IMG_4801.jpg (269611 bytes)IMG_4733.jpg (273250 bytes)John Boardman Wins Glenwood Beers Super Sportsman Championship Race
Bruce Hordusky Super Late Model Winner
at Eriez Speedway
By Glenn Slocum

Erie, Pa: Glenwood Beers sponsored the Super Sportsman Championship Race at Eriez Speedway. John Boardman assumed the lead on lap twelve of the Super Sportsman Championship race when leader Joe Buccola Sr. pulled into the pits. Boardman held off Bobby Rohrer win the event for his second of the season. Veteran Bruce Hordusky passed Wendell Pinckney with four laps remaining to win the Super Late Model feature. Lester Shoff won his fourth Spectator feature. John Cline held off Pat McGuire to win his first of the season in the Outlaw Cadet division. Dave Hess Jr. nipped Dustin Eckman at the start finish line to win his fourth E-Mod feature. Kayla Riefstahl won her first Lady Challenger feature and Leonard Enos won his first in the Super Challenger division.

Jake Eller and Chris Kuschel were on the front row for the Glenwood Beer Super Sportsman Championship race. Eller held on to the top spot on the start leading the first lap with Chris Kuschel in second. Hank Francis brought out the first yellow of the event with three laps complete. Bob Van Arsdale and Joe Buccola Sr. were third and fourth for the restart. Buccola stole second from Chris Kuschel on the restart then several cars tangled coming out of turn four on the restart lap including Bob Hazzard, Tim Nocero, Doug Birath and Scott Kuschel. Buccola beat Eller to turn one and became the new leader on lap five. Francis and Hazzard spun for the third yellow with seven laps complete. Boardman used the high line to pass Eller for second on the restart then Eller lost another spot to Bobby Rohrer. Eric Ester stopped on the exit of turn two for the fourth yellow. Eller make contact with the front stretch wall one lap after the restart then slowed to stop in turn one. Eller drove to the pits during the yellow. Buccola was able to move away from the field on the restart as Boardman, Rohrer and Don McGuire gave chase. Buccola ducked into the pits on lap twelve turning the lead over to Boardman as the yellow flew for Hazzard. Boardman remained in the lead but could not shake Rohrer, Pat McGuire and Don McGuire. Boardman held on to win his second of the season.

John Lobb and Wendell Pinckney led twenty-two Super Late Models to Mark Matthews green flag to start their feature event. The first start was rejected by Matthews who accepted the second. The yellow followed the green as Steve Halpainy stopped in turn four and Jason Dupont stopped in turn two. Lobb led lap one with Pinckney second followed by Mike Knight and Bruce Hordusky. Doug Eck brought out the third yellow on lap three with a spin in turn two. Pinckney muscled his way to the front on the restart as Lobb fell to fourth behind Hordusky and Kania. Last weeks feature winner Merle Terry brought out the fourth yellow with six laps complete. Knight stopped with a flat for caution five with nine laps in the books. Several cars had problems on the restart including Moose Dunnewold, Dave Lyon and Dupont. Early leader Lobb left during the yellow with a flat right rear. Rich Gardner slowed the drove into the pits with eleven complete. The top five at the halfway mark were Pinckney, Hordusky, Kania, Hackett and Dave Hess. With five to go Hordusky could catch Pinckney but not make the pass as they both remained in the low groove. Hordusky moved to the outside of Pinckney on lap twenty-one making the pass as Pinckney nearly spun loosing five spots. Hordusky ran the final four laps holding off Kania to win his third of the season.

IMG_4718.jpg (286914 bytes)Mike Harmon led the first lap of the Spectator feature with Walt Johnson the pole sitter second and Chris Couchenour third. Couchenour passed Johnson on lap three for the second spot then the yellow flew for Wade Slaney who had stopped in turn two. Head started Mark Matthews waived off the restart then accepted the next. Lester Shoff and Couchenour passed Harmon on the restart lap then ran lap five side by side until Shoff took control on lap six. Wade Watson took over third as Harmon pulled into the pits with a left rear flat. Watson last the handle on lap eight collecting Jason Genco for the third yellow. Johnson and Jeremy English also spun during the incident. The top five for the lap nine restart were Shoff, Couchenour, Watson, Josh Lucas and Nate Lester. Tim Thompson stopped at the pit gate bringing out the yellow with eleven laps complete allowing the field to close with Shoff who had built a ten car length lead. The yellow quickly followed the green on the restart as Brian Bush and Carl Marcy tangled on the back stretch. Shoff remained in front after the restart and Wade Slaney moved into the top four. Shoff took the checkers for the fourth time. Lester was second followed by Lucas and Slaney.

IMG_4743.jpg (267564 bytes)Ron Seeley and Dewey Kinnear were involved in a first lap incident at the start of the Outlaw Cadet feature. John Cline and Chris Bowman were in the front row for the restart. Cline led lap one with Bowman second and Pat McGuire third. McGuire grabbed second after Chrisman slid up the speedway on lap three. McGuire and Cline had a fifteen car length lead over Chrisman at the half way point with Andy Knight ten car lengths behind Chrisman for fourth. Cline could not shake McGuire as the lap wound down but McGuire though moving up along side several times could not make the pass. Cline won for his first of the seasons.

IMG_4772.jpg (278008 bytes)Twenty-three E-Mods reported to the speedway for their feature event. Justin Carlson and Dustin Eckman were on the front row. The beginning of lap two ended quickly as Don Standley and Alex Feisler spun on the front stretch collecting Eugene Stetson. All the drivers were okay but all three cars had to be towed from the speedway. Carlson won the dash to turn one on the restart but the green only stayed our for one lap and Chris Sutton spun to a stop in turn one. The top five after the restart were Carlson, Eckman, Mike Hess, Brian Fardink and Dave Hess Jr. J.R. Cross slowed bringing out the third yellow with four laps complete. Feislerís problems continued on the restart as he spun in turn one for yellow number five. Dave Hess grabbed fourth on the restart then Carlson slowed to a stop turning the lead over to Eckman with Mike Hess second and Dave Hess third. Eckman led Mike and Dave Hess after the restart with Fardink fourth. Chuck Steinle spun with nine laps complete for the sixth caution. Dennis Lunger suffered a right rear flat on the restart for caution seven. Mike Hess tapped Eckman on the restart but backed off letting Eckman recover but gave Dave Hess the inside line to grab the second spot. Dave Hess tapped Eckman on the backstretch then moved alongside going into turn three barely beating Eckman to the finish line for his fourth win of the season.

IMG_4814.jpg (274540 bytes)Kayla Riefstahl grabbed the early lead after a three wide start in the Lady Challenger feature. Karri Moore grabbed second just before the white but was unable to catch Riefstahl. Katelyn Pinckney finished third.

IMG_4817.jpg (242033 bytes)John Mease made hard contact with the turn two fence on the first lap of the Super Challenger feature bringing out the yellow before the first lap was complete. Leonard Enos was the leader after the first circuit with Dominic DePonceau second. Bob Belson moved into the third spot on lap three. Beslon caught DePonceau on lap six for the second spot and began to run down Enos. Enos had ten car length lead with two to go and Belson was able to close within three car lengths at the finish but did not have enough laps to beat Enos.

Spectators:

Heat 1: IMG_4367.jpg (222042 bytes)Jeremy English, Mike Harmon, Rob Bates

Heat 2: IMG_4389.jpg (300511 bytes)Rodney Thoms, Brian Bush, Joe McMurdy

Heat 3: IMG_4409.jpg (286451 bytes)Wade Slaney, Jason Heslop,, Tom Norland Jr.

Feature: Lester Shoff, Nate Lester, Chris Couchenour, Wade Slaney, Josh Lucas, Rodney Thoms, Rob Bates, Tom Norland, Jason Heslop, Jeremy English

Budweiser Super Sportsman:

Heat 1: IMG_4433.jpg (287951 bytes)John Boardman, Bob Van Arsdale, Brent Crandall
Heat 2: IMG_4474.jpg (244956 bytes)Don McGuire, Bobby Rohrer, Aaron Robinson

Feature: John Boardman, Bobby Rohrer, Pat McGuire, Don McGuire, John Volpe, Chris Kuschel, Brent Crandall, Bob Van Arsdale, Tim Nocero, Chris McGuire

Outlaw Cadets:

Heat 1: IMG_4498.jpg (309763 bytes)Pat McGuire, Bob Vogt Jr. Dewey Kinnear

Heat 2: IMG_4525.jpg (312232 bytes)Louis DeDionisio, Paul Norman Jr., Nathan Short

Feature: John Cline, Pat McGuire, Chris Bowman, Andy Knight, Brian Zimmerly, Joe Weber, Louis DeDionisio, Paul Norman Jr., Bob Vogt Jr., Nathan Short

E-Mod:

Heat 1: IMG_4555.jpg (312440 bytes)Justin Carlson, Mike Moon, Don Standley

Heat 2: IMG_4568.jpg (309387 bytes)Dustin Eckman, Mike Hess, Greg Johnson

Heat 3: IMG_4589.jpg (313828 bytes)Brian Fardink, Alex Feisler, Dave Hess Jr.

Feature: Dave Hess Jr., Dustin Eckman, Mike Hess, Brian Fardink, Bill Taylor, Mike Boyd, Troy Carr, Alex Feisler, Keith Bidwell, Dave Will

Super Late Model:

Heat 1: IMG_4604.jpg (301041 bytes)John Lobb, Mike Knight, Bump Hedman, Rich Gardner, Dave Hess Jr.

Heat 2: IMG_4623.jpg (294586 bytes)Wendell Pinckney, John Lacki, Chris Hackett, Merle Terry, Scott Gurdak

Heat 3: IMG_4640.jpg (308893 bytes)Bruce Hordusky, Andy Kania, Doug Eck, Steve Halpainy, Ward Schell,

Feature: Bruce Hordusky, Andy Kania, Chris Hackett, Dave Hess Jr., John Lacki, Paul Briggs, Wendell Pinckney, Andy Boozel, Bump Hedman, Scott Gurdak, Doug Eck, Ward Schell, Jason Dupont, Moose Dunnewold, Mike Coyle, Rich Gardner, John Volpe, Merle Terry, John Lobb, Mike Knight, Dave Lyon, Steve Halpainy

Lady Challenger:

Heat 1: IMG_4652.jpg (301926 bytes)Angela McAvoy, Amber Belson, Becky Campbell

Feature: Kayla Riefstahl, Kari Moore, Katelyn Pinckney, Angela, McAvoy, Amanda Swanson, Michelle Swabik, Becky Campbell, Mary Lou Keith, Amber Belson

Super Challenger:

Heat 1: IMG_4671.jpg (281373 bytes)Leonard Enos, Jeff Lamb, Tom Cupp

Heat 2: IMG_4691.jpg (307407 bytes)Bob Belson, Cale Crocker, Greg Rockwell

Feature: Leonard Enos, Bob Belson, Alex Froman, Dominic DePonceau, Sam Courson, Chris Withers, Leslie Armstrong, Glenn Slaney, Travis Darling, Mike Beatman