Budds Creek: Ed Hoover post race report

BUDDS CREEK, Md.-Pro Modified racer Ed Hoover brought his total to six first round losses in nine IHRA national events during the 9th annual Expressautoparts.com Presidents Cup hosted by Maryland International Raceway. Hoover's season began with...

BUDDS CREEK, Md.-Pro Modified racer Ed Hoover brought his total to six first round losses in nine IHRA national events during the 9th annual Expressautoparts.com Presidents Cup hosted by Maryland International Raceway.

Hoover's season began with promise following a win at the season-opening Winter Nationals in Darlington, S.C. He earned the points lead for the IHRA Summit Drag Racing Series championship.

But as all racers know, it's easy to go from a hero to a zero in this game.

The second event on the schedule saw Hoover falter, losing first round and starting a trend the Columbia, S.C.-resident is still struggling to break.

For the most part, Hoover's qualifying efforts had kept him from falling too far in the championship point standings. He was number three heading into the Presidents Cup event.

A number seven qualifying position this weekend and another first round loss dropped Hoover to number four; leaving him little time to reclaim the top position. There are only two events remaining in the season.

"We'll be moderately happy with a top five finish," stated Hoover. "Although number one would be much, much, better!"

Hoover and company will travel to Shreveport, La., and compete in the Mopar Performance World Finals, Oct. 14-16.

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