August 4th, 2012

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August 4th, 2012 - Max Blair Wins Sunoco Fuels Crate Late Model Special
Dutch Davies Super Late Model Winner
at Stateline Speedway

By Glenn Slocum

Saturday August 4th, 2012 Busti, NY: Thirty-two Crate Late Models were on-hand for Sunoco Race Fuels Crate Late Model Special at Stateline Speedway. A 4-wide tribute was made by the Crate Late Models to honor the passing of Bill Law owner of the number 14 Crate Late and the man most responsible for bringing the division to Stateline. It took three heats and a consolation race to set the field for the Special. Jason Genco won the consolation and along with Garret Stephen who finished second and Eric Andrus who finished third were added to the field. Point leader Damien Bidwell was involved in an accident in the heats and received a promoterís provisional along with Mark Thrasher the next in points who failed to qualify.

Max Blair came from 6th to win the Crate Special passing early leaders Justin Tatlow and Chad Ruhlman for the win.

Dutch Davies won his fourth Super Late Model feature in commanding fashion. The race ran without a caution with Davies passing nearly half the field.

Limited Late Model point leader Steve Kania led every lap to win his fourth feature of the season.

Chris Withers won his ninth Street Stock feature with a commanding lead over Paul Nelson Jr. and veteran Brian Crandall.

Richard Wojtowicz won a caution filled second Street Stock feature.

Dan Nocero Jr. won his eighth Super Sportsman feature.

Bryan Busche won the Super Challenger feature his first of the season.

 

Justin Tatlow and Chad Ruhlman made up the front row of the Sunoco Crate Late Model Special and Tatlow was leading when a multicar incident stopped the race before the first lap was complete. Bob Dorman was tagged for the yellow and the rest were aligned as they started. Tatlow had Ruhlman by a bumper at the end of lap one with Max Blair third and Ryan Scott fourth. Paul Himes, Brad Mesler caused the second yellow with four laps complete. Tatlow lost the lead to Ruhlman on the restart. A spin by Wade Mohawk caused caution three with nine laps compete. Blair passed Tatlow on the restart and closed with Ruhlman with Tatlow eight car lengths back in third. As Blair and Ruhlman fought for the lead Mark Thrasher pulled out on the front straight from the infield stopping on the track for yellow four. Ruhlman choose the outside for the restart and led lap sixteen with Blair alongside. Blair led lap eighteen by a nose and then was able to slide up in front of Ruhlman to cement the lead. Bobby Rohrer stopped in the pit exit for caution five. Twenty-two of the twenty-six starters remained. Blair, Ruhlman, John Lacki, Tatlow and Scott were the leaders. The yellow flew again with just two laps complete. The race ended with Blair running the final two laps unchallenged and Ruhlman nipped Lacki at the line for second.

Ron Seeley won the E-Mod feature in a race which saw the leaders spin on the finial circuit and the new leader, Chad Carlson, break on the restart.

Dave Shagla Jr. and Mike McGee lead the E-Mod division out for their feature event. McGee was the first around with Shagla second and Chad Carlson third. A three car tangle collected Cale Crocker, Greg Johnson and Brian Fardink with two laps complete. McGee, Shagla, Chad Carlson, Kyle Bedell and Scott Gurdak were the restart leaders. Chad Carlson passed Shagla on the restart for the runner up spot as McGee started to build a lead on the field and Bedell and Gurdak were contesting the fourth spot. Shagla and Bedell made contact ending with the second yellow and Shagla in the back. McGee, Chad Carlson, Bedell, Justin Carlson and Ron Seeley were the restart leaders. Two laps later Fardink spun for the third yellow with nine laps complete. McGee controlled the restart but behind him it was a scramble for second. A lap eleven spin by Johnson brought out yellow four. Bedell moved up to second shortly after the restart putting Chad Carlson in third trailed by Ron Seeley. Bedell testes McGee with two laps to go then one lap later tried underneath and failed then on the final lap with Bedell on the inside and McGee on the outside they made contact with both spinning sending then both to the back of the field for the restart. McGee elected to go to the pits. On the restart Chad Carlson slowed as the green fell and before the field could slow Crocker tried to evade on the outside ending his and Chad Carlsonís night. Ron Seeley was the new leader with Justin Carlson second followed by Nathan Hill, Butch Southwell and Alex Froman. Justin Carlson moved alongside Seeley for the final lap but could not complete the pass giving Seeley his first win of the season.

Eighteen of the twenty one late models showed for the start of the Late Model feature. Andy Boozel led the first two laps then Dutch Davies took over on lap three. Randy Lobb was third with Jason Dupont fourth and Chris Hackett fifth. Davies joined with lap traffic on lap ten nearly a straight away ahead of Lobb with Dupont five car lengths behind in third. With ten to go Davies was in heavy lap traffic with a large lead over Lobb and Dupont. All green and five to go as Davies put point leader Rich Gardner in the George LaBarberra car a lap down. Davies won the event which ran from green to checkers in twelve minutes and ended with just eleven cars on the lead lap.

Steve Kania and Chris Ottaway led the Limited Late Models to the green for their feature event. Kania led the first lap as the yellow flew for Chevy Sweet stopped in turn three. Kania led the next three laps then yellow two involving Jake Finnerty and Chad Schauers slowed the event. Kania, Ottaway, Dustin Eckman, Tyler Green and Steve Moynihan were the leaders. Kania easily pulled away from the field on the restart. Moynihan was moving up reaching third from his eighth starting spot at the half way point. Kania slowed when he encountered lap traffic allowing Ottaway to close. Kania was able to maintain his lead event in lap traffic as the race wound down. At two to go Kania was ten car lengths ahead of Ottaway and had a clear race track in front of him. Kania cruised home for his fourth win of the season tying Eckman in the win column and extending his point lead.

It was three wide at the end of lap one in the first Street Stock feature with Kevin Golden just nipping Kyle Weilacher and Jason Covey at the line. The first yellow appeared during lap two. A yellow on the restart collected Nick Mohawk and Kevin Golden. Weilacher, Covey, Chris Withers, Paul Nelson Jr. and Jeremy Williams were the restart leaders. Covey beat Weilacher to the line to lead lap two then Earle and Sam Courson caused yellow three. Withers was the new leader after the lap two restart with Covey second and Nelson third. Another yellow on lap five collected several cars including Pat Fielding, Elaine Best, Todd Bacon and Gary Fisher. Nelson passed Covey on lap seven for the number two spot and Brian Crandall was fourth after starting eleventh. Crandall continued to advance gaining third just before the fourth caution as Best stopped in turn four. Withers won with a commanding lead over Nelson.

It took three attempts to complete the first lap of the second Street Stock feature then just as the lap ended Kevin Hill stopped up nose into the front stretch wall and hit hard by Doug Moore. Both drivers were okay but neither car could continue. Richard Wojtowicz was the leader with Brad Strickland second. Yellow five happened on lap five with cars spun in turns two and four. Eric Harvey spun Brian Wilson for yellow six with ten laps complete. Wojtowicz won the caution filled event with Lance Palmer second.

Point leader Dan Nocero Jr. was the leader at the end of the first lap of the Super Sportsman feature. A lap two caution for Tom Kosinski slowed the event. Jake Eller spun to a stop before the green for caution two then caution three on the restart for Tim Card. Eller spun again with seven laps complete for yellow four. The fifth yellow occurred on lap ten and the sixth on the restart. Nocero won his eighth of the season.

Super Late Model

Heat 1: Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, David Scott Garland PA, Dick Barton Ashville NY

Heat 2: Dutch Davies Warren PA, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Jason Dupont Cyclone PA, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Jason Morell North East PA

Heat 3: Chris Hackett Jamestown NY, Chad Valone Jamestown NY, Doug Eck Corry PA, Greg Oakes Franklinville NY, Chuck Parker Ashville NY

Feature: Dutch Davies Warren PA, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Greg Oakes Franklinville NY, David Scott Garland PA, Chris Hackett Jamestown NY, Dick Barton Ashville NY, Jason Dupont Cyclone PA, Doug Eck Corry PA, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Rich Gardner Waterford PA, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Jason Morell North East PA, Jeff Hoffman, Jordan Eck Corry PA, Chuck Parker Ashville NY, Max Blair Titusville PA

E-Mod

Heat 1: Chad Carlson Lakewood NY, Mike McGee Mayville NY, Butch Southwell Warren PA, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Brian Fardink Sherman NY

Heat 2: Kyle Bedell Little Valley NY, David Shagla Jr. Sugar Grove PA, Alex Froman Ashville NY, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Ron Seeley Youngsville PA

Feature: Ron Seeley Youngsville PA, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Nathan Hill East Otto NY, Butch Southwell Warren PA, Alex Froman Ashville NY, Anthony Marotto Ashville NY, Clint Brady Frewsburg NY, Mike McGee Mayville NY, Kyle Bedell Little Valley NY, Chad Carlson Lakewood NY


Limited Late Models

Heat 1: Tyler Green Corry PA, Chris Ottaway Sherman NY, Chad Schauers Frewsburg NY, Ryan Scott Garland PA, Stan Davis Jr. Jamestown NY

Heat 2: Dustin Eckman Erie PA, Steve Kania Waterford PA, Jake Finnerty Panama NY, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Mike Moon Brocton NY

Feature: Steve Kania Waterford PA, Chris Ottaway Sherman NY, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Tyler Green Corry PA, Dustin Eckman Erie PA, Ryan Scott Garland PA, Jake Finnerty Panama NY, Stan Davis Jr. Jamestown NY, Mike Moore Russell PA, Mike Moon Brocton NY

Super Sportsman

Heat 1: Wade Watson Ashville NY, Dan Nocero Jr. Jamestown NY, Allen Haskins Sinclairville NY, Tom Kosinski Lakewood NY, Tim Card Ashville NY

Heat 2: Ron Burgun Brocton NY, Clint Haskins Jamestown NY, Allen Yarbrough Jamestown NY, Chris Market Erie PA, Rick Karash

Feature: Dan Nocero Jr. Jamestown NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY, Ron Burgun Brocton NY, Jim Kibbie Clymer NY, Don McGuire Harborcreek PA, Jake Eller Erie PA, Allen Haskins Sinclairville NY, Tom Kosinski Lakewood NY, Allen Yarbrough Jamestown NY, Tim Card Ashville NY

Street Stock

Heat 1: Jason Covey Clymer NY, Chris Withers Waterford PA, Paul Nelson Ashville NY, Nicholas Mohawk Angola NY, Cody Bliss Celeron NY

Heat 2: Kevin Golden Frewsburg NY, Victor Earle Jr. Gifford PA, Sam Courson Cassadaga NY, Brian Crandall Stockton NY, Elaine Best Jamestown NY

Heat 3: Kyle Weilacher Lakewood NY, Patrick Fielding Titusville PA, Gary Fisher North East PA, Jeremy Williams Pittsfield PA, Todd Bacon Lakewood NY

First Feature: Chris Withers Waterford PA, Paul Nelson Ashville NY, Brian Crandall Stockton NY, Patrick Fielding Titusville PA, Nicholas Mohawk Angola NY, Jason Covey Clymer NY, Kevin Golden Frewsburg NY, Gary Fisher North East PA, Kyle Weilacher Lakewood NY, Todd Bacon Lakewood NY

Second Feature: Richard Wojtowicz Jr. Limestone NY, Lance Palmer Duke Center PA, Brad Strickland Jamestown NY, Eric Harvey Jamestown NY, Butch Talbot Salamanca NY, Jason Martin Columbus PA, Jerry Fish Falconer NY, Berton Chapel Irvine PA, Mike Harmon Albion PA, Kyle Reinwald Girard PA

Super Challenger

Heat 1: Kyle Jackson Cherry Creek NY, Chad Bender Stockton NY, Travis Darling Jamestown NY, Bryan Busche Warren PA, Casey Burch Randolph NY

Heat 2: Larry Oaks Sugar Grove PA, Kevin Covell Sugar Grove PA, Jason Lynn Falconer NY, Colin Eyler Sugar Grove PA, Preston Matve Celeron NY

Heat 3: Nick Reale, Joe Beach Erie PA, Ronnie Fish Jamestown NY, Leo Hanlon Pleasantville PA, Nathan Lamb Jamestown NY

Feature: Bryan Busche Warren PA, Chad Bender Stockton NY, Nathan Lamb Jamestown NY, Ronnie Fish Jamestown NY, Larry Oaks Sugar Grove PA, Nick Reale, Scott Dellahoy Jr. Sinclairville NY, Stephen Enlow Panama NY, Jason Lynn Falconer NY, Travis Darling Jamestown NY

Crate Late Model

Heat 1: Justin Tatlow Franklinville NY, Ryan Scott Garland PA, Jamie Brown Jamestown NY, Matthew Harvey Jamestown NY, Chad Silleman South Dayton NY

Heat 2: Chad Ruhlman Sinclairville NY, John Lacki Sinclairville NY, Bruce Hordusky Jr. Erie PA, Justin Smith Smethport PA, Doug Ricotta Warsaw NY

Heat 3: Bob Dorman Stockton NY, Max Blair Centerville PA, Ward Schell Warren PA, Ed Carley Freedom NY, Cody Mason Eldred PA

Consolation: Jason Genco Jamestown NY, Garret Stephen Williamsville NY, Eric Andrus, A J MacQuarrie, Damien Bidwell Eldred PA, Mark Thrasher Jamestown NY, Skip Jackson Jamestown NY, Ed Coast Duke Center PA, Sean Frey Colombia NY, John Haggerty Olean NY

Feature: Max Blair Centerville PA, Chad Ruhlman Sinclairville NY, John Lacki Sinclairville NY, Justin Tatlow Franklinville NY, Ryan Scott Garland PA, Doug Ricotta Warsaw NY, Ed Carley Freedom NY, Ward Schell Warren PA, Matt Cobb Bradford PA, Bruce Hordusky Jr. Erie PA, Zack Carley Freedom NY, Matthew Harvey Jamestown NY, Damien Bidwell Eldred PA, Cody Mason Eldred PA, Justin Smith Smethport PA, Bob Dorman Stockton NY, Jason Genco Jamestown NY, Garret Stephen Williamsville NY, Paul Himes Lakewood NY, Eric Andrus, Wade Mohawk Gowanda NY, Bobby Rohrer Waterford PA, Bradley Mesler Wellsville NY, Mark Thrasher Jamestown NY, Chad Silleman South Dayton NY, Jamie Brown Jamestown NY