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Tracking the Short Tracks: Outlaw Modified Competitor Cliff Hodgkinson

With 19 years of racing experience, Cliff Hodgkinson is one of the most experienced drivers on the Outlaw Modified tour. He’s also been successful, scoring Pro Four Rookie of the Year in 1994, followed by Pro Four Champion 1996.

On top of that, Hodgkinson had a spectacular season last year, scoring the points championship, eight points ahead of Tom Houghton. 

With that said, check out the 2013 Outlaw Modified Champion’s answers to our favourite Q&A session…….


1. How’d you get started in racing?

Started going to races with my mom and dad when I was a kid.


2. First racing memory

Running around under the grandstands collecting beer cups.


3. If you could be sponsored by any beverage, which would you want to be sponsored by?

Tim Hortons Coffee


4. Story behind your car number

Came with the car.  My dad is racing again with the car number I would use.


5. If you have a nickname, what is it and why? If not, what do you think should be a good nickname?

Baby Gorilla – the guys at the gym gave it to me.


6. If you could race against any NASCAR driver, who and why?

Mark Martin.  Real good guy and clean driver.  I have been cheering for him as long as I can remember.


7. What’s your life like outside of racing? Hobbies?

I have an Auto Mechanics License and a Sheet Metal License.

Hobbies – go to the gym


8. If you were an animal, what animal would you be?

Gorilla lol


9. Favourite pizza topping



10. Dream vacation spot

Speedweek in Florida


11. If you were stuck on an island, what would you have to have?

Fishing Pole


12. Favourite book

Arnold Schwarzenegger – The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding.


13. Favourite movie

Brave Heart


14. Favourite piece of technology

Smart phone


15. Sponsors/people you’d like to thank

Dave, Terry and Lisa Hodgkinson  as well as Amsoil


Previous Tracking the Short Tracks Pieces…

April 2nd: Hanover Holiday Modified Competitor Bobby Tolton

April 7th: Varney Motor Speedway Mini Stock Competitor Scott Schuleter

April 8th: Sunset Speedway Super Stock Competitor Coltin Everingham

April 10th: Sunset Speedway 2013 Rookie of the Year Nick Tooley

April 14th: Peterborough Speedway Mini Stock Competitor Donovan Price

April 16th: Sunset Speedway Mini Stock Competitor Brandon McFerran

April 18th: Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup/Outlaw Modified Competitor Tim Tolton

April 22nd: Sunset Speedway Mini Stock Competitor Samantha Shaw

April 24th: Peterborough Speedway Mini Stock Competitor Rob Gosse

April 28th: Sunset Speedway Mini Stock Competitor Lisa DeLeeuw

April 30th: Sunset Speedway Mini Stock Competitor Brian Love

May 2nd: Sauble Speedway Mini Stock Competitor Morgan Robson

May 5th: Barrie Speedway Thunder Car Competitor Robbie Sikes

May 7th: Capital City Speedway Mini Stock Competitor Robert Hill

May 9th: Sunset Speedway Mini Stock Competitor Jake Watson

May 14th: Outlaw Modified Competitor Lisa Hodgkinson

May 16th: Peterborough Speedway Competitor Kenny Ohno Jr.

May 20th: Sunset Speedway Mini Stock Competitor Candiss Everingham

May 21st: Mini Stock Competitor Rich Schwartzenburg

May 23rd: Outlaw Modified Competitor A.J. Emms

May 27th: Outlaw Modified Competitor Dave Hodgkinson 

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