Story By: RACE OF CHAMPIONS – HOLLAND, NY – Andy Jankowiak of Buffalo, N.Y., started 13th, picked his way through the field and overtook early race leader Shawn Nye of Lancaster, N.Y., to capture this past Saturday night’s 50-lap Race of Champions Sportsman Modified Series race at Holland (N.Y.) International Speedway. It was Jankowiak’s second consecutive win in the division.
“Our Sportsman car just seems to go well when we have the opportunity to race it,” stated Jankowiak in victory lane. “The guys did a great job helping to get this car ready while I was away preparing for our next ARCA adventure. I need to thank everyone that helps me out. Tonight was a great night, I love racing here at Holland.”
Nye came home 2nd while Mike Fiebelkorn of Hamburg, N.Y., led the race briefly from his 8th place starting position bringing his machine home 3rd.
Kevin Timmerman of Walworth, N.Y., finished 4th and Eddie Hawkins of Marion, N.Y., rounded out the top-five.
Sam Fullone of North Collins, N.Y., topped the Race of Champions Late Model Series race ahead of Bob Weber of Clarence Center, N.Y., and Eldon King, III of Freedom, N.Y.
Tim Welshans of South Wales, N.Y., scored the victory in the Race of Champions Street Stock Series event. Welshans held off his brother Nik Welshans of West Seneca, N.Y., and Rich Sharpe of Depew, N.Y., to earn the victory.
Bob Palmer of Buffalo, N.Y., made a dramatic last lap pass on Nick Robinson of Waverly, N.Y., to capture the victory in the Race of Champions FOAR Score Four Cylinder Dash Series race. Andrew Lewis, Jr., of Ontario, N.Y., came home third in the event.
The next race for the Race of Champions Modified Series is Saturday, July 30 with the 33rd Annual running of the Tribute to Tommy Druar and Tony Jankowiak at Holland International Speedway. The Modified Series will be joined by the Race of Champions Street Stock Series in a 37-lap event, along with the Race of Champions FOAR Score Dash Series, who will be running a 25-lap feature.