During his 23-year racing career, Bobby Gerhart has never experienced difficulties staying on the race track. Where he’s run into trouble is getting on it.
That has certainly been the case in 2010.
To this point of the ARCA stock car racing season, the Lebanon resident has competed in just two of the series’ five events. An indepedent racer with minor sponsorship, Gerhart has run well when he has been on the track.
In February, Gerhart won the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200, his record sixth ARCA victory at Daytona International Speedway in Florida. The only other race the 51-year-old veteran has ran was on April 23rd at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama.
In the Talladega ARCA 250, Gerhart started a promising 13th. But he couldn’t avoid an accident midway through the race and was forced to settle for a 28th-place finish.
Gerhart currently ranks 26th in the ARCA points standings. Although he is not currently listed among the entries for ARCA’s next event – the Menards 200 at Toledo Speedway in Ohio on May 23 – Gerhart is expected to race in the Messina Wildlife Animal Stopper 200 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond on June 5.
Last year, Gerhart competed in a career-low eight ARCA races, about one-third of the series’ schedule.