SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA — The Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com has released its 2016 schedule which will see California’s premier Super Late Model Series hit the road for 13 races across five different tracks.
“We are thrilled to present this schedule to the teams, fans, and sponsors,” Series Director Jeff Munro said. “This is the best and busiest schedule we’ve assembled in series history and we’re looking forward to some great racing!”
The series begins in a big way on March 19th with their first of two trips to Kenny Shepherd’s Madera Speedway presented by Loanmart. Both Madera races will be televised in tape-delay on MAVTV as the first televised races in series history. The series enjoyed a debut race last season that saw 24 cars hit the one-third mile oval with Jeremy Doss outlasting Jacob Gomes for the victory. Pacific Challenge Series will return to Madera on August 13th as well.
All American Speedway in Roseville, CA has been a mainstay on the series calendar from the beginning and leads the series with four dates in 2016. PCS invades the one-third mile April 16th along with June 25th during the Placer County Fair and September 24th. The third annual October Classic 100 non points event will take place October 15th during the Bill McAnally Racing Promotions K&N West weekend at the one-third mile oval. Both the June 25th and September 24th races will be paired with the popular North State Modified Series as well.
Upper Northern California fans will be served a big dose of PCS action in 2016 as well, with three dates at David Furia’s Ukiah Speedway. Super Late Models hit the quarter-mile on May 7th, July 18th, and for the second consecutive season the championship will be decided in Ukiah on October 1st.
Shasta Speedway returns to the PCS after a one-year hiatus during June 4th’s Bill Schmitt Memorial with the K&N West Series also racing. The 3/8ths mile facility gives the PCS a total of four historic fairgrounds tracks on its agenda.
Tony & Carol Noceti’s Stockton 99 Speedway will be the host of perhaps the most highly anticipated and hotly contested races on the PCS calendar with the Tri-Holiday Series. 2015 PCS champion John Moore won the Tri-Holiday Championship which he parlayed into a series championship. The Tri-Holiday Series is one of the oldest traditions in California stock car racing with 100 lap races on May 28th (Memorial Day weekend), July 2nd (Independence Day weekend), and September 3rd (Labor Day weekend).
Moore topped 2014 series champion Mike Beeler of Modesto for the 2015 crown, with both drivers expected to return in 2016. Moore’s son Cole was third in the points and won Rookie of the Year honors. Elk Grove’s Ron Chunn, Grass Valley’s Don Swartz, Elk Grove’s Mike Hite, Folsom’s Hunter Corbitt, Eagle, ID’s Travis Milburn, Upperlake’s Jeremy Doss, and Auburn’s Austin Gant rounded out the top-ten.
2015 championship awards banquet information is coming soon, the banquet tentatively scheduled for mid to late January on a Saturday night in the Sacramento region.
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, KB Fabrication, Lefthander Chassis, ARP Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Bassett Wheels, Frank’s Radio, Racer Bling, 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) *w/ K&N West Series*
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*
For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series, visit them online at www.PacificChallengeSeries.com or on Facebook.
-Pacific Challenge Series Press Release & Photo