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.