A dry, dusty mound of dirt isn’t much fun to play in; especially Texas dirt that’s dryer than dust and hard as asphalt. Unless you’re Chad Hord, winner of the 2011 AMSOIL Cup at Crandon International Raceway and sponsored by BOSS Snowplows/Nissan/AMSOIL, who loves taking his BOSS Snowplows/Nissan/AMSOIL wrapped PRO 2 Nissan Frontier-bodied race truck and jumping off the mound of dirt catching air.
Maybe it’s just the roar of his big engine and watching him drift into a corner spraying a cloud of dust everywhere, but that just looks like fun. Hord was all smiles after his demonstration. The crowd that had gathered was whooping and hollering as he took off his helmet.
Driving fast and getting air under his Nissan Frontier-bodied race truck isn’t the only thing Hord does for excitement. “Besides driving, I also like fishing for perch, bluegill, crappie, and northern. Most of the time we will go up as a family to Six Mile Lake where my in-laws have an A-frame cabin and a pontoon boat to fish from. My girls are seven and eight years old and have their own poles…they graduated from using the Snoopy and Scooby-doo poles,” said Hord. Hord’s wife, Amy, also likes to fish making it a real family affair when they go. “Sometimes the girls will go out catching night crawlers the night before we go spotting them with a flashlight and picking them up. That’s almost as fun as fishing sometimes,” said Hord. The Hord family likes bobber fishing when they go keeping it simple yet interesting. Living up north, the Hord family also fish when the lakes freeze over. “We will go up and fish out of an ice shack while the kids go ice skating outside the ice shack for fun. Most of the time we catch northern and walleye. Both are good eating and I like the taste of northern,” said Hord.
Hord (www.hordracing.com) began racing when he was 19 years old. His talent moved him up in classes to now where he competes in the Short Course Off Road Racing circuit. “I fish in the Off-Road Championship Series races present by AMSOIL. Most of them are a two day race and held on Wednesday and Thursday night or on Saturday and Sunday.
Of course, Hord’s first love is driving and racing; in addition to getting air at promotional events, but he still loves to spend time out with his family fishing. “It’s something we can do together as a family and have fun doing it,” said Hord. For everyone that gathered to watch Hord get air it was thrilling to watch as the Texas dust was sprayed everywhere. Most of them deep inside wish they could have been the one driving, spraying the Texas dirt and collecting the cheers.
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