UKIAH, CA -- 2012 Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com champion Jeremy Doss won his 17th career win, and fifth straight at Ukiah, taking Sunday's 75 lap feature at Ukiah Speedway. Doss took over the lead on lap five and never looked back in the non-stop 16 minute feature.
The race was delayed to Mother's Day Sunday after rain washed out Saturday's racing activities. Doss' win also gives him the points lead by two points over his teammate Jeff Bischofberger after three of 13 races have been held in 2016.
The American Racer Tires Dash for a set of tires on Saturday night was canceled due to wet weather and not held, so the starting lineup was set based on an inversion. Sunoco Fuels Fast Time qualifier Mike Beeler pulled a four inversion which put Matthew Wendt and Doss on the front row.
Wendt led the opening four laps with Doss on his rear bumper before Wendt jumped into the turn four wall coming to complete lap four, to end his night early. Wendt escaped to the pits with right front damage and the race stayed green with Doss assuming the lead.
Doss lead by over a second at multiple times throughout the long run before Beeler would continually reel him in as they danced in traffic. Tracy Bolin suffered a broken rear end in Saturday practice and maintained a narrow fourth place run over JR Courage and Chris Scribner throughout the event.
Bischofberger overcame a broken axle in the 10 minute last practice session on Sunday to run third throughout the entire feature.
Upperlake's Jimmy Stillman used the leaders as a pick to overhaul Lakeport's Jeremy Hopkins for seventh past halfway in one of the stronger battles in the race.
Doss started slipping with a loose condition off of turn two and Beeler closed within a car length over the last five laps of the feature. Doss held on for a .483 second win over Beeler, Bischofberger, Bolin, and Courage. Beeler's run from fourth to second made him the Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger.
The Pacific Challenge Series continues its 2016 season with the first round of the Tri-Holiday Series at Stockton 99 Speedway on May 28th.
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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.
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