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‘Hooker’ Hood Dead At 86

Hooker Hood

BARTLETT, Tenn. — National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Clarence “Hooker” Hood died Christmas Eve. He was 86.

A winner of more than 700 races during a career, which lasted more than 50 years, Hood is best known for his success racing sprint cars, which led him to induction into the Hall of Fame in 1999.

Hood’s son, Rickey, is also a popular sprint car racer.

Hood’s accomplishments at Riverside Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., are legendary. In 1966, he won 20 of the 22 sprint car races contested at the quarter-mile dirt track.

He won 57 races in 1967 and earned 48 triumphs the following year. Hood raced until he was 75 years old.

Hood’s funeral is 11 a.m. Saturday at Bartlett Baptist Church.

 

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