PREVIEW: PACIFIC CHALLENGE SERIES READY TO BATTLE IN UKIAH

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (May 3, 2016) – Round three of the Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers is this Saturday night at Ukiah Speedway as drivers continue their battle towards the 2016 championship.  Teammates Jeff Bischofberger and all-time winningest PCS driver Jeremy Doss anchor the standings for the touring Super Late Model Series.  For Doss, not only is Saturday’s race critical for the championship, Ukiah is his home track for the Upperlake, CA driver.

Doss has enjoyed great success at the challenging quarter-mile bullring at the Redwood Empire Fairgrounds, scoring four wins and a perfect record of six-for-six top-fives.  Doss has won his last four starts at the facility dating back to his October 2012 win that propelled him to the PCS championship.

“Ukiah Speedway means a lot.  That’s kind of where it all started there.  I started there in Legends cars.  All around it is a great facility!  You get a lot of fans and there’s always great racing with the Pacific Challenge Series,” Doss said.  “I’ve always had great success there and looking forward to coming back.  To have success in front of your home fans means a lot.  The last couple times we’ve been there we picked up the win so we’re hoping to do that again.”

Bischofberger leads Doss by two points on the strength of back-to-back third place finishes to open up the PCS season.  Running third in the championship is Loomis’ Chris Scribner with runs of sixth and fourth this year.  Scribner and Doss are the only two active points contenders with career victories at Ukiah.

2015 series champion John Moore of Granite Bay, CA is fourth in the standings and finished in the top-five in all three Ukiah starts last year.  Canadian Darrell Midgley rounds out the top-five.  Hayward’s Danny Malfatti has scored top-tens in both 2016 PCS races to rank sixth with 2014 champion Mike Beeler seventh.  Beeler is one of the more accomplished PCS drivers in Ukiah history with five starts, three top-fives, and five top-tens.  Eighth in PCS points is 2015 Rookie of the Year Cole Moore with Tracy Bolin staring down his Ukiah debut from ninth in the standings.

The most active Ukiah driver out of current PCS drivers is Jimmy Stillman.  Using the combined PCS and Airport Auto Brokers Late Model history books Stillman has accumulated 13 starts with eight top-tens and a second place effort in 2009.  Stillman rounds out the top-ten in PCS standings.

Mike Hite and Travis Milburn have both made the first two PCS races but find themselves mired in 13th and 14th in the standings hoping to use Ukiah as a comeback race.  JR Courage missed the Roseville round but is expected at Ukiah while Matthew Wendt had a successful debut at Roseville he hopes to ride into Ukiah.  Todd Lands of Cloverdale has two career AABLM/PCS Ukiah starts and aims to return to action on Saturday.

Saturday’s races for the Pacific Challenge Series at Ukiah are also the season opener for Ukiah, with local track Bandoleros, Bombers, Mini Stocks, and Legends scheduled.  It marks the third of as many as eight times Legends will race with PCS this year.

Friday action includes a practice session from 3 p.m. until dark. The pit gates will open at noon for practice with pricing $30 per person (no car fees).  On Saturday pit gates open at 10 a.m. and grandstands open at 3:30 p.m.  Qualifying will be at 5 p.m. with racing to follow.

Ticket prices are priced $12 for Adults, $9 for Seniors and Students, $6 for Children 6-11, and  Children 5 and under free!  Ukiah Speedway also offers a family pack for $30.

For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series, visit them online at www.PacificChallengeSeries.com or on Facebook and YouTube.  Ukiah Speedway is located on the Redwood Empire Fairgrounds in Ukiah Speedway, just minutes from beautiful Clearlake with many recreational opportunities.

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, Brake-O-Meter, 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)

May 28 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Round #1 of Tri-Holiday Series*

June 4 Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA)

June 25 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *w/ North State Modified Series*

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*

PCS Track Stats – Ukiah Speedway

(among 2016 active drivers)

#39 Jimmy Stillman

Starts: 13, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 2, Top-Tens: 8 – best finish 2nd 2009

#75 Jeremy Doss

Starts: 6, Wins: 4, Top-Fives: 6, Top-Tens: 6

#6 Mike Beeler

Starts: 5, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 3, Top-Tens: 5

#70 Mike Hite

Starts: 4, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 2

#5 Chris Scribner

Starts: 3, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 2, Top-Tens: 2

#27 John Moore

Starts: 3, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 3, Top-Tens: 3

#20 Cole Moore

Starts 3, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 1

#37 JR Courage

Starts: 3, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 1

#33 Don Swartz

Starts: 3, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 2

#18 Travis Milburn

Starts: 2, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 2

PREVIEW: BIG FIELD READY FOR PCS LATE MODEL ACTION AT ROSEVILLE ON SATURDAY

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (April 11, 2016) – A large field of drivers will battle for the win at one of the Pacific Challenge Series’ home tracks, when the Super Late Models hit All American Speedway in Roseville, CA on Saturday night.  The PenneyLawyers.com presented action will feature a 75 lap feature on the one-third mile asphalt oval located on the Placer County Fairgrounds.  It is the second race of the 2016 Pacific Challenge Series schedule after Jacob Gomes won the series opener at Madera Speedway in March.

Saturday’s race is the first of three points races and four events total for PCS at All American Speedway, and is also located just a few miles east of the Pacific Challenge Series offices that are inside Penney Racing Supply.  For many drivers in Saturday’s field, the race serves as a home race.

Four-time Late Model champion Eric Schmidt of Roseville headlines the local drivers looking to make a splash.  Schmidt is the 2013 PCS champion and 2007 All American Speedway track champion along with SRL and Stockton 99 Speedway championships.  Despite this resume, Schmidt is winless in six PCS starts at the speedway.

2015 champion John Moore of nearby Granite Bay, CA was one of the leaders in the expansion of the oval into a progressively banked one-third mile in 2008 and earned his first PCS win at the facility in the coveted October Classic non-points race last fall.  His son Cole Moore, the 2015 PCS Rookie of the Year, is still looking for his first series win and ran in the top-five in two of the events held last year.

“If you haven’t been there you need to come out because it is a special place.  Beautiful spot to spectate!”  Moore said.  “I had a hand in restoring it with my friend (Bill) McAnally a few years ago and we put a lot of heart in it.  It is a special place to both of us.”

Roseville’s Shannon Mansch won this event one year ago and is looking to bounce back from a hard crash at Madera three weeks ago.  Mansch’s win last year was her first top-five in five attempts at her home speedway so she looks to use that momentum for another strong finish this year.

The most dominant driver at Roseville for PCS racing has been Jeremy Doss, the 2016 Kulwicki Driver Development Program member and 2012 PCS champion.  The 19 year-old has 16 career PCS wins with six of those taking place in his eight All American Speedway starts.  Doss finished second in the season opener at Madera and will bring teammate Jeff Bischofberger to Roseville as well.

2014 PCS champion Mike Beeler of Modesto has one series win at Roseville in seven starts.  Travis Milburn of Eagle, ID got his first Roseville PCS win in June last year while Modesto’s Kyle Gottula won the September round last season.  Loomis’ Chris Scribner has six attempts at Roseville while JR Courage has four and each is still looking for their first W.

A host of drivers are aiming at their first attempts of the 2016 season on Saturday night, including 2009 track champion Jason Romero of Cameron Park, Stockton 99 Speedway Super Stock champion Matthew Wendt, 2010 Roseville track Rookie of the Year Michelle Nagai, 2015 fifth in points Don Swartz, and Redding’s Jason Mitchell.

The top-ten in the Pacific Challenge Series standings following Madera sees Jacob Gomes ahead of Jeremy Doss, Jeff Bischofberger, John Moore, Canada’s Darrell Midgley, Chris Scribner, JR Courage, Hayward’s Danny Malfatti, Upperlake’s Jimmy Stillman, and Cole Moore.  Valley Springs’ Tracy Bolin broke the Madera track record before failing to finish and credited with 16th place.  Elk Grove’s Mike Hite was sixth in the 2015 order but dropped out early at Madera as well to finish 18th.

A great night of racing will be presented to the fans with the Legends of the Pacific and Street Stocks joining the card along with the American Racer Tires dash.  Friday action includes a practice session from 3 p.m. until dark. The pit gates will open at 1 p.m. for practice with pricing $40 per person (no car fees).  On Saturday grandstands open at 4 p.m. with racing at 6 p.m.  Pit passes are $30 for PCS members and $40 for non-members.

Ticket prices are priced $15 for Adults, $7 Seniors 60+ & Juniors 6-15, with Children 5 and under free!  All American Speedway offers a family pass for 2 Adults & 3 Juniors is only $35 as well.

For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series, visit them online at www.PacificChallengeSeries.com or on Facebook and YouTube.  All American Speedway is located at the Placer County Fairgrounds on All America City Blvd in Roseville, CA.

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, 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)

May 7 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA)

May 28 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Round #1 of Tri-Holiday Series*

June 4 Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA)

June 25 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *w/ North State Modified Series*

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*

 

PCS Track Stats – Roseville‘s All American Speedway

(includes 2 Non-Points races)

#75 Jeremy Doss

Starts: 8, Wins: 6, Top-Fives: 6, Top-Tens: 8

#6 Mike Beeler

Starts: 7, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 4, Top-Tens: 6

#18 Travis Milburn:

Starts: 6, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 5, Top-Tens: 5

#05 Eric Schmidt

Starts: 6, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 4, Top-Tens: 5 – Best Finish 2nd

#5 Chris Scribner

Starts: 6, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 2, Top-Tens: 2 – Best Finish 3rd

#27 John Moore

Starts: 5, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 2, Top-Tens: 3

#61 Shannon Mansch

Starts: 5, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 2

#37 JR Courage

Starts: 4, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 1

#20 Cole Moore

Starts 3, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 2, Top-Tens: 2

 

PREVIEW: PACIFIC CHALLENGE SERIES FIRES OFF SATURDAY AT MADERA

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (March 15, 2016) – The Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com returns to racing this Saturday night at Loanmart Madera Speedway for its 2016 season opener.  Super Late Model teams from all over the west will invade the one-third asphalt oval for a 75 lap feature to be televised on MAVTV.

The stop at Madera sets in motion a busy 13 race campaign with 12 points events plus a non-points season finale in Roseville, CA.  Drivers will use points earned from their ten best finishes to try to take the championship.  Madera’s two PCS rounds are the first series races ever to be televised, with both being produced locally by promoter Kenny Shepherd and Short Track Management to air on MAVTV in tape-delay later this year.

Three of the last four series champions saw their PCS title as their first career SLM championships.  The series’ all-time winningest driver Upperlake’s Jeremy Doss claimed the crown in 2012 at just 15 years old before Modesto’s Mike Beeler won in 2014 and Granite Bay’s John Moore is the defending champion from 2015.  All three are set to run the full season this year in one of the most competitive points fields in PCS history.

Doss won the inaugural trip to Madera last August after a barn burning battle with 2015 SRL Southwest Tour champion Jacob Gomes.  Gomes is also expected on Saturday night.  Beeler led the first 24 laps and won the dash last year before ultimately finishing third in the race.  Beeler came up just ten points short of Moore in his bid to become the first repeat series champion.

Moore’s son Cole Moore was the 2015 Rookie of the Year without a win but with eight top-tens in his debut asphalt oval season.  Cole ranked third in the points standings ahead of Elk Grove’s Ron Chunn and Grass Valley’s Don Swartz.

Another early title contender for 2016 is Travis Milburn, a St. Mary’s College (CA) business graduate originally from Eagle, ID.  With extensive touring experience in the NASCAR West Series, Milburn had an average finish of fourth in his seven starts last season including a win at Roseville last June.

Others expected at Madera include sixth in 2015 points Mike Hite, April Roseville winner and 2006 Westcar champion Shannon Mansch, and top 20 in the points drivers Chris Scribner of Loomis, Bobby Hodges of Carson City, NV, Hayward’s Danny Malfatti, John Nesmith, and Tracy Bolin.

Kyle Gottula of Modesto won the September Roseville event last year and perhaps has the most Madera experience of anyone expected on Saturday.  JR Courage will set sail on a planned inaugural full-time PCS campaign on Saturday night as well.

Saturday’s action begins a series that will travel to Roseville’s All American Speedway on four occasions, Stockton 99 Speedway and Ukiah Speedway each on three occasions, two trips to Madera, and a single trip to Shasta Speedway in Anderson.

Madera Speedway has served up a busy night of racing with the King of the Wing Western Sprint Cars and local Twisted Tea Modifieds sharing the card for three features in one night of racing.

An extended practice will kick things off Friday afternoon, with gates opening at noon and practice running from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.  There is no car fee just a $50 pit pass fee with concessions being offered for sale as well.  On Saturday night, the first practices will begin rotations at 11:30 before qualifying at 2:30, a Dash for Cash at 6 p.m. and the Pacific Challenge Series 75 is the final race of the night at approx. 9:30 p.m.

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, Lefthander Chassis, ARP Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Bassett Wheels, Frank’s Radio, Racer Bling, 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*

April 16 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA)

May 7 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA)

May 28 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Round #1 of Tri-Holiday Series*

June 4 Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA)

June 25 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *w/ North State Modified Series*

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*

PREVIEW: STAR STUDDED PCS LATE MODEL FIELD READY TO CHALLENGE ROSEVILLE

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (October 14, 2015) – More than 30 teams are set to conclude the 2015 Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com in Saturday’s “October Classic 100” at Roseville’s All American Speedway. The PCS’ largest annual event takes place during the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West weekend at the one-third mile oval in Roseville.

Racers will not only be chasing a $3500 to win prize, they will also be raising funding for the Placer County Breast Cancer Foundation through a $5 ribbon program. Racer Bling has designed 1,000 Pink Ribbons which will be for sale for $5 each and will be applied to PCS race cars for the big race. Ribbons can be picked up from Penney Racing Supply at 5437 Stationers Way in Sacramento or by calling (916) 338-3434. Corporations may also purchase a set of ribbons to have their ribbon appear on each car in the race.

The October Classic has evolved into a Race of Champions for the series with the series’ winningest driver Jeremy Doss of Upperlake, CA taking the inaugural 2014 edition. Doss, the 2012 series champion under the AABLM banner, has a total of 16 combined series victories including four this year. Doss heads an entry list that will also see newly crowned champion John Moore of Granite Bay and 2014 title winner Mike Beeler of Modesto in action.

Matt Scott is another champion entered, carrying three All American Speedway track Late Model championships on his mantle. Roseville’s Shannon Mansch will try to win one for the home team. Mansch became the first female to win a touring stock car title when she won the 2006 Westcar Late Model Series championship. Many of the same drivers and teams from that series migrated to PCS.

Several PCS race winners appear on the list including 2015 winners Hunter Corbitt of Folsom and Eagle, ID’s Travis Millburn and 2014 race winner Chris Scribner of Loomis.

2015 SRL race winner Jeff Bischofberger and multi-time NASCAR K&N West race winner Chris Eggleston of Colorado are also tentatively scheduled to compete. 2015 PCS Rookie of the Year Cole Moore, 18, is attempting his NASCAR K&N West debut on Saturday night and is mulling a double-duty effort in the Late Model as well at press time

Race tickets are available for sale now by visiting www.BMRNAPA.com or calling (916) 676-0010. They are expected to sell out for a night of racing that includes the NAPA Auto Parts 150 for the NASCAR K&N West, Pacific Challenge Series action, plus California Mini Cups and Legends of the Pacific. A 12 lap celebrity media race also is on the schedule for a busy night of action October 17th.

Action gets underway Friday afternoon with rotating practice sessions from 3:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. On Saturday, the first PCS practice will be at 12:30 p.m. The second practice that will also count as qualifying will be at 2 p.m. A 30 lap B Main will go green at 5 p.m. with the October Classic 100 firing off at 6:55 p.m. Pit passes are $30 for all on Friday and $40 for NASCAR and PCS member drivers on Saturday with non-members $50.

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, KB Fabrication, Lefthander Chassis, ARP Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Bassett Wheels, Frank’s Radio, Racer Bling, and Blakesley Sports Media. All PCS Super Late Models race ABC Bodies on American Racer Tires with Sunoco Racing Fuel.

2015 Pacific Challenge Series schedule & race winners

April 11 Irwindale Speedway – Derek Thorn *non-points*

April 18 All American Speedway – Shannon Mansch

May 9 Ukiah Speedway – Jeremy Doss

May 23 Stockton 99 Speedway – Jeremy Doss

June 27 All American Speedway – Travis Milburn

July 4 Stockton 99 Speedway – John Moore

July 18 Ukiah Speedway – Hunter Corbitt

August 15 Madera Speedway – Jeremy Doss

September 5 Stockton 99 Speedway – Mike Beeler

September 26 All American Speedway – Kyle Gottula

October 3 Ukiah Speedway – Jeremy Doss

Remaining dates:

October 17 All American Speedway *non-points*

For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series, visit them online at www.PacificChallengeSeries.com or on Facebook.

PREVIEW: PACIFIC CHALLENGE SERIES TO CROWN CHAMPION SATURDAY AT UKIAH

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (September 29, 2015) – A hotly contested championship battle between two Northern California veteran Super Late Model drivers will be decided Saturday, when the Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com holds its championship finale at Ukiah Speedway. Granite Bay’s John Moore leads Salida’s Mike Beeler, the 2014 champion, into the highly anticipated tenth points race and 11th race overall for the series.

Saturday’s race marks the third appearance of California’s only Super Late Model series to the quarter-mile asphalt oval at Ukiah. Upperlake’s Jeremy Doss defended home turf with a victory in May while Folsom, CA rookie Hunter Corbitt won at Ukiah in July. Doss’ win was the springboard to an eventual three wins this year in a hugely successful part-time PCS campaign.

Beeler is trying to make history as the only repeat champion in the PCS series going back to 2008 under the former AABLM format.

Moore and Beeler each have one win, and each of those wins came at their home tracks with Moore winning the July round at Stockton while Beeler put himself squarely into the championship hunt with a win at the September Stockton race. The tides turned last week at Roseville when Moore took home a solid second place finish to retake the points lead with Beeler coming home seventh.

In ten starts, Moore has one win, six top-fives, and seven top-tens. Beeler’s resume is one win, four top-fives, and seven top-tens.

Moore leads Beeler by four points in the overall standings, but with a “throw-away” points system the lead increases to 12 points. Moore’s worst finish this season was a 17th at the June Roseville event while Beeler had a 13th place effort at the April Roseville race.

Beeler will need to steer his #6 Beeler Industries Chevrolet at least six positions ahead of Moore, in the #27 JM Environmental Camaro, to at least tie the points and move to a tie-breaker scenario.

The wild card in the points hunt may be Moore’s son Cole, in the #20 JM Environmental Camaro. Although 34 points out of first place after taking out the lowest score, Cole Moore could still play spoiler if he can hit a home run ball by getting his first career PCS win when it counts on Saturday.

Fourth through eighth in the points will be an equally entertaining duel with Elk Grove’s Ron Chunn, Grass Valley’s Don Swartz, Elk Grove’s Mike Hite, Corbitt, and Eagle, ID’s Travis Milburn all mathematically in the hunt. Rounding out the top-ten in the order is Auburn’s Austin Gant and Doss.

This weekend’s PCS points finale begins Friday night with an optional practice session. Saturday’s races include a 75 lap PCS feature plus local racing with Modifieds, Legends, Bombers, and Jammers. The Ukiah Speedway is located at the Redwood Empire Fair & Event Center.

Following Ukiah, the Pacific Challenge Series teams will set their sights on the non-points season finale “October Classic 100” at All American Speedway on October 17th. The $3500 to win event is held during the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West races at the one-third mile oval and has attracted 33 pre-entries. Entry information is available on the PCS website or by calling BMR at (916) 676-0010.

The Pacific Challenge Series is presented by: Penney Racing Supply, Penney & Associates, American Racer Tires, Maita Chevrolet, Naake Suspension, Sunoco Fuels, Five Star Bodies, KB Fabrication, Lefthander Chassis, ARP Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Bassett Wheels, Frank’s Radio, Racerbling, and Blakesley Sports Media. All PCS Super Late Models race ABC Bodies on American Racer Tires with Sunoco Racing Fuel.

2015 Pacific Challenge Series schedule & race winners

April 11 Irwindale Speedway – Derek Thorn *non-points*

April 18 All American Speedway – Shannon Mansch

May 9 Ukiah Speedway – Jeremy Doss

May 23 Stockton 99 Speedway – Jeremy Doss

June 27 All American Speedway – Travis Milburn

July 4 Stockton 99 Speedway – John Moore

July 18 Ukiah Speedway – Hunter Corbitt

August 15 Madera Speedway – Jeremy Doss

September 5 Stockton 99 Speedway – Mike Beeler

September 26 All American Speedway – Kyle Gottula

Remaining dates:

October 3 Ukiah Speedway

October 17 All American Speedway *non-points*

 

For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series, visit them online at www.PacificChallengeSeries.com or on Facebook.

 

POSCARDRIVERTOTALTHROWOUT
127John Moore35618
26Mike Beeler35226
320Cole Moore33026
444Ron Chunn28616
533Don Swartz27818
670Mike Hite27212
721/52cHunter Corbitt266 
818Travis Milburn254 
934Austin Gant216 
1075Jeremy Doss192 

 

PREVIEW: PENULTIMATE ROUND OF PCS TITLE HUNT ON TAP FOR ROSEVILLE

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (September 22, 2015) – The Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com is embroiled in an exciting points duel between Mike Beeler and John Moore with the series’ ninth points race hitting the track this Saturday at All American Speedway. The Roseville, CA one-third mile asphalt oval will host the series for its third of four appearances in 2015.

Saturday’s action is being billed the “Fall Classic” with the North State Modified Series, Street Stocks, and Bombers also competing. The North State Modified race will be their championship race and that division also has a close battle with Darrin Knight and Tripp Gaylord tied for the lead.

Beeler, in the Beeler Industries #6 Chevy out of Salida, grabbed a critical victory in round eight at Stockton 99 Speedway on September 5th to take over the points lead by six points over Moore. Moore finished third in the JM Environmental #27 Camaro to win the Tri-Holiday Stockton points series.

Both drivers have experienced teams leading their efforts, with Beeler’s car prepared by former K&N West champion Mike David while Moore has teamed up with Ty Joiner who is a championship K&N West crew chief and has spent time in the Camping World Truck Series. The battle looks to go down to the wire with Roseville on Saturday and the season points finale the following week at Ukiah.

“Mike (David) said all we need to do is win a couple of races to win the championship,” Beeler said. “Its been a really good battle between a couple of old guys and we’re having fun with it.”

Moore’s full time effort in 2015 is somewhat of a comeback season after a few years off of the trail.

“Love this series; its the most fun I’ve had in race cars since I started 15 years ago. The competitors are challenging. Some great drivers, great equipment,” Moore said. “The rules in this division are very favorable and inviting to the racer.”

PCS uses a throwaway points system where the lowest points score at the end of the year is thrown out. Ironically both Beeler and Moore have recorded their worst finishes in Roseville events this season and Moore leads Beeler by two markers with the throwaways factored.

Considering the lack of success the pair has had at Roseville in 2015, third in points Cole Moore looks poised to pounce on any opportunity to take over the top spot. Cole Moore, a rookie to Late Model racing, trails Beeler by 18 points in the overall order.

The balance of the top-ten in points includes Folsom rookie Hunter Corbitt, Elk Grove’s Ron Chunn, Grass Valley’s Don Swartz, Elk Grove’s Mike Hite, June Roseville winner Travis Milburn, Auburn’s Austin Gant, and four-time series winner Jeremy Doss. Doss is the only repeat race winner in the PCS this year.

Action begins on Friday night with an optional practice session from 3:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Satruday’s schedule sees pit gates open at noon with cars on the track beginning at 2 p.m. Grandstands will open at 4 p.m. with racing at 6 p.m. The All American Speedway is located at the Placer County Fairgrounds in Roseville, CA. Adult tickets are $15, with youth and seniors $7, and kids five and under are free!

The Pacific Challenge Series is presented by: Penney Racing Supply, Penney & Associates, American Racer Tires, Maita Chevrolet, Naake Suspension, Sunoco Fuels, Five Star Bodies, KB Fabrication, Lefthander Chassis, ARP Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Bassett Wheels, Frank’s Radio, Racerbling, and Blakesley Sports Media. All PCS Super Late Models race ABC Bodies on American Racer Tires with Sunoco Racing Fuel.

2015 Pacific Challenge Series schedule & race winners

April 11 Irwindale Speedway – Derek Thorn *non-points*

April 18 All American Speedway – Shannon Mansch

May 9 Ukiah Speedway – Jeremy Doss

May 23 Stockton 99 Speedway – Jeremy Doss

June 27 All American Speedway – Travis Milburn

July 4 Stockton 99 Speedway – John Moore

July 18 Ukiah Speedway – Hunter Corbitt

August 15 Madera Speedway – Jeremy Doss

September 5 Stockton 99 Speedway – Mike Beeler

Remaining dates:

September 26 All American Speedway

October 3 Ukiah Speedway

October 17 All American Speedway *non-points*

For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series, visit them online at www.PacificChallengeSeries.com or on Facebook.

PREVIEW: PACIFIC CHALLENGE SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP ROLLS TO STOCKTON 99

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (September 1, 2015) – The Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com invades Stockton 99 Speedway on Saturday night for third round of the Tri-Holiday Series and the eighth race for the 2015 championship. Granite Bay’s John Moore leads Salida’s Mike Beeler by only six markers in the hotly contested championship.

Beeler won the American Racer Tire dash for a set of tires at the August 15th race at Madera Speedway and ultimately finished third in the #6 David’s Racing Products Chevrolet. Moore drove through the field in the #27 JM Environmental Camaro to finish seventh. His son Cole Moore is third in series standings and was the Naake Suspension Hard Charger at Madera after gaining 14 positions to finish fifth.

Moore won the “Ron Strmiska Firecracker 100” at Stockton on July 4th in round two of the three races at the historic quarter-mile asphalt oval. Moore also ran second in the Memorial Day weekend race at Stockton while Beeler has not finished in the top-five in either Stockton event this year.

The balance of the top-five in points includes Grass Valley’s Don Swartz and rookie Hunter Corbitt of Folsom. Corbit has one win this season at Ukiah but failed to finish Madera with mechanical problems. Sixth in the standings is Elk Grove’s Ron Chunn ahead of fellow Elk Grove pilot Mike Hite. Moraga’s Travis Milburn, originally from Eagle, ID, ran fourth at Madera to leap into eighth in the points followed by Madera winner Jeremy Doss and Austin Gant.

With a rich history of Late Model racing, the Stockton Pacific Challenge Series races have always attracted strong local competition. Ross Strmiska is one of those drivers leading the charge. Strmiska is still in search of his first touring series stock car win, despite many years of success for the third generation racer. Strmiska has nearly ten top-fives in touring races at Stockton including a pair of thirds in PCS action at the facility.

A busy card of racing is scheduled with the Legends of the Pacific, the resurgent Super Stocks, the fan-favorite Bombers, and the youth racers in the California Mini Cups racing on Saturday night. Activities get underway Friday night with practice from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. On Saturday, pit gates will open at 1 p.m. with first practices beginning at 3:30 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 4 p.m. with first races at 6 p.m. Adult tickets are $20, with youth, senior, and military w/ ID $15, and kids 10 and under are free!

The Pacific Challenge Series is presented by: Penney Racing Supply, Penney & Associates, American Racer Tires, Maita Chevrolet, Naake Suspension, Sunoco Fuels, Five Star Bodies, KB Fabrication, Lefthander Chassis, ARP Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Bassett Wheels, Frank’s Radio, Racerbling, and Blakesley Sports Media. All PCS Super Late Models race ABC Bodies on American Racer Tires with Sunoco Racing Fuel

2015 Pacific Challenge Series schedule & race winners

April 11 Irwindale Speedway – Derek Thorn *non-points*

April 18 All American Speedway – Shannon Mansch

May 9 Ukiah Speedway – Jeremy Doss

May 23 Stockton 99 Speedway – Jeremy Doss

June 27 All American Speedway – Travis Milburn

July 4 Stockton 99 Speedway – John Moore

July 18 Ukiah Speedway – Hunter Corbitt

August 15 Madera Speedway – Jeremy Doss

Remaining dates:

September 5 Stockton 99 Speedway

September 26 All American Speedway

October 3 Ukiah Speedway

October 17 All American Speedway *non-points*

For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series, visit them online at www.PacificChallengeSeries.com or on Facebook.

PREVIEW: PACIFIC CHALLENGE SERIES HEADS FOR MADERA SPEEDWAY

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (August 10, 2015) – After a three week break, the Pacific Challenge Series will return to action this Saturday with the series debut at Madera Speedway. California’s only Super Late Model touring series hits the one-third mile asphalt oval at the Madera County Fairgrounds for a 75 lap feature.

Madera marks the sixth different venue to host the PCS in 2015. Under Kenny Shepherd’s management, Madera Speedway has blossomed into one of the strongest pavement facilities in the state.

“I’m excited to have the PCS Super Late Model Tour visit Madera,” Shepherd said. “I think their drivers and fans will enjoy our facility and the amazing racing our track creates.”

Folsom, CA’s Hunter Corbitt took the most recent series victory at Ukiah Speedway on July 18th to rank fourth in the series standings. Granite Bay’s John Moore, known to most race fans as the Iron Man, was the Sunoco Fuels Fast Time Award and leads the series standings. Salida’s Mike Beeler ran second and is second in the points while trying to chase down his second straight series title. Moore’s son Cole Moore is third in the points as a rookie and is still in search of his first series win.

Much of the top-15 of the series standings will be in attendance at Madera, with many of them making their first starts in a Late Model at the track. Other expected drivers include Grass Valley’s Don Swartz, Elk Grove’s Ron Chunn and Mike Hite, Moraga’s Travis Milburn, Auburn’s Austin Gant, and Redwood Valley’s John Dalerio.

The only repeat winner this year has been Upper Lake’s Jeremy Doss. Doss has used wins at Stockton and Ukiah to find himself 12th in series points in a limited schedule. Doss is expected at Madera as well along with Carson City, NV’s Bobby Hodges driving for Mike Naake. Loomis’ Chris Scribner will look to make his fourth start of the season as well.

Madera Speedway fans will have several local drivers to pull for against the PCS regulars. JR Courage, who is fresh off of a third place finish at the PCS event at Stockton, is ninth in the Madera Open Late Model points. Former Madera regular Justin Westmoreland of Fresno is also returning to race and Stockton’s Justin Philpott will bring many laps of Madera experience to the table.

Action will get underway on Friday night with a practice from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. On Saturday, pit gates will open at 11 p.m. with practice and qualifying to follow. The Pacific Challenge Series 75 lap main event will join Twisted Tea Modifieds, CSS 360 Super Modifieds, USAC HPD Midgets, Toyota Sedans, and MSTs in a busy race program. Opening ceremonies are scheduled for 7 p.m. with the PCS main event as the last main event for the night.

Race updates will be available on the Pacific Challenge Series Facebook page and on Race Monitor. A brand-new Pacific Challenge Series website is coming soon!

The Pacific Challenge Series is presented by: Penney Racing Supply, Penney & Associates, American Racer Tires, Maita Chevrolet, Naake Suspension, Sunoco Fuels, Five Star Bodies, KB Fabrication, Lefthander Chassis, ARP Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Bassett Wheels, Frank’s Radio, and Blakesley Sports Media. All PCS Super Late Models race ABC Bodies on American Racer Tires with Sunoco Racing Fuel.

2015 Pacific Challenge Series schedule & race winners

April 11 Irwindale Speedway – Derek Thorn *non-points*

April 18 All American Speedway – Shannon Mansch

May 9 Ukiah Speedway – Jeremy Doss

May 23 Stockton 99 Speedway – Jeremy Doss

June 27 All American Speedway – Travis Milburn

July 4 Stockton 99 Speedway – John Moore

July 18 Ukiah Speedway – Hunter Corbitt

Remaining dates:

August 15 Madera Speedway

September 5 Stockton 99 Speedway

September 26 All American Speedway

October 3 Ukiah Speedway

October 17 All American Speedway *non-points*

For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series, visit them online at www.PacificChallengeSeries.com or on Facebook.