Hoffman names Eric Gordon to drive in 2004

Loveland , OH(November 24, 2003)- Hoffman Auto Racing announced today that USAC stand out Eric Gordon will drive the ...

Loveland , OH(November 24, 2003)- Hoffman Auto Racing announced today that USAC stand out Eric Gordon will drive the #69 Kroger/Tide/Pringles/Bounty/ Alltrail.com Gaerte Beast , in all 2004 USAC Silver Crown races on pavement.

"I am excited to drive for one of the most respected names in auto racing, the Hoffman Family" said Eric Gordon. Eric began his career at the young age of 6 under the guidance of long time racer and father Fay Gordon. Eric progressed from quarter midgets to become a full time regular with USAC in the late 1980's. Since then Eric has compiled a dozen victories in nearly 250 National Sprint starts. He was the National Sprint points runner up in 1989,1990, and 1991. Eric also has one Silver Crown victory to his resume, winning the 1990 race in Milwaukee. Eric was the "Rookie of the Year " for the USAC National Sprints in 1989, and won the same honor in the Silver Crown Division in 1990. Eric is best probably best known for his recent dominance of the "Little 500" in Anderson Indiana. Eric has won that prestigious race 5 times including the last three years. &n! bsp;Eric had 7 starts in 2003 in the Silver Crown Division , and had two top ten finishes to his credit, including a second at Pikes Peak.

"We want to welcome Eric to the Hoffman Racing Family. It will be a pleasure to finally get a chance to win with a long time, much respected competitor of ours' , said Richard Hoffman , President of HAR. " We always had a stop watch on Eric in the past, because we knew he would consistently be one of the fastest competitors at every race. We also want to thank Ed Carpenter for his efforts in 2003 in our Champ Car, and we wish him well as his career progresses in the IRL. "

Rob Hoffman, VP of Engineering, and Crew Chief of Har said" I am thrilled to be working with a long time respected competitor of ours. I am also anxious to compare notes with Eric and receive his valuable input on set ups".

Hoffman Auto Racing(HAR) competes in the Silver Crown and Sprint Divisions of the United States Auto Club(USAC). HAR was founded in 1929 by August "Gus" Hoffman. Three generations of Hoffman's are involved in the Team. HAR is the all time leader in USAC Sprint wins with 57. Additionally, HAR has 7 Silver Crown wins for a total of 64 National wins. HAR has a record 7 USAC National Sprint Car Championships to its credit.

Primary sponsorship for 2004 continues from Kroger and Tide, with associate sponsorship from Pringles, Bounty and Alltrail.com. The year 2004 marks six consecutive years that Kroger in conjunction with Procter&Gamble has sponsored

-www.hoffmanracing.com

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Series USAC
Drivers Eric Gordon , Ed Carpenter