COLE MOORE RETURNS TO VICTORY LANE WITH UKIAH PCS WIN

UKIAH, CALIFORNIA (May 20, 2018) – Cole Moore led 72 laps and put together a masterful set of final restarts to prevail at Ukiah Speedway on Saturday night, charging to his second career Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com victory.  Moore conquered the challenging quarter-mile bullring in a race that was a tale of two acts.

Shasta Raceway Park winner Jason Romero won the Sunoco Fuels Fast Time Award for the second consecutive race, but had work to do when the field was fully inverted for the American Racer Tire Dash.  Romero finished seventh to start seventh in the feature while Coquille, OR’s David Miller won the Dash for a set of tires and the pole position of the feature with Moore finishing second for the outside front row.

Moore used his outside starting position to challenge Miller from the outside from the drop of the green flag, taking the lead on lap three.  Defending series champion Mike Beeler used the outside line to move forward and brought Romero with him, with the duo advancing to second and third respectively by lap 11.

Ukiah’s John Dalerio started tenth and immediately moved to the front, passing a quickly faltering Miller for fifth on lap 16.  Romero aimed high and low on Beeler in an entertaining race for second place while Miller anchored a four car line of cars from sixth through ninth positions.

Romero took over second on lap 29 but had a half-lap deficit to make up on Cole Moore by that point.  Moore started lapping cars, lapping fellow front row starter Miller on lap 35.  Redwood Valley’s Kolby Berry used the leader as a pick to advance up into sixth position but was also put down a lap a few laps later.

Matt Wendt struggled with rear end issues and was tagged by race leader Cole Moore on lap 59, with Wendt limping to a stop in the infield for the first caution of the race.  Wendt surrendered to the pits as had Miller by that point.  Both did not return.

Romero seized the chance to challenge Moore for the lead after a 59 lap green flag run.  After pacing behind Moore for several laps after the restart, Romero gave him a pair of taps into turn three to grab the lead at lap 66.  Romero missed his marks into turn one, sailing up the hill and off the edge of the track in turn two.  He slid into the dirt to surrender the lead and force a caution flag.

Moore reassumed the lead while Romero tried to mount a comeback from the rear of the pack with just nine laps remaining.  John Moore tangled with John Dalerio twice, first on lap 70 and again on lap 73.  Both restarts saw Cole Moore pick the inside line against Mike Beeler and both attempts saw Moore drive away in convincing fashion.

The final two lap shootout was a mad scramble, with Berry diving inside the pack down the backstretch to nearly show his nose to race leader Cole Moore.  He ended up sliding in front of Beeler for second with one to go.  Cole Moore took a five car length victory while Romero crossed over Berry at the line to take a narrow second place finish.  Beeler ended up relegated to fourth with John Moore just a few feet behind in fifth as well.

Berry’s drive from ninth to third earned him the Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger Award.  The evening began with a tribute to Martin Disomma, the father of PCS official Blake Disomma.  $100 was added to the winner’s purse for each division racing at Ukiah on Saturday, making Cole Moore’s win a $1600 victory.

The Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com makes its second stop at Shasta Speedway on June 23rd as part of the Shasta District Fair for its fourth race of 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 3: Ukiah Speedway results

FinishCarDriverHometownSponsors
120Cole MooreGranite Bay, CAJM Environmental
28Jason RomeroCameron Park, CAFolsom Lake Asphalt
388Kolby BerryRedwood Valley, CARedwood Valley RV
46Mike BeelerModesto, CABeeler Industries
527John MooreGranite Bay, CAJM Environmental
614John DalerioUkiah, CAAuto Tech
73Dave ByrdFrench Camp, CACherokee Mufflers
828Myles AndersonFort Bragg, CAAnderson Logging
91Matt WendtGalt, CAWendt Construction
1022MDavid MillerCoquille, OR 

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #8 Jason Romero 12.814

American Racer Dash: #22M David Miller

Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #88 Kolby Berry

Lap Leaders: 22M David Miller 1-2, 20 Cole Moore 3-65, Jason Romero 66, Moore 67-75

PACIFIC CHALLENGE SERIES TRAVELS NORTH TO UKIAH ON SATURDAY

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (May 16, 2018) – Round #3 of the 2018 Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com will tackle the challenging Ukiah Speedway with Super Late Model action on the quarter-mile oval.  Saturday’s race will be the only Ukiah stop out of the eight race touring stock car series.

2015 Pacific Challenge Series champion John Moore of Granite Bay holds that same title in 2018, after a narrow runner-up finish in the 2017 championship.  Moore comes into Ukiah fresh off an American Racer Tire dash victory at Shasta in April that he parlayed into a come-from-behind fourth place finish.  Moore also finished third in the season opener at Madera in March.  His record at Ukiah includes four top-fives including a fourth place finish in 2015 on the championship finale.

2015 Roseville Pacific Challenge Series winner and 2006 Westcar Late Model Series champion Shannon Mansch has rocketed up to second in the points.  Her second place finish at Shasta breaks her tie for second in the standings with 2014 and 2017 champion Mike Beeler.  Mansch has just one PCS start at Ukiah that yielded an eighth place finish in 2015.

Beeler has been one of the most successful drivers at Ukiah in series history, amassing nine starts, seven top-fives, and one win.  Beeler and Mansch trail Moore by a narrow two point margin and will try to close that gap on Saturday.

Jason Romero’s sixth career PCS win at Shasta has moved him up to fourth in the standings, just four points out of first.  Tracy Bolin’s fourth place outing at Madera has him fifth in the championship.

A trio of drivers find themselves deeper in the standings than they would have liked going into the year, with all of them aiming to turn their fortunes around at Ukiah.  14-time stock car champion Dave Byrd is sixth in the standings ahead of former Rookie of the Year drivers Cole Moore and Matt Wendt.  Both have had race winning speed in previous Ukiah attempts, with Wendt coming close to victory last July at Ukiah.  Combined across four starts each, the duo has only tallied three top-fives collectively at the bullring.

Madera opening night winner Carlos Vieira and last July’s Ukiah winner Randy Hedrick round out the top-ten in the standings.  Redwood Valley’s Kolby Berry aims for his PCS debut after a productive career in Junior Late Models, and will be joined by Ukiah’s John Dalerio as some of the drivers looking to defend their home turf.

Action gets underway on Friday with practice from 6pm-9pm.  On Saturday, grandstands open at 3:30pm with racing at 5pm. Adults are just $12, Senior/Student $9, Children 6-11 $6, and kids 5 and under are free! The family pack for 2 adults and 3 kids is $30.  Ukiah Speedway is located at the Redwood Empire Fairgrounds.  Bandoleros, Bombers, Legends, Jalopies, Jammers, and Pro 4’s will also be competing.\

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 – Ukiah

#6 Mike Beeler

Starts: 9, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 7, Top-Tens: 9

#70 Mike Hite

Starts: 4, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 2

#1 Matthew Wendt

Starts: 4, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 2, Top-Tens, 4

#20 Cole Moore

Starts 4, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 2

#27 John Moore

Starts: 4, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 4, Top-Tens: 4

#29 Randy Hedrick

Starts: 1, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 1

#61 Shannon Mansch

Starts: 1, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 1