Never had the Hookup before, so I have no way to compare the two. I've been using the Shinko Ultra Soft and I can tell you the Pro feels as soft and sticky as a drag slick (not drag radial).
I'm expecting my launches to be night and day with this tire.
Bought the tire from Walmart.com which came from Chapparal Motorsports at $174.88 shipped. Tire arrived in 2 days
Buy yours now.