Brandon McMullen gets win at PDTR
In the 25-lap Sprint Car A main, Mayer Automotive Racing teammates Nich Melis of Plymouth and Shane Wenninger of Kewaskum shared the front row with Wenninger getting the jump on the outside to lead the opening circuit.
After Wenninger bolted out to a 10-car length advantage over Melis in the early going, the lone caution of the event appeared on lap 3 when rookie Chris Larson of Greenfield spun in turn two.
By lap 5, 2010 PDTR Sprint Car champion Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee, who started fourth began to make his presence felt as he used the outside groove to power his way into second. Meanwhile, the third-starting McMullen, who was making a rare start in the PDTR 360 Sprint Car division this season, worked the low line of the tricky third-mile track surface to pressure Davis for the runner up spot.
After stalking Wenninger through lapped traffic over the ensuing seven laps, Davis pounced on lap 12 executing a high move into the lead exiting turn four with McMullen in tow to seize second. Davis continued to work the high groove while McMullen made the low line work to his benefit as two of the most successful drivers in the history of the PDTR 360 Sprint Car division waged a spirited duel over the next six laps.
On lap 18, McMullen dove underneath Davis to seize the top spot in turn four. Davis attempted to regain the top spot with an aggressive move in turn three on lap 19, but the three-time reigning Midwest Sprint Car Association champion held off the 33-year racing veteran and extended his lead to a full straightaway over the final five laps to post his 13th career PDTR Sprint Car A-main victory and 18th overall career MSA Sprint Car A-main triumph.
Davis wound up second, rookie Travis Arenz of Sheboygan, who started fifth, placed third, Wenninger was fourth and sixth-starting Adam Miller of Plymouth was fifth.
1, TRAVIS ARENZ. 2, ADAM MILLER. 3, BILL TAYLOR. 4, TYLER
BRABANT. 5, SCOTT CONGER. 6, CHRIS LARSON. 7, JOSH WALTER.
1, BRANDON MCMULLEN. 2, NICH MELIS. 3, KEVIN KARNTZ. 4, TIM
HADDY. 5, PAUL POKORSKI. 6, DANNY SCHLAFER. 7, CHRIS CLAYTON.
1, SHANE WENNINGER. 2, KURT DAVIS. 3, TONY WONDRA. 4, JUSTIN MILLER. 5,
DOUG WONDRA. 6, CHRIS FLICK. 7, EMILY PORTSCHY.
1, BRANDON MCMULLEN. 2, KURT DAVIS. 3, TRAVIS ARENZ. 4, SHANE WENNINGER. 5, ADAM MILLER. 6, JUSTIN MILLER. 7, BILL TAYLOR. 8, KEVIN
KARNTZ. 9, DANNY SCHLAFER. 10, PAUL POKORSKI. 11, DOUG
WONDRA. 12, TYLER BRABANT. 13, JOSH WALTER. 14, NICH MELIS. 15,
TONY WONDRA. 16, TIM HADDY. 17, SCOTT CONGER. 18, CHRIS
CLAYTON. 19, CHRIS FLICK. 20, CHRIS LARSON. 21, JASON JOHNSON.
(DNS).22, EMILY PORTSCHY. (DNS).