MSA - Midwest Sprintcar Association
MSA was founded in 1996 to create a Sprint Car class using hi-performance and durable 360 cubic inch motors that would be competitive, exciting, and affordable for a driver wanting to experience the thrill of sprint car racing. The MSA has frequently filled the stands to capacity with appearances at a total of twenty plus different tracks all around Wisconsin. With the rules focusing on driver ability and car setup, the MSA has been an attractive option for drivers looking for fun racing at a reasonable cost. An excellent mix of both experienced 410 class sprint car drivers, desiring to reduce costs, and first time drivers looking to take on the thrill of competing in a sprint car have joined the MSA. Throughout all the years MSA has continued to have car support greater than any other sprint car division within the Midwest on a nightly basis. The Midwest Sprintcar Association continues to grow and is again contending to be the largest sprint car group in the Midwest.
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- Alex Pokorski backs up career-best fourth place MSA main event showing in Wilmot Raceway debut
(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) August 30, 2022 - Over the years, Wilmot Raceway has built a reputation as a somewhat acquired taste, and as a track where proven veterans often have a distinct advantage over relative newcomers. However, third-year 360 Sprint Car driver Alex Pokorski certainly flipped that script by ripping off his best career Midwest Sprint Car Association A-main finish in his first-ever appearance at the third-mile clay oval in Wilmot, Wis. on Saturday, Aug. 27, during the second half of a MSA doubleheader weekend of action. Pokorski was quick right out of the gate behind the wheel of the No. 4 Akright Auto Racing Team 360 Sprint Car as he registered the fourth fastest overall time among the 29-car MSA group qualifying field with a lap of 14.068 seconds. The West Bend driver rolled off from the pole position of the fourth eight-lap MSA heat race and bolted into the lead on the drop of the green flag and quickly built up a half-straightaway lead over defending MSA champion and current point leader Travis Arenz of Sheboygan. Pokorski held strong throughout the eight-lap event en route to his first heat race victory of the 2022 season. On the strength of his strong performance in qualifying and heat race action, Pokorski started the 25-lap MSA A main presented by Adonnis Waterproofing and Foundation Repair of Caledonia, Wis. from the fourth starting spot. After holding the fourth spot in the early going, Brandon McMullen moved around Pokorski on lap 4 to drop him to fifth in the running order. After a pair of cautions appeared on lap 5 and lap 14, Pokorski worked his way past Shane Wenninger and into fourth on lap 16. Over the final nine laps, Pokorski held strong in fourth despite feeling pressure at times from 2011 MSA champ Ben Schmidt and Tim Haddy in the closing stages of the race. Pokorski went on to secure a fourth place showing to equal his previous career-best A Main showing, in a race won by Brandon McMullen. Pokorski's previous best A-main finish was a fourth-place finish in a non-points MSA A-main event at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis. on Oct. 2, 2021. "The track was a nice change of pace," Pokorski said. "The corners are a bit tighter and the straightaways are a little longer than Plymouth. The car was good all night. Starting on the front of a heat race always helps because you have clean air and track ahead of you. "The A main was a fun race because the track had multiple lines to race on and we had a couple of restarts, which kept the field tightened up," he said. "This season has been challenging and I've felt a bit unlucky at times. It felt like we got the monkey off our back a bit with a good finish, finally." One night earlier, Pokorski and the Akright Auto Racing Team were in action with the PDTR 360 Sprint Cars at The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. for a special Friday night program on Friday, Aug. 26. Pokorski opened the night by qualifying 22nd in the 24-car field with a lap of 13.841. After starting seventh in the first 10-lap PDTR 360 Sprint Car heat race, Pokorski advanced past Doug Wondra in turn four on lap 3 and held on to finish sixth. In the 25-lap PDTR 360 Sprint Car A main, Pokorski rolled off from the 15th starting position and spent the majority of the race keeping up with the frantic pace set on the lightning fast and undulating track surface. Pokorski held his own throughout the caution-free race en route to a 16th-place finish in a race won by Brandon McMullen. Pokorski and the Akright Auto Racing Team are now set to compete in their second-to-last event of the 2022 season as part of an all-Sprint Car program featuring the Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Cars and Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series on Saturday, Sept. 3 at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. during the annual Sheboygan County Fair. On-track action is set to begin at 5 p.m. "We have two races left on our schedule at Plymouth this Saturday during the Sheboygan County Fair and then again at Plymouth on September 24th to close out the season," Pokorski said. "We are looking forward to building off of the momentum of the good run we had at Wilmot and closing out the season on a strong note." Sponsors and supporters for Alex Pokorski and the 2022 Akright Auto Racing Team include Akright Auto, Petersen Septic Systems, Goeden Auto Body, Novak's Service Center, Wisconsin Bank and Trust, RC Custom Design and Pedal Down Promotions. Alex Pokorski-Akright Auto Racing Team Sponsor Showcase - Akright Auto Located at 106 North Bluebird Lane in Sheboygan Falls, Wis. Akright Auto has served as a reliable source for auto parts since 1940. With a highly trained staff of auto parts professionals, Akright Auto is well prepared to assist customers with vehicle repair needs with a wide assortment of affordable, high-quality auto parts available on site. If a part is not available, Akright Auto offers next-day delivery services. In addition, Akright Auto provides full auto salvage services, along with a 90-day standard warranty on all parts purchases. Contact Akright Auto by phone at 920-467-4201, toll free at 800-400-4201, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.akrightauto.com. Alex Pokorski-Akright Auto Racing Team Sponsor Showcase - Novak Service Center Alex Pokorski and the Akright Auto Racing Team would like to acknowledge the support of long-time sponsor Novak's Service Center of Manitowoc, which is celebrating its 50th year in business in 2022. Novak's Service Center is a locally-owned, second-generation, family-owned, five-bay auto repair center, which has been serving customers in the Lakeshore area since 1972. Novak's Service Center offers comprehensive auto repair services, including 4 x 4 services, brakes, car and truck care, domestic cars and trucks, electrical services, electronic services, engine and transmission, engine maintenance, expired warranty care, general service, heating and cooling services, import cars and trucks, quick lube services, tires, towing, transmission and undercar services. Located at 1320 Washington St. in Manitowoc, Novak's Service Center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment, call 920-684-5737 or visit www.novaks1320.com. For more information on Alex Pokorski and the No. 4 Akright Auto Racing Team, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook at https://facebook.com/pokorskimotorsports or visit www.pedaldownpromo.com. Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services. For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email email@example.com, visit www.pedaldownpromo.com or call 920-323-7970. Alex Pokorski Akright Auto Racing Team 4 2022 Season By The Numbers Total Events - 12 A Main Victories - 0 B Main Victories - 1 Top Five A Main Finishes - 1 Top 10 A Main Finishes - 1 Top 15 A Main Finishes - 5 Heat Race Victories - 1 Paul Pokorski Akright Auto 53A/Akright Auto Racing Team 4 2022 Season By The Numbers Total Events - 2 A Main Victories - 0 B Main Victories - 0 Top Five A Main Finishes - 0 Top 10 A Main Finishes - 1 Top 15 A Main Finishes - 2 Heat Race Victories - 0 Alex Pokorski Akright Auto Racing Team 4 2022 Upcoming Races Saturday, September 3 - Plymouth Dirt Track Racing, Plymouth, Wis. Saturday, September 24 - Plymouth Dirt Track Racing, Plymouth, Wis.
- MSA 360 Sprint Car competitors set to square off for coveted Harry Neitzel Tribute trophy
A tight duel at the top of the Midwest Sprint Car Association point standings will take center stage as a strong field of MSA 360 Sprint Cars competitors ventures to the sprawling Dodge County Fairgrounds "horsepower half mile" in Beaver Dam, Wis. for the prestigious fifth annual Harry Neitzel Tribute Race Friday, Sept. 2.
- McMullen, Ritchie, Scholten, Schmidt add to PDTR A-main triumph tallies
(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) August 6, 2022 - A fast, yet intricate racing surface drew the cream of the crop to the top as four distinguished Plymouth Dirt Track Racing veterans paid visits to victory lane in A-main competition, during the inaugural Plymouth Racing Wall of Fame Induction Night and Autograph Night program at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, Aug. 6. In the 25-lap Kristine Hartmann Pleasant View Realty 360 Sprint Car 360 Sprint Car A main, two-time PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Brandon McMullen of Oshkosh went flag to flag to notch his first main event triumph of the 2022 campaign. Justin Ritchie of New London claimed his second 25-lap PDTR Sheboygan's Country B93.7 Late Model A-main victory of the 2022 season. Current PDTR Grand National point leader Luke Scholten of Oostburg notched his second 2022 25-lap Oostburg Automotive A-main triumph. Travis Schmidt of Waldo used a late-race pass to collect his second 25-lap PDTR Next Step Insurance B Mod A-main victory of 2022. After starting on the outside of the front row, Brandon McMullen outpowered polesitter Tony Wondra of Campbellsport to lead the opening lap of the 25-lap 360 Sprint A main as third starter Tyler Brabant of Waupun ducked underneath Wondra to take second, followed by 2011 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Ben Schmidt of Plymouth, who started fifth, in third. On lap 8, McMullen caught the rear of the field on the lightning fast and tricky third-mile clay oval track surface. Two laps later, Schmidt worked his way past Brabant to assume second in the running order. The first of three caution periods appeared on lap 12 when Tyler Davis of Franklin spun in turn four. On the restart, Brabant got caught along the treacherous cushion and flipped his machine in turn two to bring out a red flag. Following the restart, McMullen bolted away from the field with Schmidt chasing in second and fourth starter Brandon Berth of Cascade following in third. On lap 14, the third and final caution flag appeared when Doug Wondra of Oakfield bicycled on the cushion and came to a stop in turn two. McMullen again controlled the final restart as defending PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion and current points leader Travis Arenz of Sheboygan, who started 13th, moved into fifth on lap 19. On lap 20, the leaders began to work their way through slower traffic, which allowed Schmidt to cut the gap on McMullen. However, McMullen held strong over the final five laps to fend off Schmidt's advances in thick lapped traffic en route to his 25th career PDTR 360 Sprint Car A-main victory, which moved him into a tie for first place on the all-time main event win list with two-time PDTR 360 Sprint Car champ Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee. The race also marked McMullen's 35th career Midwest Sprint Car Association main event victory, which ranks him third on the all-time MSA A-main victory list. Schmidt had to settle for second, Berth placed third, 2008 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Lance Fassbender of Burnett placed fourth after starting seventh and Arenz wound up fifth. Four-time PDTR Late Model champion Brad Mueller of Random Lake outdueled polesitter Turk Letizia of Milwaukee to lead the opening lap of the 25-lap Late Model main event. On lap 2, fourth starter Taylor Scheffler of Waukesha used a low move to take over second before the first of six caution flags appeared on lap 3 after Letizia turned sideways in turn two to trigger a four-car pile-up. On lap 9, Scheffler used the high groove to close the gap on the low-riding Mueller before the second caution was displayed when Jim Schmidt of Cleveland slowed in turn two on lap 11. On the restart, Scheffler hounded Mueller for the lead, while Justin Ritchie, who started 12th, worked his way into third. After Mueller drifted high in turn two on lap 13, Scheffler pulled off a slide job to briefly sweep past Mueller and into the lead before spinning in turn four to bring out the third caution of the race. When the race resumed, Mueller felt pressure from Ritchie, who worked the low groove, while Mueller moved up to the cushion, while four-time defending PDTR Late Model champion Justin Schmidt of Cleveland, who started seventh, moved into third. On lap 15, the fourth caution flag appeared when Charlie Schmidt of Oostburg spun in turn four before first-time Plymouth Dirt Track visitor Bobby Gash of Tinley Park, Ill. brought out the fifth caution period after spinning in turn four. Ritchie flexed his muscle on the restart to duck underneath Mueller and into the lead in turn four on lap 17 just before Mueller exited the race with a rear-end failure, which gave second place to Justin Schmidt, who was racing with a broken left ankle suffered in an accident at The Plymouth Dirt Track on July 16. After Turk Letizia brought out the sixth and final caution following a spin in turn two on lap 21, Ritchie held on over the final four laps to collect his sixth career PDTR Late Model A-main win. Justin Schmidt placed second, PDTR Late Model rookie Bill Edler of Howards Grove, who started second, placed third, eighth starter Joe Bongiorno of Milwaukee finished fourth and Sawyer Specht of Sheboygan Falls, who started ninth, placed fifth. In the 25-lap Grand National main event, 2019 PDTR Grand National champ Tyler Kulow of Plymouth, who started third, outpowered polesitter Steven Weber of Plymouth to lead the opening lap. After the first of four caution flags was displayed on lap 7 when Vince Bartolotta of West Allis spun in turn three, Weber spun in turn two while running second to bring out the second caution flag of the race, Following the restart, Scholten used the high line to power his way around Weber to take over the top spot in turn two. After Vince Bartolotta and Scott Kafka of Kiel spun in turn three to bring out the third caution, Scholten pulled away from Kulow to build up a full straightaway lead on lap 20. The fourth and final caution appeared on lap 22 when 2010 PDTR Grand National champion Brian Gilles of Plymouth made contact with the turn two wall. Following a single-file restart, Scholten bolted away to notch his 17th career PDTR Grand National A-main triumph. Weber worked his way past Kulow with a low move on the final lap to secure second. Kulow placed third, second starter Donny Kulow of Elkhart Lake finished fourth and Kafka rounded out the top five. After an incident on the initial start involving Spencer Long of Sheboygan Falls, Andy Welter of Hartford and Jonathon Baumann of Sheboygan in turn one, polesitter Brian Konitzer of Sheboygan grabbed the lead on the opening lap with outside front row starter Shane Long of Sheboygan Falls trailing in second. On lap 5, Tim Warner of Malone, who started sixth, steered Jonathan Hitsman's 7H car to third just before Brandon Knepprath of Boltonville spun in turn four. On the restart, Warner used the high groove to power around Long into second before moving in to challenge Konitzer for the lead on lap 8. After the caution flag appeared on lap 11 for debris in turn two, fourth starter Travis Schmidt, who started fourth, worked his way in third on lap 12. Three laps later, Shane Long of Sheboygan Falls spun on turn two to bring out the third caution of the race. When the race resumed Schmidt and Warner waged a side-by-side duel before Schmidt surged into second and quickly closed in on Konitzer. On lap 19, Schmidt swept past Konitzer and into the top spot. The fourth and final caution period came on lap 20, but Schmidt was not to be denied as he cruised over the final five laps on the way to his seventh career PDTR B Mod A-main victory. Warner placed second, Konitzer finished third, Jonathon Baumann, who started 13th, placed fourth and current PDTR B Mod points leader Andy Welter, who started 11th, finished fifth. 2018 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Justin Miller of Plymouth won the 12-lap PDTR 360 Sprint Car B main. Ben Schmidt earned PDTR 360 Sprint Car overall fast qualifier honors with a lap of 12.883 seconds. The 10th full PDTR racing program of the 2022 season drew 63 cars, including 30 PDTR 360 Sprint Cars, 13 Late Models, seven Grand Nationals and 13 B Mods. The Autograph Night program was sponsored by Hopf Farms and the inaugural Plymouth Racing Wall of Fame Class of 2022 induction ceremony took place at intermission with drivers Dick Berth, Etchie Biertzer, Buck Carman, Willie Goeden, Wayne Goetsch, Dick Hed, Carl Kulow, Bill Johnson II, Ken Markwardt and Ken Steffen, track workers (dedication to racing) Eddie Foy, Bill Hoftiezer, Happy Laack, Karen and Donny Ruh and the Goetsch, Laack and Schulz racing families earning inaugural induction accolades. PDTR action resumes next Saturday, Aug. 13 with Kids Fan Appreciation Night, featuring special prizes, giveaways and activities for kids and competition in the PDTR 360 Sprint Car, Late Model, Grand National and B Mod divisions with the program sponsored by JDL Automotive and Detailing. Spectator gates open at 4:30 p.m. with 360 Sprint Car hot laps/group qualifying at 5:30 p.m. and racing to begin at 6 p.m. The new book "Racing Recollections - Plymouth Racetrack Fans & Drivers 1950-2021" by Dennis Darovich of Sheboygan, George Baumann of Waupun and Verla Peichl of Sheboygan Falls will be available for purchase at every race during the 2022 PDTR season, as well as at the Sheboygan County Fair office during regular business hours and online at www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com. The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds is located at 229 Fairview Drive in Plymouth, Wis. For more information, visit www.plymouthdtr.com or check out Plymouth Dirt Track Racing on Facebook. KRISTINE HARTMANN PLEASANT VIEW REALTY 360 SPRINT CARS QUALIFYING 1, Ben Schmidt 12.883 2, Will Gerrits 13.033 3, Jason Johnson 13.227 4, Tyler Davis 13.351 5, Shane Wenninger 13.356 6, Chris Larson 13.368 7, Brandon Berth 13.422 8, Tyler Brabant 13.433 9, Doug Wondra 13.487 10, Justin Miller 13.489 11, Blake Wondra 13.569 12, Donny Goeden 13.571 13, Katelyn Krebsbach 13.719 14, Chris Clayton 13.723 15, J.J. Pagel 13.726 16, Bill Taylor 13.799 17, Brandon McMullen 13.819 18, Tony Wondra 13.838 19, Tim Haddy 13.842 20, Lance Fassbender 13.848 21, Justin Erickson 13.867 22, Dylan Winkel 13.882 23, Mike Yurmanovich 13.890 24, Alex Pokorski 13.907 25, Kurt Davis 13.938 26, Travis Arenz 14.001 27, Anthony Knierim 14.125 28, Cole Possi 14.188 29, Kevin Seidler 14.299 30, Randy Post 14.746. HEAT 1 1, Lance Fassbender 2, Brandon McMullen 3, Kurt Davis 4, Travis Arenz 5, Bill Taylor 6, Anthony Knierim 7, Cole Possi 8, Kevin Seidler. HEAT 2 1, Tim Haddy 2, Tony Wondra 3, Dylan Winkel 4, Katelyn Krebsbach 5, Alex Pokorski 6, Justin Erickson 7, Randy Post 8, Mike Yurmanovich. HEAT 3 1, Brandon Berth 2, Ben Schmidt 3, Jason Johnson 4, Tyler Davis 5, Doug Wondra 6, J.J. Pagel 7, Chris Clayton. HEAT 4 1, Tyler Brabant 2, Will Gerrits 3, Shane Wenninger 4, Donny Goeden 5, Justin Miller 6, Chris Larson 7, Blake Wondra. B MAIN 1, Justin Miller 2, Doug Wondra 3, Tyler Davis 4, Bill Taylor 5, Anthony Knierim 6, Justin Erickson 7, Cole Possi 8, Blake Wondra 9, Chris Larson 10, Kevin Seidler 11, Randy Post 12, J.J. Pagel 13, Chris Clayton (DNS) 14, Mike Yurmanovich (DNS). A MAIN 1, Brandon McMullen 2, Ben Schmidt 3, Brandon Berth 4, Lance Fassbender 5, Travis Arenz 6, Will Gerrits 7, Kurt Davis 8, Donny Goeden 9, Shane Wenninger 10, Tony Wondra 11, Dylan Winkel 12, Bill Taylor 13, Alex Pokorski 14, Jason Johnson 15, Anthony Knierim 16, Justin Erickson 17, Justin Miller 18, Tim Haddy 19, Tyler Davis 20, Katelyn Krebsbach 21, Doug Wondra 22, Tyler Brabant. SHEBOYGAN'S COUNTRY B93.7 LATE MODELS HEAT 1 1, Charlie Schmidt 2, Jim Schmidt 3, Justin Schmidt 4, Turk Letizia 5, Sawyer Specht 6, Justin Ritchie 7, Chad Ludwigson. HEAT 2 1, Brad Mueller 2, Taylor Scheffler 3, Bill Edler 4, Joe Bongiorno 5, Eric Michaels 6, Bobby Gash. A MAIN 1, Justin Ritchie 2, Justin Schmidt 3, Bill Edler 4, Joe Bongiorno 5, Sawyer Specht 6, Charlie Schmidt 7, Turk Letizia 8, Eric Michaels 9, Bobby Gash 10, Brad Mueller 11, Taylor Scheffler 12, Jim Schmidt 13, Chad Ludwigson. OOSTBURG AUTOMOTIVE GRAND NATIONALS HEAT 1, Brian Gilles 2, Tyler Kulow 3, Steven Weber 4, Donny Kulow 5, Vince Bartolotta, 6, Scott Kafka 7, Luke Scholten. A MAIN 1, Luke Scholten 2, Steven Weber 3, Tyler Kulow 4, Donny Kulow 5, Scott Kafka 6, Brian Gilles, Vice Bartolotta. NEXT STEP INSURANCE B MODS HEAT 1 1, James Rautmann 2, Tim Warner 3, Shane Long 4, Spencer Long 5, Rory Welch 6, Jonathon Baumann 7, Parker Glander. HEAT 2 1, Travis Schmidt 2, Steve Lorier 3, Brian Konitzer 4, Brandon Knepprath 5, Andy Welter 6, Patrick Hanson. A MAIN 1, Travis Schmidt 2, Tim Warner 3, Brian Konitzer 4, Jonathon Baumann 5, Andy Welter 6, Steve Lorier 7, Spencer Long 8, James Rautmann 9, Rory Welch 10, Shane Long 11, Patrick Hanson 12, Brandon Knepprath 13, Parker Glander.
- Haddy outduels Gerrits to secure MSA Angell Park Speedway triumph
Thirty-year veteran Tim Haddy of Waupun reached into his sizable bag of tricks to fend off a late-race challenge from Will Gerrits of Waupun and secure his first Midwest Sprint Car Association A-main victory of the 2022 season Sunday, July 17 at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis.
- Alex Pokorski earns season-best A-main showing at Plymouth Dirt Track
(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) July 12, 2022 - Nine days after missing out on an A-main transfer spot for the first time during the 2022 season, Alex Pokorski bounced back to record a season-best 14th-place A-main finish behind the wheel of the No. 4 Akright Auto Racing Team 360 Sprint Car, during Fan Appreciation Night at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, July 9. With 26 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Cars checked in for the evening, Pokorski lined up sixth in the third 10-lap heat race based on draw, after group qualifying was scrapped for the evening due to computer issues. On the opening lap, Pokorski swept around fifth starter Kevin Seidler and moved in to pressure Tyler Brabant for fourth along the low line on lap 4. After Brabant adjusted his line from the middle to the bottom of the racing surface, he pulled away from Pokorski, who went on to register a fifth-place finish, which earned him a direct transfer to the 360 Sprint Car A main based on the passing points formula. The third-year 360 Sprint Car competitor rolled off 13th in the 25-lap Kristine Hartmann Pleasant View Realty PDTR 360 Sprint Car A main and moved up to 11th following a lap two caution for a five-car mishap in turn one. On the restart, Pokorski held his own just outside the top 10 during the first portion of a long 23-lap green-flag run. After the front wing of his No. 4 Akright Auto Racing Team machine became slightly dislodged Pokorski settled into the 14th spot in the running order. During the final stages of the race, Pokorski stayed consistent running primarily along the cushion on the way to a season-best 14th-place showing in a race won by Ben Schmidt. "I felt that the night went well and we made some good progress on some set-up changes," Pokorski said. "I would've liked to pick up a top-10 finish, but I needed to be a little more consistent in how I ran the cushion." Pokorski and the No. 4 Akright Auto Racing Team is set to compete in an Akright Auto Midwest Sprint Car Association doubleheader this weekend starting at The Plymouth Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, July 16 with the Badger Midget Auto Racing Association joining the PDTR 360 Sprint Cars, Late Models, Grand Nationals and B Mods. Spectator gates open at 4:30 p.m. with 360 Sprint Car hot laps/group qualifying slated for 5:30 p.m. and racing set to begin at 6 p.m. On Sunday, July 17 Pokorski and the Akright Auto Racing Team will head to Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis. with the Akright Auto MSA 360 Sprint Cars, along with the Badger Midgets and Wisconsin Dirt Racing Legends, as part of the Salute to Bryan Gapinski event. Spectator gates open at 4 p.m. with opening ceremonies scheduled at 6 p.m. "I'm looking forward to racing both nights of a doubleheader this weekend with the MSA on Saturday at Plymouth and Sunday at Angell Park," said Pokorski, who posted a 15th-place A-main showing in his first MSA outing of the 2022 season at Angell Park Speedway on Sunday, May 21. Sponsors and supporters for Alex Pokorski and the 2022 Akright Auto Racing Team include Akright Auto, Petersen Septic Systems, Goeden Auto Body, Novak's Service Center, Wisconsin Bank and Trust, RC Custom Design and Pedal Down Promotions. Alex Pokorski-Akright Auto Racing Team Sponsor Showcase - Akright Auto Located at 106 North Bluebird Lane in Sheboygan Falls, Wis. Akright Auto has served as a reliable source for auto parts since 1940. With a highly trained staff of auto parts professionals, Akright Auto is well prepared to assist customers with vehicle repair needs with a wide assortment of affordable, high-quality auto parts available on site. If a part is not available, Akright Auto offers next-day delivery services. In addition, Akright Auto provides full auto salvage services, along with a 90-day standard warranty on all parts purchases. Contact Akright Auto by phone at 920-467-4201, toll free at 800-400-4201, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.akrightauto.com. Alex Pokorski-Akright Auto Racing Team Sponsor Showcase - Petersen Septic Systems Alex Pokorski and the Akright Auto Racing Team is pleased to have Petersen Septic Systems as a sponsor for the 2022 racing season as it celebrates 10 years in business. Since opening its doors in Valders, Wis. in 2012, Petersen Septic Systems LLC has provided premier septic tank service and the most reliable septic system installation and repair in Manitowoc and Two Rivers and the surrounding Lakeshore area. "We offer our services to industrial, institutional, residential, new construction, commercial and municipal accounts," Petersen Septic Systems Owner David Petersen said. "Customer service is our utmost priority. We do every job as it was in our own homes. Our experience is second to none in the area. Prior to opening the business, I worked for Tuschl Septic Systems from 2004 until owner Chuck Tuschl retired." The list of regular services Petersen Septic Systems offers includes septic pump repairs, test drilling/test boring, sewage treatment systems, septic tank removal, septic tank installation, water line repair, oil testing and perc testing. "We provide all of these services in Manitowoc County and the surrounding areas," Petersen said. "We are OSHA certified and are licensed MPRS/CST966051." Petersen Septic Systems is located at 7334 Nagel Road in Valders, Wis. For more information, call 920-323-2640, email email@example.com or visit www.petersensepticsystems.com. For more information on Alex Pokorski and the No. 4 Akright Auto Racing Team, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook at https://facebook.com/pokorskimotorsports or visit www.pedaldownpromo.com. Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services. For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.pedaldownpromo.com or call 920-323-7970. Alex Pokorski Akright Auto Racing Team 4 2022 Season By The Numbers Total Events - 7 A Main Victories - 0 B Main Victories - 1 Top Five A Main Finishes - 0 Top 10 A Main Finishes - 0 Top 15 A Main Finishes - 2 Heat Race Victories - 0 Paul Pokorski Akright Auto 53A/Akright Auto Racing Team 4 2022 Season By The Numbers Total Events - 2 A Main Victories - 0 B Main Victories - 0 Top Five A Main Finishes - 0 Top 10 A Main Finishes - 1 Top 15 A Main Finishes - 2 Heat Race Victories - 0 Alex Pokorski Akright Auto Racing Team 4 2022 Upcoming Races Saturday, July 16 - Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. Sunday, July 17 - Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, Wis. Saturday, July 23 - Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. Saturday, July 30 - Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
- Balog, Fassbender claim Plymouth Dirt Track Road America Challenge Sprint Car A-main triumphs
(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) June 30, 2022 - With the cars and stars of NASCAR Cup Series set to compete just a few miles down the road during the Fourth of July holiday weekend, the largest crowd of the season packed the grandstands and a solid field of Sprint Cars filled the pit area for the second Road America Challenge event presented by Kunes RV featuring the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series and the Plymouth Dirt Track Racing - Akright Auto Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car Series Thursday, June 30 at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. Current Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions regular and 10-time Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series champion Bill Balog of Hartland continued his dominance at The Plymouth Dirt Track by claiming his sixth consecutive victory at the third-mile clay oval in his last six starts in All Stars and IRA competition dating back to the 2020 season by topping the $5,000-to-win 30-lap IRA A main. In the 25-lap Kristine Hartmann Pleasant View Realty PDTR-MSA 360 Sprint Car A-main, 2008 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Lance Fassbender of Burnett rolled to his first MSA main event victory since the 2019 season, following a spirited race-long duel with two-time PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee. Outside front row started Jake Neuman of New Berlin, Ill. jumped into the lead on the drop of the green field of the 30-lap IRA Road America Challenge headliner with fourth starter Blake Nimee of Oswego, Ill. sliding into second and third starter Scotty Thiel of Sheboygan settled into third on the opening lap. By lap 5, Neuman caught the back of the field, which allowed Nimee to close the gap. Just as Nimee moved within striking distance in thick lapped traffic, the first of six caution flags flew on lap 8 when Scott Biertzer of West Bend spun in turn two. On the restart, Bill Balog, who started fifth, began to flex his muscle has he pulled off consecutive slide jobs to move past eighth starter Danny Schlafer of Sussex and two-time and defending IRA champion Jack Blackhurst of Hanna City, Ill., who started on the pole, to move into fourth in the running order on the restart. The second caution flag was displayed on lap 11 when former IRA champ Jeremy Schultz of Beaver Dam slowed in turn three after losing a right rear tire. Shortly after the ensuing restart, the red flag was displayed when two-time IRA champion Scotty Neitzel of Beaver Dam made contact with the turn two wall and flipped. Neuman controlled the lead with Nimee running second on the following restart until the fourth caution flag was shown after Hunter Custer of Chippewa Falls spun to a stop in turn four on lap 15. On the next restart, Thiel, who had been running third, spun into the turn four infield after contact with Balog coming to the green flag, which brought out the fifth caution of the race. When the race resumed, Balog bolted past Nimee to assume second and quickly set his sights on the lead before the sixth and final caution flag was displayed on lap 17 when Scott Biertzer and Jack Routson of Waterman, Ill. spun in turn four. On the race, Blackhurst charged up to exchange slide jobs with Balog for second place before Balog secured the spot on lap 19. Three laps later, Neuman encountered heavy lapped traffic, which allowed Balog to move into striking range. On lap 24, Balog swept past Neuman in turn two and wasted no time in opening up a sizable lead as he weaved his way skillfully through dense slower traffic. Balog cruised over the final six laps to secure his 134th career IRA A-main victory and his second A-main victory at The Plymouth Dirt Track of the 2022 season after collecting a combined Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions and Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association A-main triumph at The Plymouth Dirt Track on May 21. "This win means a lot," Balog said. "I have to thank Road America, the IRA and The Plymouth Dirt Track for putting this deal on. We weren't real good at the start. I think we just needed some green flag laps to get going. I feel terrible about Scotty [Thiel]. I don't know if maybe I jumped on it a little too soon or he got sideways and I clipped him on that restart. That wasn't good at all. "It is good to race close to home here at Plymouth," he said. "I love Plymouth. Even though I'm from Alaska, I've called Wisconsin home for a long time now. It feels good to be back in victory lane here." Neuman had to settle for second, Blackhurst hung on to place third, Schlafer, who is a two-time PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion, placed fourth and Nimee rounded out the top five. "Bill [Balog] was the best of the All Stars a few weeks ago," Neuman said. "He's run a lot of laps in a Sprint Car and a lot of laps here as well. We were fast early and at the end, I was too nice to the lapped cars and you can't do that." "Our car was really good tonight, but my restarts were so awful that I'd get gapped right off the bat," Blackhurst said. "Bill [Balog] threw a few sliders at me. He's just so smart and drove a great race. We just need to be better on the restarts. It's disappointing to fall back when you start on the pole, but we will get better and come back stronger." Lance Fassbender bolted into the lead on the opening lap of the PDTR-MSA 360 Sprint Car 25-lap A main from the pole with outside front row starter Kurt Davis sliding into second and sixth starter Tim Haddy of Waupun moving into third in the early going. On lap five, Davis closed the gap on the low-riding Fassbender along the outside groove of the increasingly black-slick racing surface. One lap later, Davis pulled off a slide job to take over the top spot in turn four. Fassbender battled back as the two veteran drivers dueled side by side over the next lap before Davis surged ahead and began to open up a measurable lead as the leaders caught the back of the field on lap 9. On lap 14, Fassbender stuck to the low line to briefly gain the lead before Davis battled back to secure the top spot and pull away once again. The first of two caution flags appeared on lap 19 when Will Gerrits of Waupun spun in turn four. Due to the track conditions, a single-file restart was utilized, which allowed Fassbender to dive underneath Davis to regain the top spot with a low move in turn four following the ensuing restart. The second and final caution flag was thrown on lap 23 when Anthony Knierim of Franksville rolled to a stop in turn two. After another single-file restart, Fassbender held firm to the lead along the bottom groove and pulled away to notch his seventh career PDTR 360 Sprint Car A-main victory, 21st career MSA main event triumph and first A-main victory in three years. Fassbender was elated with the win as his family-based pit crew joined him in a jubilant victory lane celebration. "This win is a result of a lot of hard work from everyone on the crew," Fassbender said. "Everyone on this team makes sacrifices to do this and we are a family team that has stuck together through everything over the years. This win feels really good." Davis placed second, defending PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion and current point leader Travis Arenz of Sheboygan Falls, who had come into the night as the winner of four of the first five PDTR 360 Sprint Car A-main events of the 2022 season, placed third after starting 10th, two-time PDTR 360 Sprint Car champ Brandon McMullen of Oshkosh finished fourth after starting seventh and 2011 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Ben Schmidt of Plymouth wound up fifth after being forced to start 21st when a flat left rear tire on the parade lap prompted a tire change before the start of the race. Steve Meyer of Sheboygan Falls won the 12-lap IRA B main. Bill Taylor of Boltonville won the 12-lap PDTR 360 Sprint Car B main. In IRA qualifying, Jake Blackhurst recorded the fastest lap of 11.622 second. Ben Schmidt earned overall fast qualifier honors in the PDTR 360 Sprint Car division with a lap of 12.550 seconds. The sixth PDTR program of the 2022 campaign, which was sponsored by Road America, drew a total field of 57 Sprints, including 28 IRA 410 Sprint Cars and 29 PDTR-MSA 360 Sprint Cars. The next PDTR racing program on Saturday, July 9 is Fan Appreciation Night with all spectators receiving $5 off the regular adult and student admission price. The trophy sponsor for the racing program on Saturday, July 9 will be Butch and Blondie Hafemann with Vintage Modifieds joining the PDTR 360 Sprint Car, Late Model, Grand National and B Mod divisions. Spectator gates open at 4:30 p.m. with 360 Sprint Car hot laps/group qualifying at 5:30 p.m. and racing to begin at 6 p.m. The new book "Racing Recollections - Plymouth Racetrack Fans & Drivers 1950-2021" by Dennis Darovich of Sheboygan, George Baumann of Waupun and Verla Peichl of Sheboygan Falls will be available for purchase at every race during the 2022 PDTR season, as well as at the Sheboygan County Fair office during regular business hours and online at www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com. The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds is located at 229 Fairview Drive in Plymouth, Wis. For more information, visit www.plymouthdtr.com or check out Plymouth Dirt Track Racing on Facebook. BUMPER TO BUMPER INTERSTATE RACING ASSOCIATION 410 SPRINT CARS QUALIFYING 1, Jake Blackhurst 11.622 2, Blake Nimee 11.655 3, Jordan Goldesberry 11.669 4, Scotty Thiel 11.684 5, Kyle Schuett 11.775 6, Bill Balog 11.808 7, Jake Neuman 11.867 8, Chase Briscoe 11.969 9, Danny Schlafer 11.988 10, Riley Goodno 12.012 11, Travis Arenz 12.038 12, Todd Daun 12.038 13, Tyler Tischendorf 12.065 14, Hunter Custer 12.124 15, Jack Routson 12.183 16, Jack Vanderboom 12.188 17, Scotty Neitzel 12.240 18, Jeremy Schultz 12.289 19, Russel Borland 12.318 20, Josh Schneiderman 12.350 21, Austin Hartmann 12.457 22, Kris Spitz 12.470 23, Steve Meyer 12.489 24, Scott Biertzer 12.549 25, Scott Conger 12.577 26, Jereme Schroeder 12.616 27, Andy Rein 12.635 28, Dave Uttech no time. HEAT 1 1, Riley Goodno 2, Scotty Thiel 3, Jake Neuman 4, Jake Blackhurst 5, Russel Borland 6, Tyler Tischendorf 7, Scott Conger 8, Kris Spitz 9, Jack Vanderboom 10, Dave Uttech (DNS). HEAT 2 1, Chase Briscoe 2, Travis Arenz 3, Blake Nimee 4, Kyle Schuett 5, Scotty Neitzel 6, Josh Schneiderman 7, Steve Meyer 8, Hunter Custer 9, Jereme Schroeder (DNS). HEAT 3 1, Danny Schlafer 2, Bill Balog 3, Todd Daun 4, Jeremy Schultz 5, Jordan Goldesberry 6, Jack Routson 7, Austin Hartmann 8, Scott Biertzer 9, Andy Rein. Dash 1 1, Jake Blackhurst 2, Scotty Thiel 3, Bill Balog 4, Kyle Schuett 5, Chase Briscoe Dash 2 1, Jake Neuman 2, Blake Nimee 3, Jordan Goldesberry 4, Danny Schlafer 5, Riley Goodno. B MAIN 1, Steve Meyer 2, Hunter Custer 3, Scott Biertzer 4, Jack Vanderboom 5, Kris Spitz 6, Austin Hartmann 7, Jeremy Schroeder 8, Andy Rein 9, Scott Conger 10, Dave Uttech (DNS). A MAIN 1, Bill Balog 2, Jake Neuman 3, Jake Blackhurst 4, Danny Schlafer 5, Blake Nimee 6, Jordan Goldesberry 7, Chase Briscoe 8, Riley Goodno 9, Scotty Thiel 10, Travis Arenz 11, Kyle Schuett 12, Steve Meyer 13, Todd Daun 14, Russel Borland 15, Josh Schneiderman 16, Jeremy Schultz 17, Kris Spitz 18, Jack Vanderboom 19, Austin Hartmann 20, Tyler Tischendorf 21, Hunter Custer 22, Jack Routson 23, Scott Biertzer 24, Scotty Neitzel. KRISTINE HARTMANN PLEASANT VIEW REALTY 360 SPRINT CARS QUALIFYING 1, Ben Schmidt 12.550 2, Brandon Berth 12.706 3, Tim Haddy 12.800 4, Brandon McMullen 12.824 5, Travis Arenz 12.843 6, Lance Fassbender 12.892 7, Preston Ruh 12.923 8, Will Gerrits 12.927 9, Doug Wondra 12.944 10, Alex Pokorski 12.999 11, Mike Yurmanovich 12.999 12, Blake Wondra 13.013 13, Tony Wondra 13.029 14, Chris Clayton 13.050 15, Cole Possi 13.091 16, Anthony Knierim 13.100 17, Bill Taylor 13.121 18, Kurt Davis 13.148 19, Shane Wenninger 13.178 20, Tommy Colburn 13.182 21, Justin Erickson 13.203 22, Justin Miller 13.216 23, Chris Larson 13.236 24, Katelyn Krebsbach 13.252 25, Tyler Brabant 13.366 26, Tyler Davis 13.445 27, J.J. Pagel 13.940 28, Randy Post 13.974 29, Andy Rein no time. HEAT 1 1, Will Gerrits 2, Lance Fassbender 3, Ben Schmidt 4, Doug Wondra 5, Tommy Colburn 6, Brandon Berth 7, Katelyn Krebsbach 8, Randy Post. HEAT 2 1, Kurt Davis 2, Brandon McMullen 3, Travis Arenz 4, Preston Ruh 5, Shane Wenninger 6, Justin Miller 7, Chris Larson. HEAT 3 1, Anthony Knierim 2, Justin Erickson 3, Chris Clayton 4, Tony Wondra 5, Tyler Brabant 6, Tyler Davis 7, Alex Pokorski. HEAT 4 1, Cole Possi 2, Tim Haddy 3, Blake Wondra 4, Mike Yurmanovich 5, Bill Taylor 6, J.J. Pagel 7, Andy Rein (DNS). B MAIN 1, Bill Taylor 2, Tony Wondra 3, Brandon Berth 4, Tyler Davis 5, Justin Miller 6, Chris Larson 7, Preston Ruh 8, Shane Wenninger 9, Alex Pokorski 10, Katelyn Krebsbach 11, J.J. Pagel 12, Randy Post 13, Andy Rein (DNS). A MAIN 1, Lance Fassbender 2, Kurt Davis 3, Travis Arenz 4, Brandon McMullen 5, Ben Schmidt 6, Doug Wondra 7, Chris Clayton 8, Justin Erickson 9, Brandon Berth 10, Chris Larson 11, Tony Wondra 12, Bill Taylor 13, Tyler Davis 14, Blake Wondra 15, Mike Yurmanovich 16, Will Gerrits 17, Justin Miller 18, Cole Possi 19, Tim Haddy 20, Anthony Knierim 21, Tommy Colburn 22, Tyler Brabant (DNS).
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