Loveland, OH (December 3, 2012) — Hoffman Racing is announcing that Brady Bacon has agreed to drive the legendary Mean Green , Lykins Oil, Hoosier Tire, Hoffman Racing #69 in 2013. Brady will drive the Hoffman car for the USAC National Sprint Car sch

edule. “We are proud to have a driver with the skill, determination and experience that Brady brings to our team. We have had experience with Brady in the car in 2011 and 2012 on a limited basis, winning a USAC National race last year at West Memphis. We have been very impressed with his ability to adapt to track conditions. “We are excited to have him represent our sponsors in 2013,” said Richard Hoffman, President of Hoffman racing. “Brady has had tremendous success. The entire Team has enjoyed working with him in the past and we are excited about this year. The addition of Brady makes us a legitimate threat to win our 10th USAC National Sprint Car Championship in 2013,” said Rob Hoffman VP of Engineering, Hoffman Racing.

Brady Bacon added “I am very excited about piloting the Hoffman Racing 69 in USAC for the 2013 season. We have had great success together in the few races that we have had together and I am looking forward to competing for a USAC championship. It is an honor to drive for a team with such rich history in open wheel racing.”

Brady Bacon, from Broken Arrow Oklahoma, is a third generation driver. He started driving at age 5 in quarter midgets. At age 15 he started running sprint cars and midgets as well. Towards the end of 2006 Brady signed a driver development contract with Chip Ganassi. Brady began racing for Kasey Kahne’s USAC Team in sprints and midgets in 2007. In 2009 he began his winged sprint car career. Brady took over ownership of the winged and non-winged 99 team in 2011. He has been in the top 3 in points with the ASCS tour since 2010. He not only has excelled in racing but also academically. Brady was a National Merit Scholar and Valedictorian of his class.

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Lykins Companies is a family owned and operated business. Founded in 1948 by Guy Lykins, Sr., and now in the third generation of management, Lykins Companies has a rich and diverse heritage. The company strives to provide its customers with the highest quality products, delivered in the most efficient manner, at the lowest possible price. Whether a customer needs fuel for its business needs, transportation of petroleum products, or fuel to heat their home, Lykins Companies can meet their needs. Lykins is not only committed to its customers; it is committed to the community, too. Lykins belongs to many trade and business organizations and also contributes to many charitable causes. In addition, Lykins is very involved in local schools, awarding college scholarships and supporting many athletic teams.
Highlights of the team’s history include:

1929-1960 Gus 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 9 USAC National Sprint Car Championships with Rob Hoffman as the crew chief (’92,’93,’96,’97,’99,’02,’04,’08) 

With 81 National Sprint Car wins and 9 National Championships, HAR has won more National races and championships than any other team in USAC sprint car history. HAR also has 7 Silver Crown wins, for a total of 88 USAC National wins. In 2003 HAR was recognized for excellence by the Ohio State Senate and House of Representatives. HAR has finished in the top 3 in USAC National Sprint Car owners points 17 times since 1989.

Drivers from the past 82 years reads like a Who’s Who of racing: Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Tracy Hines, JJ Yeley, Kasey Kahne, Kenny Irwin Jr, Rich Vogler, Dave Darland, Johnny Parsons Jr., Tim Richmond, Jay Drake, Brian Tyler, Robbie Stanley, Eric Gordon, Steve Butler, Jerry Coons, Jr., Ryan Newman, Dave Steele, George Snider, Tom Bigelow, Shorty Templemen, Don Branson, Eddie Sachs, Bill Puterbaugh, Elmer George, Pancho Carter, Roger Ward, Andy Michener, Kyle Larson and Brady Bacon. In all, approximately 131 drivers have competed in the Hoffman cars. Out of those 131 drivers there are four father/son combinations: Dick and Dickie Gaines, Jim and Tracy Hines, Kerry and Dave Norris, Clark and Shorty Templemen. Two brother combinations: Larry and Steve Cannon, Pancho Carter and Johnny Parsons, Jr. HAR also had a stepgrandfather and stepgrandson combination of Elmer George and Ed Carpenter.

Tim Waechter 
VP Marketing/Public Relations, Hoffman Auto Racing