Pires’ Double, Renoll Family Double, Wells’ Perfect Run Among Highlights of Sacramento Division 7 Series Event
July 18, 2023

Emersyn Rose Pires visited the winner’s circle twice during the Pacific Division Jr. Championship Series weekend at Sacramento Raceway, winning Jr. Comp on Saturday and the 15-17 age group on Sunday. The Renoll family also enjoyed a double-up celebration when brothers Jace (10-12) and Kade (15-17) both won on Saturday. Sophia Wells also made waves at the event when she put together a perfect run to win Sunday’s 13-14 age-group title. Joining Pires, the Renoll brothers, and Wells as winners were Zade Wasso (Saturday 6-9), Kellen Schmid (Saturday 13-14), Easton Oliveira (Sunday 6-9), Boden Cook (Sunday 10-12), and Jacob Collins (Sunday Jr. Comp).

Following are final-round results/photos from the weekend. Photos by Bob Johnson.


The 6-9 class final was an all-Wasso battle with Zade, far lane, getting the nod when Nathan red-lighted. Zade celebrated with a 12.008 (12.15 dial) victory lap.

Jace Renoll tallied the first of two wins for the Renoll family on Saturday when he claimed the 10-12 age-group Wally. In the final, Renoll ran an on-the-dial 8.903 to defeat Travis Rees’ breakout 8.854 (8.90).

Kellen Schmid, far lane, used a reaction-time advantage of more than a tenth to best Grant Williamson in the 13-14 bracket title round, 8.012 (7.96) to 7.983 (7.90).

Kade Renoll, far lane, got the starting line lead then ran .002-over his 7.90 target to turn on the win light in the 15-17 class final against Jayce Schmid, who wasn’t far behind with his 8.099 (8.09).

Emersyn Rose Pires, near lane, picked up the first of her two weekend wins when she defeated sister Isabella Pires in the Jr. Comp title round. Isabella made Emersyn Rose’s job a easier when she fouled out. Emersyn Rose posted a winning 6.882 (6.90).


Easton Oliveira, far lane, denied Zade Wasso a double-up weekend when he outlasted the champ on Sunday, winning the 6-9 category final on a 14.112 (14.04) to 12.126 (12.14) count.

A perfect light helped lift Boden Cook, near lane, past Travis Rees in the 10-12 age-group title round. Rees ran closer to the dial with an 8.954 (8.90), but it wasn’t enough to get around Cook, who won with a 9.165 (8.98).

Sophia Wells, far lane, put together a perfect package, pairing a .000 light with a 7.930 (7.93) to stop Saturday winner Kellen Schmid in the 13-14 bracket final. Schmid put together a strong effort with a .004 light and 8.025 (7.96).

Emersyn Rose Pires earned her second Wally of the weekend when she won the double-breakout 15-17 class title round against Jacelyn Gonzaga, 7.940 (7.90) to 7.985 (7.95).

Emersyn Rose Pires, far lane, had a shot at a third Wally when she made the final round in Jr. Comp on Sunday, but she came up short against Jacob Collins, who turned a .04-second reaction-time lead into a 6.924 to 6.890 victory.