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"2016 Racing News "

 
Lykins Oil
1015-2016 Parts Sale Now Underway, Including a "Beast" Pavement Car. (CLick Here)
   Hoffman Racing Team Played a Part of 3 USAC Triple Crown Winners (Video)
100 USAC Sanctioned National Wins - 10 Time USAC National Champions

View 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 (Press Release)

 
    

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 SERIES (Press Release) 

No problem spotting the Hoffman "Mean Green Team" hauler on the road or in the pits this year. The new paint scheme is looking sharp!  Larry Wood Photo

2016 News and Racing Results

      

"Return of 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 #69.”
 
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 chief (’92,’93,’96,’97,’99,’02,’04,’08,’14)
 
 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  11-20-15

 
A GREAT END TO THE SEASON COMES WITH NATIONAL SPRINT CAR WIN #93 AND TOTAL USAC NATIONAL WIN #100
 Racing 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.
 
THURSDAY 
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!!!
 
FRIDAY
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 significant accomplishment   
 
WESTERN WORLD’S CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT 
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 !!! 
 

Tim Waechter

VP 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.

We 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.

Look out Brady, your daughter has a eye on your seat.

Tim Waechter
VP Marketing/Public Relations Hoffman Racing
10 Time USAC National Sprint Car Champions
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