JASON ROMERO GOES TWO IN A ROW DURING SHASTA DISTRICT FAIR

JASON ROMERO GOES TWO IN A ROW DURING SHASTA DISTRICT FAIR

ANDERSON, CALIFORNIA (June 23, 2018) – Cameron Park’s Jason Romero won his second consecutive Shasta Speedway victory, and seventh career in the PCS, taking Saturday’s 100 lapper during the Shasta District Fair in Anderson, CA.  A strong crowd weathered 100 degree temperatures to watch 15 Super Late Models compete in the feature presented by PenneyLawyers.com

John Moore led the Sunoco Fuels qualifying while his son Cole Moore won the American Racer Tire Dash.  Cole Moore started on the pole on the 3/8ths mile speedway alongside PCS debutant Michael Mitchell of Loomis, CA.

Cole Moore jumped out to the early lead while Coquille, OR’s David Miller fell backwards from the outside line.  Mitchell drifted backwards as well when John Moore took over third on lap six.  Mitchell found himself pinched outside and he fell back to seventh by lap eight.

Romero hounded Cole Moore much like he did at the Ukiah race in May.  Romero took several looks inside Moore on both ends of the race track, and the duo went side-by-side as they lapped Dave Byrd in a three-wide move on lap 33.

The continual challenges paid off when Romero took the lead on lap 36.  John Moore passed Cole a few laps later for second allowing the top-two in the points to hold the top-two on the race track.

Anderson’s Derek Copeland passed Napa’s James Bickford for fifth on lap 50 and Modesto’s Mike Beeler fell down a lap on lap 52.  The race finally had its first caution in the grueling affair on lap 61 when Ryan Lentz spun in turn four.  Matt Wendt escaped to the pits just before the caution and did not return.

Copeland and Mitchell used some sneaky maneuvers to knife up into third and fourth on the restart with Cole Moore relegated from third to seventh.  Cole Moore tried to challenge James Bickford before Bickford’s night ended when he slowed for a caution on lap 74.

The ensuing restart was a wild one when Romero led the field to green and had contact with third place Copeland.  Romero came to a stop in the infield and officials deemed it a false start.  Romero was able to get a second chance inside John Moore and motored away while Moore and Copeland made contact that sent Moore up the hill in turn one.

Cole Moore tagged the wall on the front stretch and retired to the pits on lap 81, putting all eyes on the battle for second between Copeland and John Moore.

Jason Romero cruised home to victory to the appreciative crowd.  The battle for second had a wild run to the finish side-by-side, bouncing off of each other, with John Moore narrowly nipping Copeland at the stripe.  Miller and Hite rounded out the top-five.

Romero will enjoy a four point advantage on Moore in the standings when the series resumes on July 21st at Stockton 99 Speedway.

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, Competition Carburetion, 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 4: Shasta Speedway results

FinishCarDriverHometownSponsors
18Jason RomeroCameron Park, CAFolsom Lake Asphalt
227John MooreGranite Bay, CAJM Environmental
324Derek CopelandAnderson, CASK Construction, Hen House
422David MillerCoquille, OR 
570Mike HiteElk Grove, CAPimental Freight Lines
677Michael MitchellLoomis, CASinister Diesel
76Mike BeelerModesto, CABeeler Industries
817Trevor HarrisonRedding, CAHorizon Construction
93Dave ByrdFrench Camp, CACherokee Mufflers
1020Cole MooreGranite Bay, CAJM Environmental
1135James BickfordNapa, CASlidebelts
121Matt WendtGalt, CAWendt Construction
1331Ryan LentzCottonwood, CAPaul Baker Trucking
1491Brandon WilliamsRedding, CASunrise Excavating
1588Dustin WaltersFerndale, CA 

 

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #27 John Moore

American Racer Dash: #20 Cole Moore

Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #17 Trevor Harrison

Lap Leaders: 20 Cole Moore 1-35, 8 Jason Romero 36-100

PACIFIC CHALLENGE SERIES RACES INTO THE SHASTA DISTRICT FAIR SATURDAY

PACIFIC CHALLENGE SERIES RACES INTO THE SHASTA DISTRICT FAIR SATURDAY

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (June 20, 2018) – The Shasta District Fairgrounds will come to life with the touring stars of the Pacific Challenge Series on Saturday, with a large contingent of drivers from across Northern California expected at Shasta Speedway.  The fourth round of the PenneyLawyers.com backed series brings Super Late Models to the 3/8ths mile for their second appearance of the year.

Bombers, Hornets, and Legends will also be competing and all fair tickets will include admission into the races.

In April, Jason Romero of Cameron Park, CA set a sizzling track record lap of 15.428 seconds that he parlayed into the race victory.  Romero’s victory also is part of his points leading season.  Romero was eighth at Madera in March before the Shasta win in April and a runner-up finish at Ukiah in May.  His points lead is a narrow two points over former series champions John Moore of Granite Bay and Mike Beeler of Modesto.

Moore, the 2015 series champion, has had a consistent campaign with finishes of third, fourth, and fifth.  He nearly won the $5,000 to win Limited Late Model event at Roseville last weekend.  His career best PCS finish at Shasta is a second place run in 2017.

Beeler, winner of the 2014 and 2017 titles, has seen his season go the exact opposite direction of Moore.  His year opened in fifth at Madera before fourth at Shasta and third at Ukiah.  He’d like to improve two spots better for his first Shasta win on Saturday.  His third place in April was his best career finish at Shasta in three PCS starts.

Cole Moore’s Ukiah victory was his second career win in the PCS and has propelled him to fourth in the standings.  He opened the year with a pair of DNFs including a tenth place result at Shasta.  The 2015 PCS Rookie of the Year made his Shasta debut in 2016 with a career-best third place finish.

Rounding out the top-five in the championship is Dave Byrd of French Camp, CA.  The multiple-time stock car champion had a runner-up finish with the SRL Southwest Tour in 2007 along with a win and a second place finish in the prestigious Win-River 125 on the old 1/3rd mile configuration in the 1980s.

The remaining full-time car thus far has been 2016 Rookie of the Year Matt Wendt of Galt, CA.  Wendt has not yet finished a PCS race this season but carries high expectations into Shasta.

Other competitors that travel with the PCS expected at Shasta include Roseville’s Shannon Mansch, Ukiah’s John Dalerio, and Elk Grove’s Mike Hite.  Former NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West driver James Bickford will compete for Matt Scott Racing in the #35 Chevrolet.  Bickford previously had a runner-up finish when the West came to Shasta in 2015 for the Bill Schmitt Memorial.

Local standouts such as 2017 Shasta PCS winner Derek Copeland, Brandon Williams, Dane Nissen, and Trevor Harrison will also be competing joined by several Eureka area drivers including Dustin Walters.

There will be no Friday practice due to the Shasta District Fair.  PCS competitors will get a special practice session early Saturday instead.  Pit gates will open at 10 a.m. with practice from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.  Regular cycles of practice sessions for all four divisions competing will follow, with qualifying at approx. 5 p.m. and racing at 6 p.m.  The 100 lap PCS feature will wrap up the exciting night of action at approx. 9 p.m.

Admission for the fair includes admission to the races.  Prices are Adults – $10.00,

Senior & Military – $7.00 (62 & Over), Junior- $6.00, and Parking – $7.00.

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*