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Monday, July 25, 2016

Hoch wins in Pro Chargers at Holland

Mark Hoch captured the Pro Chargers win at Holland
credit: Holland Speedway
Mark Hoch scored his first win of the season in the Getzoni Agency NASCAR Pro Charger class during Mid-Season Championship night at Holland International Speedway on Saturday. Richard Woodland scored the win in the Canadian Outlaw Midgets, while Ben Russo picked up the win in Bank of Holland Hornets feature. Carl Vilardo took the win in the Advance Auto Parts INEX Legends, Dale Lombardo scored his third Rookie 4 win of the season, and Jim Steins picked up the win in the M&M U Pull-It Figure 8 feature.

Hoch picked up second place from Tim Welshans on Lap 11 of the Pro Chargers feature and set his sights on leader Rich Carnes. Hoch took the lead at the halfway point of the race until the caution came out on Lap 20. On the restart, Welshans took the lead away from Hoch, who in turn regained the lead on Lap 24. Hoch went on to score the win; Hoch’s race winnings get 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, with Woodland taking over third place on Lap 5 and second on Lap 7. Woodland took the lead for good on Lap 14, using lap traffic to hold off James Rodgers in the late stages to pick up the victory.   

July ends with the 17th running of the George Decker Memorial 75 for the Pro Modifieds on Saturday, July 30, the only time the Pro 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 $2,000 to win and over $2,500 in lap bonus money. The NYPA TQ Midgets will also be on the program next week for the second annual Jerry Gradl Sr. Memorial Mini Indy 50. A full Holland NASCAR Whelen All-American Series program rounds out the card. Pit gates open at 2:30 p.m., with grandstand gates opening at 4:45 p.m. and qualifying getting underway at 5 p.m.  Find out more at www.hollandspeedway.com

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