Blake Cook drives the #9 Modified Class
car. His home track is DuQuoin Mile Speedway but he can also
be found racing at Clay County Speedway, Fayette County Speedway and
Belle Claire Speedway. He lives in DuQuoin, IL.
Team members helping Blake are:
Don Cook, Mark Napier, Ryan Cook, Justin Jackson, Ed Purcell, Chris
Winters. Don Cook is the car owner.
Blake started racing in 2004 in the
Modified Class at Mt. Vernon Speedway because he loved watching the
DuQuoin Mile. His first win was in '07 in the Modified Class at
Mt. Vernon Speedway. Career highlights include running with Tony
Stewart, Kenny Schrader and Kenny Wallace.
The thrill of racing for Blake is just
going fast while sliding a 2400 lb car sideways. His most exciting
racing moment was running the DuQuoin Mile every year in front of the
home crowd. He's most proud of his first win at Mt Vernon
Blake's racing hero is Tony Stewart.
Of racing, Blake says, "Just have fun
and keep your head. It's a privilege to do this not everyone gets