Dirt Drivers 102 Active Users
Register Now  |  Log In
Home   Message Boards   Classifieds   Dirt Driver Directory(tm)   Race Results   Rainout Report(tm)
Login  |   Register Now  |   Memberships  |   Links  |   Chat Room  |   Apparel  |   Advertising  |   Suggestion Box  |   About Us

9 Dave Cook          Updated by Driver: 12/14/2018
Edited by Staff: 12/16/2019

 Driver Information
Hometown: Lincoln,NE
Birthdate: 9/1/66
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 170
Email Address: dave@dirtdrivers.com
Marital Status: Married - Kathy
Children: Amber - 20, Lauren - 14
Employer: Spring Valley Homes
Job: Co-Owner
Year Started Racing: 1983
Total Years Racing: 34
Racing Hero: Richard Petty - he gives his all to the sport and to the fans and he is The King!

 Car Information
Year/Make/Model: 2013 Swartz Mustang / 2014 Swartz Camaro
Motor: Ford 359 / GM 604 Crate 350
Owner: Dave & Kathy Cook
Crew Chief: Dave Cook
Crew: Kathy Cook, Amber Cook, Lauren Cook, Jeremy Tonar.
Sponsors & Support: Spring Valley Homes, C&L Automotive, dirtdrivers.com, MBSLM Series, Wealth Partners.



 Tracks & Series
Boone County Raceway (NE) - Late Model #9
I-80 Speedway (NE) - Grand National Late Model #9
Off Road Speedway (NE) - Late Model #9
US 30 Speedway (NE) - Late Model #9
Bragging Rights Series - Grand National Late Model #9

 Awards & Accomplishments
1994 - 1 I-80 Speedway Pro Am A Feature win.

1995 - I-80 Speedway Pro Am Championship.
1995 - 2 I-80 Speedway Pro Am A Feature wins.
1995 - Sunset Speedway Pro Am Best Appearing Car Award.

1996 - 2 I-80 Speedway Pro Am A Feature wins.
1996 - 1 Sunset Speedway Pro Am A Feature win.
1996 - 1 Beatrice Speedway Pro Am A Feature win.

1997 - Eagle Raceway Grand American Late Model Rookie of the Year Award.
1997 - Sunset Speedway Grand National Late Model Rookie of the Year Award.
1997 - Sunset Speedway Grand National Late Model Best Appearing Car Award.

1998 - Sunset Speedway Grand National Late Model King of the Hill Championship.
1998 - 2 I-80 Speedway Grand National Late Model A Feature wins.

1999 - 1 I-80 Speedway Grand National Late Model A Feature win.
1999 - 1 Greenwood Speedway Grand National Late Model A Feature win.
1999 - I-80 Speedway Sportsman of the Year Award.

2001 - Eagle Raceway Grand American Late Model Nebraska Cup Championship.
2001 - 1 Eagle Raceway Grand American Late Model win.
2001 - 2 Mid-Nebraska Speedway Grand National Late Model A Feature wins.
2001 - 2 Butler County Speedway Grand National Late Model A Feature wins.

2002 - 2 Mid-Nebraska Speedway Grand National Late Model A Feature wins.

2003 - Mid-Nebraska Speedway Grand National Late Model Bud Shootout Championship.
2003 - Nebraska Raceway Park Grand National Late Model Most Popular Driver Award.

2004 - Nebraska Raceway Park Grand National Late Model King of the Hill Championship.
2004 - 4 Mid-Nebraska Speedway Grand National Late Model A Feature wins.
2004 - 2 Nebraska Raceway Park Grand National Late Model A Feature wins.

2005 - 1 Mid-Nebraska Speedway Grand National Late Model A Feature win.
2005 - 1 I-80 Speedway Grand National Late Model A Feature win.

2006 - 2 Mid-Nebraska Speedway Grand National Late Model A Feature wins.
2006 - 1 I-80 Speedway Grand National Late Model A Feature win.

2007 - 2 Mid-Nebraska Speedway Grand National Late Model A Feature wins.
2007 - 2 I-80 Speedway Grand National Late Model A Feature wins.

2008 - 1 I-80 Speedway Grand National Late Model A Feature win.

2009 - 1 Mid-Nebraska Speedway Grand National Late Model A Feature win.

2010 - 2 Mid-Nebraska Speedway Grand National Late Model A Feature wins.

2011 - 1 Mid-Nebraska Speedway Grand National Late Model A Feature win.

2014 - 1 I-80 Speedway Grand National Late Model A Feature win.

2015 - 1 Junction Motor Speedway Late Model A Feature win.

2017 - 1 I-80 Speedway Grand National Late Model A Feature win.

A Feature wins in 11 consecutive seasons from 2001-2011.

44 total A Feature & Special Event wins.

 
 Career Summary
I started racing in 1983 in Pueblo, Colorado on a 1/5 mile asphalt track in a Bomber class. I began racing on dirt in Nebraska in 1986 in Enduro races. I began running Pro Am in 1992 and moved up to Limited Late Model in 1997.
 
 Racing Goals
To win a Limited Late Model Championship.
 
 Other Interesting Team Information
My original car number (93) was chosen because I wanted something unique. I had never seen another car with that number at the time. When I started Pro Am, 93 was taken and the closest number available was 97, which I used until 1996 when my radio station sponsor at the time switched their frequency from 105.3 to 98.1. I simply added one to my number and, with permission from the race tracks I competed at, changed it to 98 in the middle of the 1996 season. The sponsorship lasted through the 2001 season. In 2002 my wife and I went for a new look with our team cars and switched to numbers 9 and 9x. I've always had a 9 in my number. An ongoing streak of nearly 20 years with never missing a weekly race show at my weekly tracks I race at came to an end in July 2012 when my arm was badly broken in a wreck at I-80 Speedway, forcing an early end to the season. After surgery and a lot of therapy, I was able to return to racing in 2013. In 2015 our two daughters Amber and Lauren started racing Cage Karts and have both won numerous races, features, and Championships. Amber also started racing a SportMod in 2017.
 

Copyright by dirtdrivers.com 2020.
All rights reserved. Reproduction of material appearing on this Web site
is strictly prohibited without written permission.