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Sunday, September 29, 2019

Cappello Surprises While Thorn Dominates During SRL Action At Madera

Derek Thorn led 120 laps en route to his eighth Madera SRL win (Jason Wedehase photo)

Via Madera Speedway Media

MADERA, CALIFORNIA (September 28, 2019) – Peoria, Ariz.’s Dylan Cappello extended his points lead in the Spears Manufacturing Modified Series in a surprise last lap victory while Bakersfield’s Derek Thorn won his eighth SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour race at Madera Speedway. The wins capped off a grueling Saturday night of MAVTV-televised action on the one-third mile oval.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Doss Outlasts Thorn To Take SRL Return To Roseville

Don Thompson Photo

Via All American Speedway Media

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (April 13, 2019) – Jeremy Doss withstood numerous challenges from Derek Thorn to win the JM Environmental 127 presented by 51FIFTY Energy Drink on Saturday night from All American Speedway, as the Roseville track welcomed both SRL and NASCAR races back to the one-third mile speedway. Matt Erickson and Jason Romero split entertaining season openers for the NASCAR Late Model division as well in a twin bill.

25 cars took the green flag for the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour contest with eight lead changes among three different leaders. Each and every division set new track records under the new highline layout, including Roseville’s Eric Schmidt who topped SRL time trials with a 13.193 second lap. He drew the pole for the feature after the redraw of the top-eight as well.

Thorn made early moves in turn three to advance several positions, finally clearing Linny White for second on lap 13. Thorn then went to work on reeling in Schmidt for the lead as the field snaked through lapped traffic by lap 30. A lap 33 caution for previous Roseville SRL winner Bobby Hodges saw Schmidt pick the inside line against Thorn.

After a three lap battle, Thorn went around the outside to lead lap 36. When the caution fell on lap 45, Thorn picked outside on Schmidt and lost the lead to him on lap 47. Two laps later, Thorn executed a crossover move to get the lead back on lap 49. Schmidt then spun with contact from Linny White for second, dropping them both to the rear when the caution waved on lap 50.

Doss assumed the second spot after the melee and went to work on Thorn. On a lap 60 restart, Doss used his inside line on a restart to grab the lead by lap 63. When the caution flew on lap 67, Doss chose the high line as drivers continued to search for the preferred positioning. Thorn took advantage, entertaining the fans with side-by-side racing that resulted in Thorn wrestling the lead away on lap 75.

Thorn looked poised to win, but chose the inside line on a restart and lost the lead again to Doss on lap 87. On lap 91, Thorn knifed underneath Doss to take it back. Thorn held court on a successive restart, while Schmidt had driven from the rear of the field up to fourth in the process.

Schmidt’s brilliant run through the pack ended in smoke on lap 119, setting the stage for an eight lap battle between Doss and Thorn – both with ties to the Clear Lake area. Thorn picked inside, and Doss made an incredible maneuver to cut inside and steal the lead on lap 121. Thorn attempted several times to apply his bumper to Doss, but Doss was undeterred. One last ditch attempt in turn four with two to go fell short and Doss ripped across the line with the win. Jacob Gomes rounded out an all former SRL champions podium in third ahead of Granite Bay’s Cole Moore and Linny White.

Both NASCAR Late Model Twin 30s pitched Madera champion Matt Erickson and PCS and Roseville champion Jason Romero head-to-head. The first 30 lap event saw Erickson jump out to the early advantage ahead of Jason Aguirre. They raced several laps alongside each other before Erickson had a solid hold on the lead by lap 12. Romero followed him up into second. Erickson accumulated a comfortable margin before Lance Halm brought out a yellow flag in turn two.

Erickson restarted inside Romero and held onto the lead despite some contact from behind with ten to go. The first 30 ended with Erickson returning to NASCAR victory lane, topping Romero, Aguirre, fast-timer Michael Mitchell, and Chris Scribner.

Scribner led the second 30 lap race from the opening lap, bringing a train of cars with him on the outside of Elk Grove’s Shane Butler. Butler was shuffled to fifth by lap three. Aguirre applied early pressure on Scribner before he too faded, and eventually retired to the pits on lap 20.

Scribner anchored a tightly wound four car lead pack and nearly had trouble while putting a lap on his father Rick Scribner just past halfway. Scribner continued on before Romero started peeking underneath. Erickson attempted as well down the backstretch with a brief three-wide move.

Romero took over the lead on lap 19 with Erickson all over his back bumper. Erickson hounded him all the way to the finish in an entertaining duel with Mitchell, Scribner, and Halm the top-five. Both NASCAR Late Model races included the $150 KHI Management 4 Award with the fourth place finisher receiving the cash prize.

Corey Englehardt of Granite Bay swept NASCAR Limited Modified action by taking the new track record in time trials on the new highline layout, winning the dash, and winning the main. But the sweep was not indicative of the competitiveness of the division.

Ralph Bailey led the first lap of the main event before Loomis’ Nick Lyons led lap two. A lap four restart gridded Lyons inside Englehardt. They raced side-by-side with Englehardt crossing over to the inside of Lyons. They made contact into turn one that sent Lyons around and placed Englehardt in the lead.

Lyons drove through the pack before a lap 27 caution set up the shootout to the finish. Englehardt narrowly completed a slidejob out of turn four to lead lap 28 and go on for the win. Derrick Doering debuted in third as well.

Josh Whitfield came from worst-to-first win the inaugural race for the combined NASCAR Super Stock division. Richard Lavallee led the first five laps which saw entertaining three-wide battling. Sacramento’s Andrew Peeler took over the lead on lap five and Dan Farrington used the outside to advance into second place as well. Whitfield himself used the outside line to take over second on lap ten.

Only five laps later, Whitfield clamped down on Peeler before a brief side-by-side battle. Whitfield led lap 16 and held on for a narrow .553 second win ahead of Peeler and Farrington while Lavallee was a close fourth.

Ray Molina of Roseville earned the F4 season opening win after taking the lead on the fourth lap. Molina swept around the outside of early race leader Dennis Crook of Fernley, Nev. Crook settled for third after the 20 lap contest.

14 year-old Aiden Daniels won his Jr. Late Model debut at the speedway. The Fort Bragg driver topped Smartsville’s Brody Armtrout, 13, and 12 year-old Lane Anderson of Fort Bragg.

Trey Daniels, 10 year-old younger brother of Aiden, made his debut at Roseville in the Mini Cup vs. Bandolero driving a Bandolero machine. The 15 lap contest saw Daniels pace Dylan Krug and Kenna Mitchell in a closely wound lead pack for the duration of the race with Daniels winning the fast-paced feature.

NASCAR racing continues at the All American Speedway on Saturday night May 4th including twin main events for the Limited Modifieds and the first Trailer Bash of 2019.

More information can be found on the track’s website www.AllAmericanSpeedway.com and by following the track on your favorite social media accounts. Additional details are available by calling the track info line at (916) 786-2025. All American Speedway is located at 800 All America City Blvd in Roseville.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Southwest Tour Headlines All American Speedway Season Opener

(Chris Anderson Photo)

Via All American Speedway Media

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (April 5, 2019) – Stock car racing returns to Roseville on Saturday night April 13, with SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. The “JM Environmental 127 presented by 51FIFTY LTM” will bring more than 20 of the best Super Late Model competitors in the nation to the All American Speedway to kick off a busy 2019 campaign.

Twin 35-lap races for the NASCAR Late Models are also on tap, along with NASCAR competition for Limited Modifieds, Super Stocks, and F4s. Drivers will be chasing national, state, and track championships along with season long bonuses and cash prizes. The region’s youngest drivers in Jr. Late Models, Bandoleros, and Mini Cups will also have their opportunity to compete this weekend.

The SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour has not visited the one-third mile asphalt oval since 2012. The preliminary entry list only features one former winner – Carson City, Nev. Bobby Hodges - from the seven prior appearances at the track.

Among the entries are numerous drivers looking to defend their home track All American Speedway powered by Roseville Toyota from the touring series drivers. Roseville’s Eric Schmidt, a former SRL and track champion, leads the list in search of his first Roseville SRL win. Local drivers searching for their first career SRL series win include Granite Bay’s father-and-son duo of John and Cole Moore, Loomis’ Jack Wood, and Elk Grove’s Mike Hite. NASCAR XFINITY Series veteran Dylan Lupton of Elk Grove will be making his first Super Late Model start at the venue as well.

Saturday’s races offer the first night of points paying competition for Late Models at the venue since 2013 as well. Many of the region’s most popular drivers are expected to be in competition. Limited Modifieds and Super Stocks will each stage 30 lap main events while the F4 main event is 20 laps in distance. Mini Cups vs. Bandoleros for the youth drivers of the speedway also race for 20 laps.

“We’re excited to kick off the 2019 season and our first full season with Bill McAnally Racing promotions at All American Speedway,” Promoter Bill McAnally said. “Some of the best short track stock car racers in the country will be here. We have an exciting season planned with races for everyone.”

Weekend activities begin Friday with practice sessions limited to the race teams in competition. On Saturday, pit gates will open at 10 a.m. with practices beginning at noon. Time trials for the NASCAR and local divisions begin at 3:00 p.m. Grandstand gates will swing open at 4 p.m. and will be followed by SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour time trials. Trophy dashes will follow with opening ceremonies and feature events at 6 p.m.

General Admission is $20 for Adults, $15 for Military/First Responders/Seniors 65+, $12 for Kids (6-12), and kids five and under are free! Tickets will be available for purchase on the track website starting Friday, April 5th.

More information can be found on the track’s website www.AllAmericanSpeedway.com and by following the track on your favorite social media accounts. Additional details are available by calling the track info line at (916) 786-2025. All American Speedway is located at 800 All America City Blvd in Roseville.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Tracy Bolin Gets First Career PCS Win At Shasta Speedway



Via PCS Media/Blakesley Sports Media

ANDERSON, CALIFORNIA (June 4, 2016) - A wild win in the Wild Wild West for Tracy Bolin on Saturday night, as the Valley Springs, CA native survived a late challenge from Jeremy Doss to win at Shasta Speedway. The 100 lap Pacific Challenge Series feature was presented by PenneyLawyers.com The race had many twists and turns on a hot 100 degree night at the 3/8ths mile speedway in Anderson, CA.

Bolin's win propels him to fourth in the PCS standings while Doss extended his points lead with a hard-earned second place effort. The series has not yet had a repeat winner in five races and has broken the track record in four of five.

Eric Schmidt looked to be in position for his second straight series victory after winning the American Racer Tire dash to start on the pole position on a 19 car field. Schmidt was one of three drivers underneath the track record including Cole Moore and new track recorder holder Jeremy Doss with a 15.449 second lap.

Doss led the opening lap of competition from the outside pole before Schmidt edged forward. Doss tried the over under move into turn three to dive into the bottom. Schmidt was able to drive out to maintain the top spot through laps two and three.

The leaders darted in and out of lapped traffic with Bolin a few car lengths back. Doss closed back in on Schmidt on lap 15 as traffic intensified. Anderson's Derek Copeland started ninth and was up to seventh by quarter race distance.

JR Courage anchored a four car pack from 12th in front of the leaders before spinning on lap 24 for the race's first caution. On the restart Schmidt picked the inside line and lost the lead position briefly to Doss when the caution came out again on lap 26 for Trevor Harrison stalled on the backstretch.

Doss was credited with lap 26 in the lead but Schmidt promptly took it back on the restart as the pair scrambled for the bottom positioning. Schmidt finally started to put distance on Doss by lap 31.

John Moore got shuffled out of the top-five and Copeland started to emerge in the top-five when the halfway break hit on lap 50. Coming out of the break saw Schmidt continue to lead Doss and Bolin. John Moore made bold moves to overhaul both Copeland and Cole Moore from the outside line to get to fourth.

The race's punctuation mark occurred on lap 77 when Schmidt and Doss got tangled on a restart down the backstretch. Schmidt was hooked right hard into the turn three wall head-on and slightly airborne. John Moore suffered front end damage trying to avoid the incident as well.

Schmidt was uninjured but done for the night after the violent crash, handing the lead to Tracy Bolin when Doss was sent to the rear for his involvement.

Oregon's David Miller and Mike Sackett along with Courage had a tremendous battle for the fourth position that included Miller and Courage coming together on lap 78 for a caution. Doss navigated through the battle and then made his way past Cole Moore to take second. The hard battle hit its climax on lap 95 while Doss chased Bolin closely. Despite Sackett and Courage spinning in turn four and debris on the inside of the track, the race stayed green. Bolin slowed dramatically through the dust and was hard hit in the back by Doss but both continued.

Bolin survived by a .412 margin for the thrilling victory with Doss persevering over front end damage to finish second. Moore was third over Miller and Courage the top-five finishers. Courage started the race in 12th position with his fifth place finish good enough for the

The Pacific Challenge Series returns to All American Speedway for its second of four appearances at the one-third mile oval in Roseville, CA on June 25th. PCS will be joined by the North State Modified Series for a double-header of touring excitement.

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, 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 7 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*

July 2 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Round #2 of Tri-Holiday Series*
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*

Pacific Challenge Series Round 5: Shasta Speedway Results
Finish Car Driver Hometown Sponsors
1 11j Tracy Bolin Valley Springs, CA Bolin Builders
2 75 Jeremy Doss Upperlake, CA I-5 Tire Factory
3 20m Cole Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Racing
4 9m David Miller Coquille, OR
5 37 JR Courage Manteca, CA The Chicken Barn
6 1 Matthew Wendt Lodi, CA Cali Style Customs
7 99 Mike Sackett Lougill, OR Bayless Racing Engines
8 24 Derek Copeland Anderson, CA SK Construction/The Hen House
9 05 Eric Schmidt Roseville, CA Sierra Speed
10 27 John Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Environmental
11 83 Douglas Atkins Redding, CA Eagle Iron Works / Thunder Bucket Racing
12 5p Ryan Peeples Anderson, CA Interstate Batteries
13 44 James Johns Redding, CA R&R Enterprises, JeffRolls Logging
14 70 Mike Hite Elk Grove, CA Storage for Less
15 13 Todd Lands Cloverdale, CA Gossett Alarm
16 39m Jason Mitchell Redding, CA Headrick Trucking
17 14 Eric Gannon Redding, CA Precision Racing Products & Fabrication
18 17 Trevor Harrison Redding, CA Solar Solutions
19 6 Mike Beeler Modesto, CA Beeler Industries

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #75 Jeremy Doss 15.449 *NEW TRACK RECORD*
American Racer Dash (Set of Tires): #05 Eric Schmidt
Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #37 JR Courage advancing from 12th to 5th
Lap leaders: #75 Jeremy Doss 1, #05 Eric Schmidt 2-25, Doss 26, Schmidt 27-77, #11j Tracy Bolin 78-100.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Pacific Challenge Series Returns To Shasta Speedway



Via PCS Media/Blakesley Sports Media

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (June 1, 2016) - For the first time since 2013, the Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com will hit the 3/8ths mile Shasta Speedway in Anderson, CA on Saturday. A large field of local drivers and touring stars will go head-to-head in one of the premier races on the 2016 Super Late Model series' calendar. The last four previous Pacific Challenge Series champions will all be in action for one of the toughest fields so far this season.

Roseville, CA's Eric Schmidt is arguably the most accomplished driver at Shasta in the last 20 years with multiple fall Open Show wins and PCS wins at the venue. Schmidt swept all four PCS events at Shasta in 2013 en route to the series championship. The driver of the Sierra Speed #05 is fresh off of both the track record and win in last Saturday's Tri-Holiday Classic at Stockton 99 Speedway as well.

"Shasta's a really cool race track. It doesn't have a lot of grip but it has a lot of character," Schmidt said. "The fans up there are great. The pits are probably the best pits we go to on our series. All the fast guys will be there so it'll be awesome!"

2016 series points leader Jeremy Doss of Upperlake, CA finished second in his all-time series debut at the track in late 2011. His win at the speedway in 2012 was part of his eight victories that year for the series championship. Doss finished third at Stockton to enjoy an 18 point lead over teammate Jeff Bischofberger of Tracy, CA.

Anderson's Ryan Peeples is one of the leading local drivers that will be taking on the series veterans on Saturday. Peeples has two top-tens in three PCS Shasta starts and also finished ninth at Roseville earlier this year.

"It is a great series and a great track that creates a lot of excitement," Peeples said. "There is a lot of character to that track. A LOT! It is just a great facility. We're just hoping to come out and give (the fans) a good show."

Other local drivers expected include Anderson's Derek Copeland, Redding's James Johns and Jason Mitchell.

2014 PCS champion Mike Beeler of Modesto, CA ranks third in the 2016 standings with a pair of second place finishes and a fifth place finish in his last three starts. Factoring in his 17th place finish at the season-opener in Madera as a likely throwaway race makes Beeler one of the championship contenders as he makes his first Shasta PCS start.

Loomis' Chris Scribner had run in the top-six in all three races leading into Stockton last Saturday night before a hard crash on the final lap derailed his season. Rounding out the top-five in the points is Manteca's JR Courage despite missing the Roseville race.

Hayward's Danny Malfatti, Granite Bay's Cole Moore, Madera winner Jacob Gomes, Valley Springs' Tracy Bolin, and Lodi's Matt Wendt round out the top-ten. 2015 PCS champion John Moore is 11th in the standings. Other drivers expected on Saturday night include Elk Grove's Mike Hite, Idaho's Travis Milburn, Upperlake's Jimmy Stillman, Modesto's Kyle Gottula, Roseville's Shannon Mansch, and Cloverdale's Todd Lands.

Local Legends join the action for the fifth race where Legends have shared the card with the PCS. Pete Pierce won the Legends race at Stockton last weekend. Local Late Models, Bombers, and Hornets round out the card.

Friday night practice will see gates open at noon with practice from 3 p.m. - dark for $30 per pit pass. Saturday pit gates open at noon. Car and driver entry for the PCS is $100 while all other pit passes are $30. Adult general admission tickets are only $5 if purchased in advance through the fairgrounds or $7.50 at the gate

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

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)
June 25 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *w/ North State Modified Series*

July 2 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Round #2 of Tri-Holiday Series*
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 - Shasta
(active drivers in 2016)

#05 Eric Schmidt
Starts: 4, Wins: 4, Top-Fives: 4, Top-Tens: 4

#39 Jimmy Stillman
Starts: 4, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 1

#75 Jeremy Doss
Starts: 3, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 2, Top-Tens: 2

#5 Ryan Peeples
Starts: 3, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 2

#5 Chris Scribner
Starts: 1, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 1

#5 Todd Lands
Starts: 2, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 1

#52 Ryan Philpott
Starts: 2, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 0

#39m Jason Mitchell
Starts: 1, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 0

#77 Derek Copeland
Starts: 1, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 0

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Eric Schmidt Gets Long Awaited Stockton PCS Win



STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA (May 28, 2016) - Former Stockton 99 Speedway track champion Eric Schmidt won his first Pacific Challenge Series race at the venue, claiming the 100 lap Tri-Holiday Classic #1 on Saturday night. The Roseville, CA driver is also a 2013 PCS champion and made the winning move on lap 96 at the quarter-mile paved oval.

Schmidt's win on the 68 year old historic speedway was a popular one and came in a fast-paced night where the top-eight cars broke the track record. Schmidt led that effort with a 13.291 second lap around the high-banked speedway.

Schmidt had to come from seventh on the grid after finishing in seventh in the American Racer Tire dash earlier in the night. It was Ross Strmiska and Cole Moore leading the 20 car Super Late Model field down to green with a third- and a second-generation Stockton 99 regulars on the front row.

Strmiska led the opening 45 laps of the race with his new black, pink, and gold Dodge Challenger with Moore in tow. By one fifth race distance the pair maintained a strong lead over 2015 SRL Champion Jacob Gomes in third. Gomes took over second position from Moore on lap 42. Gomes then passed Strmiska for the top-spot on lap 46.

Schmidt emerged into the top-five with 30 laps left to go and chipped his way through the top-five while Gomes enjoyed a commanding lead. With ten laps to go Schmidt got around Moore and looked to challenge Gomes. A late race incident involving Strmiska and Wendt set up the battle with Schmidt getting past Gomes on lap 96 to take the victory. The top-five at the stripe were Schmidt, Gomes, points leader Jeremy Doss from eighth starting position, Moore, and 2014 PCS champion Mike Beeler in his typical late race charge.

Doss was the races' hard charger while the Brakeometer prize for the fourth place finisher went to Cole Moore. The Pacific Challenge Series continues a back-to-back stretch of races on Saturday night June 4th when they hit Anderson, CA and Shasta Speedway. This will be the first points paying appearance for the tour since 2013 for the fast 3/8ths mile oval.

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, 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 7 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)
June 25 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *w/ North State Modified Series*

July 2 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Round #2 of Tri-Holiday Series*
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*

Pacific Challenge Series Round 4: Stockton 99 Speedway Results
Finish Car Driver Hometown Sponsors
1 05 Eric Schmidt Roseville, CA Sierra Speed
2 16 Jacob Gomes Manteca, CA Sunny Valley Smoked Meats
3 75 Jeremy Doss Upperlake, CA I-5 Tire Factory
4 20m Cole Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Racing
5 6 Mike Beeler Modesto, CA Beeler Industries
6 90 Ross Strmiska Manteca, CA Mainline Equipment
7 66 Jeff Bischofberger Tracy, CA Rent to Own Visalia
8 37 JR Courage Manteca, CA The Chicken Barn
9 70 Mike Hite Elk Grove, CA Storage for Less
10 1 Matthew Wendt Lodi, CA Cali Style Customs
11 5 Chris Scribner Loomis, CA Quick Quack Car Wash/Scribner Plastics
12 52c Hunter Corbitt Folsom, CA Proscapes Landscape & Design
13 18 Travis Milburn Eagle, ID Cooks Collision
14 55 Danny Malfatti Hayward, CA Malfatti Motorsports
15 11j Tracy Bolin Valley Springs, CA Bolin Builders
16 12 Colby Potts Stockton, CA Economy Signs
17 27 John Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Environmental
18 53 Kyle Gottula Modesto, CA
19 50 Justin Philpott Tracy, CA Philpotts Garage
20 3 Jeff Schmidt Fairfield, CA

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #05 Eric Schmidt 13.291 *NEW TRACK RECORD*
American Racer Dash (Set of Tires): #90 Ross Strmiska
Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #75 Jeremy Doss advanced from 8th to 3rd
Lap leaders: #90 Ross Strimiska 1-45, #16 Jacob Gomes 46-95, #05 Eric Schmidt 96-100

Monday, April 11, 2016

Big Field Ready For PCS Late Model Action At Roseville On Saturday

Roseville's Shannon Mansch will defend last year's win on Saturday (Patriot Photography photo)

Via PCS Media/Blakesley Sports Media

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (April 11, 2016) - A large field of drivers will battle for the win at one of the Pacific Challenge Series' home tracks, when the Super Late Models hit All American Speedway in Roseville, CA on Saturday night. The PenneyLawyers.com presented action will feature a 75 lap feature on the one-third mile asphalt oval located on the Placer County Fairgrounds. It is the second race of the 2016 Pacific Challenge Series schedule after Jacob Gomes won the series opener at Madera Speedway in March.

Saturday's race is the first of three points races and four events total for PCS at All American Speedway, and is also located just a few miles east of the Pacific Challenge Series offices that are inside Penney Racing Supply. For many drivers in Saturday's field, the race serves as a home race.

Four-time Late Model champion Eric Schmidt of Roseville headlines the local drivers looking to make a splash. Schmidt is the 2013 PCS champion and 2007 All American Speedway track champion along with SRL and Stockton 99 Speedway championships. Despite this resume, Schmidt is winless in six PCS starts at the speedway.

2015 champion John Moore of nearby Granite Bay, CA was one of the leaders in the expansion of the oval into a progressively banked one-third mile in 2008 and earned his first PCS win at the facility in the coveted October Classic non-points race last fall. His son Cole Moore, the 2015 PCS Rookie of the Year, is still looking for his first series win and ran in the top-five in two of the events held last year.

"If you haven't been there you need to come out because it is a special place. Beautiful spot to spectate!" Moore said. "I had a hand in restoring it with my friend (Bill) McAnally a few years ago and we put a lot of heart in it. It is a special place to both of us."

Roseville's Shannon Mansch won this event one year ago and is looking to bounce back from a hard crash at Madera three weeks ago. Mansch's win last year was her first top-five in five attempts at her home speedway so she looks to use that momentum for another strong finish this year.

The most dominant driver at Roseville for PCS racing has been Jeremy Doss, the 2016 Kulwicki Driver Development Program member and 2012 PCS champion. The 19 year-old has 16 career PCS wins with six of those taking place in his eight All American Speedway starts. Doss finished second in the season opener at Madera and will bring teammate Jeff Bischofberger to Roseville as well.

2014 PCS champion Mike Beeler of Modesto has one series win at Roseville in seven starts. Travis Milburn of Eagle, ID got his first Roseville PCS win in June last year while Modesto's Kyle Gottula won the September round last season. Loomis' Chris Scribner has six attempts at Roseville while JR Courage has four and each is still looking for their first W.

A host of drivers are aiming at their first attempts of the 2016 season on Saturday night, including 2009 track champion Jason Romero of Cameron Park, Stockton 99 Speedway Super Stock champion Matthew Wendt, 2010 Roseville track Rookie of the Year Michelle Nagai, 2015 fifth in points Don Swartz, and Redding's Jason Mitchell.

The top-ten in the Pacific Challenge Series standings following Madera sees Jacob Gomes ahead of Jeremy Doss, Jeff Bischofberger, John Moore, Canada's Darrell Midgley, Chris Scribner, JR Courage, Hayward's Danny Malfatti, Upperlake's Jimmy Stillman, and Cole Moore. Valley Springs' Tracy Bolin broke the Madera track record before failing to finish and credited with 16th place. Elk Grove's Mike Hite was sixth in the 2015 order but dropped out early at Madera as well to finish 18th.

A great night of racing will be presented to the fans with the Legends of the Pacific and Street Stocks joining the card along with the American Racer Tires dash.

Friday action includes a practice session from 3 p.m. until dark. The pit gates will open at 1 p.m. for practice with pricing $40 per person (no car fees). On Saturday grandstands open at 4 p.m. with racing at 6 p.m. Pit passes are $30 for PCS members and $40 for non-members.

Ticket prices are priced $15 for Adults, $7 Seniors 60+ & Juniors 6-15, with Children 5 and under free! All American Speedway offers a family pass for 2 Adults & 3 Juniors is only $35 as well.

For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series, visit them online at www.PacificChallengeSeries.com or on Facebook and YouTube. All American Speedway is located at the Placer County Fairgrounds on All America City Blvd in Roseville, CA.

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, 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)

May 7 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA)
May 28 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Round #1 of Tri-Holiday Series*

June 4 Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA)
June 25 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *w/ North State Modified Series*

July 2 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Round #2 of Tri-Holiday Series*
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 - Roseville's All American Speedway
(includes 2 Non-Points races)

#75 Jeremy Doss
Starts: 8, Wins: 6, Top-Fives: 6, Top-Tens: 8

#6 Mike Beeler
Starts: 7, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 4, Top-Tens: 6

#18 Travis Milburn:
Starts: 6, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 5, Top-Tens: 5

#05 Eric Schmidt
Starts: 6, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 4, Top-Tens: 5 - Best Finish 2nd

#5 Chris Scribner
Starts: 6, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 2, Top-Tens: 2 - Best Finish 3rd

#27 John Moore
Starts: 5, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 2, Top-Tens: 3

#61 Shannon Mansch
Starts: 5, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 2

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

#20 Cole Moore
Starts 3, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 2, Top-Tens: 2