GRAND BEND, ONT. - Pro Modified Driver Ed Hoover lost a close match with Roy Wasko's 2000 Corvette in the opening round of the Mopar Parts Canadian Nationals presented by Castrol at the Grand Bend Motorplex in Grand Bend, Ontario. Both...
GRAND BEND, ONT. - Pro Modified Driver Ed Hoover lost a close match with Roy Wasko's 2000 Corvette in the opening round of the Mopar Parts Canadian Nationals presented by Castrol at the Grand Bend Motorplex in Grand Bend, Ontario. Both drivers launched together with identical .538 lights, and covered a lot real estate in their respective lanes, but it was Wasko at the finish line first with a 6.511/210.91. Hoover's had to settle for first round runner-up with a 6.535/216.65.
Hoover qualified ninth with a 6.431/218.92 that came during his final attempt at qualifying to improve on his previous 6.46, which also would have made the field.
Hoover explained, "It was a good old fashioned race. We both left together and we stayed together all the way to the finish line. I hate to lose, but I can take losing if that is how the race transpires. I had the opportunity to win that one all the way from the starting line to the finish. I just didn't take advantage of the situation."
Hoover's next race will be in two weeks at the Amalie Oil Summer Nationals in Cordova, Illinois where he will be looking to improve on his showing this weekend.
"Cordova will be here soon," explained Hoover. "We'll use the same basic game plan that used when we came into here and apply it to that race. However, it doesn't matter what game plan we have, it will have the same objective. That goal is to win."
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