SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (July 18, 2018) – The lone appearance in 2018 of the Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com at Stockton 99 Speedway is up next with the Super Late Model series visiting the quarter-mile on Saturday. The historic speedway has been an important venue for the series since its inception.
Saturday’s race is no exception as just 14 points separate the top three in the standings at the halfway point of the eight race campaign. Sweeping both Shasta Speedway races has propelled 2009 All American Speedway Late Model champion Jason Romero to the top of the PCS mountain by four points over 2015 champion John Moore. Moore has finished no worse than fifth all season, bolstered by a second place run behind Romero in June at Shasta and a third place effort to open the year at Madera.
Two-time and defending champion Mike Beeler of Modesto rounds out the top-three after a seventh place finish at Shasta dropped him 14 points out of first. Beeler and Moore each have enjoyed a pair of wins at Stockton and each won Stockton during championship winning seasons. Both will hope that trend continues in 2018.
2015 Rookie of the Year Cole Moore has been snake bitten by mechanical problems but a victory at Ukiah has allowed him to hold steady in fourth. 17-time stock car champion Dave Byrd of French Camp is among those that count Stockton as a home race track and will do his bidding from fifth in the standings.
Stockton Super Stock Tri-Holiday champion Matt Wendt moved into the PCS in 2016 and won the 2017 September race at his home track. Wendt is currently sixth in the standings, followed by Shannon Mansch of Roseville. Mansch won a Westcar Late Model Series event at Stockton in May 2006 en route to becoming the first female touring stock car champion that year.
Coquille, OR’s David Miller, Valley Springs’ Tracy Bolin, and Ukiah’s John Dalerio round out the top-ten in the standings. Two-time Madera PCS winner Carlos Vieira of Livingston, CA is expected in action on Saturday night along with Elk Grove’s Mike Hite and former Stockton Late Model champion Matt Scott of Pine Grove, CA among others.
Stockton 99 Speedway has loaded the deck with action this weekend, with the popular Stockton Late Models and Bombers competing along with a Legends of the Pacific national qualifier race and an appearance by the B4 Cylinders division.
Friday practice sees gates open at 2 p.m. with the track open until 8 p.m. On Saturday pit gates open at 1 p.m. while grandstands open at 5 p.m. Racing starts at 6 p.m. Adult tickets are $20 for ages 16+, while Juniors, Seniors, and Military are $15. Kids 10 and under are free and a family pack for two Adults and two Juniors is $55. Tickets are available at the gate or online at Stockton99.com
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*