Ricky Otts has been racing for thirty-three years, mostly on the west coast. So when the news hit that he had bought the Hyder-Hawk that was owned by AJD Racing earlier this month fans were wondering where the car would end up running for the 2019 season. With plans on running as many MSS races this year and running races in Arizona, Idaho, and Colorado he is going to be busy.
Ricky’s Grandfather, Buster Otts, ran supers in the 70’s and he hung around the garage and helped with the working on the cars. Ricky got his
start racing when the driver didn’t show up for a practice and Ricky took the hot laps. He did well enough in the car that Buster fired the driver and Ricky took the driving chores over at seventeen years old. With multiple feature wins and track championships he’s been very successful.
So what does the Canon City, Colorado resident expect for the 2019 season? “I want to learn the new car. It’s a lot different than my west coast car and to be competitive.” The Hyder-Hawk cars were built out on the west coast so the purchase is a good one since “I am familiar” with the cars. He is currently looking for sponsors and is helped by his wife, Tammy and his son, Brian on race day.