ROMERO GRABS SIXTH CAREER PCS WIN WITH SHASTA VICTORY

ANDERSON, CALIFORNIA (April 21, 2018) – Jason Romero won his sixth career Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com feature, and first outside of All American Speedway, by taking Saturday’s 75 lap feature at Shasta Speedway.  Romero opened up the night of Super Late Model racing on the 3/8ths mile by setting a new track record before the decisive victory.

Romero’s lap of 15.428 in Sunoco Fuels qualifying lowered the mark previously set by two-time series champion Jeremy Doss of Upperlake, CA.  Romero’s fast time placed him three tenths ahead of the rest of the 14 car pack.

The gap narrowed when the drivers competed in the American Racer Tire Dash.  The eight lap contest’s lineup is set by a redraw, which allowed 2015 champion & 2017 series runner-up John Moore to steer his Camaro to victory ahead of 2006 Westcar Late Model Series champion Shannon Mansch.

Moore’s dash win gave him the pole for the main event, and he took the lead from Mansch at the start.  He brought third-starting Romero with him.  Several laps later, both Matt Scott and Cole Moore dove inside Mansch as well shuffling her back to fifth.

The top-four broke into two pairs of battles until Scott and Cole Moore came together in turn one with Scott spinning his #35 car.  John Dalerio and Matt Wendt were among those who had to scramble to avoid the spin.  Both Scott and Moore had to pit for repairs.

Romero passed John Moore on the outside to take the lead on the restart.  The caution flew on lap 11 when debutant Jarrett Gilmer slowed with mechanical problems.  Romero picked the inside for the restart which allowed John Moore to lead the 12th lap by a nose.  Romero took the lead back the following lap.

Willows’ Dane Nissen spun in turn four for the next caution on lap 21 with Scott heading to the pits briefly for more repairs during that caution.  Nissen also pitted and retired from the race.  Romero and John Moore both spun into turn one when the race restarted, with Tracy Bolin among those who suffered damage in the incident.  Mansch assumed the top spot with Romero and Moore restarting at the back of the field.

Cole Moore used the incident and the restart to advance up to second position around the outside of John Dalerio.  Three laps later, Moore dove inside Mansch into turn one to take the lead.  Bolin pitted again under the green flag run as his damage worsened and he failed to return to the race.

Cole Moore’s hopes for victory were dashed when he stopped in the infield on the backstretch for a lap 38 caution.  Moore was able to re-fire and drive into the pits but it handed the lead back to Mansch once more.  Cole Moore did not return to the race.  Ukiah’s John Dalerio spun in turn four on the next restart but managed to continue.  Dave Byrd spun into the infield, however, to force a caution.

Romero knifed his way through the incidents into second place.  He took the lead from Mansch coming back to green and never looked back.  Romero built up a sizeable lead until Dalerio spun again in turn four.  John Moore pitted under the caution to surrender a top-five run.

Romero was undeterred, driving to a five second win while Mansch fended off champions Mike Beeler and John Moore for a well-deserved second place finish.  Matt Scott came back for a fifth place finish while Anderson’s Ryan Peeples drove from 14th to sixth to win the Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger.

The Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com resumes on May 19th at Ukiah Speedway for the *North State Challenge*.

For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com, visit www.PacificChallengeSeries.com or follow them on Facebook or YouTube

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.

2018 Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com Schedule

Subject to Change

March 31 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Thunder & Lightning w/ USAC & BCRA*

April 21 Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA) *Kool April Nights*

May 19 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA) *North State Challenge*

June 23 Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA) *Shasta Fair*

July 21 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Summer Classic*

August 11 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Thunder & Lightning II w/ USAC & 360 Supers*

September 8 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *Back to School*

October 13 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *October Classic 100*

 

Pacific Challenge Series Round 2: Shasta Speedway results

FinishCarDriverHometownSponsors
18Jason RomeroCameron Park, CAFolsom Lake Asphalt
261Shannon ManschRoseville, CAMansch Motorsports
36Mike BeelerModesto, CABeeler Industries
427John MooreGranite Bay, CAJM Environmental
535Matt Scott Pine Grove, CAKamps Propane
65Ryan PeeplesAnderson, CAArizona Gold Exchange
73Dave ByrdFrench Camp, CACherokee Mufflers
817Trevor HarrisonRedding, CAHorizon Construction
914John DalerioUkiah, CAAuto Tech
1020Cole MooreGranite Bay, CAJM Environmental
1111JTracy BolinValley Springs, CABolin Builders
121Matt WendtGalt, CAWendt Construction
1326Dane NissenWilliams, CADunlap Custom Farming
142Jarrett GilmerManteca, CAWendt Const./Car Computers.com

 

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #8 Jason Romero 15.428 *NEW TRACK RECORD*

American Racer Dash: #27 John Moore

Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #5 Ryan Peeples

UKIAH SET TO HOST PACIFIC CHALLENGE SERIES MAY 19TH

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (April 23, 2018) – The Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com will now feature five different race tracks across its eight race Super Late Model touring series, as Ukiah Speedway will host the series on May 19th.

The race has been moved from All American Speedway in Roseville, CA, as the track continues negotiations for a new promoter.  Currently scheduled races at Roseville for September 8 and October 13 remain on the calendar tentative to the one-third mile completing their agreement.

Ukiah Speedway is the tightest quarters racing of the year on the high-banked quarter-mile oval.  Randy Hedrick of Reno, NV won a thriller to take last July’s round and will be among drivers looking forward to the series’ return.  Two-time PCS champion Mike Beeler of Modesto has been a dominant force at the track, scoring four top-twos in the last two years.  His victory at Ukiah in 2016 saw him sweep around the outside of JR Courage in an exciting and decisive move.

The PCS runs once monthly this season, with Shasta Speedway following Ukiah on June 23rd.  Stockton and Madera are also hosting races in 2018.

For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com, visit www.PacificChallengeSeries.com or follow them on Facebook or YouTube

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.

2018 Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com Schedule

Subject to Change

March 31 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Thunder & Lightning w/ USAC & BCRA*

April 21 Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA) *Kool April Nights*

May 19 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA) *North State Challenge*

June 23 Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA) *Shasta Fair*

July 21 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Summer Classic*

August 11 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Thunder & Lightning II w/ USAC & 360 Supers*

September 8 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *Back to School*

October 13 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *October Classic 100*

PACIFIC CHALLENGE SERIES ROUND #2 SATURDAY AT SHASTA

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (April 18, 2018) – Round #2 of the 2018 Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com will hit the 3/8th mile Shasta Speedway in Anderson, CA on Saturday night.  The largest facility on the series’ calendar hosts the PCS twice in 2018, with local drivers aiming to challenge the touring stars of Northern California’s Super Late Model Series.

Saturday’s races take place during the “Kool April Nights” classic car event taking place throughout the area, making for a gearheads paradise in the north state.

Carlos Vieira won the 2018 season opener for the PCS at Madera Speedway in March.  Vieira dominated the 75 lapper but faced company late in the race from hard-charging Randy Hedrick of Reno, NV.  Hedrick settled for second place with 2015 series champion John Moore in third.

The 2017 visit to Shasta attracted an outstanding 18 car field and saw 2009 All American Speedway champion Jason Romero set fast-time and win the American Racer Tire dash before a flat tire knocked him from the lead on lap 18.  Cole Moore also ran strong before he succumbed to mechanical problems late in the race.

Derek Copeland scored the hometown victory with John Moore coming home second and 2017 champion Mike Beeler finished fourth.  Roseville’s Shannon Mansch and Galt’s Matt Wendt, both expected on Saturday night, finished fifth and sixth respectively.  Other local Shasta drivers expected to compete include Ryan Peeples and Trevor Harrison.  Willow’s Dane Nissen will make his return to the series as well.  Nissen scored one top-five in last year’s Super 6 series that utilizes similar rules to the PCS.  In 10 starts in the former North State Challenge Series, Nissen finished on the podium at Shasta twice.

Shasta is one of the few tracks where 14-time racing champion Dave Byrd has not yet visited victory lane.  He came close in July 2007 – his last trip there – when he finished second in the SRL Southwest Tour series.  June 2016 Shasta PCS winner Tracy Bolin finished third in that particular event as well.

Three-time All American Speedway champion Matt Scott will make his first start of the season, still searching for his first PCS victory.

Racing action on the 3/8ths mile will also include Bombers, Hornets, and Legends of the Pacific.  Racing gets started on Friday with practice.  Gates open at 1 p.m. with practice under the lights from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Pit passes are $45.  On Saturday, gates open at noon with a $45 pit pass fee and a $100 PCS entry fee.  Practice, qualifying, and racing will follow.

Discount racer rate hotels are available at the Best Western Anderson Inn and Gaia Hotel.  Mention Shasta Speedway for the rate.

For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com, visit www.PacificChallengeSeries.com or follow them on Facebook or YouTube

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.

2018 Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com Schedule

Subject to Change

March 31 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Thunder & Lightning w/ USAC & BCRA*

April 21 Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA) *Kool April Nights*

May 19 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA) *North State Challenge*

June 23 Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA) *Shasta Fair*

July 21 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Summer Classic*

August 11 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Thunder & Lightning II w/ USAC & 360 Supers*

September 8 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *Back to School*

October 13 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *October Classic 100*

 

PCS Track Stats – Shasta

#05 Eric Schmidt Starts: 5, Wins: 4, Top-Fives: 4, Top-Tens: 5

#75 Jeremy Doss Starts: 4, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 3, Top-Tens: 3

#5 Ryan Peeples Starts: 5, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 2

#24 Derek Copeland Starts: 3, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 2

#39m Jason Mitchell Starts: 3, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 0

#11 Tracy Bolin Starts: 2, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 1

#20 Cole Moore Starts: 2, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 1

#1 Matt Wendt Starts: 2, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 2

#27 John Moore Starts: 2, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 2

#6 Mike Beeler Starts: 2, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 1

VIEIRA WINS SECOND PACIFIC CHALLENGE RACE IN MADERA THRILLER

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (March 31, 2018) – Carlos Vieira turned in an encore performance Saturday night, leading the final 56 laps to take his second career Pacific Challenge Series race at Madera Speedway.  Vieira’s win in the PenneyLawyers.com series matched his win in the 2017 season opener at the one-third mile speedway as well.

The event was a tribute to three Valley racing legends – Al Pombo, Marshall Sargent, and Smokey Hanoian.  A strong Easter weekend crowd was treated to an Easter Egg hunt, open wheel racing, and the 75 lap Super Late Model race.

Vieira won the Sunoco Fuels fast-time and swept around American Racer Tire Dash winner Cole Moore to lead lap one.  Eric Nascimento, Jr. charged up into second place on the third lap before a caution on lap seven when Jason Romero spun after contact with defending champion Mike Beeler. 2017 Ukiah winner Randy Hedrick stopped in the melee as well.  Beeler initiated the tap rule where he took blame for the skirmish, allowing Romero and Hedrick to regain their positions.

Nascimento, age 16, started inside Vieira on the restart and seized the lead before Vieira crawled back onto his rear bumper.  Cole Moore went up in smoke on lap 16 and under the caution period Thomas Suarez, in his series debut, lost a substantial amount of oil in turn one as well.  After a lengthy red flag for clean up, things intensified for the lead position.  Vieira and Nascimento had a slow restart that resulted in a serious crash behind them.  2017 two-time winner Matt Wendt and Elk Grove’s Mike Hite made contact, sending Wendt around and into the inside k-rail and tires.  Wendt exited the car gingerly with assistance from paramedics.

The top-two of Nascimento and Vieira were sent back to the second row for their failure for a clean start, with 2015 champion John Moore and Romero assumed the lead positions.  Moore took over the lead coming to green with Vieira quickly closing on him.  Vieira took the top spot back on lap 22.  Moore, Hedrick and Romero battled for second before Romero was able to take it just past halfway.  Cole Moore’s night ended up in flames in turn one on lap 50, and Romero went after Vieira for the lead on the following restart.  The charge was short lived with an axle issue ending Romero’s evening prematurely.

Hedrick stayed within striking distance of Vieira over the closing laps, getting within a car length on several occasions, before Vieira motored away for his second career PCS win.  Vieira won by .317 seconds with John Moore, Tracy Bolin, and Beeler the top-five.  Nascimento was seventh at the finish after a strong early showing.

“It was a tough race; great racing actually.  I had a lot of fun tonight.  Campbell Motorsports does so much hard work to get this car ready for the races.  Madera Speedway – this is awesome!  Kenny Shepherd does a great job,” Vieira said.  “When you have a good car and you just concentrate on your driving it makes the difference.  That restart I was questioning if I should be on the outside or not.  I actually changed my line and stayed lower in one and two and higher in three and four and it worked out.”

In open wheel action, the Super Modified race was a master’s class in a race of attrition.  Lance Jackson emerged as the CSS 360 victor as the only car left running, after Donnie Large and AJ Russell tangled in turn three on lap 11.

Mark Maliepaard won a history making BCRA Midget main event in a close duel with Chad Nichols and Scott Pierovich.  13 year-old Jesse Love, the 2017 51FIFTY Energy Drink Jr. Late Model champion, made his first full-size Midget start as one of the youngest drivers in Midget racing history.  He finished fourth.

His Late Model racing teammate Adam Lemke of Hollister had the right stuff as he drove for a commanding four second win in the USAC Western US Midgets main event.  Good Times QMA graduates Joey Iest and Blake Brannon rounded out the top-three.

The Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com resumes on April 21st at Anderson’s Shasta Speedway.  Shasta is the series’ largest venue at 3/8ths a mile.

For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com, visit www.PacificChallengeSeries.com or follow them on Facebook or YouTube

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.

 

2018 Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com Schedule

Subject to Change

March 31 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Thunder & Lightning w/ USAC & BCRA*

April 21 Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA) *Kool April Nights*

May 19 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *Return to Roseville*

June 23 Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA) *Shasta Fair*

July 21 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Summer Classic*

August 11 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Thunder & Lightning II w/ USAC & 360 Supers*

September 8 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *Back to School*

October 13 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *October Classic 100*

 

Pacific Challenge Series Round 1: Madera Speedway results

FinishCarDriverHometownSponsors
151Carlos VieiraLivingston, CA51FIFTY Energy Drink
229Randy HedrickReno, NVSierra Speed
327John MooreGranite Bay, CAJM Environmental
411JTracy BolinValley Springs, CABolin Builders
56Mike BeelerModesto, CABeeler Industries
661Shannon ManschRoseville, CAMansch Motorsports
721NEric Nascimento Jr.Manteca, CANascimento Motorsports
88Jason RomeroCameron Park, CAFolsom Lake Asphalt
920Cole MooreGranite Bay, CAJM Environmental
103Dave ByrdFrench Camp, CACherokee Mufflers
112Matt WendtGalt, CAWendt Construction
1270Mike HiteElk Grove, CAPimental Frieghtlines
1317Thomas SuarezClovis, CARCM Technologies

 

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #51 Carlos Vieira

American Racer Dash: #20 Cole Moore

Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #29 Randy Hedrick

Lap leaders: #51 Carlos Vieira 1-7, #21 Eric Nascimento, Jr. 8-16, #27 John Moore 17-21, Vieira 22-75