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Monday, May 22, 2017

Totten takes Pro Modified victory at Holland

credit: Holland Motorsports Complex
Kirk Totten led all 30 laps to pick up the win in the first feature of the season for the Getzoni Nationwide Insurance Agency NASCAR Pro Modifieds at the 58th season opener for Holland International Speedway on Saturday night. Tim Welshans won the main event for the Bank of Holland Chargers, while Bob Palmer won the feature event for the Advance Auto Parts Hornets. Dave Wollaber won the feature event for the NYPA TQ Midgets, and Bryce Norton won the INEX Legends feature event. Darren Lehnardt won the inaugural event for the Talking Phone Book Super Sixes race, and Marty Hughes won the M&M U Pull-It Figure 8 feature.

Totten and Tommy Catalano led the Pro Modifieds to the green flag for their 30-lap season opener with Totten jumping into the early lead just ahead of Catalano, Patrick Emerling and George Skora. Emerling got around Catalano for second on Lap 4, but Totten answered the challenges from Emerling to pick up the win. Catalano, Skora and Eldon King III completed the top five.

Josh Hathaway and Welshans brought the Bank of Holland Chargers to the green flag for their main event with Welshans showing the way. Welshans held off multiple challenges from Hathaway as well as his brother Nik Welshans for most of the main event, with Tim leading Nik across the finish line. Hathaway, Dave Vona and Zach Myers rounded out the top five.

This Saturday, May 27, Eastern Hills Mall presents a full NASCAR Whelen All-American Series program of Pro Modifieds, Chargers, Hornets, NYPA TQ Midgets, INEX Legends, Super Sixes and Rookie 4’s at Holland. It is also Military Family Appreciation Night, featuring a huge fireworks display plus the first Hometown Heroes promotion of the season for residents and drivers living in Arcade, Delevan, East Concord, Holland, Sardinia, and Springville. Free camping is allowed all weekend long. Pit gates will open at 4:15 p.m., with grandstand gates opening at 5:45 p.m. Qualifying heats start at 6 p.m. with NASCAR feature racing getting underway at 7:05 p.m. Keep up with the action at www.hollandspeedway.com

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