Talk Story: Rich Hoeppner

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Participants in an SCCA Kauai meet at Vidinha Stadium stop for a photo. Pictured are Andrew Canavan, Rick Burrell, Lauren Matsuyama-Gray, David Crocker and Ryan Richardson.

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Rich Hoeppner’s white Toyota Prius, left, is in position before the starting line during an SCCA Kauai meet at Vidinha Stadium in this April photo.

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Rich Hoeppner stops for a photo Thursday in Lihue.

Kauai resident Rich Hoeppner came across autocross in his younger years and has had a passion for it ever since.