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.