What Won the Race: Jason Romero took the lead from Mike Beeler on lap 96 to win the 100-lap Pacific Challenge Series race at All American Speedway.
The Finish (Unofficial):
The Skinny: Jason Romero charged through the field and stole the lead with five laps to go. He wouldn’t be challenged again and pulled away for the victory. The win is the first Pacific Challenge Series victory of Romero’s career.
Notebook: Former All American Speedway and Pacific Challenge Series champion Eric Shmidt is in attendance. He has never won a PCS race at All American Speedway despite two runner-up finishes.
Car Count: 20 cars are in the pit area for tonight’s race.
Title Fight: Jacob Gomes leads Jeremy Doss by two points with one of 12 rounds completed.
Winning Chassis: Victory Circle Chassis
Winning Engine: 604 Crate
Winning Crew Chief: Mark Romero (dad)
On the Move: Daryl Midgley started 13th and charged to finish sixth, a gain of seven positions.
Biggest Loser: Eric Schmidt (-17) started from the pole but retired from the race on lap 22 to finish 18th.
Dash For Cash Results:
Qualifying Events: Time Trials set the grid for tonight’s 100-lap race. The top-eight qualifiers were inverted for the $500-to-win Dash for Cash.
Practice Results: Eric Shmidt led both the second and third rounds of practice for the Pacific Challenge Series.
Event Schedule: The first of two rounds of practice began at 2:30 p.m. PT. Final practice at 4:20 served as qualifying and was followed by the driver’s meeting/dash draw at 5 p.m. The 8-lap Dash for Cash began at 5:30 p.m. before the 100-lap feature race at approximately 8 p.m.
Who To Watch For: Jeremy Doss is considered to be one of the most talented racers on the West Coast. He started the year off with a runner-up finish and will be looking to improve on that this time around.
The Track: All American Speedway is a .333-mile oval located in Roseville, California. The track features eight degrees of banking in turns 1 and 2. Turns 3 and 4 have progressive banking beginning at 10 degrees and extending to 14 degrees.
Weather: Temperatures were right around 70 degrees at race time with not even the slightest chance of precipitation.
Next Series Race: The Pacific Challenge Series will visit Ikiah Speedway (CA) on May 7.
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