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76 Benjamin Hobbs          Updated by Driver: 10/7/2011
Edited by Staff: 5/24/2016

 Driver Information
Nickname: Gentle Ben
Hometown: RedCloud,NE
Birthdate: 8/26/93
Email Address: a24racefan2@hotmail.com
Marital Status: Single
Employer: Simag Grain
Job: Farm Help
Year Started Racing: 2007
Total Years Racing: 5
Racing Hero: Jason Friesen - I watched him race growing up

 Car Information
Year/Make/Model: 2007 BMS
Motor: Chevy 350
Owner: Ulayn Hobbs
Crew Chief: Jon Thompson / Troy & Tyler Frye
Crew: Ulayn Hobbs, Bob Schulz, Lucas Hobbs, Brady Young, Jon Thompson.
Sponsors & Support: Hobbs Repair - Red Cloud, Thompson's Racing Engines - Superior, Stock Aid Liquors - Red Cloud, Pine Tree Antiques - Red Cloud, O'Reilly Auto Parts - Hastings, Auto Outlet - Grand Island, Dolan Motorsports - Overton, The Car Barn - Johnson Lake, Dave Murray Racing - Oberlin, S&D Crafts - Red Cloud, Smitty's Bar - Riverton, Jeff Cyphers - Concordia, BMS - Belleville, Major Oil - Hastings, Thompson Farms - Superior, NAPA Auto Parts - Hastings.



 Tracks & Series
Junction Motor Speedway (NE) - SportMod #76
Lexington Raceway (NE) - SportMod #76
KTRS Series - SportMod #76

 Awards & Accomplishments
2007 - Hornets:
Rookie of the Year Award
1 win
3rd in Happy Hornet Points at Mid-Nebraska Speedway

2008 - Junior Hornets:
9 wins
6 2nd places
2nd in Junior Hornet Points at Mid-Nebraska Speedway

2009 - Junior Hornets:
15 wins
4 2nd places
Junior Hornet Points Championship at Mid-Nebraska Speedway

2010 - Hobby Stock:
8 Top 5 finishes
2nd in Points at Dawson County Raceway
Rookie of the Year Award at Dawson County Raceway
6th in Points at Mid-Nebraska Speedway
2nd in Rookie Points at Mid-Nebraska Speedway
6th in Nebraska State Points
4th in Regional Rookie Points
5th in National Rookie Points

2011 - SportMod
8 Top 5 finishes
2nd in Points at Elmwood Park Speedway
Rookie of the Year Award at Elmwood Park Speedway
6th in Points at Dawson County Raceway
2nd in Rookie Points at Dawson County Raceway
7th in National Rookie Points

 
 Career Summary
My dad used to work at the Speed Bowl in Red Cloud, and I would always go with him. Then I started going with Larry Edger to the races. In 2006 we had some tickets to go to Junction Motor Speedway. This is when I saw the Hornet / Sport Compact class. I found a Mustang during the off season and raced it. From there on I have been racing and I had moved up to IMCA Hobby Stock in 2010, and now for the 2011 season I am racing IMCA SportMod.
 
 Racing Goals
[x] Have Fun
[x] Get The Car In The Trailer In One Piece
[ ] Win A Track Championship
[ ] Race The Super Nationals
[ ] Race The Dual In The Desert
[ ] 100 IMCA Win Club

 

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