COLE MOORE WINS PCS FINALE WHILE ROMERO TAKES THE TITLE

ROSEVILLE CALIFORNIA (October 14, 2018) – Cole Moore of Granite Bay won his third Pacific Challenge Series presented by Penneylawyers.com race of 2018 on Saturday night, dominating the October Classic 100 at All American Speedway in Roseville, CA.  The win was ahead of Jason Romero, who used his fourth runner-up finish along with two victories to close out the 2018 championship

Romero won the Sunoco Fuels fast time as well but drew the seventh position to start alongside championship rival John Moore on the starting grid.  The 100 lap feature was the nightcap for a huge evening of racing that included a 200 lap NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West race and a 60 lap North State Modified Series event before over 3000 fans at the one-third mile oval.

The first caution flew on lap five when Dave Byrd spun in turn four and both Mike Hite and Austin Gant were involved.  The restart saw Hite spin into turn one and collect Byrd, who spun hard into Hite’s driver’s side door.  Byrd was out of the race but Hite made numerous pit stops and was able to continue on.

Matt Wendt of Galt spun trying to get underneath Adam Lemke for a caution on lap eight.  On the restart, Lemke battled with Matt Scott for third while Jack Wood looked outside Moore for the lead.  Scott and Lemke touched, with Scott suffering a left front flat tire and stopping the car to draw a caution on lap 11.

Wood ended up getting the lead on lap 12 on the restart, but Moore fought back to lead lap 13.  Romero chipped away at the pack to advance to third past Lemke by lap 16.

Romero then challenged Wood for second before they made contact in turn one that sent Wood spinning and relegated Romero to the rear.  On the restart, Lemke put up a nice challenge to Moore but Moore won the battle for the lead.  Scott returned onto the race track and slowed in front of Lemke as the leaders attempted to lap him.  He was black flagged by PCS officials as his car went up in sparks after the contact that ensued with Lemke.

The race went green for 49 consecutive laps which allowed Moore to build up a straightaway advantage over Lemke while Romero and Wood raced hard from the back of the field.  The duo closed down on Matt Wendt and contact forced Wendt back behind them both on lap 54.  Wendt went up in sparks and came to a stop in turn two for the next caution on lap 72.  Romero knifed inside John Moore to take third on the following restart.  Wood then made a daring three-wide maneuver a few laps later to get fourth from Moore and Mike Beeler.

Romero worked through lapped traffic and got around Lemke on lap 90 for second place but ran out of time to reel in Cole Moore.  Cole Moore darted to a 1.377 second victory while Romero ran second to finisxh 24 points ahead of John Moore in the championship.  Lemke’s debut yielded a strong third place followed by Wood and Beeler.  John Moore was sixth.  Romero’s move from seventh to second also grabbed the Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger award.

Cole Moore, Mike Beeler, and Dave Byrd rounded out the top-five in the final championship points.

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 7: All American Speedway results

FinishCarDriverHometownSponsors
120Cole MooreGranite Bay, CAJM Environmental / Berco
28Jason RomeroCameron Park, CAFolsom Lake Asphalt
398Adam LemkeHollister, CAADL Construction / Off Axis Paint
418Jack WoodLoomis, CACooks Collision
56Mike BeelerModesto, CABeeler Industries
627John MooreGranite Bay, CAJM Environmental / Thryv
770Mike HiteElk Grove, CAPimental Freight Lines
87Michael SandovalRipon, CASandoval Farms
91Matt WendtGalt, CAWendt Construction
1034Austin GantGrass Valley, CA 
1135Matt ScottPine Grove, CAKamps Propane
1288Lance halmRoseville, CAHalm Metal Fab
136xCameron LegueLincoln, CAAll Valley Tow
14`3Dave ByrdFrench Camp, CACherokee Muffler
1599Mike BristowManteca, CABristow Motorsports

 

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #8 Jason Romero

American Racer Dash: not held

Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #8 Jason Romero

Lap Leaders: 20 Cole Moore 1-11, 18 Jack Wood 12, Moore 13-100

PACIFIC CHALLENGE SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RACE AT ROSEVILLE THIS SATURDAY

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (October 8, 2018) – Cameron Park’s Jason Romero will try to close the deal on his first career Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com championship, when the series hits All American Speedway in Roseville, CA on Saturday night.  The event is one part of one of the largest short track events in the western United States, anchored by a 200 lap NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West race, the championship for the North State Modifieds, the 100 lap PCS championship, Super Stocks, and Mini Cups vs. Bandoleros.  All told over 400 laps with more than 80 race cars make up the ambitious evening.

In an encore to last season, the Pacific Challenge Series’ Super Late Model drivers conclude the evening for $2500 to win.  Last year’s race saw John Moore spin into the front stretch wall to end his championship hopes and hand the title to Mike Beeler for his second career title.  Jason Romero drag raced with Matt Wendt over the final stages of the event before narrowly missing out on victory.

Coming into 2018, Romero enjoys a 16 point advantage over Moore that represents eight positions on the race track.  Traditionally a home race track for the series, Saturday is the only appearance at the one-third mile this year.  Moore, of Granite Bay, also ranks Roseville as a home race track but has never won a touring stock car race there.

Beeler ranks third in the standings and has a win and at least four second place finishes at Roseville with the PCS.  2018 Ukiah winner Cole Moore won at Roseville in 2017 and is currently fourth in the championship.  French Camp’s Dave Byrd has advanced to fifth in the standings in his maiden PCS season.  The veteran driver has not competed at Roseville since 2012.

Matt Wendt ended 2017 with two consecutive victories.  His 2018 season has been a complete 180 with six consecutive DNFs.  Returning to the site of his most recent victory will hopefully bolster the performance for the driver out of Galt.  Carlos Vieira, three-time track champion Matt Scott, Elk Grove’s Mike Hite, and Roseville’s Shannon Mansch round out the top-ten in the points.

Elk Grove’s Shane Butler and Del Oro High School student Jack Wood of nearby Loomis, CA are among those attempting series returns at Roseville.  Wood was the 2017 PCS Rookie of the Year with a perfect season of all top-ten finishes.  He has not competed with the series yet in 2018.

Activities begin Friday night with practices from 5 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.  On Saturday pit gates open at 9 am with the first practice at 1:30 p.m. The final PCS practice at 3:25 p.m. serves as qualifying. Grandstands open at 4 p.m. with a full night of racing for Mini Cups, Super Stocks, North State Modifieds, and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West. The Pacific Challenge Series concludes the huge night at 9 p.m.

Tickets are available for pre-sale now at www.BMRNAPA.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, 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*