26-year old Abingdon, VA racer captured his second win of 2010 when Clay Rogers’ night ended in the garage after heading 222 of the 250 laps at Hickory Speedway.
Holman comes into the May 15 Carolina 200 presented by Black’s Tire Service double header after snapping a 17-race losing streak with a victory at New Smyrna Speedway in Florida, then took advantage of Rogers’ ill fortunes at Hickory.
“They told me on the radio that he’d been spewing water,” said Holman. “I hate it for him; I do. He’s a good guy; a great competitor. It’s absolutely a shame that he didn’t win the race, but I’m going to take it. I’m not going to give it back. They were the class of the field without a doubt.”
Logan Ruffin showed poise and skill beyond his fifteen years by finishing second to Holman. The race marked the teen’s debut at Hickory Motor Speedway and his sixth USAR start.
“We were needing a good points night because we’ve had two DNFs this year for the first two races,” the Memphis, Tenn., native said after the race that had seven lead changes among five drivers.
“It’s time for us to start points racing if we’re going to win [Raybestos] Rookie of the Year and the championship.”
Action starts Thursday afternoon, with practice at 2:30 for the ASA Late Model Challenge series followed by qualifying at 4:30.
Track action starts again at 9:00 Friday morning, with practice sessions for the UARA Stars and USAR Pro Cup races. Following qualifying for these two races, the ASA drivers take to the track at 4:30 for their 100 lap feature race over the Rock’s challenging tri-oval.
Saturday brings the featured events with the 75-lap UARA race taking the green flag at 11:00, followed at 1:00 by the 200-lap USAR Pro Cup race. USAR Pro Cup races provide some of the closest, most exciting stock car racing ever.
For more information or for tickets please call the speedway at 910-205-8800 or visit www.rockinghamspeedway.com.