Tim Haddy wins PDTR opener

The 25-lap Sprint Car A main got off to a rocky start as Andrew Westphal of Fond du Lac got sideways and flipped in turn three on the opening lap before collecting Paul Pokorski of West Bend. Both cars suffered heavy damage in the incident and retired to the pit area.

On the drop of the green flag, Tim Haddy outpowered outside front-row starter Brandon McMullen of Appleton to lead the opening lap. McMullen held tight with Haddy throughout most the race, following Haddy’s wheel tracks in close quarters on the predominately one-groove surface.

As the leaders encountered lapped traffic on lap 11, McMullen moved in to look under Haddy on a couple of occasions by the 25-year vet did not budge from his line, refusing to give McMullen an opening to pounce.

On lap 22, fifth-starter Justin Miller of Plymouth slipped past two-time PDTR Sprint Car champion Danny Schlafer of Sussex, who started fourth, to gain third.

Haddy held strong as the leaders approaches slower traffic in the closing laps to nip McMullen at the finish line to record his sixth career PDTR Sprint Car A-main victory and 18th career A main triumph in Midwest Sprint Car Association competition. McMullen finished second, followed by Miller in third, Schlafer fourth and 2010 PDTR Sprint Car champ Kurt Davis of West Allis fifth.

 

HEAT 1

1, DANNY SCHLAFER. 2, BRANDON MCMULLEN. 3, MAYER

AUTOMOTIVE. 4, DANNON TESSMER. 5, DOUG WONDRA. 6, JOSH

TEUNISSEN. 7, KEVIN KARNTZ.

HEAT 2

1, JUSTIN MILLER. 2, TONY WONDRA. 3, CHRIS CLAYTON. 4, SCOTT

CONGER. 5, PAUL POKORSKI. 6, WILL GERRITS. 7, ROBBIE PRIBNOW.

HEAT 3

1, KURT DAVIS. 2, ANDREW WESTPHAL. 3, LANCE FASSBENDER. 4,

KEN JAY FIEDLER. 5, NICH MELIS. 6, MICHAEL YURMANOVICH. 7,

EMILY PORTSCHY.

HEAT 4

1, TIM HADDY. 2, ANTHONY KNIERIM. 3, AL SCHLAFER. 4, SPYDER

AKRIGHT. 5, TYLER BRABANT. 6, JOHN KRESBACH. 7, RYAN MAYR.

B FEATURE

1, DANNON TESSMER. 2, KEVIN KARNTZ. 3, ROBBIE PRIBNOW. 4, PAUL

POKORSKI. 5, DOUG WONDRA. 6, JOHN KRESBACH. 7, MICHAEL

YURMANOVICH. 8, JOSH TEUNISSEN. 9, SPYDER AKRIGHT. 10, EMILY

PORTSCHY. 11, WILL GERRITS. 12, JEFF LUDWIG. 13, RYAN MAYR.

(DNS).

A FEATURE

1, TIM HADDY. 2, BRANDON MCMULLEN. 3, JUSTIN MILLER. 4, DANNY

SCHLAFER. 5, KURT DAVIS. 6, TONY WONDRA. 7, CHRIS CLAYTON. 8,

MAYER AUTOMOTIVE. 9, KEN JAY FIEDLER. 10, ANTHONY KNIERIM. 11,

ROBBIE PRIBNOW. 12, SCOTT CONGER. 13, KEVIN KARNTZ. 14, AL

SCHLAFER. 15, TYLER BRABANT. 16, DANNON TESSMER. 17, DOUG

WONDRA. 18, JOHN KRESBACH. 19, ANDREW WESTPHAL. 20, LANCE

FASSBENDER. 21, PAUL POKORSKI.

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