The History of the George Decker Memorial 100

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By: Steven Petty

 

Ever since the year 2000, the George Decker Memorial event for the Getzoni Nationwide Insurance Agency NASCAR Pro Modifieds has been a staple on the Holland NASCAR Motorsports Complex schedule.

 

“My mother Phyllis and I put on the race in memory of my father George” stated promoter of the race Barry Decker of Decker Promotions. George was a sponsor for many years at Holland for many competitors, most notably “The Strykersville Flash” Dave Heitzhaus.

 

This race has grown over the years to become one of the most prestigious events in the region. “In past years, we have had as many as 36 cars competed for the Will to Win Decker Memorial Perpetual Trophy” Decker continued.

 

The first edition of the event was held in the year 2000 and Neal Dietz Jr picked up the checkered flag. Dietz would go on and pick up his second perpetual trophy in 2002. The early years of the race was dominated by the Neil and Neal show. Neil Hopkins picked up wins in 2001, 2003 and most recently in 2006.

 

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Shawn Nye, Brandon Glover, Eric Brown, Timmy Catalano, Kyle Hutchinson, Darren Lenhardt and Jason Adams Win on Kwik Fill Night at Holland

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Rookie driver Shawn Nye from Lancaster, NY was the winner of the headlining Getzoni Nationwide Insurance Agency NASCAR Pro Modifieds on Kwik Fill Night at the Races in front of a huge crowd on hand at the Holland NASCAR Motorsports Complex. Brandon Glover from Cuba, NY won his first NASCAR Late Model feature of the season. Eric Brown from Holland, NY won his second Bank of Holland Charger main of 2014. Rookie Timmy Catalano from Ontario, NY won his second 4 Cylinder Hornet feature of the season. Kyle Hutchinson from East Aurora, NY won his first career Hollandtriumph in the NYPA TQ Midgets. Darren Lenhardt from Buffalo won his second Future 4’s victory of the season. Jason Adams from Glenwood, NY continued his perfect season as he scored his fifth M&M U Pull-It Figure 8 car victory.

 

 

Shawn Nye and Amy Catalano led the Getzoni Nationwide Insurance Agency NASCAR Pro Modifieds to the green flag for their 30 lap main event with Nye moving into the lead. The first 27 circuits went caution free with Nye pulling away from the battle for second between Amy Catalano and Jeff Brown. The caution came out on lap 27 as Tony Carbone spun on the back stretch. The restart saw Nye back up front as Amy Catalano began to chase him down. Jeff Brown got loose and collected Jake Vernon and Tommy Catalano, setting up a green-white-checkered finish. On the restart Amy Catalano got loose as Mike Fiebelkorn challenged on the inside groove. Nye would pick up his first career Pro Modified victory by three car lengths as it was a photo finish for second between Catalano and Fiebelkorn. After a video review, officials deemed that Catalano crossed the line in second over Fiebelkorn.

 

The Troy Williams Racing stable teammates of Bill Osborn and Brandon Glover raced their way into the top two spots at the start of the 20 lap feature for the NASCAR Late Models. Glover would pass Osborn on lap two to move into the lead as past divisional champ Eldon King III returned to the highbanks and took over second from Osborn. Glover was running a consistent line as he was pulling away from King. JD Roberts spun on the back stretch to bring out the races only caution on lap 13. The restart would see Glover pull away as in the final seven circuits, both leaders were both loose. At the finish, Glover picked up the win over two car lengths. Racing for second, King and Dave Whittaker both spun across the line with King finishing in second and Whittaker finishing in third.

 

Eric Brown pulled away from Mark Harsch at the start of the Bank of Holland Chargers feature event. The strong field of Chargers was racing hard around the highbanks and contact was made between Tim Welshans and Dave Vona as both slid into the infield being hooked together. Welshans was able to continue racing while Vona finished the main event in the pit area. The restart would see Brown continue to show the way. A major wreck in turn two on lap six slowed the field down for a second time. Seven cars were involved with Mark Harsch getting the worse end of it as he was done for the duration. Eric Brown ran away from the field as the Welshans family were fighting for second with Ted and Nik working their way through the field. Ted passed Tommy Wentland and Ken Maltby to move into second before the halfway point. A eight car battle for fourth took place as the top three pulled away and contact was made between Dave Wilson Jr and Tommy Wentland forced Wentland to spin on the back stretch as Rob Miszczak spun in turn four to bring out the caution on lap 27. Wilson was sent to the rear of the field for his involvement but chose to go pitside. Brown would run away and cruise to the victory as he held off Ted Welshans and Rich Carnes.

 

Veteran racer Butcher Palmer led from the start of the 30 lap feature for the 4 Cylinder Hornets. Just five laps in and past divisional champion Jeff Szafraniec moved into the race lead. On lap six, Chris Powers moved into second with Timmy Catalano moving into third place. Just one lap later, Powers went underneath Szafraniec to move into the race lead with Catalano following suit just one circuit later. The first caution of the event came out on lap nine as Michele Maltby hit the turn two wall. The restart saw Catalano challenge Powers to the outside to take over the lead as Kenny Hejna moved into third. The caution lights came back on for the second time on lap 12 as Hejna suffered a flat right front tire. Catalano and Powers continued to battle for the lead for several laps as they battled through lap traffic. After Ashley Kirchberger suffered mechanical issues in her racer to slow the field down for the third time, Timmy Catalano was able to outrace Powers to earn his second win of the season.

 

 

 

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Renew Your NASCAR License Online!

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Did you miss the Registration Meeting but want to get your NASCAR license before the start of the season? Click on the link below. Once you complete the application, we still have paperwork which needs to be completed to secure your car number. Just give us a call at 716.417.7223 and we will send it out in the mail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - Decker Promotions presents the George Decker Memorial Pro Modified 100, NASCAR Whelen Series, INEX Legends * click here for more information *

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Saturday, August 2, 2014

 

Decker Promotions presents

George Decker Memorial Pro Modified 100

 

 

 

Stop by any of the Towne Auto Dealerships

and pick up FREE ADMISSION TICKETS for this event! 

 

 

 

2013 George Decker Memorial Pro Modified 100 top three finishers.

 

 NASCAR Whelen All American Series:  Decker Modified 100, Late Models, Bank of Holland Chargers, Hornets & TQ Midgets plus INEX Legends.

 

 

Times

 

Pit Gates - 3:00 pm

 

Practice - 3:30 to 5:00 pm  *** Please note new times ***

 

Grandstand Gates - 4:45 pm

 

Qualifying Heats - 5:30 pm

 

NASCAR Racing -  following completion of qualifying

 

Schedule Subject To Change

 

 

 

Admission

 

Adult - $20

 

Student (8 - 15 years old) - $10

 

7 & Under ALWAYS FREE!

 

Family Pass - $45

Family includes two adults and all children 15 and under living in the same household.

 

 

Visit our Online Store to purchase tickets for this event!

 

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Chris Powers Wins Hornet 50; Brown, Myers, Reid, Adams and Kuppel Also Win on Mid-Season Championship Night

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Orchard Park, New York’s Chris Powers was victorious in the 50 lap Hornets special this past Saturday night as the Holland NASCAR Motorsports Complex raced for Children’s to benefit The Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. It was also Mid-Season Championship Night on the highbanks as the 55th season of racing is halfway completed with for the 2014 racing season. “Downtown” Jeffrey Brown from Hamburg, NY won his second straight Getzoni Agency NASCAR Pro Modified feature of the season. Past Bank of Holland Charger titlist Zach Myers from East Concord, NY won his first feature of 2014. Jonathan Reid from Lockport, NY won the feature event for the NYPA TQ Midgets. Glenwood, NY’s Jason Adams won another M&M U Pull It Figure 8 Car main event while Matt Kuppel from Eden, NY won his first career feature event for the Future 4’s.

 

Josh Hathaway and Donald Palmer led the Hornets to the green flag for the Hornet main event and third place starter Timmy Catalano jumped quickly into the race lead. Catalano would continue to lead the field around the track for much of the distance until a lap 12 caution for Joe Mastrocicco who came to a stop on the top side of turn three. The restart would see Chris Powers take over command and then Powers and Catalano would dice their way through lap traffic for much of the main event. Powers was able to show the way for the remaining 38 laps to pick up the feature win.

 

Shawn Nye jumped into the early race lead for the 30 lap feature event for the Getzoni Nationwide Insurance Agency NASCAR Pro Modifieds feature event after getting around pole sitter Tony Carbone. It took just four laps until “The Piranha” TJ Potrzebowski was leading the field around the highbanks. On lap 13, Mike Fiebelkorn Jr worked his way into second place and began his chase of race leader Potrzebowski. Jeff Brown started his trek towards the front of the field as he moved into third following a lap 18 caution. He then moved into second on lap 21 and by lap 25, Brown was being scored as the race leader. Brown would lead the remaining distance to claim his second win of the season. George Skora III edged out Fiebelkorn to take home the runner up spot.

 

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The History of the George Decker Memorial 100

By: Steven Petty

 

Ever since the year 2000, the George Decker Memorial event for the Getzoni Nationwide Insurance Agency NASCAR Pro Modifieds has been a staple on the Holland NASCAR Motorsports Complex schedule.

 

“My mother Phyllis and I put on the race in memory of my father George” stated promoter of the race Barry Decker of Decker Promotions. George was a sponsor for many years at Holland for many competitors, most notably “The Strykersville Flash” Dave Heitzhaus.

 

This race has grown over the years to become one of the most prestigious events in the region. “In past years, we have had as many as 36 cars competed for the Will to Win Decker Memorial Perpetual Trophy” Decker continued.

 

The first edition of the event was held in the year 2000 and Neal Dietz Jr picked up the checkered flag. Dietz would go on and pick up his second perpetual trophy in 2002. The early years of the race was dominated by the Neil and Neal show. Neil Hopkins picked up wins in 2001, 2003 and most recently in 2006.

 

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Shawn Nye, Brandon Glover, Eric Brown, Timmy Catalano, Kyle Hutchinson, Darren Lenhardt and Jason Adams Win on Kwik Fill Night at Holland

Rookie driver Shawn Nye from Lancaster, NY was the winner of the headlining Getzoni Nationwide Insurance Agency NASCAR Pro Modifieds on Kwik Fill Night at the Races in front of a huge crowd on hand at the Holland NASCAR Motorsports Complex. Brandon Glover from Cuba, NY won his first NASCAR Late Model feature of the season. Eric Brown from Holland, NY won his second Bank of Holland Charger main of 2014. Rookie Timmy Catalano from Ontario, NY won his second 4 Cylinder Hornet feature of the season. Kyle Hutchinson from East Aurora, NY won his first career Hollandtriumph in the NYPA TQ Midgets. Darren Lenhardt from Buffalo won his second Future 4’s victory of the season. Jason Adams from Glenwood, NY continued his perfect season as he scored his fifth M&M U Pull-It Figure 8 car victory.

 

 

Shawn Nye and Amy Catalano led the Getzoni Nationwide Insurance Agency NASCAR Pro Modifieds to the green flag for their 30 lap main event with Nye moving into the lead. The first 27 circuits went caution free with Nye pulling away from the battle for second between Amy Catalano and Jeff Brown. The caution came out on lap 27 as Tony Carbone spun on the back stretch. The restart saw Nye back up front as Amy Catalano began to chase him down. Jeff Brown got loose and collected Jake Vernon and Tommy Catalano, setting up a green-white-checkered finish. On the restart Amy Catalano got loose as Mike Fiebelkorn challenged on the inside groove. Nye would pick up his first career Pro Modified victory by three car lengths as it was a photo finish for second between Catalano and Fiebelkorn. After a video review, officials deemed that Catalano crossed the line in second over Fiebelkorn.

 

The Troy Williams Racing stable teammates of Bill Osborn and Brandon Glover raced their way into the top two spots at the start of the 20 lap feature for the NASCAR Late Models. Glover would pass Osborn on lap two to move into the lead as past divisional champ Eldon King III returned to the highbanks and took over second from Osborn. Glover was running a consistent line as he was pulling away from King. JD Roberts spun on the back stretch to bring out the races only caution on lap 13. The restart would see Glover pull away as in the final seven circuits, both leaders were both loose. At the finish, Glover picked up the win over two car lengths. Racing for second, King and Dave Whittaker both spun across the line with King finishing in second and Whittaker finishing in third.

 

Eric Brown pulled away from Mark Harsch at the start of the Bank of Holland Chargers feature event. The strong field of Chargers was racing hard around the highbanks and contact was made between Tim Welshans and Dave Vona as both slid into the infield being hooked together. Welshans was able to continue racing while Vona finished the main event in the pit area. The restart would see Brown continue to show the way. A major wreck in turn two on lap six slowed the field down for a second time. Seven cars were involved with Mark Harsch getting the worse end of it as he was done for the duration. Eric Brown ran away from the field as the Welshans family were fighting for second with Ted and Nik working their way through the field. Ted passed Tommy Wentland and Ken Maltby to move into second before the halfway point. A eight car battle for fourth took place as the top three pulled away and contact was made between Dave Wilson Jr and Tommy Wentland forced Wentland to spin on the back stretch as Rob Miszczak spun in turn four to bring out the caution on lap 27. Wilson was sent to the rear of the field for his involvement but chose to go pitside. Brown would run away and cruise to the victory as he held off Ted Welshans and Rich Carnes.

 

Veteran racer Butcher Palmer led from the start of the 30 lap feature for the 4 Cylinder Hornets. Just five laps in and past divisional champion Jeff Szafraniec moved into the race lead. On lap six, Chris Powers moved into second with Timmy Catalano moving into third place. Just one lap later, Powers went underneath Szafraniec to move into the race lead with Catalano following suit just one circuit later. The first caution of the event came out on lap nine as Michele Maltby hit the turn two wall. The restart saw Catalano challenge Powers to the outside to take over the lead as Kenny Hejna moved into third. The caution lights came back on for the second time on lap 12 as Hejna suffered a flat right front tire. Catalano and Powers continued to battle for the lead for several laps as they battled through lap traffic. After Ashley Kirchberger suffered mechanical issues in her racer to slow the field down for the third time, Timmy Catalano was able to outrace Powers to earn his second win of the season.

 

 

 

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