STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA (September 2, 2017) – 2016 Pacific Challenge Series Rookie of the Year Matt Wendt became the eighth different winner in eight races this year as claimed the victory on Saturday night at Stockton 99 Speedway. Wendt motored past Mike Beeler with three laps to go to become the sixth “first-time” PCS winner of the season as well.
The PenneyLawyers.com sponsored action for the 100 lap Tri-Holiday #3 had all the twists and turns deserving of the red hot evening, where temperatures soared near 110 degrees during practice and qualifying. Temperatures were not much lower at race time either on the historic quarter-mile paved oval.
Granite Bay’s Cole Moore won the Sunoco Fuels fast-time for the fourth time in the last five races, but started eighth in the American Racer Tire Dash after a full invert. Front row starters Travis Milburn and Greg Potts finished 1-2 in the dash with Milburn earning $500 cash and the pole for the main event.
Milburn jumped out ahead of Potts at the initial start of the main event and led the opening lap. The caution flew going into turn one when former Stockton track champion Matt Scott spun with contact from Tracy Bolin. Tim Sprugeon’s 2017 PCS debut went up in smoke as he left oil around the track after suffering damage in the melee. A 20 minute red flag challenged both drivers and their cars, but Milburn managed to maintain the lead on the next restart.