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Holland Speedway plans salute in memory of Flaig

The late Richard “Dick” Flaig will be honored and remembered at a ceremony during Saturday’s auto racing program at Holland Speedway.

Flaig, one of the top race winners in the track’s history, died on March 27 in Florida, after a long illness. He was 80 and had retired after winning the track championship for the fourth time in 1989.

Saturday’s racing event will feature a display of Dick Flaig racing memorabilia, and fans wearing vintage Flaig gear will be admitted free, said Thomas Reese, a friend of Flaig and long-time racing fan who is helping to arrange the event.

“A lot of fans remember still him. He was a great champion and a humble guy. Easily one of the greatest racers ever to compete at Holland or in Western New York,” Reese said.

Gates open at 5:45 p.m. Saturday and qualifying heat races begin at 6 p.m..

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