ANDY NYE SCORES FIRST WIN AT HOLLAND
By: Steven Petty
HOLLAND, NY (July 22, 2017) The NYPA TQ Midgets returned to the historic highbanks of Holland International Speedway this past Saturday night and it was Lancaster, NY’s Andy Nye getting his first win at Holland in 2017 at the end of the main event that was sponsored by Casey’s Truck Salvage.
Jim Musto and Andy Nye set the pace for the NYPA TQ Midgets 20 lap main event with Nye taking the lead with Dave Wollaber in second and Tommy Catalano taking over third. Musto was sent to fourth with Kyle Hutchinson racing in fifth. Tommy Catalano would go to the outside of the speedway to challenge Nye for the lead but Nye would hold off Catalano’s advances. Hutchinson would look underneath Wollaber to take third away on lap four, just as Nye and Catalano would begin to pull away from the field. The leaders would hit lap traffic on lap eight, just before Ted Jones spun in turn three on lap nine. On the restart, Nye would jump into the lead as Catalano, Hutchinson, Wollaber and Bobby Holmes all gave chase. Catalano would look to the outside of Nye on lap 11 for the lead but once again, Nye would hold him off. Andy Nye would hold off Catalano to score the win.
“This car was hooked up tonight” stated Nye in victory lane. “Starting on the front row helped after having a few bad weeks but I raced well and Tommy (Catalano) raced me clean and was able to get the win” Nye added.
Next, up for the NYPA TQ Midgets will be heading to Chapel Hill Raceway on Saturday, July 29th. The NYPA TQ Midgets will return to Holland on August 5th as part of the 18th Annual George Decker Memorial 75.
NYPA TQ Midgets: ANDY NYE (Started 2nd), Tommy Catalano (3), Kyle Hutchinson (5), Bobby Holmes (9), Dave Wollaber (4), Erik Musto (6), AJ Hessler (7), Charlie DiRosa (11), Chad Heywood (8), Ted Jones (10), Tony Petrea (12), Vinnie Christiano III (17), Pat Smith (14), Jeremy Conklin (18), Jamie Pew (13), Kevin Wilson (15), Jim Musto (1), Shawn Nye (16), Did Not Start: Vinnie Christiano Jr
Qualifying Winners: Kyle Hutchinson, Tommy Catalano
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. The NYPA would like to thank their marketing partners Jerry Gradl Motors, The Bubbly Sponge, Double Clutch, Abbott Rd Pizza, X-Press Signs, Bonnell’s Auto Group, Lias Tire and Buffalo Riverworks for their continued support. 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.