Verona, Wisconsin driver John Beale has lots of updates. He will be racing strictly super late models in 2017, racing the TUNDRA series, the Triple Crown Challenge at MIS, a couple of ARCAMWT events, and some others, including stops at Bristol and Gateway Motorsports Park. Their first car is finished, and as of this writing is building a second car, a Pathfinder chassied car nicknamed “Johnny.” He will have top driver Casey Johnson as his crew chief this season, with Casey’s Dad Jeff also helping out. Casey’s tire specialist Craig Phillips will also be on board on this “super team.” Several of his regular crew from last year will return. Conversely, John will also help out Casey in his own racing ventures. Johns’ cousin, Brian will race a partial season at MIS in the NASCAR Late Models, something he did a couple of times late last year to get a feel for it, which he did quite well. Brian is expecting a baby due this year, so that may curtail the racing a bit. One of John’s crew members, Dan Silberhorn, will also be racing a sportsman at Jefferson.