Holland, N.Y. –  Race of Champions Asphlat Modified Series partner, Upstate Auto Group is proud to present the Thunder in the Hills 100 on the high-banks of the Holland (N.Y.) International Speedway on Saturday, July 22.


The 100-lap event is a highly anticipated event for many racers that participate on the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series. Holland has several current and alumni represented throughout the field including George Skora from Eden, N.Y.; Tommy Catalano of Ontario, N.Y., Amy Catalano of Ontario, N.Y., Danny Knoll, Jr., of North Tonawanda, N.Y., Cam Barber of Bliss, N.Y., Scott Wylie of Blasdell, N.Y., and defending Series Champion Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park, N.Y., who won the race last season.

“Holland is a fun place to race,” offered Patrick Emerling. “It has multiple grooves and we get around there pretty good. You have to be patient and not use up your tires too early. It’s going to be another fun night and we are looking forward to it. The Series is very competitive and it will be interesting to see what happens.”


Emerling is currently the Series Championship point leader, but to date, he has visited victory lane only once at Spencer Speedway in Williamson, N.Y., in June.


“We have been working hard and some of the breaks have not gone our way, but we’ve been fast,” Emerling continued. “This Series has some great talent and you’ve got to be on your game each week. We’ve had new and different winners this year. Holland will be very competitive.”


Upstate Auto Group will present the night of racing at Holland International Speedway. Upstate Auto Group has five dedicated locations to serve you. Visit one of the five locations; Upstate Chevrolet, Upstate Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram or the Upstate Classic Car Center in Attica; Toyota of Batavia (Toyota or Scion) or the Upstate Resale Center located in Holland for all of your car purchasing needs or visit their website; www.upstateautogroup.com


The grandstands will open at 3:45 pm with Qualifying beginning at 5:00 pm for the Upstate Auto Group presents the Thunder in the Hills 100.


Where: Holland International Speedway, Holland, N.Y.

When: Saturday, July 22, 2017. Grandstands open at 3:45 pm, Qualifying at 5:00 pm

Directions: The track is located on Holland / Glenwood Road off of Route 16 just minutes from downtown Buffalo and the Southtowns of Western New York.

What: The Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series fueled by Sunoco, Upstate Auto Group presents the Thunder in the Hills ‘100’

More Information: www.hollandspeedway.com (Track Phone: 716.418.7223) / www.rocmodifiedseries.com


The Race of Champions is a sanctioning body presenting Modified and Stock Car racing on asphalt and dirt surfaces throughout the Northeast, with events in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The 66th annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2017 in North East, Pennsylvania at Lake Erie Speedway  and is the second longest consecutive auto-racing event in North America, second only to the Indianapolis 500.

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RoC Modified Series Press Release.

Photo Credit: Mike Mallet, Paved Track Digest, Patrick Emerling at Speed.

Upstate Auto Group to Present Thunder in the Hills 100