Loveland, Ohio(March 12,2004)-- When the Kroger/Tide Hoffman Racing Silver Crown Car takes the track next week at Phoenix International Raceway, it will mark the beginning of year 75 of competition for the Team. Hoffman Auto Racing(HAR) was ...
Loveland, Ohio(March 12,2004)-- When the Kroger/Tide Hoffman Racing Silver Crown Car takes the track next week at Phoenix International Raceway, it will mark the beginning of year 75 of competition for the Team.
Hoffman Auto Racing(HAR) was founded by August "Gus"(Old Timer) Hoffman when he purchased a Model T Speedster in 1929 and converted it into the Team's first Sprint Car. Little did Gus know that 75 years later his sons Richard and Tom, and his grandsons Rob and Chris would be carrying on the Family tradition of excellence in Motorsports.
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 7 USAC National Sprint Car Championships with Rob Hoffman as the crew chief('92,'93,'96,'97,'99,'02)
- HAR is the winningest Team in USAC Sprint Car history
- 2003 recognized for excellence by the Ohio State Senate and House of Representatives
Drivers of note:
Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Tracy Hines, Kasey Kahne, Kenny Irwin, Rich Vogler, Dave Darland, Johnny Parsons Jr., Tim Richmond, Jay Drake, Brian Tyler, Robbie Stanley, Eric Gordon
"We know Old Timer is with us every time we take the track, I like to think that we continue to make him proud. We are proud of our legacy and look forward to year 75 knowing that this entire Race Team is dedicated to win, win, win" said Richard Hoffman, President of Hoffman Auto Racing.
Primary sponsorship will continue from Kroger and Tide, with associate sponsorship from Pringles, Bounty and Allegheny Trail.
This marks the sixth consecutive year that Kroger in conjunction with Procter & Gamble brands has sponsored Hoffman Auto Racing.
Hoffman Auto Racing (HAR) competes in the Silver Crown and Sprint Car Divisions of the United States Auto Club (USAC). HAR is the all time leader in USAC National Sprint Car Team victories with 57 . HAR also has 7 Silver Crown victories, for a total of 64 National wins. HAR has a record 7 USAC National Championships to its credit.
Drivers this year include Dickie Gaines and Tracy Hines in the Sprint Cars, and Eric Gordon in the Silver Crown Car.
Rob Hoffman continues as VP of Engineering and crew chief for HAR. Dan Landerville, VP of Operations continues in his vital role for the Team.