Roseville, CA – Cole Moore of Granite Bay won his third Pacific Challenge Series presented by Penneylawyers.com race of 2018 on Saturday night, dominating the October Classic 100 at All American Speedway in Roseville, CA. The win was ahead of Jason Romero, who used his fourth runner-up finish along with two victories to close out the 2018 championship.
Romero won the Sunoco Fuels fast time as well but drew the seventh position to start alongside championship rival John Moore on the starting grid. The 100 lap feature was the nightcap for a huge evening of racing that included a 200 lap NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West race and a 60 lap North State Modified Series event before over 3000 fans at the 1/3 mile oval.
The first caution flew on lap five when Dave Byrd spun in turn four and both Mike Hite and Austin Gant were involved. The restart saw Hite spin into turn one and collect Byrd, who spun hard into Hite’s driver’s side door. Byrd was out of the race but Hite made numerous pit stops and was able to continue on.
Matt Wendt of Galt spun trying to get underneath Adam Lemke for a caution on lap eight. On the restart, Lemke battled with Matt Scott for third while Jack Wood looked outside Moore for the lead. Scott and Lemke touched, with Scott suffering a left front flat tire and stopping the car to draw a caution on lap 11.
Wood ended up getting the lead on lap 12 on the restart, but Moore fought back to lead lap 13. Romero chipped away at the pack to advance to third past Lemke by lap 16.
Romero then challenged Wood for second before they made contact in turn one that sent Wood spinning and relegated Romero to the rear. On the restart, Lemke put up a nice challenge to Moore but Moore won the battle for the lead. Scott returned onto the race track and slowed in front of Lemke as the leaders attempted to lap him. He was black flagged by PCS officials as his car went up in sparks after the contact that ensued with Lemke.
The race went green for 49 consecutive laps which allowed Moore to build up a straightaway advantage over Lemke while Romero and Wood raced hard from the back of the field. The duo closed down on Matt Wendt and contact forced Wendt back behind them both on lap 54. Wendt went up in sparks and came to a stop in turn two for the next caution on lap 72. Romero knifed inside John Moore to take third on the following restart. Wood then made a daring three-wide maneuver a few laps later to get fourth from Moore and Mike Beeler.
Romero worked through lapped traffic and got around Lemke on lap 90 for second place but ran out of time to reel in Cole Moore. Cole Moore darted to a 1.377 second victory while Romero ran second to finisxh 24 points ahead of John Moore in the championship. Lemke’s debut yielded a strong third place followed by Wood and Beeler. John Moore was sixth. Romero’s move from seventh to second also grabbed the Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger award.
Cole Moore, Mike Beeler, and Dave Byrd rounded out the top-five in the final championship points.
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-Pacific Challenge Series Press Release
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Pacific Challenge Series Round 7: All American Speedway Results
Finish Car Driver Hometown Sponsors
1 20 Cole Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Environmental / Berco
2 8 Jason Romero Cameron Park, CA Folsom Lake Asphalt
3 98 Adam Lemke Hollister, CA ADL Construction / Off Axis Paint
4 18 Jack Wood Loomis, CA Cooks Collision
5 6 Mike Beeler Modesto, CA Beeler Industries
6 27 John Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Environmental / Thryv
7 70 Mike Hite Elk Grove, CA Pimental Freight Lines
8 7 Michael Sandoval Ripon, CA Sandoval Farms
9 1 Matt Wendt Galt, CA Wendt Construction
10 34 Austin Gant Grass Valley, CA
11 35 Matt Scott Pine Grove, CA Kamps Propane
12 88 Lance halm Roseville, CA Halm Metal Fab
13 6x Cameron Legue Lincoln, CA All Valley Tow
14` 3 Dave Byrd French Camp, CA Cherokee Muffler
15 99 Mike Bristow Manteca, CA Bristow Motorsports
Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #8 Jason Romero
American Racer Dash: not held
Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #8 Jason Romero
Lap Leaders: 20 Cole Moore 1-11, 18 Jack Wood 12, Moore 13-100