By: Eric Huenefeld
No matter what, Jeff Holtz was in the right place at the right time Sunday afternoon.
The Franksville Wisconsin driver used a front row starting spot to help propel himself to the lead, then found himself at the head of the pack as rain showers stalled the 50 lap Spring Classic at Rockford Speedway on lap 29. When the showers did not subside, the race was called complete, awarding Holtz his first-ever Mid-American Series triumph.
Multi-time Rockford winner and former Mid-American Series champion Jeremy Spoonmore started the race from the pole and he, along with second place starting Holtz, led the field to the green flag. The two drivers went toe-to-toe in the race’s opening paces, with Holtz finally slipping ahead of Spoonmore for the lead. Spoomore settled into second, pursued by fellow Mid-American champion Lyle Nowak and former Rockford winner Kenny Joosten.