In what has become a Holiday tradition Thomas “Moose” Praytor with a little help from his friends, Grant Thompson and Connor Okrzesik made a delivery to WKRG’s Magical Christmas Toy Drive.
Praytor and WKRG Sports Anchor, Randy Patrick, started the delivery of remote control cars years ago and over time have included some pretty fast drivers from the Gulf Coast.
Young Grant Thompson coming off of a runner up National Inex Championship in 2017 made his first laps in a full size race truck at only 12 years old in 2018. Thompson made his second trip to TV 5 along with 17 year old Connor Okrzesik.
Okrzesik, blistered the final 3 races of the 2018 season with a 2nd place finish at the Mobile 300, 4th at the 51st Annual Snowball Derby and another podium finish in the Snowflake. Fans can expect big things from Okrzesik in 2019.
“Randy does a tremendous job of covering racing and he’s always fun to beat racing remote control cars with. What Channel 5 does with the Salvation Army is incredible,” said Praytor.
There were over 32,000 donated to the 2018 Magical Christmas Toy Drive.
Just over 50 days until the Lucas Oil 200 driven by General Tire at Daytona International Speedway.