Kurt Davis gets first win of season at PDTR

 

2010 PDTR Sprint Car champion Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee took the lead as the green flag waved and would not be passed during the 25-lap race.

Davis who has won more A-mains in this highly competitive Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car division than any other driver would taste victory for the 18th time with PDTR and 54th occasion with the Midwest Sprint Car Association.

Hometown driver Justin Miller of Plymouth quickly moved into second on lap four and chased Davis the rest of the distance. The leaders caught the back of the field on lap nine with Davis finding the outside groove to his liking. A caution flag on lap 10 tightened the field as Miller, Sprint Car rookie Travis Arenz of Sheboygan, Jim Melis of Glenbeulah and Kewaskum’s Shane Wenninger trailed Davis on the restart.

Melis showed the experience he has gained during his 37-year racing career and grabbed the second spot immediately. Soon Davis would enjoy a five-car length lead over Melis. However, that advantage disappeared when PDTR Sprint Car point leader and two-time PDTR Sprint Car champ Danny Schlafer of Sussex jumped the cushion in turn two and stopped against the wall.

On the restart, two cars touched in turn two setting off a scramble that included at least six cars. Several would need a tow to the pits before the race could resume.

Wenninger slipped past Miller into second following the restart. Meanwhile, Davis maintained his lead on the way to victory lane for the first time in A-main competition in 2018, followed by Wenninger, Miller, Plymouth’s Josh Walter and Tyler Brabant of Waupun.

In victory lane, Davis reminded everyone that he is racing this season in memory of his father, who passed away last year.

 

HEAT 1

1, TONY WONDRA. 2, TRAVIS ARENZ. 3, WILL GERRITS. 4, ADAM

MILLER. 5, CHRIS CLAYTON. 6, PAUL POKORSKI. 7, ANTHONY KNIERIM.

8, AL SCHLAFER.

 

HEAT 2

1, JOSH WALTER. 2, JIM MELIS. 3, KURT DAVIS. 4, JUSTIN MILLER. 5,

TIM HADDY. 6, KEN JAY FIEDLER. 7, MICHAEL YURMANOVICH. 8, CHRIS

FLICK.

 

 HEAT 3

1, SHANE WENNINGER. 2, DANNY SCHLAFER. 3, TYLER BRABANT. 4,

KEVIN KARNTZ. 5, BILL TAYLOR. 6, DOUG WONDRA. 7, JEREMY HUNT.

8, CHRIS LARSON.

 

B FEATURE

1, BILL TAYLOR. 2, DOUG WONDRA. 3, SCOTT CONGER. 4, ANTHONY

KNIERIM. 5, AL SCHLAFER. 6, MICHAEL YURMANOVICH. 7, CHRIS FLICK.

8, JEREMY HUNT. 9, CHRIS LARSON.

 

A FEATURE

1, KURT DAVIS. 2, SHANE WENNINGER. 3, JUSTIN MILLER. 4, JOSH

WALTER. 5, TYLER BRABANT. 6, DOUG WONDRA. 7, KEN JAY FIEDLER.

8, KEVIN KARNTZ. 9, TONY WONDRA. 10, SCOTT CONGER. 11, JIM

MELIS. 12, PAUL POKORSKI. 13, ADAM MILLER. 14, TRAVIS ARENZ. 15,

CHRIS CLAYTON. 16, ANTHONY KNIERIM. 17, BILL TAYLOR. 18, AL

SCHLAFER. 19, TIM HADDY. 20, WILL GERRITS. 21, DANNY SCHLAFER.

22, MICHAEL YURMANOVICH.

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