May 19, 2011 at 9:52 AM

The Holland NASCAR Motorsports Complex, the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track of Western New York, has an action packed slate for its 52nd consecutive season of operation in 2011.

Holland welcomes National Overhead Door as the title sponsor for the featured Pro Modified division. The Pro Modified teams will compete not only for the Holland championship and a chance at NASCAR Whelen All-American Series rewards, but will also have a chance for the title of theNASCAR Upstate Pro Modified Series, a 12 race series for the open wheel racers that will include five events at Holland, five events at Spencer Speedway in Williamson, NY, and two events at the Chemung Speedrome in Chemung, NY. Of the five Series races at Holland, two will be the traditional major events at the Western New York oval: the 12th annual George Decker Memorial 100, slated for Saturday, July 23rd, and the Budweiser 100, which will take place on Saturday, September 3rd. Other Holland dates in the Series are May 28th, June 11th, and July 9th.

Also, after appearing as a “special guest class” on numerous occasions for many seasons, the Casey’s TQ Midget Series will truly make Holland their home track in 2011, as they will be part of the regular slate of racing each and every race date. In addition to the National Overhead Door Pro Modifieds and the Casey’s TQ Midget Series, the weekly Holland card will include the Late Models of Tomorrow, Bank of Holland Chargers, 4-cylinder Hornets, and the M&M U-Pull-It Figure 8 Cars.

Regular qualifying heat racing will return to the schedule in 2011 - over the past few seasons, heat races were held for special events only, but at the request of the racers and fans, heats will be part of the weekly program again.

Holland will launch the 2011 season with a Sunday afternoon opener at 3:00 on May 22nd, before moving to the traditional Saturday evening show on May 28th. A Memorial Day Monday special featuring the annual Faster Pastor Race and racing for the Bank of Holland Chargers, 4-cyl. Hornets, and a special appearance by the INEX Legends will take place on May 30th. The “Wildest Show on Wheels,” Crash-A-Rama! returns for the first of two 2011 dates, as the metal-mangling event will take over the facility on June 4th. Timer-Warner Cable and USG will present the June 11th show, while the bank of Holland Chargers will be featured in a 50 lap special on the annual Bank of Holland Night, June 18th. Bobcat of Buffalo will present “Bob Day” on June 25th, which will include a 50 lap event for the 4-cylinder Hornets.

After a bye week, racing will resume on July 9th featuring Mid-Season Championships for all divisions plus another appearance by the INEX Legends on Buffalo Sports Day at the track. Monster Trucks will attack the Complex the following week, as the first Holland Monster Truck Fest will take place on Saturday evening, July 16th and Sunday afternoon, July 17th. As a follow-up to the July 23rd George Decker Memorial 100, Nashville recording artist Ricky Lee will be live in concert at Holland on Sunday, July 24th. Kwik Fill presents the July 30th program, with Towne Automotive Night slated for August 6th and VSP Marketing and Graphics Night set for August 13th. Following the Saturday, August 20th NASCAR program, the annual Bar Cup Challenge will take place on Sunday afternoon, August 21st. NASCAR racing will continue on Saturday, August 27th, with the Budweiser 100 and Season Championships for all divisions set for September 3rd. The 2011 season will close with the second Crash-A-Rama! of the season on September 10th.

The regular Saturday time schedule will consist of pit gates opening at 3:30 and grandstand gates opening at 4:45. Heat racing for all divisions except the NASCAR National Overhead Door Pro Modifieds will take place at 5:00. Pro Modified heats and features for all divisions will get underway at 7:05 PM.

Adult admission for a regular weekly program is just $10, with students ages 8-15 admitted for just $6. Children 7 and under are admitted free of charge. The family pass will admit two adults and all associated youngsters up to 15 years of age for just $25.

The Holland NASCAR Motorsports Complex is located on Holland-Glenwood Road, just west of Route 16, five miles south of the end of Route 400 and just a 25 minute drive southeast from downtown Buffalo. For more information, contact the Holland office at (716)-537-2272 or visit the Holland web site at www.hollandspeedway.com .

Rick Mooney: Rmooneypr@aol.com or
Tim Bennett: 716-537-2272