Douglas C. Hoffman, 54, a Pennsylvania Auto Racing Legend, of Allentown, died Monday, December 24, 2012 in his home. He was the husband of Gena L. (Schock) Hoffman. The couple celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary last November 24th.

Born in Allentown, October 30, 1958, Doug was the son of the late Charles F. and Joan E. (Hippert) Hoffman.

Doug began his racing career at the former Dorney Park Speedway winning in his 5th start. During his 32 year career, he won an unprecedented 482 feature wins and 25 Championship Titles at 40 different tracks in nine states and two Canadian provinces. Doug won the NASCAR Northeast Regional Championship in 2004. His prized achievement in auto racing occurred in 1996 when he won the Super DIRT Week, Fay's 300 in Syracuse, New York. From 2005 - 2011 he was the promoter of the Mahoning Valley Speedway in Lehighton and this past year promoted his favorite race track, Bridgeport Speedway, in Swedesboro, New Jersey.

Doug owned and operated DCH Trucking, LLC for the last 9 years.

Survivors: In addition to his wife, Gena; daughter, Joette A. Hoffman of East Stroudsburg; step daughter, Skye L. Michael of Allentown; granddaughter, Mattie Vorhis of East Stroudsburg; brothers, Michael F. Hoffman of New Tripoli, David W. Hoffman of Florida, Donald C. Hoffman of Allentown, Keith J. Hoffman of Whitehall.

Service: Family and friends may pay their respects from 1 - 8:00 p.m. Friday, December 28, 2012 in the Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc., 4906 Route 309, Schnecksville, PA. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Private interment will follow the service at Union Church Cemetery, Neffs.

Contributions: In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Checkered Flag Fan Club (Injured Drivers Fund) c/o the funeral home, P.O. Box # 196, Schnecksville, PA 18078-0196.

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Anthony and Nona Pagano    12-26-2012

Gina - There are no words that we can offer. Hopefully you will draw some comfort from the many outpourings of caring and sympathy that you are receiving. Ours are among them. Seems so insignificant. Blessings.

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Pete Wortman    12-26-2012

I am saddened at the news of Doug's passing. Doug was a tremendous racer and i had the pleasure of calling two of his wins. When i began writing for AARN at Bridgeport in 1985 he always had time to speak with me. He will be missed. My condolences and prayers go out to Gena and his family.


Lisa Miller nellius    12-26-2012

Deepest sympathy to the entire family. Just remember all the great times you had together! So sorry! RIP Doug!

daniels

Bryan    12-26-2012

So Sorry, He was my favorite driver. He will be greatly missed.


Sheri Ponter    12-26-2012

So sorry for your loss.I can remember all the good times my sons and I had every Friday going to see Doug racing at Big Diamond and cheering him on....he will be truley missed!

deepest sympathy

Deana and rusty held    12-26-2012

Dear Gena,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Skye. Life seems so unfair sometimes and something like this is heartwrenching. You have alot of dear memories of your good times together, remembering those times will help you cope with this great loss.

Thinking of you,
Love, Deana and Rusty

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Jim young    12-26-2012

Doug Hoffman, one of the top 5 drivers ever to race in the Modified Division. You will be greatly missed by all who knew you. I'm honored to have called you my friend. RACE ON!


Sue Ann & Shawn    12-26-2012

Doug will be greatly missed...... Our prayers go out to his family!


WAYNE YOUNG    12-26-2012

SO SO SORRY TO HEAR THIS TRAGIC NEWS. DOUG WAS A GREAT FRIEND AND FABULUS DRIVER. WILL MISS HIM !!MY CONDOLENCES TO HIS FAMILY.


Miller Bros    12-26-2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hoffman at this time of sadness. Doug will be remembered by many who had the pleasure of knowing him.
May he rest in peace.
Jamie, Rick Miller, Colin, Terri Dorshimer


Bill Lawson    12-26-2012

My deepest sincere condolences to the Hoffman family. Gena, Dave & Gena and Keith, I am thinking of you at this time of your grief.


al howie , guy howie    12-26-2012

Deepest sympathy

NJ Race fans

Jim and Sue Heller    12-26-2012

Doug and Gena Thank you for all you have done to save Bridgeport speedway. What a remarkable man. You've had a wonderful career and given us such joy. You will be sadly missed. We are shocked but know that you are safe in the arms of the Lord. God Bless you and rest in peace.

racing friend

paul angstadt    12-26-2012

Thank you Doug for all the fond racing memories you have left us. You were a fierce and focused champion, but always said hello and always had a smile. Your career and achievements will never be forgotten.

doug

craig    12-26-2012

thank you for the memories at east winsor speedway you were truly the best thing to step foot on the speedway. the only driver i know who could pull into any race track any surface and come out with a victory. rumor has it you are grabbin feature wins already in heaven.may you rest in peace.

Rest in Peace Doug

Dom Bocchino    12-26-2012

You gave me and my dad tons of entertainment watching you race at Flemington against Billy Pauch and the rest of the guys Rest in Peace

gone to soon

Charles waltrick    12-27-2012

It was a great honor to know this man and an honor as well to have him in our family. He will always have a special place in my heart and will be greatly missed by all who loved him and knew him and all that he has achieved in his short life. God's speed Doug. Rest In Peace.

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MEL GRILL    12-27-2012

Doug you were the best in anything you race and did,And one thing you did the best of turning things around Boy what a job you did at Bridgeport, I will miss you so much,But now you're in GODS WORLD he will take good care of you,May you R I P DOUG HOFFMAN # 60 over.

Lost a great friend

Simple green    12-27-2012

Rest in peace Doug! I will miss you. I guess being a racer you had to beat me to the end. It won't be the same at our chairs in the garage. I'll cherish our friendship forever!

DOUG

60 RACEING TEAM,DRAKE    12-27-2012

WE WILL MISS YOU;THIS IS A GREAT LOSS R.I.P.DOUG HOFFMAN.NEVER TO BE FORGOTTON . LOVE

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Dean Woolford    12-27-2012

I watched doug race for many years he was a great driver. Then he started promoting and did a great job at that too.He will b missed by all of us at bridgeport. My thoughts and prayers are with Gena and the entire hoffman family

DouG Hoffman

Kyle Purks    12-27-2012

So sorry for your loss. He was one hell of a racer and a great tracker promoter..God Speed Doug.


Doug and Jake Kaylor    12-27-2012

Keith and Dave... Sorry for the loss of your brother.. The racing world will not not be the same.Great guy Great racer..R.I.P.

My hero

bryant & Bonnie    12-27-2012

This is all so hard to take in. Our condolences to the Hoffman family. Doug was one in a million. He will be greatly missed, but the memories he had left behind will live on forever! RIP Doug!!


Randy Hartranft    12-27-2012

To the Hoffman Family my prayers are with you RIP Doug.

Former track welder

Richard Yelsits    12-27-2012

My deepest sympathy to the Hoffman family. I new Doug from when he started racing at Dorney Park He will be sadly missed.


Rick Bates    12-27-2012

A very talented individial taken from this earth to soon. Not only a race driver but a family man and business owner, our deepest sympathy to the family during this time of sorrow rest in Peace may the checkered flags always be with you.

A life too short

Dave DeCarlo    12-27-2012

Gena, my deepest heartfelt sympathies to you and your entire family in Doug's passing. His was certainly a life too short. Although its been many years since i've seen you both i will always remember you and Doug with fondness in my heart. He was a great racer yes but even more so a great guy with a huge heart. Be strong Gena.
Dave


Steve & heather Newman    12-27-2012

Our Deepest Sympathies in this difficult time, may god guide you and console you.

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barbara kuhlman    12-27-2012

Doug, you left us too soon. I have great memories of days gone by; Friday nights at Windsor, Saturdays at the Port or Flemington, and Nazareth on Sundays; not to mention Super DIRT Week. I cherish our last chat at the FSHS meeting in October, where you delighted the crowd in reminiscing with Jim Romeo. Though I witnessed hundreds of wins, my favorite was your Freedom 76 win at Grandview. Our friendship was special; thank you for being a classy guy both on and off the race track. My sincere condolences to Michael, Dave, Donnie, Keith and your families. Rest in peace; God Bless you.


Robin LICHTENWALNER    12-27-2012

SO SAD TO HEAR OF YOUR PASSING...YOU WERE A GREAT INSPIRATION TO THE RACING COMMUNITY AND BEYOND... I HAVE SO MANY FOND MEMORIES OF YOUR EARLY DORNEY PARK DAYS.... YOU WILL BE MISSED BY ALL...
RIP DOUG HOFFMAN
# 60 OVER

rip

don byers    12-27-2012

doug,talked to you at a few tracks and saw you race at several.you were one heck of a driver and one heck of gentleman of the track.god needed another great person so he chose you.they say only the good die young.rip you will never be forgotten.


April    12-27-2012

Dear Hoffman family, so sorry for your loss. Doug will be missed. He was true to the racing sport.

Bob Snyder Photos and Promoter

Bob Snyder    12-27-2012

Words can not describe my feelings of this terrible loss. You were one of the best and will never be forgotten. God Speed my friend.


george Nardelli & family    12-27-2012

We send our deepest condolences to the Hoffman Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Doug will be truly missed in the racing community.

DOUG

Fred    12-27-2012

Doug you were the best in my eyes i went all over the northest to watch you race.You gave me alot of memories that i will never forget.RIP my friend heaven gained a great one.


Moyer Racing    12-27-2012

Our condolences go out to the Hoffman family. Doug will be sadly missed by all including his extended racing family. Our thoughts & prayers go out to you & may God bless you.

race announcer

Joe Marotta    12-27-2012

Doug, you were always a class act, and a true gentleman. I will always remember your SYRACUSE WIN, it was one of the greatest wins that you had in your career.Now the checkers have fallen for the final time REST IN PEACE OLD BUDDY.


Dale & Debbie Howard    12-27-2012

Our deepest sympathies to
Gena, Skye and all of Doug's family.
So sorry to hear of Doug's passing. Our love and prayers are with all of you.


Dale & Debbie Howard    12-27-2012

Our deepest sympathies to Gena and Skye and all of Doug's family. Our love and prayers to all of you at this sad time.

Condolences

DONNA LAUB SMITH    12-27-2012

So sorry to hear. Hopefully you find peace knowing that he is now held in God's arms.

drake, candy, john

sixty raceing team    12-27-2012

R.I.P DOUG HOFFMAN PRAYERS TO THE FAMILY'SADLY MISSED AND NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN THE DRAKE FAMILY.PHILLPSBURG NJ


Jamie Alvarez    12-27-2012

RIP Doug.


Tom and Rose Carraghan    12-28-2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Hoffman Family. So sorry for your loss. try and remember the good times. Rest in Peace Doug.


Mike Hall    12-27-2012

The Dirt Track Hero of my childhood: when he was booed for winning, it just made me a bigger fan. When he retired from racing, we all began to realize the old saying "Don't know what you got till its gone." Thanks for some of the best memories of my youth and for trying to make Bridgeport once again, the place I remember it being. God bless your family and may you forever be able to break the back end of your modified loose on the big racetrack in the sky.

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MIKE SCOPPO    12-27-2012

Doug you will be missed by all. sorry for your loss gina. RIP MY FRIEND GODSPEED DOUG


Gary Langenstein    12-27-2012

I am deeply saddened by the passing of Doug. He was a Great person and also a Great Race car Driver. We will remember all your contributions and victories for Stockcar Racing. God Speed and Rest in Peace Douglas C. Hoffman, we are going to miss you.

Doug Hoffman

Walter Onora    12-27-2012

What a shock! Fond memories of Doug at East Windsor and Flemington. One of the best!


Bob and Karolann Grimm    12-27-2012

So sorry to hear of the loss of another great racer. He was a first class operation in racing and in life. Always remembered RIP Doug


Ernest miles jr.    12-27-2012

Gena,our hearts go out to you and your family at this trying time. I regret not actually talking to Doug last season,but being a sponsor on the side of Jimmy Hortons car for many years back in the day created a bond. What would all of those battles at EWS,Flemington and Brodgeport have been like without Doug?
Condolences from our family to yours from the Miles family and all at Miles Concrete Co.


Richard Caramella    12-27-2012

R.I.P. Doug Hoffman prayers are sent to the family. Missed buyt not forgotten.

just a race fan

Mark    12-27-2012

Bless you,bless all family and friends.Great memories !!!


Howard & Lisa C.    12-27-2012

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Doug. We have seen Doug race as well as race against him for many years. He truly was a talented driver and person who will be greatly missed in stock car racing. God Speed and may he be at peace in the hands of the Lord.

The lose of a great legend

Tammy    12-27-2012

R.i.P. Doug
What great lose of a great legend I am still in shock may the family find the strength to get through this terrible tragedy you will forever be missed Doug may the angels help guide you along the way R.I.P. buddy


Johanna    12-27-2012

I'm so sorry to hear this, my thoughts and prayers are with you Gena and your family...

My childhood hero

Amy Friant-Mumink    12-27-2012

many memories I have, many to cherish. rest in Peace.


John Gutshall    12-27-2012

It's been a few years since I have seen Doug, but seems like yesterday watching him race and traveling to the races in the Divco. Will always have great memories of watching him race and seeing that big smile.

Race Fans

Donna & charlie sweet    12-27-2012

God Speed Doug
Our Sincere Sympathy to the Hoffman Family and Dougs Friends.


pam    12-28-2012

R.I.P. doug you will be greatly missed thanks for the great memories. you will be greatly missed and always remembered

race fan

Ed Johnson    12-29-2012

My thoughts and prayers to the family. Great driver, Great man. Many fond memories of East Windsor and Flemington. RIP Doug


Ray and Sharon Hoffman    12-29-2012

Such a shock to hear the news of Doug's passing. He was a great competitor, freind and family man. The excitement he created in his racing career was fantastic. He will be missed by many. The racing community is greatly saddened. RIP 60 Over

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Shelby Snyder    12-28-2012

Hoffman family, I am truly sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Fond memories of Standing in Victory lane with him!!!!

Shelby snyder-Kirby


Gary White    12-28-2012

My deepest sympathy goes out to the entire Hoffman family for their loss.

TASTY CAKES & FRITO LAYS VICTO

JOHN C. PLEISS & FAMILY    12-29-2012

SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE LOSS OF DOUG AND WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE
60/OVER AND THE 125

JOHN C PLEISS & FAMILY


FRED & JERSEY BOYS    12-28-2012

LOVE OF RACING, TO MAN WHO GAVE OVER HALF HIS LIFE TO IT.WE HONOR YOU,GOD BLESS

Lose of a great legend

Kelly    12-28-2012

I am so sorry to hear of Doug's passing. I have many memories of seeing him race throughout his career. Rest In Peace great ledgend


Rich R.    12-29-2012

A CHAMPION FOREVER .A GREAT MAN ...

head of security

Rich Vanderlip    12-28-2012

Sorry for your loss. Will have good memories of last year at Bridgeport with both of you. Franz racing will miss Doug. Hope everthing goes well for you.


Anonymous    12-28-2012

To the Hoffman Family,

Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you,
Barry & Kathy Doney


Jimmy & Dawn Carpenter    12-29-2012

Thanks for the memories @ East Windsor. A great competitor and promoter . U will be greatly missed Doug . God speed . God speed bless the Hoffman Family.


lISA    12-28-2012

Thoughts and Prayers with the family.

RIP Doug !


Lisa (Schell) and Bobby Strunk

& Jr Schell


Ken Kuhlman    12-28-2012

Thanks for so many fond memories over the past three decades, especiaqlly your racing days at East Windsor. Knowing you and asking for your advice on sveral situations has made our life richer. R.I.P. God bless the entire Hoffman family in these rough times.


Jack Swain    12-29-2012

Doug was a great promoter who took the time to listen to all the competitors. I watched many of his races through the years and he made me scratch my head with some of the unbelievable moves he did. I will miss him. Thoughts and prayers to all of the Hoffman family.


Tracy Rocap    12-29-2012

To the Hoffman Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time...

racing legend

Ken Stull    12-29-2012

Gina , Met Doug through my brother Bobby Stull. He was in deed a great man and always had time for his fans .He will be missed greatly .

Morning call

Paul Reinhard    12-29-2012

My sincere condolences go to Gena Hoffman and the rest of the family on the death of a guy I thought was the best modified racer ever to come out of these parts -- and always a willing interview for me during my Morning Call days. I don't know how many times I told him he should have been in NASCAR, but that never happened. That was NASCAR's loss. I'll never forget him and I'm glad to have been able to know him.


Stacy Geisler Michalski    12-29-2012

To the Hoffman Family, I was greatly saddened with the news of your loss. I am very sorry.

I started following Doug as a young child with my family at Dorney Park. I have since grown up and moved away, but have followed his career from a afar through my brothers and internet. He has always been and will continue to be my favorite driver ever!

Again, I am very sorry for your loss and saddened you have lost a husband, father, brother, son and friend to many. Sad day in racing with such a great advocate in racing is no longer with us.

Rest in peace Doug. You will be greatly missed.


Pastor Michael    12-29-2012

For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.

John 3:16


Bruce & Margaret Kindberg    12-29-2012

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the entire Hoffman family. Doug will be missed by everyone. You left so many memories for the racing family. R.I.P. Doug

RACING ANNOUNCER

Andy Crane    12-29-2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless.

a fan

mike ott    12-29-2012

I was a member of the Penn National fire crew. But I was also a huge Doug Hoffman fan 1st. The greatest in my mind, and to finally see him win the big one in 1996 made me cry. I am crying again, but I can only imagine how fast the 60 over is right now on the big track in the sky. RIP Doug.

my hero will be missed

kamp racing    12-29-2012

I was only 5 years old when i was introduced to racing. The 60over became my favorite driver and will always be. Doug will be forever in our hearts and prayers. Rest in peace my friend.

To the Hoffman family

Zig Sue Jackie Ziegler    12-29-2012

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in this difficult time, We had the pleasure to race with Doug and race at mahoning vally he was a true Champion

stock car legend

jeff acolia    12-29-2012

my condolences to the entire hoffman family.we have lost a true icon in our sport.rest in peace doug,you are the best of the best.i enjoyed watching you race since 1982.

to the hoffman family

sally and bob entwistle    12-29-2012

So sorry for your loss. Doug had a very impressive resume.He was a very very talented man and you should be so proud of him and all he had acccomplished. May u continue winning in heaven!!!


Brian    12-29-2012

Dear Mr Hoffman;
Thank you for your dedication to the pastime we all love.

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luc lemieux    12-29-2012

i have a very good memories with doug in drummondville and granby between 1986 and 1992..you are the best, and big inspiration for my generation...rest in peace my champion


Bub "THE WELDER"    12-30-2012

Sadden to hear the news of Doug's passing. My prayers are with Gena and their children.


Bill and Barbara Pauch    12-30-2012

Being out of the country
when Doug passed we would of come to the viewing to give
you and the family our support.. we are here if
we can help in anyway..

My dearest cousion

Joel , robin @ jordan mohr    12-30-2012

Donnie , David , Keith @ Mike I so sorry for your loss . Doug you will truly be missed. You will be in are heart for ever


Charylene Matthews    12-31-2012

My sincere heartfelt condolences to the entire Hoffman family.

GOD ALWAYS WORKS TO THE GOOD..

DOUG HOFFMAN FAN    01-02-2013

OF THOSE WHO LOVE HIM. I BELIEVE IT WAS 2001, THE FONDA 200. I WATCHED DOUG SMOKE THE FIELD.I WENT TO THE PITS AFTERWARD TO CONGRATULATE HIM, BUT COULD NOT FIND HIS HAULER. I SEEN A DIRTY 60OVER ON AN OPEN TRAILER AND THERE WAS DOUG GREETING WELL WISHERS,SMOKING A CIGAR.THE SMILE ON HIS FACE WAS PRICELESS.STILL WONDERING WERE THE HAULER WAS I ASKED THIS GOOD LOOKING WOMAN STANDING NEXT TO THE CAR WITH THE SAME SMILE, HOLDING DOUG'S WINNINGS.I ASKED HER IF SHE WAS DOUG'S WIFE AND IF THIS WAS THE CAR THAT WON.SHE SAID YES TO BOTH AND ITS A BORROWED MOTOR! I AM STILL AMAZED TO THIS DAY! GOD BLESS YOU GINA.

RACE FAN

MICHAEL ARNDT    01-06-2013

THANK YOU FOR ALL THE MEMORIES THAT WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER.AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR DEDICATION TO THE SPORT OF AUTO RACING. YOU WERE TRULY ONE OF THE BEST TO EVER COME OUT OF THE VALLEY REGION. YOU WILL BE MISSED.


LOU & TERRY DEGROOT    01-11-2013

Our deepest sympathies during your time of loss. Doug will be missed.

Rip doug

Sandy & Keith Klein    01-21-2013

RIP Doug
You rocked in the world of racing. you where the best!!!! You will be missed.


Anonymous    01-25-2013

It has been a month since you have been gone and you are so missed we had great times together and we will never forget them

fleetwood pa

Ryan    04-15-2013

just found out tonight about you passing...your my favorite driver! iwas hooked screaming GO125! at nazareth .pa thank you for awsome memories and signing my shirt! to this day my favorite number is 125..ty from a young kid now an adult...bye

Doug

John Richard    08-12-2013

I know this is too late, but was not aware before. To Mike, Donny, Dave and Keith, sorry for your loss. Often think of the times we had as kids. RIP Doug!



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