PDTR release for August 12
Plymouth, WI - 8/12/06 - Only three more nights remain in the 2006 racing season at Plymouth Dirt Track, the points are tight, and it is anyone's championship to win at this point.
Grand Nationals were first in the racing rotation and Brian Genske of Cleveland was the first to make his way to victory lane, beating Sheboygan Falls driver Troy Theobald to the line. J.J. Walvoord of Oostburg, who is subbing for Mark Scholten (Plymouth), beat Ryan Kessler (New Holstein) in the second heat. And in the third and final heat for the Grand Nationals, Jason Roe of Sheboygan, picked up his first career heat race win over fellow Sheboygan native Tim Anderson.
In the B-main, Random Lake driver Brad Mueller went to the point and won the first of four transfers into the A-main feature. Matt Yancey (Sheboygan), Will Sorce (Franklin) and Tony Miller (Random Lake) also picked up transfer spots.
Mueller was on a tear, and after passing sixteen cars in the A-main found himself parking in victory lane for the second time in the evening. Genske was second, Brad Dahmer (Sheboygan Falls) was third, Jeremy Sauter (Sheboygan) was fourth, and Loren Lubach (Sheboygan) rounded out the top five.
Sprints were second in the rotation and had some heavy hitters finding themselves in victory lane after their heats. Al Schlafer (Sussex) picked up the checkers in the first heat over Lomira driver Tim Haddy. Brian Portschy of Oostburg won the second heat over Escanaba, Michigan driver Earl Possi. In the third heat, Danny Schlafer (Sussex) continued to prove why he is atop the all time wins list, taking the win over a hard charging Kurt Davis (Milwaukee). Rob Pribnow (Lomira) won the fourth heat in the sprints division, out racing Michael Emme (Manitowoc).
K.J. Skelton of Cascade found himself in an unusual postition having to race his way into the A-main via a top three finish in a B-main. He went on to win the first B-main, and got his transfer along with Tim Melis (Plymouth) and Dale Peters (Plymouth). In the second B-main, points leader Dave Enders of Kiel found himself in the same position as Skelton, needing to race his way into that A-main. He picked up the win, and transfered in with Ken Jay Fiedler (Sheboygan Falls) and Shane Wenninger (Kewaskum).
Danny Schlafer and Kurt Davis picked up where they left off from their heat race in the A-main and were racing hard for the win. Caution came out when Haddy took a hard tumble on the front stretch. He was okay. Later in the race, Skelton had a hard roll going into turn three, he got enough air for Emme to speed beneath him before landing. Emme got tangled up with Enders during the same caution and the cars were stuck together in turn four. Skelton was okay from his rollover. On the restart, Schlafer and Davis continued to race hard. Schlafer would go on to win by no more than a nose wing.
In the Late Models, Randy Markwardt (Sheboygan) won the first of three heat races over Ron Eiler (Berlin). Russ Scheffler (Waukesha) won the second heat over Jim Letizia (Milwaukee). Jim Schmidt of Cleveland won the final heat for the Late Models, beating points leader Dan Sorce (Franklin) to the line.
In B-main action, Bill Rezutek (Big Bend) out ran Ron Stroika (Mukwanago) for the win. They transfered into the A-main along with Terry Goetsch (Sheboygan) and Melissa Singer (Waldo).
Tim Carmen (Sheboygan Falls) and Russ Scheffler raced hard in the A-main. Carmen had the lead, and Scheffler wanted it. Scheffler got it from him with a handful of laps remaining and didn't look back. He went on to the win with Carmen second, Jim Letizia third, Rezutek fourth, and Turk Letizia (Milwaukee) fifth.
Outlaw Compacts had two heat races, and Jason Juech of West Bend picked up the first win over Jeremy Miller of Sheboygan Falls. Jay Riemer (Sheboygan Falls) won the second heat, out charging Steven Weber of Plymouth.
In their A-main, Josh Gierke picked up the win over Miller. Travis Moehring (Sheboygan) was third, Juech fourth and Kurt Jakubowski (Sheboygan Falls) was fifth.
In addition to the Grand Nationals, Sprints, Late Models and Outlaw Compacts, Plymouth Dirt Track featured Vintage Modifieds, who were rained out earlier this season. Dave Waldrom of Waupun won the only heat race for the Vinatage cars and Brian Tittle of Sheboygan, driving a car once run by Randy Markwardt's father, won the feature.
Remember there are only three weeks remaining in the Plymouth Dirt Track
racing schedule. Be sure to catch the Budweiser Clydestales and Bud girls on
August 26th, and don't forget that there is no racing on Labor Day weekend due
to the Sheboygan County fair.
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