Crash-A-Rama Highlights Holland Action

Cars line the front stretch Saturday at Holland NASCAR Motorsports Complex.
Cars line the front stretch Saturday at Holland NASCAR Motorsports Complex.
Cars line the front stretch Saturday at Holland NASCAR Motorsports Complex.

HOLLAND, N.Y. – John Grandits was the big winner of round one of Carwarz Crash-A-Rama fueled by Kwik-Fill on Saturday night in front of a packed house at the Holland NASCAR Motorsports Complex.

Donald Dillenburg won the School Bus Figure 8 race. Jason Eck won the Boat-Trailer Race. Matt Serafin collected the win in the Flag Pole race. Demolition Derby specialist Tim Haniszewski out dueled his brother Tyler to pick up the win in the Demo while Eck’s team was awarded the win in the Roller Derby.

The Enduro saw 65 entries take the initial green flag with Jonathan Martinez and Jeff Szafraniec leading the opening circuits. After the first red flag of the event, 4 Cylinder Hornet competitors Jeff Szafraniec and Kenny Hejna were leading the way. With Szafraniec, Hejna showing the way, Grandits raced his way into third. Off a lap 13 red flag, Grandits was able to move into the lead with past race winner Bob Wodzinski moving into second and then into the lead unofficially on lap 15.

Grandits would pass Wodzinski for the lead on lap 24. Wodzinski suffered a flat tire and pulled into the infield. With Wodzinski out of action, Jeff Szafraniec and Kenny Hejna moved back into the second and third. Jeff Joy took a hard hit in the turn one fence on lap 39. He was alert and talking to the medical personnel on site and was taken to an area hospital for observation. Once the race went green, John Grandits went on to pick up the victory.

Dave Warner and Jason Eck led the School Bus Figure 8 race to the green flag for their 15 lap A-Main with Warner showing the way. Dillenburg raced his way into second and then Dillenburg took over the race lead on lap five over Warner in second and Kevin Becker in third. Becker moved into second at the cross-flags and began his chase of Dillenburg. Qualifying winner Dave Beyea raced his way into third and then after Becker blew a tire, Beyea moved into second. Beyea, a race rookie, moved in quickly on Dillenburg but Dillenburg was able to pick up the win.

Nearly 20 entries competed in the popular Boat-Trailer Race saw Eck showing the way early and Eck was able to avoid the mayhem and picked up his third Boat-Trailer race victory. Eck also won the event at Lake Erie and at Columbus Motor Speedway in Ohio earlier this season.

Twenty entries took part in the Flag Pole Race and it was Grandits showing the way early. Serafin raced in second and the battle was on for third between Eck and Darren Lenhardt with Eck getting the advantage coming out of the flag pole turn. Serafin passed Grandits for the race lead at the two to go signal and Serafin was able to go on to score the win over Grandits.

Eck’s Roller Derby team, which also included Hejna, won the competitive Roller Derby after ousting 10 other teams. For the Demolition Derby, Tim Haniszewski Jr. picked up the win. Clint Riegle flipped during the Derby but walked away under his own power.