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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, April 17, 2016

Jason Romero Thrills Roseville Crowd With First PCS Win



Via PCS Media/Blakesley Sports Media

ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA (April 16, 2016) - 2009 All American Speedway Late Model champion debuted a new car for Saturday's Pacific Challenge Series 100 at the one-third mile oval and promptly won the feature, in a crowd pleasing duel to 2014 PCS champion Mike Beeler. Saturday's nights races presented by PenneyLawyers.com served as round two for the touring Super Late Model championship series.

Mike Beeler won the $500 Dash for Cash after some nice outside moves against Loomis' Chris Scribner, with the dash finish setting the lineup for the main event. The battling between the two continued on a red-hot race track with five drivers breaking the track record in qualifying.

Eric Schmidt of Roseville, CA is both a PCS and All American Speedway champion and used the outside to get around Romero at the start to take third.

The top nine cars ran nose to tail until encountering lapped traffic, when Schmidt bounced off the lapped car of Dave Skaggs and into the infield. Schmidt collected 2015 Rookie of the Year Cole Moore. Schmidt was able to restart from the rear of the field while Moore lost nearly 20 laps making repairs.

Beeler won a cat and mouse restart with Scribner while Jeremy Doss battled hard with Romero for the third position. Doss hung in tight with Romero despite a persistent right front tire rub throughout the battle.

Jason Mitchell and Jimmy Stillman tangled with both black and red 39 cars making contact in turn four the next caution. Romero stumbled on the restart and fell back to the eighth position with Matthew Wendt in his series' points race debut also falling backwards from the top-five. Doss got around Scribner but Scribner was able to take the position back on lap 44 to maintain second.

2015 PCS champion John Moore remained in the top-five throughout the first half of the race until his brake rotors began glowing and he started to slip from the lead pack. Romero spent nearly five laps dueling with Moore before overtaking him for fourth on lap 51 and Jeff Bischofberger followed on lap 52.

Mike Hite spun across the infield grass for a lap 54 caution and Wendt spun for another caution on the ensuing restart. Things again settled down and stayed green allowing Romero to swoop past Doss on the outside for the third position. The intensity picked up as Romero then used an inside manuever to take second and start to reel in race long leader Mike Beeler.

Wendt retired to the pits on lap 66 and the final caution of the night fell on lap 71 when Don Swartz and Hite got together in turn four with Hite spinning to a stop.

That caution set up a duel for the ages between Mike Beeler and Jason Romero with Romero hounding Beeler throughout lapped traffic for the extended green flag run. With ten laps to go, Romero truly had Beeler in his grasp and five laps later Romero completed the pass for the lead to the roar of the approval for the track champion.

Romero cruised home for the victory while Beeler had to settle for second with Bischofberger and Scribner both managing to get past Doss before the finish. Canadian Darrell Midgley came from 13th on the grid to finish sixth for the Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger ahead of John Moore, Tracy Bolin, Ryan Peeples of Anderson, CA with a strong top-ten, and Hayward's Danny Malfatti with his second straight PCS top-ten.

JD Motorsports teammates Jeff Bischofberger and Jeremy Doss lead the series points with the next round taking place May 7th for its first of three appearances at Ukiah Speedway in Ukiah, CA.

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 2: All American Speedway Results
Finish Car Driver Hometown Sponsors
1 8 Jason Romero Cameron Park, CA Folsom Lake Asphalt
2 6 Mike Beeler Modesto, CA Beeler Industries
3 66 Jeff Bischofberger Tracy, CA Rent to Own
4 5 Chris Scribner Loomis, CA Quick Quack Car Wash/Scribner Plastics
5 75 Jeremy Doss Upperlake, CA I-5 Tire Factory
6 81 Darrell Midgley Sidney, Alberta Northern Provincial Pipelines
7 27 John Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Environmental
8 11j Tracy Bolin Valley Springs, CA Bolin Builders
9 5p Ryan Peeples Anderson, CA Interstate Batteries
10 55 Danny Malfatti Hayward, CA Malfatti Motorsports
11 70 Mike Hite Elk Grove, CA Storage for Less
12 33 Don Swartz Grass Valley, CA Swartz Diesel
13 20 Cole Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Racing
14 1 Matthew Wendt Lodi, CA Cali Style Customs
15 39m Jason Mitchell Redding, CA Headrick Trucking
16 18 Travis Milburn Eagle, ID Cooks Collision
17 39 Jimmy Stillman Upperlake, CA Treasure Cove Pizza
18 05 Eric Schmidt Roseville, CA Sierra Speed
19 07 Dave Skaggs Woodland, CA Skaggs Trucking

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #05 Eric Schmidt 13.124
American Racer Dash ($500): #6 Mike Beeler
Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #81 Darrell Midgley (7 positions gained)
Lap leaders: #6 Mike Beeler 1-95, #8 Jason Romero 96-100