August 10 Winners

August 13, 2013 at 1:02 PM

Ontario, NY driver Dave Catalano and Barker, NY pilot Kirk Totten split the twin 30’s for the Getzoni Nationwide Insurance Agency NASCAR Pro Modifieds on Kayak Pools, Buffalo and Erie County Public Library night at the Holland NASCAR Motorsports Complex on a sensational Saturday evening in the Holland hills. Eldon King from Freedom, NY swept the McClurg Auto Group Late Models while Jason Dieter from Hamburg, NY pulled away to pick up the visiting Super Stock Series victory. Dave Wilson Jr from Hamburg won his third Bank of Holland Chargers triumph of the season. Dave Wollaber from North Tonawanda, NYclaimed his fourth NYPAMA TQ Midgets feature of the season. Chris Powers from Orchard Park, NY picked up his second Hornet victory of the season. Mike Myers was victorious in the M&M U Pull-It Figure 8’s. John Grandits was awarded with the Enduro victory.

In the first Getzoni Nationwide Insurance Agency NASCAR Pro Modifieds main, it was Amy and Tommy Catalano leading the way. Jeff Brown, George Skora and Jimmy Zacharias came together in turn three. Brown’s night ended early. On the lap one restart, Amy Catalano took the lead away from her son Tommy and her husband Dave raced his way into third place. The drivers trying to spoil the Catalano one-two-three finish was Kirk Totten and George Skora III. Both young drivers tried everything they had to get around Tommy Catalano but Tommy, fresh off his first career win the night before at Spencer, was able to maintain his third position on the speedway as he watched his parents fight for the win. Dave Catalano was able to hold off his wife Amy and son Tommy to pick up his first win of the season.

The 30 lap Getzoni Agency Pro Modified feature saw Jimmy Zacharias and Kyle Inman lead the field to the green flag and it was Jimmy Z showing the way early on. Kirk Totten was able to take over the race lead on lap number seven after getting underneath the Zacharias racer. Dave Catalano, winner of the made up feature earlier in the evening, raced his way past Jimmy Z and moved into the runner up spot. Catalano tried everything he could in the late going but Totten continued to show the way. The battle was on for fourth place between Zacharias and George Skora III in the late going after Amy Catalano past Zacharias for third place just past the races halfway point. Totten pulled away from both Dave and Amy Catalano to claim his fourth win of the season. Jimmy Zacharias would finish in fourth and George Skora III would complete the top five.


In the first McClurg Auto Group Late Model feature, Mike Ticco and Eldon King III led the field to the green flag and it was King jumping into the race lead. With King showing the way, Brandon Glover and Mike Ticco battled for second throughout the event. Glover would get around Ticco for the runner up spot and would drive all over the speedway to find the right line and attempt to pass King. But Eldon King was too strong on this night as King fought off all of Glover’s challenges to pick up his fourth win of the season.

JD Roberts and Mike Ticco led the Late Models to the green for their regular 20 lap feature event and it was Ticco showing the way. Eldon took the lead on lap four and quickly showed the field why he was the defending divisional champion. The race was on for second place between Brandon Glover and Mike Ticco for much of the event. The two slightly made contact a couple of times but both drivers were able to race hard and Ticco would get the advantage of the young Glover to maintain second place throughout the event. Eldon King drove away to his second win of the night and fifth of the season.

“The Big Show” Ted Welshans and Lee Sharpsteen led the 18 car field of Super Stocks to the green flag and Sharpsteen got loose and hit the wall. Tim Welshans was also involved and both were able to continue. With one lap in, Jason Dieter and Joe Fetzer led the field back to the green flag and it was Dieter showing the way. Divisional point’s leader Mike Ramos got passed by Tommy Markham for third place on lap three and the “lavender machine” Wayne Bernhard racing in the top five. Ramos was able to pass Fetzer to move into second place and began his chase of the race leader Dieter. As Dieter hit lap traffic, Ramos and Bernhard battled for the runner up spot. Bernhard moved into second place and began his chase of Dieter, who had a full straightaway lead over the rest of the field. Jason Dieter pulled away to pick up his first career Super Stock Series win. Wayne Bernhard finished in second and was followed to the line by Tommy Markham, Sam Fullone and Joe Mancuso completed the top five.

Dave Wilson Jr jumped into the lead after passing Ken Maltby early in the 30 lap feature event for the Bank of Holland Chargers. Maltby was joined in the front row by Tom Northem and Northem and Maltby battled for second for most of the 30 lap feature event. With Wilson running away with the lead, a five car battle between Maltby, Northem, Eric Brown, Zach Myers and Rich Carnes shaped up for second place with Northem getting the advantage with a handful of laps remaining. Wilson drove away to pick up his third win of the season.

Cody Mollnow and Jim Fleischman led the NYPAMA TQ Midgets to the green flag for their 20 lap feature event and it was Fleischman showing the way on the opening circuit with Chad Heywood in second place. Off an early race restart, Jonathan Reid moved into the lead on lap three with Dave Wollaber and Andy Nye charged into second and third place. Wollaber then used the crossover move and passed Reid for the lead on lap five. Andy Nye spun in turn two to bring out the races third caution with six laps completed. On the restart, Dave Wollaber showed the way with Shawn Nye moving into third place and then Nye went underneath Reid to move into the runner up spot and quickly went to work on race leader Dave Wollaber. Nye would go underneath Wollaber and took over the race lead on lap 10. Nye and Wollaber would race side by side for several laps, fighting for the race lead and Wollaber regained the lead with seven laps remaining. Jonathan Reid brought out the caution suffering a broken driveshaft. On the restart, Wollaber would lead and hold off Shawn Nye to pick up the victory. Camden Barber would finish in third and was followed closely to the line by Kyle Hutchinson and Jim Fleischman.

Robert and Butcher Palmer led the Hornets to green and it was fourth place starter Josh Hill taking the lead on the opening circuit. Chris Powers was able to sneak around Hill on lap four to take over the race lead. Once infront, Powers pulled away from the field. Ben Russo, Louis Carbone and Jeff Szafraniec put on a three car battle for the runner up spot for most of the event. Powers was able to pick up the victory over Ben Russo. Cousin Louis Carbone came home in third and was followed to the line by Jeff Szafraniec and Josh Hill.

Mike Myers was awarded the win in the M&M U Pull-It Figure 8’s after Jason Eck and Jason Adams came together on the last lap. Adams and Eck would battle for the lead for much of the event and Eck was able to take the lead on lap four. Coming into the final two turns, Eck and Adams made contact and Adams appeared to cross the line first but officials penalized Adams, therefore giving the win to Mike Myers.

News and Notes

Tyler Turnbull did a simple rollover after getting loose during his NYPAMA TQ Midgets qualifying event. Tylerclimbed out of his racer under his own power. With their one-two-three finish in the make-up feature from July 27th, Dave, Amy and Tommy Catalano became the first family in Holland history to have a husband, wife and son finish one-two-three respectively.

Racing returns to the highbanks on Saturday August 24th as Pizza Hut presents a full NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Program featuring the Getzoni Nationwide Insurance Agency NASCAR Pro Modifieds, the McClurg Auto Group Late Models, the Bank of Holland Chargers, M&M U Pull-It Figure 8’s, the 4 Cylinder Hornets and the NYPAMA TQ Midgets. Pit Gates will open at 3:30while grandstand gates open at 4:45 and qualifying will begin at 5:00pm. NASCAR feature racing will begin promptly at 7:05pm.


Getzoni Nationwide Insurance NASCAR Pro Modifieds (Rescheduled from 7/27): DAVE CATALANO (Started 9th), Amy Catalano (1), Tommy Catalano (2), George Skora III (4), Kirk Totten (5), Tony Carbone (8), Matt Clemens (7), Nick White (12), Chris Clemens (11), Jimmy Zacharias (6), Dean Kroll (10) and Jeff Brown (3)

Getzoni Nationwide Insurance NASCAR Pro Modifieds: KIRK TOTTEN (Started 6th), Dave Catalano (7), Amy Catalano (5), Jimmy Zacharias (2), George Skora III (4), Jeff Brown (11), Tony Carbone (8), Tommy Catalano (3), Kyle Inman (1), Matt Clemens (9), Chris Clemens (12), Dean Kroll (10) and Nick White (13)

McClurg Auto Group NASCAR Late Models (Rescheduled from 7/27): ELDON KING III (Started 2nd), Brandon Glover (3), Mike Ticco (1), JD Roberts (4), Jason Gwin (6) and Josh Hathaway (5)

McClurg Auto Group NASCAR Late Models: ELDON KING III (Started 5th), Mike Ticco (2), Brandon Glover (4), JD Roberts (1), Dave Whittaker (3), Josh Hathaway (7), Jason Gwin (6) and Sean Dolan (8)

Bank of Holland Chargers: DAVE WILSON JR(Started 3rd), Tom Northem (2), Eric Brown (4), Zach Myers (8), Jerry Kosmowski (11), Ken Maltby (1), Tommy Wentland (5), Donnie Aquino (7), Rich Carnes (6), Rob Miszczak (9) and Don Sitarski (10)
Qualifying Winner: Dave Wilson

Big 10 Super Stock Series: JASON DIETER (Started 3rd), Wayne Bernhard (9), Tommy Markham (7), Sam Fullone (16), Joe Mancuso (8), Lee Sharpsteen (2), Joe Fetzer (4), Gil Sharpsteen (10), Mike Ramos (5), Ted Welshans (1), Eric Brown (11), Joe Snell (13), Pete Pieczynski (15), Ron Richter (17), Billy Gleason (14), Tim Welshans (6), Nate Peckham (12) DNS: Phil Alhart Jr., Rob Miszczak
Qualifying Winners: Lee Sharpsteen, Jason Dieter

NYPAMA TQ Midgets: DAVE WOLLABER (Started 9th), Shawn Nye (11), Camden Barber (12), Kyle Hutchinson (16), Jim Fleischman (2), Chad Heywood (4), Tyler Turnbull (17), Eric Roberts (3), Andy Nye (8), Vinnie Christiano Jr (5), Cody Mollnow (1), Charlie DiRosa (13), Andy Patton (19), Ryan Hessler (7), Scott Gleed (14), Kyle McElver (18), Sean McNamara (21), Gordie Steffan (23), Pat Smith (22), Jonathan Reid (6), Chris Barber (20), Nelson Rung (15), and Nick Groff (10)
Qualifying Winners: Dave Wollaber, Jim Fleischman

NASCAR 4 Cylinder Hornets: CHRIS POWERS (Started 7th), Ben Russo (10), Louis Carbone (8), Jeff Szafraniec (11), Josh Hill (4), Tony Carbone (9), Michele Maltby (5), Kenny Hejna (6), Bill Lutz (3), Waylon Price (13), Butcher Palmer (2), Robert Palmer (1), John Blinston (12), Sylvia Welshans (14) and Matt Hornquist (15)
Qualifying Winners: Josh Hill, Chris Powers

M&M U Pull-It Figure 8’s: MIKE MEYERS (Started 8th), Jason Eck (2), Mark Meyers (6), Shane Toms (4), John Murphy (10), Jason Adams (3) , Josh Hill (5), Robert Palmer (1), Waylon Price (7) and Grant Hill (9)