"Hollidge a Four-Timer in Winchester Late Models"
By Doug Watson
Winchester, VA- Mechanicsville Md.'s Dale Hollidge, one of the hottest drivers in the region, drove to his fourth feature win of the season in last Saturday night's 30-lap Late Model feature at Winchester speedway. The win for Hollidge, worth $2000, was his sixth overall feature score of the 2014 aboard his Rocket no.0.
JT Spence and Brad Omps shared the front-row for the start of the event with Omps surging into the race lead as the mob zipped off turn-two. As Omps lead, third-starting Dale Hollidge settled into second on lap-three and set his sights on Omps. Hollidge slid by Omps on lap-11 to become the new leader, but the race was far from over. Sixth-starting Jamie Lathroum arrived in second on lap-fifteen and would hound Hollidge over the final fifteen circuits that had the Winchester faithful on their feet, but would have to settle for runner-up money. "Starting spot means a lot here at Winchester and we were able to get to the front quick tonight." Hollidge stated in Winchester's victory lane. "I knew Jamie was back there and I had to try and race where I thought he would go, so I knew to protect the bottom on the re-starts and we were able to hold him off". Hollidge stated. "We've been working hard in the shop this season and again, the results are showing." Jason Covert was third, Kyle Hardy took fourth with Allan Brannon rounding out the top-five. Heats for the 29-car field went to Spence, Covert and Lathroum with Kenny Moreland winning the consolation.