By Jeff Pederson – Pedal Down Promotions
(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) May 10, 2017 – When Paul Pokorski and his Pokorski Motorsports team rolled through the pit gates at The Plymouth Dirt Track last Saturday, May 6, for the first Plymouth Dirt Track Racing event of the 2017 season at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds, the mood was lively and the outlook was ripe with anticipation of the team’s silver anniversary season of competition.
Those spirits were dampened just a few hours later, when an opening lap accident in the PDTR Sprint Car A main sent the team scrambling to formulate a plan to repair a damaged chassis and chisel together a back-up car for this Saturday’s event at Plymouth.
The evening began with Pokorski starting on the inside of the second row in the second PDTR Sprint Car heat race. While running third behind Tony Wondra on the final lap of the heat race, Pokorski lost control of his 2016 Maxim in turn four.
The spin relegated Pokorski to a fifth-place finish and a spot in the B main.
After starting fourth in the B main, Pokorski slipped past Doug Wondra to move into second on the opening lap. Over the final 13 laps, Kevin Karnitz and Robbie Pribnow snuck past Pokorski to push the 2014 Midwest Sprint Car Association Masters Series champ back to fourth.
Pokorski held on to secure a fourth-place finish in the B main, which locked him into the 20th spot in the A-main starting lineup.
“Saturday night was the second-worst opening night in the 25-year history of Pokorski Motorsports,” Pokorski said. “The heat race was going okay until the driver tried too hard and messed things up. The B main went okay. I was running kind of conservatively, so that I didn’t make another stupid mistake and make things worse . The mistake in the heat race ultimately was the reason we started near the back of the A main, which put us in a bad spot.”
On the opening lap of the 25-lap A main, disaster struck as Pokorski was unable to avoid an accident in turn three involving Lance Fassbender and Andrew Westphal.
“I saw the wreck happening up in front of me, but I couldn’t get stopped in time,” Pokorski said. “Initially, I couldn’t go left either because of the other cars there, so I ended up getting involved in the accident. It was a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
The accident relegated Pokorski to a 22nd-place finish in the A main and sent the team into high gear work mode to strip down the primary car and set up the team’s backup J&J car for action this weekend.
“I have to thank my crew and the guys at R&H Enterprises for working on the chassis,” Pokorski said. “We have switched everything over to the backup J&J car for this Saturday at Plymouth. We will get the Maxim back out in a week or two.”
This Saturday the team will return to The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth for the second race of the 2017 season. Racing begins at 6 p.m.
The Pokorski Motorsports sponsors for the 2017 season include: 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, Christel Sign, Tisler Salvage Inc. and The Cawley Company.
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Pokorski Motorsports Sponsor Showcase
Pokorski Motorsports will like to welcome Acme Armature Works Inc. of Sheboygan as a new sponsor for the 2017 racing season.
Acme Armature Works Inc. debuted last September when Chad Bahrs purchased Sheboygan Armature Works. Located at 2727 North 21st St. in Sheboygan, Acme Armature Works specializes in electrical and servo motor repair and sales for industrial and commercial customers.
Bahrs, who resides in Elkhart Lake with his wife Jamie and three children, describes Acme Armature Works as a one-stop electrical apparatus service shop.
“We specialize in all types of electric motors, spindles, servo motors, and electro-mechanical devices for industrial, commercial and agricultural customers,” Bahrs said. “We are a factory-authorized warranty service center for a wide range of manufactures. We also offer value-added services such as an in-house machine shop, computerized precision dynamic balancing, vibration analysis, predictive/preventative maintenance, welding and light fabricating.”
When it comes to diagnosing problems, providing proper repair analysis and delivering top-notch service for servo motors, Acme’s repair team boasts over 100 years of combined experience working with a wide selection of complex motor systems.
“We specialize in fast, accurate repair, rewind and re-manufacture of all brands of servo motors,” Bahrs said. “During our repair process, every encoder or all feedback devices are checked for proper signals and alignment
Acme Armature Works is PDTA (Power Transmission Distributors Association) and EASA (Electrical Apparatus Service Association) certified. In addition, Acme recently earned the Recommended Practice for the Repair of Rotating Electrical Apparatus (ANSI/EASA AR100-2015) accreditation.
Bahrs says Acme’s ability to provide unique in-shop services sets it apart among its competition.
“I think the fact that we do balancing, machine work and welding in our shop sets us apart,” Bahrs said. “We have the ability to do blower wheel balancing, provide a wide range of machine work and weld cast iron, which you don’t see in every other shop.”
Acme Armature Works also sells many makes and models of electric and servo motors.
We invite you to contact Acme Armature Works Inc. via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by calling the 24-hour service line at 920-452-3389 or visiting www.acmearmature.com.
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2017 Pokorski Motorsports Upcoming Schedule
Saturday, May 13 – Plymouth Dirt Track Racing (MSA)
Saturday, May 20 – Plymouth Dirt Track Racing (MSA)
Saturday, May 27 – Plymouth Dirt Track Racing (MSA)
Sunday, May 28 – 141 Speedway in Francis Creek (IRA)
2017 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers
Total Events – 1
MSA events – 1
IRA events – 0
A Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 0
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 0
Heat Race Victories – 0