Holland, New York, June 5th, 2016- Tackling a damp track, the NYPA Midget Association ran the second race of the season at Holland Speedway after a rainout the previous week.
Scattered showers threatened the race, and it was possible that the drivers would not be able to compete. In spite of the rain, Dave Wollaber scored his second win of the season, catching and passing Kyle Hutchinson late in the race.
This weekend is the third time rain has impacted the NYPA Midget Association, with the cancellations of the Lancaster heats and last week’s rainout. Fortunately, scattered showers in the area passed quickly, leaving the track only dampened. Many drivers felt it was too late for light rain to spoil the night, and after drivers ran a couple of full-speed test laps, the race was finally underway.
Charlie DiRosa began the race from the number 1 starting position, however, his night came to an unfortunate end when his suspension broke going into turn 1. He made light contact, but the field escaped without further incident.
Kyle Hutchinson had an early lead over Dave Wollaber, as the two pulled away from the rest of the field. In the closing stages of the race, Wollaber made a daring pass and crossed the line to score his second win in a row.
The win came in difficult circumstances, with the damp track causing the American Racer slicks to slide more readily. This presented a challenge to the drivers, and they struggled to find grip in Holland’s high-banked turns. After the race, Wollaber stated, “I almost second guessed myself with the setup. I was gonna loosen it up more, but I was glad I didn’t because I was so free.”
The NYPA Midget Association makes its next stop at Lake Erie Speedway on June 11th, 2016. Headlining the action is the RoC Modified Tour, with supporting events including the Xtreme Racing Series, US Legend Cars, and the Can-Am Midget Series. Gates open at 5 PM. Presale tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children 6-12, and reserved seats for $30; gate tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children 6-12, reserved seats for $30, and kids under 5 FREE. For more information, visit http://www.lakeeriespeedway.com/
Vinny Christiano III
Photo Credit: Holland Motorsports Complex Smugmug
NYPA Midget Association
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