By Jeff Pederson – Pedal Down Promotions
(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) September 12, 2018 – Despite finding themselves behind the 8-ball throughout the second-to-last Plymouth Dirt Track Racing program of the season, Paul Pokorski and his Pokorski Motorsports team fought hard to claw out an 11th place showing in the 360 Sprint Car A main at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, Sept. 8.
With 27 PDTR 360 Sprint Cars signed in for the program, an unfriendly draw forced the 26-year veteran to start last in the first Sprint Car heat race. After lining up ninth in the nine-car heat race, Pokorski worked past Tyler Brabant and Chris Clayton with a nifty low move in turn one to advance to seventh on lap 2. Pokorski maintained his position the rest of the way to notch a seventh-place showing in the 10-lap race.
After making the A-main invert when another driver was disqualified for failing to weigh in following heat race action, Pokorski started the extended 30-lap 360 Sprint Car A main from the 16th spot. The 2014 Midwest Sprint Car Association Masters Series champion searched to find his comfort zone on the tricky track surface in the opening laps of the event.
On lap 4, Pokorski moved up to 15th in the running order. Three laps later, Pokorski worked around Scott Conger and Tony Wondra to advance to the 13th spot. After settling in to run the outside groove, Pokorski powered around Doug Wondra on lap 13 to work his way into 12th.
As the laps wound down, Pokorski hit his stride as he bolted past Chris Flick in turn four on lap 16 to secure 11th. Pokorski was gaining quickly on the 10th-place car of Travis Arenz when the checkered flag flew on the caution-free race, which was won by Justin Miller.
“We knew we were going to have a hard road to hoe with the bad number draw for the heat race,” Pokorski said. “We tried a couple of things hoping to make the car better than the last couple weeks in the heat race. Instead, it made it worse. So, we went back to what’s been working for us for the A main and the car was good again. I think over the last five laps, we were as fast as anyone, but starting 16th really makes it tough.”
After two weeks off, the Pokorski Motorsports team will close out the 2018 PDTR and Midwest Sprint Car Association campaign on Saturday, Sept. 29 at The Plymouth Dirt Track, along with the Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series, Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Cars and Wisconsin-Illinois Mini Sprints.
Pokorski enters the final night of the 2018 season tied for fourth place in the PDTR point standings with Danny Schlafer, 94 points behind points leader Kurt Davis. In the MSA points race, Pokorski also sits fourth.
“We are hoping to put together a solid run in our last night of the year to finish off the season strong,” Pokorski said. “Then we will start getting ready for next year right away. I picked up some body panels on Saturday to start the preparation process for 2019 already.”
The Pokorski Motorsports sponsors for the 2018 season include: Quest Engineering Inc., Acme Armature Works Inc., Goeden’s Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Jens, Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Services & Crematory, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak’s Service Center, Pedal Down Promotions, Tisler Salvage Inc., Allied Bearing Corporation and The Cawley Company.
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Pokorski Motorsports Sponsor Showcase – Quest Engineering Inc.
Pokorski Motorsports will like to welcome Quest Engineering of Richfield, Wis. as a new sponsor for the 2018 racing season.
Quest Engineering focuses solely on full overlay cabinetry and complimenting custom products, including kitchen, bath, closets, garage, entertainment and commercial casework projects.
Quest’s skilled team of customer advocates, product specialists, engineers, production managers and operations team rely on a continuous improvement philosophy to pave the road to success.
Founded as a contract wood products fabricator in West Bend by brothers Chris and Todd Lefeber in 2001, Quest operated on mostly manual machines until adding CNC equipment and parametric engineering software to its repertoire in 2006.
In late 2008, Quest Engineering made the move from a direct sales to a dealer sales model with an increased focus on its capacity as a manufacturer. Quest moved from its original facility in West Bend to a newly renovated production facility in Richfield in fall 2012.
In May 2015, working with equipment, software, and special service vendors, Quest expanded with the addition of a second manufacturing plant. Housing a flexible casework production cell, a custom fabrication cell and a small warehouse, a new facility in Jackson was opened, featuring a design center and showroom.
“We spent time working on new sponsorship for this year and we are very excited to have Quest Engineering on board with us for 2018,” Pokorski said. “Quest is a local manufacturer of quality cabinets and we encourage our fans to check out their line of products.”
Pokorski Motorsports invites you to contact Quest Engineering Inc. by phone at 262-334-4949 or by visiting www.questcabinets.com.
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2018 Pokorski Motorsports Upcoming Schedule
Saturday, September 29 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
2018 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers
Total Events – 23
MSA events – 22
IRA events – 1
A Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 5
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 16
Heat Race Victories – 5