ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA (June 17, 2017) – Cole Moore led 95 laps en route to his first career Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com victory on Saturday night at Roseville’s All American Speedway. The hometown win for the Granite Bay driver came after a late race duel with 2014 series champion Mike Beeler of Modesto. Moore’s win also makes him the fourth different first-time PCS winner through four races this year.
Roseville’s Shannon Mansch, a former PCS winner at the speedway herself, used a strong outside move to win the American Racer Tire dash worth $500 and the pole position for the 100 lap feature. Mansch took advantage of the position by leading the opening five laps of the contest. Cole Moore started outside pole and took a few laps to get going before he overhauled her for the lead.
Sixth starting Beeler started moving forward when contact between three-time track champion Matt Scott and leading rookie Jack Wood on the front stretch bottled up the pack briefly. The first caution of the race flew when Elk Grove’s Shane Butler had a right front flat tire.
Beeler used the restart to pounce to the outside of Mansch for second on lap nine. 2015 PCS champion John Moore and Travis Milburn followed suit with Mansch getting hung out to fifth by lap 12. Smoke began trailing Mansch’s #61 ride shortly after. When Galt’s Matt Wendt stalled his borrowed backup car on the ramp for a lap 12 caution, Mansch retired to the pits in a frustrating end to a promising night.
Scott started to make his moves towards the front as he got around Milburn for fourth on lap 18. Both John Moore and Scott used a lapped car to pick off Beeler for second and third respectively on lap 30.