Defending champ Holland tops opener for Western RaceSavers

Brooklyn Holland was first to the checkers at Kings Speedway Saturday night, in the season-opening main event for the IMCA Van De Pol Western RaceSaver Sprint Series. (Photo by Tom Macht,

HANFORD, Calif. (Feb. 20) – Once she got going the right direction, there was no catching Brooklyn Holland Saturday at Kings Speedway.

The defending Van De Pol Western RaceSaver series for IMCA Sprint Cars and KMJ Performance California State champion topped the 2021 divisional season opener, rallying after falling off the pace from her fourth starting spot. 

Holland fell back to sixth before starting her drive to the front. She took over the lead around midway in the 25-lapper and won ahead of Ryan Delisle and Kyle Rasmussen. 

“I stayed right around the bottom and just kept watching what was going on ahead of me,” said Holland. “I ran my line as well as I could and went under the front two cars for the lead.” 

“It feels real good to start the season with a win in a new (Triple X) car,” she added.

Austin Warmerdam and Blaine Fagundes rounded out the top five.

Larry Thompson was the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car winner.

Feature results – 1. Brooklyn Holland; 2. Ryan Delisle; 3. Kyle Rasmussen; 4. Austin Warmerdam; 5. Blaine Fagundes; 6. Sean Quinn; 7. Ryan Rocha; 8. Brad Hohlbauch; 9. Richard Weddle; 10. Tyler Gray; 11. Brandon Stidham; 12. Connor Danell; 13. Brandon Emmett; 14. Chris Stevens; 15. Grant Champlin.