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9 Dave Cook          Updated by Driver: 8/3/2016
Edited by Staff: 8/22/2017

 Driver Information
Hometown: Lincoln,NE
Birthdate: 9/1/66
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 180
Email Address: dave@dirtdrivers.com
Marital Status: Married - Kathy
Children: Amber - 17, Lauren - 11
Employer: Spring Valley Homes
Job: Co-Owner
Year Started Racing: 1983
Total Years Racing: 31
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
Motor: Ford 359
Owner: Dave & Kathy Cook
Crew Chief: Dave Cook
Crew: Kathy Cook, Amber Cook, Lauren Cook, Jeremy Tonar, Julie Tonar.
Sponsors & Support: Spring Valley Homes, C&L Automotive, dirtdrivers.com, SLMR Series, Kaser MotorSports.



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

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.
 

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