Founded in 1929 by

August "Gus" Hoffman (Old Timer)
Inducted in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Class of "2000"
 
 
122 USAC Sanctioned National Wins - 12 Time USAC National Champions

"Meet the Crew"

RICHARD HOFFMAN - Sep 2, 1942 Ė Apr 30, 2019

Itís with heavy hearts the we report Richard Hoffman has taken the checkered flag in this life. Richard passed away today surrounded by his family. Funeral arrangements will be announced as soon as they are available. The family asks for your continued prayers for Richard and for them during this difficult time. We had 21 years together racing all over the Country my friend. Racing will never be the same for me without my friend Richard there. Oh the stories we have to tell.

We miss you our dear friend, you will always be with us, in our hearts and at the track. Thanks for letting us be a part of Hoffman Racing. Tim Waechter

Under Richard's leadership the team has won an unprecedented 10 USAC National Sprint Car Championships and as of 17 June 2015, an unprecedented 90 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.
           
ROB HOFFMAN V.P. OF ENGINEERING AND CREW CHIEF
Richard's oldest son Rob is the engineer for the team. Rob has been a key element for the team in all the National Championships and wins. Rob is responsible for the set up of the car before we leave the shop. At the track, Rob oversees the final preparation of the car(s), assuring that each crew member understands his job. He also has the critical job of adjusting the car to keep up with the track. Part of this responsibility is the communication with the driver. This part of the "go fast" equation can not be overstated. After consultation with the driver, Richard and Dan, Rob makes the final decision. He has also become an expert on shocks. Using the team's shock dyno, Rob analyzes each shock and makes the appropriate adjustments for the track condition. Rob has been in the banking business for many years. He is currently the V.P. of Special Assets Management at The National Bank and Trust Company in Wilmington Ohio. Rob and his wife Laura live in Loveland Ohio with their 3 children , 2 dogs and a cat. Rob's son August(aka A.J.) is the 4th generation of Hoffman involved in the Team.
       
TIM WAECHTER V.P. OF MARKETING/PUBLIC RELATIONS
Tim's responsibilities outside the shop are to procure and activate sponsorship, to be the contact person for the sponsors, write press releases, develop contacts with the media and oversee our web site, face book and twitter. He has also filmed and edited videos for placement on hoffmanracing.com, Facebook and You Tube. At the shop Tim is responsible for dismounting/mounting the tires, to assure that the hauler is clean and inventoried for all spare parts and needed supplies, bleeding the brakes with Big Al and helping Dan wherever possible. At the track Tim's responsibilities include changing the tires, air pressures, assisting in fueling the car and helping where needed. Tim is retired after a 37 year career at The Procter&Gamble Company in sales and marketing management. He served 3 years on active duty in the US Army before starting his business career. Captain Waechter is a decorated combat veteran of Vietnam. Tim and his wife Diane (aka Mrs Mean Green) raised 3 beautiful daughters and now enjoy their 5 grandchildren and The Intruders(son-in-laws) as well. The Waechter's live on a horse farm in Goshen Township Ohio.
    
PAUL GRETZINGER-WEBMASTER
Our webmaster joined the team after meeting Richard on a flight back from Phoenix in 2001. Paulís background in racing goes much further back then his computer days. He started as a crew member of several teams in his teens. Paul is self taught and has worked with Sarah Fisher and other drivers with their websites. ďOur priority in regards to the web site is to keep it updated as frequently as possible with text, photos and videos.Ē Born and raised in Canton, Oh. Paul is a Vietnam Veteran and lives in Micco, Fl with wife Carol and has two children in Boston. "Racing was a big part of our family life, we would pack up the camper and and head out to Eldora, we rarely missed a 4-Crown." Son Terry is a Professor at Harvard Medical School but still finds time to fly in for a weekend of races with the Hoffman Team. "My son and I can be found on a Ocala golf course during the day while the team is at work, then head to the track to wrap up a perfect day."
       
  

OUR FANS

We have developed many relationships with racing fans over the years and we canít over emphasize their importance. We are a unique team to have many fans that are second and third generation. Itís the fans job to share the joy of our success and help keep up our spirits when things are not going so well.

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