Feature: Ron DeHoop

Kimmy’s Garage would like to highlight Ron DeHoop on today’s blog:

Racing, motors, and speed have always been in Ron’s blood. He reminisces to his childhood when he would take lawn mower motors and install them on his wagons or anything else that had wheels! He always had the fastest go-kart or mini-bike in the neighborhood. This passion continued throughout high school and still remains today.

“I can still remember making my first official pass at Lions Drag Strip in 1968… I say official because I had done quite a bit of street racing prior to that” states DeHoop with a smile on his face. He took a break from racing for a few years, as he was serving our country overseas. Once he returned he focused on his family and decided to buy a flat bottom boat and tried to fill his need for speed on the water. But that wasn’t enough! In 1995 he bought the ’67 Chevelle he still owns today.

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Over the past 20 years Ron has worked tirelessly to be competitive in the drag racing scene. Not only does he work hard at the track and shop, but by being present in the motorsports industry spending hours picking up sponsors and other support to improve his chances at the track. DeHoop describes his success, “With the help of sponsors, my wonderful wife Ruth, friends, and most certainly the good Lord above, I have been very blessed to have what I consider to be a very successful racing career.”

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Ron also says about one of his sponsors, “Aerospace Components makes some of the best products in the world for the Motorsports enthusiast.  Not only do they perform well but are beautifully made.  I not only have Aerospace Components brakes on all four corners of my Race Car, I have one of their shifters installed inside as well.  This is an awesome combination for anyone index racing or bracket racing.  The brakes allow for a much more consistent reaction time and the shifter makes for much more consistent elapsed times. It’s a WIN, WIN situation which in turn creates wins and trips to the Aerospace Components “Winners Circle”!  Doesn’t get much better than that.”

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Ron has accumulated dozens of wins, a number of championships, but best of all a lot of great friends! He now enjoys the time he spends with his wife, son, daughter-in-law, and of course his 2 1/2 year old grandson who brings much joy to his life! As Ron always says: “God has been good to me and it certainly is: By Grace I Race”.


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