HOLLAND, N.Y. – Kirk Totten led all 30 laps to pick up the win in the first feature of the season for the Getzoni Nationwide Insurance Agency NASCAR Pro Modifieds during the 58th season opener at Holland Int’l Speedway Saturday night.
Tim Welshans won the main event for the Bank of Holland Chargers. Bob Palmer won the feature event for the Advance Auto Parts Hornets. Dave Wollaber won the feature event for the NYPA TQ Midgets. Bryce Norton won the INEX Legends feature event. Darren Lehnardt won the inaugural event for the Talking Phone Book Super Sixes. Marty Hughes won the M&M U Pull-It Figure 8 car main.
Kirk Totten and Tommy Catalano led the field of Pro Modifieds to the green flag for their 30 lap season lid-lifter with Totten jumping into the early lead, just as his teammate Dean Kroll hit the back stretch wall off the initial green flag.
Totten would jump ahead of Catalano when they received the green flag with Patrick Emerling and George Skora giving chase early. Emerling would get around Catalano for second on lap four and would set his sights on Totten. Totten would answer all challenges from Emerling to pick up the win. Catalano, Skora and Eldon King III completed the top five.
Josh Hathaway and Tim Welshans brought the Bank of Holland Chargers to the green flag for their main event with Welshans showing the way. With Welshans up front, he held off multiple challenges from Hathaway as well as his brother Nik Welshans for most of the main event. Tim Welshans would drive away from the field to pick up the win. Nik Welshans finished in second followed by Hathaway, Dave Vona and Zach Myers.
Bob Palmer and Bob Bogner had the “Bob and Bob Show” on the front row for the Advance Auto Parts Hornets feature event with Palmer showing the way. With Palmer up front, he held off all the challenges from Bogner and from Dice Racing teammate Ben Russo to pick up the emotional win.
Tony Petrea and Erik Musto shared the front row for the NYPA TQ Midgets to the green flag for their first race of the season with fifth place starter Bobby Holmes taking over the lead before the end of lap one. With Holmes up front, defending track champion Dave Wollaber moved into second place and began chasing down race leader Holmes. Wollaber would take over the lead from Holmes on lap eight and would never look back to score the win.
“Bobby and I have raced each other for 15 years,” Wollaber said in victory lane.
Bryce Norton took off from his outside pole position to take the lead away from Kevin Bertelone on lap three and never looked back to pick up the win for the INEX Legends. Mick Peterson would finish in second followed by Anthony Riforgiato, Josh Marchese and Brad Salatino.
Darren Lenhardt scored the feature win in the first race for the Talking Phone Book Super Sixes. Lenhardt held off Kenny Hejna and Scott Chaplin for the win. Marty Hughes returned to victory lane after leading all 10 laps in the main event for the M&M U Pull-It Figure 8’s.