COLE MOORE GRABS SECOND PCS WIN OF 2018 WITH STOCKTON TRIUMPH

STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA (July 22, 2018) – 2015 Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com Rookie of the Year Cole Moore outlasted a challenging evening at Stockton 99 Speedway for his second PCS win of the year, Saturday night.  Moore came out on top over points leader Jason Romero in a thrilling battle in an attrition-shortened 60 lap sprint race.

Romero set the standard of the night early with a 13.366 lap in time trials to take the Sunoco Fuels Fast Time by .147 seconds on the field.  Romero only mustered eighth in the American Racer Tire Dash while 2016 series Rookie of the Year Matt Wendt won the dash for the pole and a set of tires.

Wendt led early while third starting John Moore made slight contact with his son Cole to take second on lap two.  Moore then passed Wendt for the lead on lap nine as the top nine cars ran closely together.  Romero was still mired in eighth, facing a battle with Michael Sandoval.

Cole Moore and Wendt made contact in turn one for a lap ten caution, with Cole using the “tap out” rule to accept blame for the incident.  It put Cole Moore to the rear of the field and Wendt back into second place.

The contact proved to cause significant damage to Wendt’s rear end, however, as he faltered coming to green causing an accordion of bumping among the field before he retired to the infield.

John Moore then spun abruptly into turn three on lap 13 while leading, gathering up former track champions Matt Scott and Dave Byrd in the process.  Moore’s spin was caused by a blown engine and Scott was eliminated from the race as well.  Mike Ray had his second spin of the race on the following restart, reducing the field to six cars running.

The race was then shortened by officials to 60 laps as the top six battled to the finish.  Sandoval and Byrd had an incident that caused a quick yellow and bunched things up.  Cole Moore took the lead from Romero on lap 20 followed by Madera winner Carlos Vieira, before Vieira faded behind the top-two.  Romero showed Moore a nose on lap 43 and tried again as they approached promoter Tony Noceti’s $500 bonus for leading lap 50.  Cole Moore led that lap while Romero stayed in lockstep.

They remained in lockstep down to the wire.  Romero took a look inside when Cole went up the hill in turn two on the final lap.  Moore wisely defended the inside line through turns three and four and motored away for his third career Pacific Challenge Series victory.  Romero extended his points lead from second with Vieira, Beeler, and Sandoval the top-five.  Romero also won the Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger for his run from eighth to second.

Romero now leads John Moore by 14 points with the series readying for Madera Speedway on August 11th.

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*

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

 

Pacific Challenge Series Round 5: Stockton 99 Speedway results

FinishCarDriverHometownSponsors
120Cole MooreGranite Bay, CAJM Environmental
28Jason RomeroCameron Park, CAFolsom Lake Asphalt
351Carlos VieiraLivingston, CA51FIFTY Energy Drink
46Mike BeelerModesto, CABeeler Industries
57Michael SandovalRipon, CASandoval Farms
63Dave ByrdFrench Camp, CACherokee Mufflers
727John MooreGranite Bay, CAJM Environmental
835Matt ScottPine Grove, CAKamps Propane
945Mike RayRipon, CA 
101Matt WendtGalt, CAWendt Construction
1150Justin PhilpottTracy, CAPhilpott’s Garage

 

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #8 Jason Romero

American Racer Dash: #1 Matt Wendt

Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #8 Jason Romero

Lap Leaders: 1 Matt Wendt 1-8, 27 John Moore 9-13, 8 Jason Romero 14-20, 20 Cole Moore 21-60

STOCKTON 99 SPEEDWAY UP NEXT FOR PACIFIC CHALLENGE SERIES

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (July 18, 2018) – The lone appearance in 2018 of the Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com at Stockton 99 Speedway is up next with the Super Late Model series visiting the quarter-mile on Saturday.  The historic speedway has been an important venue for the series since its inception.

Saturday’s race is no exception as just 14 points separate the top three in the standings at the halfway point of the eight race campaign.  Sweeping both Shasta Speedway races has propelled 2009 All American Speedway Late Model champion Jason Romero to the top of the PCS mountain by four points over 2015 champion John Moore.  Moore has finished no worse than fifth all season, bolstered by a second place run behind Romero in June at Shasta and a third place effort to open the year at Madera.

Two-time and defending champion Mike Beeler of Modesto rounds out the top-three after a seventh place finish at Shasta dropped him 14 points out of first.  Beeler and Moore each have enjoyed a pair of wins at Stockton and each won Stockton during championship winning seasons.  Both will hope that trend continues in 2018.

2015 Rookie of the Year Cole Moore has been snake bitten by mechanical problems but a victory at Ukiah has allowed him to hold steady in fourth.  17-time stock car champion Dave Byrd of French Camp is among those that count Stockton as a home race track and will do his bidding from fifth in the standings.

Stockton Super Stock Tri-Holiday champion Matt Wendt moved into the PCS in 2016 and won the 2017 September race at his home track.  Wendt is currently sixth in the standings, followed by Shannon Mansch of Roseville.  Mansch won a Westcar Late Model Series event at Stockton in May 2006 en route to becoming the first female touring stock car champion that year.

Coquille, OR’s David Miller, Valley Springs’ Tracy Bolin, and Ukiah’s John Dalerio round out the top-ten in the standings.  Two-time Madera PCS winner Carlos Vieira of Livingston, CA is expected in action on Saturday night along with Elk Grove’s Mike Hite and former Stockton Late Model champion Matt Scott of Pine Grove, CA among others.

Stockton 99 Speedway has loaded the deck with action this weekend, with the popular Stockton Late Models and Bombers competing along with a Legends of the Pacific national qualifier race and an appearance by the B4 Cylinders division.

Friday practice sees gates open at 2 p.m. with the track open until 8 p.m.  On Saturday pit gates open at 1 p.m. while grandstands open at 5 p.m.  Racing starts at 6 p.m.  Adult tickets are $20 for ages 16+, while Juniors, Seniors, and Military are $15.  Kids 10 and under are free and a family pack for two Adults and two Juniors is $55.  Tickets are available at the gate or online at Stockton99.com

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*