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Louis DeDionisio Wins Outlaw Cadet Championship Race and Dan Armbruster Wins Tobber Racing Super Late Model Feature at Stateline Speedway
By Glenn Slocum

Busti, NY: Tobber Racing sponsored the evening’s events at Stateline Speedway which along with racing in all six divisions included the Tim Chitwood Thrill Show and an Outlaw Cadet Championship race. Louis DeDionisio won the Championship race from his twelfth starting spot taking the lead from Jamie Erhard with five laps remaining. Dan Armbruster lost the lead to David Scott late in the Super Late Model event then fought back to win by a car length at the finish. Nate Lester led from lap two of the Spectator feature to win his second of the season. Don McGuire moved from third to first in the last corner to win the Budweiser Super Sportsman event. It was yellow flag fever in the E-Mod feature as Dale Applebee won his fifth after surviving nine cautions. Ryan Scott and Chuck Dickinson won the Super Challenger features.

P8215599.jpg (65105 bytes)Twenty-seven Super Late Models reported to the speedway for their feature event with Dan Armbruster and Paul Briggs on the front row. Scott Johnson and Moose Dunnewold were in the second row followed by Scott Gurdak and Dick Barton. Chad Valone spun in turn two on the initial lap collecting Kevin Weise and Steve Halpainy. All the cards involved in the incident were able to continue. It was Armbruster, Briggs and Johnson at the end of the first lap then Briggs lost several spots and Johnson moved into second followed by Barton and David Scott in Rod Maloy’s car. Gurdak was fifth. Johnson moved up under Armbruster on lap seven but could not make the pass and Scott began pressing Barton. Scott won the battle for third with nine complete. Armbruster caught the rear of the field on lap twelve with Johnson three car lengths behind. Dunnewold stopped near the pit entrance for the second yellow of the event with thirteen laps complete. Armbruster led followed by Johnson, Scott, Barton, Gurdak, Rich Gardner and Dave Hess Jr. Johnson beat Armbruster into turn one then Armbruster fought back as the yellow flew for Don Jackson, Ward Schell and Kevin Weise. Armbruster held onto the led on the restart and Scott passed Johnson for the runner up spot. Doug Eck slowed on the speedway bringing out the caution with fifteen complete. The leaders were Armbruster, Scott, Johnson, Barton, Gardner and Dave Lyon in the George LaBarbera car. Wally Fox and Brady Wonderling brought out the caution on the next lap after the restart. Scott moved Armbruster up the speedway on lap nineteen to get the bottom groove but the yellow flew once more for Fox in turn two and Armbruster was placed back in front. Lyon had gained a spot over Gardner and sat in fifth spot for the restart. Scott had a nose on Armbruster at the end of lap twenty and the yellow appeared for Dunnewold in turn four. Scott was now the leader followed by Armbruster, Johnson, Barton, Lyon and Gardner. Armbruster led Scott by a foot as the two to go was given then a half a car length under the white flag then a full car length as the checkers fell.

P8215561.jpg (66804 bytes)Scott Lewis and Troy Dorman were on the front row for Outlaw Cadet Championship race with Eugene Bevil and Wayne Mohawk were in row two. Lewis led the first lap but Bevil spun in turn four for the first yellow. Lewis and Dorman remained on the front row for the lap two restart with Mohawk third and Mark Hall fourth. Paul Norman was pushed into the pits during the yellow. It was Lewis, Mohawk, Jamie Erhard and Louis DeDionisio after the restart. The yellow flew with six laps complete for Andy Knight. The restart failed with Andy Knight stopped in turn four. Erhard gained the second spot on the restart with DeDionisio third and Mohawk slipping back to fourth. Erhard caught Lewis one lap later and passed for the lead dragging DeDionisio along as Lewis slipped to third. Alex Feisler spun with twelve complete. Erhard remained the leader with DeDionisio second Lewis third and Mike Moore in fourth. One more lap was completed when the yellow flew for Andy Loomis in turn four. Phil Knight passed Lewis for fourth after the restart. Erhard slowed in turn four and Andy Loomis made hard contact with the backstretch wall bringing out the caution with fifteen laps complete. DeDionisio was the new leader as Erhard retired followed by Moore and Phil Knight. Neither Moore nor Knight could move up to challenge DeDionisio who went on to win the event for his first win of the season.

P8215581.jpg (82527 bytes)Chris Kuschel led the first lap of the Budweiser Super Sportsman feature with Will Wanstreet second and Don Nocero third. Wanstreet faded on lap four as Nocero and Don McGuire moved into second and third. The leaders ran nose to tail until the two to go signal when Don McGuire moved by Nocero for the second spot and after making contact with Nocero in turn four the yellow appeared. Nocero was placed back into second on the restart and Bryan Ester climbed the front stretch wall bringing out the yellow right after the green. Nocero retired during the yellow so the top three for the restart were Wanstreet, Don McGuire and Pete Volpe. Volpe gained the second spot on the restart putting Don McGuire back into third as the white flag came out. Volpe gained the top spot in turn three then nearly spun coming down for the checkers giving Don McGuire the win.

P8215557.jpg (81345 bytes)Skip Joslin and Justin Tatlow were on the front row of the Spectator feature. Joslin led lap one but Tatlow slipped back a couple of spots then suddenly veered into the turn four fence to bring out the caution as lap one ended. Joslin was the leader with Nate Lester second, Chris Couchenour third and John Swabik fourth. Lester was the new leader on lap two and the yellow reappeared for Jeff Burger on the backstretch. Swabik was second with Joslin third and Couchenour fourth. John Kelsey moved by Joslin for fourth on lap four then make contact with Couchenour and lost several spots. Brian Wagner and Joslin brought out the caution after an incident in turn four. Lester was still the leader with Swabik second and Kelsey third. Rick Thompson used the restart to gain the third spot placing Kelsey in fourth. Lester continued to lead and the yellow appeared with six laps completed for Pat Landy who had stopped on the front straight. Kelsey regained the third spot from Thompson on the restart as the top four began to separate themselves from the rest of the field. With ten laps completed the yellow appeared for David McClanahan who had lost a rear wheel. The restart was waved off by Spanky Hall but the next attempt was successful and Thompson gained two spots as the white flew for Lester. Lester held on for the win with Thompson second.

P8215609.jpg (81679 bytes)Chad Ruhlman used his pole starting spot to gain the lead on the first lap of the E-Mod feature. The yellow appeared for Shane Applebee and Joe Buccola as the first lap ended. Ruhlman remained the leader after the restart with Chris Sutton second and Dale Applebee third. Tom Hagberg and Buzz Phearsdorf tangled on lap three for the second yellow. Mike Munsee got sideways on the restart collecting Greg Johnson, Troy Carr, K.C. Decker and Hagberg. Ruhlman struggled on the restart but the yellow appeared for Buccola before the lap was complete. Ruhlman had a flat left rear and left the speedway placing Sutton in first followed by Applebee and Tommy Fox. Dave Hess Jr. was fourth and Dan Nocero fifth. Bill Thomas also went to the pits with a flat during the caution. The restart was foiled when Jim Irwin spun on the back stretch. Dave Hess Jr. spun on the next restart collecting several cars including Tommy Fox who had been running third. Applebee beat Sutton to turn one to gain the top spot then the yellow appeared for Phearsdorf. Matt Swanson spun while running second with six laps complete for the seventh caution. Tommy Fox tagged Dave Hess on lap nine putting Hess hard into the fence on the front straight and Hess left the speedway on the hook. The leaders on the restart were Applebee, Nocero and Mohawk. Two laps later the ninth caution flew for Swanson who had spun in turn four. Two laps remained after the restart and Applebee ran unchallenged to win his fifth of the year.

Spectators:

Heat 1:P8215357.jpg (99452 bytes)Justin Tatlow, Skip Joslin, David McClanahan

Heat 2: P8215375.jpg (99872 bytes) John Kelsey, Lester Shoff, Nate Lester

Feature: Nate Lester, Rick Thompson, Lester Shoff, John Kelsey, Matt Lozowski, Bill Baker Jr., Bob Kinne, John Swabik, Rush Firestone, Brian Crandall

Outlaw Cadets:

Heat 1: P8215402.jpg (107235 bytes) Paul Norman, John Cline, Bill Dunn

Heat 2: P8215421.jpg (104160 bytes) Mike Moore, Jamie Erhard, Mark Hall

Feature: Louis DeDionisio, Mike Moore, Phil Knight, Nathan Short, Ron Seeley, Wayne Mohawk, Joe Weber, John Cline, Alex Fiesler, Bill Dunn

Budweiser Super Sportsman:

Heat 1: P8215436.jpg (101464 bytes) Will Wanstreet, Bryan Ester, Scott Kuschel
Heat 2: P8215455.jpg (101983 bytes) Chad Carlson, Don McGuire, Pat McGuire

Feature: Don McGuire, Pete Volpe, Chad Carlson, Pat McGuire, Chris Kuschel, Bob Hazzard, John Boardman, Aaron Robinson, Scott Kuschel, Bobby Rohrer

E-Mod:

Heat 1: P8215470.jpg (92129 bytes) Chad Ruhlman, Dale Applebee, Dave Hess Jr.

Heat 2: P8215486.jpg (93415 bytes) Chris Sutton, Mike Munsee, Troy Carr

Heat 3: P8215495.jpg (90784 bytes) Tommy Fox, Al Crocker, Dave Surrena

Feature: Dale Applebee, Dan Nocero, Wade Mohawk, Greg Johnson, Justin Carlson, Kevin Decker, Tommy Fox, Tim Rater, Bill Thomas, Al Crocker

Super Late Model:

Heat 1: P8215506.jpg (93891 bytes) Dan Armbruster, Moose Dunnewold, Randy Lobb, Rich Gardner, Ward Schell

Heat 2: P8215530.jpg (96191 bytes) Paul Briggs, Scott Gurdak, Dave Hess Jr., Doug Eck, Wendell Pinckney

Heat 3: P8215541.jpg (90399 bytes) Scott Johnson, Dick Barton, David Scott, John Lobb, Chad Valone

Feature: Dan Armbruster, David Scott, Scott Johnson, Dave Lyon, Dick Barton, John Lobb, Rich Gardner, Dave Hess Jr., Chad Valone, Merle Terry, Randy Lobb, Chris Hackett, Bump Hedman, Wendell Pinckney, Jason Morell, Ward Schell, Mike Coyle, Moose Dunnewold, Wally Fox, Kevin Weise, Scott Gurdak, Brady Wonderling, Doug Eck, Pat McGuire, Steve Halpainy, Don Jackson, Paul Briggs

Super Challenger:

Heat 1: P8215546.jpg (83498 bytes) Dana Haner, Bob Swanson, Randy Carlson

Heat 2: P8215549.jpg (84956 bytes) Rob Yahner, Chuck Dickinson, John Angeletti

Heat 3: P8215553.jpg (81457 bytes) Ryan Scott, Bret Van Guilder, Glenn Slaney

Feature 1: P8225613.jpg (82803 bytes) Ryan Scott, Casey Swabik, Glenn Slaney, Aron Dascomb, Henry Seekings, Jeff Strickland, Brett Van Guilder, Shawn Seekings, Bob Belson, Mike Genco

Feature 2: P8225616.jpg (75668 bytes) Chuck Dickinson, Mike Beatman, Sam Courson, Robert Hollowell, Bob Swanson, John Angeletti, Dan Nocero Jr., Scott Kinney, Jason Black, Steve McGahen

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