Kevin Kromer, a 55-year-old professional stock car racer from Walnutport, is used to driving at speeds of up to 180 mph. But that was nothing compared to the race of his life in June 2016. That’s when the two-time Super Cup Stock Car Series champion was diagnosed with esophageal cancer.
Kromer underwent weeks of chemotherapy and radiation before having surgery and participating in a lifesaving yearlong immunotherapy clinical trial at Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute. Ultimately, Kromer won. Now nearly four years cancer-free, “I’m still in the driver’s seat and in better shape physically than ever,” he says.