Another talented field of Pacific Challenge Series Super Late Models will be in action tonight, as drivers take to the one-third mile Madera Speedway for the seventh round of the 2017 series.
The PenneyLawyers.com-sponsored action will be a 75-lap contest with drivers from several different disciplines coming together for the big race.
The PCS hasn’t had a repeat winner in 2017 and has seen five of the six races go to first-time winners.
The trend began with the season opener in March at Madera. Carlos Vieira’s win was not only in his first PCS start, but made for his first touring stock car victory of his career. His win was followed by first-time wins for Derek Copeland, Jeff Bischofberger, and Cole Moore, before Cole’s father, John, won at Stockton in July.
Randy Hedrick was another first-time winner when he scored a late race win at Ukiah two weeks ago.
The 2015 champion, John Moore, leads 2014 champion Mike Beeler by 10 points entering Madera. The 2015 Rookie of the Year Cole Moore trails John Moore by 30 points in a three-way duel for the lead.
A host of drivers will try to knock points contenders off of their pedestal in search of the race win on Saturday. Not only will Vieira defend his March win, he will have to contend with the likes of 2016 Madera PCS winner Jacob Gomes, as well.
A pair of 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model standouts — Eric Nascimento, Jr. and Austin Herzog — will make their series debuts. Herzog, 15, is the winningest Jr. Late Model driver with five career wins while Nascimento, 16, won the most recent Jr. Late Model race on July 29.
Watsonville’s Alexander Mead has adopted Madera as his home track and claimed a top 10 in his series debut…
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