Plainfield, IN Thursday July 20th 2017 - The 30th Annual AMSOIL USAC Indiana Sprint Week has was stretched out over the course of 10 days of grueling heat, tornado warnings, and heavy rains to name a few hurdles. Trying is an understatement when describing what ISW was to not just Hoffman Auto Racing, but to all teams who competed in the 7 race mini series. ISW brings out the best of the best from coast to coast in non wing sprint car competition. Some teams travel thousands of miles to compete in Indiana, the hot bed of non wing sprint car racing. Fortunate for Chad Boespflug and the Hoffman Auto Racing Mean Green Cleaner and Degreaser 69 Team they are based out of Indianapolis and are just a short tow from track to track. However, what started out to be a well designed travel schedule compiled of venues across the state quickly turned a bit more hectic with added seat time, in the tow rig that is, to bounce back and forth to hit the venues that were postponed due to rain. With that came no "days off" as those were quickly filled with makeup races. Not only did the team's schedules go from busy to really busy with the increased travel, the fans who support the mini series were forced to make new arrangements as well. The loyalty of the fan base that ISW has was shown even more this year with near capacity crowds and parking lots filled with cars and campers as far as you could see.
With car counts hovering around 40 the racing each night was at the highest level of competition that most teams will face all year. Unfortunately Boespflug and the HAR Team struggled to find their groove the first two nights of the series finishing 15th at Kokomo Speedway and 19th at Lawrenceburg Speedway after taking a provisional. The team rebounded to a 4th place finish at Gas City Speedway followed by 2nd at Bloomington Speedway, and an 8th place finish at Tri-State Speedway. Boespflug would cap the week off on a high for HAR with another podium finish at Lincoln Park Speedway. finishing 3rd. Although Boespflug and the HAR team pulled it together with two podiums and a fourth late in the week it was not enough to regain the points lost early in the week and finished 7th in overall ISW points.
"What a long trying week for not only myself but the team, we rebounded well after a couple of bad nights. Thank you to the Hoffman Auto Racing Team for their continued hard work. I believe this was one of the hardest Indiana Sprint Weeks I have ever been apart of with the extended days dues to rain outs. Thank you USAC for giving us a great event to be apart of and to showcase our sport to tens of thousands of fans." - Chad Boespflug
Boespflug and HAR will take advantage of the downtime in the USAC National schedule to rebuild motors and maintenance before the series heads west to Kansas and Missouri the last week of July. During the week off Boespflug will travel to California to race once again for Dwight Cheney at Perris Auto Speedway Saturday July 22nd.
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7/8 Kokomo Speedway - Kokomo, IN USAC ISW Finished 15th
7/9 Lawrenceburg Speedway - Lawrenceburg, IN USAC ISW Finished 19th
7/10 Gas City Speedway - Gas City, IN USAC ISW Finished 4th
7/12 Terre Haute Action Track - Terre Haute, IN USAC ISW Rained Out
7/14 Bloomington Speedway - Bloomington, IN USAC ISW Finished 2nd
7/15 Tri-State Speedway - Haubstadt, IN USAC ISW Finished 8th
7/16 Lincoln Park Speedway - Putnamville, IN USAC ISW Finished 3rd
Saturday 7/22 Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA USAC/CRA Cheney 42
Saturday 7/29 Lakesided Speedway - Kansas City, KS USAC 69
Sunday 7/30 Randolph County Speedway - Moberly, MO USAC 69
Photo Credits: John Mahoney, Tear Off Heaven, Wyatt Gruben