By Jeff Pederson – Pedal Down Promotions
(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) May 30, 2018 – For the first time in three weeks, Paul Pokorski and his Pokorski Motorsports team completed a full night of Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car competition at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. without any weather-related intervention on Saturday, May 26.
After two consecutive weeks during which the PDTR 360 Sprint A-main event was washed out, Pokorski was eager to complete a full evening of racing, especially on a night that was sponsored by Pokorski Motorsports supporter Pedal Down Promotions.
With hot and humid conditions giving the evening a mid-summer feel, a field of 27 PDTR Sprint Cars registered to do battle on the third-mile clay oval.
After lining up seventh in the first PDTR Sprint Car heat race, Pokorski was able to advance to sixth on the opening lap. On lap 4, the 2014 Midwest Sprint Car Association (MSA) Masters Series champion slipped past Emily Portschy to assume fifth in the running order. Pokorski held on to fifth place at the finish line to earn a spot in the 22-car A-main lineup.
After the calculation of passing points and the inversion draw, Pokorski was slotted into the pole position for the 25-lap PDTR A-main. On the drop of the green flag, Pokorski fell back to third as former PDTR Sprint Car champs Kurt Davis and Lance Fassbender slipped past on the opening lap.
As Pokorski continued to search for his line in the early stages of the race, he found himself running as far back as eighth in the first half of the event.
While the laps clicked off and the low line slicked off, Pokorski began to find his stride along the high groove steadily making his way back to the front as the leaders worked their way through lapped traffic over the closing 10 laps.
With two laps to go, Pokorski worked around Scott Conger for fourth and dueled briefly with Danny Schlafer for the third spot before settling for fourth place and his first top-five A-main finish of the 2018 racing season in a race won by Josh Walter.
Pokorski Motorsports is now set to compete in its first doubleheader weekend of the 2018 racing season, beginning with PDTR action on Saturday, June 2 at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth and concluding with an MSA traveling event on Sunday, June 3 at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie.
“I’m looking forward to going to Angel Park and getting to race two nights in a row for the first time all season,” Pokorski said. “Our last time there things went pretty well and I’m excited to see if we can build on that.”
In three appearances at Angell Park last year, Pokorski posted a pair of top-10 finishes in A-main competition, including an eighth-place showing in the MSA A-main on July 30, 2017.
On Saturday, June 2 at The Plymouth Dirt Track, 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.
Grandstand gates will open at 4:30 p.m. with hot laps at 6 p.m. and racing to follow on Sunday, June 3 at Angell Park Speedway.
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, June 2 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Sunday, June 3 – Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, Wis.
Saturday, June 9 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Friday, June 15 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Saturday, June 16 – TNT Speedway, Three Lakes, Wis.
2018 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers
Total Events – 4
MSA events – 3
IRA events – 1
A Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 1
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 2
Heat Race Victories – 0