SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (March 19, 2018) – The Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com will now open its season on Saturday March 31st at Madera Speedway, after rain soaked the originally scheduled March 17th weekend. The first of two appearances for the SLM series at the one-third mile will be paired with a variety of open wheel series including BCRA Midgets and USAC Western US Midgets.
A kids Easter Egg Hunt and vintage open wheel racing will round out the card that honors valley racing legends Smokey Hanoian and Al Pombo.
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.
The weekend’s activities will get underway with a Friday practice session, tentatively slated from 5pm to 8pm. Saturday’s race day schedule is still being finalized at press time.
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*