Kaley Johnson Ice Racing with a Purpose
This past Sunday – January 21, 2018 – the QCREW made it out to Campbellsport, WI for the Steel Shoe Endurance Race fundraiser to watch QCREW member, Kaley Johnson, compete.
The Steel Fund is a non-profit organization that assists flat-track motorcycle racers that have been seriously injured during competition with in the United States. The Steel Shoe fund help racers pay their medical bills or assist in their most immediate needs following injury. An annual 3-hour motorcycle endurance ice race event is held every January as a fundraiser to help raise awareness of the Steel Shoe Fund.
The beginning of the day started out a little rough for Johnson as she has a flat front tire before going out on the sighting lap. Then, about one mile into the sighting lap Johnson’s chain broke. This lead neither Johnson nor Gerencer to check out the 7.1 mile long track.
However, the day got better as Johnson lead the entire heavyweight class into the first corner of the race and finished out the entire 3 hour race in 3rd place for her class.
Johnson and her partner, Charlie Gerencer, as a team ended up 3rd out of 36 teams in the heavyweight class and 6th overall out of 91 teams.
Here is a QCREW wrap up and interview with Kaley Johnson.