Ross Hoek Lands on Podium Round 7
Shows Speed in Round 8
Holland, MI (August 16, 2010) – Ross Hoek Motorsports is beginning to see all the long hours building and preparing the #21 Allstar Performance, Royal Purple, BFGoodrich, Ford Ranger pay off at the track for the 2010 TORC season. This past weekend of racing for Ross Hoek can be considered a turning point in his PRO-Light career.
The second visit to Bark River International Off-Road Raceway seems to be a confidence booster for teams like RHM when developing a new truck for competition. The return trip allows teams to fine tune their chassis setups as well as gear combinations. This is especially important with the new specifications of the V-8 powered PRO-Light trucks.
Ross Hoek put the three practice sessions before the start of Round 7 to good use. Each time out, the orange Ford Ranger was continually improving its lap times. The RHM crew was confident that a podium finish was in its future.
The Round 7 action had the Allstar Performance Ford Ranger starting in the middle of the pack. Some quick moves avoiding spinning competitors on the first lap put Ross into podium contention. After the mandatory caution Ross pressured the leaders with no luck but when the checkered flag was waved, Ross had battled his way to a third place podium finish. “We had a good truck today,” noted Ross “Tomorrow will be better.”
Sunday’s Round 8 action had Ross “up on the wheel” immediately from the onset. The starting order had the #21 Ford in the second row and now it was time for the driver from southwest Michigan racer to move up the podium. Ross got shuffled back a couple spots on the start but raced hard to the mandatory caution. The caution lap allowed the Allstar Performance Ford Ranger to get back into contention for a spot on the box. When the field went back to green flag racing, a rock got into the engine pulleys of the #21, breaking the oil pump belt. Immediately, Ross shut the engine down and coasted off the track.
“Coming to Bark River and getting the two extra practice sessions has been key to our truck’s development,” noted Ross Hoek. “Our PRO-Light program has come a long way since the season opener in Crandon. I feel like we have one of the better trucks in the class, and we’ll continue to back it up with our results. Today was our first DNF this season and it was unavoidable, we’ll be back strong at Chicagoland.”
The next race for Ross Hoek Motorsports is Wednesday, August 25 and Thursday, August 26 under the lights at the Dirt Track at Chicagoland’s Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois.
Ross Hoek Motorsports would like to thank its sponsors including:
Venom Energy Drink
Hawk Performance Brake Pads
Baer Brake Calipers
Auto Trans Design
Royal Purple Synthetic Oil
Jeff’s Bronco Graveyard
T&D Machine Products
Fox Racing Shox
Motor State Distributing
Ross Hoek Motorsports has several marketing opportunities still available for the 2010 season.
To contact Ross Hoek Motorsports for an interview or marketing opportunities please call
616-738-0058 or email: [email protected]
– Mike Reusche, [email protected]