HOCH, RUSSO, VILARDO, LOMBARDO AND STEINS ARE HOLLAND MID-SEASON CHAMPIONS; RICHARD WOODLAND SCORES CANADIAN OUTLAW MIDGET VICTORY

July 25, 2016 at 10:35 AM

HOCH, RUSSO, VILARDO, LOMBARDO AND STEINSARE HOLLAND MID-SEASON CHAMPIONS

-Richard Woodland Scores Canadian Outlaw Midget Victory -

HOLLAND, New York (July 23, 2016) – Mark Hoch from West Seneca, NY scored his first win of the season in the Getzoni Agency NASCAR Charger Mid Season Championship night on 4H of Erie County Night at Holland International Speedway presented by Duncan Donuts. Richard Woodland would score the win in the Canadian Outlaw Midgets. Ben Russo from Lancaster, NY picked up the win in Bank of Holland Hornets feature event. Carl Vilardo from Westfield, NY scored the victory in the Advance Auto Parts INEX Legends. Dale Lombardo scored his third Rookie Four win of the season. Jim Steins from South Wales, NY scored the win in the M&M U Pull-It Figure 8 cars.

 

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Rich Carnes led from the drop of the green flag in the 30 lap feature for the Getzoni Nationwide Insurance Agency NASCAR Pro Chargers. Carnes, Ted Welshans, Tim Welshans, Mark Hoch and Zach Myers raced their way into the top five early on. Hoch would take second away from Tim Welshans on lap 11 and would begin to catch Carnes. Hoch would take the lead on the halfway mark. The caution would come out on lap 20 as Rich Carnes spun in turn two with Ted Welshans hitting the front end of Carnes’s racer as he had no where to go. Off the restart, Tim Welshans would take the lead away from Hoch. Hoch would regain the lead on lap 24. Hoch would go on to score the win, his first of the season. Hoch’s race winnings gets donated to the SPCA of Erie County.

Steve Lassman led from the pole in the feature event for the Canadian Outlaw Midgets presented by Country 89. James Rodgers ran in second with Jody Bound running in third. Bound would take second away from Lassman just as Rodgers would take over the lead on lap three. Bound would then work underneath Rodgers to take over the lead on lap four. Richard Woodland would take over third place on lap five and he would challenge Rodgers for second for several circuits. Woodland would take second on lap seven. Bound would hit lap traffic at the halfway mark as Woodland would challenge Bound for the lead. Woodland would take over the lead on lap 14. Bound would make a comeback charging after Woodland. Woodland used lap traffic to hold off James Rodgers in the late stages to pick up the victory.   

Louis Carbone and Ryan Palmer brought the Hornets up to full song for their 25 lap feature event and it was Carbone quickly getting into the lead. The races first caution would come out as Michele Maltby and Josh Hill made contact in turn two with both drivers hitting the wall. Race leader Carbone went to the pits for a visit with his crew, surrendering the lead to Ryan Palmer and Ben Russo. Russo would pull away on the restart with Kenny Hejna and Marty Hughes running in third. Louis Carbone slowed in turn four after the wheel bearing broke  to bring out the caution on lap 12. Russo would once again clear Hejna on the restart to lead the field. Jeff Szafraniec would work his way through the field to take third away from Marty Hughes with 7 to go. Szafraniec would take second away from Hejna and would begin to chase down race leader Russo. Russo pulled away from Dice Racing teammates Szafraniec and Hejna to score the win, his second of the season. Kenny Hejna had a tire infraction in post race tech, nulling his third place efforts.

Bryce Norton set the pace early in the INEX Legends main event with Carl Vilardo running in second early on. Brandon DeBrakeleer moved into third on lap four, just as Vilardo would take over the race lead. Kevin Youngs spun on the back stretch to bring out the races first caution with just six laps completed. Off the restart, Vilardo, Norton and DeBrakeleer pulled away from the field with Vilardo taking home the victory.

Tyler Pastorious led from the drop of the green in the Rookie 4 feature. Dale Lombardo would take the lead away on lap three and pulled away from the field. Darryl Phillips would take second place from Pastorious prior to the halfway point. Lombardo pulled away to score his third consecutive victory.

Jim Steins took the lead from the drop of the green flag in the M&M U Pull-It Figure 8 cars. Steins dominated the race, leading all 12 circuits to claim the mid-season championships. Tyler Pastorious would hold off Sharon Hughes for second with Don Haskell and Dan Sharf completing the top five.

NEWS AND NOTES: The first ever Holland Grass Drags took place early Saturday afternoon. Several competitors made passes on the grass drag strip throughout the early afternoon.  It was night number two of the Duncan Donuts Hometown Heroes Program for the drivers from Amherst, Buffalo, Kenmore, Lockport, Tonawanda, Varysburg and our competitors from Ontario, Canada.

The month of July will come to an end with the 17th running of the George Decker Memorial 75 for the Pro Modifieds. It is the only time the open wheeled Modifieds will be on the highbanks in 2016. The Decker Memorial is the most prestigious event for the Pro Modifieds/Sportsman Modifieds/SST/SK division in the Northeast with $2000 to win and over $2500 in lap bonus money. The NYPA TQ Midgets will also be headlining the program next week as they will be running their second annual Jerry Gradl Sr Memorial Mini Indy 50. A full Holland NASCAR Whelen All-American Series program will round out the card. Pit gates will swing open at 2:30pm. Grandstand gates will open at 4:45pm with qualifying getting underway at 5:00pm with NASCAR feature racing scheduled to go green immediately following qualifying.  

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RACE REPORT: 7-23-16

GETZONI NATIONWIDE INSURANCE NASCAR PRO CHARGERS FEATURE: MARK HOCH (Started 7th), Dave Vona (10), Tim Welshans (5), Zach Myers (9), Jim Mallaber (6), Josh Hathaway (4), Nik Welshans (8), Chris Handley (1), Steve Hill Jr (11), Rich Carnes (2), Ted Welshans (3)

Qualifying Winners: Mark Hoch, Josh Hathaway

COUNTRY 89 CANADIAN OUTLAW MIDGETS: RICHARD WOODLAND (Started 5th), James Rodgers (3), Brian Woodland (7), Shawn Gardener (9), Steve Lassman (1), Adam Tyo (12), Dave Bradley (13), Wayne Mckibbon (10), Nigel Buttivant (6), Robin McLean (4), Kevin Spiesz (14), Jody Bound (8), Jessica James (11), Larry Lawson (2)

Qualifying Winners: Shawn Gardener, Jody Bound

BANK OF HOLLAND HORNETS: BEN RUSSO (Started 8th), Jeff Szafraniec (17), Jason Adams (13), Marty Hughes (6), Bob Bogner (16), Butcher Palmer (14), George Anthony (18), Kathie Ricketson (19), Don Haskell (12), Bob Palmer (11), Dan Sharf (10), Nikki Maltby (4), Adam Killingbeck (3), Mandie Orr (7), Louis Carbone (1), Ryan Palmer (2), Michele Maltby (5), Josh Hill (15) Disqualified: Kenny Hejna (9)

Qualifying Winners: Louis Carbone, Kathie Ricketson, Bob Palmer

ADVANCE AUTO PARTS INEX LEGENDS: CARL VILARDO IV (Started 3rd), Bryce Norton (2), Brandon DeBrakeleer (6), Josh Marchese (5), Mick Peterson (1), Kevin Youngs (4), Brad Salatino (9), Lars McElravy (10), Anthony Riforgiato (7), Terry Lindstrom (11), Gary Ham (8)

Qualifying Winners: Brandon DeBrakeleer, Josh Marchese

NASCAR ROOKIE FOURS: DALE LOMBARDO (Started 4th), Darryl Phillips (5), Tyler Pastorious (2), Scott Chaplin (3), Brian Erler (1)

Qualifying Winner: Dale Lombardo

M&M U PULL-IT FIGURE 8’S: JIM STEINS (Started 4th), Tyler Pastorious (2), Sharon Hughes (6), Don Haskell (5), Dan Sharf (3), Marty Hughes (1), Scott Chaplin (7)

 

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