Bruce Hordusky Wins Super Late Model Feature
at Eriez Speedway
1st, 2004 - Kevin Decker Wins True Value Insulation Corry Lumber and Hardware
E-Mod Championship Race and
By Glenn Slocum
Erie, Pa: After last weeks wash out this weeks True Value Insulation
Corry Lumber and Hardware sponsored events at Eriez Speedway were held under a
clear blue sky with temperatures in the low eighties. Twenty-nine E-Mods were on
hand for their Championship Race. Dan MacDonald, K.C. Decker and Dave Hess Jr.
won the preliminary E-Mod races. K.C. Decker held off Dave Hess Jr. through
several restarts to win the Championship event. Bruce Hordusky led every lap of
a race that had only one yellow at the start to win his first of the season at
Eriez. Wade Slaney won his first of the season in the Spectator feature. Phil
Knight won his first of the season in the Outlaw Cadet division. Dan Osborne won
his tenth Four Cylinder feature. Randy Parmenter won his second of the season in
the Budweiser Super Sportsman feature. Lee Matczak won the Super Challenger
Gardner and Bruce Hordusky led the Super Late Models on the speedway for their
feature event. Dave Hess Jr. and Chris Hackett were on row two. Bump Hedman,
Ward Schell and Mike Coyle tangled on the start sending Schell into the pits for
a tire while Coyle and Hedman joined the rear of the field. Hordusky brought
them around to lead lap one with Gardner second and Hackett third. Dave Hess as
slipped to sixth with Paul Briggs and Scott Gurdak fourth and fifth. Hackett and
Gardner fought for the runner up spot for two laps before Hackett won out.
Gurdak slipped by Briggs one lap latter as did Hess for fourth and fifth.
Hordusky entered lap traffic just before half way as the race stayed green after
the initial yellow. Hordusky had a ten car length lead at the cross flags with
Gardner on Hackett’s bumper for second. Hordusky never faltered through the
remainder of the event nearly lapping half the field to notch his first win of
the season at Eriez.
Hess Jr. moved up to the pole position for the E-Mod Championship event when
Dale MacDonald had to go to the pits during the warm up laps. The first four
laps were completed with K.C. Decker leading Dave Hess. Scott Pangrazio spun for
the first yellow at the end of those four laps. Quincy Turner was third with
Justin Carlson fourth and Dale Applebee fifth. Dave Hess tried the outside on
Decker but caught a rut allowing Decker to lead the next lap. Tom Hagberg had
problems on lap six for the second caution. It was still Decker, Dave Hess,
Turner Carlson and Applebee. Applebee stole fourth from Carson on the restart
then Mike Boyd moved his back one more on the next lap as the top seven fell
into a single file formation. Decker led Dave Hess by three car lengths at the
half way point and one lap later they both entered lap traffic. Shawn McArdle
and Brian Fardink tangled nearly collecting the leaders with seventeen laps down
and eight remaining. The top six remained the same with Mike Hess seventh. The
yellow came out with four laps remaining as Chad Silleman had spun into the
infield. Mike Hess had advanced to sixth while the top five remained Decker,
Dave Hess, Turner, Applebee and Boyd. Decker took the two to go then the white
and finally the checkers to win his second of the season.
Boumans and Rush Firestone were on the front row for the Spectator feature.
Firestone led going into turn one and led the first lap. A spinner in turn one
collected Jeff Harvey, Don Standley and Rick Thompson for the first yellow.
Firestone was on the pole with Brian Bush second, Mark Thompson third and
Boumans fourth. Chris Couchenour brought out the yellow on the restart.
Firestone led lap two with Mark Thompson in two but lap three was all Thompson.
The yellow reappeared with four compete after Ken Jackson spun in turn two.
Firestone slipped to fifth on the restart as Bill Van Volkenburg, Brian Crandall
and Ron Watson all got by. The yellow appeared once more on lap five for Bush
who had spun into the infield coming out of turn one. Mark Thompson held on to
the lead after the restart as first Van Volkenburg then Watson challenged for
the lead. Couchenour and Boumans tangled for the next yellow. Watson beat Mark
Thompson into turn one for the lead on the restart and Thompson lost second to
Wade Slaney on the next lap. Watson tangled with a lap car just as the race
ended giving Slaney the opening he needed to win the event.
Norman brought out the Outlaw Cadet feature with Scott Lewis alongside. Norman
led the first lap with Lewis second but the yellow flew for Brian Campbell and
Lee Rider before the completion of lap two. Norman, Lewis and Feisler were one,
two three on the next lap. But lap four say Lewis spin into the infield but the
green stayed out giving Phil Knight the third spot. Two laps later Phil Knight
passed Feisler for second and caught and passed Norman who was trying to dodge
lap traffic. Zimmerly moved into the top three just before the five to go mark.
Andy Knight brought out the caution with one lap remaining and the field closed
with Phil Knight for the dash to the checkers. The green and white flew together
for the restart and Knight held on for his first win at Eriez this season.
Davis Jr. lead the first two laps of the Four Cylinder feature then the yellow
flew for Doug Kirik. Davis faded on the restart turning the lead over to Dan
Osborne with J.R. Cross second and Dan Wise third. Davis and Dan Duryee stopped
on the front stretch bringing out the yellow with five down. J.R. Cross brought
out the yellow with two to go and had to be towed from the speedway. Osborne won
his tenth of the season with Tom Bean second.
Ester started on the outside pole position in the Budweiser Super Sportsman
class and beat every one to turn one to lead. Ester had a flat tire while
leading bringing out the yellow and turning the top spot over to Brent Crandall
with John Volpe second and Don McGuire third. John Volpe led briefly during the
next lap then fell to a charging Pat McGuire. Crandall, John Boardman and Bob
Van Arsdale tangled on the front stretch with five laps complete. Boardman
required the wrecker, Crandall drove to the pits and Van Arsdale was able to
continue. Two laps later the yellow flew for Chad Carlson. Pat McGuire the
leader pulled into the pits during the caution placing Randy Parmenter into the
lead with Volpe second. Bobby Rohrer had problems on the restart for the next
yellow. Parmenter did a brake check on the next restart causing the field to
accordion on the restart with Mike Murray climbing up on to the rear bumper of
Don McGuire bringing out the caution. Parmenter remained the leader on the
restart with Volpe second. Richard Digirolamo brought out the yellow with a solo
spin coming out of turn four with five laps remaining. Several cars tried to
advance before the green ruining the first restart of lap eleven. Parmenter led
the final laps for the win with rookie John Volpe second.
Heat 1: Ken
Jackson, Mark Thompson, Fred McClanahan
Heat 2: Bill
Van Volkenburg, Wade Slaney, Rush Firestone
Feature: Wade Slaney, Ron Watson, Bill Van Volkenburg, Lester Shoff, Brian
Crandall, Rick Thompson, Jeremy English, Fred McClanahan, Matt Lozowski, Ken
Heat 1: Alex
Feisler, Phil Knight, Paul Norman
Heat 2: Louis
DeDionisio, Andy Knight, Mike Knight
Feature: Phil Knight, Paul Norman, Brian Zimmerly, Nathan Short, Louis
DeDionisio, Dennis Lunger, Ron Seeley, Mike Knight, Jamie Erhard, Bill Dunn
Heat 1: Brian
Duryee, Tom Bean, Dan Osborne
Feature: Dan Osborne, Tom Bean, Stan Davis, Larry Taylor, Dale Wise, J.R.
Cross, Brian Duryee, Doug Kirik, Ken Wanzer
Budweiser Super Sportsman:
Heat 1: Jim
Leonard, Eric Ester, John Volpe
Heat 2: Pat
McGuire, Bobby Rohrer, Chad Carlson
Feature: Randy Parmenter, John Volpe, Bob Van Arsdale, Bobby Rohrer, Don
McGuire, Mike Murray, Jake Eller, Richard Digirolamo, Chad Carlson, Jim Leonard
Heat 1: Dan
MacDonald, Quincy Turner, Dale Applebee
Heat 2: K.C.
Decker, Mike Boyd, Chris Sutton
Heat 3: Dave Hess Jr., Justin Carlson, Tim Rater
Feature: K.C. Decker, Dave Hess Jr., Quincy Turner, Dale Applebee, Mike Boyd,
Mike Hess, Justin Carlson, Scott Pangrazio, Troy Carr
Super Late Model:
Heat 1: Rich
Gardner, Dave Hess Jr., Jason Morell, Scott Gurdak, Andy Boozel
Heat 2: Bruce
Hordusky, Chris Hackett, Paul Briggs, Merle Terry, Wendell Pinckney
Feature: Bruce Hordusky, Chris Hackett, Rich Gardner, Paul Briggs, Dave Hess
Jr., Scott Gurdak, Merle Terry, Doug Eck, Andy Boozel, Wendell Pinckney, Bump
Hedman, Moose Dunnewold, Mike Coyle, Ward Schell, Jason Morell, Percy McDonald
Jr., Kevin Weise, Andy Kania
Heat 1: Shawn
Seekings, Tim Dulmus, Ed Proper
Heat 2: Chris
Withers, Glenn Slaney, Ryan Scott
Matczak, Chris Withers, Bob Belson, Glenn Slaney, Steve Soto, Casey Swabik,
Duane Hinkson, Rod Birt, Shawn Seekings, Jeff Kinnear