Kirk Totten and Neal Dietz Jr Spilt Holland Twin 35’s on Midseason Championship Night

July 15, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Kirk Totten from Barker, NY and Neal Dietz Jr from Holland, NY split the twin 35’s for the Getzoni Nationwide Insurance NASCAR Pro Modifieds on US Air Force, Rupp Overhead Door and VSP Marketing Group night at the Holland NASCAR Motorsports Complex on a sultry Saturday night. With the victory in the first Pro Modified feature, Totten is now guaranteed a top 12 starting spot for the Race of Champions (RoC) Sportsman 100 set for the Oswego Speedway on Friday July 19th. Brandon Glover from Cuba, NY swept both events for the McClurg Auto Group NASCAR Late Models. Eric Brown from Holland, NY picked up his first career Bank of Holland Chargers feature win. Camden Barber from Bliss, NY picked up his second consecutive NYPAMA TQ Midgets. Scott Wylie from Hamburg, NY picked up the win for the Cup Lites while Jason Adams from Glenwood, NY picked up his second straight M&M U Pull It Figure 8’s feature.

The father and son duo of Dave and Tommy Catalano led the field of Pro Modifieds to the green flag for their make-up 30 lap feature and it was Tommy jumping out to the early lead. Former divisional champion Neal Dietz Jr quickly raced his way into second and Kirk Totten racing in third. Dietz got loose down the front stretch and Totten was able to capitalize to move into the runner up position. Then on lap 12, Totten was able to take over the race lead. Dietz and Catalano went side by side for several circuits as George Skora III stuck his Southern Erie Construction 65 to make it a three car battle for second place. The three competitors raced hard throughout the feature event and on lap 22, Dietz was able to take over second and two laps later, Skora got around Tommy Catalano to move into third place. Kirk Totten was able to drive away to pick up his second win of the season. Neal Dietz Jr would cross the line in second and was followed to the line by George Skora III, Tommy Catalano, and Jeff Brown completed the top five. “The car was fast and I am glad to be back in victory lane” said race winner Totten in victory lane.

JD Roberts and Mike Ticco led the field of Late Models to the green flag for their make-up feature event with Ticco, the veteran racer taking the lead on lap one. On lap three, Brandon Glover raced his way into second and just one lap later, Glover would take over the race lead. Once in front, Glover quickly pulled away from the rest of the field and had over a straightaway lead over Mike Ticco and defending divisional champion Eldon King III. JD Roberts spun in turn three on lap 15, setting up a five lap shootout. On the restart it was Glover using the bottom groove to clear Ticco for the lead. Brandon Glover pulled away to pick up his second win of the season over Ticco, King and JD Roberts. “I would like to thank my Crew Chief Troy Williams for setting up the car this week and the car was fast right out of the trailer” said Glover in victory lane.

In their Midseason Championship event, the field of Getzoni Nationwide Insurance Agency Pro Modifieds was led to the green flag by Rusty Smith and Dave Catalano and it was Catalano leading the opening circuit. Neal Dietz Jr raced on by 2011 New York State NASCAR Champion Amy Catalano to move into third and just two laps later, passed Smith to move into second. Dietz caught Dave Catalano on lap seven and began to put pressure and on lap nine, went underneath Catalano to take the race lead. With Dietz showing the way, Jeff Brown and George Skora III were able to pass Catalano to move into third and fourth. At the halfway mark it was Dietz in the lead with Brown, Skora, Rusty Smith and Dave Catalano in the top five. Kirk Totten, who won the first feature of the night, pulled into the infield after smoke bellowed underneath the Eastern Speed and Performance machine. Meanwhile, George Skora passed Brown for second and began his chase of race leader Neal Dietz with ten laps remaining. Skora caught Dietz with six laps remaining and he began to apply the pressure. Skora was able to outrace Dietz going into the corners but Dietz had the speed on the straightaway. Dietz would hold off Skora for the win with Brown ,Smith, and Dave Catalano completing the top five.

JD Roberts and Mike Ticco led the field of Late Models to the green flag in their regularly scheduled 20 lap feature event and it was Ticco getting out to the lead. When the field completed the first circuit, it was Brandon Glover taking the race lead. Once Glover was out front pulling away, there was a four car battle for second place. Mike Ticco would bring out the races only caution on lap eight and would come back to race his way into the top five. The four car battle for second saw Dave Whittaker hold off all challenges from Eldon King III, JD Roberts and Ticco. With that battle taking place, Brandon Glover was on “a Saturday night cruise”. Glover would pull away from the rest of the field to score his second win of the evening with Whittaker crossing the line in second. Eldon King III would finish in third and was followed to the line by JD Roberts and Mike Ticco.

Ken Maltby and Eric Brown led the field of Bank of Holland Chargers to the green flag and it was Brown quickly getting the lead on lap one. Maltby got loose coming off turn four and collected both Tom Northem and Don Sitarski to bring out the races first caution. Brown and Rich Carnes would lead the field back to the green flag and it was Brown taking the advantage. Two former divisional champions Jim Loffredo and Jerry Kosmowski went side by side for several circuits, racing for positions four and five on the speedway, chasing another Charger champion Dave Wilson Jr. Loffredo, after clearing Wilson, moved into third on lap 11 as the “LoRisk Racer” continued his march through the field. At the races halfway mark, Brown continued to show the way with Carnes racing in second with Loffredo, Wilson and Northem racing in the top five. Loffredo continued to move through the field and passed Carnes for second with nine laps remaining. Loffredo then caught Brown for the lead but Loffredo was unable to get the lead. Eric Brown would pick up his first career Charger triumph. Loffredo would finish in second and was followed to the line by Carnes, Wilson and Tom Northem.

Chris Barber and Nick Groff led the field of NYPAMA TQ Midgets to the green flag for their 20 lap feature event with Groff leading the way but it was third generation driver Camden Barber taking the race lead at the end of lap one. Andy Nye passed Groff to move into second while Scott Wylie raced on by Shawn Nye to take over fourth by lap five. Shawn Nye passed his brother Andy to race into second on lap 12 and began to reel in the race leader Barber. Barber cruised to the win over Shawn Nye and Dave Wollaber.

Josh Hill and John Blinston led the field of Hornets to the green flag and it was Hill getting the early race lead. Dylan Carbone raced his way to the lead by lap two and just one lap later, his brother Louis Carbone took command of the field. Ben Russo, coming off two straight feature victories moved into fifth after starting 11th on the grid and took the race lead on lap 10. After serving a stop and go penalty, Chris Powers was on the move. Powers raced his way back into the top five and then went after his cousins Louis and Tony Carbone. Once Powers passed his Cousins, it was off for the runner up spot but standing in his way was defending divisional champion Jeff Szafraniec. After several laps of swapping paint, Powers was able to get around Szafraniec but that would be as close as Powers could get as Russo would roll on to his third straight divisional win. Szafraniec would finish in third while Louis and Tony Carbone completed the top five.

Chris Reisdorf and “Good Ol’ DW” Dave Whittaker led the field of Cup Lites to the green flag for their 15 lap feature event with Whittaker getting the early race lead. Neal Dietz Jr raced his way into second with qualifying winner Scott Wylie racing in third. Whittaker and a lap car of Steve Matthewson made contact and coughed up the lead to Dietz and Wylie. Wylie wasted no time and took over the lead just as the cross flags were displayed. Scott Wylie would pick up the win over Dave Whittaker with Neal Dietz, Chris Reisdorf and David Warrior completing the top five.

Josh Hill and Shane Toms led the field of M&M U Pull-It Figure 8’s to the green flag for their feature event and it was Hill leading the opening circuit. On lap four, two time feature winner in 2013 Jason Eck took command after Hill and Shane Toms got together in the South turn. At the races halfway mark, Jason Adams moved into second after serving a stop and go penalty. Jason Adams just three laps later, took over the race lead, Eck tried to make one last move but Adams held off Eck to score his second straight feature win. Josh Hill would finish in third and was followed by Shane Toms and Robert Palmer.

News and Notes

12 new recruits were sworn in into the United States Air Force. All of us at the Motorsports Complex would like to thank them for their service to this Country. Third generation driver Scott Wylie won both of his qualifiers in the Cup Lites and his first career TQ Midget triumph. Josh Hathaway had problems in hot laps as he spun his machine in turn two and lost the left front wheel.

Racing returns to the highbanks on Saturday July 20 headlined by a $1000 to win Compact Enduro 100. All Enduro rules can be found by going to www.hollandspeedway.com Also on the card will be a 50 lap special for both the Bank of Holland Chargers and the Hornets. The M&M U Pull-It Figure 8’s will be racing in a 25 lap spectacular and there will also be a scheduled appearance by the Cup Lites. Fans that bring in a canned good for the Food Bank of Western New York will receive $3 off admission.

OFFICIAL RESULTS – 7-13-13

Getzoni Nationwide Insurance NASCAR Pro Modifieds (Postponed from 7/6): KIRK TOTTEN (Started 6th), Neal Dietz Jr (4), George Skora III (7), Tommy Catalano (2), Jeff Brown (8), Rusty Smith (3), Amy Catalano (5), Tony Carbone (9) and Dave Catalano (1) DNS: Dean Kroll

Getzoni Nationwide Insurance NASCAR Pro Modifieds: NEAL DIETZ JR (Started 6th), George Skora III (7), Jeff Brown (3), Rusty Smith (1), Dave Catalano (2), Tommy Catalano (4), Amy Catalano (5), Tony Carbone (8) and Kirk Totten (9), DNS: Dean Kroll

McClurg Auto Group NASCAR Late Models (Postponed from 7/6): BRANDON GLOVER (Started 3), Mike Ticco (2), Eldon King III (4), JD Roberts (1), Josh Hathaway (5) and Jason Gwin (6)

McClurg Auto Group NASCAR Late Models: BRANDON GLOVER (Started 4th), Dave Whittaker (5), Eldon King III (3), JD Roberts (1), Mike Ticco (2), Josh Hathaway (6) and Jason Gwin (7)

Bank of Holland Chargers: ERIC BROWN (Started 2nd), Jim Loffredo (7), Rich Carnes (4), Dave Wilson Jr (5), Tom Northem (3), Jerry Kosmowski (8), Tommy Wentland (9) (Don Sitarski (6) and Ken Maltby (1)
Qualifying Winner: Eric Brown

NYPAMA TQ Midgets: CAMDEN BARBER (Started 4th), Shawn Nye (8), Dave Wollaber (12), Nick Groff (2), Kyle Hutchinson (11), Scott Wylie (9), Jonathan Reid (10), Chad Heywood (5), Vinnie Christiano Jr (6), Jim Fleischman (16), Nelson Rung (15), Charlie DiRosa (3), Cody Mollnow (13), Andy Nye (7), Gordie Steffan (17), Scott Gleed (14), Pat Smith (19), Chris Barber (1), Kylie McElver (18) and Sean McNamara (20)
Qualifying Winners: Dave Wollaber, Scott Wylie

NASCAR 4 Cylinder Hornets: BEN RUSSO (Started 11th), Chris Powers (9), Jeff Szafraniec (13), Louis Carbone (10), Tony Carbone (12), Kenny Hejna (8), Dylan Carbone (4), Michele Maltby (7), Josh Hill (1), Butcher Palmer (4), Bill Lutz (5), Grant Hill (15), John Blinston (2), Waylon Price (14) and Robert Palmer (6)
Qualifying Winners: Chris Powers, Tony Carbone

Cup Lites: SCOTT WYLIE (Started 3), Dave Whittaker (2), Neal Dietz Jr (4), Chris Reisdorf (1), David Warrior (6) and Steve Matthewson (5)
Qualifying Winner: Scott Wylie

M&M U Pull-It Figure 8’s: JASON ADAMS (Started 5th), Jason Eck (4), Josh Hill (1), Shane Toms (2), Robert Palmer (3) and Waylon Price (6)