Brandon McMullen gets another win at PDTR

 

Polesitter Bill Taylor of Boltonville raced into the lead along the low groove on the opening lap of the Sprint Car A main. On lap 5, Brandon McMullen, who started on the outside of the front row, moved in to challenge Taylor along the high groove. Taylor fended off McMullen’s early challenge before third starter Justin Miller of Plymouth ducked under McMullen to briefly assume second place on lap 10.

The action heated up significantly one lap later when McMullen, Miller and Taylor raced three-wide for the lead heading into turn three. Utilizing the high groove, McMullen blasted into the lead in turn four, while Miller followed into second.

The first caution of the race appeared on lap 12 when Campbellsport’s Tony Wondra stopped on the frontstretch after losing a right rear tire. When the race resumed, McMullen bolted out to a full straightaway cushion over sixth starter Tim Haddy of Waupun by lap 17.

McMullen was cruising to a comfortable victory when the second caution of the event flew just as the field took the white flag for an incident in turn two involving Danny Schlafer of Sussex and Bill Taylor.

The late caution set up a green-white-checkered flag finish and again it was all McMullen at the head of the field as he pulled away to post his 11th career PDTR Sprint Car A-main victory and 16th overall career Midwest Sprint Car Association A-main triumph.

McMullen was followed to the finish line by Haddy in second, 11th starter Jim Melis of Glenbeulah placed third, Miller wound up fourth and West Bend’s Kevin Karnitz, who started ninth, finished fifth.

 

HEAT 1

1, SHANE WENNINGER. 2, BRANDON MCMULLEN. 3, LANCE

FASSBENDER. 4, JUSTIN MILLER. 5, DANNY SCHLAFER. 6, CHRIS

CLAYTON. 7, TYLER BRABANT. 8, ANTHONY KNIERIM. 9, TRAVIS

HEAT 2

1, JOHN KRESBACH. 2, Bill Taylor. 3, KEVIN KARNTZ. 4, MAYER

AUTOMOTIVE. 5, PAUL POKORSKI. 6, NICH MELIS. 7, EMILY

PORTSCHY. 8, JOSH TEUNISSEN.

HEAT 3

1, TIM HADDY. 2, DANNON TESSMER. 3, KURT DAVIS. 4, KEN JAY

FIEDLER. 5, WILL GERRITS. 6, DICK KAISER. 7, TONY WONDRA. 8,

SCOTT CONGER.

B FEATURE

1, DANNY SCHLAFER. 2, TONY WONDRA. 3, CHRIS CLAYTON. 4, SCOTT

CONGER. 5, TRAVIS ARENZ. 6, ANTHONY KNIERIM. 7, EMILY

PORTSCHY. 8, TYLER BRABANT. (DNS).9, JOSH TEUNISSEN. (DNS).

A FEATURE

1, BRANDON MCMULLEN. 2, TIM HADDY. 3, MAYER AUTOMOTIVE. 4,

JUSTIN MILLER. 5, KEVIN KARNTZ. 6, CHRIS CLAYTON. 7, WILL

GERRITS. 8, KEN JAY FIEDLER. 9, DICK KAISER. 10, SCOTT CONGER.

11, ANTHONY KNIERIM. 12, NICH MELIS. 13, EMILY PORTSCHY. 14,

DANNON TESSMER. 15, LANCE FASSBENDER. 16, SHANE WENNINGER.

17, PAUL POKORSKI. 18, JOHN KRESBACH. 19, KURT DAVIS. 20, DANNY

SCHLAFER. 21, Bill Taylor. 22, TONY WONDRA.

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