King Rules Holland Shootout


HOLLAND, N.Y. – Eldon King III was the winner of the 50-lap shootout style late-model main event Saturday evening at at Holland Motorsports Complex.

The Shootout Style required a pill draw with a specific lap on it. That lap would represent how many laps the late models raced in the first segment. Then the whole field was inverted for the remaining distance.

Josh Hathaway and J.D. Roberts led the field of late models to the green flag and it was Hathaway out to the early lead. Hathaway would lead until lap number six as defending track champion King would move up from his fifth starting spot and took command of the field of the first segment.

Brandon Glover would work on Roberts for third and would complete the pass on lap 10 and was beginning to chase down Nick Crassi and King. King would lead Crassi until the end of the first segment.

For the second segment, the whole field was inverted and Hathaway and Mike Ticco led the field to the green flag with Ticco getting out to the lead. Roberts tried to look underneath Corey Glover for second but King was there ready to move back up through the field.

A late race spin by Nick Crassi bunched the field up for a four lap shootout and King went to the outside and passed Ticco for the lead and went on to what appeared to be his fourth win of the season. The McClurg Auto Group Late Model official finish is unofficial until a technical review is completed.

Other race winners at Holland Saturday included Joe Evans (pro modifieds), Jim Loffredo (chargers), Louis Carbone (hornets), Dave Wollaber (three-quarter midgets) and Bob Marzec (figure-8).