SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (June 21, 2016) – The Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com will hit its halfway mark on Saturday night, with round six of the 2016 season at All American Speedway. The “Return to Roseville” is the second of four appearances at the one-third mile asphalt oval. Race fans will be treated to a great night of action with the North State Modified Series and Pro 4 Modifieds joining PCS for the races that also take place during the Placer County Fair.
General admission tickets are just $10 in addition to the fair admission price. Fair admission is $5 for adults, $3 for youth, seniors, and military, and kids 5 and under are free.
Valley Springs’ Tracy Bolin is on a streak of three straight top-fives including his first series win at Shasta to rank fourth in the standings.
“I think we can go in (to Roseville) and win. (We) always do real well there…don’t always have the best finishes this year,” Bolin said. “We were close so many times but had some bad luck. So to finally get a win was great for these guys. I thought we gave one up at Stockton and should have had that one too.”
Jason Romero of Cameron Park, CA won PCS’ first Roseville race this year back on April 16th. Romero is one of five different winners on the tour in 2016 along with four of the five events having new track records set in Sunoco Fuels qualifying. Manteca’s Jacob Gomes won round one at Madera followed by Romero at Roseville, Jeremy Doss at his home track Ukiah Speedway in May, Roseville’s Eric Schmidt in Stockton, and Bolin at Shasta.
Doss, 19 of Upperlake, is the series’ winnigest driver with 17 career victories. Although he has not dominated this year, the Kulwicki Driver Development Program member has been strong with top-threes in four of the five events this season along with a fifth at Roseville. His total resume at Roseville includes six wins and a perfect nine-for-nine top-tens in his career at the facility.
“We’re just going to try to keep finishing up front,” Doss said. “Keep stacking these top fives and hopefully get some wins. Looking forward to going to Roseville. Its awesome to see and says something about the PCS with five winners in five races.”
Second in the standings is Tracy’s Jeff Bischofberger who also happens to be Doss’ teammate. He was unable to compete in Shasta and trails Doss by 66 points before throwaway races are factored in. Bischofberger started the season with three consecutive third place efforts before an eighth place at Stockton.
2014 PCS Champion Mike Beeler of Modesto has book-ended his season with runs outside the top-15 at Madera and Shasta, with a pair of seconds and a third in the middle. That performance is enough to rank Beeler third overall. Beeler is second all-time at Roseville with eight PCS starts, a win, and seven top-tens.
JR Courage did not compete in the first Roseville race but recorded his second fifth place run of the year at Shasta to move up to fifth in the standings. Both Courage’s brother and father were champions at Roseville, with Courage carrying high hopes for a strong run in the #37 Walker Motorsports entry.
The balance of the top-ten includes Granite Bay’s Cole Moore fresh off of his second career NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West start two weeks ago in Colorado. Loomis’ Chris Scribner is also planning a return to his home track after missing Shasta due to damage sustained in a late race incident at Stockton. Eighth is Lodi’s Matt Wendt who ran sixth at Shasta while Danny Malfatti of Hayward plans a series return after an absence at Shasta. 2015 PCS Champion John Moore rounds out the top-ten.
Other regulars in the series this year have included Elk Grove’s Mike Hite, Eagle, ID’s Travis Milburn, and Upperlake’s Jimmy Stillman. Redding’s Jason Mitchell, 2015 PCS Roseville race winner Shannon Mansch, and Sacramento’s Michael Roman are among other drivers expected on Saturday night.
The Pacific Challenge Series makes its national television debut on Thursday evening on MAVTV. The one hour broadcast will have coverage of the March 19th, 2016 season opener from Madera Speedway. The broadcast begins at 5 p.m. Pacific Time. A watch party is scheduled at Halftime Bar & Grill, inside Strikes Bowling Alley in Rocklin, CA and all are invited to join us for food, drinks, and bench racing!
Friday practice will see the pits open at 2 p.m. with on track activity from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. There will be no car fee, just a $35 pit pass fee. Saturday sees the pit gates open at noon with the first practices beginning at 2 p.m., qualifying at 5 p.m. and racing at 6 p.m.
For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series, visit them online at www.PacificChallengeSeries.com or on Facebook and YouTube. More information on Shasta Speedway is available on Facebook.
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, 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*
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
(includes 2 non points races)
#75 Jeremy Doss
Starts: 9, Wins: 6, Top-Fives: 7, Top-Tens: 9
#6 Mike Beeler
Starts: 8, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 5, Top-Tens: 7
#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
#5 Chris Scribner
Starts: 7, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 3, Top-Tens: 3 – Best Finish 3rd
#27 John Moore
Starts: 6, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 2, Top-Tens: 4
#61 Shannon Mansch
Starts: 5, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 2
#35 Matt Scott
Starts: 5, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 2, Top-Tens: 4, – Best Finish 2nd
#20 Cole Moore
Starts 4, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 2, Top-Tens: 2
#37 JR Courage
Starts: 4, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 1