ANDY NYE TORCHES THE FIELD ON A HOT NIGHT AT LANCASTER NATIONAL SPEEDWAY
Lancaster NY June 17th 2017 – Andy Nye set a blistering pace and won the twenty lap NYPA Midget Association tour stop at Lancaster National Speedway. Nye sliced through traffic and held off a very fast Bobby Holmes to take the checkered flag. Erik Musto secured the final podium position to hold onto the points lead going into the next round at Holland International Speedway on Saturday.
Jamie Pew brought the field to green but was quickly overtaken by third place starter Andy Nye for the early lead. Kevin Wilson brought out the only caution of the main event when he looped it in turn one. This would be the only chance drivers would have to catch their breath, as the remainder of the twenty laps went off clean and green.
The battle of the last two podiums spots was heated but despite great efforts Erik Musto could not find a way around Bobby Holmes. Holmes would stretch his lead on the straights but Musto would smoothly close in on him in the center of the corners. Andy Nye’s pace could not be matched and his Lias Tire American Racers stayed under him for the win.
However, the night was not without incident. In heat number two Dave Wollaber flipped spectacularly down the backstretch of the inner oval. Thankfully Wollaber climbed out under his own power but understandably shaken up. Unfortunately, the Englewood Collision TQ midget unfortunately is a write off.
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Feature Result: (1) Andrew Nye (2) Bobby Holmes (3) Erik Musto (4) Kyle Hutchinson (5) Brandon Zavarella (6) Vinnie Christiano (7) Mark Schulz (8) Tony Patrea (9) Sean McNamara (10) Charlie DiRosa (11) Vinnie Christiano III (12) Jim Musto (13) Jamie Pew (14) Jeremy Conklin (15) Kevin Wilson (DNS) Dave Wollaber
Heat winners: Bobby Holmes, Vinnie Christiano