By: Stephen Petty

HOLLAND, NY (June 3, 2017) For the second time in 2017, Lockport, NY’s Dave Wollaber sat in victory lane at Holland International Speedway this past Saturday night. 

Tony Petrea and Charlie DiRosa set the front row for the 20 lap feature for the NYPA TQ Midgets with DiRosa jumping into the lead. Dave Wollaber used an outside move to take the lead away from DiRosa and Kyle Hutchinson raced in second. Hutch would take the lead away from Wollaber using the inside groove on lap two with Erik Musto and Tommy Catalano raced inside the top four. Wollaber would regain the lead on lap five with Hutchinson applying the pressure to Wollaber. Wollaber opened his lead over Hutchinson as they raced by divisional rookie Jeremy Conklin. Hutchinson had issues and pulled into the infield on lap eight, giving up the second spot. With Wollaber in command of the field, Erik Musto raced in second with Tommy Catalano, Chad Haywood and Charlie DiRosa scored in the top five at the halfway mark. The battle was on for second with Musto and Catalano as the duo went at it in the closing 10 laps with Catalano taking second away with four laps remaining but in the end was scored 10th. Wollaber went on to score his second straight win at Holland.  Musto, DiRosa, Haywood, and Petrea completed the top five.

“We didn’t do a single thing to the car all week” Wollaber commented in victory lane. “The car was fast again tonight and I cannot thank my car owner (Vinnie Christiano Sr) as well as my family for supporting me” Wollaber added. Chuck Kowalske had his throttle stuck and hit the turn two wall hard.

Next up for the NYPA TQ Midgets will be their lone appearance of the season at the Lake Erie Speedway in Northeast, Pennsylvania as they run on the same program as the Race of Champions Modified Tour. The NYPA TQ Midgets will return to Holland on June 24th as part of Kwik Fill Night at the Races! Pit gates will open at 4:15pm with grandstands opening at 5:45pm. Qualifying action will start at 6:00pm with feature racing beginning at 7:05pm.

NYPA TQ Midgets: DAVE WOLLABER (started 6th), Erik Musto (5), Charlie DiRosa (2), Chad Haywood (4), Tony Petrea (1), Kevin Wilson (7), Jim Musto (8), Jeremy Conklin (10), Kyle Hutchinson (3) Tommy Catalano (9) Did Not Start: Chuck Kowalske

Qualifying Winners: Dave Wollaber, Erik Musto

About: The NYPA Midget Series sanctions three-quarter midget racing in Western New York and Northeast Pennsylvania. TQ Midgets are known for high stakes, wheel to wheel, short track racing action and have thrilled crowds across the country for over fifty years. The NYPA Midget Association carries on that tradition of excitement at tracks such as Holland International Speedway, Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway, and Lake Erie Speedway. Check the Double Clutch engineered NYPA Midget Association Website at www.NYPAMidgets.com for the schedule, points and news. Find us on Facebook for up to date information, photos, and more. Be sure to like and share with your friends.


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