High Intensity: Trace Beyer Holds Off Heavy Hitters For DARE Stock Win At Stafford

Trace Beyer

STAFFORD – A Sunday cruise turned out to be a harrowing rush hour at Friday at Stafford Motor Speedway for Trace Beyer.

But in the end the Stratton, Vt driver had the traffic covered.

Beyer held off Zack Robinson and Johnny Walker on a green-white-checkered finish to win the 15-lap DARE Stock feature Friday at Stafford Motor Speedway.

It was the second victory of the season in eight starts for Beyer, who won the season opening Spring Sizzler on April 29.

“It’s big because we got the Sizzler and after that, we didn’t tank, but we kind of faded a little bit,” Beyer said. “Everybody else was getting better and better and we just kind of stayed the same. The past week we spent a lot of time on the car and we made a lot of big adjustments and the car was handling really smooth tonight.”

Beyer had left the field deep in the rear view by the time the caution flew just after he had taken the white flag.

The race restarted with Walker – the division’s reigning champion and a two-time winner this year – on Beyer’s outside, and Robinson – the division points leader and a three-time winner this year – behind in third.

“I was out for a Sunday drive,” Beyer said. “This car was handling beautiful. It couldn’t get any better. As soon as that caution came out, you cannot be more worried with guys like Zack Robinson and Johnny Walker behind you. They’re the best in this division. I just had to figured out how to hold them off.”

On the restart, Beyer kept Walker to his outside in an effort to not give Robinson any room low. Beyer was able to clear Walker into turn three. On the final lap Robinson was able to get by Walker for second.

“I just had to figure out how to hold them off,” Beyer said. “Once I got through turns three and four and I cleared Johnny I knew I was home free.”

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