Founded in 1929 by
August "Gus" Hoffman (Old Timer)
"2016 Racing News "
1015-2016 Parts Sale Now Underway, Including a
"Beast" Pavement Car.
Hoffman Racing Team Played a Part of
3 USAC Triple Crown Winners
Sanctioned National Wins - 10 Time USAC
Tribute to the Hoffman Racing Team by 4 Time USAC
Sprint Champion Steve Butler
HOFFMAN RACING ANNOUNCES MEAN
GREEN RETURNING AS PRIMARY SPONSOR FOR 2016
HOFFMAN RACING IS PROUD
TO ANNOUNCE THAT BRADY BACON WILL RETURN FOR HIS FOURTH YEAR TO DRIVE THE
LEGENDARY HOFFMAN 69 MEAN GREEN MACHINE IN THE USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR
No problem spotting the Hoffman "Mean Green Team"
hauler on the road or in the pits this year. The new paint scheme is
Larry Wood Photo
2016 News and Racing Results
the Beast - Hoffman 69 Pavement Car"
HOFFMAN RACING TO RETURN TO THE LITTLE 500 IN 2016 WITH
KODY SWANSON WHEELING THE #69
Loveland, OH (Jan 12,2016) -- “After the
pavement car sat for 5 years, in 2014 we dusted off the car and decided to
run the Little 500 again. The decision was made after Bryan Clauson asked
if we were interested. Using his tremendous talents and the crew working
extra hours , while running the entire USAC National Sprint Car Series, we
were able to sit on the pole and led the race before being taken out twice
by lapped cars. I have always wanted to win this race and when the
opportunity presented itself to have Kody Swanson in the car , we decided
to give it another go. We look forward to working with Kody and ripping
off fast pit stops once again” said Richard Hoffman, President and owner
of Hoffman Racing.
Kody Swanson added “ Last May was my first attempt at the Little 500. It
was such a great event to compete in, and I’ve been looking forward to
going back ever since. Hoffman Auto Racing is one of the most storied
teams in open wheel racing, and their reputation for professionalism
and preparation is unmatched in our sport. I’m excited to return to the
Little 500, and I am thankful for the opportunity to be driving the HAR
Kody Swanson from Kingsbury California, started his career with the United
States Auto Club by winning the USAC Western Sprint Car Championship in
2005. While racing, Kody continued his academic pursuits , graduating as
high school Valedictorian in 2006 and graduating Magna Cum laude as a
President’s Honors Scholar from California State University Fresno in
2010. Later that year, he was named USAC’s Most Improved Driver after
scoring his first win in the Silver Crown Series. Since then, Kody has
collected a total of 12 Silver Crown victories , tying him for 7th
All-Time and the last two series championships. In addition to racing Kody
and his wife Jordan have welcomed their first child, Trevor Michael and
continue to work at Alt & Witzig Engineering
in Carmel Indiana.
Highlights of the team’s history include: -1929-1960 Gus campaigned
Sprint Cars and Midgets, his drivers included Eddie Sachs, and Don Branson
- 1964 Gus’s son Richard became co-owner of the Team - 1973-1984 HAR
fielded Indy Cars, including 7 Indy 500 starts - 1989 HAR won the first of
10 USAC National Sprint Car Championships with Rob Hoffman as the crew
With 93 USAC National Sprint Car wins and 10 National Championships, HAR
has won more National races and championships than any other team in USAC
sprint car history. HAR also has 7 Silver Crown wins for a total
of 100 USAC National wins. In 2003 HAR was recognized for excellence by
the Ohio State Senate and House of Representatives. HAR has finished in
the top 3 in USAC National Sprint Car owners points 19 times since 1989.
Drivers from the past 86 years reads like a who’s who of racing: Jeff
Gordon, Tony Stewart, Tracy Hines, JJ Yeley, Kasey Kahne, Kenny Irwin Jr,
Rich Vogler, Dave Darland, Johnny Parsons Jr., Tim Richmond, Jay Drake,
Brian Tyler, Robbie Stanley, Eric Gordon, Steve Butler , Jerry Coons Jr.
Ryan Newman, Dave Steele, George Snider, Tom Bigelow Shorty Templemen, Don
Branson, Eddie Sachs, Bill Puterbaugh, Elmer George, Pancho Carter, Roger
Ward, Andy Michener, Kyle Larson and Brady Bacon. In all approximately 131
drivers have competed in the Hoffman cars. Of those there are four
father/son combinations , Dick and Dickie Gaines, Jim and Tracy Hines
Kerry and Dave Norris, Clark and Shorty Templemen. Two brother
combinations, Larry and Steve Cannon, Pancho Carter and Johnny Parsons Jr.
HAR also had a stepgrandfather and stepgrandson combination of Elmer
George and Ed Carpenter.
Brady Gives Hoffman
Racing National Sprint Car Win #93 at USA Raceway Night 2 of Western World
A GREAT END TO THE SEASON COMES
WITH NATIONAL SPRINT CAR WIN #93 AND TOTAL USAC NATIONAL WIN #100
at USA Raceway in Tuscon was amazing all 3 nights. We had a great end to
the season with a win and significant milestone for Hoffman racing.
The track ended up with a very
treacherous ledge , which led to an amazing show of skill by Brady and
several other drivers. Brady earned his 6th quick time of the year,
running a lap of 15.275. Transferring through his heat , Brady was set
for a tricky 30 laps at this high speed track. It seemed Brady and
Bryan Clauson were together all weekend , in heat races and the A
Main’s. Two drivers who trust and like each other. Brady got by Bryan
for third running with great skill running the tricky, dangerous high
side. He made his way up to 2nd place by the time the checkered flew.
A great start!!!
Brady qualified 6th and
transferred through his heat. We were hoping for a front row start, but
had to settle for starting 3rd with cars not transferring through their
heats. Rossi and Hines took off from the front row with Brady in hot
pursuit. Close racing saw Brady get by Tracy with contact with our
right front and Tracy’s left rear. Rossi was passed on lap 17 by Brady
for the lead. The remaining laps saw a torrid battle with our friend
Clauson. Contact agin in sued when Bryan tried to get by on the low
side. Brady ran the top and won for the 7th time this year. Giving HAR
the 93rd USAC National Sprint Car win and the 100th USAC National win(93
sprint and 7 Silver Crown) . What a proud and
WESTERN WORLD’S CHAMPIONSHIP
We were the top point getter for the
two preliminary nights. So we had hot laps, the dash and the A Main.
Bray did a remarkable job moving up to 5th in the dash from 8th
starting spot in only 6 laps. Brady moved into 3rd in the A Main on lap
3 and an incredible 27 laps were to follow. We had a good car but not
enough to catch Bryan and Ballou. The 3rd place finish complemented a
2nd and a win. We fell 7 points from taking 3rd in National points, a
great end to the season let us close to that slim a difference.
A great way to finish the season
with momentum leading into the 2016 season. HAR finished the year with
more National wins than other in the storied history of the Team, 7. We
celebrated a very special birthday. Levany Bacon celebrated her 1st
birthday bringing back great memories of last year’s championship and
her birth a few days later in Phoenix. Great cake Xia Xia !!!
Marketing/Public Relations Hoffman Racing
10 Time USAC
National Sprint Car Champions
THE FIRST LEG OF THE WEST COAST USAC
NATIONAL SPRINT CAR 2015 FINALE-PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY
Three nights of racing at PAS began the
last two weekends of the 2015 season. The
weather was great and the racing was amazing. Different track conditions
each night made the Budweiser Oval Nationals a challenge for the big field
of 48 cars, 13 from the National Series.
Night 1 we qualified 2nd quick with a time of 16.8, 0.2 off the fast time.
On a track difficult to pass on early in the evening, Brady made his way
to 4th and transferred. Starting 5th in the A Main, we were only able to
hold our own until the last lap start-finish line when Jon Stanbrough
snuck by for 5th.
Points are accumulated the first two nights and the top 6 in points did
not have to qualify or heat race on night three for $25,000 to win. We
were in good shape after night . Qualifying 7th and finishing 3rd in the
heat race, we got help when a car that out-qualified us didn’t transfer
through their heat. So we started on the front row for the A Main.
Fantastic racing ensued in the feature , we fell too third and Brady was
able to pass Damion Gardner for 2nd on lap 25. We had nothing for Robert
Ballou ,but finished 2nd , another great points night.
came into night three, 2nd in Oval national points ,making The Super 6, so
all we had to do was hot lap, run the dash and the feature. They inverted
all 6 in the dash so we started 5th. The motor started to sound sour early
in the dash and Brady held on for 5th. The crew did a fantastic job
diagnosing the problem ( a cracked plastic cap)and making the fix in time
for the big race. We tried a new set up to try and win the big money since
our National points position is rather secure. We seemed to close on the
leaders, then fall back and toward the end of the 40laps were catching the
leaders again. The track had multiple lanes which made for great racing.
We caught Ballou on the final lap but needed another lap to complete the
pass and finished 6th. Not what we wanted.
Congratulations to PAS for putting on a great event, including a special
driver introduction for the big race. Thanks to Big Mike for treating the
racers with such great respect. On to Tuscon this weekend to wrap up 2015.
out Brady, your daughter has a eye on your seat.
VP Marketing/Public Relations Hoffman Racing
10 Time USAC National Sprint Car Champions