By Jeff Pederson – Pedal Down Promotions
(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) May 8, 2018 – One week after turning in a solid run with the Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series at the Beaver Dam Raceway, Paul Pokorski and his Pokorski Motorsports team fired up the 2018 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing/Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car season Saturday, May 5, at the Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis.
Pokorski was among a strong field of 30 PDTR/MSA Sprint Car competitors who signed in to do battle for the first time in 2018 at the third-mile Plymouth Dirt Track facility.
After lining up sixth in the second 10-lap Sprint Car heat race, Pokorski put on an impressive driving display working his way past Anthony Knierim, Spyder Akright, Bill Taylor and Chris Clayton en route to a strong second-place finish to earn a transfer spot to the evening’s A-main event.
“The car was great in the heat race,” Pokorski said. “I was really happy with how it handled and was looking forward to having a strong run in the A main.”
Pokorski, who opened the season with a 15th-place finish in the season-opening IRA event at the Beaver Dam Raceway on April 29, began the 22-car Sprint Car A-main from the seventh starting spot.
Sticking to the preferred low line, Pokorski advanced two positions in the early going before settling into the fifth spot on lap 3. On lap 8, Jim Melis slipped past to gain the fifth position. However, Pokorski would regain the position when Melis stopped in turn three on lap 15 to bring out the first caution of the event.
After restarting in fifth place on lap 15, Pokorski struggled over the final 10 laps as he searched for the fast line around the dry, slick track surface. At the finish line, Pokorski was scored in 10th place as polesitter Danny Schlafer notched the flag-to-flag victory.
“We were okay at the beginning of the A main, but I think the moved the wing back too much and tightened it up too far, which kind of killed the car on the bottom,” Pokorski said. “I compounded the problem by getting frustrated and moving to the top to try and make something happen, which didn’t work.
“After 25 full years in this sport, it’s amazing that we still seem to keep learning new things,” he said. “I’d say we’re in a good spot right now and I’m confident we’ll get better each and every week going forward.”
The Pokorski Motorsports team will be in action again this Saturday, May 12 at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth.
The grandstand will open at 4:30 p.m. with hot laps at 5:30 p.m. and racing set to begin at 6 p.m.
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 focused 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, May 12 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Saturday, May 19 – Plymouth, Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Saturday, May 26 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
2018 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers
Total Events – 2
MSA events – 1
IRA events – 1
A Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 0
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 1
Heat Race Victories – 0