Dave Hess Jr. Wins Applebee Motor Sports E-Mod Invasion
Bump Hedman Wins Super Late Model Feature
 at Stateline Speedway

By Glenn Slocum

Saturday July 30th, 2011 Busti, NY: Clear skies and a pit full of E-Mods described the Applebee Motor Sports E-Mod Invasion at Stateline Speedway. Fifty-nine E-Mods ran in six heats and two consolation events before the starting field was set. Dave Scott and Bart Hartman won the right to start first and second in the event but it was all Dave Hess Jr. in the race after Hartman suffered mechanical problems on lap thirteen of the forty lap event. Hess led the remainder of the race notching his second UEMS win a Stateline this season. Nathan Hill won the Non-Qualifiers Feature.

Bump Hedman led every lap of the Super Late Model feature for his first win of the season.

Dennis Asel held off point leader Paul Nelson winning his fourth Spectator feature of the season.

Steve Kania made the winning pass at the half way point of the Outlaw Cadet feature for his second of the season.

Ben Burgess Jr. made his fifth visit to Super Sportsman victory lane in a green to checkers performance only marred with two yellows.

Jimmy Diabo won his third Super Challenger feature from his 16th starting spot.

Bump Hedman and Darrell Bossard led the Super Late Models onto the Speedway for their feature event. Hedman was several car lengths ahead of Bossard at the end of lap one. Doug Ricotta was third with Chris Hackett fourth and Rich Gardner fifth. Hackett ran along side Ricotta for several laps finally besting Ricotta on lap six as Hedman ran away from the field. Hackett charged by Bossard on lap nine and set after Hedman. Ricotta was fading as Gardner got by for fourth. Ricotta scarped the front stretch wall on lap 12 and went immediately to the pits. With ten laps remaining Hackett was within ten car lengths of Hedman. Lap traffic became a factor with seven laps remaining and Hackett lost ground to Hedman. Gardner continued to move forward passing Bossard in traffic for the third spot and veteran Dick Barton came from ninth for fourth. Hedman was able to hold on for the win his first of the season.

Dennis Asel started off the pole in the Spectator feature event but was the first by the flag stand on lap one. A lap three incident caused the first caution. Asel, Cody Bliss, Elaine Best and Kyle Weilacher were the restart leaders. Point leader Paul Nelson was fifth from his sixteenth starting spot. The yellow reappeared on lap seven as Jerry Fish stopped high between turns one and two. Asel, Weilacher, Nelson, Best and Jason Covey were the leaders. Nelson passed Weilacher on the outside for second and Asel remained in the top spot. Jason Crull spun to the inside of turn four for caution number three with nine laps down. Asel, Nelson, Weilacher, Covey and Best led. Jeremy Williams lost the handle in nearly the same spot as Crull for caution four one lap later. A lap eleven incident ended with Todd Bacon leaving the speedway on the hook. Asel continued to hold off Nelson and with two laps remaining led Nelson by two car lengths. Asel ran the final laps unchallenged for his fourth win of the season.

Glen Slaney led the first lap of the Outlaw Cadet feature with Chad Schauers second and Steve Kania third. John Cline spun causing caution number one with two laps complete. Tyler Green was the next to have problems with a spin in turn four collecting Ryan Scott and Jake Finnerty with four complete. Kania was able to maintain contact with Slaney and Schauers fell back. Kania tried the leader high then low before making the pass stick just as the half way to go signal was given. Kania ran away from Slaney after completing the pass. With the remainder of the field strung out through out the speed way the only spot being contested was fourth between point leader Chad Carlson and Schauers. Carlson won the contest finishing fourth as Kania won his second of the season.

           

Dave Scott and Bart Hartman were on the front row for the Applebee Motor Sports UEMS E-Mod Invasion and was Hartman with the early lead. Mike Knight challenged for second and took the spot from Scott on lap four as Dave Hess Jr. moved up to press Scott. Scott lost another spot as Hess took third on lap eight. Hartman entered lap traffic on lap thirteen with nearly a straight away lead. Just as Hess was passing Knight for the lead Hartman slowed to a stop on the back stretch and had to be pushed into the pits. Knight was the new leader as the line up fell back to the last green flag lap with Hess second, Kevin Morehouse third and Brent Rhebergen fourth. Shortly after the restart Hess became the new leader and began to extend his lead over Knight. Hess had a quarter lap lead with fourteen laps remaining and entered lap traffic. With five laps left the leader was in heavy lap traffic as were all the leaders. Hess narrowly avoided a spinning car with two laps to go and the yellow flew for only the second time in the event. Hess had now lost his lead as Knight moved up to his rear bumper for the restart. Hess pulled away and Knight fought with Morehouse for second. Hess took the checkers and the $5,000 first prize for his second UEMS win of the season at Stateline.

          

 Veteran Al Brewer was the early leader of the E-Mod Non-Qualifiers event. Dustin Carlson brought out the first caution after getting into the turn one wall. Twenty-three cars remained for the restart. After the restart Nathan Hill became the new leader as Brewer fell to second. The yellow reappeared for a slowing Dave Lyon with seven laps complete. The race remained green from there giving Hill the win and $1,000 winners share.

  A yellow on the second lap of the Crate Late feature collected T.J. Downs and Bob Dorman as Kyle Scott led from his pole starting spot. Scott and Ed Carley led the field back to the green with Scott resuming the lead.  Justin Tatlow and Les Lyon came together a lap later for another yellow period.  Scott again led after the green, looking for his second-ever win.  At halfway the top four were Scott, Carley, John Haggerty, and Steve Dixon, all winners in 2011.  Dixon was third at lap m11 as Scott and Carley were opening a lead while battling for the top spot.  The top four made it to the finish in that order with Brad Mesler getting by Bob Kish for fifth on the final lap.

          

 Jake Eller brought out the first yellow in the Super Sportsman feature stopping the event on lap three. Ben Burgess Jr. was the early leader. Burgess, Joe Buccola Jr., Dan Nocero Jr. and Wade Watson were the leaders after the restart. Burgess won the race his fifth of the season.

Super Late Model

Heat 1: Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Doug Ricotta Warsaw NY, David Scott Garland PA, Rich Gardner Waterford PA, Dick Barton Ashville NY

 

Heat 2: Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Nathan Short Panama NY, Chris Hackett Corry PA, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Dutch Davies Warren PA

 

Feature: Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Chris Hackett Corry PA, Rich Gardner Waterford PA, Dick Barton Ashville NY, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Dutch Davies Warren PA, Doug Eck Corry PA, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, Matt Urban North East PA, Chad Valone Jamestown NY, Nathan Short Panama NY, Ross Robinson Georgetown DE, Rod Maloy Panama NY, John Kennedy Phoenix AZ, Doug Ricotta Warsaw NY

E-Mod

Heat 1: Dave Scott, Jordan Eck Corry PA, Jaik Halpainy Ashville NY , Leonard Enos Russell PA, Jordan Eck Corry PA

Heat 2: Bart Hartman, Greg Johnson Jamestown NY, Russ Dunn Waterford PA, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Dustin Eckman Erie PA

Heat 3: Tim Rockwell Salamanca NY, Butch Southwell Warren PA, Dan Davies Warren PA, Ken Zimmer, Al Brewer Belfast NY

 

Heat 4: Dave Hess Jr. Waterford PA, Richard Michael Jr. Ischua NY, Mike Eschrich Mt. Jewett PA, Justin Coulter, Randy Raynor Fredonia NY

 

Heat 5: Mike Knight, John Boyd Waterford PA, Joel Watson Conneaut OH, John Woodward Jr. Franklinville NY, Kyle Bedell Little Valley NY

 

Heat 6: Brent Rhebergen Clymer NY, John Boardman Jamestown NY, Bill Taylor, Dave Lyon Corry PA, Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY

 

Consolation 1: Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Leonard Enos Russell PA, Al Brewer Belfast NY, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Nathan Hill East Otto NY, Dave Atkinson Saegertown PA, Darren Tarabori Galeton PA, Dustin Eckman Erie PA, Ron Seeley Youngsville PA, Ken Zimmer

 

Consolation 2: Bob Close, Kyle Bedell Little Valley NY, Justin Coulter, John Woodward Jr. Franklinville NY, Randy Hall Olean NY, Bud Watson Conneaut OH, Alex Froman Ashville NY, Brian Douglas Painesville OH, Dave Shagla Sugar Grove PA, Ben Asel Kane PA

Feature: Dave Hess Jr. Waterford PA, Mike Knight, Kevin Moorhouse Newark OH, Dan Davies Warren PA, Butch Southwell Warren PA, Brent Rhebergen Clymer NY, Randy Hall Olean NY, John Boyd Waterford PA, Joel Watson Conneaut OH, Greg Johnson Jamestown NY

Non Qualifier Race: Nathan Hill East Otto NY, Al Brewer Belfast NY, Justin Coulter, Dave Atkinson Saegertown PA, Darren Tarabori Galeton PA, John Woodward Jr. Franklinville NY, Bud Watson Conneaut OH, Brian Douglas Painesville OH, Dave Shagla Sugar Grove PA, Dustin Eckman Erie PA

 

Outlaw Cadet

Heat 1: Stan Davis Jr. Jamestown NY, Chad Schauers Frewsburg NY, Steve Kania Waterford PA, Tyler Green Corry PA, Jake Finnerty Panama NY

 

Heat 2: Glen Slaney Union City PA, Ryan Scott Garland PA, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, John Cline Jr. Kennedy NY, Chad Carlson Lakewood NY

 

Feature: Steve Kania Waterford PA, Glen Slaney Union City PA, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Chad Carlson Lakewood NY, Chad Schauers Frewsburg NY, Stan Davis Jr. Jamestown NY, Jake Finnerty Panama NY, Paul Himes Lakewood NY, John Cline Jr. Kennedy NY, Tyler Green Corry PA

Super Sportsman

Heat 1: Allen Haskins Sinclairville NY, Jim Kibbie Clymer NY, Marc Luce Randolph NY, Mark Fox West Valley NY, Al White Jamestown NY

 

Heat 2: Dan Nocero Jr. Jamestown NY, Joe Buccola Jr. Falconer NY, Clint Brady Frewsburg NY, Don McGuire Harborcreek PA, Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY

 

Feature: Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, Joe Buccola Jr. Falconer NY, Dan Nocero Jr. Jamestown NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY, Mike Kosinski Ashville NY, Clint Brady Frewsburg NY, Allen Haskins Sinclairville NY, Jim Kibbie Clymer NY, Al White Jamestown NY, Mark Fox West Valley NY

Spectator

Heat 1: Nathan Earle Garland PA, Josh Crull Garland PA, Ken Lamp Jr. Waterford PA, Jeremy Williams Wrightsville PA, John Britt Dunkirk NY

 

Heat 2: Todd Bacon Lakewood NY, Kyle Weilacher Lakewood NY, Bill Reeves Celeron NY, Dennis Asel Kane PA, Carl Marcy

 

Heat 3: Paul Nelson Ashville NY, Mike Moon Brocton NY, Douglas Harvey Jamestown NY, Brian Crandall Stockton NY, Joe Karash Jamestown NY

 

Feature: Dennis Asel Kane PA, Paul Nelson Ashville NY, Jason Covey Clymer NY, Mike Moon Brocton NY, Steve Keith Jr. Clymer NY, Kyle Weilacher Lakewood NY, Lee Meyers Gerry NY, Carl Marcy, Jeremy Williams Wrightsville PA, Brian Crandall Stockton NY

Super Challenger

Heat 1: Colin Eyler Sugar Grove PA, Nicholis Dean Frewsburg NY, Kevin Covell Sugar Grove PA, Ronnie Fish Jamestown NY, Larry Campbell Frewsburg NY

 

Heat 2: Pete Eyler Sugar Grove PA, Kyle Jackson Ii Cherry Creek NY, Tyler Little Youngsville PA, Joshua Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Stephanie Deveraux Lakewood NY

Consolation: Larry Oakes Sugar Grove PA, Preston Matve Celeron NY, Randy Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Aaron Liberati Busti NY, Austin Karash Panama NY, Travis Darling Jamestown NY, Jason Black Spring Creek PA, David Scriven Ripley NY, Jeff Loomis Lakewood NY, Bill Sunderlin Jamestown NY

 

Feature: Jimmy Diabo Sinclairville NY, Scott Dellahoy Jr. Sinclairville NY, Chris Knisley Jamestown NY, Austin Karash Panama NY, Aaron Liberati Busti NY, Skip Jackson Jamestown NY, Kyle Jackson Ii Cherry Creek NY, Dennis Clemens Jr. Fredonia NY, Preston Matve Celeron NY, Kevin Covell Sugar Grove PA

Crate Late Model

Heat 1: John Lacki Sinclairville NY, John Haggerty Olean NY, Ed Carley Freedom NY, Bob Kish Belfast NY, Bob Dorman Stockton NY

 

Heat 2: Kevin Decker Erie PA, Steve Dixon Smethport PA, Kyle Scott Garland PA, Matthew Harvey Jamestown NY, T.J. Downs Albion NY

 

Feature: Kyle Scott Garland PA, Ed Carley Freedom NY, Steve Dixon Smethport PA, John Haggerty Olean NY, Brad Mesler Wellsville NY, Bob Kish Belfast NY, Matthew Harvey Jamestown NY, Wendell Pinckney Albion PA, Bob Dorman Stockton NY, Chad Silleman South Dayton NY, Kevin Decker Erie PA, Les Lyon Sugar Grove PA, Justin Tatlow Franklinville NY, John Lacki Sinclairville NY, T.J. Downs Albion NY, A.J. MacQuarrie