Kirk Hooker

In his 30 years of action, Kirk ‘The Joker’ Hooker (#38H) of Chatham, has proven himself a rare breed of driver, who is at home whether he’s running pounding the pavement of an asphalt track, or riding the cushion at a dirt track.  What sets him aside from a number of drivers that have raced on both surfaces is that he’s been incredibly successful doing both, winning some of the biggest pavement and dirt titles in Ontario during that career.

The 47-year old spoke about some of the highlights on his resume of speed, “We’ve won over 100 dirt Late Model features, five South Buxton track championships, four at Ridgetown Raceway, and an Ontario Dirt Late Model championship.  On asphalt, we’ve won an ALSTAR championship, the Summer Sizzler, Autumn Colours, and Octoberfest.  The biggest thing that I have left to win is a Delaware Speedway championship.  It would be pretty cool to retire and be mentioned with guys like Junior Hanley and Don Biederman.”

Hooker suffered a big crash in Florida during the Canadian racing offseason, but has his Chevy put back together again, and recovered with a perfect kick off to the season, finding victory lane in the Opening Night Shootout at Delaware.

The Hooker Brother Racing Team will be backed in 2012 by Ron O’Brien Remax, JBM Leasing, and Spira Fire Protection, and as Kirk’s son Jake continues to rack up feature wins in go-kart competition, the team might have to change their name to Hooker Brothers and Sons Racing.

Kirk Hooker