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Joe Charles took to the Coyote Stock class like KJ Jones to a bucket-hat factory. As one of the key players in the parts department of Gene Evans Ford, he had easy access to Ford Racing’s Coyote crate engine and all the supporting equipment. And since his good buddy Tim Matherly wasn’t using his former ’01 Bullitt, the combination slid right into place. Joe had a really successful front half of the season, until Justin Burcham, Shane Stymiest, and Jacob Lamb joined the foray to give him a few fits. However, Justin Burcham had the best chance to take the points lead, and it came down to the final round of the year at Bowling Green. Justin was unable to get the win, so Joe took home the first Coyote Stock championship.