DAVE WOLLABER WINS US OPEN TQ MIDGET FEATURE OVER HOLMES AND HUTCHINSON AT LANCASTER NATIONAL SPEEDWAY
LANCASTER NY September 23rd 2017 – With a daring three wide pass on the narrow backstretch of Lancaster National Speedway’s ¼ mile inner oval, Dave Wollaber dealt the fatal blow in a three car knife fight with NYPA Midget Association Series Champion Kyle Hutchinson and the fast and versatile Bobby Holmes. The win makes five Lancaster US Open victories for the Holland Speedway track champion Dave Wollaber. He and the Englewood Collision race team are formidable all across Western New York.
Twenty-one NYPA TQ Midgets filled the drag strip run off TQ midget pits at the speedway. With the championship decided, the US Open is all about the prestige of having a US Open win under your belt. The more the merrier they say. With that resolve, Dave Wollaber made a decisive move for the lead in the closing stages of the race after harrying leader Hutchinson lap after lap and dueling with Bobby Holmes.
Wollaber and Holmes split the highly competitive heat races. There was very little attrition for the entire program. Tommy Catalano suffered damaged in a dust up after the checkered flag in his heat but was able to repair the car in time for the feature and captured a top ten finish. Driver Sean McNamara’s day ended early due to mechanical problems early in the feature race.
Stay tuned for a driver-by-driver season recap coming soon to nypamidgets.com.
Series photographer Joe Grabianowski will have three photos featured in the Fall issue of CC Racer. The photos were selected from a series that shows Dave Wollaber tumbling violently down the very same backstretch that he made his US Open winning pass on. Dave Wollaber’s comeback is one for the history books. See you at the races!
Heat Winners: Dave Wollaber, Bobby Holmes
Feature: DAVE WOLLABER, Bobby Holmes, Kyle Hutchinson, Erik Musto, Brandon Zavarella, Andy Nye, Tommy Catalano, AJ Hessler, Mark Schulz, Jonathan Reid, Chad Haywood, Vinny Christiano III, Vinny Christiano, Jr., Tony Patrea, Jim Fleischman, Dan Dressel, Jamie Pew, Kevin Wilson, Patrick Smith, Ryan Hessler, Sean McNamara
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