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Featured Driver of the Week / Dave Wollaber

Age: 33.

Hometown: Lockport.

Division: TQ Midgets/NYPA Midgets.

Lowdown: Wollaber had a banner year winning both the New York/Pennsylvania Midget Association and Holland Motorsports Complex TQ Midget season point championships. Wollaber won seven NYPA events in 2016, including five at Holland and single tallies at Lancaster and Lake Erie Speedway. He has raced for noted TQ Midget owner Vince Christiano Sr. his entire 17 year career. He’s also a two-time Lancaster Modified champion. Wollaber’s employment in recent years as an engineer has limited his racing.

Accomplishments: In addition to this year’s championships, Wollaber is the 2004 and 2006 Lancaster Modified champion. He also claimed Lancaster TQ Midget titles in 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2007. He is Lancaster’s TQ Midget U.S. Open winner in 2002, 2007, 2008. He was Casey’s TQ Midget Series champion in 2007. He won FOAR Score Achievement on Asphalt Awards in 2002, 2003 and FOAR Score Driver of the Year on Asphalt honors in 2004. Also won Lancaster Driver of The Year Award in 2003, 2004.

Favorite Food: Panini.

Favorite Music: Country.

Hobbies: Enjoys spending time with family including wife Ashley, and children, Madelyn, age 5; Anna, 4 and Andrew, three months old.

Note: To be considered for Buffalo News Thursday SpeedWeek Feature Driver Profile of The Week, submit head shot style photo, reason for consideration and contact information to Lawrence_o_14075@yahoo.com.

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