impressive group of family, friends and Team members
assembled at Knoxville Iowa on June 1st to witness the induction of
Richard Hoffman into the prestigious National Sprint Car HOF
in Knoxville Iowa. Those of us who have the honor of counting Richard as
a family member or friend know that no one deserves this honor more than
him. He has dedicated the majority of his life participating, competing
at the highest levels and promoting the sport he loves with a passion.
It was an honor for us to witness this great moment in his and the
Hoffman Family's storied history. A video will follow in the upcoming
days. Now back to winning races and championships.
on About Hoffman Racing Page)
Brady Bacon in Victory Lane at Ocala 2014 with the "The Mean Green
News and Racing Results
Founder August "Gus" Hoffman
inducted into the usac hall of fame. Also making the hall of fame class of
2014 are former hoffman drivers, Roger Ward, don branson and eddie sachs.
pretty good company!
RESULTS FROM "THE BURG" USAC RACE # 3
FOR 2014, 5 APRIL
First of all a big thank you to
everyone at Lawrenceburg that made this race happen in very difficult
conditions. The heavy rains we had was a big challenge in track prep, they
did a great job. We drew a pill which put us in the middle of the
qualifying order. We were fast in hot laps and that carried over to a 6th
quick time, 0.2 off the quick time.
A big opportunity to start in the front row went away
in the heat race when an issue in the motor would not allow Brady to
attain full throttle and we finished one spot out of a transfer. We led
every lap of the B Main to earn our 7th starting spot on the grid for the
30 LAP A Main.
The racing was hot and heavy in the A Main. We dropped to 8th early on and
then Brady began his charge. Jon had us all covered until a very late
yellow allowed for a wild restart which saw Brady move up to 4th when the
The good news, we had a very fast car again. Looking forward to returning
to one of our favorite tracks, The Big E in a couple of weeks.
Hoffman Racing will return to the
Little 500 this year. The pavement sprint car is coming out of moth
balls , after being parked for 4 years. The race will be run on
Saturday May 24th. HAR will enter a car to be driven by Bryan Clauson ,
two time defending USAC National Sprint Car Champion. Details of
sponsorship and schedules will be released at a later date. Brady Bacon
continues as the driver for HAR in pursuit of our 10th USAC National
Sprint Car Championship for 2014.
THE SEASON STARTS IN OCALA WITH
A BIG WIN, OUR 83RD USAC NATIONAL WIN
Wednesday was practice night and we took
advantage of the allotted time. We took the primary car out 8 times and
the back up car 1 time. I am sure we put in more laps than any other
Team there. We learned a lot , especially that we had a fast car.
was the season opener. It is hard to believe that there
could have been a better way to start the year. We drew pill 2 and we
were out first to qualify. Normally
that would make us nervous, but
Brady blistered the track turning a fast time of 14.564, good enough for
fast time. Brady fought a blocked track most of the
heat race , but was able to transfer for the feature by
finishing 4th. The A Main was a good one. Brady fought his way from
the 6th starting spot, battling the best in the business. He earned the
victory by passing , among others, Darland and Hines. Brady got the lead
on lap 18 and put considerable distance between himself and the rest of
the field. The historic win was #83 for the Hoffman Team. A very proud
Friday was a rain out. The younger folks went out. The
more experienced crew members watched the truck race with pizza,
wings , wine and beer.
brought clearing weather and plenty of sun for night 2 of
the Winter Nationals. Bubba and his crew did a good job preparing the
track after heavy rains Friday. After drawing pill #17 , a tough two
qualifying laps sealed our fate for the night. To be clear , we had a
fast car , as shown in the heat race. By feature time the track got
narrow and basically one lane. Starting 13th , Brady was able to work
his way to 10th. There was little passing in the A main.
We left Florida confident that we have the pieces in
place to have another championship year.
Hoffman Racing Makes the January 2014 Cover
of National Speed Sport News
With a heading reading "What is Good Racing"
National Speed Sport News picked the Hoffman Mean Green #69 Sprint Car
as a example. But I guess I am preaching to the Choir. If you are here
you already know that the non-wing traditional Sprint Car racing
delivers some of the most exciting side by side action in motor sports.