LOVELAND, Ohio — official team release — HAR photo —
Hoffman Auto Racing, one of the most successful teams in USAC history, announced Wednesday they will attempt to capture Little 500 glory this year with Kody Swanson.
“I have always wanted to win this race and when the opportunity presented itself to have Kody Swanson in the car, we decided to give it another go,” said car owner Richard Hoffman. “We look forward to working with Kody and ripping off fast pit stops once again.”
Swanson, from Kingsbury, Calif., started his career with the United States Auto Club by winning the USAC Western Sprint Car Championship in 2005.
In 2010, he was named USAC’s Most Improved Driver after scoring his first win in the Silver Crown Series. Since then, Swanson has collected a total of 12 Silver Crown victories, tying him for seventh all-time, and the last two series championships.
“Last May was my first attempt at the Little 500,” Swanson said. “It was such a great event to compete in, and I’ve been looking forward to going back ever since. Hoffman Auto Racing is one of the most storied teams in open wheel racing, and their reputation for professionalism and preparation is unmatched in our sport.
“I’m excited to return to the Little 500, and I am thankful for the opportunity to be driving the HAR No. 69.”
With 93 USAC National Sprint Car wins and 10 national championships, HAR has won more national races and championships than any other team in USAC sprint car history. HAR also has seven Silver Crown wins for a total of 100 USAC national wins. In 2003, HAR was recognized for excellence by the Ohio State Senate and House of Representatives.