SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (March 13, 2018) – Madera Speedway’s busy spring continues with the opening round of the 2018 Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com on Saturday evening, with 75 laps of Super Late Model action on tap. It will mark the sixth series appearance at the popular one-third mile speedway.
PCS Super Late Models will be paired with the potent Western Winged Sprints and USAC Western US Midgets providing fans with plenty of open wheel racing as well. Modified Super Toyotas, F4s, and a Jr. Late Model exhibition race round out the busy card.
Parity has been the name of the game in the PCS for several seasons including six first-time winners in last year’s series. Carlos Vieira won the Madera season opener for his first career win. Popular Late Model and tour car standout Jacob Gomes has two career PCS wins – both at Madera.
Modesto’s Mike Beeler narrowly topped Granite Bay’s John Moore to grab the 2017 championship. 2015 Rookie of the Year Cole Moore finished third with one victory while two-time winner Matt Wendt, the 2016 Rookie of the Year, was fourth in the final rundown. 2017 Rookie of the Year Jack Wood was unable to grab a win but still finished fifth in the championship ahead of his cousin Travis Milburn. El Dorado Hills’ Jason Romero, Valley Springs’ Tracy Bolin, Elk Grove’s Mike Hite, and Pine Grove’s Matt Scott made up the rest of the top-ten. Other winners included Derek Copeland at Shasta, Jeff Bischofberger at Stockton, and Randy Hedrick at Ukiah.
Saturday’s show will be run as an early season “matinee”. Friday practice will open activities with pit gates opening at 3 pm and practice from 5pm – 8pm. On Saturday, pit gates will open early at 10am with practice running from 11am -1:15pm. Qualifying will follow. The American Racer Tire dash will be at 3:15 with main events to follow. The 75 lap feature is the final race scheduled for the exciting evening, tentatively going green at 5:30pm.
Ticket Prices are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and military, $7 for youth ages 6-12 and kids five and under are free
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 17 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Thunder & Lightning w/ USAC & Winged Sprints*
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*
10am PIT GATES OPEN
11am PUSH OFF & FIRE Winged Sprints
11:15–1:00 PRACTICE (2 sessions each class)
F4’s (5 mins)
MST’s (5 mins)
Western US Midgets (5 mins)
Winged Sprints (5 mins)
Jr Late Models (5 mins)
PCS Late Models (20 mins)
Western US Midgets
Jr Late Models
PCS Late Models
2pm DRIVERS MEETINGS
2:30 HEATS (8 laps)
F4’s (6 laps)
MST’s (6 laps)
Western US Midgets
3:15pm Main Events
PCS Late Models Dash for Cash
F4’s (30 laps) 20 mins
MST’s (30 Laps) 20 mins
4pm Opening Ceremonies
Western US Midgets (30 Laps) 20 mins
Winged Sprints (40 laps) 25 mins
Jr Late Models (30 Laps) 25 mins
PCS Late Models (75 Laps)