Another exciting PCS race weekend in the books. This past weekend’s race at Ukiah speedway was full of excitement, fun, thrills and spills.
A huge thanks and appreciation goes out to David and his family and staff for once again making this a fun and enjoyable weekend of racing for the PCS group. Fridays long practice ending with a big tri tip BBQ was a great treat for all the racers ,crews and family. With 18 cars at Fridays practice we knew that Saturdays race would be a big full field of Late Models with 21 cars total coming out for Saturday’s event.
A tight championship points battle had most the teams on their game and with a hand full of new faces to the PCS the atmosphere was exciting and intense.
As the qualifying /practice times clicked off it was apparent that the field was going to be very close and competitive. Jeremy Doss clicked off the fast lap of the day with a 12.69 and drew a 10 invert. The next 18 cars were all within 3 tenths on the charts.
A great military appreciation and fan meet and greet preceded the racing with an awesome flag ceremony and national anthem. There was even a live band in the grand stand. The Racers and fans alike all seemed to enjoy the meet and greet. Our PCS racers always enjoy the chance to say hi to our fans.
With the PCS race getting a late start everyone knew it was go time. Everyone was racing hard and charging for the front and many were driving for the same piece of real estate which resulted in quite a bit of contact between competitors, bringing out several yellow flags and even a red flag at one point when Beeler in the 6 car was sent sailing off the track in turn 3. Beeler, the current points leader, was able to clean the dust ,dirt and hay off his car and continue to finish the race and maintain his points lead by a now narrower margin over a determined Danny Allen. Newcomers to this year’s PCS, Travis Milburn, Tom Elam, Corey James, Hollis Thackeray and Sierra Furia all ended up with very respectable top 10 finishes despite the challenging circumstances.
Unfortunately a late start and lots of cautions pushed the race past the 11pm curfew and the race saw the yellow checkered on lap 40 with Jeremy Doss at the lead taking the win, making 6 different winners in 6 races for the highly competitive PCS late model series.
Thanks go out to all the PCS racers, crews and families for all their hard work and effort in getting these cars out and putting on a show for our fans.