Saturday, July 19, 2014
Fast start for Hoff in first 410 ride
After a two-year stretch running a 358 sprint car, Shane Hoff, 18, of New Oxford, PA has moved up to the 410 sprint division and if last Saturday’s Icebreaker 30 was any indication, he’ll be a rookie to keep an eye on.
Hoff led five out of the 10 laps in his qualifying heat race and managed to not only make the feature, which he said was his goal for the day, but also to make the top 10 board, crossing under the checkers tenth.
Hoff began racing go-karts at Hunterstown and Shippensburg speedways when he was 11-years-old. After picking up 28 total kart wins, he then graduated to the 270cc micro sprints, where he ran for a year-and-a-half. The next year-and-a-half he spent racing a 600cc micro sprint and claimed four wins. The past two years, Hoff has been racing a 358 sprint car at Trail-way and Lincoln speedways. He has accrued three total wins in the division and said that it just seemed like the right time to move up to the next division.
Hoff’s car is owned by his parents, Tracey and Tammy Hoff, along with his uncle. He also receives help from his sponsors, Granite Hill Camping Resort and Color Wheel Decorating Center. “We also get help on the car from family friends, Eric Tomecek, Cris Eash, Cory Groft, and Scotty Myers,” Hoff said.