ZEHR TAKES WIN AT WIR
Kaukauna, WI, Thursday, June 2nd, 2022 – An advantageous restart and some maneuvering in the final laps propelled Dalton Zehr to victory lane in Thursday evening’s Fox River Racing Club action at Wisconsin International Raceway.
Braison Bennett in the #47 machine lead early while the field behind him jockeyed for position. In early laps the #119 (Zehr), #24 (Nick Van), #2 (Sawyer Effertz) and #47J (Casey Johnson) were battling for top 5 positioning.
An early caution came out for a competitor scraping the wall, giving the field a chance to stack back up. The post-caution restart had Bennett leading the way with #2 Effertz and Zehr in close quarters. Bennett’s lead would not stretch far, as after six more laps under green, Zehr would charge up to 2nd position and challenge Bennett for the lead.
A mid-race caution from a solo car spinning would stack the field up yet again, with Bennett still in a close lead over Zehr. On the restart, Bennett chose the outside line with Zehr pulling inside – a move that gave Zehr the competitive advantage. The two would race side by side during and after the restart, with Zehr overtaking Bennett completely on lap 26. The win propels Zehr into the points lead at WIR.
Race car drivers John Beale & Dalton Zehr are sponsored by Gildan, First Business Bank, American Apparel, Comfort Colors, TJ Harron Photography & Make-A-Wish Wisconsin. For more information visit www.GildanRacing.com.
Photo Credit: TJ Harron