Zehr Dominates Wausau Noon Optimist Kids Night
By: Brandon Aschenbrenner

The Wausau Noon Optimist night brought out tons of kids and their bikes on kid’s night. The bikes would be used for entertainment during the intermission period as the kids raced against other kids in their age group for a coveted trophy and flag. Racer’s kids, grandkids and even racers themselves all got involved in the action, including a special driver/crew race. These “big kids” would race against each other with Rayce Haase reigning victorious and pocketing the $50 bonus and the bragging rights.

In the Green Mill Super Late Models presented by C-Tech, Jerry Brickner picked up the fast time award. Jeremy Lepak and Ryan Hinner would take heat wins in some very close finishes. The feature event would see Jeremy Lepak and Mike Olson, making his first visit this season, start on the front row. Lepak was able to jump out to the early lead, but last year’s track champion, Dalton Zehr was able to make the pass on the inside and take the lead five laps into the race. A competition caution would fly at the half way point of the sixty lap feature, and the restart would be more of the same with Zehr pulling away, this time from Stratford’s Derek Kraus. With nineteen laps remaining, Brickner and Jay VanDerGeest got together in turn four and spun bringing out a yellow. Both would continue, but would be sent to the back because of contact. A final restart would see M.G. Gajewski attempt to pass Zehr on the high side, but Zehr was having none of it and he was able to park it in victory lane. Gajewski would hold on for second, with Kraus, Mark Mackesy and Olson rounding out the top five. In the points, Gajewski now has a sixteen point edge over Lepak.

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4:30pm - Fan Gates Open
6:00pm - Fred Mueller Qualifying
7:00pm - Racing Begins

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Kids (6-12) - $8
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