ROMERO FIRST REPEAT WINNER OF 2016 PCS WITH ROSEVILLE VICTORY
ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA (June 25, 2016) – Cameron Park’s Jason Romero is now two-for-two in PCS competition at Roseville, taking Saturday’s 100 lap feature during the Placer County Fair at All American Speedway. The win during the sixth round of the Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com also makes him the only repeat winner this season.
In similar fashion to his victory on April 16th, the three-time All American Speedway champion hounded the leader until a late race manuever. He has only led a total of 20 laps en route to the two victories.
17-time PCS winner and incoming points leader Jeremy Doss of Upperlake, CA led the field to green after winning the American Racer Tire dash. The dash also paid $500 to win.
Doss got out to a comfortable early lead while Romero navigated from fifth starting position to get past Cole Moore for fourth. The race had a straggled start that allowed the top eight cars to pull away from the rest of the pack.
Romero worked his way past 2015 PCS Champion John Moore of Granite Bay for third and closed down on Shasta race winner Tracy Bolin before the caution flew on lap 19. The caution was for a slowing Jeff Bischofberger, who dropped from the race with power steering problems. That yellow flag proved to be the only stoppage in the fast paced 25 minute feature.
Bolin and Romero battled for second place for several laps with Romero finally taking over that position on lap 25. With Romero in second, the stage was set for a tremendous battle for the race win that thrilled the crowd. John Moore fell out of the competition on lap 34 to continue a rough 2016 season for the driver dubbed the “Iron Man”
Romero applied the pressure on Doss while Cole Moore got around Bolin for the third position. Bolin would anchor a train of cars with Mike Beeler and Matthew Wendt that ran together to the finish.
Doss encountered lapped traffic by halfway which brought Romero onto his rear bumper. The race was on from there. Romero looked high and he looked low in a suspenseful race where the pair may have never once touched. Romero decided to make his biding on the outside line, but the door was shut by Doss on the exit of turn two at least half a dozen times.
Finally the battle hit its crescendo when Romero dive bombed Doss into turn three for the lead on lap 85. Doss slowed dramatically in anticipation to set up a cross over attempt but Romero was able to drive away. Romero took off with the race for a nearly two second victory ahead of Doss, Cole Moore, Beeler, and Bolin. Hayward’s Danny Malfatti won the Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger winning a great race with JR Courage to finish ninth.
The second annual Ron Strmiska Memorial 100 at Stockton 99 Speedway continues the PCS season this Saturday night, July 2nd. $4000 will be awarded to the winner in what also makes up the second round of the Tri-Holiday Series. For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series, visit them online at www.PacificChallengeSeries.com or on Facebook and YouTube.
The Pacific Challenge Series is presented by: Penney Racing Supply, Penney & Associates, American Racer Tires, Maita Chevrolet, 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.
2016 Pacific Challenge Series Schedule
(Subject To Change)
March 19 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Televised on MAVTV, presented by Loanmart* – Winner: Jacob Gomes
April 16 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) Winner: Jason Romero
May 7 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA) Winner: Jeremy Doss
May 28 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Round #1 of Tri-Holiday Series* Winner: Eric Schmidt
June 4 Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA) Winner: Tracy Bolin
June 25 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *w/ North State Modified Series* Winner: Jason Romero
July 2 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Round #2 of Tri-Holiday Series*
July 16 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA)
August 13 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Televised on MAVTV, presented by Loanmart*
September 3 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Round #3 of Tri-Holiday Series*
September 24 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *w/ North State Modified Series*
October 1 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA) *2016 Championship Race*
October 15 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *w/ K&N West, Non-Points*