SACRAMENTO, CA — Round three of the Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers is this Saturday night at Ukiah Speedway as drivers continue their battle towards the 2016 championship. Teammates Jeff Bischofberger and all-time winningest PCS driver Jeremy Doss anchor the standings for the touring Super Late Model Series. For Doss, not only is Saturday’s race critical for the championship, Ukiah is his home track for the Upperlake, CA driver.
Doss has enjoyed great success at the challenging quarter-mile bullring at the Redwood Empire Fairgrounds, scoring four wins and a perfect record of six-for-six top-fives. Doss has won his last four starts at the facility dating back to his October 2012 win that propelled him to the PCS championship.
“Ukiah Speedway means a lot. That’s kind of where it all started there. I started there in Legends cars. All around It is a great facility! You get a lot of fans and there’s always great racing with the Pacific Challenge Series,” Doss said. “I’ve always had great success there and looking forward to coming back. To have success in front of your home fans means a lot. The last couple times we’ve been there we picked up the win so we’re hoping to do that again.”
Bischofberger leads Doss by two points on the strength of back-to-back third place finishes to open up the PCS season. Running third in the championship is Loomis’ Chris Scribner with runs of sixth and fourth this year. Scribner and Doss are the only two active points contenders with career victories at Ukiah.
2015 series champion John Moore of Granite Bay, CA is fourth in the standings and finished in the top-five in all three Ukiah starts last year. Canadian Darrell Midgley rounds out the top-five. Hayward’s Danny Malfatti has scored top-tens in both 2016 PCS races to rank sixth with 2014 champion Mike Beeler seventh. Beeler is one of the more accomplished PCS drivers in Ukiah history with five starts, three top-fives, and five top-tens. Eighth in PCS points is 2015 Rookie of the Year Cole Moore with Tracy Bolin staring down his Ukiah debut from ninth in the standings.
The most active Ukiah driver out of current PCS drivers is Jimmy Stillman. Using the combined PCS and Airport Auto Brokers Late Model history books Stillman has accumulated 13 starts with eight top-tens and a second place effort in 2009. Stillman rounds out the top-ten in PCS standings.
Mike Hite and Travis Milburn have both made the first two PCS races but find themselves mired in 13th and 14th in the standings hoping to use Ukiah as a comeback race. JR Courage missed the Roseville round but is expected at Ukiah while Matthew Wendt had a successful debut at Roseville he hopes to ride into Ukiah. Todd Lands of Cloverdale has two career AABLM/PCS Ukiah starts and aims to return to action on Saturday.
Saturday’s races for the Pacific Challenge Series at Ukiah are also the season opener for Ukiah, with local track Bandoleros, Bombers, Mini Stocks, and Legends scheduled. It marks the third of as many as eight times Legends will race with PCS this year.
Friday action includes a practice session from 3 p.m. until dark. The pit gates will open at noon for practice with pricing $30 per person (no car fees). On Saturday pit gates open at 10 a.m. and grandstands open at 3:30 p.m. Qualifying will be at 5 p.m. with racing to follow.
Ticket prices are priced $12 for Adults, $9 for Seniors and Students, $6 for Children 6-11, and Children 5 and under free! Ukiah Speedway also offers a family pack for $30.
For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series, visit them online at www.PacificChallengeSeries.com or on Facebook and YouTube. Ukiah Speedway is located on the Redwood Empire Fairgrounds in Ukiah Speedway, just minutes from beautiful Clearlake with many recreational opportunities.
-Pacific Challenge Series Press Release
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