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Roger Hooks Jr.

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About Roger Hooks Jr.

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    National Racer
  • Birthday 11/07/1970

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    San Jose, CA

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  1. Roger Hooks Jr.

    Boat Decals

    The local decal shop told me they’d charge $50 for this. What do you think? Sent from my iPhone using TapatalkIMG_7531.HEIC
  2. Roger Hooks Jr.

    Super Coupler ..... its back in stock.

    I’ll take a foot. I keep blowing through every coupler I use on my 45 Mono before it can finish one race. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Roger Hooks Jr.

    21 mono race

    Nice runs. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. And when you get your hull I have decal kits for all of the Lee Craft boats that I made for Alfred when he was promoting the LeeCraft brand. http://double-aceracingproducts.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=61_79 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. To help you though your painting phase this winter Double-Ace Racing has bulked up onour decals and we have a little bit of everything including Gas, Nitro and Electric including, Eagle SG decals, Road Runner decals, JAE decals, 1/8th Scale Unlimited Decals, Full Wraps for Monos and Hydros, Partial Wraps, the full line of Bill Oxidean Dominator Decals for his new Dominator Electric hull and much much more. http://double-aceracingproducts.com/catalog/products_new.php?osCsid=72jbppjkopfrrhudjltergf4t0 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Roger Hooks Jr.

    I WANT TO DO A RACE... A BIG RACE...

    i found that racing seemed to fit well with spectators. You can see a start and conclusion all in a few minutes. Plus not sure how many people would want to build a boat especially for this race in it first year.
  7. Roger Hooks Jr.

    I WANT TO DO A RACE... A BIG RACE...

    Just went to a a Dragon boat rowing competition. They turned this event into a cultural festival but get this. There was no announcer for the event so the only people really watching the racing were the people participating in the racing or that knew people participating in the event. Everyone else was enjoying the food, visiting the vendors playing with their kids in the kids land and watching the entertainment at the sound stage. They had schools, local organizations, sponsors and of course seasoned organized rowing teams competing. I was imagining how much more the crowd would have been engaged if they would have had an energetic announcer like we often do. But it did give me some ideas on getting crowds and getting them more involved. Like someone wrote earlier people need someone to cheer for like nice paint jobs, personable drivers and favorite race teams. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Roger Hooks Jr.

    I WANT TO DO A RACE... A BIG RACE...

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Fans want to see close racing. This is true and the goal that’s the reason for the one boat focus and the top 6 boats compete on Sunday. The goal is to get 6 top boats and drivers that drive and finish in tight quarter racing. So if you are a guy that get complimented that someone can race tight with you because you can hold your lane you are probably one that will make it to the top six. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Roger Hooks Jr.

    I WANT TO DO A RACE... A BIG RACE...

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  10. Roger Hooks Jr.

    I WANT TO DO A RACE... A BIG RACE...

    Why not scale instead of thunderboat. Although I hold the NAMBA Thunderboat 2 lap record I’m not the biggest fan of the class and think for show Scales are a better display of that. Plus now we’re into more than one class. Prefer to stick to just one. Maybe to encourage nice looking boats also add up to another 50 points for the People’s Choice winner that the public votes for. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Roger Hooks Jr.

    I WANT TO DO A RACE... A BIG RACE...

    Naw. Just one class. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Roger Hooks Jr.

    I WANT TO DO A RACE... A BIG RACE...

    I’m sure the ATL race was a lot of boats but not in one class plus I’m interested in quality not quantity. Even if we only had a 150 Boats that’s be 150 drivers and 150 people to compete against in the one class. The winners such a vast fleet of competitors is worthy to be called the Champion of Champions the Driver of Drivers and the Team of Teams. It’d be great to have a high boat count but even 40 would be enough to be entertaining although I do like the sound of a 200 Boat class a lot better. So the challenge of climbing to the top of the heap of the largest and most competitive event ever is not intriguing enough? I’d be there in a heart beat. Once again, the reason I’m choosing Cali is because I’m in Cali therefore allowing me to manage the logistics. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Roger Hooks Jr.

    I WANT TO DO A RACE... A BIG RACE...

    Nice looking facility for sure. Anyone ever have an RC Boat event before? How do I get spectators out there? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Roger Hooks Jr.

    I WANT TO DO A RACE... A BIG RACE...

    Oh! But wait... You just invited me to come race at a nitro race in January. So why am I coming again? You made no mention of a $25k purse that I recall... and that's 2300 miles away. I believe all the words you used to peak my interest were "fast nitro boats." so I assumed it would be competition worth my time, money and travel. Ah yes, I did not mention that they will WRITE YOU a CHECK with the name of your favorite Hobby Supplier on it, if you win, (Fact) because I know that kind motivation is not needed for you to come out. A handful of guys from Europe and the Southern Hemisphere will be there for the fun and competition. But you are talking about motivating 150 teams to bring Twins. 90% of them will have to travel a long distance. That will be everybody who has ever raced a Twin in the last 20 years. 3/4 million worth of boats and 1/4 million in travel expenses. okay so maybe 50’teams then. : ) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk There are 24 Nitro Twins and 4 Gas Twins signed up for the Fall nats. The IMPBA Internats had about 20 Nitro Twins and most where a different group than what will be at Fall nats. There is 50 Eastern boats right there. Have you got 50 Twins in the West that we can race against? Since one group will have to travel 2000 to 3000 miles, maybe it should be a Two race series. One race West, one race East and spaced 12 months apart. I had not decided for sure it would be Twins could be Big Block Nitro Riggers, Gas Sports and Riggers and Big Electric. I really don't want it to be a Nitro, Gas or Electric Race. I want it to be a "If-Got-The-Balls-Then-Bring-What-You-Got and Race it" type of Boat Race. Ive seen Gas, Nitro and Big Electrics race in the mid 60 second range so I think everyone would be competitive. Twins sound great and all but now that you mention it the draw may be too small from too small of an area. I am open to having in anywhere but I chose Northern Cali since that is where I am I can manage logistics better than if I had across country. But there are other goals in addition to putting on a great race for the racers. I also want to create a production that can attract, host and entertain spectators. I did it once. I think the boat county was just shy of 600. The spectator count was 20,000 over the course of a week.. Weekend count was 10,000 patrons.
  15. Roger Hooks Jr.

    I WANT TO DO A RACE... A BIG RACE...

    Oh! But wait... You just invited me to come race at a nitro race in January. So why am I coming again? You made no mention of a $25k purse that I recall... and that's 2300 miles away. I believe all the words you used to peak my interest were "fast nitro boats." so I assumed it would be competition worth my time, money and travel. Ah yes, I did not mention that they will WRITE YOU a CHECK with the name of your favorite Hobby Supplier on it, if you win, (Fact) because I know that kind motivation is not needed for you to come out. A handful of guys from Europe and the Southern Hemisphere will be there for the fun and competition. But you are talking about motivating 150 teams to bring Twins. 90% of them will have to travel a long distance. That will be everybody who has ever raced a Twin in the last 20 years. 3/4 million worth of boats and 1/4 million in travel expenses. okay so maybe 50’teams then. : ) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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