5th, 2004 - Dave Hess Jr. Wins NW Penn Auction Sales E-Mod Championship
Dan Armbruster Wins Super Late Model Feature
at Stateline Speedway
Busti, NY: NW Penn Auction Sales sponsored the
evening’s events at Stateline Speedway. Dave Hess won his heat then led every
lap on E-Mod Championship event and qualified for a try at the $500 bonus at
Eriez Speedway. Chris Couchenour notched his third win of the season after
taking the lead with two laps remaining in the Spectator feature. Veteran Mike
Moore won the Outlaw Cadet feature. Pete Volpe won his third of the season after
taking the lead just before the checkers. Twenty-six cars were on hand for the
Super Late Model division. Dan Armbruster had the field covered in the Super
Late Model event. Aron Dascomb won the Super Challenger feature.
Scott Pangrazio, Dave Hess Jr., K.C. Decker and Dale Applebee were the
top four for the E-Mod Championship event. Randy Hall, Justin Carlson, John
Lacki, Dan Nocero and Mike Hess were involved in an incident on lap two causing
the first caution. Dave Hess Jr. led lap two with Pangrazio second and Applebee
third. A lap five yellow flew for Wade Mohawk. Holly Nelson and Quincy Turner
brought out the third caution. Dale Applebee was in second at the end of ten
laps as Dave Hess continued to lead. Decker was fourth with Pangrazio fifth.
Mike Hess and Hall were sixth and seventh with five laps remaining. Butch
Lambert spun with three laps to go for the fourth caution. Dave Hess Jr. set
sail on the restart with Dale Applebee several car lengths behind then Decker
several behind Applebee. Mike Hess moved into the top five with three remaining.
Dave Hess completed the run by leading every lap and winning the $1,000 top
prize. Applebee was the runner up with Decker third.
Scott Johnson, Moose Dunnewold and Mike Wonderling brought out the yellow
on the initial lap of the Super Late Model feature. David Scott was on the pole
with Dan Armbruster second, Andy Boozel third and Chris Hackett fourth.
Armbruster took control at the start with Hackett second and Scott third. Mark
Ramsey and Scott Gurdak were fourth and fifth. Armbruster had caught the tail
end of the filed on lap nine and two laps later Bruce Hordusky spun to a stop in
turn two for the second caution. The yellow appeared immediately after the green
for debris on the speedway. Rich Gardner was shown in fifth with Gurdak sixth
for the restart. Gardner captured fourth on the restart with Doug Eck moving
into fifth. Armbruster moved into lap traffic once more on lap nineteen then
Chad Valone had troubles exiting turn two for the fourth yellow. Brady
Wonderling was having clutch problems during the yellow then during the restart
spun in turn two for the fifth yellow. Eck was blamed for spinning Wonderling
and was sent to the end of the field. Hackett retired during the yellow. Bump
Hedman spun on the restart collecting Paul Briggs, Chad Valone and Mike
Wonderling. Armbruster continued as the leader with Scott second followed by
Gardner, Ramsey, Gurdak and Rod Maloy. Armbruster ran away from the pack on the
restart and Gardner challenged Scott for third. Matt Lanphere collected Kevin
Weise on lap twenty-two for yellow number six.
David McClanahan brought the Spectators feature to Spanky Halls green
flag. John Swabik brought out the yellow with two compete as Skip Joslin led.
John Kelsey was second with McClanahan third. Kelsey was the first into turn one
on the restart as Joslin slipped to second. Rusty Briggs took third on lap four.
Debris on the speedway brought out the caution on lap six. Bill Van Volkenburg
was fourth with Lester Shoff in the fifth spot. Nate Lester and Rush Firestone
brought out the yellow on the restart. Briggs used the restart to take over the
top spot with Kelsey second and Shoff third. Shoff, Matt Lozowski and Brian
Crandall tangled with two to go. The leaders hooked on the restart allowing
Chris Couchenour to take the lead followed by Van Volkenburg and Briggs. Steve
Keith captured third on the restart. Couchenour cruised to the win with Van
Volkenburg second and Keith third. The final three were run without incident as
Armbruster won his first of the season with Scott second and Gardner third.
Bill Dunn stopped during the start of the Outlaw Cadet feature before a
lap was completed. The next attempted start was foiled when Jason Evans slowed
with a broken tie rod on the front stretch. The third attempt was nearly foiled
as Paul Norman was sitting sideways on the backstretch but the lap was counted
so the yellow flew at the end of the first lap. Dennis Lunger stopped in turn
one bringing out the yellow on lap eight as veteran Mike Moore led followed by
Jamie Erhard and Nathan Short. Phil and Andy Knight were fourth and fifth. Andy
Knight passed his father Phil on the restart lap for the fourth spot as Moore
ran away from the field. Moore won by several car lengths for his first of the
John Boardman led the first lap of the Budweiser Super Sportsman feature
with Mike Murray and Bob Van Arsdale following. Richard Digirola and Scott
Kuschel tangled on lap six for the first caution of the event. Don McGuire and
Pete Volpe passed Murray on the restart. Don McGuire took second one lap later
with Volpe and Pat McGuire following. Boardman narrowly led Volpe and Don
McGuire with two to go. Volpe used the high line out of four to lead the only
lap that counts for his third victory of the season. Boardman had to settle for
second with Don McGuire third.
Ryan Scott brought out the caution on lap two of the Super Challenger
feature as Aron Dascomb led. Dascomb remained the leader through out the event
with Casey Swabik second and Sam Courson third.
Super Late Model
3S David Scott,
33 Chris Hackett, Erie
88 Ted Kosinski
22 Bump Hedman
28B Dick Barton, Ashville NY
2J Scott Johnson,
90 Wally Fox,
11x Brady Wonderling,
17 Wendell Pinckney,
47 Matt Lanphere,