May 21st, 2011


Joel Watson Wins Budweiser UEMS Feature and Dutch Davies wins the Super Late Model Feature at Stateline Speedway

By Glenn Slocum

Saturday May 21st, 2011 Busti, NY: Sunshine was a welcome addition to the 2011 racing season at Stateline. Arthur R Gren / Budweiser UEMS $1,000 to win event headlined the racing card. Forty-six E-Mods checked into the pits trying to qualify for one of the 26 spots in the feature event. The UEMS Non-Qualifiers race was won by Jaik Halpainy. Joel Watson took over the UEMS main event after leader Kyle Innman spun then survived a late race charge by Dave Hess Jr. for the win.

Garry Fisher came from 13th to win a caution filled Spectator feature.

Dutch Davies notched his second Super Late Model career win over a charging Dave Hess Jr.

Glen Slaney won the Outlaw Cadet feature after a heated battle with first Steve Moynihan then Chad Carlson.

Ben Burgess Jr. made it two in row winning the Super Sportsman event.

John Lacki won the Crate Late feature.

Dustin Lamb won the first Super Challenger feature and Austin Karash won the second.

Lee Meyers and Jason Covey were on the front row for the Spectator feature which saw the yellow fly before most of the cars had crossed the start finish line for the first time. Meyers was the first around with Covey second and Paul Nelson third. A spin by Kyle Weilacher caused caution number two as the second lap ended. Two more laps were complete when the third yellow flew as James Britt was stopped facing the wrong direction high in turn three. Two laps later a six car incident cause yellow number four. Meyers, Gary Fisher, Steve Keith Jr., Covey were the restart leaders. Yellow five followed with seven laps complete followed immediately by yellow six, seven and eight on the next three restarts. Fisher made his move on the lap eight as Meyers fell to third with Mike Moon up to second from his 15th starting spot. Eleven laps were complete with Nelson and last week winner Dennis Asel joining Fisher, Moon and Meyers in the top five. Fisher won by three lengths with Moon second and Asel third.

Andy Boozel brought out the first caution in the Super Late Model feature. Nathan Short and Doug Eck were on the front after contact in the first corner Short held on to the lead then one lap later Dick Barton and Eck spun in unison for caution two. They were running third an fourth and would now restart in the rear of the nineteen car field. Barton’s pit crew called him into the pits during the yellow but he returned to take the green. Short led Dutch Davies with Chad Valone third. Davies passed Short on lap five to become the new leader. Last week’s winner Ron Maloy was third, Valone fell to fourth and Dave Hess Jr. fought with Darrell Bossard for fifth. With twelve of the 25 laps complete Davies had a full straight away lead over Short. A slowing Andy Boozel caused the third yellow allowing the field to close with Davies. Davies controlled the restart. Hess was the only car advancing passing Valone on lap fifteen and Maloy for third on lap eighteen. Short was the next to fall to Hess’s charge. Davies had amassed a twenty car length lead that Hess struggled to close as the laps wound down. A last lap spin by Valone did not cause a yellow as Davies beat Hess to the line by several car lengths for his first win on the season and his second at Stateline.

Steve Moynihan nipped Glen Slaney to lead the first lap of the Outlaw Cadet feature. The first yellow appeared on lap three with a two car spin in turn two. Moynihan and Slaney ran door to door for the next two green flag laps then Jake Finnerty’s spin brought out the a lap five yellow flag. Slaney passed Moynihan on the restart for the race lead. Chad Carlson became a contender on lap thirteen passing Ryan Scott for third just before the third caution of the race. Slaney, Moynihan, Carlson, Scott and Kelly Frederes were the leaders. Carlson continued to advance passing Moynihan for the runner up spot on lap fifteen. John Cline had problems on with seventeen complete for caution four. Carlson put fender under Slaney and the two nearly spun between turns one and two with Slaney able to recover but Moynihan helped Carlson around for caution five sending Carlson to the rear of the field. Slaney ran the last few laps unchallenged for his first of the season.

The UEMS Budweiser feature event was brought to the green by Kyle Innman and Kyle Bedell. Inman led the first circuit with Joel Watson second. Several cars tangled in turn two on lap two ending with Clayton Kennedy the only car stopped on the speedway. Innman, Watson Bedell, Dave Lyon and Al Brewer were the top five for the double file restart. The leader spun in turn two just after the restart for caution number two. Watson was the new leader with Brewer second and Bedell third. Lyon and Brewer caused caution thee slowing the event while the wrecker crews untangled their cars. Watson, Bedell and Shane Crotty were the leaders. Dan Davies and Butch Southwell completed the top five. With 8 laps complete Lyon came to a stop between turns three and four with obvious problems on the right front of his race car for caution four. Watson remained in charge with Crotty and Bedell giving chase. Dave Hess Jr. was fourth with Davies fifth. Mike Eschrich had problems with sixteen complete for yellow five. Leonard Enos did not make it through turn one on the restart for yellow six. A four car wreck on lap seventeen caused caution seven. Hess passed Bedell on lap twenty then Crotty one lap later leaving three laps to run down Watson for the win. Hess closed to within five car lengths of Watson but ran out of race ending his charge giving the win to Watson.

Tom Hagberg was the early leader in the UEMS Non-Qualifier event. A spin by Jordan John brought out caution number one on lap two followed quickly by caution two on the restart. Jaik Halpainy passed Hagberg on lap four. A car stopped near the pit entrance for caution three with six laps down. Dave Shagla came for ninth to pass Hagberg for second on lap eight. The race remained green until a spin by Kyle Bradigan cause caution four. Halpainy, Shagla, Chuck Frye and Hagberg were the leaders. Halpainy finished the last three laps unchallenged for his first E-Mod win.

The Super Sportsman features first lap ended with a three car incident involving Jake Eller, Wade Watson and Scott Lawson. Allen Haskins was the leader after the restart trailed by Joe Buccola Jr. in second. Buccola suffered mechanical problems a pulled into the pits. Ben Burgess Jr. was the leader when Mike stopped up against the front stretch fence and Orville Edward made hard contact with the turn four concrete. Nine laps were complete. Burgess made it two in row with the win.

Darren Peters used his pole starting spot to take the early lead in the Crate Late Model feature event. John Lacki was second with Ed Carley third, Kyle Scott fourth and last week’s winner Dennis Lunger fifth. Todd Sweet spun in front of the race leaders for the first caution. Lacki Peters and Carley were three wide for lead on lap eleven with Lacki coming out on top. Peters lost another spot a couple of laps later to Carley. A Robert Dorman spin brought out the second caution with fourteen laps complete. Lacki did not fire on the restart causing the green to be followed by an immediate yellow. Dorman spun collecting Jorden Peters for caution four. Lacki cruised to the win his first of the season.

Super Late Model

Heat 1: Dick Barton Ashville NY, Nathan Short Panama NY, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Greg Oakes Franklinville NY, Dave Hess Jr. Waterford PA

Heat 2: Chad Valone Jamestown NY, Doug Eck Corry PA, Dutch Davies Warren PA, Rod Maloy Panama NY, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA

Feature: Dutch Davies Warren PA, Dave Hess Jr. Waterford PA, Chris Hackett Corry PA, Nathan Short Panama NY, Rod Maloy Panama NY, Doug Eck Corry PA, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Ryan Scott Garland PA, David Scott Garland PA, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Dick Barton Ashville NY, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Greg Oakes Franklinville NY, Dereck Frank Jamestown NY, Chad Valone Jamestown NY, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, John Lobb Frewsburg NY


Heat 1: Randy Hall Olean NY, Al Brewer Belfast NY, John Boyd Waterford PA, Jack Young Mentor OH, John Kelsey Sherman NY

Heat 2: Butch Southwell Warren PA, Kyle Innman Darien NY, Mike Eschrich Mt. Jewett PA, Craig Bedell, Leonard Enos Russell PA

Heat 3: Bud Watson, Kyle Bedell Little Valley NY, Dave Hess Jr. Waterford PA, Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, Jaik Halpainy Ashville NY

Heat 4: Dan Davies Warren PA, Shane Crotty Corry PA, Clayton Kennedy, John Woodward Jr. Franklinville NY, Tom Hagberg Warren PA

Heat 5: Joel Watson Conneaut OH, Dave Lyon Corry PA, Brent Rhebergen Clymer NY, Nathan Hill East Otto NY, Richard Michael Jr. Ischua NY

First B-Main: Craig Bedell, Jack Young Mentor OH, Nathan Hill East Otto NY, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Richard Michael Jr. Ischua NY, Tim Rockwell Salamanca NY, Tom Hagberg Warren PA, John Kelsey Sherman NY, Kari Gasser Girard OH, Alex Froman Ashville NY

Second B-Main: Ben Burgess Jr Sherman NY, Ron Seeley Youngsville PA, John Woodward Jr. Franklinville NY, Leonard Enos Russell PA, Jaik Halpainy Ashville NY, Chuck Frye Ashville NY, John Boardman Jamestown NY, Kyle Bradigan South Dayton NY, Jaben Hill Cattaraugus NY, Randy Raynor Fredonia NY

Feature: Joel Watson Conneaut OH, Dave Hess Jr. Waterford PA, Kyle Bedell Little Valley NY, Shane Crotty Corry PA, Bud Watson, Brent Rhebergen Clymer NY, Dan Davies Warren PA, Butch Southwell Warren PA, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Randy Hall Olean NY

Non Qualifier Race: Jaik Halpainy Ashville NY, David Shagla Sugar Grove PA, Tom Hagberg Warren PA, John Kelsey Sherman NY, Alex Froman Ashville NY, Ben Asel Kane PA, Randy Raynor Fredonia NY, Kyle Bradigan South Dayton NY, Chuck Frye Ashville NY, Jordan John

Outlaw Cadet

Heat 1: Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Glen Slaney Union City PA, Chad Carlson Lakewood NY, Mike Moore Russell PA, Paul Norman Jr. Gerry NY

Heat 2: Ryan Scott Garland PA, Chad Schauers Frewsburg NY, Kelly Frederes Russell PA, Jake Finnerty Panama NY, Tyler Green Corry PA

Feature: Glen Slaney Union City PA, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Ryan Scott Garland PA, Kelly Frederes Russell PA, Tyler Green Corry PA, Chad Schauers Frewsburg NY, Paul Norman Jr. Gerry NY, Chad Carlson Lakewood NY, John Cline Jr. Kennedy NY, Brian Larson Russell PA

Super Sportsman

Heat 1: Wade Watson Ashville NY, Dan Nocero Jr. Jamestown NY, Allen Haskins Sinclairville NY, Mike Genco Jamestown NY, Scott Lawson Jamestown NY

Heat 2: Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, Joe Buccola Jr. Falconer NY, Ron Burgun Brocton NY, Mike Kosinski Ashville NY, Marc Luce Randolph NY

Feature: Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, Mike Kosinski Ashville NY, Allen Haskins Sinclairville NY, Ben Reed Brocton NY, Jake Eller Erie PA, Doug Francis Edinboro PA, Wade Watson Ashville NY, Clint Haskins Jamestown NY, David Stein Sinclairville NY, Mark Fox West Valley NY


Heat 1: Steve Keith Jr. Clymer NY, Brian Crandall Stockton NY, Douglas Harvey Jamestown NY, Ken Lamp Jr. Waterford PA, Jeremy Williams Wrightsville PA

Heat 2: Mike Moon Brocton NY, Gary Fisher North East PA, Damon Lewis Great Valley NY, Matt Sampson Warren PA, Kyle Weilacher Lakewood NY

Heat 3: Lee Meyers Gerry NY, Paul Nelson Ashville NY, Sam Courson Cassadaga NY, Kevin Hill Gowanda NY, Jason Covey Clymer NY

Feature: Gary Fisher North East PA, Mike Moon Brocton NY, Dennis Asel Kane PA, Paul Nelson Ashville NY, Douglas Harvey Jamestown NY, Brian Crandall Stockton NY, Lee Meyers Gerry NY, Kyle Weilacher Lakewood NY, Sam Conti, Carl Marcy

Crate Late Model

Heat 1: Darren Peters Fort Erie ON, John Lacki Sinclairville NY, Ed Carley Freedom NY, Justin Tatlow Franklinville NY, John Haggerty Olean NY

Heat 2: Chad Silleman South Dayton NY, Kyle Scott Garland PA, Dennis Lunger Jr. Albion PA, Matt Cobb Bradford PA, Bobby Roher

Feature: John Lacki Sinclairville NY, Ed Carley Freedom NY, Dennis Lunger Jr. Albion PA, Steve Dixon Smethport PA, Darren Peters Fort Erie ON, Kyle Scott Garland PA, Chad Silleman South Dayton NY, John Haggerty Olean NY, Matt Cobb Bradford PA, Matthew Harvey Jamestown NY, Brian Haggerty, Todd Sweet Cuba NY, Robert Dorman Stockton NY, Jorden Peters Fort Erie ON, Bobby Roher, Justin Tatlow Franklinville NY

Super Challenger

Heat 1: Austin Karash Panama NY, Aaron Liberati Busti NY, Preston Matve Celeron NY, Dale Haines Warren PA, Ben Preston Youngsville PA

Heat 2: Jimmy Diabo Sinclairville NY, Travis Darling Jamestown NY, Tyler Little Youngsville PA, Sherwood Potter Ashville NY, Bill Baker Jr Grand Valley PA

Heat 3: Dustin Lamb Jamestown NY, Brandon Troutman, Joshua Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Kevin Covell Sugar Grove PA, Randy Beckstrom Frewsburg NY

First Feature: Dustin Lamb Jamestown NY, Joshua Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Brandon Troutman, Aaron Liberati Busti NY, Randy Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Sherwood Potter Ashville NY, Ben Preston Youngsville PA, Dale Haines Warren PA, Jimmy Diabo Sinclairville NY, Rick Sperry Kennedy NY

Second Feature: Austin Karash Panama NY, Travis Darling Jamestown NY, Preston Matve Celeron NY, Chris Knisley Jamestown NY, Tabetha Houser Frewsburg NY, Jason Black Spring Creek PA, Jeff Loomis Lakewood NY, Bill Baker Jr. Grand Valley PA, Eric Lowe Ashville NY, Jeremiah Blystone Youngsville PA