Hofmann, who last won at Memphis, Tenn. I remember working on his car in the off-season before the Western Auto deal in a two-car garage; Al threw the old rods and pistons out back with the alligators. Apr 7, , Best wishes and condolences to his family on behalf of the CarJunkieTV. He beat, of all people, Force. About 90 percent of the reason why these cars make it down the racetrack is because of the crew chief.

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Hofmann first gained national prominence with his often entertaining and sometimes flammable China Syndrome Vega. Frank Pedregon was Dunn’s driver during each of those victories.

Hoping for nothing but a calm morning period for the family ad friends: Once they get it together, I’m certain the car will be running 4. Instead of a flamable combustion, the two personalities have seemed to blend nicely. How long would the relationship between Jim Dunn and Al Hofmann exist? As ofHofmann had competed in 32 final rounds, winning 15 races.

To quote his friend Bill Stephens: Cormier to relinquish title: Among the new rules include a strict percent nitromethane rule for Top Fuel and Funny Car teams; posted monetary fines and point deductions for teams that leak oil onto the racing surface during competition; and reduced the amount of time teams have to service their cars between elimination rounds from 90 to 75 minutes. NFL coaching candidates we’d hire: I had to have a friend of mine with an alcohol car help me do that.


Best Regards, Susie West. So far, the duo has answered the critics who said the relationship would last about as long as one of Hofmann’s patented smoky burnouts.

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Rookie uprising 1d ESPN. He then teamed with a friend who had a ’67 Camaro from Baldwin Chevrolet.

We played it up for all it was worth. Al Hoffman died today Man that sucks. We all know where that took him.

Hofmann’s season ended with a fourth-place points finish. He returned later that year and won the fall race in Dallas in what was truly a feel-good story.

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During the last two years, Dunn has tuned his cars to three victories, including last season’s spectacular victory at the U. Hofmanh 15 wins placed him seventh on the all-time Funny Car wins list as of ReadingPa Good Guys rodders rep. Hofmann’s season was derailed when he suffered serious injuries in a fire and crash that occurred as he crossed the finish line as the winner of the Gatornationals. I was like, “are you sure?


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The best part is that there’s not as much parts breakage and as a result there’s less down time. Hofmann acquired major sponsorship backing for the season from Western Auto.

I gotta hand it to him, he pulled no punches. I remember taking huge amounts of teasing for having a print of John Force in my house that was given to me for my birthday hofmannn Kenny Youngblood and his wife, even though Al really liked Force. He led a hard early life and that primed him for the hard scrabble life hofmznn running a racing operation as a match racer and un or barely sponored competitor.

Al Hoffman died today I heard the news at my buddy’s house this evening at about 7: It’s nice when you can focus on winning the race. His last final-round appearance was at the event in Bristol, and he finished the year 16th. Five reasons Man City’s title defence is showing strain 1d Michael Cox.