Monday, July 4, 2016

Holland set to host Thunder in the Hills 100 for RoC Modifieds

Holland Speedway aerial shot
credit: file photo/Holland Speedway
The Thunder in the Hills 100 for the Ferris Mowers Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series fueled by Sunoco teams at Holland International Speedway this Saturday, July 9, will be the only visit the series pays to the legendary high banks – it’s also the first 100-lap race of the season for competitors.

“This is going to be an interesting race,” said driver Daryl Lewis Jr. “We have been able to change a tire during this race in the past and this year, the rules will not allow us to change a tire. We will be racing 100 laps on the same set of tires, so it’s going to take a lot of different things to be successful in the event. It’s going to be an interesting night. We hope we have another good finish when the checkered flag waves.”

Lewis, who finished fifth last at Lancaster National Speedway, currently sits sixth in the Series Championship standings.

“We’ve been having a good season,” said Lewis. “It’s a team and family effort. My Dad has been doing this for a long time and everyone in our family makes sacrifices and commitments to get this done. I couldn’t be where I’m at without all of their help.”

Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park leads the championship standings as the Series heads to Holland. Emerling is the defending champion of the Thunder in the Hills 100 and a winner of three Series events this season, including the most recent event at Lancaster.

Gates open Saturday at 4:45 p.m., with qualifying beginning at 5 p.m. Find out more at

Quotes in this piece provided by the Race of Champions.

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