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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

SRL Touring Stars To Face Off With Valley Favorites This Saturday At Madera

Clovis' Austin Herzog aims to be one position better this Saturday at Madera (Jason Wedehase photo)

Via Madera Speedway Media

MADERA, CALIFORNIA (September 25, 2019) – The stars of the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour will go head-to-head with some of the valley’s favorite stock car drivers, when the tour hits the one-third mile Madera Speedway for Saturday’s 125 presented by 51FIFTY LTM. The FAST 75 presented by General Tire for the SPEARS Modified Series will be the co-headliner. Hobby Stocks, Legends of the Pacific, Toyota Sedans, and Legends of Kearney Bowl will also be competing.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Doss Wins Third Madera Race Of 2019 While Herzog Snags Points Lead

(Jason Wedehase photo)

Via Madera Speedway Media

MADERA, CALIFORNIA (September 21, 2019) – Upper Lake’s Jeremy Doss scored his third win of the year in the Nut Up Pro Late Model Series on Saturday night, outfoxing 17 year-old Austin Herzog of Clovis for the $2,000 win. The MAVTV-televised night was a big one for the third-generation Herzog, however, as he takes over the points lead with just one round remaining in the prestigious series.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Vernon Grabs Third Career Madera Pro Late Model Win on MavTv

#51 Racin Vernon won his third career Pro Late Model race on Saturday (Jason Wedehase photo)

Via Madera Speedway Media

MADERA, CALIFORNIA (April 27, 2019) – After a disappointing start to the season with two blown engines, Bakersfield’s Racin Vernon won round #3 of the Nut Up Pro Late Model Series at Madera Speedway, Saturday night. Vernon led twice including the final 14 laps of the 80 lap feature that paid $2,000 to win. In other action, Las Vegas’ Tanner Reif won his third career 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model 70 lap feature to extend his points lead as well.

Both series are televised for MAVTV with a total of 25 Pro Late Models and 15 Jr. Late Models in action on the one-third mile speedway.

Vernon drew the pole position and led the first three laps before a big incident slowed proceedings. Christian Roche had contact with Matt Erickson coming out of turn two that resulted in Roche sliding nose first into the turn three wall. Three-time $10,000 to win Short Track Shootout champion Eric Holmes spun to avoid but suffered damage that ended his night as well.

On the following restart, 2018 non-televised Madera Late Model champion Jason Aguirre and Carlos Vieira began their torrid side-by-side battle for the fourth position. The battle would stretch throughout the entire opening 50 lap segment. Jr. Late Model winner Tanner Reif, 13, made his Pro Late Model debut from 11th on the grid and promptly charged past fellow Jr. graduates Austin Herzog and Dylan Zampa to crack the top-ten by lap 15.

Vernon’s strong lead on the field diminished when he was mired in lapped traffic and by lap 25, 2018 Short Track Shootout winner Logan Zampa was hot on his trail. Erickson closed in as well, and ended up snookering Zampa for second on lap 28. The battle for fourth between Aguirre and Vieira grew to six cars deep in side-by-side fashion. The battle slowed when a caution flew for Tim Furin spun in turn two. Erickson apparently suffered damage to his right rear wheel trying to avoid.

Vernon charged past Erickson from the outside on the restart and fast-time qualifier Herzog knifed through to move into sixth. A lap 39 caution saw Herzog advance to third while Erickson drifted to seventh. The race went into the lap 50 break with Vernon leading Zampa, Herzog, Vieira, and Aguirre.

The restart from the break was significant as Zampa took the lead from Vernon off the line. The inside line all stumbled, which forced Aguirre back to tenth position in the process. Sheldon Cooper suffered serious damage to his car to force a lap 54 caution in turn one. Zampa maintained the top position from Vernon while Herzog peeked his nose inside of Vieira for third.

Vernon tracked down Zampa methodically, and then used lapped traffic to take the lead down the backstretch on lap 67. Herzog then cleared Vieira on lap 71 using lapped traffic to his advantage as well.

Both Logan Zampa and Austin Herzog were unable to close down on Racin Vernon, with the Bakersfield driver taking a 1.895 second win over Zampa, Herzog, Vieira, and Ross Strmiska.

Tanner Reif’s Jr. Late Model victory in the 70 lap contest for drivers ages 10-16 had plenty of excitement. Reif drew the pole alongside his younger brother Tyler. Each successive restart for an incident saw a brief battle before Tanner managed to slide in front of Tyler.

Round two winner Joey Iest tried to get around Tyler Reif off a lap 30 restart. The duo made contact which caused concern for Reif’s left rear tire. Meanwhile third in points Seth Wise was engaged in a back-and-forth battle with Jay Juleson with Juleson moving into fourth after some contact.

A caution on lap 38 brought the scheduled break to fruition two laps early. When things resumed, Tyler Reif used the outside line to take the lead from his brother on lap 39. After a lap 41 caution, Tanner took over for lap 42, before surrendering the lead back on lap 43 to Tyler. Tanner then appeared to take the lead for good on lap 44. Two laps later, Tyler Reif attempted to move up the inside of Tanner into turn one. They nearly made contact, with Tyler spinning the car through the grass to bring out the caution and force him to restart at the rear.

Seth Wise had moved up from fifth to second in just eight laps and restarted inside Tanner Reif. He was unable to challenge and fell into the clutches of Juleson. They ran side-by-side for ten laps until lap 59, when Wise spun off the door of Juleson exiting turn four. The caution flew and Wise restarted at the rear.

Tyler Reif had moved up to sixth at that point and entered into a furious battle between Kabe McClenny and Kyler Berry for fourth. The trio went three-wide down the backstretch, ending with Berry and McClenny making contact into the corner. The contact ended Berry’s race while McClenny lost three positions getting back into line.

Tanner Reif cruised home to victory ahead of Juleson, Iest, Tyler Reif, and eighth starting Jake Bollman.

The youngest drivers at Madera Speedway compete in the Mini Cups vs. Bandoleros with their race producing a first-time winner. Dylan Baptista won in just his second Bandolero start ever and did so in thrilling fashion ahead of 2018 champion Riley Massey.

Nathaniel Edwards led the first two laps before Massey led lap three and brought Baptista with her. Many of the cars in the pack slid around the track for much of the race in sideways fashion. Baptista took the lead on lap five before a caution on lap six brought the field together. Massey tried to crossover Baptista several times but he held onto the lead to take the victory. Trenton Eurto finished third while Joey Kennealy was the Mini Cup winner.

Mikala Stearns of Stockton won an electrifying 25 lap Hobby Stock race where three of the five starters led laps in the feature. Stearns and 2018 champion Steve Schermerhorn made contact on lap 21 exiting turn four that rewarded Stearns with the lead and knocked Schermerhorn back to third. Stearns led Triston Hansen and Schermerhorn across the stripe as the top-three finishers.

Jason Lawton has had the recent hot hand in Toyota Sedans and that trend continued, despite the presence of prior champion Jillaun Holden. Lawton managed to take a three second victory with JJ Brandsen finishing third.

Up next for Madera Speedway is the MAVTV televised North American Challenge Cup for 100 laps, the Vukovich Classic for MAVTV televised BCRA/POWRi Midget Series, USAC Western US Midgets, Legends of Kearney Bowl, California Hard Tops, Legends of the Pacific, and Southwest Tour Trucks.

For more information about Madera Racing on MAVTV please visit www.racemadera.com or www.mavtv.com. For more information on Nut Up Industries please visit www.nutupindustries.com and for more information about 51FIFTY Energy Drink visit www.51fiftyenergydrink.com

Madera Speedway is presented by major partners Nut Up Industries, 51FIFTY Energy Drink, iPull-uPull, and Color Fast Industries. Contingency sponsors include Five Star Bodies, Maita Motorsports, McCallister Precision Marketing, and StopTech Brakes.

Madera Racing on MAVTV airs Thursdays 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. 2018 episodes will continue airing until the late spring, before 2019 episodes hit the airwaves on June 6th

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

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Jacob Gomes Takes First Career PCS Victory With Madera Win



From PCS Media/Blakesley Sports Media

MADERA, CALIFORNIA (March 19, 2016) - Jacob Gomes led 71 laps and pulled away by nearly half a second after a lap 55 restart, to claim his first career Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com victory at Madera Speedway. The victory on Saturday night added to the resume of the 2015 SRL Southwest Tour champion and came over 2012 PCS champion and Kulwicki Driver Development member Jeremy Doss.

Gomes, the Manteca racer, started on the pole position for the Smokey Hanoian 75 after winning the American Racer dash for a set of tires. Ross Strmiska led the opening four laps of the contest before Gomes broke free and never relented despite several mid-race caution periods.

The race also marked the first in series history to be televised for MAVTV.

Strmiska took the lead from the outside pole at the initial green flag and the top-six singled out early while Jeff Bischofberger and 2014 champion Mike Beeler battled for position seven. Beeler cleared Bischofberger on the outside on lap four.

2015 Roseville PCS race winners Kyle Gottula and Shannon Mansch tangled on lap four in turn one for the first stoppage of the event. Both restarted at the rear. Gomes used the restart to rocket past Strmiska as a quick yellow came out for Mike Hite getting sideways in turn four. Gomes completed the lap five pass before the caution came out and he maintained the lead.

Doss started the race sixth and found the outside to his liking to advance to third. The intense battling between Bischofberger and Beeler boiled over with Bischofberger doing a 360 degree maneuver down the front stretch to bring out a lap eight yellow. Hite suffered damage as cars slowed and was done for the evening.

Valley Springs' Tracy Bolin set the new track record with a 14.173 second lap and used the restart to slide past Doss and dive inside Strmiska. Bolin spun to bring out another caution on lap nine. Jimmy Stillman found himself battling with Beeler on the next restart with that battle going south on lap 13 with Stillman spinning. After that series of cautions, Mansch had found herself advancing all the way to fifth position despite the earlier spin.

Mansch staged an exciting battle with 2015 Rookie of the Year Cole Moore before they got together sending Mansch for another spin on lap 20. Bolin dropped out of the top-five on the next restart with an apparent mechanical problem coming out of turn two. The race went green for the next 35 laps with Hodges also suffering mechanical failure and escaping to the pits just past halfway.

Gomes was in cruise control over the lengthy green flag run while Strmiska tried to fend off Doss. Doss finally got the deal done down the inside on the backstretch on lap 51. A caution flew four laps later when Mansch and Chris Scribner were spun around in turn three.

That lap 55 restart set up a wild crash that punctuated the race for many. Gomes picked the outside of Doss but it was the second row where Strmiska washed across the race track into Gottula. Gottula spun and collected several cars including Milburn, Mansch, Cole Moore, and JR Courage. Strmiska, Gottula, Milburn, and Mansch suffered terminal damage to end their evening.

The next restart ended up being the last restart with Gomes motoring away from Doss. Doss faced opposition from his teammate Bischofberger for several laps before Doss drove away. Doss ran some of his best laps of the race in the final laps to close the gap on Gomes but he came up three car lengths short. Gomes took his first Madera touring win of his successful young career over Doss, Bischofberger, John Moore, Darrell Midgley, and Scribner.

The Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com takes a break for a few weeks before returning for round two at All American Speedway in Roseville, CA on April 16th.

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, 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*

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*

Pacific Challenge Series Round 1: Madera Speedway Results
Finish Car Driver Hometown Sponsors
1 16 Jacob Gomes Manteca, CA Sunny Valley Smoked Meats
2 75 Jeremy Doss Upperlake, CA I-5 Tire Factory
3 66 Jeff Bischofberger Tracy, CA Rent to Own
4 27 John Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Environmental
5 81 Darrell Midgley Sidney, Alberta Northern Provincial Pipelines
6 5 Chris Scribner Loomis, CA Quick Quack Car Wash
7 37 JR Courage Modesto, CA Chicken Barn
8 55 Danny Malfatti Hayward, CA Malfatti Motorsports
9 39 Jimmy Stillman Upperlake, CA Treasure Cove Pizza
10 20 Cole Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Racing
11 90 Ross Strmiska Manteca, CA Mainline Equipment
12 53 Kyle Gottula Modesto, CA
13 61 Shannon Mansch Roseville, CA Mansch Motorsports Concepts
14 18 Travis Milburn Eagle, ID Cooks Collision
15 89 Bobby Hodges Carson City, NV NATC/Naake Suspension
16 11j Tracy Bolin Valley Springs, CA Bolin Builders
17 6 Mike Beeler Modesto, CA Beeler Industries
18 70 Mike Hite Elk Grove, CA Storage for Less
19 2 Adam Coonfield Modesto, CA All Pro Pest Control

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #11j Tracy Bolin 14.173
American Racer Dash (Set of Tires): #75 Jeremy Doss
Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #5 Chris Scribner (8 positions gained)

Lap leaders: #90 Ross Strmiska 1-4, #16 Jacob Gomes 5-75