IMG_5992.jpg (295567 bytes)Rich Gardner NW Penn Super Late Model Winner

Nate Lester, Chad Carlson, Mike Moore, Dave Hess Jr., John Lobb, Mary Hammond, Aron Dascomb Stateline Champions
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Andy Kania, Dave Hess Jr, Nathan Short, Chad Carlson, Nate Lester, Amber Belson, Aron Dascomb Stateline/Eriez Series Champions
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At Stateline Speedway
By Glenn Slocum

Busti, NY: Perfect racing weather was enjoyed by all for the final point night sponsored by Jim and Jean Scott’s NW Penn of Garland. Travis Swabik grabbed the lead on lap eight then hung on through several cautions to win his first Spectator feature. Nate Lester was crowned Spectator Champion for Stateline, Eriez and the Series. Andy Kania successfully defended his Super Late Model Budweiser King of the Hill title defeating John Lobb. Lobb reversed the roles in the Super Late Model feature finishing one spot ahead of Kania to claim the points title and Kania held on to the Circuit Championship. Rich Gardner grabbed the lead with one to go in Super Late Model feature for his first of the season. Mike Kosinski led every lap of the Budweiser Super Sportsman feature for his fifth win but could not catch Chad Carlson in the point race as Carlson wrapped up the Stateline and Series titles. Pat McGuire won his second in a row in a caution filled Outlaw Cadet feature and veteran Mike Moore held on to the point lead with seventh place finish. Dave Hess Jr. won his eighth E-Mod feature and cinched the Stateline and Series point championship. Kayla Riefstahl won the Lady Challenger feature, Mary Hammond won the points race and Amber Belson was the Series Champion. Richie Seaholm won his first Super Challenger feature and Butch Camarata won his second. Aron Dascomb won the Super Challenger titles.

Merle Terry and Chad Valone were on the front row of the Super Late Model feature with Rich Gardner and Randy Shearer in row two. Valone led the first circuit with Terry second and Shearer third. Gardner settled into fourth with Scott Gurdak fifth and Andy Kania sixth. Gardner moved alongside Shearer to challenge for the third spot on lap six and the two raced side by side for several laps until Gardner finally completed the pass. Valone was into lap traffic on lap ten. At the half way mark Valone and Terry were nose to tail in heavy lap traffic with Gardner several car lengths back. Hess and Randy Lobb came together on lap eighteen and Randy Lobb pulled into the infield. Valone, Terry and Gardner were all together with three to go then Gardner grabbed the second spot as Matthews showed two laps remaining. Gardner made the pass for the lead coming down for white flag and led the finial circuit for his first win of the season. John Lobb did what he had to do finishing one spot in front of Kania to capture the Super Late Model title and Kania became the Series Champion.

IMG_5888.jpg (291195 bytes)Joe McMurdy tangled with the back stretch wall on lap two of the Spectator feature for the first yellow as Dave Surrena led with Robert Kinne second. John Britt grabbed second as Surrena led lap two then Mike Zemcik spun to a stop on the back stretch for the second caution. Travis Swabik was third on the restart with Surrena and Britt the leaders. Josh Lucas and Nate Lester were fourth and fifth. Lester passed Lucas on lap seven had trouble in turn one for the third caution. Surrena stopped during the yellow and had to be pushed into the pits placing Britt in the top spot with Swabik second Lucas third. Swabik out raced Britt to turn one on the restart to lead lap eight. Debris brought out the caution on lap nine. Swabik remained the race leader after the restart. Two laps later Lucas slowed for the fourth yellow. Swabik, Brigg, Bill Reeves, Jason Genco and Lester were the top five for the lap eleven restart. Lester continued to charge back taking second with two laps remaining but could not run down Swabik. It was Swabik’s first win of the season.

IMG_5914.jpg (300766 bytes)Tim Nocero and Jake Eller led the Budweiser Super Sportsman to Mark Matthews green flag for the start of their feature event. Mike Kosinski beat both Nocero and Eller to the flag at then end of lap one for the lead. Eller lost the handle on lap four for the first yellow. Kosinski, Nocero and John Boardman were the top three for the restart. The point leader Chad Carlson slowed then spun on the back stretch after making contact with Bobby Rohrer for the second yellow. Kosinski led the restart lap but the yellow flew for Nocero with had spun to stop in turn four. The top three for the restart were Kosinski, Pat McGuire and Chris Kuschel. Kosinski was leader at the half way point with McGuire one car length back. McGuire upped the pressure on Kosinski on lap ten then the yellow flew for John Volpe in turn three on lap eleven. Kosinski held on to the lead once more with McGuire second and Rohrer third. Joe Buccola stopped with one lap to go setting up a one lap dash for the win. Mathews waived off the first restart then accepted the second and Kosinski once more held on for the win.

IMG_5951.jpg (304944 bytes)Bob Vogt Jr. led the first lap of the Outlaw Cadet feature with Steve Moynihan second and Mark Hall third. Paul Norman brought out the first yellow on lap three after spinning to a stop at the exit of turn four. Norman had driven over a tractor tire used to mark the infield. Vogt and Moynihan make contact at the flags stand on the restart and Moynihan took the lead. Ron Seeley brought out the caution one lap later. The top three after the restart were Moynihan, Vogt and Jamie Erhard. Erhard and Phil Knight tangled on the front stretch on lap seven for the third caution. Both Erhard and Phil Knight went into the pit during the yellow. Moynihan the race leader brought out the next caution after slowing on the restart lap. Vogt assumed the lead with point leader Mike Moore second and Pat McGuire in third. Moore pulled into the pits during the yellow then came back out to join at the tail end of the field. McGuire used the high groove to power by Vogt for the lead on the restart. One lap latter David Marrs, Seeley and Mark Hall tangled for the fifth yellow. McGuire remained the leader at the half way mark then Brian Zimmerly, George Milks and Moore brought out the yellow after an incident on the front stretch. McGuire remained in control with Vogt second and Andy Knight third. Andy Knight and Vogt charged into turn one on lap twelve and Vogt spun losing his second place moving Andy Knight to second and Nathan Short to third. Short slowed on the restart and Troy Dorman spun into the infield. Joe Harvey did a slow spin in traffic at the restart and Moore narrowly avoided contact then Harvey stopped in turn two and the yellow flew again. Dorman and Marrs had trouble for the tenth caution. McGuire ran the final three laps unchallenged for his second win of the season and Moore won the point title.

IMG_5970.jpg (299299 bytes)Justin Carlson and Troy Carr were on the front row for the E-Mod feature and Carlson led the first circuit with Carr second and Dave Hess Jr. third. Hess took second from Carr on the second lap. Quincy Turner spun coming out of turn four on lap four bringing out the first caution of the event. Turner left the speedway on the hook. Hess grabbed the lead on the restart and Tom Hagberg moved into third just ahead of Mike Hess. Matt Swanson and Jason Illig tangled in turn two on lap six for caution two. Dave Hess resumed building his lead after the restart. A lap twelve spin involving Brian Fardink and Steve Simon caused caution three. Greg Johnson spun to a stop one lap later for caution four. The final three laps went smoothly for Dave Hess as he won his eighth feature and cinched the point championship.

IMG_6005.jpg (295683 bytes)Tara Jordan led every lap except the last one in the Lady Challenger feature. Jordan tangled with race winner Kayla Riefstahl on the final lap.

IMG_6019.jpg (274507 bytes)Rod Birt led the first five laps of the first Super Challenger feature giving way to Richie Seaholm on lap six. Seaholm won with Birt second.

IMG_6027.jpg (307721 bytes)Butch Camarata and Jermin Strickland swapped the lead twice in the second Super Challenger feature. Camarata won as Strickland faded in the final laps.



Heat 1: IMG_5605.jpg (357760 bytes)Nate Lester, John Kelsey, Bill Reeves

Heat 2: IMG_5654.jpg (347312 bytes)Mike Zemcik, Travis Swabik, Josh Lucas

Feature: Travis Swabik, Nate Lester, John Britt, Bill Reeves, Jason Genco, Mike Zemcik, Clarence Dickerson, Dave Johnson, Stan Davis, Joe McMurdy

Budweiser Super Sportsman:

Heat 1: IMG_5673.jpg (337615 bytes) Tim Nocero, Aaron Robinson, Bryan Ester

Heat 2: IMG_5685.jpg (241312 bytes) Pat McGuire, Bobby Rohrer, Mike Kosinski

Feature: Mike Kosinski, Bobby Rohrer, Pat McGuire, Chris Kuschel, Don McGuire, Chan Carlson, Tim Nocero, Bob VanArsdale, Scott Kuschel, John Boardman

Outlaw Cadets:

Heat 1: IMG_5705.jpg (316346 bytes)Dave Tackett, Mike Moore, Phil Knight

Heat 2: IMG_5727.jpg (317050 bytes)Brian Crandall, Troy Dorman, Joe Harvey

Feature: Pat McGuire, Andy Knight, Dave Tackett, Louis DeDionisio, John Cline, John Boyd, Mike Moore, Nathan Short, Rick Loomis, Phil Knight


Heat 1: IMG_5746.jpg (277208 bytes)Justin Carlson, Dave Hess Jr., Greg Johnson

Heat 2: IMG_5758.jpg (306826 bytes)Troy Carr, Tom Hagberg, Quincy Turner

Feature: Dave Hess Jr., Justin Carlson, Tom Hagberg, Dan Nocero Jr., Mike Hess, Greg Oakes, Matt Swanson, Troy Carr, Ron Seeley, Dana Wellington

Super Late Model:

Heat 1: IMG_5771.jpg (293644 bytes)Merle Terry, Randy Shearer, Dave Lyon, Scott Johnson, Randy Lobb

Heat 2: IMG_5784.jpg (338005 bytes)Chad Valone, Bump Hedman, Andy Kania, Ted Kosinski, Doug Eck

Heat 3: IMG_5803.jpg (299356 bytes)Rich Gardner, Scott Gurdak, Dave Hess Jr., John Lobb, Darrell Bossard

Feature: Rich Gardner, Chad Valone, Merle Terry, Scott Gurdak, John Lobb, Randy Shearer, Doug Eck, Andy Kania, Dave Lyon, Darrell Bossard, Dave Hess Jr., Scott Johnson, Bruce Hordusky, Bump Hedman, Andy Boozel, Paul Briggs, Moose Dunnewold, John Watson, Mike Coyle, Chuck Parker, John Volpe, Randy Lobb, Ted Kosinski

Lady Challenger:

Heat 1: IMG_5817.jpg (314767 bytes)Stephanie Hilyer, Mary Hammond, Michelle Swabik

Feature: Kayla Riefstahl, Jodee Jordan, Stephanie Hilyer, Michelle Swabik, Stephanie Devereaux, Jennifer Weagraff, Amber Belson, Mary Hammond, Tara Jordan, Lauren Martin

Super Challenger:

Heat 1: IMG_5837.jpg (289628 bytes)Andrew Bastian, Leonard Enos, Ron Madden

Heat 2: Butch Camarata, Stub Johnson, Brandon Pierce

Heat 3: IMG_5862.jpg (286121 bytes)Curt Hansen, Austin Fitzgerald, Robert Nocero

Feature 1: Richie Seaholm, Ron Madden, Rod Birt, Jesse Dash, Kyle Jackson, Brandon, Pierce, Raymond Finch, Chevy Sweet, Joe Worczak, Dominic DePonceau

Feature 2: Butch Camarata, Monty Seekings Jr., Wesley Jackson, Glenn Slaney, Gary Fisher, Michael Kosinski, Kevin Golden, Dereck Frank, Aron Dascomb, Ben Burgess Jr.