(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) May 17, 2017 – After suffering through one of the most disappointing opening nights in the 25-year history of Pokorski Motorsports, Paul Pokorski and his team roared back to life in a big way in Plymouth Dirt Track Racing action at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wisconsin Saturday, May 13.
With the team’s 2016 Maxim temporarily on the sidelines in the wake of a hard crash on opening night May 6, Pokorski climbed back behind the wheel of his trusty 2011 J&J back-up car and promptly posted a strong third-place finish in the 25-lap A PDTR Sprint Car A main.
Pokorski opened the evening with a sterling runner-up performance in the second Sprint Car heat race. After starting sixth, Pokorski wasted no time in making a charge to the front of the field. A daring high move on the opening lap of the 10-lap race pushed the 2014 Midwest Sprint Car Association Masters Series champion past Bill Taylor and Kevin Karnitz into fourth.
Pokorski then executed a low move to work past Josh Teunissen into third place on lap 2. After a caution for Teunissen’s stalled car bunched the field on lap 5, Pokorski powered around Chris Clayton on the restart to take over second behind race leader Tim Haddy.
The sterling run in the heat race put Pokorski on the outside of the front row for the A-main. On the opening lap, Pokorski fell in behind polesitter Lance Fassbender and fourth starter Shane Wenninger on lap 1.
As track conditions began to deteriorate with rubber laid down, Pokorski held his own in the top three. On lap 15, Brandon McMullen dove under Pokorski in turn one to drop the West Bend 25-year veteran driver to fourth .
Three laps later, Fassbender stopped on the backstretch, which vaulted Pokorski back to third. Pokorski held on over the final seven laps to secure a strong podium finish, behind runner-up Brandon McMullen and race winner Shane Wenninger.
“I was a little unsure how the switch of cars would go,” Pokorski said. “The way the car worked in the heat race made me feel much better.”
Pokorski Motosports Crew Chief Dave Schultz said the track changed more than the team anticipated for the A main.
“We changed gears before the A main, which turned out to be a mistake,” Schultz said. “Everyone did the same thing as we did though, so we can’t feel too bad. No one was thinking that the track would take rubber like it did. That’s just racing on a dirt track.”
Pokorski is aiming to get the team’s primary car back on track soon.
“We will be working this week on the other chassis that was repaired quickly thanks to R&H Enterprises and get it ready for either this week or the following week for sure,” he said.
This Saturday the team will return to The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth this Saturday, May 20 for the third race of the 2017 season. Racing begins at 6 p.m.
The Pokorski Motorsports sponsors for the 2017 season include: Acme Armature Works Inc., Goeden’s Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Jens, Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Services & Crematory, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak’s Service Center, Pedal Down Promotions, Christel Sign, Tisler Salvage Inc. and The Cawley Company.
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Pokorski Motorsports Sponsor Showcase – Acme Armature Works Inc.
Pokorski Motorsports will like to welcome Acme Armature Works Inc. of Sheboygan as a new sponsor for the 2017 racing season.
Acme Armature Works Inc. debuted last September when Chad Bahrs purchased Sheboygan Armature Works. Located at 2727 North 21st St. in Sheboygan, Acme Armature Works specializes in electrical and servo motor repair and sales for industrial and commercial customers.
Bahrs, who resides in Elkhart Lake with his wife Jamie and three children, describes Acme Armature Works as a one-stop electrical apparatus service shop.
“We specialize in all types of electric motors, spindles, servo motors, and electro-mechanical devices for industrial, commercial and agricultural customers,” Bahrs said. “We are a factory-authorized warranty service center for a wide range of manufactures. We also offer value-added services such as an in-house machine shop, computerized precision dynamic balancing, vibration analysis, predictive/preventative maintenance, welding and light fabricating.”
When it comes to diagnosing problems, providing proper repair analysis and delivering top-notch service for servo motors, Acme’s repair team boasts over 100 years of combined experience working with a wide selection of complex motor systems.
“We specialize in fast, accurate repair, rewind and re-manufacture of all brands of servo motors,” Bahrs said. “During our repair process, every encoder or all feedback devices are checked for proper signals and alignment
Acme Armature Works is PDTA (Power Transmission Distributors Association) and EASA (Electrical Apparatus Service Association) certified. In addition, Acme recently earned the Recommended Practice for the Repair of Rotating Electrical Apparatus (ANSI/EASA AR100-2015) accreditation.
Bahrs says Acme’s ability to provide unique in-shop services sets it apart among its competition.
“I think the fact that we do balancing, machine work and welding in our shop sets us apart,” Bahrs said. “We have the ability to do blower wheel balancing, provide a wide range of machine work and weld cast iron, which you don’t see in every other shop.”
Acme Armature Works also sells many makes and models of electric and servo motors.
We invite you to contact Acme Armature Works Inc. via email at email@example.com, by calling the 24-hour service line at 920-452-3389 or visiting www.acmearmature.com.
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2017 Pokorski Motorsports Upcoming Schedule
Saturday, May 20 – Plymouth Dirt Track Racing (MSA)
Saturday, May 27 – Plymouth Dirt Track Racing (MSA)
Sunday, May 28 – 141 Speedway in Francis Creek (IRA)
2017 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers
Total Events – 2
MSA events – 2
IRA events – 0
A Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 1
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 1
Heat Race Victories – 0