Monday, September 5, 2016

George Skora III wins Pro Mod event at Holland

George Skora III and family celebrate in victory lane
credit: Holland Speedway
George Skora III grabbed the checkered flag in the 75-lap main event for the Pro Modifieds at Holland International Speedway Saturday night, part of the Busch 200 presented by Try-It Distributing and the Upstate Automotive Group. Mark Hoch won his second Getzoni Agency NASCAR Pro Charger feature of the season, while Zach Myers clinched his second track championship. Louis Carbone won his second Bank of Holland Hornet feature of the season, with Jeff Szafraniec wrapping up his second straight track championship. Kyle Hutchinson won his first NYPA TQ Midget feature of the season, while second-place finisher Dave Wollaber wrapped up the track championship. Carl Vilardo IV won his fifth Advance Auto Parts INEX Legends feature of the season and won the INEX Legends divisional title, Jim Steins won his sixth M&M U Pull-It Figure 8’s feature of 2016 and clinched the track championship, and Darryl Phillips picked up the win in the Rookie 4’s and won the track title.

Mike Fiebelkorn Jr. and Kevin Lewis led the Pro Modified field to green, with Fiebelkorn showing the way early. Fiebelkorn and Tommy Catalano pulled away from the field while Shawn Nye and George Skora III moved up through the pack. Skora passed Shawn Nye to take over fifth place with 35 laps completed and began to reel in the leaders. A restart with six laps to go found Fiebelkorn and Skora on the front row, with Skora out-sprinting Fiebelkorn to take the lead with Amy Catalano battling Jake Vernon for third place. Fiebelkorn got loose off Turn 4 with four laps remaining, allowing Amy Catalano take over second as Skora checked out on the field.

The 75-lap main event for the Pro Chargers was split up into two different segments. In the 35-lap segment, Nik Welshans jumped into the lead over Matt Fleming to start, but Hoch took over the lead with 24 laps completed, leading the way until the competition caution on Lap 35. In the final 40-lap segment, Tim Welshans took a slight lead over Hoch off the start, but Hoch regained the lead with 37 laps remaining, pulling away from Tim Welshans to score the victory. Zach Myers clinch his second track championship with his fifth-place finish.

The 2016 season comes to a close on Saturday, September 10 with the return of Crash-A-Rama. Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets early by logging on to and by stopping by Advance Auto Parts throughout Western New York and getting pre-sale tickets, which will entitle to enter the grandstands one hour before the general public. Use the #HollandCrashARama throughout the week to get ready for the “Wildest Show on Wheels”. The Cannon Lady and Radical Rob the Human Bomb return for the show, along with the School Bus Figure 8 Race, Enduro, the popular Boat-Trailer Race and the return of the reverse chain race. The show starts at 6:30 p.m.

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