June 11th, 2011

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June 11th, 2011 Dave Hess Jr. Wins UEMS Quincy Turner Memorial and
David Scott Wins the Super Late Feature
at Stateline Speedway

By Glenn Slocum

Saturday June 11th, 2011 Busti, NY: The clouds gave way to blue skies just before race time at Stateline Speedway. The UEMS E-Mods were on hand for the Quincy Turner Memorial with $1,500 to the winner. Dave Hess Jr. led from the green for the win. Hess won the ULMS Lynn Seamens Memorial last week. Rich Michael Jr. was second and Dan Davies third.

The Super Sportsman feature was won by Ben Burgess his third of the season after Dave Stein took a wild ride over the turn four wall.

David Scott used the cushion like only a veteran could to win the Super Late feature. Dutch Davies finished second after heavy completion from Dick Barton who held the spot for most of the race, Greg Oakes who finished third and Chris Hackett.

Dennis Lunger won the Crate Late feature from his front row starting spot and Kyle Scott was second.

Dennis Asel won his second Spectator feature of the season in a green to checkers run.

John Boardman won the E-Mod Non-Qualifiers event after Justine Carlson driving Richie Langerís car was disqualified.

Jimmy Diabo won the Super Challenger feature his first of the year.

The initial start of the Super Sportsman feature was delayed when Doug Francis and 45 tangled in turn one. Jake Eller led the first lap with Wade Watson second and Ben Burgess Jr. third form his eleventh starting spot. Burgessís charge gained him the top spot on lap five. Watson challenged Eller at the 10 lap mark but Burgess was all alone several car lengths ahead. Just as the leader was about to take the checkers David Stein took a wild ride over the turn four wall landing upside down between the catch fence and the concrete wall. The final lap was run with Burgess getting his third win of the season.

Dave Hess Jr. and Butch Southwell were on the front row for UEMS Quincy Turner Memorial. Dan Davies and Brian Douglas were in row two and Rich Michael Jr. and Mike Eschrich in row three. Hess led lap one with Davies second and Southwell third. Scott Gurdak, Leonard Enos, Greg Johnson caused caution one with two laps complete. Eschrich, Brent Rhebergen, Shane Crotty and Jack Young tangled for the second yellow during the restart. Michael began testing Davies for the runner up spot right after the restart running side by side until the third yellow flew this time for Al Brewer stopped on the edge of the track with obvious mechanical problems. Hess, Michael, Davies, Bug Watson and Douglas were the leaders. Just must one more lap then Watson lost the handle collecting Randy Hall for the fourth yellow. Just before the yellow Michael looked faster then the leader. Eight of the twenty-five laps were complete. Hess was able to pull away from Michael on the exit of the corners and lose ground on the entrance having just enough advantage to continue building his lead. With 10 laps remaining Hess had a half a straight lead over Michael with Davies 10 car lengths back in third. With seven laps to go lap traffic became an issue for the leaders. A spinner in the finial corner on the next to last lap brought out the yellow setting up a two lap dash for the win. Hess was up to the challenge and Davies nipped Joel Watson at the line for third and Michael was the runner up.

David Scott and Dick Barton were on the front row for the Super Late event and Scott bested Barton for the lead. Dutch Davies lost the handle collecting Chad Valone, Bump Headman and Randy Lobb with two laps complete. Scott, Barton, Greg Oakes, Doug Eck and Davies were the restart leaders. The first attempted restart was waived off by starter Mark Matthews. Scott was out in front at the end lap three then Hedman had more problems for yellow three. It was three wide at the exit of turn two on the restart as Barton, Oakes and Chris Hackett were fighting for second. Barton held on to the spot with Oakes settling into third. Barton stayed up against the cushion and was able to hold off Oakes but not make any headway towards Scott. Davies became a contender at the half way point challenging Oakes for third. The race for second was now being contested by four race cars. Barton like the leader was using the cushion to just hold on to second. With four laps remaining Barton faded allowing Davies into second with Oakes third. Scott drove a perfect race using the cushion like only a veteran could for his first win of the season and his 15th career win to match his father, Jim, in wins.

At the end of lap one Mike Moore and Jake Finnerty caused the first and yellow of the Outlaw Cadet feature as Ryan Scott led. Steve Kania was second with Chad Schauers third. Scott had the field covered negotiating a late race caution only the second of the race for the win. Kania was second with Schauers third.

The only two feature winners of the season were on the front row of the Crate Late feature Dennis Lunger and John Lacki. A lap three spin by Justin Kreider caused the first caution. Lunger, Lacki and Kyle Scott were leading at the end of the first five laps. At the half way mark Lacki edged up beside Lunger for the lead. Lacki faded two laps later as Scott moved up to challenge him for second. Brian Haggerty lost a drive shaft on the front stretch for the second caution with four laps remaining. Lunger was slow on the restart and Scott tried the bottom for the lead but could not make in stick while Lacki lost several spots allowing Bob Kish to finish third.

Dennis Asel and Kyle Weilacher make up the front row for the Spectator feature and Asel had the top spot at the end of lap two. Brian Crandall was slowing with mechanical problems when Doug Harvey pushed him around for the first caution with three laps complete. Four green flag laps were followed by a spin by Sam Courson. The restart ended with Matt Sampson and Gary Fisher hooked together in the exit of turn two. Jeremy Williams restarted in the second spot behind Asel with Weilacher third. Steve Keith was the next to have problems with a spin on lap eleven. The restart quickly ended when Lee Meyers and John Britt tangled in turn two. At the two to go signal Asel led by several car lengths and Mike Moon nipped Williams at the line for second.

Five cars nearly blocked the speedway on the opening lap of the E-Mod Non-Qualifiers feature. Ben Asel, Mike McGee, Ron Seeley, John Kelsey and Richie Langer were the drivers involved. Shawn Shingledecker was on the pole for the complete restart and led the first lap. Froman nearly spun forcing Burgess to spin for the second yellow. The leader caused the next yellow with a spin in turn four on lap three setting up E-Mod rookie John Boardman as the leader. Boardman led lap three then another multi-car tangle brought out the yellow. Froman, Shingledecker, Dan Sasso and Asel were involved. Boardman continued to lead with Seeley and Kelsey fighting for second. Seeley finally bested Kelsey who nearly spun losing several spots on lap eight. A spin by Burgess for yellow five occurred with nine laps complete and the field was restarted single file. Langer had made a remarkable recovery for earlier in the event to become the new leader on lap eleven. McGee and Randy Raynor caused caution six with 12 laps down. After contact with Boardman on the restart Langer went on to win the event. At the end of the event it was discovered that Justin Carlson was driving the Langer car. Carlson was disqualified for not notifying the officials of the driver change and the win was given to Boardman.

Super Late Model

Heat 1: Chad Valone Jamestown NY, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, David Scott Garland PA, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, Nathan Short Panama NY

Heat 2: Doug Eck Corry PA, Greg Oakes Franklinville NY, Dick Barton Ashville NY, Dutch Davies Warren PA, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA

Feature: David Scott Garland PA, Dutch Davies Warren PA, Greg Oakes Franklinville NY, Dick Barton Ashville NY, Chris Hackett Corry PA, Doug Eck Corry PA, Nathan Short Panama NY, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Chad Valone Jamestown NY, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Jim Mason Filmore NY, Rod Maloy Panama NY

E-Mod

Heat 1: Cale Crocker Garland PA, Richard Michael Jr. Ischua NY, Brent Rhebergen Clymer NY, Jaik Halpainy Ashville NY, Justin Carlson Sherman NY

Heat 2: Mike Eschrich Mt. Jewett PA, Bud Watson Conneaut OH, Randy Hall Olean NY, John Boyd Waterford PA, Al Brewer Belfast NY

Heat 3: Dan Davies Warren PA, Dave Hess Jr. Waterford PA, Jack Young Mentor OH, Kyle Innman Darien NY, Kari Gasser Girard OH

Heat 4: Butch Southwell Warren PA, Brian Douglas Painesville OH, Joel Watson Conneaut OH, David Shagla Sugar Grove PA, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA

Consolation 1: Al Brewer Belfast NY, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Kyle Bedell Little Valley NY, Shawn Shingledecker Franklin PA, Alex Froman Ashville NY, John Boardman Jamestown NY, Ron Seeley Youngsville PA, John Kelsey Sherman NY, Mike McGee Mayville NY, Shane Crotty Corry PA

Consolation 2: Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Leonard Enos Russell PA, Craig Bedell, Greg Johnson Jamestown NY, Ben Asel Kane PA, Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, Dan Sasso Forestville NY, Randy Raynor Fredonia NY, Kari Gasser Girard OH

Feature: Dave Hess Jr. Waterford PA, Richard Michael Jr. Ischua NY, Dan Davies Warren PA, Joel Watson Conneaut OH, Bud Watson Conneaut OH, Brian Douglas Painesville OH, Kyle Bedell Little Valley NY, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Butch Southwell Warren PA, Brent Rhebergen Clymer NY

Outlaw Cadet

Heat 1: Paul Norman Jr. Gerry NY, Steve Kania Waterford PA, Ryan Scott Garland PA, Tyler Green Corry PA, Chad Carlson Lakewood NY

Heat 2: Stan Davis Jr. Jamestown NY, Chad Schauers Frewsburg NY, Paul Himes Lakewood NY, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Jake Finnerty Panama NY

Feature: Ryan Scott Garland PA, Steve Kania Waterford PA, Chad Schauers Frewsburg NY, Paul Norman Jr. Gerry NY, Tyler Green Corry PA, Chad Carlson Lakewood NY, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Jake Finnerty Panama NY, Mike Moore Russell PA, John Cline Jr. Kennedy NY

Super Sportsman

Heat 1: Mike Kosinski Ashville NY, Dan Nocero Jr. Jamestown NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY, Jake Eller Erie PA, Doug Francis Edinboro PA

Heat 2: Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, Joe Buccola Jr. Falconer NY, Marc Luce Randolph NY, Ben Eckstrom Sugar Grove PA, David Stein Sinclairville NY

Feature: Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, Jake Eller Erie PA, Joe Buccola Jr. Falconer NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY, Dan Nocero Jr. Jamestown NY, Ben Eckstrom Sugar Grove PA, Orville Echard III Falconer NY, Scott Lawson Jamestown NY, Mike Kosinski Ashville NY, Mark Fox West Valley NY

Spectator

Heat 1: Steve Keith Jr Clymer NY, Kyle Weilacher Lakewood NY, Douglas Harvey Jamestown NY, Gary Fisher North East PA, Brian Crandall Stockton NY

Heat 2: Mike Moon Brocton NY, Lee Meyers Gerry NY, Jason Covey Clymer NY, Paul Nelson Ashville NY, Sam Courson Cassadaga NY

Feature: Dennis Asel Kane PA, Jason Covey Clymer NY, Mike Moon Brocton NY, Jeremy Williams Wrightsville PA, Paul Nelson Ashville NY, Kyle Weilacher Lakewood NY, Bill Reeves Celeron NY, Sam Courson Cassadaga NY, Kevin Hill Gowanda NY, Steve Keith Jr. Clymer NY

Crate Late Model

Heat 1: Dennis Lunger Jr. Albion PA, Bob Kish Belfast NY, Ed Carley Freedom NY, Justin Tatlow Franklinville NY, Bob Dorman Stockton NY

Heat 2: John Lacki Sinclairville NY, Kyle Scott Garland PA, Brian Haggerty Olean NY, T.J. Downs Albion NY, Chad Silleman South Dayton NY

Feature: Dennis Lunger Jr. Albion PA, Kyle Scott Garland PA, Bob Kish Belfast NY, John Lacki Sinclairville NY, Ed Carley Freedom NY, Bob Dorman Stockton NY, Brian Haggerty Olean NY, Justin Kreider Linesville PA, T.J. Downs Albion NY, Chad Silleman South Dayton NY, Matthew Harvey Jamestown NY, Justin Tatlow Franklinville NY

Super Challenger

Heat 1: Tyler Little Youngsville PA, Travis Darling Jamestown NY, Randy Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Dale Haines Warren PA, Greg Lindholme Frewsburg NY

Heat 2: Jimmy Diabo Sinclairville NY, Aaron Liberati Busti NY, Kyle Jackson Ii Cherry Creek NY, Keith Lamb Panama NY, Curt Hansen Sugar Grove PA

Feature: Jimmy Diabo Sinclairville NY, Travis Darling Jamestown NY, Aaron Liberati Busti NY, Kyle Jackson Ii Cherry Creek NY, Rory Houser Westfield NY, Randy Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Sherwood Potter Ashville NY, Rick Sperry Kennedy NY, Dale Haines Warren PA, Larry Campbell Frewsburg NY