8 TIME USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONS-HOFFMAN AUTO RACING ANNOUNCES SPRINT CAR DRIVER FOR 2008 Loveland, OH (Dec 11, 2007) -- Hoffman Auto Racing(HAR), the winningest Team in the history of USAC National Sprint Car Racing with 8 ...
8 TIME USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONS-HOFFMAN AUTO RACING ANNOUNCES SPRINT CAR DRIVER FOR 2008
Loveland, OH (Dec 11, 2007) -- Hoffman Auto Racing(HAR), the winningest Team in the history of USAC National Sprint Car Racing with 8 USAC National Sprint Car Championships, and 72 National feature wins, announced today that USAC veteran and defending 2 time USAC National Midget Champion Jerry Coons Jr. will return to drive the famous #69 on dirt and also pavement in 2008.
Jerry Coons Jr. is a native of Tuscon Arizona. Jerry is one of USAC's most talented and popular drivers. He won 3 USAC National races for HAR in 2007 including 2 dominating performances at Manzanita to end the season. Jerry won the 2006 and 2007 USAC National Midget Championship in the Wilke Pak car after finishing in the runner up spot in 2005. Jerry finished 9th in the USAC National Sprint car Championship even though he primarily only ran the dirt races. "I am looking forward to returning in 2008 and I am very excited to run for a Sprint Car championship both for myself and for the Hoffman Team" said Jerry Coons Jr.
"We have had much success with Jerry since 2005. He , Rob (Hoffman) and Dan(Launderville) are communicating well and winning races. We believe Jerry is on top of his game and gives us a great shot to win our 9th National Championship as well as Jerry's first. Jerry is a pleasure to work with , he drives the car hard each and every race. We believe that the Team's performance at Manzanita was a sign of things to come in 2008." said Richard Hoffman, President of Hoffman Auto Racing.
"2007 was a learning year for us. We ran new shocks, a new mandated right rear tire, and tried some other changes. We believe we have a good handle on things for 2008 and are ready to win with Jerry right out of the gate" said Rob Hoffman, V.P. of Engineering HAR.