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

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

JASON ROMERO GOES TWO IN A ROW DURING SHASTA DISTRICT FAIR

JASON ROMERO GOES TWO IN A ROW DURING SHASTA DISTRICT FAIR

ANDERSON, CALIFORNIA (June 23, 2018) – Cameron Park’s Jason Romero won his second consecutive Shasta Speedway victory, and seventh career in the PCS, taking Saturday’s 100 lapper during the Shasta District Fair in Anderson, CA.  A strong crowd weathered 100 degree temperatures to watch 15 Super Late Models compete in the feature presented by PenneyLawyers.com

John Moore led the Sunoco Fuels qualifying while his son Cole Moore won the American Racer Tire Dash.  Cole Moore started on the pole on the 3/8ths mile speedway alongside PCS debutant Michael Mitchell of Loomis, CA.

Cole Moore jumped out to the early lead while Coquille, OR’s David Miller fell backwards from the outside line.  Mitchell drifted backwards as well when John Moore took over third on lap six.  Mitchell found himself pinched outside and he fell back to seventh by lap eight.

Romero hounded Cole Moore much like he did at the Ukiah race in May.  Romero took several looks inside Moore on both ends of the race track, and the duo went side-by-side as they lapped Dave Byrd in a three-wide move on lap 33.

The continual challenges paid off when Romero took the lead on lap 36.  John Moore passed Cole a few laps later for second allowing the top-two in the points to hold the top-two on the race track.

Anderson’s Derek Copeland passed Napa’s James Bickford for fifth on lap 50 and Modesto’s Mike Beeler fell down a lap on lap 52.  The race finally had its first caution in the grueling affair on lap 61 when Ryan Lentz spun in turn four.  Matt Wendt escaped to the pits just before the caution and did not return.

Copeland and Mitchell used some sneaky maneuvers to knife up into third and fourth on the restart with Cole Moore relegated from third to seventh.  Cole Moore tried to challenge James Bickford before Bickford’s night ended when he slowed for a caution on lap 74.

The ensuing restart was a wild one when Romero led the field to green and had contact with third place Copeland.  Romero came to a stop in the infield and officials deemed it a false start.  Romero was able to get a second chance inside John Moore and motored away while Moore and Copeland made contact that sent Moore up the hill in turn one.

Cole Moore tagged the wall on the front stretch and retired to the pits on lap 81, putting all eyes on the battle for second between Copeland and John Moore.

Jason Romero cruised home to victory to the appreciative crowd.  The battle for second had a wild run to the finish side-by-side, bouncing off of each other, with John Moore narrowly nipping Copeland at the stripe.  Miller and Hite rounded out the top-five.

Romero will enjoy a four point advantage on Moore in the standings when the series resumes on July 21st at Stockton 99 Speedway.

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*

September 8 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *Back to School*

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

Pacific Challenge Series Round 4: Shasta Speedway results

FinishCarDriverHometownSponsors
18Jason RomeroCameron Park, CAFolsom Lake Asphalt
227John MooreGranite Bay, CAJM Environmental
324Derek CopelandAnderson, CASK Construction, Hen House
422David MillerCoquille, OR 
570Mike HiteElk Grove, CAPimental Freight Lines
677Michael MitchellLoomis, CASinister Diesel
76Mike BeelerModesto, CABeeler Industries
817Trevor HarrisonRedding, CAHorizon Construction
93Dave ByrdFrench Camp, CACherokee Mufflers
1020Cole MooreGranite Bay, CAJM Environmental
1135James BickfordNapa, CASlidebelts
121Matt WendtGalt, CAWendt Construction
1331Ryan LentzCottonwood, CAPaul Baker Trucking
1491Brandon WilliamsRedding, CASunrise Excavating
1588Dustin WaltersFerndale, CA 

 

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #27 John Moore

American Racer Dash: #20 Cole Moore

Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #17 Trevor Harrison

Lap Leaders: 20 Cole Moore 1-35, 8 Jason Romero 36-100

COLE MOORE RETURNS TO VICTORY LANE WITH UKIAH PCS WIN

UKIAH, CALIFORNIA (May 20, 2018) – Cole Moore led 72 laps and put together a masterful set of final restarts to prevail at Ukiah Speedway on Saturday night, charging to his second career Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com victory.  Moore conquered the challenging quarter-mile bullring in a race that was a tale of two acts.

Shasta Raceway Park winner Jason Romero won the Sunoco Fuels Fast Time Award for the second consecutive race, but had work to do when the field was fully inverted for the American Racer Tire Dash.  Romero finished seventh to start seventh in the feature while Coquille, OR’s David Miller won the Dash for a set of tires and the pole position of the feature with Moore finishing second for the outside front row.

Moore used his outside starting position to challenge Miller from the outside from the drop of the green flag, taking the lead on lap three.  Defending series champion Mike Beeler used the outside line to move forward and brought Romero with him, with the duo advancing to second and third respectively by lap 11.

Ukiah’s John Dalerio started tenth and immediately moved to the front, passing a quickly faltering Miller for fifth on lap 16.  Romero aimed high and low on Beeler in an entertaining race for second place while Miller anchored a four car line of cars from sixth through ninth positions.

Romero took over second on lap 29 but had a half-lap deficit to make up on Cole Moore by that point.  Moore started lapping cars, lapping fellow front row starter Miller on lap 35.  Redwood Valley’s Kolby Berry used the leader as a pick to advance up into sixth position but was also put down a lap a few laps later.

Matt Wendt struggled with rear end issues and was tagged by race leader Cole Moore on lap 59, with Wendt limping to a stop in the infield for the first caution of the race.  Wendt surrendered to the pits as had Miller by that point.  Both did not return.

Romero seized the chance to challenge Moore for the lead after a 59 lap green flag run.  After pacing behind Moore for several laps after the restart, Romero gave him a pair of taps into turn three to grab the lead at lap 66.  Romero missed his marks into turn one, sailing up the hill and off the edge of the track in turn two.  He slid into the dirt to surrender the lead and force a caution flag.

Moore reassumed the lead while Romero tried to mount a comeback from the rear of the pack with just nine laps remaining.  John Moore tangled with John Dalerio twice, first on lap 70 and again on lap 73.  Both restarts saw Cole Moore pick the inside line against Mike Beeler and both attempts saw Moore drive away in convincing fashion.

The final two lap shootout was a mad scramble, with Berry diving inside the pack down the backstretch to nearly show his nose to race leader Cole Moore.  He ended up sliding in front of Beeler for second with one to go.  Cole Moore took a five car length victory while Romero crossed over Berry at the line to take a narrow second place finish.  Beeler ended up relegated to fourth with John Moore just a few feet behind in fifth as well.

Berry’s drive from ninth to third earned him the Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger Award.  The evening began with a tribute to Martin Disomma, the father of PCS official Blake Disomma.  $100 was added to the winner’s purse for each division racing at Ukiah on Saturday, making Cole Moore’s win a $1600 victory.

The Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com makes its second stop at Shasta Speedway on June 23rd as part of the Shasta District Fair for its fourth race of 2018!

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*

Pacific Challenge Series Round 3: Ukiah Speedway results

FinishCarDriverHometownSponsors
120Cole MooreGranite Bay, CAJM Environmental
28Jason RomeroCameron Park, CAFolsom Lake Asphalt
388Kolby BerryRedwood Valley, CARedwood Valley RV
46Mike BeelerModesto, CABeeler Industries
527John MooreGranite Bay, CAJM Environmental
614John DalerioUkiah, CAAuto Tech
73Dave ByrdFrench Camp, CACherokee Mufflers
828Myles AndersonFort Bragg, CAAnderson Logging
91Matt WendtGalt, CAWendt Construction
1022MDavid MillerCoquille, OR 

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #8 Jason Romero 12.814

American Racer Dash: #22M David Miller

Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #88 Kolby Berry

Lap Leaders: 22M David Miller 1-2, 20 Cole Moore 3-65, Jason Romero 66, Moore 67-75

ROMERO GRABS SIXTH CAREER PCS WIN WITH SHASTA VICTORY

ANDERSON, CALIFORNIA (April 21, 2018) – Jason Romero won his sixth career Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com feature, and first outside of All American Speedway, by taking Saturday’s 75 lap feature at Shasta Speedway.  Romero opened up the night of Super Late Model racing on the 3/8ths mile by setting a new track record before the decisive victory.

Romero’s lap of 15.428 in Sunoco Fuels qualifying lowered the mark previously set by two-time series champion Jeremy Doss of Upperlake, CA.  Romero’s fast time placed him three tenths ahead of the rest of the 14 car pack.

The gap narrowed when the drivers competed in the American Racer Tire Dash.  The eight lap contest’s lineup is set by a redraw, which allowed 2015 champion & 2017 series runner-up John Moore to steer his Camaro to victory ahead of 2006 Westcar Late Model Series champion Shannon Mansch.

Moore’s dash win gave him the pole for the main event, and he took the lead from Mansch at the start.  He brought third-starting Romero with him.  Several laps later, both Matt Scott and Cole Moore dove inside Mansch as well shuffling her back to fifth.

The top-four broke into two pairs of battles until Scott and Cole Moore came together in turn one with Scott spinning his #35 car.  John Dalerio and Matt Wendt were among those who had to scramble to avoid the spin.  Both Scott and Moore had to pit for repairs.

Romero passed John Moore on the outside to take the lead on the restart.  The caution flew on lap 11 when debutant Jarrett Gilmer slowed with mechanical problems.  Romero picked the inside for the restart which allowed John Moore to lead the 12th lap by a nose.  Romero took the lead back the following lap.

Willows’ Dane Nissen spun in turn four for the next caution on lap 21 with Scott heading to the pits briefly for more repairs during that caution.  Nissen also pitted and retired from the race.  Romero and John Moore both spun into turn one when the race restarted, with Tracy Bolin among those who suffered damage in the incident.  Mansch assumed the top spot with Romero and Moore restarting at the back of the field.

Cole Moore used the incident and the restart to advance up to second position around the outside of John Dalerio.  Three laps later, Moore dove inside Mansch into turn one to take the lead.  Bolin pitted again under the green flag run as his damage worsened and he failed to return to the race.

Cole Moore’s hopes for victory were dashed when he stopped in the infield on the backstretch for a lap 38 caution.  Moore was able to re-fire and drive into the pits but it handed the lead back to Mansch once more.  Cole Moore did not return to the race.  Ukiah’s John Dalerio spun in turn four on the next restart but managed to continue.  Dave Byrd spun into the infield, however, to force a caution.

Romero knifed his way through the incidents into second place.  He took the lead from Mansch coming back to green and never looked back.  Romero built up a sizeable lead until Dalerio spun again in turn four.  John Moore pitted under the caution to surrender a top-five run.

Romero was undeterred, driving to a five second win while Mansch fended off champions Mike Beeler and John Moore for a well-deserved second place finish.  Matt Scott came back for a fifth place finish while Anderson’s Ryan Peeples drove from 14th to sixth to win the Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger.

The Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com resumes on May 19th at Ukiah Speedway for the *North State Challenge*.

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*

 

Pacific Challenge Series Round 2: Shasta Speedway results

FinishCarDriverHometownSponsors
18Jason RomeroCameron Park, CAFolsom Lake Asphalt
261Shannon ManschRoseville, CAMansch Motorsports
36Mike BeelerModesto, CABeeler Industries
427John MooreGranite Bay, CAJM Environmental
535Matt Scott Pine Grove, CAKamps Propane
65Ryan PeeplesAnderson, CAArizona Gold Exchange
73Dave ByrdFrench Camp, CACherokee Mufflers
817Trevor HarrisonRedding, CAHorizon Construction
914John DalerioUkiah, CAAuto Tech
1020Cole MooreGranite Bay, CAJM Environmental
1111JTracy BolinValley Springs, CABolin Builders
121Matt WendtGalt, CAWendt Construction
1326Dane NissenWilliams, CADunlap Custom Farming
142Jarrett GilmerManteca, CAWendt Const./Car Computers.com

 

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #8 Jason Romero 15.428 *NEW TRACK RECORD*

American Racer Dash: #27 John Moore

Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #5 Ryan Peeples

VIEIRA WINS SECOND PACIFIC CHALLENGE RACE IN MADERA THRILLER

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (March 31, 2018) – Carlos Vieira turned in an encore performance Saturday night, leading the final 56 laps to take his second career Pacific Challenge Series race at Madera Speedway.  Vieira’s win in the PenneyLawyers.com series matched his win in the 2017 season opener at the one-third mile speedway as well.

The event was a tribute to three Valley racing legends – Al Pombo, Marshall Sargent, and Smokey Hanoian.  A strong Easter weekend crowd was treated to an Easter Egg hunt, open wheel racing, and the 75 lap Super Late Model race.

Vieira won the Sunoco Fuels fast-time and swept around American Racer Tire Dash winner Cole Moore to lead lap one.  Eric Nascimento, Jr. charged up into second place on the third lap before a caution on lap seven when Jason Romero spun after contact with defending champion Mike Beeler. 2017 Ukiah winner Randy Hedrick stopped in the melee as well.  Beeler initiated the tap rule where he took blame for the skirmish, allowing Romero and Hedrick to regain their positions.

Nascimento, age 16, started inside Vieira on the restart and seized the lead before Vieira crawled back onto his rear bumper.  Cole Moore went up in smoke on lap 16 and under the caution period Thomas Suarez, in his series debut, lost a substantial amount of oil in turn one as well.  After a lengthy red flag for clean up, things intensified for the lead position.  Vieira and Nascimento had a slow restart that resulted in a serious crash behind them.  2017 two-time winner Matt Wendt and Elk Grove’s Mike Hite made contact, sending Wendt around and into the inside k-rail and tires.  Wendt exited the car gingerly with assistance from paramedics.

The top-two of Nascimento and Vieira were sent back to the second row for their failure for a clean start, with 2015 champion John Moore and Romero assumed the lead positions.  Moore took over the lead coming to green with Vieira quickly closing on him.  Vieira took the top spot back on lap 22.  Moore, Hedrick and Romero battled for second before Romero was able to take it just past halfway.  Cole Moore’s night ended up in flames in turn one on lap 50, and Romero went after Vieira for the lead on the following restart.  The charge was short lived with an axle issue ending Romero’s evening prematurely.

Hedrick stayed within striking distance of Vieira over the closing laps, getting within a car length on several occasions, before Vieira motored away for his second career PCS win.  Vieira won by .317 seconds with John Moore, Tracy Bolin, and Beeler the top-five.  Nascimento was seventh at the finish after a strong early showing.

“It was a tough race; great racing actually.  I had a lot of fun tonight.  Campbell Motorsports does so much hard work to get this car ready for the races.  Madera Speedway – this is awesome!  Kenny Shepherd does a great job,” Vieira said.  “When you have a good car and you just concentrate on your driving it makes the difference.  That restart I was questioning if I should be on the outside or not.  I actually changed my line and stayed lower in one and two and higher in three and four and it worked out.”

In open wheel action, the Super Modified race was a master’s class in a race of attrition.  Lance Jackson emerged as the CSS 360 victor as the only car left running, after Donnie Large and AJ Russell tangled in turn three on lap 11.

Mark Maliepaard won a history making BCRA Midget main event in a close duel with Chad Nichols and Scott Pierovich.  13 year-old Jesse Love, the 2017 51FIFTY Energy Drink Jr. Late Model champion, made his first full-size Midget start as one of the youngest drivers in Midget racing history.  He finished fourth.

His Late Model racing teammate Adam Lemke of Hollister had the right stuff as he drove for a commanding four second win in the USAC Western US Midgets main event.  Good Times QMA graduates Joey Iest and Blake Brannon rounded out the top-three.

The Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com resumes on April 21st at Anderson’s Shasta Speedway.  Shasta is the series’ largest venue at 3/8ths a mile.

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 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *Return to Roseville*

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*

 

Pacific Challenge Series Round 1: Madera Speedway results

FinishCarDriverHometownSponsors
151Carlos VieiraLivingston, CA51FIFTY Energy Drink
229Randy HedrickReno, NVSierra Speed
327John MooreGranite Bay, CAJM Environmental
411JTracy BolinValley Springs, CABolin Builders
56Mike BeelerModesto, CABeeler Industries
661Shannon ManschRoseville, CAMansch Motorsports
721NEric Nascimento Jr.Manteca, CANascimento Motorsports
88Jason RomeroCameron Park, CAFolsom Lake Asphalt
920Cole MooreGranite Bay, CAJM Environmental
103Dave ByrdFrench Camp, CACherokee Mufflers
112Matt WendtGalt, CAWendt Construction
1270Mike HiteElk Grove, CAPimental Frieghtlines
1317Thomas SuarezClovis, CARCM Technologies

 

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #51 Carlos Vieira

American Racer Dash: #20 Cole Moore

Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #29 Randy Hedrick

Lap leaders: #51 Carlos Vieira 1-7, #21 Eric Nascimento, Jr. 8-16, #27 John Moore 17-21, Vieira 22-75

BEELER CLAIMS SECOND PCS CHAMPIONSHIP IN ROSEVILLE THRILLER

ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA (October 14, 2017) – Matt Wendt became the first repeat Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com winner of 2017 in a near photo finish and Mike Beeler won his second series championship.  It all made up for a thrill ride during Saturday’s October Classic 100 at All American Speedway in Roseville, CA.
Playing to a crowd of more than 3,000 fans at the one-third mile oval, the Pacific Challenge Series was paired with a five division program including NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West and North State Modifieds with close to 100 cars on the grounds.
Wendt was credited with leading all 100 circuits but many of them were spent with a familiar customer in tow – five-time Roseville PCS winner Jason Romero.
Romero led qualifying by breaking his existing track record with a 13.046 second lap.  Wendt got the better of the duo in an exciting American Racer Tire dash.  Points leaders Beeler and John Moore entered the evening tied but Beeler got an assist when he finished third in the dash while Moore was eighth.  The dash set the lineup for the feature giving Beeler a head start in the battle.
The race was the nightcap and saw 19 PCS Super Late Models charge to the green flag with Wendt immediately sliding up the hill into Romero.  Things got even more interesting in turn three when Cole Moore spun and was nearly hit by his father John while close to half a dozen other cars spun as well.  Fluid from Shane Butler’s ride was the culprit for the incidents and it forced an extended red flag.
When action resumed Moore immediately climbed forward to challenge Beeler on the outside for fifth by lap three.  Coming out of turn four side-by-side, Moore got sideways up against the front stretch wall and spun.  Moore ended up hitting the turn one wall driver’s door first ending his championship drive.
Wendt picked the inside on each subsequent restart and managed to pull away from Romero on each try.  Romero engaged with March Madera winner Carlos Vieira for second into turn one.  Three-time track champion Matt Scott jumped inside Vieira to nab third in the wild scramble.  11 cars were still on the lead lap by lap 40 in the long green flag run with Vieira following Scott closely while Cole Moore battled with Beeler for sixth.  Mike Hite spun from eighth for a caution on lap 45.  Wendt washed up the track on Romero coming into turn one on the restart, with Scott briefly nosing inside for a three-wide move before settling into third.  Hite spun again on lap 65 down the backstretch for another caution.
Travis Milburn began making his presence felt as he took over fourth from Vieira on lap 75 and started a back-and-forth duel with Scott for third.
Milburn grabbed third in the closing stages as the intensity picked up at the front.  Romero ran on Wendt’s bumper and eventually side-by-side as they met traffic with two to go.  Romero charged to the outside of Wendt down the backstretch on the final circuit.  He was thwarted by lapped traffic momentarily before coming out of turn four side-by-side with Wendt.  Wendt crossed the line a scant .017 seconds ahead of Romero to the approval of the big crowd with Milburn third ahead of Scott and Vieira.  Beeler’s seventh place finish gave him the championship by 20 points ahead of John Moore’s DNF.  Former Rose Classic winner Tim Bost made his Late Model return and drove from 19th to 11th for the Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger award.
The 2017 Pacific Challenge Series ran ten events at five different speedways with nine different race winners.  Champion Mike Beeler was not one of the nine different winners, but ran second four times and fourth three times in a strong, consistent season.  He finished every race of the year with a worst effort of eighth in the July Ron Strmiska Memorial at Stockton 99 Speedway.
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.
2017 Pacific Challenge Series Schedule
March 18th – Madera Speedway (Madera, CA)  Winner: Carlos Vieira
May 6th – Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA)  Winner: Derek Copeland
May 20th – Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA)  Winner: Jeff Bischofberger
June 17th – All American Speedway (Roseville, CA)  Winner: Cole Moore
July 1st – Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) Ron Strmiska Memorial  Winner: John Moore
July 29th – Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA)  Winner: Randy Hedrick
August 12th – Madera Speedway (Madera, CA)  Winner: Jacob Gomes
September 2nd – Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA)  Winner: Matt Wendt
September 16th – All American Speedway (Roseville, CA)  Winner: Jason Romero
October 14th – All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *2017 Championship Finale* w/ North State Modified Series & NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West)  Winner: Matt Wendt

 

Pacific Challenge Series Round 10: All American Speedway results

FinishCarDriverHometownSponsors
11Matt WendtGalt, CACali Style Customs
28Jason RomeroCameron Park, CAFolsom Lake Asphalt
319Travis MilburnEagle, IDNEU Energy
435Matt ScottPine Grove, CAKamps Propane/Authority Heating
551Carlos VieiraLivingston, CA51FIFTY Energy Drink
620Cole MooreGranite Bay, CAJM Environmental
76Mike BeelerModesto, CABeeler Industries
875Austin GantGrass Valley, CAJD Motorsports
918Jack WoodLoomis, CAVelocity Racing
1011Austin HerzogClovis, CARPM Mortgage
114Tim BostParadise, CA
125PRyan PeeplesAnderson, CAArizona Gold Exchange
1370Mike HiteElk Grove, CAStor-4-Less
1461Shannon ManschRoseville, CAMansch Motorsports
1537JR CourageDublin, CAPODS
1629Randy HedrickReno, NVSierra Speed
1727John MooreGranite Bay, CAJM Environmental
187Michael SandovalRipon, CASandoval Backhoe
1997Shane ButlerSacramento, CAFinance of America

 

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #8 Jason Romero 13.046

American Racer Dash: #1 Matt Wendt

Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #4 Tim Bost

Lap leaders: #1 Matt Wendt 1-100

MATT WENDT RAISES PCS TO EIGHTH WINNER IN EIGHT RACES

STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA (September 2, 2017) – 2016 Pacific Challenge Series Rookie of the Year Matt Wendt became the eighth different winner in eight races this year as claimed the victory on Saturday night at Stockton 99 Speedway.  Wendt motored past Mike Beeler with three laps to go to become the sixth “first-time” PCS winner of the season as well.
The PenneyLawyers.com sponsored action for the 100 lap Tri-Holiday #3 had all the twists and turns deserving of the red hot evening, where temperatures soared near 110 degrees during practice and qualifying.  Temperatures were not much lower at race time either on the historic quarter-mile paved oval.
Granite Bay’s Cole Moore won the Sunoco Fuels fast-time for the fourth time in the last five races, but started eighth in the American Racer Tire Dash after a full invert.  Front row starters Travis Milburn and Greg Potts finished 1-2 in the dash with Milburn earning $500 cash and the pole for the main event.
Milburn jumped out ahead of Potts at the initial start of the main event and led the opening lap.  The caution flew going into turn one when former Stockton track champion Matt Scott spun with contact from Tracy Bolin.  Tim Sprugeon’s 2017 PCS debut went up in smoke as he left oil around the track after suffering damage in the melee.  A 20 minute red flag challenged both drivers and their cars, but Milburn managed to maintain the lead on the next restart.
Third-generation Stockton driver Ross Strmiska stopped in turn four with a flat tire for the next yellow on lap seven.  2014 PCS champion Mike Beeler seized the opportunity to race side-by-side with Milburn and take the lead on lap nine.  Cole Moore followed suit as he shot from fourth to second on the outside on lap 11.  The leaders encountered lapped traffic by lap 23 while behind them, Strmiska was tearing through the pack.  He made his way near the front of the second pack behind the top four leaders.  Greg Potts fell backwards until he retired to the pits with brake issues.  The next caution did not fall until lap 43 when his son Colby Potts had a tire go down.
Fourth running Wendt used the restart to get around Milburn for third.  The lead trio of Beeler, Moore, and Wendt would anchor the field the rest of the way while Strmiska found himself up to fourth.  Matt Scott continued to comeback from the lap one spin, using nice inside passes to overhaul John Moore for fifth on lap 62 and then work on Strmiska on lap 68.  Meanwhile, Wendt began to show his nose to Cole Moore for second.
Strmiska’s night began to go the other direction as he fell back to the eighth spot by lap 81.
The lead trio remained nose to tail the entire second half of the event.  Wendt managed to clear Cole Moore for second finally on lap 84 and he immediately challenged Beeler.  Wendt had a strong run up the inside in turn four on lap 89, but he went sideways which allowed Moore to roar past him on the outside for second.
Wendt dove inside Moore several times and cleared him on lap 97 then jumped inside Beeler the following lap and leapt past him for the lead as the field completed lap 98.  The remarkable pass gave him the momentum to pull away to a thrilling .905 second victory at his home race track.  Beeler was forced to settle for second after leading 90 laps with Cole Moore third ahead of Scott and Milburn.  Beeler’s second place finish scored him a ten point gain on John Moore who finished seventh.  That brings the difference to just two points with two races remaining in the series.
The Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com continues September 16th at All American Speedway in Roseville, CA for the ninth round of the 10 race Super Late Model series.
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.
2017 Pacific Challenge Series Schedule
March 18th – Madera Speedway (Madera, CA)  Winner: Carlos Vieira
May 6th – Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA)  Winner: Derek Copeland
May 20th – Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA)  Winner: Jeff Bischofberger
June 17th – All American Speedway (Roseville, CA)  Winner: Cole Moore
July 1st – Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) Ron Strmiska Memorial  Winner: John Moore
July 29th – Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA)  Winner: Randy Hedrick
August 12th – Madera Speedway (Madera, CA)  Winner: Jacob Gomes
September 2nd – Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA)  Winner: Matt Wendt
September 16th – All American Speedway (Roseville, CA)
October 14th – All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *2017 Championship Finale* w/ North State Modified Series & NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West)

Pacific Challenge Series Round 8: Stockton 99 Speedway results

FinishCarDriverHometownSponsors
11Matthew WendtGalt, CACali Style Customs
26Mike BeelerModesto, CABeeler Industries
320mCole MooreGranite Bay, CAJM Racing
435Matt ScottPine Grove, CAKamps Propane
519Travis MilburnEagle, IDNeu Energy
612Colby PottsTempe, AZNascimento Motorsports
727John MooreGranite Bay, CAJM Environmental
890Ross StrmiskaManteca, CANut Up/Mainline Equipment
918Jack Wood Loomis, CAVelocity Racing
1011jTracy BolinValley Springs, CABolin Builders
1170Mike HiteElk Grove, CAStorage for Less
1222Greg KamperRipon, CAKamper Fabrication, Inc.
1312pGreg PottsStockton, CANascimento Motorsports
147Michael SandovalRipon, CASandoval Farms
1586Tim SpurgeonDanville, CAKleen Blast
1650Justin PhilpottTracy, CAPhilpott’s Garage

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #20 Cole Moore 13.556

American Racer Dash ($500): #19 Travis Milburn

Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #1 Matt Wendt

Lap leaders: #19 Travis Milburn 1-8, #6 Mike Beeler 9-97, #1 Matt Wendt 98-100

RECAP: Round #7 | Madera Speedway

JACOB GOMES GETS SECOND CAREER PCS VICTORY AT MADERA

MADERA, CALIFORNIA (August 12, 2017) – Manteca’s Jacob Gomes led twice, including the final 22 laps, en route to his second career PCS victory to win the series’ 100 lap feature on Saturday night at Madera Speedway.   Gomes topped a field of 19 Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com Super Late Models in the seventh round of 2017.

Gomes’ victory makes him the seventh different winner in a series that has had no repeat winners this year.

The “fastest one-third mile in the west” lived up to its billing in Sunoco Fuels-sponsored time trials, when five drivers broke the track record set last August by Jason Romero.  Despite sizzling temperatures, March PCS Madera winner Carlos Vieira clicked off a 13.999 second lap.  The Livingston, CA driver followed that by winning the American Tire Dash that paid a set of tires and the pole for the feature.

The initial attempt at a start proved difficult when the outside line stopped coming to the green flag.  The ensuing melee saw the outside of rows seven, eight, and nine – Justin Westmoreland, Mike Hite, and Alexander Mead – all suffer significant damage.  Both Westmoreland and Hite made attempts to continue on in the race but the trio only completed 38 laps total.

Once things got going it was outside pole sitter Gomes taking advantage of the preferred line to take the lead from Vieira.  Incoming third in points Cole Moore challenged Vieira inside on several occasions before Vieira drove away with second place.  The top three enjoyed a solid lead on the pack while third-generation driver Ross Strmiska led a second pack using primarily the outside line to anchor fourth.  Fourth fastest qualifier Jack Wood of Loomis overcame his fourth row starting position as he took over seventh from 2014 champion Mike Beeler of Modesto on lap 21.

Lapped traffic entered the fray on lap 27 and Wood worked his way past 2016 Rookie of the Year Matt Wendt of Galt for sixth.  Strmiska retired from the race on lap 40 with mechanical gremlins and his departure from the track sparked some wild three wide maneuvering through the infield to avoid.

Gomes found the traffic challenging just past halfway when he attempted to get past Eric Nascimento, Jr., 16, who was making his series debut.  Vieira climbed up to Gomes on lap 58 and they went three-wide in traffic but Gomes managed to maintain the lead.  They went side-by-side again on laps 61 and 62 but Gomes rolled the top to his advantage.  Vieira continued the pressure with Cole Moore entering the picture from third in a nose-to-tail affair.  Vieira finally cleared Gomes for the lead position on lap 71.

The traffic did not relent and Vieira tagged the wall attempting to lap points leader John Moore just a few laps later.  On lap 78, Vieira went up in smoke in turn three with his night over with damage from the impact.  That lap 78 caution was the first caution since the initial attempt at a start making for a grueling green flag run.

Gomes picked the outside of Cole Moore for a restart the saw Gomes, Moore, and Tracy Bolin go three-wide briefly.  The caution flew on the next lap when Wood and John Moore spun in turn two.  The top-three took off from fourth place Wendt at the next restart and Wendt spent several laps side-by-side with lapped car Michael Sandoval.  Behind them, Nascimento was challenged by John Moore until Jack Wood jumped inside for an attempt at going three-wide into turn three.  Wood and Moore collided sending Moore for a spin and both cars to the rear.

The following restart saw Gomes, Cole Moore, and Bolin again go after it with Bolin and Cole Moore making contact coming out of turn two.  Bolin slid down the backstretch sideways at near full throttle before backing hard into the turn three wall.  Bolin was able to climb from his car uninjured despite sparking a significant fire.

After a lengthy clean up, Cole Moore found himself again in the eye of the storm on the next green flag.  Moore and Wendt tangled in a three-wide battle in turn three that sent Wendt into Moore’s drivers-side door.  Wendt’s evening was over on the hook while Moore had to make several stops for repairs before continuing.

The final caution of the evening came on lap 96 when Wood and Ukiah’s John Dalerio collided battling for a possible top-five finish.  Both had to restart at the rear yet again.

Gomes lined up outside Eagle, ID’s Travis Milburn for a four lap shootout to the finish and quickly took off in his red #16.  Both John Moore – who had been spun around just eight laps earlier – and Beeler managed to pass Milburn in the closing stages.  At the checkered flag it was Jacob Gomes with his second career PCS victory ahead of John Moore, Mike Beeler, Travis Milburn, and Eric Nascimento, Jr.  Austin Gant scored his second consecutive sixth place finish while Austin Herzog, 15,  overcame several mechanical issues to finish seventh in his series debut to go with Nascimento’s top-five in his series debut.

The Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com continues September 2nd with round #8 as part of the third Tri-Holiday Classic at Stockton 99 Speedway.  John Moore will bring a 12 point advantage on Mike Beeler into the event.

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.

2017 Pacific Challenge Series Schedule

March 18th – Madera Speedway (Madera, CA)  Winner: Carlos Vieira

April 15th – All American Speedway (Roseville, CA)  *RAINED OUT*

May 6th – Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA)  Winner: Derek Copeland
May 20th – Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA)  Winner: Jeff Bischofberger

June 17th – All American Speedway (Roseville, CA)  Winner: Cole Moore

July 1st – Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) Ron Strmiska Memorial  Winner: John Moore

July 29th – Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA)  Winner: Randy Hedrick

August 12th – Madera Speedway (Madera, CA)  Winner: Jacob Gomes

September 2nd – Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA)

October 14th – All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *2017 Championship Finale* w/ North State Modified Series & NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West)

Pacific Challenge Series Round 7: Madera Speedway results

FinishCarDriverHometownSponsors
116Jacob Gomes Manteca, CASunny Valley Smoked Meats
227John MooreGranite Bay, CAJM Environmental
36Mike BeelerModesto, CABeeler Industries
419Travis MilburnEagle, IDNeu Energy
521Eric NascimentoManteca, CANascimento Motorsports
675Austin GantGrass Valley, CAEmpire Steel Buildings
711HAustin HerzogClovis, CARichard Herzog Construction
814John DalerioRedwood Valley, CAPremier Auto Body Repair
97Michael SandovalManteca, CASandoval & Son
1018Jack WoodLoomis, CAVelocity Racing
1120Cole MooreGranite Bay, CAJM Racing
1211JTracy BolinValley Springs, CABolin Builders
131Matt WendtGalt, CACali Style Customs
1451Carlos VieiraLivingston, CA51FIFTY Energy Drink
1535Matt ScottPine Grove, CAKamps Propane
1690Ross StrmiskaManteca, CANut Up Industries
1770Mike HiteElk Grove, CAStorage for Less
189Justin WestmorelandFresno, CAGeorge’s Auto Supply
1932Alexander MeadWatsonville, CAJeff Mead Firewood

 

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #51 Carlos Vieira 13.999 * NEW TRACK RECORD*

American Racer Dash (Set of Tires): #51 Carlos Vieira

Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #7 Michael Sandoval

Lap leaders: #16 Jacob Gomes 1-70, #51 Carlos Vieira 71-78, #16 Jacob Gomes 79-100

RECAP: Round #6 | Ukiah Speedway

HEDRICK BECOMES SIXTH DIFFERENT PCS WINNER OF 2017

UKIAH, CALIFORNIA (July 29, 2017) – Reno’s Randy Hedrick became the sixth different winner in as many races as he scored the victory in Saturday night’s 75 lapper at Ukiah Speedway for the Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com  The 2017 series has competed at five different race tracks with no clear cut favorite as the championship has just three races remaining.

Hedrick’s win came in large part due to late race theatrics involving the lead cars on the tight quarter-mile bullring at the Redwood Empire Fairgrounds.  Hedrick assumed the lead on lap 64 and held off a charge from points leader and 2015 champion John Moore of Granite Bay, CA for the win.  Not only was Hedrick the sixth different winner but he was the fifth first-time series winner with John Moore’s July win at Stockton the only win this year by a driver with a victory under his belt.

Cole Moore set the Sunoco Fuels Fast Time with a 12.575 second lap and followed that up with the American Racer Tire Dash win for a set tires to earn the pole for the feature.  Moore paced Modesto’s Mike Beeler, the 2014 series champion, throughout a strong 56 lap green flag run that saw the duo stretch out a nearly half lap lead on third place Matt Wendt of Galt.  Grass Valley’s Austin Gant drifted back to fifth under the run after running as high as third.

The caution flew for John Dalerio stalling his Dodge while trying to exit the speedway.  Moore was overhauled by Beeler on the restart and eventually dropped to sixth with a tire going down.  A caution on lap 63 allowed Moore to pit and rejoin the race.  The ensuing attempts at a restart proved to be the boiling point as John Moore and Beeler failed for a successful restart twice and were subsequently put back to the second row by series officials.

Hedrick and Wendt assumed the front row with Hedrick taking over the lead and Beeler snaking into second.  Beeler closed within .327 seconds of Hedrick at the stripe with Wendt third ahead of John Moore and Myles Anderson.  Gant finished sixth with Cole Moore one lap in arrears in seventh.

The championship fight now sees John Moore leading Mike Beeler by ten markers with Cole Moore’s hopes fading to a 30 point deficit.  Matt Wendt and eighth-finishing Jack Wood round out the top-five.  Wood continues to be the leading rookie in the series for 2017 as well.

The Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com continues August 12th with their second visit of the year to the fast-paced Madera Speedway in Madera, CA.

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.

2017 Pacific Challenge Series Schedule

March 18th – Madera Speedway (Madera, CA)  Winner: Carlos Vieira

April 15th – All American Speedway (Roseville, CA)  *POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBA*

May 6th – Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA)  Winner: Derek Copeland
May 20th – Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA)  Winner: Jeff Bischofberger

June 17th – All American Speedway (Roseville, CA)  Winner: Cole Moore

July 1st – Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) Ron Strmiska Memorial  Winner: John Moore

July 29th – Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA)  Winner: Randy Hedrick

August 12th – Madera Speedway (Madera, CA)

September 2nd – Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA)

October 14th – All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *2017 Championship Finale* w/ North State Modified Series & NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West)

 

Pacific Challenge Series Round 6: Ukiah Speedway results

FinishCarDriverHometownSponsors
129Randy HedrickReno, NVSierra Speed
26Mike BeelerModesto, CABeeler Industries
31Matthew WendtLodi, CACali Style Customs
427John MooreGranite Bay, CAJM Environmental
528Myles AndersonFort Bragg, CAAnderson Logging
675Austin GantGrass Valley, CAEmpire Steel Buildings
720mCole MooreGranite Bay, CAJM Racing
818Jack WoodLoomis, CAVelocity Racing
95Chris ScribnerLoomis, CAQuick Quack Car Wash/Scribner Plastics
1014John DalerioRedwood Valley, CAPremier Auto Body Repair
1137Sierra FuriaKelseyville, CAFuria Construction

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #20 Cole Moore 12.575

American Racer Dash (Set of Tires): #20 Cole Moore

Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #28 Myles Anderson

Lap leaders: 20 Cole Moore 1-56, 6 Mike Beeler 57-63, 29 Randy Hedrick 64-75