The Chrome Horn News



    The 41st Annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing came to an end Saturday night at New Smyrna Speedway. Bobby Holmes and the DeLange Racing team were hoping to close on a high note with a top-five finish in the night’s 25-lap Modified feature. Unfortunately the end came in a sudden and unfortunate manner.
    The DeLange crew worked feverishly all day to repair the racecar after a hard crash in the previous night’s race. Holmes qualified the #22 Original Pizza Logs Modified eighth fastest. After the redraw for starting positions he would line up for the main from the inside of the third row, his best starting spot of the World Series.
    In the early laps Holmes settled into line as once again the racing was primarily one groove. The first caution of the race waved on lap 6 for a minor incident on the frontstretch. Holmes lined up for the restart in fifth, just ahead of NASCAR Modified Tour star Donny Lia. As the green flag waved, the 19-car field hurtled into turn one. Lia tried to make a pass to the inside and there was contact, sending the #22 into the concrete wall with significant force. Holmes climbed from the car unhurt but the damage was too extensive to continue racing.
    It brought the World Series to a conclusion for Holmes and the DeLange team. In seven nights of racing they were consistent, with two top-ten and four top-twelve finishes, which produced a tenth place position in the final point standings. Racing against a very high level of competition was good experience for Holmes and the team which they hope will pay dividends in the remainder of the 2007 season.

    Look for further details on the 2007 schedule for DeLange Racing coming soon.


Source  Bruce Boucher/DeLange Racing PR
Posted:  February 18, 2007

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