Chad Hord first experienced short-course racing at the historic Bark River International Off-Road Raceway, where he was instantly hooked and decided to make becoming a competitive off-road racer his mission. In 1995, Chad began the Hord Off-Road Racing Team, racing the Super Buggy class with the support of his family. He won the World Championship and Triple Crown Championship in 1998 and followed up with another World Championship in 1999.
Chad’s success did not go unnoticed, and in 2000 he landed his first major sponsor: BOSS Snowplow. With BOSS’ support, Chad won the points championship for the first time and moved into the Pro Light class, where he made his mark as a top-five driver. By 2005, Chad was racing full-time and had his biggest year yet with wins in both the World Championship and Nissan Nationals Shootout Championships. In 2006 and 2007, Chad won back-to-back points championships in the Pro Light division, and took home his fourth World Championship title in 2008. Chad’s winning ways continued as he won the 2009 Decision at Sundown Championship and took home the Oakley Bomb Award in his Pro 4X4 debut in the Traxxas Off-Road Championship (TORC).
In 2010, Chad moved to the hotly contested Pro 2WD ranks where he consistently ran in the top five and landed on the podium with second and third-place finishes, earning fourth overall in TORC’s year-end point standings. Throughout his off-road career, Chad has won 30 races, three point championships, and four World Championships. He has 115 top five finishes in 155 starts with 24 wins in the pro-truck classes. He is also the first and only driver to have an Oakley Bomb Award for the fastest lap in all three TORC pro-truck classes: Pro Light, Pro 2WD and Pro 4X4. Look for Chad and his new CAT Pro 4 in the winner’s circle as the TORC Series continues!