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5/19/2024

5/19/2024

Plymouth Dirt Track-Sheboygan Co Fair


Nimee endures to edge Plymouth IRA field

Curfew claims 360 Sprint Car main, Hensley earns first Wingless win

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) May 18, 2024 – On a night that resembled more of a marathon than a sprint, an accomplished veteran added another main event triumph to his resume, a young up-and-comer collected his first career A-main victory and curfew cut the final scheduled A main in the Spring Sprintacular all-Sprint Car racing program at The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, May 18.

In the 25-lap Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series A main, Blake Nimee of Oswego, Ill. notched his first main event victory of the 2024 season.

Tate Hensley of Trevor made his maiden victory lane visit in the 15-lap Autometer Wisconsin wingLESS A main.

Following multiple rounds of track work throughout the racing program, both completed main events were shortened by five laps in an attempt to get each of the three A mains in before the city of Plymouth’s 11 p.m. curfew.

However, the Akright Auto Plymouth Dirt Track Racing – Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car main event fell victim to the city of Plymouth’s 11 p.m. curfew. All points and payout for the 360 Sprint Car portion of the program were distributed evenly through the 25-car field.

The initial start of the time-shortened 25-lap IRA 410 Sprint Car A main was aborted when Tyler Tischendorf of Waupaca drew a red flag after his machine flipped turn one.

When the green flag was displayed to the field, Nimee bolted into the lead from his outside front row starting position while two-time IRA champion Scotty Neitzel of Beaver Dam slipped into second after starting on the pole.

IRA points leader Scotty Thiel of Sheboygan spun turn in two on lap 2 to slow the racing action for the second time. Following back-to-back cautions on lap 3 when 2022 IRA champion Jordan Goldesberry stopped in turn two and IRA rookie competitor Tyler Rankin of Coldwater, Mich. slowed in turn two, Nimee controlled the ensuing restart with Neitzel in tow.

By lap 8, the leaders caught the rear of the field and began to dice their way through slower traffic on the ultra-tacky and undulating track surface.

Two laps later, Neitzel closed the gap on Nimee in lapped traffic, before the fifth caution flag of the race appeared when Scott Biertzer of West Bend stopped in turn two on lap 14.

The final 11 laps were contested at a break-neck pace on the fast and narrow racing surface with Nimee again locking down the lead and Neitzel giving chase, while two-time IRA champ Jake Blackhurst of Hanna City, Ill., who started fourth held down the third position in the running order.

Shortly after the leaders took the checkered flag, the remainder of the final lap was halted when Scotty Thiel, who had worked his way into the top 10 after restarting at the rear of the field on lap 2, flipped in turn four to produce the sixth and final red flag of the A main.

Nimee held on to notch his seventh career IRA 410 Sprint Car Series A-main victory, while Neitzel had to settle for second. Blackhurst placed third, followed by sixth starter Mike Reinke of Howards Grove in fourth and third starter Max Guilford of Auckland, New Zealand rounding out the top five.

The shortened 15-lap Wisconsin wingLESS Sprint Car Series A main got off to a timid start when Tyler Kuxhouse of Antioch, Ill. stopped in turn three after contact along the back stretch.

On the ensuing restart, a multi-car incident in turn three, which yielded a pair of flips, prompted the first red flag of the race.

With 17 of the scheduled 22 cars still on the track, Hensley, who started on the pole, powered away from third starter John Fahl of Brown Deer when the race took the green flag. Fahl used the inside lane to challenge for the top spot starting on lap 2 and continued to intermittently battle back and forth with Hensley for the lead over the next 12 circuits.

After Hensley and Fahl finished lap 13 in a near-dead heat for the lead, Hensley maintained the top spot before Miles Doherty of Delmar, Iowa spun in turn four on lap 13. Over the final two laps, Hensley secured the lead position with Fahl trailing in second.

Hensley cruised the rest of the way to earn his first Wisconsin wingLESS Sprint Car A-main victory of his young racing career.

Fahl placed second, Furseth wound up third from the fifth starting spot, sixth starter Ryan Marshall of Kansasville placed fourth and Jimmy Sivia of Winthrop Harber, Ill. placed fifth after starting ninth.

Todd King of Sheboygan Falls was victorious in the 10-lap IRA 410 Sprint Car Series B main.

Jake Blackhurst notched the overall fast qualifier award in IRA 410 Sprint Car Series qualifying with a fast lap of 11.563 seconds.

T.J. Haddy of Waupun claimed the fast time in PDTR-MSA 360 Sprint Car hot-lap-group qualifying in 12.557 seconds.

Tyler Kuxhouse earned fast qualifier honors in the Wisconsin wingLESS Sprint Car hot lap-qualifying session in a Wingless Sprint Car new track record time of 13.719 seconds.

The third event of the 2024 PDTR campaign, which was sponsored by Jensen Sales & Service, attracted 79 total entries, including 32 IRA 410 Sprint Cars, 25 PDTR-MSA 360 Sprint Cars and 22 Wisconsin wingLESS Sprint Cars.

After taking the Memorial Day weekend off, Plymouth Dirt Track Racing action resumes on Saturday, June 1 with the third scheduled Seubert Calf Ranches Super Six Late Model Series event of the 2024 season, along with the PDTR-MSA 360 Sprint Cars, Grand Nationals and B Mods.

Grandstand gates open at 4:30 p.m. with qualifying at 5:30 p.m. and racing at 6 p.m.

Weather information for all Plymouth Dirt Track Racing events will be posted on the Plymouth Dirt Track Racing Facebook, X (Twitter) and Instagram pages, as well as the Plymouth Dirt Track Racing website – www.plymouthdtr.com.
The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds is located at 229 Fairview Drive in Plymouth, Wis.

For more information, visit www.plymouthdtr.com or check out Plymouth Dirt Track Racing on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

AKRIGHT AUTO PLYMOUTH DIRT TRACK RACING 360 SPRINT CARS

A Main: Canceled due to the city of Plymouth curfew
Heat 1: 1. 11-Tim Haddy [2]; 2. 63K-Kevin Karnitz [1]; 3. 4-Alex Pokorski [4]; 4. 69S-TJ Smith [3]; 5. 3-Justin Erickson [5]; 6. 35-Ben Schmidt [7]; 7. 66T-Tristan Koenings [8]; 8. 14J-Joseph Hintz [9]; 9. (DNF) 3BK-Bill Kreutz [6]
Heat 2: 1. 0-Blake Wondra [2]; 2. 7-Lance Fassbender [4]; 3. 24-Scott Conger [6]; 4. 09-Clayton Rossmann [3]; 5. 69-Bill Taylor [5]; 6. 08-Katelyn Krebsbach [1]; 7. 51-Chris Larson [7]; 8. (DNS) 30-Doug Wondra
Heat 3: 1. 39-Kurt Davis [2]; 2. 22B-Brandon Berth [3]; 3. 21H-TJ Haddy [4]; 4. 12P-JJ Pagel [1]; 5. 33-Josh Bilicki [5]; 6. 53A-Paul Pokorski [7]; 7. 52-Cody Schlafer [6]; 8. 46-Kevin Ruh [8]
Qualifying 1: 1. 4-Alex Pokorski, 12.635 [4]; 2. 69S-TJ Smith, 12.733 [5]; 3. 11-Tim Haddy, 12.768 [6]; 4. 63K-Kevin Karnitz, 13.001 [3]; 5. 3-Justin Erickson, 13.050 [8]; 6. 3BK-Bill Kreutz, 13.089 [2]; 7. 35-Ben Schmidt, 13.160 [1]; 8. 14J-Joseph Hintz, 13.311 [9]; 9. 66T-Tristan Koenings, 14.542 [7]
Qualifying 2: 1. 7-Lance Fassbender, 12.614 [7]; 2. 09-Clayton Rossmann, 12.935 [1]; 3. 0-Blake Wondra, 12.963 [8]; 4. 08-Katelyn Krebsbach, 13.284 [4]; 5. 69-Bill Taylor, 13.300 [2]; 6. 24-Scott Conger, 13.419 [5]; 7. 51-Chris Larson, 13.449 [3]; 8. 30-Doug Wondra, 14.423 [6]
Qualifying 3: 1. 21H-TJ Haddy, 12.557 [3]; 2. 22B-Brandon Berth, 12.607 [6]; 3. 39-Kurt Davis, 12.630 [4]; 4. 12P-JJ Pagel, 12.909 [2]; 5. 33-Josh Bilicki, 13.061 [5]; 6. 46-Kevin Ruh, 13.355 [8]; 7. 52-Cody Schlafer, no time; 8. 53A-Paul Pokorski, no time

BUMPER TO BUMPER INTERSTATE RACING ASSOCIATION 410 SPRINT CARS

A Main (30 Laps): 1. 79-Blake Nimee [2]; 2. 2W-Scott Neitzel [1]; 3. 96-Jake Blackhurst [4]; 4. 10W-Mike Reinke [6]; 5. 79M-Max Guilford [3]; 6. 85M-Steve Meyer [5]; 7. 87A-Austin Hartmann [7]; 8. 49-Josh Schneiderman [11]; 9. 25-Danny Schlafer [15]; 10. 42P-Preston Perlmutter [8]; 11. 3N-Jake Neuman [17]; 12. 1T-Trevin Littleton [12]; 13. 25T-Travis Arenz [10]; 14. 9K-Kyle Schuett [19]; 15. 16C-Tylar Rankin [22]; 16. 73-Scotty Thiel [9]; 17. (DNF) 10V-Matt VanderVere[18]; 18. (DNF) 3B-Shelby Bosie[13]; 19. (DNF) 26R-Preston Ruh[23]; 20. (DNF) 4B-Scott Biertzer[24]; 21. (DNF) 14AJ-Ryan Zielski[20]; 22. (DNF) 65-Jordan Goldesberry[16]; 23. (DNF) 47-Todd King[21]; 24. (DNF) 26-Tyler Tischendorf[14]
B Main (12 Laps): 1. 47-Todd King [1]; 2. 16C-Tylar Rankin [2]; 3. 26R-Preston Ruh [4]; 4. 4B-Scott Biertzer [3]; 5. 68-Dave Uttech [5]; 6. 43-Jereme Schroeder [7]; 7. 99-Tyler Brabant [10]; 8. 16-Anthony Knierim [9]; 9. 85J-Logan Julien [11]; 10. 21-Will Gerrits [8]; 11. 88-Christopher Flick [12]; 12. (DNF) 4K-Kris Spitz [6]
Dash 1 (4 Laps): 1. 2W-Scott Neitzel [1]; 2. 79M-Max Guilford [3]; 3. 85M-Steve Meyer [4]; 4. 87A-Austin Hartmann [2]; 5. 73-Scotty Thiel [5]
Dash 2 (4 Laps): 1. 79-Blake Nimee [1]; 2. 96-Jake Blackhurst [2]; 3. 10W-Mike Reinke [3]; 4. 42P-Preston Perlmutter [4]; 5. 25T-Travis Arenz [5]
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 79M-Max Guilford [2]; 2. 49-Josh Schneiderman [1]; 3. 87A-Austin Hartmann [4]; 4. 2W-Scott Neitzel [3]; 5. 9K-Kyle Schuett [5]; 6. 4B-Scott Biertzer [7]; 7. 68-Dave Uttech [6]; 8. 16-Anthony Knierim [8]
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 85M-Steve Meyer [2]; 2. 3B-Shelby Bosie [1]; 3. 25-Danny Schlafer [3]; 4. 3N-Jake Neuman [6]; 5. 79-Blake Nimee [4]; 6. 47-Todd King [5]; 7. 43-Jereme Schroeder [7]; 8. (DNS) 85J-Logan Julien
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 42P-Preston Perlmutter [1]; 2. 1T-Trevin Littleton [2]; 3. 96-Jake Blackhurs t[4]; 4. 25T-Travis Arenz [3]; 5. 10V-Matt VanderVere [6]; 6. 16C-Tylar Rankin [5]; 7. 4K-Kris Spitz [8]; 8. 99-Tyler Braban t[7]
Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 73-Scotty Thiel [2]; 2. 10W-Mike Reinke [4]; 3. 26-Tyler Tischendorf [1]; 4. 65-Jordan Goldesberry [3]; 5. 14AJ-Ryan Zielski [6]; 6. 26R-Preston Ruh[5]; 7. 21-Will Gerrits [8]; 8. 88-Christopher Flick [7]
Qualifying A: 1. 87A-Austin Hartmann, 00:11.762[10]; 2. 79-Blake Nimee, 00:11.832[11]; 3. 2W-Scott Neitzel, 00:11.949[13]; 4. 25-Danny Schlafer, 00:12.006[1]; 5. 79M-Max Guilford, 00:12.018[9]; 6. 85M-Steve Meyer, 00:12.049[8]; 7. 49-Josh Schneiderman, 00:12.166[14]; 8. 3B-Shelby Bosie, 00:12.167[2]; 9. 9K-Kyle Schuett, 00:12.203[12]; 10. 47-Todd King, 00:12.314[15]; 11. 68-Dave Uttech, 00:12.359[4]; 12. 3N-Jake Neuman, 00:12.367[5]; 13. 4B-Scott Biertzer, 00:12.438[3]; 14. 43-Jereme Schroeder, 00:12.450[16]; 15. 16-Anthony Knierim, 00:13.815[6]; 16. 85J-Logan Julien[7]
Qualifying B: 1. 96-Jake Blackhurst, 00:11.563[14]; 2. 10W-Mike Reinke, 00:11.606[12]; 3. 25T-Travis Arenz, 00:11.628[1]; 4. 65-Jordan Goldesberry, 00:11.844[13]; 5. 1T-Trevin Littleton, 00:11.999[4]; 6. 73-Scotty Thiel, 00:12.007[5]; 7. 42P-Preston Perlmutter, 00:12.063[11]; 8. 26-Tyler Tischendorf, 00:12.090[16]; 9. 16C-Tylar Rankin, 00:12.134[6]; 10. 26R-Preston Ruh, 00:12.305[2]; 11. 10V-Matt VanderVere, 00:12.334[15]; 12. 14AJ-Ryan Zielski, 00:12.578[10]; 13. 99-Tyler Brabant, 00:12.671[8]; 14. 88-Christopher Flick, 00:12.817[3]; 15. 4K-Kris Spitz, 00:12.917[7]; 16. 21-Will Gerrits[9]
Hot Laps: 1. 96-Jake Blackhurst, 00:12.569[30]; 2. 3N-Jake Neuman, 00:12.646[5]; 3. 65-Jordan Goldesberry, 00:12.848[29]; 4. 3B-Shelby Bosie, 00:12.864[2]; 5. 10W-Mike Reinke, 00:12.996[28]; 6. 10V-Matt VanderVere, 00:13.010[31]; 7. 25-Danny Schlafer, 00:13.035[1]; 8. 25T-Travis Arenz, 00:13.100[17]; 9. 26-Tyler Tischendorf, 00:13.177[32]; 10. 42P-Preston Perlmutter, 00:13.218[27]; 11. 4B-Scott Biertzer, 00:13.221[3]; 12. 14AJ-Ryan Zielski, 00:13.381[26]; 13. 49-Josh Schneiderman, 00:13.548[14]; 14. 79M-Max Guilford, 00:13.718[9]; 15. 21-Will Gerrits, 00:13.751[25]; 16. 9K-Kyle Schuett, 00:13.796[12]; 17. 1T-Trevin Littleton, 00:13.880[20]; 18. 43-Jereme Schroeder, 00:13.893[16]; 19. 16-Anthony Knierim, 00:13.909[6]; 20. 47-Todd King, 00:13.942[15]; 21. 73-Scotty Thiel, 00:14.039[21]; 22. 87A-Austin Hartmann, 00:14.046[10]; 23. 85M-Steve Meyer, 00:14.056[8]; 24. 2W-Scott Neitzel, 00:14.074[13]; 25. 16C-Tylar Rankin, 00:14.503[22]; 26. 4K-Kris Spitz, 00:14.564[23]; 27. 26R-Preston Ruh, 00:14.699[18]; 28. 99-Tyler Brabant, 00:14.754[24]; 29. 68-Dave Uttech, 00:14.805[4]; 30. 79-Blake Nimee, 00:14.910[11]; 31. 88-Christopher Flick, 00:15.609[19]; 32. (DNS) 85J-Logan Julien

AUTOMETER WISCONSIN WINGLESS SPRINT CARS

A Main (15 Laps): 1. 70H-Tate Hensley [1]; 2. 0-John Fahl [3]; 3. 57-Tristan Furseth [5]; 4. 7X-Ryan Marshall [6]; 5. 91-Jimmy Sivia [9]; 6. 24-Eric Wilke [2]; 7. 11-Austin Hansen [14]; 8. 40-Tim Cox [7]; 9. 711-Tyler Kuxhouse [8]; 10. 50-Rusty Egan [10]; 11. 99J-Seth Johnson [13]; 12. 7D-Josh Davidson [19]; 13. 7-Trinity Uttech [12]; 14. 29J-Ralph Johnson [16]; 15. 67-Miles Doherty [21]; 16. 86-Johnny Meyer [22]; 17. (DNF) 38-Allen Hafford [11]; 18. (DNF) 23Z-Zach Raidart [4]; 19. (DNF) 17-Bryce Andrew s[17]; 20. (DNF) 29OG-Tom Eller [20]; 21. (DNF) 4G-George Gaertner III [15]; 22. (DNF) 4L-Lance Thompson [18]
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 24-Eric Wilke [2]; 2. 711-Tyler Kuxhouse [4]; 3. 57-Tristan Furseth [3]; 4. 7-Trinity Uttech [1]; 5. 11-Austin Hansen [6]; 6. 29J-Ralph Johnson [5]; 7. 7D-Josh Davidson [7]; 8. 86-Johnny Meye r[8]
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 50-Rusty Egan [1]; 2. 40-Tim Cox [4]; 3. 23Z-Zach Raidart [3]; 4. 70H-Tate Hensley [2]; 5. 99J-Seth Johnson [5]; 6. 4L-Lance Thompson [6]; 7. 29OG-Tom Eller [7]
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 7X-Ryan Marshall [4]; 2. 91-Jimmy Sivia [2]; 3. 38-Allen Hafford [1]; 4. 0-John Fahl [3]; 5. 4G-George Gaertner III [6]; 6. 17-Bryce Andrews [5]; 7. 67-Miles Doherty [7]
Qualifying: 711-Tyler Kuxhouse, 00:13.719[2]; 2. 40-Tim Cox, 00:13.722[21]; 3. 7X-Ryan Marshall, 00:13.985[14]; 4. 57-Tristan Furseth, 00:13.992[3]; 5. 23Z-Zach Raidart, 00:13.995[17]; 6. 0-John Fahl, 00:14.138[18]; 7. 24-Eric Wilke, 00:14.161[16]; 8. 70H-Tate Hensley, 00:14.259[19]; 9. 91-Jimmy Sivia, 00:14.276[6]; 10. 7-Trinity Uttech, 00:14.290[11]; 11. 50-Rusty Egan, 00:14.292[12]; 12. 38-Allen Hafford, 00:14.347[9]; 13. 29J-Ralph Johnson, 00:14.413[20]; 14. 99J-Seth Johnson, 00:14.510[13]; 15. 17-Bryce Andrews, 00:14.592[7]; 16. 11-Austin Hansen, 00:14.690[10]; 17. 4L-Lance Thompson, 00:14.880[5]; 18. 86-Johnny Meyer, 00:14.949[22]; 19. 4G-George Gaertner III, 00:14.993[15]; 20. 7D-Josh Davidson, 00:15.028[1]; 21. 29OG-Tom Eller, 00:15.150[8]; 22. (DNS) 67-Miles Doherty


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