BEALE CROWNED 2020 CENTRAL WISCONSIN RACING ASSOCIATION CHAMPION
West Salem, WI - The finale of the Central Wisconsin Racing Association season was held at LaCrosse Speedway on Sunday, October 11th, 2020 as part of the Oktoberfest Racing Weekend. During the 5 day event with 17 divisions and 600 laps of feature racing action, John Beale was crowned the 2020 CWRA Champion. Beale and Defending CWRA Champion, Jeff Weinfurter, were separated by just 10 points going into the final race, but Beale’s 4th place finish on the day compared to Weinfurter in 7th, gave the title to Beale by 16 points.
Up next for the Gildan Racing Team is the Falloween 150 at Dells Raceway Park on Saturday, October 24th where John Beale & Dalton Zehr will cap off a fantastic season in the Midwest where they have won 2 championships and 7 feature wins.
Then the team leaves for the Snowball Derby which is a 300-lap race held annually at the Five Flags Speedway, a half-mile paved oval track in Pensacola, Florida. The race has been contested every year since 1968.
The Snowball Derby has a reputation for attracting some of the bigger names in short track racing, including top series NASCAR drivers because it is run after most tracks and touring series have concluded their season. For example, the 2009 event was won by NASCAR driver Kyle Busch. Because of the "all-star" nature of the race, the Snowball Derby is considered by many to be the most prestigious race in super late model racing.
Race car drivers John Beale & Dalton Zehr are sponsored by Gildan, American Apparel, Comfort Colors, Prim + Preux, Sugar River Pizza Company Verona, AMS Mobile Electronics, Best Cleaners, TJ Harron Photography & Make-A-Wish Wisconsin.
Photo Credit: TJ Harron