Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Pacific Challenge Series 2016 Championship Concludes At Ukiah

Jeremy Doss will win his second PCS championship on Saturday (Photo Courtesy Patriot Media)

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (September 27, 2016) - Upperlake, CA's Jeremy Doss will add to his 2012 Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com championship when he takes the green flag on Saturday night at Ukiah Speedway. Doss will win his second career series championship as the 2016 season concludes with its 12th and final points race of the year. Doss raced neck-and-neck with 2014 champion Mike Beeler of Modesto throughout the season before pulling away late in the season.

Doss' JD Motorsports team will be raising money for Relay for Life of Ukiah by selling stickers, t-shirts, and hosting a 50/50 raffle in the grandstands.

A third place finish on Saturday at All American Speedway in Roseville, CA gave Doss his eighth top-three effort of the season. Beeler and Doss split the two previous races at the quarter-mile Ukiah Speedway this year. Doss won the rain-delayed Mother's Day main event while Beeler's win on July 16th was his second consecutive PCS win to go with winning the Firecracker 100 at Stockton 99 Speedway.

"Its a great series and they're all hitters. It makes it really tough. I love going to Ukiah and I have great fans so I'm really looking forward to it," Doss said.

Three straight finishes outside of the top-five cost Beeler a strong shot at the championship, but he should mathematically fight off Tracy's Jeff Bischofberger for second in the standings. Beeler's three seasons in the PCS have all been in the top-two in the points as one of the toughest competitors in the series.

Bischofberger has engaged with Manteca's JR Courage in the battle for third in the points as well, but a second place effort on Saturday at Roseville should allow Bischofberger to hang on. Courage, however, had his best career PCS performance at Ukiah in July when he led laps before finishing second to Beeler.

Granite Bay's Cole Moore, the 2015 Rookie of the Year, currently rounds out the top-five in the points but is not expected at Ukiah. Moore will likely surrender that position to top 2016 rookie Matt Wendt. Wendt has had the speed for a strong finish at Ukiah in both races this season but not the luck needed to complete the run. His bullring background racing Super Stocks at Stockton has served him well at Ukiah which is PCS' smallest track.

2015 champion John Moore is also not expected at Ukiah which gives Tracy Bolin of Valley Springs a shot at seventh in the points. Bolin set the track record to open the year at Madera Speedway and finished third at Madera in August as well. He won the Shasta race in June in a great duel with Jeremy Doss. Beyond those three runs, Bolin has had nothing but bad luck this year including being the victim in a big crash at the July Ukiah race.

Hayward's Danny Malfatti will try to overtake Elk Grove's Mike Hite for ninth in the points as well, while Loomis' Chris Scribner has a nice opportunity to crack the top-ten in the standings at Ukiah. Malfatti used Ukiah in July for his best finish of the season in sixth while Scribner has finishes of sixth and third at the quarter-mile this season.

The crowning of the Pacific Challenge Series champion on Saturday night will not close the book entirely on the 2016 PCS, as the upcoming non-points October Classic 100 looms on October 15th at All American Speedway in Roseville. Pre-entry information is available at www.PacificChallengeSeries.com Pre-entries received by October 3rd are eligible for contingency prizes valued in the thousands of dollars.

For more information on Ukiah Speedway located on the Redwood Empire Fairgrounds, visit www.LakeportSpeedway.com
Friday action includes a practice session beginning at 5 p.m. The pit gates will open at 3 p.m. for practice with pricing $30 per person (no car fees). On Saturday pit gates open at 10 a.m. and grandstands open at 3:00 p.m. Qualifying will be at 5 p.m. with racing to follow. Legends, Bombers, Bandoleros, and Jammers will join the PCS at Ukiah.

Ticket prices are priced $12 for Adults, $9 for Seniors and Students, $6 for Children 6-11, and Children 5 and under free! Ukiah Speedway also offers a family pack for $30.

For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series, visit them online at www.PacificChallengeSeries.com or on Facebook and YouTube.

The Pacific Challenge Series is presented by: Penney Racing Supply, Penney & Associates, American Racer Tires, Maita Chevrolet, Tech2U, 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) Winner: Mike Beeler

August 13 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Televised on MAVTV, presented by Loanmart* Winner: Jeremy Doss

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

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: 7, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 5, Top-Tens: 7

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

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

#37 JR Courage
Starts: 5, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 2, Top-Tens: 3

#33 Don Swartz
Starts: 4, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, 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

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

#11J Tracy Bolin
Starts: 2, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 2

#1 Matthew Wendt
Starts: 2, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens, 2

#55 Danny Malfatti
Starts: 2, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens, 2