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Hoek Adds Shop-Vac to Program - Finishes Fifth Both Days at Charlotte

Hoek Adds Shop-Vac to Program - Finishes Fifth Both Days at Charlotte


Holland, MI (April 29,2014) - The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway saw Ross Hoek continue to improve his PRO-4WD race program. In the days leading up to the race, the South West Michigan racer added Shop-Vac as a new marketing partner as well as quickened the pace of the race truck in the sport's premier classification. The Ross Hoek Motorsports team has now reached two of its three goals for the 2014 TORC season.

The .70 mile long short course track that was built within the banked clay oval at The Dirt Track was a challenge for most of the PRO-4WD competitors as the red clay had very different characteristics during the sunny afternoon practice sessions as compared to the evening feature races. As expected, the Nitto Tires on the #10 PRO-4WD truck adapted well to both track conditions.


Saturday's Round 3 eighteen lap race saw the Nitto Tires/Trail Ready Beadlocks/Shop-Vac PRO-4WD run very well to finish a respectable fifth place. The next morning the crew addressed a few issues with the truck and quickly prepped the silver #10 for the evening's big race to be televised on NBC Sports Network.

The starting grid for Sunday's Round 4 race had #10 Nitto Tires/Trail Ready Beadlocks/ Shop Vac PRO-4WD starting on the front row. When the green flag waved, Hoek started strong, running as high as third place and stayed clear of the typical mayhem that is associated with the second night of racing. Once again the silver #10 completed all eighteen laps to finish a very solid fifth place.


"We are definitely seeing improvement in our race program," noted Ross Hoek. "The team has a better understanding on the chassis set-up and I'm getting through the corners better every time we hit the track. We have a three step plan for the team. Step one, consistently finish races; step two, be competitive; and step three, finish on the podium. Right now we have accomplished the first two steps and with continued hard work we can get to the podium yet this year."

The next race on the 2014 TORC Series presented by AMSOIL is the "Throwdown in the U.P." June 14-15 in Bark River, Michigan.


The internet stream of the first four rounds of racing can be found on, as well every round during the 2014 season.


The date of the NBC Sports Network broadcast of the "Showdown in Charlotte" is May 1 at 10pm Eastern.


RHM would like to thank its sponsors including:
Nitto Tire, Trailready Beadlock Wheels, Shop Vac, Motive Gear, AMSOIL, Auto Trans Design, Allstar Performance, Stack, R2C Performance, Jeff's Bronco Graveyard, MSD Ignition, Invisible Glass, Fox Shox, and REM Chemicals.

Ross Hoek Motorsports has marketing opportunities the 2014 season. To contact Ross Hoek Motorsports for an interview or marketing opportunities please call 616-738-0058.- facebook  


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