Friday, July 27, 2018

Doss Dominates Montana 200



Via NSLMS Media

Kalispell, MT (July 21, 2018) In his fifth outing at the prestigious Montana 200, Jeremy Doss (Upper Lake, CA) nearly lapped the entire 24-car field on his way to the checkered flag and $10,000 check waiting for him in victory lane. This was Doss’s second Montana 200 win. A mix of drivers from Montana, Idaho, Washington, Nevada, British Columbia, Albert and Saskatoon made up the field.

Doss, who started the day third in the field, took the lead from pole setter Preston Peltier (Fort Lupton, CO) and never looked back. At the end of the day, Doss had lapped all but the second, third and fourth place cars of Preston Peltier, Owen Riddle (Naches, WA) and Clint Habart (Cranbrook, BC, Canada). A caution free second half kept any drivers from receiving the lucky dog award. Peltier was strong and set a good pace, leading the early stages of the race, but didn’t have enough to keep up with Doss to the checkered.

Peltier set a blistering qualifying lap to take the pole, which locked him into the front row of the feature event regardless of where he finished in his positioning heat. Jan Evans (E. Wenatchee, WA), who qualified second fast, was also locked into the front row. Twenty-eight cars qualified in an attempt to secure positions for the 24-car field.

With distributor issues going into qualifying, Owen Riddle had his work cut out for him, having to come from the B-Main to secure his starting position. Riddle quickly made his way to the top four by the end of the first half and took over third in the closing laps of the event.

Clint Habart was fast throughout the weekend, sat on top of the charts Thursday and Friday, and started in the sixth position. Battling back and forth with Peltier for the second position through a good part of the race, Habart slid back to fourth at the end of the day.

Braeden Havens (Spokane, WA) rounded out the top 5 after coming through the B-Main. Havens quickly moved into the fifth position and stayed on the lead lap until the final laps, when Doss lapped him.

Outside qualifier Jan Evans dropped back a few positions in the early laps and tangled with his Dad, Garrett Evans (E. Wenatchee, WA), who had improved several positions after coming through the B-Main. The resulting contact sent both drivers to the pits for repairs and restarting from the rear of the field. Both drivers went down a lap with Doss’s sizzling pace. Though they didn’t get the opportunity to get back on the lead lap, both ran well, Jan was running ahead of the fourth-place car of Clint Habart at the checkered, finishing in the sixth position.

2017 Champion, Brittney Zamora (Kennewick, WA) made her first start in the Montana 200. Securing a position in the top 12 to start the event, Zamora held on for a seventh-place finish in her first attempt.

The NWSLMS Tour returns with back to back action on July 28 for the NW Tour Reunion/Central Welding 125 at Evergreen Speedway. The series last raced on the 3/8ths oval in Evergreen in 2016. For more information log onto the series Facebook page, website www.nwsuperlatemodels.com or Evergreen Speedway www.evergreenspeedway.com

28th Annual Montana 200

1 75 Jeremy Doss 200
2 48 Preston Peltier 200
3 10 Owen Riddle 200
4 09 Clint Habart 200
5 83 Braeden Havens 199
6 5 Jan Evans 199
7 52 Brittney Zamora 198
8 64 Garrett Evans 198
9 1 Agni Howell 197
10 8 Kelly Admiraal 197
11 1k Mitch Kleyn 197
12 20 Andy Sole 195
13 12 Thane Alderman 195
14 53 Alex Lessor 160
15 26 John Newhouse 77
16 14 Dog Staggs 68
17 93 Dave Garber 54
18 70 Trent Seidel 36
19 15 Tayler Riddle 33
20 36 Grant Brown 33
21 95 Buck Noel Jr 33
22 92 Logan Jewell 33
23 88 Jack Chisholm 23
24 27 Tim Elliott 15

Lap leaders: 1-29 Preston Peltier, Lap 30-200 Jeremy Doss

This week’s contingency prizes were awarded to the following drivers:

Longacre Racing Products Longest Tow – Thane Alderman
Longacre Racing Products Hard Charger – John Newhouse

Wheel Chill $25 Gift Certificate off Driver Wheel Chill – Tayler Riddle
Wheel Chill $25 Gift Certificate off Retail Grill Chill – Jack Chisholm

Joe’s Hard Luck Award – Buck Noel Jr.

Frank’s Radio Gift Certificate $100 - $75 - $50 – Braeden Havens, Jan Evans, Brittney Zamora

Auto Meter $200 Certificate – Dave Garber

Current Point Standings:
Pos Car# Driver Name WVSO 042818 SSS 060218 MRP 072118 Total Points Wins
1 52 Brittney Zamora 53 53 41 147 1
2 15 Tayler Riddle 52 36 30 118 1
3 20 Andy Sole 38 44 36 118
4 1K Mitch Kleyn 44 32 37 113
5 83 Braeden Havens 52 43 95
6 12 Trenton Moriarity 49 38 87
7 91 Alan Cress 41 46 87
8 5 Jan Evans 36 46 82
9 38 Chad Hinkle 32 43 75
10 17 Bob Pressley 29 46 75
11 64 Garrett Evans 31 40 71
12 89 Doni Wanat 30 40 70
13 93 Dave Garber 39 31 70
14 92 Logan Jewell 43 26 69
15 12F Chad Fitzpatrick 40 27 67
16 33 Brooke Schimmel 27 31 58
17 48 Preston Peltier 53 53
18 75 Jeremy Doss 52 52 1
19 10 Owen Riddle 46 46
20 09 Clint Habart 44 44
21 31 Jessie Jensen 42 42
22 33 Christopher Kalsch 42 42
23 00 Naima Lang 41 41
24 81 Darrell Midgley 39 39
25 1 Agni Howell 39 39
26 8 Kelly Admiraal 38 38
27 23 Brandon Ash 37 37
28 53 Alex Lessor 37 37
29 35 Rob Touchette 36 36
30 24 Tristan Haider 36 36
31 12 Thane Alderman 35 35
32 11 Ed Thomsen 34 34
33 4 Arlyn Long 34 34
34 15F Jim Franklin 33 33
35 11 Cole Keatts 33 33
36 26 John Newhouse 33 33
37 14 Don Staggs 32 32
38 18 Ian Graham 31 31
39 7 Kurt Meyer 30 30
40 70 Trent Seidel 30 30
41 88 Dirk Bennett 28 28
42 8 Tom Elam 28 28
43 36 Grant Brown 28 28
44 95 Buck Noel Jr 27 27
45 16 Dan Moore 26 26
46 88 Jack Chisholm 25 25
47 27 Tim Elliott 24 24

For additional information, please contact Jarrod Goodwin (509) 879-5082.

In their fifth season, the Northwest Super Late Model Series Inc. is the premier regional
touring Super Late Model series in the Pacific Northwest. The series has many valued marketing
partners including Hoosier Racing Tire, McGunegill Engine Performance, AR Bodies,
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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

$5,000 To Win Summer Speedfest On Deck For Madera Speedway

RPM Pro Late Model points leader Austin Herzog (#11) (Photo Courtesy Jason Wedehase)

Via Madera Speedway Media

MADERA, CALIFORNIA (July 24, 2018) – The $5,000 to win Summer Speedfest 100 for the RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series at Madera Speedway is this Saturday night, marking the sixth race of the prestigious MAVTV-televised series. Clovis’ Austin Herzog and La Grange’s Matt Erickson are engaged in a heated championship battle that will come to a head in one of the biggest shows of the season.

MAVTV-televised racing for the 51FIFTY Energy Drink Jr. Late Models and Mini Cups vs. Bandoleros along with Modified Super Toyotas are also scheduled to compete.

Matt Erickson won the Reverend Ron Spencer Red, White, and Blue Classic on June 30th to extend his reign as the winningest driver in Madera Late Model history. His third win of the season also propelled him past $10,000 in winnings for the season and placed him just 12 points behind points leader Austin Herzog.

Herzog, 15, has not won a series race but finished sixth in the standings in 2017 as the series Rookie of the Year. He also has six 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model wins on his resume. A third place place finish on June 30th gives him three consecutive podiums.

Modesto’s Garland Tyler is third in the RPM championship ahead of Ryan Hart and May winner Racin Vernon of Bakersfield. Jason Aguirre won the non-televised Madera Late Model race on July 14th and was second in the last RPM race on June 30th as perhaps the driver with the most momentum this summer.

The Summer Speedfest is a 100 lap feature with a scheduled break at lap 50. A 25 lap B Main is also scheduled, with the transferring cars moving on after lap 15. The final 10 laps is a run to a $500 victory for the highest non-transfer.

Jesse Love IV is proving that his 2017 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model championship was no fluke, charging to his third victory of the year in June and leading the points by 23 over two-time 2018 winner Dylan Zampa of Napa. While these two have dominated victory lane, the battling behind them has been strong with Las Vegas’ Tanner Reif, Bakersfield’s Kabe McClenny, and Las Vegas’ Tyler Reif eager for their first wins.

Third year drivers Austin Edwards and Lilly Mead trail them from sixth and seventh in the standings as well. Kayla Eshleman of Fontana has overcame low starting positions to put together four top-fives as well.

The Jr. Late Models race for 70 laps on Saturday with a scheduled break at lap 40.

Bakersfield drivers have set the standard in the inaugural Mini Cups vs. Bandoleros series. On the Bandolero side, Riley Massey and Zachary Ginn are at the top of the points with Massey grabbing two wins while Ginn has two runner-up finishes. 2017 Kern County Raceway Park champion Kercie Jung has two wins and a second in her limited schedule this year. Her teammate Seth Wise was the winner on the night she was in the runner-up position.

In the Mini Cups, Bakersfield’s Kale McClenny has four wins to lead Madera’s Joseph Holliday in the standings. Jayce McArthey has also snagged a win this season.

Modified Super Toyotas have been dominated by Ryan Reynolds who has built up a 36 point lead over Patrick Geiger. Bert Stephens, Dave Lander, and Shaun Reynolds round out a closely matched top-five.

Action gets started on Friday evening with practice from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday’s program begins with pit gates opening at 12:00 p.m. Practices run from 2 – 3:30 p.m. with qualifying and heat races to follow. The first set of main events starts at 5:30 including the Mini Cup feature and the Late Model B Main. Opening ceremonies are at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets for the Summer Speedfest are just $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, $7 for youth ages 6-12, and kids five and under are free!

For more information about Madera Racing on MAVTV please visit www.racemadera.com or www.mavtv.com. For more information on RPM Mortgage and to obtain loan information please visit www.rpmwins.com and for more information about 51FIFTY Energy Drink visit www.51fiftyenergydrink.com

Madera Speedway is presented by major partners RPM Mortgage, 51FIFTY Energy Drink, Nut Up Industries, NICERIDE, iPull-uPull, and Color Fast Industries.

Madera Racing on MAVTV airs Thursdays re-runs of the 2017 season every week. The show airs at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. PST and is also available on the Lucas Oil Racing TV app. Round #3 of the RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series airs on August 2nd.

Madera Speedway 2018 Schedule Celebrating 47 years of Racing!

July 28th - Summer Speed Fest $5,000 to win Race #6 of the MAVTV televised RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series 100 laps (split 50’s), Race #6 of the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series 80 laps (50 laps then a break, then 30 laps), MSTs, Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

August 4th - Children's Hospital Kids Night - Madera Late Models, Madera Hobby Stocks, F4 Beater Cross, Toyota Sedans, MST, Jr Late Model 30 lap exhibition race, Southwest Tour Truck Series

August 11th - PCS Super Late Model Series (Pacific Challenge Series), Madera Hobby Stocks, CSS/360 Super Modifieds, USAC HPD Midgets, MST, Legends of the Pacific, F4 Beater Cross

August 18th - Closed

August 25th - Race # 7 of the MAVTV Televised $2,000 to win RPM Mortgage Pro Model Series 80 laps (50 then 30), Race #7 of the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series 80 laps (50 laps then a break, then 30 laps), Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series , Legends of the Pacific, Toyota Sedans

September 1st - Hampton Inn and Suites Night at the Speedway, Madera Late Models, Madera Hobby Stocks, MST's, Toyota Sedans, F4 Beater Cross, and the Jr, Late Model 30 lap exhibition race

September 8th - Closed for the Madera Fair

September 14th - 46th Annual Harvest Classic Night #1 presented by ($5 Ticket Night!) for everyone on night one. Madera Late Models, Madera Hobby Stocks, F4 Beater Cross , MST, Toyota Sedans, USAC Western Midgets and Modified Truck Pulls!

September 15th - 46th Annual Harvest Classic presented by Midland Tractor and John Deere! The Western Winged Super Sprint Series, BCRA Midgets, USAC Western Midgets, NCMA Sprints, CSS/360 Super Modifieds, Legends of Kearney Bowl, California Hard Tops, Plus the Blown, Injected multi engine Pulling Tractors!

September 22nd - Race #8 of the MAVTV televised $2,000 to win RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series 80 laps (50 laps then 30), Race #8 of the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series 80 laps (50 laps then a break, the 30 laps), MST, Toyota Sedans, Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

September 29th – Spears SRL Southwest Tour 125, the USAC Western Midgets, CSS/360 Super Modifieds, Legends of the Pacific, Madera Hobby Stocks, and the Legends of Kearney Bowl

October 5th -Practice for the RPM Mortgage Short Track "Best of the West" $10,000.00 to win Shootout Event open to Lucas Oil Modifieds, Late Models, Jr. Late Models, and the Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

October 6th - 150 Lap $10,000.00 to WIN “NUT UP SHORT TRACK SHOOTOUT” for the MAVTV televised RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series 150 laps! (race #9 of the televised championship), Lucas Oil Modifieds 75 lap TV race! Race #9 of the 80 lap 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series and the Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

October 13th - Closed, NO RACES /

October 20th - 11th Annual iPull-uPull Pumpkin Smash Halloween Bash and Blow Up and Monster Trucks!, Madera Hobby Stocks, MST's, Toyota Sedans, $2,000 to Win 200 lap Enduro, the Extreme Barrel Racing Series, a Trick or Treat thru the Pits and on Track PUMPKIN SMASH for the KIDS!

October 27th - Closed

November 10th - 2018 Championship Awards Banquet

Monday, July 23, 2018

Moulton Returns To Form While Price Cashes In

Mic Moulton scored his fourth victory of the five Super Six Late Model Challenge Series races that have been run thus far in 2018 (Photo Courtesy Sherie Bialous)

Via RAR Media

Eureka, CA (July 23, 2018) – The 2018 season at Redwood Acres Raceway is rapidly coming to a close with this Saturday night’s Harper Motors Night at the Races marking four races left on the schedule. While the Compass Community Credit Union roadrunners had the night off, the late models returned to action. In addition, the North State Modified Series made their second visit to the Acres this season.

Lane Anderson has been fast all season in the Bandolero division and continued that by setting the fastest time in qualifying at a 21.354. Ethan Imperatrice made his first start of the season and was able to win the trophy dash and the heat race. Trey Daniels took the lead at the start of the main event and had control of it for the first six circuits. Imperatrice moved to the lead on lap seven before Daniels retook the position. Two laps later, Daniels fell out of the race giving Imperatrice the lead but in another two laps, Imperatrice also fell out. Anderson took over the top spot and was able to lead the rest of the way and score the victory. Maleesa Miles finished second followed by Aiden Kimberling and Kadence Mace. Imperatrice was scored fifth.

Qualifying for the Fortuna Wheel & Brake bombers was led by Wyatt Roach with a 18.424. Roach took the dash win while Sam Brown was the heat race winner. Brown used the pole position to his advantage in the feature event as he was able to take over and lead until lap eight. That’s when Roach took over. He was able to hold on and take his first main event win of the season. Brown and Jim Redd finished second and third.

In the NorthCoast Lighting And Electric Legends division, Brad Curtice set fast time with an 18.121. Chris Lawrence was the trophy dash victor while Aiden Daniels and Curtice were the heat race winners. The opening lap of the feature was led by David Dunlap. Lap two saw Aiden Daniels move to the front. Curtice quickly sliced his way through the field and moved to the lead on lap eight. The field spread out and Curtice was able to gap Aiden Daniels. At the finish it was Curtice taking the victory by nearly two seconds. Aiden Daniels narrowly beat Lawrence to the line for third. Kylie Daniels finished a strong fourth with Zach Frazer rounding out the top five finishers.

The ever-competitive Humboldt Hydroponics mini stocks were paced by Brian Murrell, Sr. as he set a qualifying lap of 18.980. Eugene Palmer crossed the line first in the trophy dash and Brian Murrell, Jr. winning the heat race. Nick Ford held the lead for the first five laps but contact between he and Trevor Eacret allowed Brett Murrell to move to the position. The rest of the event came down to a battle between Brett Murrell, Palmer and Murrell, Sr. As the laps clicked off, Brett Murrell was able to stretch his lead. At the finish line it was Brett Murrell winning. Palmer held off Murrell, Sr. for second while Brian Murrell, Jr. and Scott Taylor finished out the top five drivers.

Darrin Sullivan narrowly took fast time for the North State Modified Series setting a 16.548. Herman Pulyer prevailed in the Lucas Oil Dash For Cash. The invert for the 60-lap main event was 10 which put Stuart Campbell on the pole. After falling back to the third position, Eric Johnson was able to move to the lead on lap 10. Kris Price moved his way to second after 15-laps and on lap 19 he took over the race lead. Price was able to slowly pull away from the rest of the pack.

Eric Price, Jr. was a favorite going into the event but fell out just before the halfway point. Terry Deal took second from Eric Johnson with 15-laps remaining but was well behind the leader. With three laps remaining, smoke poured from Sullivan’s car taking him out of action and necessitating a caution flag. The field bunched up for a sprint to the finish however Deal was not able to get by Eric Price. At the finish it was Price holding off Deal for the win. Johnson was second ahead of Randy Houston and Dustin DeRosier.

Less than 0.056 seconds separated the top three in qualifying for the Mid-City Motor World Super Six Late Model Challenge Series with Mic Moulton setting the fastest lap. George Young was the winner of heat race number one while Luke Hall won heat number two and pole position for the NorthCoast Lighting & Electric main event.

Hall jumped to the lead at the start of the feature with Dane Nissen following him into second. David Henderson slotted into third while Moulton held fourth. With nary the sign of a caution flag, handling and tire wear proved to be more important than usual. The halfway point saw Hall still leading Nissen but third place was switched between Moulton and Henderson. The front three closed up on each other. On lap 40, Moulton maneuvered past Nissen and chased Hall for the lead. With 15 to go, Moulton took the lead from Hall. Moulton was able to slowly pull away as the rest proved to be caution-free. Moulton crossed the finish line first over Hall, Nissen and Henderson. Kenny Demello put in a solid fifth place effort.

Racing on the 3/8-mile paved oval at Redwood Acres Raceway will take a month-long break as August 18th is the next race on the schedule. Prior to that event, RAR will host the Malicious Monster Truck Insanity Tour on August 3rd and 4th. Tuff trucks will also be in action as well as monster truck rides. Saturday night will be the second boat race at the Acres in 2018.

V.I.P. pre-sale tickets for the monster truck event are available to purchase at Redwood Acres Raceway’s website www.RedwoodAcresRacing.com as well as the Redwood Acres Fair office and Fortuna Wheel & Brake. More information on everything going on at the Acres can also be found on Redwood Acres Raceway’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/RedwoodAcresRaceway/

Kris Price Bags Third Win, Increases NSMS Points Lead

Kris Price with North State Modified Series co-promoter Jeff Stephens after his big win at Redwood Acres Raceway Saturday night (Photo Courtesy Carrie Lauenroth)

Via Nadine Strauss/NSMS Media

July 21, 2018 Eureka, CA.... Taking the lead on lap 20 with an inside pass on Eric Johnson of Kelseyville, Kris Price of Sacramento drove the remaining 40 laps flawlessly to collect his third season victory in the Protect the Harvest North State Modified Series at Eureka's Redwood Acres Raceway Saturday night. Price increased his NSMS points lead and now has a 41 point margin over second place Dustin DeRosier of Cloverdale.

Price collected $1000 for his win plus the $250 bonus from Ward Land Management and Development (WLM&D.) He also collected $30 from Competition Carburetors for turning the fastest lap of race (16.900), and once again earned the Keyser Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

Roseville driver Terry Deal drove under Johnson on lap 45 for a $850 second place finish. Johnson held off the challenges of Oregon driver Randy Houston to claim third, Houston was fourth, and DeRosier finished fifth.

Kelseyville's Darrin Sullivan earned the $100 WLM&D fast time award with his 16.548 second lap. Sullivan pulled the #10 chip for the inversion putting Stuart Campbell and Johnson in the front row. Stuart and Johnson ran side-by-side the first seven rounds with DeRosier tight on Stuart's bumper, not allowing Johnson to pull back into the low groove. Just as it looked like Johnson was losing ground, his car hooked up, and on lap 12 he passed both DeRosier and Stuart and took over the number one spot. DeRosier also shot around Stuart, but two rounds later Kris Price drove under DeRosier for second and set his sights on Johnson.

Price caught Johnson on lap 19, and when he saw an opening down low he filled the gap and drove under Johnson for the lead. Price's brother, Eric Price II developed problems and ended his run on lap 26.

Meanwhile both Deal and Houston were picking off cars as Sullivan's car began to smoke. With only three laps to go, Sullivan's engine finally gave out and his car stalled on the track to bring out the only yellow flag in the race.

The final three circuits went nose-to-tail with Kris Price first across the Sunoco checkered flag. Deal finished second, Johnson third, Houston fourth and DeRosier fifth. Rounding out the top 10 were Ian Elliot, Guy Young, Campbell, Herman Pulyer and Orion Mosher.

Pulyer was the $100 winner in the Lucas Oil Dash for Cash. Johnson finished second and donated his $50 to the North State Modified Series Driving Our Cancer Fund. Both Pulyer and Johnson also received the Scribner Plastics jugs. Avila took home the Naake Shocks certificate, and the Frank's Radios awards were given to Young, Pulyer and Mosher.

Race #7 of the North State Modified Series “Driving Out Cancer Tour” will be on August 11 at Lakeport Speedway.

The North State Modified Series is presented by: Protect the Harvest, Lucas Oil, Ward Land Management & Development, Hoosier Tire West, Sunoco Race Fuels, Naake Suspension, Five Star Bodies, Racer Bling, Keyser Racing Products, Scribner Plastics and Frank's Radios.

WLM&D TIME TRIALS: Darrin Sullivan (16.548), Kris Price (16.587), Eric Price II (16.634), Terry Deal (16.742), Randy Houston (16.752), Dustin DeRosier (16.880), Guy Young (16.948), Ian Elliott (16.982), Eric Johnson (17.028), Stuart Campbell (17.077), Herman Pulyer (17.102), Orion Mosher (17.273), Rick Avila N/T
LUCAS OIL DASH FOR CASH: Pulyer, Johnson, Campbell, Young, Mosher, Elliott
SUNOCO / WLM&D FEATURE EVENT: Kris Price, Deal, Johnson, Houston, DeRosier, Elliott, Young, Campbell, Pulyer, Mosher, Sullivan, Avila, Eric Price II

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Cole Moore Grabs Second PCS Win Of 2018 With Stockton Triumph



Via PCS Media

STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA (July 22, 2018) – 2015 Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com Rookie of the Year Cole Moore outlasted a challenging evening at Stockton 99 Speedway for his second PCS win of the year, Saturday night. Moore came out on top over points leader Jason Romero in a thrilling battle in an attrition-shortened 60 lap sprint race.

Romero set the standard of the night early with a 13.366 lap in time trials to take the Sunoco Fuels Fast Time by .147 seconds on the field. Romero only mustered eighth in the American Racer Tire Dash while 2016 series Rookie of the Year Matt Wendt won the dash for the pole and a set of tires.

Wendt led early while third starting John Moore made slight contact with his son Cole to take second on lap two. Moore then passed Wendt for the lead on lap nine as the top nine cars ran closely together. Romero was still mired in eighth, facing a battle with Michael Sandoval.

Cole Moore and Wendt made contact in turn one for a lap ten caution, with Cole using the “tap out” rule to accept blame for the incident. It put Cole Moore to the rear of the field and Wendt back into second place.

The contact proved to cause significant damage to Wendt’s rear end, however, as he faltered coming to green causing an accordion of bumping among the field before he retired to the infield.

John Moore then spun abruptly into turn three on lap 13 while leading, gathering up former track champions Matt Scott and Dave Byrd in the process. Moore’s spin was caused by a blown engine and Scott was eliminated from the race as well. Mike Ray had his second spin of the race on the following restart, reducing the field to six cars running.

The race was then shortened by officials to 60 laps as the top six battled to the finish. Sandoval and Byrd had an incident that caused a quick yellow and bunched things up. Cole Moore took the lead from Romero on lap 20 followed by Madera winner Carlos Vieira, before Vieira faded behind the top-two. Romero showed Moore a nose on lap 43 and tried again as they approached promoter Tony Noceti’s $500 bonus for leading lap 50. Cole Moore led that lap while Romero stayed in lockstep.

They remained in lockstep down to the wire. Romero took a look inside when Cole went up the hill in turn two on the final lap. Moore wisely defended the inside line through turns three and four and motored away for his third career Pacific Challenge Series victory. Romero extended his points lead from second with Vieira, Beeler, and Sandoval the top-five. Romero also won the Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger for his run from eighth to second.

Romero now leads John Moore by 14 points with the series readying for Madera Speedway on August 11th.

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, Competition Carburetion, 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*
October 13 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *October Classic 100*

Pacific Challenge Series Round 5: Stockton 99 Speedway results
Finish Car Driver Hometown Sponsors
1 20 Cole Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Environmental
2 8 Jason Romero Cameron Park, CA Folsom Lake Asphalt
3 51 Carlos Vieira Livingston, CA 51FIFTY Energy Drink
4 6 Mike Beeler Modesto, CA Beeler Industries
5 7 Michael Sandoval Ripon, CA Sandoval Farms
6 3 Dave Byrd French Camp, CA Cherokee Mufflers
7 27 John Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Environmental
8 35 Matt Scott Pine Grove, CA Kamps Propane
9 45 Mike Ray Ripon, CA
10 1 Matt Wendt Galt, CA Wendt Construction
11 50 Justin Philpott Tracy, CA Philpott’s Garage
Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #8 Jason Romero
American Racer Dash: #1 Matt Wendt
Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #8 Jason Romero
Lap Leaders: 1 Matt Wendt 1-8, 27 John Moore 9-13, 8 Jason Romero 14-20, 20 Cole Moore 21-60