November 23, 2015 at 8:47 AM
HOLLAND, NY… The Holland Motorsports Complex and the Bennett family are putting the final touches on what will be their 57th consecutive season of racing at the historic 3/8th’s mile facility. The 2016 season kicks off in a big way on Saturday May 28, and fans and racers alike will see some immediate changes within the facility's racing ranks.
The Bank of Holland Pro Chargers will be the Premier Division of competition for 2016. “With the support from the drivers of the Charger division in years past, we feel it is right to give them the designation of being our top tier class”, said Holland General Manager Timothy Bennett. The Chargers will be racing in twin 20 lap features each race night, and will be racing for a point fund of over $10,000 at the end of the year. In addition to the NASCAR point fund, 5% of the total purses are paid weekly by the Speedway for the divisions which ultimately goes to a point fund that is then distributed by NASCAR.Additionally to the Pro Chargers, the weekly Holland racing card will feature NYPA TQ Midgets, INEX Legends, Hornets, M&M U Pull It Figure 8’s and the Future 4’s.
“We have been in discussions with the management team from Lancaster National Speedway regarding a series between the two tracks for both the Pro Modifieds and for the Late Models with a specific number of races to be held at both venues” Bennett added. “We look forward to working with the new regime at Lancaster and its new Track President Tim Packman” Bennett continued.
The 2016 season will once again kick off with the annual car shows at two popular Western New York shopping destinations. The Eastern Hills Mall car show will be held from April 30-May 5 with move in day being on April 29 at 9:00pm. The McKinley Mall show will run from May 7-13 with move in day being on May 6 at 9:00pm and move out will be on Friday May 13 at 9:00pm. “We are moving out on a Friday to give our drivers a chance to go race on Saturdays” says Director of Public and Media Relations Steve Petty. Bonus points for all divisions will be awarded for show participation at the car shows.
For the 57th consecutive season, the Bennett family will be in operation of Holland Motorsports Complex and the 2016 Season Opener will take place on Saturday May 28. “The Wildest Show on Wheels” CRASH-A-RAMA will be returning for two shows, June 11 and September 10th. Kwik Fill Night at the Races will be on June 25th, and be sure to look for the 2016 schedule to be released in the coming weeks.
Holiday Shopping Season Specials will also be released in the coming week and included this year will be a discount for the Priority Gold pass, CRASH A RAMA tickets will be available for purchase for June 11th and September 10th, and much more! The Holland Paintball Adventure Park also has specials available for the holidays on their Facebook page.
We’re social; find us on Facebook (Holland Motorsports Complex), Twitter (@HollandSpeedway, @HollandXtreme), and Instagram (@hollandspeedway) as weekly specials and news on upcoming events will be seen on the track’s social media pages for the racetrack and the Holland Paintball Adventure Park. When posting on Social Media, use the #HollandSpeedway! Don’t forget to check out all of the pictures from each week’s racing program by logging on tohollandspeedway.smugmug.com For more information log on to www.hollandspeedway.com or www.hollandpaintballadventurepark.com.