|TORC 2013: Ross Hoek Motorsports begins new chapter - TORC PRO-4|
The career of off-road racer Ross Hoek has taken many turns over the last twelve years. During that time the Michigan racer has had many successful seasons in the Sportsman divisions as well as in PRO-2WD and PRO-Light. The upcoming TORC season will see Hoek make the move to the pinnacle division of short-course off-road racing, TORC PRO-4.
Ross Hoek's career began after watching a Marty Reid produced CORR event on ESPN. The following year Hoek showed up to Crandon with an untested Sportsman Truck, a trailer full of determination and a driving style that grabbed everyone's attention. In the years since his first race Hoek progressed through five classes into the PRO-2WD and PRO-Light ranks. His dedication has awarded the Michigan racer numerous podium finishes and dozens of wins including a PRO-2WD World Championship.
Along the way Hoek always gave back to the sport as he has continually worked with the sanctioning bodies in the development of the sport. Ross was also a founding member of the MORR Sportsman organization.
After the final TORC event this past season in Lancaster, California, Hoek began talking to Johnny Greaves about the move to PRO-4. After moving from Pro-2WD to Pro-Light in 2010 for financial reasons, Hoek was ready for something more and PRO-4 was the next step. As the owner of a large and successful CNC machine shop, its resources would fit the unlimited development allow in the premier short-course racing division quite well. Shortly before Christmas Greaves offered Hoek a deal he couldn't refuse on his current PRO-4 Chassis.
"Yes this is a big step for our program," comments Ross Hoek. "The deal Johnny made me for the truck he raced this past season was too good to pass up. Fortunately my CNC business gives me an advantage when it comes to creating the spare chassis parts needed to compete during a sixteen round TORC season. We still need marketing partners to make the program work and be competitive race after race."
With the PRO-4 program well underway at the RHM shop and with the PRO-Light program sold to a TORC sportsman competitor, Ross is confident they'll be ready to compete at the opening round of the 2013 TORC season with a very competitive race truck. The key to a successful season is keeping the race truck competitive all the way to the final race of the season.
With that being said, the first TORC race of the season is approaching fast, and the team's marketing group is working overtime to find marketing partners to ensure the team will compete for podium finishes all season long.
2013/02/15 | 19:31 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/REUSCHE