VIEIRA OUTLASTS ROMERO FOR THIRD CAREER PCS WIN

MADERA, CALIFORNIA (August 11, 2018) – A pressure-filled 63 lap green flag run to finish ended with Carlos Vieira taking his third career Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com victory on Saturday night at Madera Speedway.  Vieira, of Livingston, CA, outlasted points leader Jason Romero in arguably the closest series event at Madera yet

Vieira topped a narrow Sunoco Fuels qualifying session by .002 seconds over Romero which saw only .086 seconds across the top-six.  The American Racer Tire Dash for a set of tires went a different direction with Galt’s Matt Wendt winning it for the second event in a row.

Wendt led the opening two laps of the 75 feature on the one-third mile before Cole Moore edged forward from the outside to lead lap three.  Vieira used the outside himself to nab second from Wendt not long after.  John Moore and Matt Scott had a nice side-by-side duel for fourth behind them as well.

Vieira didn’t waste any time attacking Cole Moore using the inside to take the lead on lap seven.  The leaders all started to move upstairs on the two-groove race track before things came to a halt on lap 12.  A multi-car melee that included defending champion Mike Beeler, Mike Hite, and debutants Jacob Smith and Tyler Herzog blocked the front stretch for a red flag.  For the third consecutive PCS event at Madera, Hite was eliminated with crash damage.  The other three drivers continued on.

John Moore used the restart to seize third from Wendt while Matt Scott battled side-by-side with Romero for fifth.  Ripon’s Mike Ray suffered mechanical problems that bounced him from the race on lap 27.

The Moores continued to battle as John Moore took over third from Cole Moore on lap 34 and went after Vieira for the lead.  On lap 37, the top-six cars ran virtually nose-to-tail as the intensity never relented.  Romero turned up the wick, passing Scott then getting third from Cole Moore on lap 38.  John Moore started to challenge Vieira, with the duo making hard contact in turn four on lap 39.  Romero closed down on them from third before the leaders made contact again on lap 46 in turn four.

Romero nosed inside Moore on several occasions for second place before finally clearing Moore on lap 68.  The remaining seven laps saw Romero try high and low to get around Vieira, going upstairs in turns one and two with three laps to go to no avail.  Carlos Vieira fended off Romero for his third career Pacific Challenge Series victory after a 63 lap green flag run, with John Moore a close third.  Cole Moore and Matt Scott rounded out the top-five.

The championship battle sees Romero gain two points on John Moore for a 16 point gap heading into the 2018 championship race on October 13th at All American Speedway in Roseville, CA.  The originally scheduled round #7 at Roseville on September 8th has been cancelled and the speedway will instead run a 150 lap special event for their local Late Model division.

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 6: Madera Speedway results

FinishCarDriverHometownSponsors
151Carlos VieiraLivingston, CA51FIFTY Energy Drink
28Jason RomeroCameron Park, CAFolsom Lake Asphalt
327John MooreGranite Bay, CAJM Environmental
420Cole MooreGranite Bay, CAJM Environmental
535Matt ScottPine Grove, CAKamps Propane
61Matt WendtGalt, CAWendt Construction
754Jacob SmithBakersfield, CASigma Engineering Solutions
81HTyler HerzogFresno, CACrown Homes
96Mike BeelerModesto, CABeeler Industries
103Dave ByrdFrench Camp, CACherokee Mufflers
1170Mike HiteElk Grove, CAPimental Freightlines
1245Mike RayRipon, CA 

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #51 Carlos Vieira

American Racer Dash: #1 Matt Wendt

Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #8 Jason Romero

Lap Leaders: 1 Matt Wendt 1-2, 20 Cole Moore 3-6, 51 Carlos Vieira 7-75

MADERA SET FOR PACIFIC CHALLENGE SERIES RETURN ON SATURDAY

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (August 6, 2018) – Arguably the most competitive venue in the Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com will welcome the Super Late Model series on Saturday night as drivers face Madera Speedway.  The one-third mile asphalt oval routinely attracts a wide-variety of local drivers to compete with the PCS regulars.

Saturday’s race tickets are valued priced at $15 for adults and the program also includes Legends of the Pacific, Hobby Stocks, CSS 360 Super Modifieds, USAC Western US Midgets, and Modified Super Toyotas.

The showdown for the series championship between Cameron Park’s Jason Romero, John Moore, and Mike Beeler has simmered down just a bit on the heels of Romero’s fourth top-four of the year at Stockton in July.  John Moore’s engine failure led to a DNF, allowing Romero to extend his points lead to 14 points over Moore with Beeler an additional two points behind.

Cole Moore’s win at Stockton was his second of the year and third of his career, moving up to fourth in the points within 34 points of the lead.  Romero finished eighth at Madera in March and is still looking for an elusive win at the speedway.

French Camp’s Dave Byrd had his best weekend of the season at Stockton, running fourth in practice and finishing sixth in the feature.  Byrd will look to continue to make gains from fifth in the points standings.  Galt’s Matt Wendt won the American Racer Tire dash at Stockton but contact with Cole Moore led to a rear end failure for Wendt’s fifth consecutive DNF.  The DNFs have been a surprise after he won the final two races of 2017.

Carlos Vieira has won twice at Madera with the PCS and finished third at Stockton in July as well.  Elk Grove’s Mike Hite expects to return for Madera as do several others in the PCS fold.  Roseville’s Shannon Mansch, Matt Scott, and David Miller round out the top-ten in the standings.

The contingent of local drivers saddling up for Madera is expected to feature Ripon drivers Michael Sandoval and Mike Ray along with Madera Late Model standout Tyler Herzog, cousin of track points leader Austin Herzog.  Bakersfield’s Jacob Smith will make his PCS debut and hope to duplicate the success of other debutants this year such as Kolby Berry who was third at Ukiah and Michael Mitchell who ran sixth at Shasta.

Activities begin Friday night with practice from 5pm to 8pm.  Madera Speedway charges $40 per pit pass with no car fees.  On Saturday, pit gates open at 12:30pm with practice from 2pm to 4pm Qualifying will follow with opening ceremonies at 6pm followed by the PCS American Racer Tire Dash, a full program of main events, and a 75 lap nightcap for the PCS.  The main events will be broadcasted live by Madera Speedway on both Facebook and their YouTube account Short Track TV.

Tickets are $15 for Adults, $13 for Seniors & Military, $7 for youth 6-12, and kids five and under are free.

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*