Division: Cyber Stocks
Name: Hal Ford
Hometown: Plainwell, MI
Car #: 5
Years Racing: 0
Car Owner: H & J Racing
Crew Members: Jim Bonnell, crew chief. More to be named.
Family: Wife, Julie; Son, Frank; Daughters: Megan & Adreina
Profession: Retired Police Lt./ Licensed Private Detective
Sponsors: H & J Racing; Final Approach LLC Custom Welding; LKQ; Adam 5 Investigations
Special Thanks: To my wife Julie for agreeing to let me race. To my brothers at the Knight of Coumbus for their support. To my un-named sponsors..Mike,Terry, and Mark…you know who you are, for your advice, assistance and support..
What is your favorite racing memories?: A car called Bongo 5, some 40+ years ago running here at Kalamazoo Speedway. It was a primer red little beat up car, but that driver (name unknown) seemed to win just about every week!
Who are the 3 toughest drivers you have competed against?: I’m a rookie…ask me next year.
Biggest accomplishments outside of racing?: 30+ years of law enforcement which began at the age of 18 for Kalamazoo City Police. Then followed my parents to California where I continued my law enforcement career including positions as Police Detective, SWAT Sergeant, Watch Commander, and Training Manager in Petaluma, California, My Watch Commander call sign was One Adam 5; therefore my car number bears the number 5.
What is your biggest racing accomplishments?: So far….All the work involved in getting this car on the track….It is a lot of fun…but a lot of true commitment to make this happen.
What was your biggest win?: Meeting my wife Julie, my true partner in life.
Comments: I’m racing for all the those people (all those old guys) up there in the stands that come to the races and wish they could race a stock car themselves. It has been a life long dream for me to race a stock car for the past 17 years. At 59 years young, I decided it was now or never. Route me on! A big thank you to the Howe family here at Kalamazoo Speedway for developing the Cyber class of cars for all of us to race and enjoy.