WEST MEMPHIS, AR (Riverside International Speedway) - The Parts Plus Hooker Hood Classic will be held Saturday night, 5/19 as well as several prerace events to honor Hooker Hood.
The HHC race and all of the prerace events are to honor the legendary Hooker Hood, who is a legend in dirt track racing. National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inducted Hooker in 1999 to honor his outstanding achievements as a driver, including his having won several hundred supermodified and sprint car features and championships. Hooker was legendary in the midsouth area and he was instrumental in paving the way for young racers that followed in his footsteps who wanted to be just like Hooker. Hooker did most of his racing on dirt but he did race on some asphalt tracks. He ran some of the first modified/sportsman races on Daytona's super-speedway. This legendary man was a magnet to race fans wherever he went. Hooker's favorite quotes were: "Some come to see me win, Some come to see me lose, But they all come to see me" and "Don't turn left until you hear the boards rattle"