Chad Hord Claims 5th World Championship in Crandon Finale
Crandon, WI -- After a substantial amount of rainfall in the area, and four drivers meetings to discuss the options, racing on Saturday was cancelled and it was decided to run a double points, high stakes race on Sunday. Finishing positions would count for both rounds 13 and 14 points, qualifying positions for the AMSOIL Cup later in the afternoon, and the winner would be crowned the 2014 World Champion!
Not afraid of a challenge, the Hord Racing team assessed the track conditions throughout the morning to see what the track would bring when the Pro-2WD's took to the track. Tire selection and groove would be important as track officials worked vigorously throughout the morning to salvage the track, that some of the CAT equipment was “drifting” through the starting line turn on! By race time, the track was coming around and Chad was eager to show the capacity crowd what his team was capable of.
Getting through turn one clean and in the third position Chad did an awesome job of setting the truck up in front of him as he came into the gravel pit turn wide and dove to the inside going off of the Traxxas launch zone jump in 2nd position. With Chad charging hard on his heels, the leader lost an engine and Chad took over the top spot and quickly pulled away from the field.
At the caution, Chad had a great restart and held off any advances. Halfway through the lap a truck rolled over in the race line and the race was red flagged for another restart. Chad once again held off any pursuit and held on to win his fifth World Championship of his career. The performance secured his 2nd place finish in the year-end points standings.
The Hord Racing team took home 12 podium finishes in 14 starts, winning five of those races! It was an awesome season for Chad, our partners; BOSS Snowplow, AMSOIL, Maxxis, and the Hord Racing team.FULL STORY
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