Bark River, MI (July 16, 2017) - Just forty miles from home, Bark River is a favorite for Chad and the one he considers his hometown track. After making a debut at Crandon just a few weeks earlier, the Hord Racing team was busy making a few minor changes to the truck before they would travel to Bark River, MI for the “Throwdown in the U.P.”. Chad was able to run the Lucas Oil, Ponsse, and Maxxis Pro-4WD two times on Friday to get some more seat time in the truck before race time on Saturday. Satisified with the way the track ran, Chad was looking forward to Saturday. Saturday morning Chad was able to take on more practice round and he knew the truck was ready for racing. The truck was fast and it showed in the lap times during practice. The track conditions were great and holding up well. Could Chad and the Lucas Oil, Ponsse, Maxxis Pro-4WD take another podium finish in front of his hometown?


Chad would start in the sixth position after an inversion of points. Off the start, Chad continued to run tight in the pack and around turn two, the tight running caused him to get tangled up. Losing ground but determined to get back in the race, Chad and the Lucas Oil, Ponsse, Maxxis battled hard and caught up to the pack before the mandatory caution. Fighting hard, Chad was able to take over the fourth position at the mandatory caution. After one of the front runners had to pull off during the caution, Chad would be in the third position on the restart. Off the restart, Chad made a great pass, overtaking the second-place position. The speed of the truck was evident as Chad fought hard to gain on the leader and keep off third place. With two laps to go Chad went into the third corner and took the inside as CJ Greaves passed him on the outside. Chad wouldn’t give up, as he treaded hard to try and regain second. Unable to do so though, Chad and the Lucas Oil, Ponsse, Maxxis Pro-4WD would finish on the podium in the third place position.

Chad stated, “It was unbelievable how much fun that race was. I can’t thank my sponsors: Lucas Oil, Ponnse,and Maxxis enough and the Bark River crew who did an outstanding job on the track. I’m looking forward to tomorrow.”


Hord Racing 2017 Schedule

Date Track / Location
June 24-25 Crandon Intl Off Road Raceway, Crandon, WI
  TORC Series Event
July 15-16 Bark River Intl Raceway, Bark River, MI
  TORC Series Event
July 22-23 Lucas Oil Raceway, Wheatland, MO
  Lucas Oil Offroad Racing Series Event
Sept 2-3 Crandon Intl Off Road Raceway, Crandon, WI
  TORC Series Event

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