By Jeff Pederson – Pedal Down Promotions
(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) October 3, 2018 – Paul Pokorski and his Pokorski Motorsports team completed a season highlighted by remarkable consistency by tallying an 11th-place showing in the Plymouth Dirt Track Racing-Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car season finale at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, Sept. 29.
With 27 PDTR 360 Sprint Cars signed in for the four-division Wisconsin Sprint Car Championship program, which also included the Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Cars, Wisconsin Wingless Sprint cars and Wisconsin-Illinois Mini Sprints, Pokorski started fourth in the second heat race.
The 26-year open-wheel racing veteran used a strong start to settle into third on the opening lap. Following a caution on lap 3, Pokorski used a strong restart to pull even with the second-place car of Danny Schlafer. After dueled side by side for a lap, Schlafer fended off Pokorski’s advances to retain the runner-up spot.
Pokorski maintained the third position the rest of the way to earn a spot in the 25-lap A-main event.
After the A-main invert, Pokorski rolled off ninth in the final PDTR-MSA A main of the 2018 season.
In the opening laps, Pokorski found himself running 11th. After a caution on lap 9, Pokorski gained two spots when 2018 Midwest Sprint Car Association champ Kurt Davis exited the race after contact with the turn three wall and Tim Haddy pitted to fix damage incurred following contact with the turn four wall.
On lap 18, Justin Miller, who went on to claim the 2018 PDTR 360 Sprint Car championship, slipped past Pokorski to drop the West Bend driver to 10th. As the laps wound down Kevin Karnitz managed to seize the 10th spot away from Pokorski, who wound up 11th in a race won by Danny Schlafer.
“The car was a little off all night,” Pokorski said. “We are always trying some different things and Saturday night was no different. The changes we tried did what they were supposed to, but they got the car way too tight and made it kind of a handful to drive.”
Pokorski finished the team’s most consistent season in 14 years by completing every lap of every A main he competed in during the 2018 campaign, while steering clear of major incidents or mechanical malfunctions.
The 2014 MSA Masters Series champion racked up five top-five A-main finishes, 16 top-10 A-main showings and five heat race triumphs in 24 events during the 2018 campaign.
Drawing on the strength of its highly consistent finishes, the Pokorski Motorports team placed fifth in the final PDTR standings and fourth in the MSA standings, just three points out of third place, during the 2018 season.
“As a team, I think we are all proud of the fact that we made it through the season and completed every lap of every race with no crashes,” Pokorski said. “That makes it a lot more fun for everybody involved.”
Pokorski is thankful for the support the team received from its sponsors throughout the 2018 season and is already looking forward to doing it all over again in 2019.
“I want to thank all of our 2018 sponsors, who continue to support us,” Pokorski said. “We will start working on 2019 in the next week or so. It is going to be a long winter and we have some work to do to improve a bit next year.”
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 By The Numbers
Total Events – 24
MSA events – 23
IRA events – 1
A Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 5
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 16
Heat Race Victories – 5