C2CRL Hometown Heroes W9 Recap
09 Feb 2022
Coast 2 Coast Racing League | Week 9
Hometown Heroes Series | Charity Event
Josh Gerlach won the night’s opening 30 lap event at the Dirt Track at Charlotte in the 360 Sprints “King of the Wing” Steve King Foundation Charity Event with the Coast 2 Coast Racing League ahead of Steve Goldner and Ross Korynta with Keith Jackson claiming the last transfer spot with a 10th place finish to move to the main event at Knoxville Speedway. Gerlach commented after his win, “We had a couple of close calls there. I think we were three wide a couple times, but, you know, came out all good.” Gerlach was able to masterfully run both top and bottom lines as he took away the lead in the first half of the event and ran away from the field through the remaining laps.
Blake Chapman took the win in a GWC finish at Knoxville Speedway ahead of Kyle Moonen and Randy Shreves in the 27-car field. Moonen started on the pole tonight and was the driver to beat as he has won the last two charity events. Shreves challenged for the lead early on and had taken it away from Moonen for a majority of the race, but Chapman surprised everyone when he dove to the bottom in the last moments of the race and jumped from 4th to 1st. “That bottom was really fast there at the end and I’m glad I found it before the other guys did.”, Chapman shared after the win. Patrick Spangler, who came home in 4th, took home the Gambler Motorsports’ Hard Charger Award moving up a shocking 19 positions through the night.
Proceeds from tonight’s action were donated to the Steve King Foundation who provides assistance to race car drivers, pit crew members, racing officials and track operating personnel or the immediate families of those individuals who are involved in dirt track racing and are seriously ill, severely injured or killed. The foundation will also contribute to organizations and facilities dedicated to improving the safety of the sport, when additional funds are available. Learn more about or donated to this foundation at http://www.stevekingfoundation.org