Top-Tens: 4