Big Crash at HiWay 92 Raceway
     2012-06-07      By Brian Hale    brianhale@geringcitizen.com
Courtesy Photo Despite the massive physical damage caused by the wreck at Hiway 92 Raceway Park last weekend, the No. 6 car suffered no apparent engine damage and is already being rebuilt to run in “a couple weeks” according to Holliday. The crew will bring out the Nova while repairs are being made. 



What is it about a fight in hockey or a crash on the track that appeals to us? It must be a sociological phenomenon. I am sure we are all hoping that those involved are not seriously hurt but there’s just something about a crash. Whatever it is, the truth is… it’s exciting.

If you are looking for some great stock car racing excitement, then look no further than our very own Hiway 92 Raceway Park, just east of Gering on Highway 92 every weekend through the racing season.
Brent Holliday is one of the Super Stock drivers that could tell you about the excitement out at the track.

He’s been racing for three years now and said he was just discussing with his wife Susan how fortunate they have been not to have experienced any major wrecks. Holliday joked, however, saying, “that we must have knocked on simulated wood” because the wreck he was involved in recently was a bad one. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the pileup, but his No. 6 car sustained major damage and will have to be rebuilt.

That’s not going to stop Holliday from getting back onto the track this weekend, as he will drive a back up car until the other one is ready. He said that the engine is still good and it won’t be long before it’s put back together. When asked about the situation with the wreck, he stated, “it was more of a racing incident than anything else. Those things happen out there.”

Holliday first got started racing when his son Phillip suggested he get a car of his own. Holliday said that he really enjoys spending time with his son, reflecting back to when he used to coach Phillip in baseball. Holliday said, “We were out there watching Phillip his first year and when he made the suggestion that I should get a car too, I took it.”

“My original intention was to race the Nova that I picked up locally,” he said. Then he found a Buick out of Denver, and “I couldn’t go back to the Nova after that,” he said. The Buick has done very well for Holliday, earning a top ten finish in his first Erie, Colo. race this year already to go along with numerous exciting finishes in the Super Stock class out at Hiway 92 in his first three years of racing.

The Nova actually has been dusted off and used occasionally as Holliday recalled a race in which Jason Russell ran the Nova the same night he ran the Buick. Holliday pointed out that your points go to the car, so racing fans may remember the No. 6 car that became No. 61 with a little yellow duct tape that night, he laughed. Now, the old Nova will have another chance to run this weekend as Holliday’s backup car.

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