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Ross Hoek Motorsports: TORC Bark River Report

Holland, Mich. (August 9, 2016) – Ross Hoek continues to perform well as the TORC Series presented by AMSOIL heads into homestretch of the 2016 season. After committing to run the entire season in his Greaves-built PRO-4×4, the Michigan native impresses the competition with his privately funded team. The TORC “Showdown in the UP” event saw the Auto Trans Design #21 PRO-4×4 challenge the top drivers in the class.
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Bark River International Off-Road Raceway had perfect weather for a short-course off-road event. The temperatures were in the 70s and for a change, hardly a cloud in the sky all weekend long.

Saturday’s Round Nine had the ATD PRO-4×4 lined up on the front row. Early on the silver truck battled with the best in the business, but once again neither Hoek nor anyone else in the PRO-4×4 field had an answer for the Greaves’ trucks. After ten laps, Ross Hoek finished in fourth place.

Overnight the team went to work looking to gain some more speed. A decision was made to make suspension and other changes to try to work with the increasingly slick track.

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Sunday’s Round Ten saw Ross start on the pole once again but the slick track and an early race mistake cost him a front running position. After the halfway point Ross once again raced with the leaders taking the checkered flag in a hard fought sixth place.

“With only two stops left on the TORC season our team has never performed so well in Pro-4×4,” remarked Ross Hoek. “Instead of just replacing broken or damaged parts between rounds on a race weekend, the team is working with making adjustments to create a faster, better handling race truck. This is a major step for Ross Hoek Motorsports. I believe we still have a couple of podiums finishes ahead of us this year and we’re prepared to be contenders in future seasons of TORC Pro-4 racing!”

The next race for Ross Hoek Motorsports is the “Showdown in Charlotte” August 19-20 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

If you can’t get to Charlotte to watch Ross Hoek Motorsports compete in person, the entire weekend of racing is available live at: www.torcseries.com/live.

Ross Hoek Motorsports thanks the following companies for their support:
Automatic Transmission Design, Trailready Wheels,
Shop-Vac, Motive Gear, Goodwin Competition,
Allstar Performance, REM Chemicals, Invisible Glass

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