COLE MOORE SCORES FIRST CAREER PCS WIN IN ROSEVILLE THRILLER
ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA (June 17, 2017) – Cole Moore led 95 laps en route to his first career Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com victory on Saturday night at Roseville’s All American Speedway. The hometown win for the Granite Bay driver came after a late race duel with 2014 series champion Mike Beeler of Modesto. Moore’s win also makes him the fourth different first-time PCS winner through four races this year.
Roseville’s Shannon Mansch, a former PCS winner at the speedway herself, used a strong outside move to win the American Racer Tire dash worth $500 and the pole position for the 100 lap feature. Mansch took advantage of the position by leading the opening five laps of the contest. Cole Moore started outside pole and took a few laps to get going before he overhauled her for the lead.
Sixth starting Beeler started moving forward when contact between three-time track champion Matt Scott and leading rookie Jack Wood on the front stretch bottled up the pack briefly. The first caution of the race flew when Elk Grove’s Shane Butler had a right front flat tire.
Beeler used the restart to pounce to the outside of Mansch for second on lap nine. 2015 PCS champion John Moore and Travis Milburn followed suit with Mansch getting hung out to fifth by lap 12. Smoke began trailing Mansch’s #61 ride shortly after. When Galt’s Matt Wendt stalled his borrowed backup car on the ramp for a lap 12 caution, Mansch retired to the pits in a frustrating end to a promising night.
Scott started to make his moves towards the front as he got around Milburn for fourth on lap 18. Both John Moore and Scott used a lapped car to pick off Beeler for second and third respectively on lap 30.
Moore and Scott quickly clawed towards the younger Cole Moore with the trio entertaining the crowd with a nose-to-tail battle. Scott nabbed second and turned his sights on Cole. On lap 55, the trio boiled over when John Moore tagged Scott in turn three sending him for a spin. Shane Butler came along late into the incident and made contact with Scott. All three cars were able to continue but with serious cosmetic damage.
The fracas gave Cole Moore room to roam as he enjoyed a comfortable advantage. The final 20 laps however were a barn burner when Beeler started to turn up the wick and climbed up onto the rear bumper of Moore. As the pair jockeyed, Scott entered the fray with a three car lead pack over the remaining ten lap sprint to the finish.
Beeler was unable to muster a race winning move and settled for a narrow second place finish as Cole Moore ripped underneath the checkered flag for his first career Pacific Challenge Series win. The top-five were Moore, Beeler, Scott, John Moore, and Randy Hedrick of Reno, NV. JR Courage ran as high as third before finishing sixth to win the Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger driving from 12th on the grid.
The results end up netting a tie at the top of the points standings between Mike Beeler and John Moore as the two former champions head to one of their favorite races with the Firecracker 125/Ron Strmiska Memorial at Stockton 99 Speedway. Round #5 of the Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com takes place Saturday night July 1st!
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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
July 29th – Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA)
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 4: All American Speedway results
|1||20||Cole Moore||Granite Bay, CA||JM Racing|
|2||6||Mike Beeler||Modesto, CA||Beeler Industries|
|3||35||Matt Scott||Pine Grove, CA||Kamps Propane|
|4||27||John Moore||Granite Bay, CA||JM Environmental|
|5||29||Randy Hedrick||Reno, NV||Sierra Speed|
|6||37||JR Courage||Manteca, CA||PODS/The Chicken Barn|
|7||18||Jack Wood||Loomis, CA||Velocity Racing|
|8||8||Mark Romero||Roseville, CA||Folsom Lake Asphalt|
|9||11j||Tracy Bolin||Valley Springs, CA||Bolin Builders|
|10||97||Shane Butler||Elk Grove, CA||Finance of America|
|11||19||Travis Milburn||Eagle, ID||NEU Energy|
|12||70||Mike Hite||Elk Grove, CA||Storage for Less|
|13||5||Chris Scribner||Loomis, CA||Quick Quack Car Wash|
|14||1||Matt Wendt||Galt, CA||Cali Style Customs|
|15||61||Shannon Mansch||Roseville, CA||Mansch Motorsports Concepts|
Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #20 Cole Moore 13.278
American Racer Dash ($500): #61 Shannon Mansch B Dash ($300): #5 Chris Scribner
Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #37 JR Courage
Lap leaders: #61 Shannon Mansch 1-5, #20 Cole Moore 6-100