Cook Is Street Stock Money Man
GIBSONTON, Fla. – Calvin Cook raced from the back of the field to earn his biggest payday in Saturday’s 50-lap World Street Stock Championships finale at East Bay Raceway Park.
Starting the feature in last place in 23rd, the 24-year-old Pace, Fla., racer fought his way to the front, taking the top spot on lap 21.
However, Jimmy Sharpe had other ideas, and the two dueled side by side lap after lap for the lead in the closing stages.
When the checkered flag waved, it was Cook crossing the strip first, narrowly holding off Tim Powers by .008 second to earn the $3,000 winner’s share.
“Man, I’ve won some $1,000-to-win (races) and a couple $2,000 (to win races), but nothing this big before,” Cook said.
Sharpe finished third, with Kevin Durden and Del Powell completing the top five.