Contributed by: ACT Staff
Brett Wheeler Scores Hard Earned Victory on Make-A-Wish Night
Mike Billado, Alan Maynard, and Jennifer Getty Victorius
Brett Wheeler outlasted Joey Becker in a side-by-side duel of front row occupants that went on for the full 50 laps of the Make-A-Wish Late Model main event Thursday at Thunder Road.
Wheeler had to command the outside lane to land his 2nd win of the season in the Spherion Chevy No. 1. Becker led the first 16 laps as well as laps 26-30 and 32-36.
Neither Wheeler nor Becker could have survived a misstep as 16 year-old Emily Packard arrived at their spoilers on lap 36. Packard got a wheel ahead of Becker as the trio encountered a lapped car, but Becker hung tough for runner-up honors.
Scott Payea was a close 4th, three car-lengths ahead of point leader Derrick O’Donnell. Nick Sweet, Cody Blake and Eric Chase were next in line.
“It was a lot of fun racing with Joey like that,” Wheeler said.