C2CRL Hometown Heroes Recap
by Ryan Senneker
15 Dec 2021
Coast 2 Coast Racing League | Week 1
Hometown Heroes Series | Volusia Speedway Park
Blake Chapman of Vanderpool Racing took the checkered flag at the A&J Custom Creations 305 Sprint Series from the Coast 2 Coast Racing League Hometown Heroes Series 20 lap feature event around Volusia Speedway Park ahead of Nick Vickrey and Donovan Ross. Vickrey controlled the field for the first half of the race until Chapman overtook him with a well timed slider. “I didn’t think these things had enough horsepower to go all the way around up there by the wall. That’s why I went to the slider line and once I was catching [Vickrey] I knew that I had to just throw it in there and hope I cleared him.”
Lane Snook of BandyBuilt Racing took a very emotional victory over Jeff Flaro and Blake Chapman in the Icon Sim Sports 360 Sprint Series 40 lap event for the “David Mason Snook Memorial Race”. The race began with several laps in a four wide “Missing Man” formation in honor of David Snook, Lane Snook’s brother, who passed last September. With the faster line tonight along the top being more hazardous than most drivers were willing to risk, Snook drove that line to perfection and took the lead with only four laps to go leaving it all out on the track.
Stephen Spies took home the win in the 30 lap feature event of the Pro Late Model Series ahead of Brandon Templeton and Nick Vickrey with an exciting one lap shootout after a late race caution stacked the field back up on the final lap. Spies ran the inside line through the entire race perfectly being able to pull away from Templeton lap after lap. “I was going to stay down there until somebody proved they could get try to go around me. I don’t normally like running those tracks on the wall so this was well suited for me.”