WSORR: Vandenhuevel, Gaughan to driver for Hoek at Crandon

RHM Signs Vandenheuvel and Gaughan to Drive Herculiner PRO-2WD for Crandon Events! Holland, MI (August 28, 2007) -- The injury sustained at Bark River II, has put Ross Hoek on the sidelines for the remainder of the 2007 race season. In an...

RHM Signs Vandenheuvel and Gaughan to Drive Herculiner PRO-2WD for Crandon Events!

Holland, MI (August 28, 2007) -- The injury sustained at Bark River II, has put Ross Hoek on the sidelines for the remainder of the 2007 race season. In an effort to keep the Herculiner, Precision Gear, Toyo Tires Pro-2WD in competition at the BorgWarner Championships, the premier short course event in the country, RHM has signed Appleton, Wisconsin native and West Coast competitor, Dan Vandenheuvel to qualify and drive the #21 on Friday and Saturday. Then former short course champion and current NASCAR Craftsman Truck driver, Brendan Gaughan, will get behind the wheel on Sunday, to compete in Round 11, as well as, the BorgWarner Cup.

"I have surgery scheduled this week, and the doctors want me to take it easy for a couple of months," commented Ross Hoek. "It's important to our sponsors and the development of our program to make sure our truck is competing for the win at Crandon. After a few phone calls, I was able to secure two of the biggest names in our sport, past and present, with Brendan and Dan. Both drivers have had success at Crandon, so it will be very interesting to see how the competition and the fans react to the Herculiner Pro-2, when the green flag is dropped."

The Holland, Michigan native has surgery scheduled for Wednesday, to repair the six broken and dislocated bones, as well as, torn ligaments in his left foot. The foot injuries were sustained at Bark River while the Herculiner Pro-2WD flew near the 200 foot mark, coming off the infamous "Hill", and landed hard into the concrete barrier.

The WSORR competition begins Friday afternoon, August 31, as RHM and the top PRO-2WD and PRO-4x4 drivers in the country, take to Crandon International Raceway to qualify for Sunday's BorgWarner World Championship Cup. Then WSORR Round 10 race action takes place on Saturday afternoon, with Round 11 on Sunday, several hours before the BorgWarner Cup event.

About Brendan Gaughan

Brendan Gaughan, the Las Vegas native, hasn't slowed dowan since scoring a win in the very first race that he entered, at the age of 15. Whether going off-road in the desert, or turning left on the asphalt, Gaughan craves the competition, lives for speed and wants nothing less than a victory, when he is behind the wheel of a race vehicle.

At the most recent NASCAR Craftsman Truck event, the O'Reilly 200 in Bristol, Tennessee, Brendan qualified second and finished the event in second.

About Dan Vandenheuvel

Dan Vandenheuvel, the Flying Dutchman, is one of only a few racers in short course off road racing that has been around for 27 years. From the 30-mile race course in Crandon's backwoods, to the now world famous short course track, the Flying Dutchman has won SODA's Class 13 Championship twice and finished second, three other times. In 4 of the past 5 years, he has finished in the top four in PRO-2 championship points.

At Crandon's Brush Run event in June, Dan landed on the podium in both WSORR points races, and was fourth overall in the Chairman's Cup.

-credit: rhm

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