GREEN BAY, Wis. (September 21, 2022) – The partnership of Dalton Zehr and John Beale has been resulted in plenty of Championships for Gildan Racing over the past three years. This year the duo has a chance to capture the TUNDRA Super Late Model Series title as a team.

Nick Panitzke won the TUNDRA Championship in 2013 with the support of Cardell Potter. With some changes and refining to team drivers over the past two seasons, the team of Zehr and Beale could see themselves classified as the first team Champions.  It will be Zehr who looks to close the deal on Sunday in the Wegner 100 at Dells Raceway Park.

“There is only one first in any stat sheet; it would be cool to cement the team driving Championship,” Zehr said.

Zehr and Beale (as a team) trail point leader by Justin Mondeik by only six points.  All things equal, it’s the difference between two to three spots in the feature.  Qualifying will also award points and set the tone for the day. Zehr knows it could be key.

“Sunday is all about qualifying. If I can qualify strong and cut into the points lead it should come down to whoever finishes ahead of the other,” Zehr said.

The title would go along with Zehr’s three solo Championships and Beale’s Rookie of the Year campaign in 2017.  In that season Zehr was Champion, driving the Wayne Brevik-owned 711.  For Zehr, it feels like time to win another title.

“It’s been too long since I have won a TUNDRA Championship,” Zehr said. “Aside from this being a team title, that’s what makes 2022 different.”

Placing himself in the TUNDRA history books is nothing new for Zehr. He is the winningest driver in series history, including a win the last time he competed in a TUNDRA event at Dells Raceway Park in 2020.  It was his fifth series win at the venue.

“I’m excited going into the Dells. It’s always been a good track to me,” he said. “The points battle always adds a different perspective on the race.

If history is any indication, Zehr should be not only a threat for the title, but also a threat to seal it with a win (something he did at Jefferson in 2015).

“Success at a track usually breeds more success,” Zehr said. “Fortunately, way back when I first came to Dells, I unloaded a strong car. That has always given me a good idea of what I’m looking for out of my car.”

TUNDRA will be joined on Sunday by the UMA 602 Late Models and the INEX Legends. Qualifying begins at 12:30 with racing at 2pm.

Dells Raceway Park is located at N1070 Smith Rd outside of Wisconsin Dells, Wis. For more information visit http://www.dellsracewaypark.com