#169 Car driven
by Dave Hoffman
of Renfrew is one of the top Late Model drivers of all time in the
western PA area. Hoffman started at a young age in the early 1960s
driving in the old six-cylinder “Hardtop” coupes back
before there were any “Late Models”. One of his early
rides was the #169 of Bob Rodgers.
Dave moved into
Late Models around 1968 with one of his first rides being the gold
#42 Ford owned by Ron Stanley. He later drove for such well known
car owners as “Tub” Tessean, Bob Brockett, Gator Harris,
Skip Bertges and Tom Glass, winning many times for all of them.
Hoffman is believed
to have won a total of 299 feature races, most of them in Late Models.
He won four Lernerville Late Model titles including three in a row
1975-77 and came back for a fourth one in 1991. Those four titles
included two for Tessean and singles for Brockett and Harris.