Josh Walter picks up PDTR win
In the 25-lap Sprint Car A-main, Paul Pokorski of West Bend lined up from the pole position flanked by 2010 PDTR Sprint Car champion Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee.
After an aborted start for a flip involving Chris Clayton of Waldo, Davis jumped out into the lead with a high move in turn two on the opening lap. On lap 2, third starter Kevin Karnitz of West Bend and 2008 PDTR Sprint Car champ Lance Fassbender of Burnett, who started fifth, ducked under Pokorski to assume the second and third spots respectively.
Hugging the low line, Karnitz bolted under Davis to take the lead in turn one on lap 4. However, one lap later, Davis rode the cushion to power past Karntiz in turn two.
After Davis switched lines to run the low groove on lap 9, he quickly built up a half-straightaway cushion over Karnitz on lap 12. Meanwhile, Walter, who started sixth, flexed his muscle to move into third place on lap 13 before slipping past Karnitz to take the runner-up spot on lap 14 with a nifty low move.
Misfortune struck Davis on lap 16 when a flat left rear tire forced him to drop out of the race and relinquish the lead to Walter.
With Walter maintaining a half-straightaway lead, fourth starter Tim Haddy of Waupun gained second from Karnitz and began to set his sights on the top spot as the leaders worked through lapped traffic in the closing laps.
As Walter found himself bottled up by lapped traffic, Haddy closed the gap along the cushion, trailed closely by 2005 PDTR Sprint Car champion Danny Schlafer of Sussex, who started eighth, in third and Pokorski, who rallied to mount a late charge along the cushion, in fourth.
With Haddy closing rapidly, Walter held on to collect his fourth career PDTR Sprint Car A-main victory by just over one car length over Haddy, who was second. Schlafer finished third, followed by Pokorski in fourth and Eagle’s Scott Conger, who placed fifth, after starting seventh.
1, JUSTIN MILLER. 2, LANCE FASSBENDER. 3, KEVIN KARNTZ. 4,
MICHAEL YURMANOVICH. 5, PAUL POKORSKI. 6, NICH MELIS. 7,
TRAVIS ARENZ. 8, EMILY PORTSCHY. 9, CHRIS FLICK.
1, SCOTT CONGER. 2, JOSH WALTER. 3, DANNY SCHLAFER. 4, JOHN
KRESBACH. 5, AL SCHLAFER. 6, DOUG WONDRA. 7, CHRIS CLAYTON. 8,
TYLER BRABANT. 9, ANTHONY KNIERIM.
1, BILL TAYLOR.(DQ) 2, TIM HADDY. 3, ADAM MILLER. 4, WILL GERRITS. 5,
KURT DAVIS. 6, JIM MELIS. 7, DICK KAISER. 8, CHRIS LARSON. 9, TONY
1, JOHN KRESBACH. 2, JIM MELIS. 3, CHRIS CLAYTON. 4, TONY
WONDRA. 5, TYLER BRABANT. 6, BILL TAYLOR. 7, ANTHONY KNIERIM.
8, DICK KAISER. 9, EMILY PORTSCHY. 10, CHRIS FLICK. 11, CHRIS
1, JOSH WALTER. 2, TIM HADDY. 3, DANNY SCHLAFER. 4, PAUL
POKORSKI. 5, SCOTT CONGER. 6, KEVIN KARNTZ. 7, TRAVIS ARENZ. 8,
ADAM MILLER. 9, LANCE FASSBENDER. 10, DOUG WONDRA. 11, TYLER
BRABANT. 12, JIM MELIS. 13, AL SCHLAFER. 14, WILL GERRITS. 15,
TONY WONDRA. 16, BILL TAYLOR. 17, MICHAEL YURMANOVICH. 18,
NICH MELIS. 19, JUSTIN MILLER. 20, KURT DAVIS. 21, JOHN
KRESBACH. 22, CHRIS CLAYTON.