July 9th, 2011


July 9th, 2011 - Doug Eck Gets Second Super Late Win
on Autograph Night at Stateline Speedway

By Glenn Slocum

Saturday July 9th, 2011 Busti, NY: A warm summer evening was enjoyed by all on Autograph and Sponsor night at Stateline Speedway. Sunoco Race Fuels, Leroy’s Towing and Chautauqua Contracting Unlimited sponsored the evening’s events.

Joe Buccola Jr. led from lap six to win the Super Sportsman Special after passing early leader Wade Watson.

Dennis Asel won the caution shortened Spectator Special leading from lap two.       

Doug Eck came from 14th to win his second of the season in Super Late event that saw Scott Johnson lead then Greg Oakes. Eck led just the final four laps.    

Steve Dixon won a caution filled Crate Late Model feature for his second of the season.

Greg Johnson led from the green for his first E-Mod win of the season surviving a late race charge by Scott Gurda

  Ryan Scott won his second Outlaw Cadet feature leading from the initial green in a race which saw only one caution.           

Scott Dellahoy Jr. collected his third Super Challenger victory.


 Mark Fox was on the pole for the Super Sportsman feature but the first lap was led by fifth starting Wade Watson. Joe Buccola Jr. and Ben Burgess Jr. quickly joined Watson at front and on lap six Buccola led by a nose. Burgess cut turn one a little too close clipping a tractor tire used to mark the inside of the speedway causing the first caution and sending Burgess to the rear.  At the half way point Buccola led Watson by ten car lengths with Mike Kosinski and Dan Nocero Jr. 15 car lengths back fighting for the third spot. With 5 laps remaining Burgess had made it up to fifth. With 16 complete Brent Crandall’s car went up in smoke causing the second yellow and allowing the field to close with Buccola. Buccola quickly regained his ten car length lead then the third yellow occurred as Clint Brady had spun in the exit of turn four setting up a one lap dash for the win. Buccola was able to hold on for the win with Watson second.


Eric Paulus and Dennis Asel were on the front row for the Spectator 20 lap Special. Steve Keith caused the first caution on the initial lap then waited for the yellow. Paulus led Asel by a nose after the first lap then Sam Courson spun to a stop in turn two for the second caution. Asel was the leader into turn one and at the end of the pack Doug Harvey collected Brad Strickland and Kevin Golden for the third caution. Courson spun on the restart then was sent to the pits for causing two yellows. Yellow five happened on lap six as Todd Bacon spun in the exit of turn two. Asel remained the leader with Paulus second and Kyle Weilacher third. Caution six saw Keith in his second caution. A lap eleven spin by Josh Crull ended his racing evening for caution seven. Gary Fisher was third for the restart and one lap later grabbed second from Paulus. Lee Meyers became a contender then spun collecting three other cars for caution eight. Five laps remained with Asel still the leader, Fisher second Weilacher back to third after the Meyers spin. Veteran Mike Moon ended the event with a spin in turn one after 16 laps sending Asel to the winners circle.

     Scott Johnson was the first into turn one on the Super Late Model feature with Doug Ricotta second and Greg Oakes third. Scott Gurdak and Andy Boozel spun together on lap five for caution number one. Johnson, Ricotta, Oakes, Darrel Bossard and Rod Maloy were the restart leaders. Oakes was the fastest car on the track but Johnson was able to remain the leader and Chris Hackett was third. The second caution occurred with eleven laps complete after Bossard spun with help collecting Randy Lobb in turn three. Johnson, Oakes, Hackett, Maloy and Ricotta were the top five. A track tire was punted into the center of the speedway on the restart for caution three. Johnson gave Oakes the outside on the restart and Oakes led lap 12. Johnson stayed in the low groove and lose second to Hackett two lap laps later. Hackett retired to the pits on lap sixteen. Doug Eck made his charge to the front leading on on lap 22. Eck used the outside lane for the run in just two laps after taking the lead has amassed a ten car length advantage.           

Last weeks feature winner Ed Carley was on the pole for Crate Late Model feature. Carley took the early lead but was soon caught by Steve Dixon. Dixon went outside and Carley hugged the inside with Dixon leading lap four. Brian Haggerty spun collecting Bruce Hordusky Jr. with five laps complete for the first caution. Dixon led the restart with John Haggerty second. Garret Stephen spun for caution two. Two laps later four cars tangled. Ten laps were complete with Dixon still in front with John Haggerty second, Kyle Scott third and Carley fourth. Todd Sweet spun on lap twelve then again on lap thirteen. Lap fourteen was marred with another spin and the restart failed when Dixon started too early. Carley tested Dixon on the restart but could not complete the pass. Dixon ran the final laps unchallenged for his second win.

Greg Johnson was leading the E-Mod feature when the caution flew for Karl Born. Three laps were complete, John Boardman was second with Dave Shagla third and Scott Gurdak fourth. Gurdak went from fourth to second just before the yellow fell for Brian Fardink facing the wrong direction high in turn two. Dustin Eckman was caught up in the Fardink spin. Dan Davies spun and Alex Froman had now where to go for caution three. A lap nine yellow involved Dan Sasso and Randy Raynor. Nine laps were complete with Johnson still in front followed by Gurdak, Boardman and Justin Carlson. Gurdak remained in the high groove after the restart and lost ground to the leader then lost second to Boardman. With five laps remaining Johnson led by half a straight. Carlson spun collecting Nathan Hill. Gurdak would not give up on the high side of the speedway and though he was able get alongside the leader he just could not complete the pass. Johnson survived the charge for his first win of the season.


 Ryan Scott led Jake Finnerty on the initial laps of the Outlaw Cadet feature. Steve Kania was third with Steve Moynihan fourth. A two car spin slowed the race with six laps complete. Bob Rouche and Chad Schauers were involved. Everyone moved to the bottom of the speedway and the laps wound down. Scott slowly widened his lead over Finnerty and Kania help Moynihan and Chad Carlson at Bay. Scott took the win his second of the year.


Super Late Model

Heat 1: Dutch Davies Warren PA, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Matt Urban North East PA, Andy Boozel Clymer NY

Heat 2: Chris Hackett Corry PA, Greg Oakes Franklinville NY, Doug Ricotta Warsaw NY, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Doug Eck Corry PA

Heat 3: Ryan Scott Garland PA, Rod Maloy Panama NY, Scott Johnson Wattsburg PA, Dick Barton Ashville NY, Dennis Lunger

Feature: Doug Eck Corry PA, Greg Oakes Franklinville NY, Scott Johnson Wattsburg PA, Matt Urban North East PA, Rod Maloy Panama NY, Dutch Davies Warren PA, Doug Ricotta Warsaw NY, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Andy Kania Waterford PA, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Dick Barton Ashville NY, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, Ryan Scott Garland PA, Dennis Lunger, Chris Hackett Corry PA, Nathan Short Panama NY, Dereck Frank Jamestown


Heat 1: Dustin Eckman Erie PA, Butch Southwell Warren PA, Richard Michael Jr. Ischua NY, Mike Eschrich Mt. Jewett PA, Dan Sasso Forestville NY

Heat 2: Dan Davies Warren PA, David Shagla Sugar Grove PA, John Boardman Jamestown NY, Chuck Frye Ashville NY, Justin Carlson

Heat 3: Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Brian Fardink Sherman NY, Greg Johnson Jamestown NY, Tim Rockwell Salamanca NY, Leonard Enos Russell PA

Feature: Greg Johnson Jamestown NY, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, John Boardman Jamestown NY, Ron Seeley Youngsville PA, Jaben Hill Cattaraugus NY, Leonard Enos Russell PA, Tim Rockwell Salamanca NY, Alex Froman Ashville NY, Jaik Halpainy Ashville NY, Dustin Eckman Erie PA

Outlaw Cadet

Heat 1: Chad Carlson Lakewood NY, Steve Kania Waterford PA, Ryan Scott Garland PA, Chad Schauers Frewsburg NY, Stan Davis Jr. Jamestown NY

Heat 2: Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Mike Moore Russell PA, Jake Finnerty Panama NY, Tyler Green Corry PA, Bob Rouche Garland PA

Feature: Ryan Scott Garland PA, Jake Finnerty Panama NY, Steve Kania Waterford PA, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Chad Carlson Lakewood NY, Tyler Green Corry PA, Mike Moore Russell PA, Bob Rouche Garland PA, Stan Davis Jr. Jamestown NY, Chad Schauers Frewsburg NY

Super Sportsman

Heat 1: Wade Watson Ashville NY, Joe Buccola Jr. Falconer NY, Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, Mike Kosinski Ashville NY, Jake Eller Erie PA

Heat 2: Don McGuire Harborcreek PA, Brent Crandall North East PA, Clint Brady Frewsburg NY, Marc Luce Randolph NY, Scott Lawson Jamestown NY

Feature: Joe Buccola Jr. Falconer NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY, Mike Kosinski Ashville NY, Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, Dan Nocero Jr. Jamestown NY, Don McGuire Harborcreek PA, Jake Eller Erie PA, Clint Brady Frewsburg NY, Orville Echard Iii Falconer NY, Scott Lawson Jamestown NY


Heat 1: Bill Reeves Celeron NY, Brad Strickland Jamestown NY, Elaine Best Jamestown NY, Jeremy Williams Wrightsville PA, Kevin Hill Gowanda NY

Heat 2: Dennis Asel Kane PA, Eric Paulus Mayville NY, Kyle Weilacher Lakewood NY, Sam Courson Cassadaga NY, Sam Conti Kennedy NY

Heat 3: Steve Keith Jr Clymer NY, Mike Moon Brocton NY, Brian Crandall Stockton NY, Douglas Harvey Jamestown NY, Paul Nelson Ashville NY

Feature: Dennis Asel Kane PA, Gary Fisher North East PA, Kyle Weilacher Lakewood NY, John Britt Dunkirk NY, Kevin Hill Gowanda NY, Matt Sampson Warren PA, Kevin Golden Frewsburg NY, Todd Bacon Lakewood NY, Lee Meyers Gerry NY, Elaine Best Jamestown NY

Super Challenger

Heat 1: Eric Winkels Youngsville PA, Tyler Little Youngsville PA, Devin Ohl Warren PA, Ronnie Fish Jamestown NY, Larry Oakes Sugar Grove PA

Heat 2: Joshua Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Jeremiah Blystone Youngsville PA, Keith Lamb Panama NY, Kevin Covell Sugar Grove PA, Jason Black Spring Creek PA

Heat 3: Scott Dellahoy Jr. Sinclairville NY, Bill Baker Jr Grand Valley PA, Dustin Lamb Jamestown NY, Austin Karash Panama NY, Chris Knisley Jamestown NY

Consolation: Randy Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Travis Darling Jamestown NY, Preston Matve Celeron NY, Sherwood Potter Ashville NY, Nathan Lamb Jamestown NY, Rick Sperry Kennedy NY, Kenneth Hultin Panama NY, Nicholis Dean Frewsburg NY, Colin Eyler Sugar Grove PA, Todd Dean Jamestown NY

Feature: Scott Dellahoy Jr. Sinclairville NY, Devin Ohl Warren PA, Dustin Lamb Jamestown NY, Tyler Little Youngsville PA, Aaron Liberati Busti NY, Joshua Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Austin Karash Panama NY, Randy Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Eric Winkels Youngsville PA, Chris Knisley Jamestown NY

Crate Late Model

Heat 1: Ed Carley Freedom NY, Bob Kish Belfast NY, Matthew Harvey Jamestown NY, Bob Dorman Stockton NY, Justin Tatlow Franklinville NY

Heat 2: Kyle Scott Garland PA, Steve Dixon Smethport PA, John Haggerty Olean NY, Brian Haggerty Olean NY, T.J. Downs Albion NY

Feature: Steve Dixon Smethport PA, Ed Carley Freedom NY, John Haggerty Olean NY, Justin Tatlow Franklinville NY, Bob Dorman Stockton NY, Matthew Harvey Jamestown NY, Kyle Scott Garland PA, Bob Kish Belfast NY, Brad Mesler Wellsville NY, Bruce Hordusky Jr, Brian Haggerty Olean NY, Garret Stephen Williamsville NY, T.J. Downs Albion NY, Newt Tackett North East PA, Todd Sweet Cuba NY, John Lacki Sinclairville NY