Founded in 1929 by

August "Gus" Hoffman (Old Timer)
Inducted in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Class of "2000"

Gus was born the seventh of eight children in Summerside, outside of Cincinnati Ohio, on October 27, 1910. His father was a steamer trunk maker. Gus often said "We were poorer than church mice, but we always had enough to eat."

Gus quit Norwood High School at age 16 in order to work and support the family. His ambition later allowed him to graduate from night school and the Littleford Business School. This was the start of his living the American Dream. His business career eventually included owning Suburban Realty, Park Lumber and Supply, Fireside Realty and Builders Inc., Vice President of Midwest Savings Association and owner of numerous rental properties.

In 1941, at age 31, Gus married the love of his life, Jeannette Fussinger. In 1942 he and his loving "Sweetie" began their family which would include sons Richard and Tom and twin daughters Jennifer and Jean.

In 1929 Gus and two classmates found an old car in a field and they made a sprint car out of it. This marked the founding of Hoffman Racing with Gus as the owner of the Team. Gus was affectionately called "Old Timer" in his later years and he continued to attend races until his passing at age 90.

Complete Bio from Hall of Fame Induction "2000"
In Memoriam - Richard Hoffman
Inducted in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Class of "2013"

Richard Hoffman (son of August "Gus" Hoffman" Joined his father as a member of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame


Under his leadership the team has won an unprecedented 9 USAC National Sprint Car Championships and as of 3 April 2012, an unprecedented 79 National A main wins. Richard manages the team budget for the year to assure that we fulfill all of our commitments to the sponsors and drivers. After consulting with the team, Richard makes the final decision on the driver. He also has taken over the responsibility for the body shop. Richard has become a skilled painter and car appearance designer. All our work is done in house by Richard. We all take great pride in the appearance of our cars. Richard owns the Remax Results Plus real estate company in Milford Ohio. He has been involved in residential and commercial real estate development for many years. Richard and his wife Linda live in Loveland Ohio with their 4 legged children Cooper and Lexus. The Hoffman's enjoy a good bottle of wine and love to travel. Richard has two sons , Rob and Chris and 5 grandchildren. Richard enjoys riding his Harley with son Chris, Dan and Cowboy.

Complete Bio from National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Induction "2013"
"Meet the Crew short Bio's of Our Crew"
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Brief History

138 USAC Sanctioned National Wins - 13 Time USAC National Champions

1930-1960  Gus Hoffman 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 nine USAC National Sprint Car Championships with Richards's son Rob as the Crew Chief ('89,'92,'93,'96,'97,"98,'02,'04 and 2008 )
HAR Has won 128 USAC National features, and is the winningest Team in history.
HAR currently competes in the USAC Sprint Series


2012 Fish Fry and Open House

Drivers of Note

Jac Haudenschild

Johnny Parsons, Jr

Jeff Gordon Roger Ward
Kenny Irwin Tony Stewart
Dave Darland Rich Vogler
Tim Richmond J.J. Yeley

Brian Tyler

Jay Drake

Robbie Stanley

Tracy Hines

Ryan Newman

Jerry Coons Jr.

Ed Carpenter

Dave Steele

Kyle Larson Bryan Clauson

(All time Hoffman Drivers List)