Cascade’s Maas races to Grand National win

by Amy Juech Special to The Review


BARRY MAAS (22) of Cascade and Plymouth’s Dick Head contend for the lead in the PDTR Grand National feature event Saturday night. – Photo by RC Custom Design BARRY MAAS (22) of Cascade and Plymouth’s Dick Head contend for the lead in the PDTR Grand National feature event Saturday night. – Photo by RC Custom Design PLYMOUTH — The grandstands filled in for Fan Appreciation Night Saturday at the Plymouth Dirt Track.

First out this evening were the Grand Nationals for their extended feature and 50-percent purse increase. Dick Hed and James Pagel led the field to the green.

Hed pulled out to lead lap one until Pagel passed a lap later. Brad Lubach slowly fell to the back, passed by Steven Weber, with Mark Fieber close behind.

Barry Maas steadily gained ground on Hed, eventually passing him for second. Deep in the pack were the unexpected cars of Dan Sorce and Kodiak Wirtz swapping the 18th position. Hed motored past Maas to gain second place back, then managed to pass Pagel to lead for a lap.

Pagel passed Hed back, leading two laps until a caution came out for tires that were continually getting hit between turns one and two, eventually coming to rest in the racing groove. Lubach was penalized two spots for continually hitting infield tires.

The race resumed with Maas in control of the field with Pagel and Luke Scholten chasing him down. Drivers were swapping positions by going three- and even fourwide on the front stretch and backby stretch – attempting to gain ground before the finish.

As the checkers waved on lap 30, Maas of Cascade crossed the checkers first, followed in order by Scholten, Pagel (St. Cloud), Hed (Plymouth) and Tim Simon (Fond du Lac).

Tim Buhler of Glenbeulah won the Late Model feature. Mitch Mc- Grath (Waukesha) placed second, followed in order by Rick Scheffler and Russ Scheffler (both from Waukesha) and Ted Dolhun Sr. (Franklin).

Brody Rivst of Sheboygan earned first in the Outlaw Compact finals. Justin Erickson of Plymouth finished second. Scott Schlafke (Cleveland) was third.

Brandon McMullen of Plymouth earned second in the Sprint Car feature. The winner was Kurt Davis of West Allis. Kyle Marten, Sheboygan Falls, finished fourth and Jim Melis of Glenbeulah captured fifth.

Ben Schmidt (Howards Grove) won the Spectator Races with his Monte Carlo.

Thanks to all who supported McMullen’s Charity Project Angel Hugs with donations totaling over $1,500.


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