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Alex Pokorski picks up third top 10 of 2023 MSA season at Wilmot Raceway

Alex Pokorski picks up third top 10 of 2023 MSA season at Wilmot Raceway

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) May 30, 2023 – One week after some bad luck slipped a speed bump into a fast start to their 2023 season, Alex Pokorski and the Akright Auto Racing Team bounced back with a solid ninth place showing in an Akright Auto Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car Series A-main event at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. on Saturday, May 27.

The West Bend, Wis. driver opened the program by laying down the 11th fastest qualifying lap in the 23-car MSA field with a time of 14.133 seconds around the three-eighths mile semi-banked clay oval.

After lining up fifth in the third 10-lap MSA heat race, Pokorski fell back to sixth on the opening lap before passing Bill Taylor to regain fifth on lap 2. The fourth-year 360 Sprint Car competitor then held on over the final eight laps to secure a fifth place showing.

In the 25-lap MSA main event presented by Adonnis Waterproofing and Foundation Repair, Pokorski started 14th and worked his way up to 11th on lap 3. On lap 6, passed Chris Larson to break into the top 10.

Six laps later, the lone caution flag of the event flew when Chris Larson spun in turn four. On the restart, Pokorski worked his way past rookie Logan Julien to take ninth. Pokorski maintained the ninth spot over the final six laps to nail down his third top-10 finish of the 2023 MSA season in a race won by Brandon McMullen.

“The car was solid all night long,” Pokorski said. “I needed to adjust my line in qualifying to get into the top four for the group. Qualifying fifth put us behind for the night, and we had to chase it a bit to get a top-10 feature finish. It was tough to get spots, and I had to get the elbows up to fight for the bottom a couple times.”

Alex Pokorski-Akright Auto Racing Team will return to action with a tripleheader weekend of action kicking off this Friday, June 2 at the Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway in Beaver Dam, Wis. for the first annual Gib Wiser Classic, which will also include a Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions - Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car challenge event.

Pit gates open at 3 p.m., spectator gates are set to open at 5 p.m. with warm ups at 6 p.m. and hot laps, qualifying and racing to follow with opening ceremonies slated for 7:30 p.m.

On Saturday, June 3, the team will head to The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. to run in support of another Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions - Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car challenge race, featuring the $26,000-to-win Rayce Rudeen Foundation event.

Paul Pokorski is also scheduled to make his second start of the season behind the wheel of Spyder Akright’s No. 53 360 Sprint Car at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, June 3.

Pit gates open at 2 p.m., followed by spectator gates at 4:30 p.m. with hot laps at 5:30 p.m. and qualifying and racing to follow.

The team will cap off an MSA tripleheader weekend on Sunday, June 4 with the series’ first of two scheduled 2023 appearances at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., which will also include the Badger Midgets and Wisconsin wingLESS Sprint Cars.

Spectator gates open at 4 p.m. with open ceremonies at 6 p.m.

“This upcoming weekend will be challenging with three races at three different tracks, but I’m looking forward to it,” Pokorski said.

Sponsors and supporters for Alex Pokorski and the 2023 Akright Auto Racing Team include Akright Auto, Petersen Septic Systems, Goeden Auto Body, Novak’s Service Center, Countryside Designs, Wisconsin Bank and Trust, Homestead Auto, Cedar Valley Hunt Club, RC Custom Design and Pedal Down Promotions.

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

The Alex Pokorski - Akright Auto Racing Team is excited to welcome Mulch Express of Wisconsin as a brand new sponsorship partner for the remainder of the 2023 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 23 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. over the past two seasons.

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 remainder of the 2023 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 360 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 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 or visit

For more information on Alex Pokorski and the No. 4 Akright Auto Racing Team, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook at or visit

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Alex Pokorski - Akright Auto Racing Team
2023 Upcoming Schedule

Friday, June 2 – Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway, Beaver Dam, Wis.
Saturday, June 3 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Sunday, June 4 – Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, Wis.

Alex Pokorski
Akright Auto Racing Team 4
2023 Season
By The Numbers

Total Events – 4
A Main Victories – 0
B Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 2
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 3
Top 15 A Main Finishes – 4
Heat Race Victories – 1
Fast Qualifier Award – 0

Paul Pokorski
Akright Auto 53A
2023 Season
By The Numbers

Total Events – 1
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

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