Pokorski opens PDTR 360 campaign in hard-charging fashion, plans IRA 410 debut
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5/15/2024

5/15/2024

Alex Pokorski


Pokorski opens PDTR 360 campaign in hard-charging fashion, plans IRA 410 debut

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) May 14, 2024 – After enduring a couple of false starts, the Alex Pokorski-Akright Auto Racing Team officially fired up the 2024 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing – Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car campaign by snagging hard-charger honors in A-main competition at The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, May 11.

Pokorski took to the track for the first time in 2024 in Akright Auto PDTR-MSA 360 Sprint Car action at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, April 27. After qualifying eighth in the 23-car field, the West Bend, Wis. driver scored his first victory of the in the third eight-lap heat race.

The 2023 PDTR-MSA Most Improved Driver Award winner was scheduled to start third in the 25-lap A main. However, rain washed out the remainder of the program.

Following a rain out at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, May 4, Pokorski opened the PDTR-MSA 360 Sprint Car program on Saturday, May 11 by qualifying 18th in the 22-car field with a lap of 13.632 around the third-mile clay oval.

After starting the third eight-lap PDTR-MSA heat race on the pole, Pokorski came home second to gain the 14th starting position in the first 25-lap main event of the 2024 PDTR-MSA 360 Sprint Car season.

The fifth-year 360 Sprint Car competitor worked his way steadily through the field, breaking into the top 10 by passing rookie Clayton Rossmann on lap 13 before advancing past Chris Larson to take ninth on lap 17.

With two laps to go, Pokorski slipped past Brandon Berth and nipped Justin Erickson’s slowing machine at the finish line to turn in a seventh place showing in a caution-free race won by T.J. Smith.

“The track dried out faster than we anticipated, so we weren't set up for a dry surface in qualifying,” Pokorski said. “I tried to search around but I didn’t get a good lap down. That put us behind for the night.

“I was happy to move up seven spots in the A main,” he said. “I just wish there would have been a caution mid-way through the race to bunch up the field. That would’ve helped us get a few more spots.”

The team is scheduled to compete in a doubleheader weekend of competition with Akright Auto PDTR-MSA 360 Sprint Car action on the slate for Saturday, May 18, along with the Bumper to Bumper Interstate 410 Sprint Car Series and Autometer wingLESS Sprint Car Series on the card for the all-Sprint Car event.

Spectator gates will open at 4:30 p.m. with on-track action scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m.

Pokorski is set to make his 410 Sprint Car debut with the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association in the 2024 season opening Dahlke Family Memorial race program at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis. on Sunday, May 19.

Spectator gates open at 4 p.m. with engine heat scheduled to start at 5 p.m. and opening ceremonies set for 6 p.m. The Badger Midgets and Legends will also be in action.

Sponsors and supporters for the 2024 Alex Pokorski-Akright Auto Racing Team include Akright Auto, Mulch Express of Wisconsin, Lynch Buick GMC West Bend, Countryside Designs, Goeden Auto Body, Petersen Septic Systems, Wisconsin Bank and Trust, Professional Plating, Ace Hardware (Kiel and Sheboygan Falls locations), Cedar Valley Hunt Club, Real Estate Property Shop-Sue Erdmann, Bonafide Security Solutions, Novak’s Service Center, RC Custom Design and Pedal Down Promotions.

For more information on Alex Pokorski and the No. 4 Akright Auto Racing Team, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook at https://facebook.com/pokorskimotorsports or visit www.pedaldownpromo.com.

Alex Pokorski-Akright Auto Racing Team Sponsor Showcase –
Mulch Express of Wisconsin

The Alex Pokorski - Akright Auto Racing Team is excited to have Mulch Express of Wisconsin return as a sponsorship partner for the 2024 season.

Based in Newton, Wis., Mulch Express of Wisconsin was founded in 2000 out of a desire to help control the cost and efficiency of installing mulch, bark, soil and playground chips. Over the course of the past 24 years, the specialty landscaping company has found its niche as the to-go mulching provider for municipalities, school districts, commercial businesses and residences throughout Northeastern Wisconsin.

In addition, Mulch Express of Wisconsin has proudly served one of the top motorsports facilities in the world as the official mulch provider of Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis., as well as providing mulch services at The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis.

As a former Wisconsin-based 360 Sprint Car competitor, Mulch Express of Wisconsin owner Russ Wetenkamp is thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with Alex Pokorski and the Akright Auto Racing Team for the 2024 Sprint Car campaign.

"We have a strong connection to Sprint Car racing after several years of competing in the 360 Sprint Car division with the number Gr8 car," Wetenkamp said. "We feel Alex Pokorski is a good, up-and-coming Sprint Car driver and a great individual to represent our Wisconsin-based specialty landscaping company."

To contact or obtain additional information on Mulch Express of Wisconsin, call 920-726-4840, send an email to mulchexpressofwi@gmail.com or visit Mulch Express of Wisconsin on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Alex Pokorski-Akright Auto Racing Team Sponsor Showcase – Akright Auto

Located at 106 North Bluebird Lane in Sheboygan Falls, Wis. Akright Auto has served as a reliable source for auto parts since 1940.

With a highly trained staff of auto parts professionals, Akright Auto is well prepared to assist customers with vehicle repair needs with a wide assortment of affordable, high-quality auto parts available on-site. If a part is not available, Akright Auto offers next-day delivery services.

In addition, Akright Auto provides full auto salvage services, along with a 90-day standard warranty on all parts purchases.

Contact Akright Auto by phone at 920-467-4201, toll-free at 800-400-4201, via email at dakright12@gmail.com or visit www.akrightauto.com.

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Alex Pokorski
Akright Auto Racing Team 4
Upcoming Schedule

Saturday, May 18 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (PDTR-MSA 360)
Sunday, May 19 – Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, Wis. (IRA 410)
Saturday, June 1 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (PDTR-MSA 360)
Sunday, June 2 – Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, Wis. (MSA 360)

Alex Pokorski
Akright Auto Racing Team 4
360 Sprint Car
2024 Statistics

Total Events – 2
Plymouth Dirt Track Racing Events – 2
Midwest Sprint Car Association Events – 2
A Main Victories – 0
B Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 0
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 1
Top 15 A Main Finishes – 1
Heat Race Victories – 1
Fast Qualifier Awards – 0

Alex Pokorski
Akright Auto Racing Team 4
410 Sprint Car
2024 Statistics

Total Events – 0
Interstate Racing Association Events – 0
A Main Victories – 0
B Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 0
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 0
Top 15 A Main Finishes – 0
Heat Race Victories – 0
Fast Qualifier Awards – 0
Dash Appearances – 0
Dash Victories – 0

Paul Pokorski
Akright Auto 53A
360 Sprint Car
2024 Statistics

Total Events – 0
A Main Victories – 0
B Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 0
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 0
Top 15 A Main Finishes – 0
Heat Race Victories – 0
Fast Qualifier Awards – 0


Article Credit: Jeff Pederson - Pedal Down Promotions

Submitted By: Jeff Pederson

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