HOFFMANS, COONS EYE “BUBBA ARMY WINTER DIRT GAMES” FEBRUARY 17-19 AT OCALA SPEEDWAY
The Dynamics, Inc. Sprint car team of Milford, Ohio hopes to add to its all-time leading total of USAC National Sprint Car feature victories when the 2011 AMSOIL National campaign debuts February 17-19 at Ocala Speedway in Florida.
The “Bubby Army Winter Dirt Games” offers three consecutive nights of racing on the tricky egg-shaped 3/8-mile dirt track and with 76 wins already under their belt the Hoffman team is anxious to get the season started,
Founded in 1929 by the late August “Gus” Hoffman, who becomes the latest member of the Hoosier Auto Racing Fans Hall of Fame January 31, Dynamics, Inc. returns in 2011 with USAC Triple Crown Champion Jerry Coons Jr. at the wheel. Coons, the 2008 USAC National Sprint Car Champ, was responsible for the latest of the team’s record nine car owner titles and has accounted for 13 of team’s 76 wins including the last nine. He recorded victories last year at Lawrenceburg and Terre Haute.
The team will debut its new sponsor in 2011, Mean Green, a multi-purpose cleaner and degreaser.
Over 120 different drivers have piloted Hoffman Sprint cars through the years. Fourteen have won USAC National races, including Coons, Daron Clayton, Tracy Hines, Brian Tyler, Jon Stanbrough, Dave Darland, Andy Michner, Kenny Irwin Jr., Robbie Stanley, Cary Faas, Steve Butler, Rich Vogler, Larry Cannon and Jim Hemmings.
Florida is one state where victory lane has eluded the Hoffman Sprint Car team in USAC. Forty-four of the 76 wins came in Indiana, while 15 came in Ohio, four each in Arizona, Missouri and Pennsylvania, plus one each in Virginia, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas and California.