Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Pacific Challenge Series Roars Back To Ukiah Saturday

JR Courage is third in the Pacific Challenge Series standings (Photo Courtesy Patriot Media) 

Via PCS Media/Blakesley Sports Media

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (July 12, 2016) - The Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com returns to Ukiah Speedway for the second time in 2016 as the touring stock car series competes at the quarter-mile asphalt oval on Saturday night. The races will be the Armed Forces & Fan Appreciation day with all active military and first responders free, and adult general admission only $5!

It has been a fast-paced season for the PCS with six different winners and six track records broken over the course of the seven races so far.

Upperlake, CA's Jeremy Doss leads the series standings heading into the event with five consecutive top-three finishes including the win on a rain-delayed Ukiah event on Mother's Day. Doss will not be on hand to defend his race win, leaving the door wide open to the rest of the PCS competition.

Modesto's Mike Beeler used a green-white-checkered finish to win the Firecracker 100 as part of the Ron Strmiska Memorial at Stockton 99 Speedway on July 2nd. Beeler's win propelled him to second in the championship. In six career Ukiah starts, Beeler has four top-fives and six top-tens including a runner-up performance this year.

JR Courage of Manteca has been steady throughout the 2016 Pacific Challenge Series to jump up to third in the standings. Courage navigated through the late-race dramatics at Stockton to finish fourth for his best run of the year that helped him move up the standings. He has also added fifth place finishes at Shasta and Ukiah to complete his resume.

Tracy's Jeff Bischofberger ranks fourth overall but will also not be in action on Saturday night. That makes Saturday's races big for fifth in the standings Tracy Bolin. The Valley Springs driver set the track record at Madera Speedway to open the season and followed that up with a win at Shasta Speedway as well. Bolin crashed out of the most recent race at Stockton but finished fourth at the first appearance of the year at Ukiah.

Cole Moore had turned his season around with back-to-back third place finishes in June at Shasta and Roseville but failed to finish the Stockton race. The Bill McAnally Racing NASCAR K&N West driver was initially the fast time qualifier at Ukiah in May before his team was unable to make the Sunday Mother's Day start.

Matthew Wendt is the highest rookie in the standings from seventh position and recently finished sixth at Stockton and fifth at Roseville. 2015 PCS champion John Moore is on the comeback trail after a tough start to the season, with the Granite Bay driver up to eighth after a come-from-behind third place run at Stockton.

Elk Grove's Mike Hite ran fifth at Stockton to move up to ninth overall ahead of Hayward's Danny Malfatti. Loomis' Chris Scribner is aiming for his PCS return this weekend out of position #11. Grass Valley's Don Swartz, Jeremy Hopkins, and Jimmy Stillman also intend to make their returns to action on Saturday.

Racing activities get underway Friday night with practice beginning at 5 p.m. and including a team BBQ. Pit gates open at 3 p.m. and pricing is $30 per person with no car fee. On Saturday grandstands open at 3:30 p.m. with racing at 5 p.m. Racing will include the Taco Bell Bombers, Vintage Hardtops, Jammers, and Pro 4 Modifieds. Tickets are just $5 for adults for this great fan appreciation night!

For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series, visit them online at www.PacificChallengeSeries.com or on Facebook and YouTube. More information on Ukiah Speedway is available at www.UkiahSpeedway.com

The Pacific Challenge Series is presented by: Penney Racing Supply, Penney & Associates, American Racer Tires, Maita Chevrolet, 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.

2016 Pacific Challenge Series Schedule
(Subject To Change)

March 19 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Televised on MAVTV, presented by Loanmart* - Winner: Jacob Gomes

April 16 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) Winner: Jason Romero

May 8 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA) Winner: Jeremy Doss
May 28 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Round #1 of Tri-Holiday Series* Winner: Eric Schmidt

June 4 Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA) Winner: Tracy Bolin
June 25 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *w/ North State Modified Series* Winner: Jason Romero

July 2 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Round #2 of Tri-Holiday Series* Winner: Mike Beeler
July 16 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA)

August 13 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Televised on MAVTV, presented by Loanmart*

September 3 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Round #3 of Tri-Holiday Series*
September 24 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *w/ North State Modified Series*

October 1 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA) *2016 Championship Race*
October 15 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *w/ K&N West, Non-Points*

PCS Track Stats - Ukiah
(active drivers in 2016)
#39 Jimmy Stillman
Starts: 14, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 2, Top-Tens: 9 - best finish 2nd 2009

#75 Jeremy Doss
Starts: 7, Wins: 5, Top-Fives: 7, Top-Tens: 7

#6 Mike Beeler
Starts: 6, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 4, Top-Tens: 6

#5 Chris Scribner
Starts: 4, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 2, Top-Tens: 3

#70 Mike Hite
Starts: 4, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 2

#37 JR Courage
Starts: 4, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 2

#27 John Moore
Starts: 3, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 3, Top-Tens: 3

#20 Cole Moore
Starts 3, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 1

#33 Don Swartz
Starts: 3, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 2

#18 Travis Milburn
Starts: 2, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 2