Holland Speedway Hosts Registration Party

March 09, 2016 at 2:47 PM

The 57th season opener is nearly two months away, but the anticipation for the 2016 campaign was building at the annual registration party, held on Sunday at the Holland Willows.

As part of the registration party, drivers signed up for the upcoming car shows at the Eastern Hills Mall (April 30-May 5) and at McKinley Mall (May 7-13) as well as reserved pit pads, registered car numbers in their respective divisions, and picking up rule books and division information packets.

Tom Northem returns to defend his championship in the Getzoni Nationwide Insurance NASCAR Pro Chargers.  Standing in Northem’s way will be his son Max, who is entering his sophomore season behind the wheel. 2016 will also see the return of Rich Carnes, “The Big Show” Ted Welshans as well as his brothers Tim and Nik.  Drivers running in the Charger division are competing for a point fund of over $10,000 that is handed out at seasons end. Charger drivers are also be competing for State and National points and the champion will be honored at the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Banquet in Charlotte, North Carolina in front of the national NASCAR media.

The Bank of Holland Hornets will see Dice Racing Team try to defend the title that Jeff Szafraniec won in 2015. Szafraniec will also dabble with a Charger in the second half of the season. Dice Racing teammates Ben Russo, Bob and Butcher Palmer all return to the highbanks in 2016. Josh Hill, Kathie Ricketson and John Blinston are joined by the racing sisters of Michele and Nikki Maltby as well as defending M&M U Pull-It Figure 8 Champion Jason Adams,  who is returning to the oval this season. Nikki Maltby and Travis Murphy are graduates of the Rookie Four division.

Changes abound for the NYPA TQ Midgets, INEX Legends, M&M U Pull-It Figure 8’s and the Rookie Fours as drivers continue to move up and or get into the sport for the first time ever. All drivers will have the opportunity to go onto the track for the first time during the “Preseason Thunder” practice session on Saturday, May 21 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm.

The newest touring series to compete on the historic high banks is the Country 89 Canadian Outlaw Midgets. The Canadian Outlaw Midgets take to the competitive 3/8th oval on Saturday, June 25 and July 23. The Canadian Outlaw Midgets will be coming to the “other side of the border” with the support of the speedway’s newest media partner, Country 89 out of Welland, Ontario. Country 89 can be heard throughout the Niagara Frontier and Southern Ontario and will be giving away tickets, special event offers and more throughout the season. As part of this two-race series, Holland Speedway will be taking Canadian Dollar at PAR (with proper ID) towards the cost of admission on both of these race dates (cash only).

Holland will be having the first NASCAR Hometown Hero night on June 4 and will recognize drivers from Lackawanna, Gowanda, Hamburg, Irving, and Angola.  Drivers from these towns will be announced prior to their specific division’s race, and will be photographed together following the conclusion of the full event. Additional dates for the other home towns are listed on the schedule. The complete 2016 schedule can be found online atwww.hollandspeedway.com

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