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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Scott Wylie wins George Decker Memorial 75 at Holland

The top three finishers in the George Decker
Memorial - credit: Holland Speedway
Scott Wylie was victorious in the 18th running of the George Decker Memorial 75 presented by Decker Promotions on Busch Beer and Upstate Automotive Group night at Holland International Speedway on Saturday evening. Jacob Gustafson won his first career race at Holland in the Butcher Palmer Memorial 32 for the Advance Auto Parts Hornets, while Jake Wylie won the main event for the Bank of Holland Chargers. Bryce Norton was the winner for the INEX Legends, and Marty Hughes won the main event and the track title for the M&M U Pull-It Figure 8’s. Kyle Hutchinson won the main event for the NYPA TQ Midgets with Dave Wollaber earning his second Holland championship.

Tommy Catalano earned his second straight Pro Modified track championship, joining his mother Amy by winning both the Holland and Spencer Speedway track championships in the same season. Nik Welshans won his first Charger track championship, and Anthony Riforgiato won his first Holland track title for the INEX Legends.

Andy Jankowiak and Jeremy Haudricourt brought the Getzoni Agency NASCAR Pro Modifieds to the green flag for the George Decker Memorial 75 with Jankowiak showing the way early on. Wylie passed Jimmy Zacharias to take over second on Lap 7 and battled Jankowiak for the lead. Zacharias retook second from Wylie on Lap 12 and took the lead on Lap 25 with George Skora moving into second. Skora took the lead from Zacharias on Lap 30 while Wylie and Jankowiak battled for second, with Wylie taking over the runner-up spot with less than 30 laps to go. Wylie took the lead from Skora on the final lap and held off Skora and Jankowiak to score his first career George Decker Memorial Pro Modified 75.

Kenny Hejna took off into the early lead in the Butcher Palmer Memorial 32 for the Hornets. Gustafson took the lead away from Hejna at the halfway mark and drove away from the field to score his first career win at Holland. The points standings after the Hornet feature are under official review.
Josh Hathaway and Nik Welshans set the pace early on in the 50-lap finale for the Chargers. Wylie moved into fourth place with 30 laps remaining, and passed Eric Brown to take over third at the halfway mark. Wylie then passed Nik Welshans to take over the second position and took the lead away from Hathaway on Lap 30, leading the rest of the way for the win.

Holland’s 58th season will come to a crashing end on Saturday, September 9 with Crash-A-Rama, featuring events such as the popular Enduro, School Bus Figure 8 Races, Boat-Trailer Race and more, plus the return of Double Decker Racing. Discount tickets are available at Advance Auto Parts locations throughout Western New York. Pit gates and registration will open at 2:30 p.m., grandstands at 4 p.m. and the show will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.hollandspeedway.com 

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