Sunset Sweeps Continue For Hollywood HoldawayTuesday - September - 2015
ORILLIA, Ont. (September 2, 2015) – Taylor Holdaway’s dream season continued in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series on Saturday night at Sunset Speedway. The Orillia. Ont. native set fast time and rattled off two more wins for his fourth sweep of the season. The pair of triumphs give Holdaway 11 NASCAR wins this season and 13 overall.
“It’s one of those streaks you get on where you know it’s going to end at some point. If it can end after the final points are done and the national championship is over, I would have no problem with that,” Holdaway laughed. “It’s kind of surreal getting emails from NASCAR telling you what you have to do to win the National Championship.”
Holdaway now sits second in the NASCAR Weekly Series National Standings. He sits 17 points behind Oklahome native Thomas Tillson Jr. Holdaway has three races left to eliminate the gap and give himself a chance at the National Title and $30,000 US prize.
“It’s not over yet. It’s so close. If we have one bad race and the other guys have a good one, we could fall back to fifth or sixth. We have a job to do for the last three weeks that we need to finish up,” Holdaway said matter-of-factly. “If we can continue the streak we’re on, I think we have a legitimate shot at winning.”
It will be a tough task to increase the total as Holdaway will need to finish fourth or better in each of his three starts in order to increase his point total.
“To lock up a top three, we have to win one more. The best scenario would be to win two of the three and have a top-three in the other one,” Holdaway explained. “The biggest thing is the maximum point wins when we’re coming from the back. There’s a lot of pressure on all of us.”
Holdaway earned maximum points last Saturday night when he won the first feature from the pole and then the second from 14th. The win didn’t come easy, however, as he battle side-by-side with Jason Witty for nearly all 35 laps of the first feature.
“Witty was right behind me and he would stay with me for the first five laps or so. There was a couple of cautions at the halfway points and once he got on the outside of me, he was able to stay five or six laps side-by-side without touching. It was a great show for the fans,” Holdaway said. “With five to go there was another caution and that one kind of worried him, but I just cleared him coming to the white flag.”
In the second race, Holdaway had to bide his time before sliding in to second place and tracking now leader Nick Goetz. Holdaway searched high and low for a way around the point man. He eventually utilized a classic bump-and-run to take over the position and cruise the remainder of the way to his fourth sweep of the season.
Holdaway will battle the rest of the Sunset field again on Saturday, September 5 in the final double-header weekend of the season. The final race for NASCAR points will take place on Saturday, September 12 in a 75-lap showdown. Complete event information is available at www.sunsetspeedway.ca.
Taylor Holdway’s 2015 season is supported by Holdaway Automotive, Imagefactor.ca Motorsports Design and Photography, Wix Filters, Castrol Canada, Kart Start presented by Toyota, Sunshine Super Wash, and Stefko Racing Engines.
Scott Wylie’s 2015 season is supported by Holdaway Automotive, Imagefactor.ca Motorsports Design and Photography, Pro-Am Belts, and Excel Racewear.
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Photo Credit: Eric Uprichard