Hines, Coons Jr with Hoffman Auto Racing

TRACY HINES RETURNS ON PAVEMENT, JERRY COONS JR. RETURNS IN THE DIRT CAR Loveland Ohio(February 14 ,2006)- Hoffman Auto Racing(HAR), the winningest Team in the history of USAC National Sprint Car Racing with 8 USAC National Sprint Car ...

TRACY HINES RETURNS ON PAVEMENT, JERRY COONS JR. RETURNS IN THE DIRT CAR

Loveland Ohio(February 14 ,2006)- Hoffman Auto Racing(HAR), the winningest Team in the history of USAC National Sprint Car Racing with 8 USAC National Sprint Car Championships, and 63 National feature wins, announced today that USAC veteran and NASCAR Craftsman Truck and Busch series driver Tracy Hines will drive a limited schedule in the famous #69 in 2006. USAC star Jerry Coons JR. will drive the full year in the dirt sprint car.

Tracy Hines is one of USAC's all time great drivers. He is a past Silver Crown and Sprint Car Champion(2002 in the HAR car). Tracy was a top three points finisher in all 3 USAC Divisions in 2003, and has won 55 USAC National races. He is a holder of the USAC "Super License". Tracy continues as a driver in the NASCAR Busch Series. Tracy will be able to make the majority of the 2006 pavement Sprint Car schedule.

Jerry Coons Jr. is a native of Tuscon Arizona. Jerry one of USAC's most talented drivers. Jerry finished 2nd in the USAC National Midget Championship for Wilke Motorsports in 2005, even though he did not run the entire schedule .Jerry will run full time for Wilke in 2006. In 2003 Jerry finished in the top 25 in all 3 USAC divisions. Jerry drove for HAR on a full time basis in the dirt Sprint Car in 2005, winning at Manzanita.

"This will be our fourth year with Tracy, we have had much success including a National Championship in 2002, we are happy for Tracy's success in NASCAR, and thrilled that he will be able to drive for us on pavement in 2006" said Richard Hoffman, President HAR. "Jerry is a USAC star. We had success with Jerry in 2005, and we believe that he is more comfortable in our car, and together we can win races in 2006. The Team is focusing on winning races and our 9th Championship in 2006".

Driver(s) to fill in on the pavement Sprint Car races which present conflicts for Tracy Hines will be announced at a future date.

Primary sponsorship will continue from Kroger and Tide, with associate sponsorship from Bounty, Pringles, and MOPAR.

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Series USAC
Drivers Tracy Hines , Jerry Coons , Jerry Coons Jr.