Kwik Fill Night at Holland Winners

July 28, 2014 at 4:16 PM

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.


Jim Fleischman was the early race leader in the 20 lap feature event for the NYPA TQ Midgets. Defending Series Champion Kyle Hutchinson squeezed between Fleischman and Charlie DiRosa to move into the race lead on lap two. Nick Groff moved into second on lap three and just one lap later, Andy Nye, Jonathan Reid and Dave Wollaber all moved into the top five. Jonathan Reid passed Andy Nye to move into third on lap five as race leader Hutchinson began to pull away from the field. After challenging Groff for second for ten circuits, Jonathan Reid moved into second on lap 15 while in heavy lap traffic. At the checkers, Hutchinson picked up his first career triumph at Holland as he beat Reid by a half a straightaway.

Joe Anthony out raced Matt Kuppel at the start of the Future 4 main event. On lap five, Anthony slowed down and Kuppel took command as Darren Lenhardt moved into second. Just past the halfway point, Lenhardt made his move to the front as he passed Kuppel for the race lead. Lenhardt was able to hold off all of Kuppel’s challenges to pick up the feature win.

Robert Palmer led the field of M&M U Pull-It Figure 8’s onto the figure 8 course for the first time as Palmer, Joe Mastrocicco and Jason Adams went three wide in the south turn as Adams moved into the lead on the opening lap. In the caution free event, Adams dominated the event, winning by a straightaway over Joe Mastrocicco and Shane Toms.

News and Notes

A season high 22 Bank of Holland Chargers was on hand. Tommy Catalano and Tony Carbone both blew clutches on their racers during warm ups early in the afternoon and both were able to start the Pro Modified main event.

One of the most prestigious events in all of Western New York Racing will be taking place next Saturday night on the highbanks as Decker Promotions presents the 15th running of the George Decker Memorial Pro Modified 100. Some of the top teams in the region will make the pilgrimage to Holland to compete in this event. A full NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Racing program will also be taking place as well as a return visit from the INEX Legends. Pit Gates will swing open at 3:00 with the grandstands gates opening at 4:45pm, qualifying heats beginning at 5:30pm with NASCAR feature racing following the completion of qualifying. Fans are encouraged to stop by any of the Towne Automotive Dealerships for FREE ADMISSION tickets for this event.


Getzoni Nationwide Insurance Agency NASCAR Pro Modifieds: SHAWN NYE (Started 1st), Amy Catalano (2), Mike Fiebelkorn Jr (3), Jeff Brown (4), Tony Carbone (10), Dave Whittaker (9), Tommy Catalano (7), Jake Vernon (5), Dave Catalano (6)
Qualifying Winners: Shawn Nye, Jeff Brown

NASCAR Late Models: BRANDON GLOVER (Started 3rd), Dave Whittaker (4), Eldon King III (6), Bill Osborn (1), Josh Hathaway (5), Frank Batista Jr (2), JD Roberts (8), Jason Gwin (7)
Qualifying Winner: Dave Whittaker

Bank of Holland NASCAR Chargers: ERIC BROWN (Started 1st), Ted Welshans (7), Rich Carnes (14), Kris Hamann (13), Zach Myers (15), Matt Fleming (19), Jerry Kosmowski (17), Trevor Pettit (4), Tim Welshans (8), Rob Miszczak (16), Jim Loffredo (11), Ken Maltby (3), Tommy Wentland (5), Dave Wilson Jr (10), Tom Northem (12), Don Sitarski (18), Mark Harsch (2), Dave Vona (9) No Green: Marty HughesDisqualified: Nik Welshans (6)
Qualifying Winners: Eric Brown, Rob Miszczak

4 Cylinder Hornets: TIMMY CATALANO (Started 11th), Chris Powers (14), Jeff Szafraniec (8), Bob Bogner (16), Josh Hill (12), George Anthony (10), Louis Carbone (13), Timmy Swatsworth (6), Butcher Palmer (2), Grant Hill (4), Bob Palmer (5), Jerry Toms (1), Kenny Hejna (15), Michele Maltby (7), Ashley Kirchberger (17) and Joe Mastrocicco III (3) Disqualified: Carl Abrams (9)
Qualifying Winners: Timmy Catalano, Kenny Hejna

NYPA TQ Midgets: KYLE HUTCHINSON (Started 6th), Jonathan Reid (10), Nick Groff (7), Dave Wollaber (12), Shawn Nye (11), Eric Musto (13), Hayden Newcomb (4), Andy Nye (8), Charlie DiRosa (3), Nelson Rung (9), Jim Fleischman (1), Cody Mollnow (2), Leon Szweda (14), Vinnie Christiano Jr (5), Chad Heywood (15), Andrew Spurback (16), Scott Gleed (20), Ryan Hessler (18), Sean McNamara (17) and Gordie Steffan (19)
Qualifying Winners: Hayden Newcomb, Shawn Nye

Future 4’s: DARREN LENHARDT (Started 5th), Matt Kuppel (2), Joe Anthony (1), Alex Deshaies (3), Mandie Orr (6) and Kathie Ricketson (4)
Qualifying Winner: Joe Anthony

M&M U Pull-It Figure 8’s: JASON ADAMS (Started 5th), Joe Mastrocicco III (4), Shane Toms (3), Don Maskell (2) and Robert Palmer (1)