P7102327.jpg (380604 bytes)July 10th, 2004 -
Scott Johnson Wins Roberts Trucking Super Late Model Championship Race at Stateline Speedway
By Glenn Slocum

Busti, NY: The Roberts Trucking sponsored Super Late Model Championship Race at Stateline Speedway was held on a perfect summer evening for racing. Thirty-two Super Late Models were on hand for the forty lap $5000 to win event. Scott Johnson took the lead on lap nine of the Championship race and remained the leader for the rest of the race. Robbie Blair moved from ninth to second and rookie Paul Briggs started tenth and finished third. IMG_0729.jpg (275152 bytes) The "I Challenge You" event winner was Attorney Rob Green with Warren County Sheriff Larry Kopko second, Attorney Todd Woodin third and the Warren County District Attorney Rick Hernon fourth. Chris Couchenour won the caution strewn Spectator feature, which saw only one third of the thirty cars that started finish. The cautions continued into the Outlaw Cadet feature where Phil Knight survived many restarts to win his first of the season. Pat McGuire won his third Budweiser Super Sportsman feature. Dale Applebee won his third feature of the season. Jay Seekings and Ryan Scott were the Super Challenger winners.

Ted Kosinski and John Lobb were on the front row for the Roberts Trucking Super Late Model Championship event. Lobb took the early lead with Scott Johnson second and Kosinski third. Andy Boozel grabbed third from Kosinski on lap three. David Scott tangled briefly with Kosinski but everyone corrected moving Scott into the fourth spot on lap six. Scott passed Boozel one lap later as Johnson and Lobb battled for the lead. Johnson made the pass on lap nine to take the lead from Lobb. Johnson was into lap traffic on lap ten. Neither Lobb nor Scott could make up any ground on Johnson as all three battled lap traffic over the course of the next few laps. Dan Armbruster was sitting partially on top of Dick Barton’s car bringing out the yellow with eighteen of the forty laps completed. Armbruster joined the field and Barton made a brief visit to the pits but returned for the restart. Johnson took control on the restart and Robbie Blair made his presence known moving into the four then Lobb slipped high losing two spots giving Blair second as Scott stayed third with Paul Briggs fourth. Blair moved up to challenge Johnson just as Lobb struck the wall between turns one and two bringing out the caution. The top five for the lap twenty-four restart were Johnson, Blair, Briggs, Scott and Dave Hess Jr.. Barton pulled into the pits during the yellow leaving twenty-three of the original twenty-five cars. Johnson remained the leader after the restart with Blair, Briggs and Scott trailing. Chris Hackett was fifth placing Hess in the sixth spot. With ten laps remaining Johnson led Blair by two car lengths. Chad Valone spun in between turns three and four with eight laps remaining allowing the field to close with Johnson. The top five remained the same as the five to go signal was given by Spanky Hall. Johnson had built a three car length lead when the checkers flew. Blair was second with rookie Paul Briggs third and Hackett nipping Scott at the line for fourth.

P7102263.jpg (405608 bytes)Ken Jackson and Brian Wagner were on the front row for Spectator feature event. Jackson led the first lap but as the field crossed the start finish line Matt Lozowski, Bill Van Volkenburg and Dave Tackett tangled on the front stretch for the first yellow. Van Volkenburg stopped trying to get into the pits one lap later for the second yellow. Jackson was still the leader with John Swabik second and Wade Watson third. Swabik stole the lead form Jackson on the restart and fourth place running Dave McClanahan spun in three for the third caution. Chris Couchenour was third with Lester Shoff fourth and John Kelsey fifth. Rick Thompson moved into the top five on the restart then grabbed fourth one lap latter as Couchenour moved up to challenge Swabik for the lead. Couchenour led lap six with Swabik second and Kelsey third. Traffic slowed the top three allowing Thompson to move into third. Thompson tangled with a lap car suffering a flat as the red flag flew for Mike Coast who had slowed in turn two with an engine fire. Couchenour, Kelsey, Swabik, Shoff and Tackett were the leaders for the restart. Three of the top five, Kelsey, Shoff and Tackett, had trouble in turn four on the white flag lap. Couchenour and Swabik were first and second with Rush Firestone third, McClanahan fourth and Skip Joslin fifth. Couchenour prevailed for his fourth win of the season with Swabik second and Firestone third.

P7102275.jpg (360002 bytes)Cliff Lanphere, Alex Fiesler, Dana Wellington and Scott Lewis were the first four in the Outlaw Cadet feature. Scott Lewis was pinched up into the wall on the back stretch bringing out the yellow before the first lap was complete. Fiesler briefly led during the restart then slowed bringing out the yellow as the first lap was completed. Phil Knight was first with Lanphere second and John Cline third. Andy Knight slowed on the restart and the yellow quickly followed the green. Cline turned in front of the pack on the restart but all the cars evaded then one lap later Cline spun again in turn one bringing out the yellow. Phil Knight was the leader with Bill Dunn second and Ron Seeley third. Paul Norman and Nathan Short used the nest couple of laps to move into second and third and Dunn fell to fourth and Seeley to seventh. Dana Wellington suffered a flat on lap five slowing the race once more. Lanphere spun and the yellow appeared on lap six. The top five were all in row at the half way point as Phil Knight led by three car lengths. The green stayed out until lap ten when Dennis Lunger spun in turn four. Louis DeDionisio passed Mike Knight for the fourth spot on lap twelve. The last two laps were run without incident giving Phi Knight his first win of the season. Norman remained in the second spot with Short third.

P7102295.jpg (370038 bytes)The yellow appeared right after the green on the initial start of Budweiser Super Sportsman event as Bob Van Arsdale made hard contact with Chad Carlson which broke Van Arsdale’s steering. Bryan Ester led the first lap then lost the handle coming out of four on lap two. Mike Murray was the new leader for the restart. Murray and John Boardman tangled on the backstretch after the restart collecting Bobby Rohrer, Jim Leonard and Tim Nocero. Mike Corrigan and Pete Volpe were the leaders for the restart. Volpe jumped into the lead with Dan Nocero second and Pat McGuire third. Chad Carlson and Don McGuire completed the top five. After several attempts Pat McGuire finally go by Nocero for the second spot on lap nine. Double spins by Corrigan and Scott Kuschel brought out the caution with eleven laps completed. Spanky Hall waived off the restart then Volpe’s car stalled during the yellow and Pat McGuire, who then became the new leader, pushed him into the pits. McGuire hung on for his third win of the season.

P7102303.jpg (368085 bytes)John Lacki and Dale Applebee raced side by side for the lead on lap one of the E-Mod feature with Lacki leading by fender at the end of lap one. Bill Thomas hit the wall in turn one on lap two collecting Tom Hagberg and Quincy Turner, bringing out the yellow. Jim Irwin and Brian Fardink spun on the restart for the second yellow. Applebee took the top spot on the next restart with Lacki second followed by Dan Nocero, Chris Sutton and Dave Hess Jr.. Nocero made contact with the front stretch wall falling back to fifth with four laps to go. Sutton turned Lacki around in turn two with one lap to go setting up a one lap dash for the win between Applebee, Dave Hess Jr., Nocero and Mike Hess. Applebee was up to the task holding off Hess for the win. It was Applebee’s third win of the season.

P7112332.jpg (370167 bytes)Jay Seekings led every lap of the first Super Challenger feature to win his second of the season. Ryan Scott started fourteenth but finished first in the second Super Challenger feature for his third win.



Spectators:

Heat 1: P7102079.jpg (429329 bytes) Matt Lozowski, Chris Couchenour, Bill Reeves

Heat 2: P7102089.jpg (448727 bytes) Ken Jackson, James Britt, Mark Luce

Feature: Chris Couchenour, John Swabik, Rush Firestone, Dave McClanahan, Skip Joslin, Lester Shoff, Dave Tackett, Charlie Silleman, Brian Crandall, John Kelsey

Outlaw Cadets:

Heat 1: P7102098.jpg (450192 bytes) Louis DeDionisio, Mike Moore, Nathan Short

Heat 2: P7102108.jpg (479827 bytes) Phil Knight, Cliff Lanphere, Mark Hall

Feature: Phil Knight, Paul Norman, Nathan Short, Louis DeDionisio, Mike Knight, Jamie Erhard, Ron Seeley, Bill Dunn, Dennis Lunger, Tom Hagberg

 

Budweiser Super Sportsman:

Heat 1: P7102119.jpg (447093 bytes) Jim Leonard, Bob Van Arsdale, John Boardman
Heat 2: P7102126.jpg (421213 bytes) Dan Nocero, Don McGuire, Bobby Rohrer

Feature: Pat McGuire, Dan Nocero, Chad Carlson, Don McGuire, Chris Kuschel, Scott Kuschel, Bryan Ester, Mike Corrigan, Jake Eller, Richard Digirolamo

E-Mod:

Heat 1: P7102139.jpg (471840 bytes) Dale Applebee, Dan Nocero, Tommy Fox

Heat 2: P7102160.jpg (434568 bytes) John Lacki, Justin Carlson, Bill Thomas

Feature: Dale Applebee, Dave Hess Jr., Dan Nocero Jr., Mike Hess, Justin Carlson, Ed Simmer, Tom Hagberg, Tim Rater, Kevin Decker, Brian Fardink

Super Late Model:

Heat 1: P7102175.jpg (426888 bytes) Ted Kosinski, Andy Boozel, Rob Blair, Dan Armbruster, Steve Halpainy

Heat 2: P7102188.jpg (414053 bytes) John Lobb, Ward Schell, Paul Briggs, Rod Maloy, Bump Hedman

Heat 3: P7102204.jpg (421355 bytes) Scott Johnson, Dave Hess Jr., Dick Barton, Wally Fox, Rod Phillips

Heat 4: P7102222.jpg (435464 bytes) Doug Eck, Dave Scott, Chris Hackett, Mark Ramsey, Rich Gardner

Consolation: P7102287.jpg (390351 bytes) Bruce Hordusky, Chad Valone, Scott Gurdak, Jason Morel, Wendell Pinckney

Feature: Scott Johnson, Rob Blair, Paul Briggs, Chris Hackett, David Scott, Dave Hess Jr., Rod Philips, Wally Fox, Rod Maloy, Rich Gardner, Andy Boozel, Scott Gurdak, Dan Armbruster, Ward Schell, Doug Eck, Mark Ramsey, Bump Hedman, Steve Halpainy, Bruce Hordusky, Jason Morell, Wendell Pinckney, Mike Coyle, Chad Valone, Dick Barton, John Lobb

Super Challenger:

Heat 1: P7102241.jpg (407036 bytes) Ryan Scott, James Paul, Bob Belson

Heat 2: P7102246.jpg (431629 bytes) Jason Ellis, Mike Genco, Cedric Denson

Heat 3: P7102250.jpg (387943 bytes) Casey Swabik, Luke Rutsky, Gary Fisher

Feature 1: Jay Seekings, Jermin Strickland, Cedric Denson, Rick Sperry, Shayne Erhard, Kirk Foust, Mike Gibbons, Bryon Johnson, Kenneth Kaltenboch, Brandon Stover

Feature 2: Ryan Scott, Dereck Frank, Glenn Slaney, AJ Moore, Sam Courson, Chuck Dickinson, Aron Dascomb, Bob Belson, Dominic DePancean, Mike Genco

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