By Glenn Slocum
Busti, NY: A cool clear evening greeted racers and fans on the first night of the Fun Fest sponsored by Chip and Dave Turner Enterprises, Sunoco Race Fuels and Busch Beer. The racers drew for position in the qualifying events and their finish position will determine their starting positions in Sundays Finale. Luke Rutsky won the Super Challenger King of the Hill and Chris Couchenour won the Spectator King of the Hill. Todd Andrews won the first Super Late Model qualifier so will start on the pole on Sunday with Rich Gardner starting second and Robbie Blair starting third.
Heat one for the Super Late Models saw Todd Andrews and Dave Hess Jr. in the front row. Andrews ran away for the win with Randy Lobb taking second and Dave Hess Jr. third.
Moose Dunnewold started on the pole for the second heat with Jason Morell leading the first five laps losing the lead to Rich Gardner on lap six. Morrell nearly spun losing several spots on lap six. Dunnewold finished second with Bruce Hordusky third.
Robbie Blair and Dan Armbruster were on the front row for the third and final heat. Blair took the led on the first lap and never looked back with Armbruster nearly spinning on lap six falling back to fifth at the end. Chris Hackett was second followed by Dave Lyon and Dave Scott.
The action started early with Lester Shoff and Bill Baker Jr. tangling in the first Spectator heat putting Shoff hard into the back stretch wall. Rodney Thoms won the event for the pole starting spot in tomorrows Spectator feature. John Kelsey narrowly defeated Chris Couchenour in the second heat.
Jim Frank, Kevin Golden and Brett Van Guilder won the Super Challenger heats and Dan Osborne won the Four Cylinder heat.
Chad Carlson and Pete Volpe were the Budweiser Super Sportsman winners. Mike Moore and Nathan Short were the Outlaw Cadet winners.
The E-Mod winners were Dale Applebee, Mike Hess and K.C. Decker.
Budweiser Super Sportsman:
Super Late Model:
Heat 1: Todd Andrews, Randy Lobb, Dave Hess Jr., Bill Cunningham, Dick Barton
Heat 2: Rich Gardner, Moose Dunnewold, Bruce Hordusky, Mickey Wright, Jason Morell
Heat 3: Robbie Blair, Chris Hackett, Dave Lyon, Dave Scott, Dan Armbruster
Super Challenger King of Hill:
Round 1: Luke Rutsky, Jay Seekings
Round 2: Dereck Frank, John Angeletti
Round 3: Kevin Golden, Brett Van Guilder
Round 4: James Paul, Chris Withers7164993692
Round 5: Sam Courson, Mike Genco
Round 6: Dan Nocero Jr., Randy Carlson
Round 7: Robert Nocero, Don Kennedy
Round 8: Brian Swift, Mike Gibbons
Round 9: Jim Frank, Dominic DePancean
Round 10: Rob Yahner, Bill Lindenberger
Round 11: Gary Fisher, 112 - N/A
Round 12: Ben Burgess Jr., Shawn Seekings
Round 13: Rod Birt, Ryan Scott
Round 14: Aron Dascomb, Paul Nelson
Round 15: Kyle Scott, Chris Bowman
Round 16: Bob Belson, Tim Loomis
Round 17: Luke Rutsky, Dereck Frank
Round 18: Levin Golden, Jim Paul
Round 19: Dan Nocero Jr., Sam Courson
Round 20: Robert Nocero, Brian Swift
Round 21: Jim Frank, Rob Yahner
Round 22: Ben Burgess Jr., Gary Fisher
Round 23: Aron Dascomb, Rod Birt
Round 24: Kyle Scott, Bob Belson
Round 25: Luke Rutsky, Kevin Golden
Round 26: Robert Nocero, Dan Nocero Jr.
Round 27: Jim Frank, Ben Burgess Jr.
Round 28: Kyle Scott , Aron Dascomb
Round 29: Luke Rutsky, Robert Nocero
Spectator King of the Hill:
Round 1: Bill Baker Jr., Skip Joslin
Round 2: Matt Lozowski, Rodney Thoms
Round 3: Nate Lester, Wade Watson
Round 4: Dave McClanahan, Jeff Harvey
Round 5: John Kelsey, Jeff Fellows
Round 6: Tom Norland, Don Standley
Round 7: Chris Couchenour, Charlie Silleman
Round 8: Dan Surrena, Walter Johnson
Round 9: Bill Baker Jr., Brian Bush
Round 10: Matt Lozowski, Nate Lester
Round 11: John Kelsey, Dave McClanahan
Round 12: Chris Couchenour, Tom Norland
Round 13: Bill Baker Jr., Dan Surrena
Round 14: John Kelsey, Matt Lozowski
Round 15: Chris Couchenour, Bill Baker Jr.