By Jay Pees Saturday August 20, 2011- Busti, NY: Maplevale Farms presented specials for the Super Challengers and the Super Sportsmen classes Saturday night with Nocero and Diabo taking home the extra cash. Other winners were Paul Nelson (Spectator), Ryan Scott (Cadet), Kyle Scott (Crates), David Scott (Super Late Models), and Jaben Hill (E-Mods) picking up his first-ever win.
First up was the Spectator feature with Nick Mohawk and Sam Conti on the front row. After two lap one cautions the race got underway with Mohawk showing the way for the first four laps until Joe Karash spun in turn three, collecting Josh Crull. Second-running Sam Conti spun coming out of turn four at the end of the first lap after green, again slowing the event. After another restart Jason Covey came to the lead with Paul Fisher also coming by the leader for second. Another caution came at lap nine involving last week’s winner, Dennis Asel and Mohawk again slowed the field. After a lap ten restart Paul Nelson got by Covey for the lead. At lap 13 caution flew again for Josh Crull and Dennis Asel, spinning in turn one. With the time limit reached, the checkers were shown with Nelson getting the win, his fourth of the season. Covey wound up second, Mike Moon third, Ken Lamp Jr. fourth, and Kyle Weilacher rounding out the top five.
The Outlaw Cadet feature got underway with Ryan Scott and Kelly Frederes on the front row. Scott leapt out to a large lead early with Steve Moynihan battling Frederes for the runner-up spot until a caution slowed the action at lap five. At lap 12 Chad Carlson replaced Moynihan in the battle for second and got the spot three laps later. By this time Scott was out to a large lead and Carlson was unable to close the gap. Scott went on to his fourth win of the season. Carlson was second, followed by Frederes, Moynihan, and Steve Kania.
The Crate Late Model feature had Bob Dorman and Kyle Scott pacing the field, Dorman grabbing the lead at the green. Justin Tatlow, a winner earlier this season, spun out of the third spot in lap two, slowing the race. When the green flag again was shown, Scott came to the front, looking for his third win on the season. By lap six, Chad Silleman was second, trailing the leader by five car-lengths. Scott lengthened his lead over the remaining distance. Silleman was second with Dorman third, Bob Kish fourth, and Wendell Pinckney fifth.
The Super Late Models had Bump Hedman starting from the pole with David Scott alongside. Scott grabbed the lead with Chris Hackett and Bump Hedman narrowly avoiding disaster at the end of lap one when they came together on the front straight, fishtailing wildly, but maintaining control. Hackett eventually got by Hedman but Scott had a near straight-a-way lead at the end of ten laps. Pete Alspaugh got by Hedman for third at lap ten. Hedman came back to run side by side with Alspaugh for several laps but eventually fell back. Doug Eck also got by at lap 14. With five to go Scott had over a quarter lap lead on Hackett with Eck now third. At this point Eck was pulling alongside Hackett in the turns but the Hackett was able to maintain the spot for another three laps before Eck finished the pass. Scott cruised to his second win of the season over Eck with Hackett third, Alspaugh fourth and Dutch Davies fifth in a race that went flag to flag under green. Victory Lane became a Scott family reunion when David was joined by his sons Kyle, winner of the Crate Late feature, and Wyant, who had won a Go-Kart feature earlier in the day, nephew Ryan, who had won the Outlaw Cadet feature, and his father, Jim, a 15-time winner from Stateline’s early years.
Don McGuire was the early leader in the Maplevale Farms special for the Super Sportsmen cars with Wade Watson getting by just as caution ensued for a wreck in turn one, negating the pass. After a lengthy caution the race was again underway with Dan Nocero coming by for the lead this time, at four laps complete. A lap later point’s leader Joe Buccola replaced McGuire for second. McGuire’s night came to an end before halfway when his mount lost power and came to a halt on the front straight. Nocero got the win, his fifth of the season, over Buccola, Ben Burgess Jr, Brent Crandall, and Mike Kosinski.
John Boardman lead the way in the early going of the E-Mod feature with yellow appearing at lap four for an incident in turn four. After green Jaben Hill got by the leader after one lap, but caution again was shown for a spin by Karl Born. Two laps later Nathan Hill also got by Boardman with Rich Michael coming to third at lap ten from his seventh place starting berth. At the next restart Michael was second, between the Hills, with former track champ Ron Seeley fourth and early leader Boardman back to fifth. Using the high line proved disastrous for Michael as he scraped the wall at lap 15, then spun in turn two on lap 16. Michael retired to the pits. For the restart it was Jaben Hill, Nathan Hill, Seeley, Darren Tarabori, and Greg Johnson holding the top five spots. Tarabori dropped a driveshaft at the restart, again slowing the action. Two more cautions slowed Hill’s march to his first-ever feature win. Nathan Hill was second with Seeley third, Scott Gurdak fourth, and Greg Johnson fifth.
Don Hebner led the first two laps of the Maplevale Farms Challenger Special, then Jimmy Diabo took over at the front and drove to his fourth feature win of the season. Skip Jackson got by Hebner for the runner-up spot at lap eight but then Hebner regained the spot on the final lap. Josh Hebner was fourth with Chris Knisley fifth.
Super Late Model
Feature: David Scott Garland PA, Doug Eck Corry PA, Chris Hackett Corry PA, Dutch Davies Warren PA, Pete Alspaugh Russell PA, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Matt Urban North East PA, Rich Gardner Waterford PA, Dick Barton Ashville NY, Nathan Short Panama NY, Rod Maloy Panama NY, Chad Valone Jamestown NY, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Dereck Frank Jamestown NY, Chuck Parker Ashville NY, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, John Lacki Sinclairville NY
Consolation: Justin Carlson, Leonard Enos Russell PA, Anthony Marotto Ashville NY, Mike Milford Roulette PA, Richie Langer Sherman NY, Ben Burgess Jr Sherman NY, Butch Southwell Warren PA, Jordan John, Mike Eschrich Mt. Jewett PA, Ben Asel Kane PA
Feature: Jaben Hill Cattaraugus NY, Nathan Hill East Otto NY, John Boyd Waterford PA, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Greg Johnson Jamestown NY, Ron Seeley Youngsville PA, Alex Froman Ashville NY, Dustin Eckman Erie PA, Cale Crocker, Anthony Maratto Ashville NY
Feature: Ryan Scott Garland PA, Chad Carlson Lakewood NY, Kelly Frederes Russell PA, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Steve Kania Waterford PA, Mike Moore Russell PA, Jake Finnerty Panama NY, Tyler Green Corry PA, Bill Reeves, John Cline Jr. Kennedy NY
Feature: Dan Nocero Jr. Jamestown NY, Joe Buccola Jr. Falconer NY, Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, Brent Crandall, Mike Kosinski Ashville NY, Ron Burgun Brocton NY, Clint Brady Frewsburg NY, Jim Kibbe Clymer NY, Scott Lawson Jamestown NY, Al White Jamestown NY
Heat 3: Steve Keith Jr. Clymer NY, Douglas Harvey Jamestown NY, Joe Karash Jamestown NY, Paul Nelson Ashville NY, Mike Moon Brocton NY
Feature: Paul Nelson Ashville NY, Jason Covey Clymer NY, Mike Moon Brocton NY, Ken Lamp Jr. Waterford PA, Kyle Weilacher Lakewood NY, John Britt Dunkirk NY, Douglas Harvey Jamestown NY, Gary Fisher North East PA, Nicholas Mohawk Irving NY, Joe Karash Jamestown NY
Consolation: Rory Houser Westfield NY, Chris Knisley Jamestown NY, Josh Hebner Dunkirk NY, Skip Jackson Jamestown NY, Travis Darling Jamestown NY, Preston Matve Celeron NY, Daniel Yeskey Warren PA, Stephanie Deveraux Lakewood NY, Jason Black Spring Creek PA, Dan "Ace" Dye Jamestown NY
Feature: Jimmy Diabo Sinclairville NY, Donald Hebner Westfield NY, Skip Jackson Jamestown NY, Josh Hebner Dunkirk NY, Chris Knisley Jamestown NY, Kyle Jackson Ii Cherry Creek NY, Chad Bender Stockton NY, Dustin Lamb Jamestown NY, Austin Karash Panama NY, Kevin Covell Sugar Grove PA
Crate Late Model
Feature: Kyle Scott Garland PA, Chad Silleman South Dayton NY, Bob Dorman Stockton NY, Bob Kish Belfast NY, Wendell Pinckney Albion PA, Ed Carley Freedom NY, Matthew Harvey Jamestown NY, Kevin Decker Erie PA, John Haggerty Olean NY, Justin Tatlow Franklinville NY, Bruce Hordusky Jr, Justin Kreider Linesville PA, Brad Mesler Wellsville NY, Les Lyon Sugar Grove PA, Darwin Peters Jr. Olean NY, Zack Carley, Brian Haggerty Olean NY (DNS)