The first PCS race of the season is in the books. A nice 16 car field set the stage for another exciting night of racing. We were excited to see several new faces joining the PCS series for 2014 adding new competition for our returning hot shots as we hit the tracks again this year.
Our opening event at Stockton 99 was a great start to the PCS season. Friday practice showed that the cars were tuned and ready as the racers were laying down some fast laps. Saturdays qualifying saw Eric Schmidt in his Sierra Speed ride put down the fastest lap with a blistering 13.386, besting his last years PCS Stockton time by 2 tenths and winning the Sunoco race fuels $100 fast time award. Danny Allen and Dylan Hutchinson both racing with Naake prepared cars took the next two spots and Mike Beeler in a brand new car built at Mike David’s racing products,rounded out the top 4 and made up a great trophy dash. Danny Allen showed his speed by jumping to a quick paced lead and holding it for the 4 lap sprint, claiming the Diverse Machine and Fab dash for cash.
Fast timer, Eric Schmidt, drew the ball for a ten invert setting up a challenge for the fast guys to work their way up through the field.
The 75 lap Main event saw Keith Nelson in the 6n car, with help from Mike and Jeremy Doss, start on the pole and jump out to an early lead looking very solid. A very determined Stockton 99 regular Justin Philpott was on the move and eventually took over the lead spot and looked like he was going to be the car to beat. As the laps were winding down Eric Schmidt had skillfully worked his way up towards the front and was hunting Philpott. After a great cat and mouse battle Schmidt took over the lead fighting off a couple of late race restart challenges to take the checkered flag with Philpott, Hutchinson,and Allen rolling strong right behind him.
A big thanks goes out to our PCS competitors for putting on a great race for our fans and making the whole weekend a fun event.
We are looking forward to our next race on May 17th that brings us back into Ukiah Speedway. We anticipate a great car count there as well as several of our guys are still finishing their cars