Justin Miller picks up win at PDTR
Justin Miller led the field to the green flag in the 30-lap PDTR Sprint Car A main from the pole and bolted into the lead in turn one of the opening lap. On lap 2, 2010 PDTR Sprint Car champ and current point leader Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee, who started third, shot past second starter Shane Wenninger of Kewaskum to seize second place in turn two.
Miller stuck to the bottom groove of the third-mile clay oval surface to maintain a solid edge over Davis until the leaders caught the back of the field on lap 14, which allowed Davis to cut the gap a bit.
Miller expertly sliced his way through slower traffic to keep Davis at bay through the mid stages of the race. With five laps to go, Miller was briefly bottled up in slower traffic, which again allowed Davis to close to within striking distance along the low groove.
However, Miller managed to negotiate the slower car and maintain his lead on the way to his third career PDTR Sprint Car A-main victory and fifth overall Midwest Sprint Car Association A-main triumph in a PDTR Sprint Car 30-lap A-main track record time of five minutes and 45 seconds in the non-stop race.
Davis, who heads into the final night of the 2018 PDTR Sprint Car season on Saturday, Sept. 29 with a 15-point lead over Miller at the top of the point standings, had to settle for second, fifth starter Lance Fassbender of Burnett finished third, Wenninger placed fourth and Bill Taylor of Kewaskum wound up fifth, after starting seventh.
1, SHANE WENNINGER. 2, BILL TAYLOR. 3, TONY WONDRA. 4, SCOTT
CONGER. 5, TRAVIS ARENZ. 6, ADAM MILLER. 7, PAUL POKORSKI. 8,
TYLER BRABANT. 9, CHRIS CLAYTON.
1, DANNY SCHLAFER. 2, CHRIS FLICK. 3, LANCE FASSBENDER. 4, CHRIS
LARSON. 5, ROBBIE PRIBNOW. 6, DOUG WONDRA. 7, JOSH WALTER. 8,
TIM HADDY. 9, EMILY PORTSCHY.
1, KURT DAVIS. 2, JUSTIN MILLER. 3, ANTHONY KNIERIM. 4, KEVIN
KARNTZ. 5, JIM MELIS. 6, NICH MELIS. 7, AL SCHLAFER. 8, JACK
VANDERBOOM. 9, DICK KAISER. (DNS).
1, JOSH WALTER. 2, TIM HADDY. 3, ADAM MILLER. 4, CHRIS CLAYTON.
5, AL SCHLAFER. 6, NICH MELIS. 7, TYLER BRABANT. 8, DICK KAISER.
9, EMILY PORTSCHY. 10, JACK VANDERBOOM. 11, CHRIS LARSON.
1, JUSTIN MILLER. 2, KURT DAVIS. 3, LANCE FASSBENDER. 4, SHANE
WENNINGER. 5, BILL TAYLOR. 6, ROBBIE PRIBNOW. 7, ANTHONY
KNIERIM. 8, JOSH WALTER. 9, DANNY SCHLAFER. 10, TRAVIS ARENZ.
11, PAUL POKORSKI. 12, SCOTT CONGER. 13, CHRIS FLICK. 14, KEVIN
KARNTZ. 15, JIM MELIS. 16, DOUG WONDRA. 17, TONY WONDRA. 18, AL
SCHLAFER. 19, CHRIS CLAYTON. 20, TIM HADDY. 21, ADAM MILLER.
22, NICH MELIS.