JEREMY DOSS WINS PCS SEASON FINALE AT UKIAH TO CLAIM CHAMPIONSHIP
UKIAH, CALIFORNIA (October 1, 2016) – Upperlake, CA’s Jeremy Doss won his all-time best 19th career Pacific Challenge Series race, winning a thriller to take the 2016 championship on Saturday night at Ukiah Speedway. The 75 lap contest saw the lead change hands multiple times in the final 20 laps, with Doss fending off 2015 and 2016 runner-up Mike Beeler of Modesto for a narrow victory. Saturday’s races were presented by PenneyLawyers.com
Manteca’s JR Courage finished second at Ukiah in July after leading the much of the first half of that race. He followed up on that performance by winning the American Racer Tire Dash on Saturday worth a set of tires and the pole for the feature.
2016 PCS Rookie of the Year Matthew Wendt took the lead on the initial start from the outside pole and brought Beeler with him on lap eight. Courage was forced up to the outside line by Beeler, and despite enjoying the outside line in the dash Courage fell back to fifth.
Tracy’s Jeff Bischofberger got around Doss for third on lap 25 when Doss swung wide coming out of turn four fighting a loose condition and no power steering. The lead pack of Wendt, Beeler, and Bischofberger staged a very intense battle that thrilled the fans on a cold night, with Wendt doing a great job fighting off the touring stock car veterans for many laps.
The tight exciting action on the quarter-mile continued when Courage took fourth from Doss as well. Beeler tagged Wendt in turn one on lap 55 and in the process lost second to Bischofberger. Bischofberger turned up the heat on Wendt as well with it boiling over on lap 65. Wendt slid off the track on the backstretch and bounced over the off ramp sending him sliding through the infield. Wendt slid back onto turn three and was clipped by Bischofberger, ending both of their nights.
Beeler assumed the top position with ten laps to go with Courage restarting on the outside and Doss inside the second row. Doss used the restart to dash up into second and a side-by-side battle ensued.
Doss took the lead on lap 70 and Beeler gave his all in several attempts to take the lead back. With two to go, the pair banged doors down the front stretch before separating. Doss was able to survive an onslaught of late race challenges for a two car length victory over Beeler with Courage third, Danny Malfatti fourth as the final finisher.
Loomis’ Chris Scribner lost his engine in the dash to end his evening early. Danny Malfatti won the Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger award.
FINAL TOP TEN IN THE PACIFIC CHALLENGE SERIES PRESENTED BY PENNEYLAWYERS.COM
The Pacific Challenge Series championship may be complete, but arguably the series biggest event is still on the calendar. The non-points “October Classic 100” will take place on October 15th at All American Speedway as part of the prestigious TOYOTA/NAPA Auto Parts 150 presented by Trico Welding weekend. The third annual event attracts the PCS’ largest crowd annually.
For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series, visit www.PacificChallengeSeries.com
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* 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* Winner: Jason Romero
October 1 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA) *2016 Championship Race* Winner: Jeremy Doss
October 15 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *w/ K&N West, Non-Points*
Pacific Challenge Series Round 12: Ukiah Speedway Results
|1||75||Jeremy Doss||Upperlake, CA||I-5 Tire Factory|
|2||6||Mike Beeler||Modesto, CA||Beeler Industries|
|3||37||JR Courage||Manteca, CA||The Chicken Barn|
|4||55||Danny Malfatti||Hayward, CA||Malfatti Motorsports|
|5||1||Matthew Wendt||Lodi, CA||Cali Style Customs|
|6||66||Jeff Bischofberger||Tracy, CA||Rent to Own Visalia|
|DNS||5||Chris Scribner||Loomis, CA||Quick Quack Car Wash/Scribner Plastics|
Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #75 Jeremy Doss 12.673
American Racer Dash (set of tires): #37 JR Courage
Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #55 Danny Malfatti
Lap leaders: #1 Matt Wendt 1-65, #6 Mike Beeler 66-70, #75 Jeremy Doss 71-75