Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Madera Set For Pacific Challenge Series Return On Saturday

Via PCS Media

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (August 7, 2018) – Arguably the most competitive venue in the Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com will welcome the Super Late Model series on Saturday night as drivers face Madera Speedway. The one-third mile asphalt oval routinely attracts a wide-variety of local drivers to compete with the PCS regulars.

Saturday’s race tickets are valued priced at $15 for adults and the program also includes Legends of the Pacific, Hobby Stocks, CSS 360 Super Modifieds, USAC Western US Midgets, and Modified Super Toyotas.

The showdown for the series championship between Cameron Park’s Jason Romero, John Moore, and Mike Beeler has simmered down just a bit on the heels of Romero’s fourth top-four of the year at Stockton in July. John Moore’s engine failure led to a DNF, allowing Romero to extend his points lead to 14 points over Moore with Beeler an additional two points behind.

Cole Moore’s win at Stockton was his second of the year and third of his career, moving up to fourth in the points within 34 points of the lead. Romero finished eighth at Madera in March and is still looking for an elusive win at the speedway.

French Camp’s Dave Byrd had his best weekend of the season at Stockton, running fourth in practice and finishing sixth in the feature. Byrd will look to continue to make gains from fifth in the points standings. Galt’s Matt Wendt won the American Racer Tire dash at Stockton but contact with Cole Moore led to a rear end failure for Wendt’s fifth consecutive DNF. The DNFs have been a surprise after he won the final two races of 2017.

Carlos Vieira has won twice at Madera with the PCS and finished third at Stockton in July as well. Elk Grove’s Mike Hite expects to return for Madera as do several others in the PCS fold. Roseville’s Shannon Mansch, Matt Scott, and David Miller round out the top-ten in the standings.

The contingent of local drivers saddling up for Madera is expected to feature Ripon drivers Michael Sandoval and Mike Ray along with Madera Late Model standout Tyler Herzog, cousin of track points leader Austin Herzog. Bakersfield’s Jacob Smith will make his PCS debut and hope to duplicate the success of other debutants this year such as Kolby Berry who was third at Ukiah and Michael Mitchell who ran sixth at Shasta.

Activities begin Friday night with practice from 5pm to 8pm. Madera Speedway charges $40 per pit pass with no car fees. On Saturday, pit gates open at 12:30pm with practice from 2pm to 4pm Qualifying will follow with opening ceremonies at 6pm followed by the PCS American Racer Tire Dash, a full program of main events, and a 75 lap nightcap for the PCS. The main events will be broadcasted live by Madera Speedway on both Facebook and their YouTube account Short Track TV.

Tickets are $15 for Adults, $13 for Seniors & Military, $7 for youth 6-12, and kids five and under are free.

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*