SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (September 20, 2016) – The 11th and penultimate race of the 2016 Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com hits the track Saturday at Roseville’s All American Speedway. Saturday’s races are the third and final points race of the year at the one-third mile asphalt oval, where Cameron Park’s Jason Romero has swept both features this year. North State Modifieds and the inaugural Street Stock and Bomber stampede for $800 to win will encompass the “Fall Classic” program.
Saturday’s races kick off three PCS events in four weeks, with Saturday’s Roseville race and the October 1st Ukiah event to wrap up the championship followed by the 3rd Annual October Classic 100 non-points race on October 15th.
“I love Roseville. Roseville’s a great track with a lot of racing room,” Romero said. “A lot of good clean hard fast racing. You can run side-by-side a lot. It is one of the best places to go for good short track racing.”
The championship picture for PCS came into focus after Tri Holiday Classic #3 on September 3rd, where Eagle, ID’s Travis Milburn scored a $2500 victory in a close win over Manteca’s Jacob Gomes. Points leader Jeremy Doss, the 2012 champion out of Upperlake, CA, suffered a slight misstep with a seventh place finish but was one better than 2014 champion Mike Beeler of Modesto, CA in a critical battle for the championship.
With the series championship taking into account the best nine finishes, and Doss accumulating eight top-fives including six top-twos, he is closing in on putting the championship away. Beeler, also with two wins this season, needs a “home run ball” over the last two races to have any chance at the championship. With drop races factored in, Doss currently enjoys a 14 point advantage over Beeler.
Tracy’s Jeff Bischofberger and Manteca’s JR Courage are in the midst of a great battle for third in the points. Courage leads Bischofberger by 34 points on total points earned but Bischofberger holds third by only four markers after drops. Bischofberger finished sixth in the Stockton event. Granite Bay’s Cole Moore has leapt all the way to fifth in the points after drops despite a partial schedule. Despite only seven starts, a strong fourth place effort at Stockton has him squarely in contention for a top-five in the points.
“The track at Roseville is very meaningful for me. My brother’s memorial is there for one,” Moore said. “It is a really good track for racing. You can run the inside and the outside. It is super fun and I’m excited to get back there.”
Rookie Matt Wendt will be the top contender with Moore for fifth in the standings, and after a strong start to the year is looking for his first top-five since the last Roseville event in June. Granite Bay’s John Moore is also in the mix for fifth overall after third and fifth place finishes in his last two PCS starts.
The momentum from Valley Springs’ Tracy Bolin’s third place finish at Madera was nullified with a crash at Stockton. The incident came when race leader Jason Romero was spun by Ross Strmiska, with Bolin having nowhere to go as he made hard contact with Romero. Both drivers hope to recover strong at Roseville. Romero has been one of the biggest instant successes in PCS with fast-time awards at both Stockton and Madera along with sweeping both Roseville races.
Elk Grove’s Mike Hite, Manteca’s Jacob Gomes, Hayward’s Danny Malfatti, Milburn, and Loomis’ Chris Scribner are among those dueling for the final positions in the top-ten in the standings. Scribner has eight career Roseville PCS starts but is still looking for his first series win at the venue.
Activities get underway Friday with practice beginning at 3:30 p.m. Pit gates will open at 2 p.m. On Saturday, pit gates will open at 1 p.m. with practices at 2 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
For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series, visit them online at www.PacificChallengeSeries.com or on Facebook and YouTube.
The Pacific Challenge Series is presented by: Penney Racing Supply, Penney & Associates, American Racer Tires, Maita Chevrolet, Tech2U, 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*
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
(includes 2 non points races)
#75 Jeremy Doss
Starts: 10, Wins: 6, Top-Fives: 8, Top-Tens: 10
#6 Mike Beeler
Starts: 9, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 6, Top-Tens: 8
#5 Chris Scribner
Starts: 8, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 3, Top-Tens: 4 – Best Finish 3rd
#18 Travis Milburn:
Starts: 7, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 5, Top-Tens: 5
#05 Eric Schmidt
Starts: 7, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 4, Top-Tens: 5 – Best Finish 2nd
#27 John Moore
Starts: 7, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 2, Top-Tens: 4
#61 Shannon Mansch
Starts: 6, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 2
#35 Matt Scott
Starts: 5, Top-Fives: 2, Top-Tens: 4, – Best Finish 2nd
#37 JR Courage
Starts: 5, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 2
#20 Cole Moore
Starts 5, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 3, Top-Tens: 3
#8 Jason Romero
Starts: 2, Wins: 2, Top-Fives: 2, Top-Tens: 2