Preparing for the beginning of the Drag Race Season this year, Kris and Kevin Hool had visions of success. Little did they know that they would start the year with a #2 world ranking and with a selection of races between then and now they have lost a little ground but still maintain a #6 ranking as of now. The story of their interest in the sport comes from

It was 1974 and the movie “Funny Car Summer” was playing at a local downtown theater. Roughly 90 minutes later Kevin and Kris Hool would never be the same. Their lives would forever be shaped by the world of Drag Racing. When your 11 years old and walk out of a movie and say, “that’s what I’m going to do”, not many people take you very seriously. But just years later that’s exactly what Kevin and Kris Hool did. It took a friends wrecked car to start the brothers down the road of NHRA Drag Racing. That first car, once fixed, ran at the local NHRA track in Douglas Wyoming. It didn’t take long from there to quickly move up the ranks to the Top Alcohol Funny Car Class.

And with their earlier successes the race circuit is taking notice as writer Bob Frey featured their return in his feature "From The Tower".

They ran the Division 5 races in Top Alcohol Funny Car in the mid to late 1990's and they were very competitive. Of course trying to win races or divisional titles in D-5 back then was tough, after all, you had to contend with Vern Moats and Cy Chesterman to name just two of the Division 5 hitters. But they raced and did very well, and then, gone. Well, now they are back and to say that they are back better than ever would be an understatement.

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With 11 more races and a season that ends in November, there is still plenty of time for the Hool brothers to make up lost ground and make a run for the world title.

Kris joined us this morning to talk about the season so far and to promote an event here in Casper that will shine the light on the dangers of texting and driving.

You can see Kris and Kevin and their top performing  car at the Casper Ghosts game at Mike Lansing field , Friday night july 1st. The car will be on display from 5-7 pm and Kris and Kevin will be on hand along with representatives of American National Insurance, encouraging participants to sign a pledge to NOT text and drive, as well as answer questions about the car and the season. A definite highlight of the night will be to hear the car started immediately preceeding the singing of the national anthem.

We will continue to monitor the progress of these local racers as they endure a long race season and strive toward their goal of a World Championship.