Ruff, ruff-last night I went with my dad as he ran in the once-a-month 358 modified race at Dog Hollow. It was a 4 1/2 hour tow, and although I heard good things about the place I was kind of skeptical. Entering and buying the $18 pit pass (no price gouging pit licenses needed like eastern PA and NY) we were greeted by friendly staff members. The track is out in the country, and is a 3/8 mile moderately banked oval. It reminded me of Mckean County in shape and size. Grand stands are built into the hillside on the front stretch, and the facility is not bad. Conventional thinking in the state of PA is that most promoters do not dare to run a night race on a friday after labor day as that competes with the mighty high school football. These scared promoters need to take a lesson from Dog Hollow. A good crowd was on hand on a cold night, and here's why-racing started right on time at 730. Races were prestaged and rolled onto the track in turn 1 and took the green in turn 4. All qualifying for the 5 divisions was completed in 1 hour and 15 minutes. The lighting and sound system are equal to or better than ANY short track I have ever been to. There was no intermission and the nonstop mod feature was called to the track at 8:55. It was over 10 minutes later, and my dad had a tough run finishing 8th out of the 16 mods. Although we had to so far to get home we actually watched the headlining latemodel feature and then loaded up. The latemodel race was a crashfest, but we were still loaded up and paid and on our way out of the gate by 10pm, only 2 1/2 hours after race time. It was the most professionally and efficiently run show I have been to in a long time. The track is pool-table smooth, and racy. the pit area is large and flat, and the staff is friendly. If they run shows like this on a regular basis Dog Hollow will definitely take a bite out of the competition in the over-crowded western PA track scene. Dog Hollow gets an A plus.