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January 27, 2022

C2CRL Hometown Heroes W7 Recap

by Ryan Senneker

26 Jan 2022
Coast 2 Coast Racing League | Week 7
Hometown Heroes Series | Volusia Speedway Park

Jeff Flaro takes the checkered flag in the A&J Custom Creations 305 Sprints Series with the Coast 2 Coast Racing League Hometown Heroes Series feature race at Volusia Speedway ahead of Christopher Berger and Jeffrey Kemper. Multiple cautions made smart restarts a critical strategy for the win and Flaro credited his ever-changing restart strategies to his past as a baseball pitcher, “Batter to pitcher is a little bit of a head game and I find it [to be] the same thing. So, if you’re always doing the same thing, you become predictable.”

Kyle Moonen took the win in the ABR Setup Shop 360 Sprints Series 25 lap feature beating out Blake Chapman and Nick Vickrey. Moonen created a big upset taking the lead away from Chapman with 2 laps to go, who had led every lap to that point. Coming out of turn 4 on lap 23, Moonen made hard contact with the outside wall and managed to pull ahead of Chapman as they came across the start/finish line. “I just actually kept it to the floor at that point and was like ‘Well, we’re either going to wreck or somehow make my way out of this and got lucky I guess.”

The Coast 2 Coast Racing League’s Hawkeye Challenge III event was a change of pace to say the least. The 22-car field consisted of drivers in street stocks, legends, UMPs, 358 modifieds, pro late models, and 305 sprints all battling together around 50 laps with each class winner going home tonight with a special custom made C2CRL dog tag as their prize. The class winners were Jeff Flaro in the legends, Kurt Shatzer in the street stocks, Aiden Young in the UMPs, Brandon Dittmer in the 358 modifieds, John Heyn in the pro late models, and Randy Shreves in the 305 sprints and tonight’s overall race winner.

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