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Gloucester resident looking to set land speed records

Adam Hoegerl is aiming to set land speed records this October in Arkansas. Hoegerl, a Gloucester resident, has spent his life working on cars and being around racing. He started his career as a driver after high school.

Hoegerl said that he started racing in mud bogging then moved on to dirt series, where he won Rookie of the Year in 2016. Since then he’s finished every season top 10 in points. This year he’s hoping to add another rookie award to his name while racing on asphalt at Langley Motor Speedway.

Hoegerl has been around land speed racing for about four years. His land speed car is a modified sprint car that they’ve fitted with a new larger cage, parachute, and a 302 small block Chevrolet engine.

The engine is a holdover from a former stock car he raced. Hoegerl said that the engine pushed the car to about 176 mph before blowing the radiator. He said that he’s not sure what it’s capable of, but he’s excited to push it to the limits.He will also be driving his 1968 lat...

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