Berlin Raceway 2021 track champ reports race car stolen

Ryan Holtzlander and his No. 2 white and brown Sportsman race auto were being usually

Ryan Holtzlander and his No. 2 white and brown Sportsman race auto were being usually found at the entrance of the pack for the duration of the program of this past race period.

Holtzlander won nine Berlin Raceway Sportsman aspect races and captured the monitor championship by 88 factors.

But now that motor vehicle is now lacking.

The Grand Rapids driver explained Friday that his racing foreseeable future is up in the air following his race auto and trailer were stolen from his mom and dad’s home in Grant.

“We went to a auto demonstrate a 7 days ago and we had it in the trailer,” Holtzlander stated. “Somebody backed up to it and took it – the trailer, vehicle, resources and every thing.”

It has been a difficult week for Holtzlander and his relatives. Holtzlander’s grandmother, Gloria Holtzlander, passed absent Thursday at the age of 72.

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The auto was claimed lacking Tuesday. Holtzlander’s father, Dennis Holtzlander, returned household Tuesday evening when he observed that the trailer and every thing inside it was long gone. He quickly simply call his son, then authorities.

“It was listed here all day Monday,” Dennis Holtzlander mentioned. “I pulled in the driveway Tuesday a minimal right after 9 (p.m.), and I named Ryan suitable absent, and I reported, ‘Hey, did you come and get the trailer for some cause? He explained no, and we hung up and called 911.

“We are rather optimistic that they were being just after the trailer. It is a 30-foot enclosed triaxle. The cops stated this is in fact prevalent with highly-priced trailers.”

Holtzlander is a 3rd-era driver, and his summer months-extended dominance also earned him a NASCAR regional title – Berlin is a NASCAR sanctioned monitor. His brother, Cory Holtzlander, has received three Berlin track 4 Cylinder championships, and this year’s title was the second for Holtzlander. Holtzlander also won the 2015 4-Cylinder crown.

“I have all of (the race group), and this is a big hit. All of my things is long gone,” Holtzlander claimed. “All of our money is tied up into racing.  If someone comes forth and we stop up having it back again, I will give them tickets to every Berlin race they want to go.”

Holtzlander reported any individual with information with regards to his assets is requested to speak to authorities or attain out to him through Facebook. A $500 reward also has been posted for any info leading to the restoration of Holtzlander’s residence.

“I’m tremendous thankful for the racing group,” Holtzlander said. “They have truly showed how close we all are. I definitely want to thank Kalamazoo (Speedway). They posted it a few of times in the past. We don’t even race there, and they posted it. Berlin is posting it today.”