Hord races to ‘Chairman’

CRANDON – A rod came apart and a gear change was needed, but Felch’s Chad Hord still wound up with a successful truck racing weekend.

Hord, qualifying second for the Chairman’s Cup at Crandon, took an early lead and never looked back in winning the feature event. He missed out on the top qualifying spot by .15 of a second.

Hord became one of only three Pro-2WD racers to repeat as the Chairman’s Cup champion. He also triumphed in 2011.

In his last eight Chairman’s Cup races, Hord has accumulated four podium finishes (two firsts, second and third).

During the awards ceremony, Hord saluted his sponsors and crew for their hard work.

In the season standings, Hord slipped 21 points behind division-leading CJ Greaves (175-154). Engine problems prevented Hord from finishing round 7 at Crandon. He placed third in round 8.

Hord Racing returns July 19-20 at Bark River.