Christian Rose Racing Garners Sponsorship from Glenville Alum, Ike Morris

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MARTINSBURG, W.Va.— Christian Rose, an up-and-coming racecar driver hailing from Martinsburg, WV, was recently the recipient of a generous sponsorship donation from Glenville-area resident, Ike Morris. Morris contributed a hefty gift to help kickstart Rose’s 2021-2022 season and will look to provide matching funds for Rose’s professional season.  

Rose has quickly risen through the ranks to create a respected name for himself in the industry—joining the Cook Racing Technologies (CRT) team in 2020. He made his season debut on April 10th at Orange County Speedway’s opening night in Rougemont, NC, where he executed a strong performance in the late model race.  

Rose and Morris were introduced by Glenville State College President Mark Manchin. Morris, a Glenville State College alum and lifelong Glenville-area resident, has a history of this kind of support. 

Rose commented on Morris’ contribution, saying “Ike has had an impressive career. It’s an honor to be one of the young people he supports as they pursue their dreams.”  

Of Morris’ generous donation, Christian elaborated, stating, “Mr. Morris’ sponsorship means a lot. Knowing that folks back home are supporting my commitment to the sport is what drives me, and I look forward to putting his gift to good use this season.” 

The Christian Rose Racing team would also like to extend their congratulations to Glenville State College President Mark Manchin on his recent inauguration.  

Primarily competing in Late Model races across the Southeast since signing with CRT, Rose is slated to compete in the ARCA Menards Series in the second half of the season. For more information about our favorite small town WV driver, visit