July 21st, 2012

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July 21st, 2012 - Ryan Scott Wins Affinity One FCU Limited Late Model Special and Dave Hess Jr. Super Late Model Winner at Stateline Speedway

By Glenn Slocum

Saturday July 21st, 2012 Busti, NY: The sun broke through just before race time at Stateline Speedway.

Pat Fielding won the first Street Stock event in a close race with Gary Fisher, Ken Lamp Jr. and Chris Withers.

Ryan Scott won the Affinity One FCU Limited Late Model Special taking the lead from Steve Moynihan on lap four.

Dave Hess Jr. came from fourth to win the Super Late Model feature holding off a strong challenge from Chub Frank after a late race caution.

Doug Ricotta notched his first Crate Late Model win in caution filled race where only 13 of the 24 starters finished the race.

Kelly Frederes won his first of the season in the Super Sportsman division. Point leader Dan Nocero Jr. was running second when he suffered mechanical problems.

John Boyd led from the start to win his second E-Mod feature which also saw suffered through several cautions.

Nicolas Mohawk won the second Street Stock feature coming from his fifth starting spot.

Nathan Lamb won the first Super Challenger feature and Chad Bender won the second.
 

Gary Fisher and Pat Fielding were on the front row of the Street Stock feature and the two racers swapped the lead several time in the early laps with Ken Lamp Jr. and Chris Withers fighting for third. The top four in the race stayed together thru out the event with Fielding holding off Fisher for his first win of the season.

Stan Davis Jr. lost his starting spot Affinity One FCU Limited Late Model Special before the race began with a flat tire. Moynihan jumped into the lead as pole sitter Chris Ottaway fell back. Ryan Scott caught Moynihan on lap four and passed for the lead on the front stretch. Steve Kania was third with Ottaway fourth. Moynihan caught Scott on lap nine as lap traffic slowed the leader. A near spin by Moynihan collected Ottaway and Kania with all but Ottaway able to pull away for the first caution of the event with ten laps complete. Scott, Moynihan, Kania and Dustin Eckman were the restart leaders. Eckman and Moynihan were side by side for the third as Scott led Kania by two car lengths. Kania put a fender alongside with five laps remaining but could not make the pass. On the next circuit Kania moved to the top of the track to try the long way around. Bill Reeves suffered mechanical problems slowing to a stop with eighteen laps down for the second caution. Chad Schauers stopped trying to go into the pits on the restart for caution three. Scott stayed low as Kania ran high and Jake Finnerty became a player. Finnerty bested Kania on lap twenty and nearly passed Scott for the lead. Eckman stopped in high in two causing caution four with four laps remaining. Scott was able to pull away from Finnerty on the restart and with two go led by four car lengths. Scott held on for the win and Davis came from the rear to finish third with Finnerty second.

David Scott and Rich Gardner made up the front row of the Super Late Model feature with Doug Eck and Dave Hess Jr. in the second row. Scott led the first circuit with Gardner second and Hess third. Hess used the outside lane to take sole control of the runner up spot as Scott remained low for the lead. Lap traffic was quickly a factor as Scott put Chuck Parker down a lap on lap seven. Hess moved along side Scott on lap eight and became the leader just before the yellow flew for Parker stopped on the inside of the front stretch. Hess, Scott, Eck, Gardner and Chub Frank were the top five for the restart. The Delaware restart game Hess the advantage on the restart as Eck Frank bracketed Scott for second. Eck fell back giving Frank a clear shot at Scott as Hess drove away. On lap fifteen Frank passed Scott for second using the high side out of turn two. Both Hess and Frank were using the middle groove and with five laps remaining Frank had narrowed Hessís lead to seven car lengths. At the two to go sign Hess still maintained a seven car length advantage which he lost when John Volpe stopped in front of the pit entrance for yellow number two with just two laps remaining. Hess beat Frank to turn one on restart and held on for the final circuit for the win with Frank a very close second.

A six car pileup on the first lap of the Crate Late Model feature caused the first yellow before a lap was completed. Dennis Lunger, Mark Thrasher, Jorden Peters and point leader Damien Bidwell were all involved. Zack Carley and Craig Dean were on the front row for the restart. Two green flag laps were run then Matt Cobb and Lunger caused caution two. Lunger took exception to being sent to the pits for his involvement in the two cautions. Doug Ricotta took the lead from Carley just before the yellow flew for another multi-car incident in turn two. Bruce Hordusky, Cody Mason and Garrett Stephen were among the cars involved. Ricotta, Carley, Steve Dixon, Brad Mesler and Chad Silleman were the restart leaders. Silleman and Mesler became entangled on the restart with both cars recovering but the yellow was out for the fourth time. Lap four was finally completed Ricotta out in front and Dixon second but the green ended one lap later as Silleman and Mesler were stopped in turn two. Hordusky and Garrett Mott caused caution six with seven laps down. Ricotta led after the restart with Dixon now the lead challenger. Two laps later Dixon gave way to Justin Smith then fought back for second. Matt Harvey was the next with mechanical problems causing caution seven. Ricotta, Dixon, Smith, Ryan Scott and Bob Kish were the leaders with seven laps remaining. Fifteen of the original 24 starters remained. Scott pulled off one lap after the restart putting Kish in fourth and Carley fifth. With three lap remaining Carley spun to a stop in turn two for caution eight. Ricotta ran the final three laps unchallenged for his first win of the season.

Jim Kibbe and Ron Burgun were on the front row of the Super Sportsman feature but Kelly Frederes came from third to lead the first lap. Wade Watson made hard contact with the turn three concrete stopping the race with four laps complete. Watson was okay but his race car was towed from the speedway. Frederes resumed the lead with Tim Card second and point leader Dan Nocero Jr. third. Nocero made a lap eight pass of Card for the runner up spot then one lap later crossed the line side by side with Frederes. Nocero had mechanical difficulties on lap twelve ending his race night and leaving Frederes unchallenged for the win his first of season.

John Boyd was the early leader in the E-Mod feature which was slowed by two cautions early in the event. The third caution was for Dave Shagla stopped in turn three. Boyd, Leonard Enos, Scott Gurdak, Brian Fardink and Justin Carlson were the restart leaders. The restart ended quickly with Ron Seeley, Dan Davies and Cale Crocker tangled up in turn one. Seeley and Josh Pangrazio stopped to avoid an accident for yellow five. Boyd, Gurdak, Carlson and Enos were the top four. Rich Michael came from 12th to the top five with ten laps complete. Boyd was running away from the field with five laps remaining. Boyd won with a 15 car length lead over Gurdak and Carlson.

Paul Nelson led the first three circuits of the second Street Stock feature then a lap four yellow flew for Eric Harvey. Sam Courson led briefly after the restart then Nicolas Mohawk became the new leader. Nelson was chasing but did not have enough laps to catch Mohawk. It was Mohawks first win at Stateline.

Super Late Model

Heat 1: John Lobb Frewsburg NY, Doug Eck Corry PA, Chad Valone Jamestown NY, Chris Hackett Jamestown NY, Dick Barton Ashville NY

Heat 2: Jason Morell North East PA, Rich Gardner Waterford PA, Dutch Davies Warren PA, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Greg Oakes Franklinville NY

Heat 3: Dave Hess Jr. Waterford PA, David Scott Garland PA, Chub Frank Bear Lake PA, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA

Feature: Dave Hess Jr. Waterford PA, Chub Frank Bear Lake PA, Doug Eck Corry PA, Dutch Davies Warren PA, David Scott Garland PA, Rich Gardner Waterford PA, Jason Dupont Cyclone PA, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, John Lobb Frewsburg NY, Greg Oakes Franklinville NY, Jason Morell North East PA, Dick Barton Ashville NY, Chad Valone Jamestown NY, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Chris Hackett Jamestown NY, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, John Volpe Lakewood NY, Gorge LaBarberra Sugar Grove PA, Scott Johnson Wattsburg PA, Jeff Hoffman Clarendon PA, , Chuck Parker Ashville NY, Jordan Eck Corry PA

E-Mod

Heat 1: John Boyd Waterford PA, Brian Fardink Sherman NY, Al Brewer Belfast NY, Kyle Bedell Little Valley NY, Butch Southwell Warren PA

Heat 2: Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, David Shagla Jr. Sugar Grove PA, Cale Crocker Pittsfield PA, Alex Froman Ashville NY, Joshua Pangrazio Oakfield NY

Heat 3: Leonard Enos Russell PA, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Mike McGee Mayville NY, Richard Michael Jr. Ischua NY, Chad Carlson Lakewood NY

Feature: John Boyd Waterford PA, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Leonard Enos Russell PA, Richard Michael Jr. Ischua NY, Kyle Bedell Little Valley NY, Brian Fardink Sherman NY, John Boardman Jamestown NY, John Woodward Jr. Franklinville NY, Mike Eschrich Mt. Jewett PA

Limited Late Models

Heat 1: Steve Kania Waterford PA, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Ryan Scott Garland PA, John Cline Jr. Kennedy NY, Mike Moon Brocton NY

Heat 2: Chris Ottaway Sherman NY, Stan Davis Jr. Jamestown NY, Mike Moore Russell PA, Dustin Eckman Erie PA, Tyler Green Corry PA

Feature: Ryan Scott Garland PA, Jake Finnerty Panama NY, Stan Davis Jr. Jamestown NY, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Chris Ottaway Sherman NY, Mike Moore Russell PA, Jermin Strickland Jamestown NY, Chad Schauers Frewsburg NY, Steve Kania Waterford PA, John Cline Jr. Kennedy NY

Super Sportsman

Heat 1: Dan Nocero Jr. Jamestown NY, Tim Card Ashville NY, Ron Burgun Brocton NY, Allen Yarbrough Jamestown NY, Clint Haskins Jamestown NY

Heat 2: Jake Eller Erie PA, Kelly Frederes Russell PA, Jim Kibbie Clymer NY, Allen Haskins Sinclairville NY, Mark Fox West Valley NY

Feature: Kelly Frederes Russell PA, Clint Haskins Jamestown NY, Tim Card Ashville NY, Allen Haskins Sinclairville NY, Jim Kibbie Clymer NY, Jake Eller Erie PA, Allen Yarbrough Jamestown NY, Ron Burgun Brocton NY, Dan Nocero Jr. Jamestown NY, Mark Fox West Valley NY

Street Stock

Heat 1: Gary Fisher North East PA, Ken Lamp Jr. Erie PA, Chris Withers Waterford PA, Kevin Hill Gowanda NY, Cody Bliss Celeron NY

Heat 2: Patrick Fielding Titusville PA, Kevin Golden Frewsburg NY, James Britt Forestville NY, Brian Crandall Stockton NY, Paul Nelson Ashville NY

Heat 3: Kyle Weilacher Lakewood NY, Todd Bacon Lakewood NY, Victor Earle, Jr. Gifford PA, Jeremy Williams Pittsfield PA, Elaine Best Jamestown NY

First Feature: Patrick Fielding Titusville PA, Chris Withers Waterford PA, Gary Fisher North East PA, Ken Lamp Jr. Erie PA, Kyle Weilacher Lakewood NY, Brian Crandall Stockton NY, Victor Earle, Jr. Gifford PA, Kevin Golden Frewsburg NY, Todd Bacon Lakewood NY, James Britt Forestville NY

Second Feature: Nicholas Mohawk Angola NY, Paul Nelson Ashville NY, Lance Palmer Duke Center PA, Sam Courson Cassadaga NY, Richard Wojtowicz Jr. Limestone NY, Cody Bliss Celeron NY, Elaine Best Jamestown NY, Eric Harvey Jamestown NY, Glenn Van Cise, Kyle Reinwald Girard PA

Super Challenger

Heat 1: Kevin Covell Sugar Grove PA, Joe Beach Erie PA, Stephen Enlow Panama NY, Kyle Jackson Cherry Creek NY, Bryan Busche Warren PA

Heat 2: Ronnie Fish Jamestown NY, Travis Darling Jamestown NY, Preston Matve Celeron NY, Larry Oaks Sugar Grove PA, Bill Baker Jr. Grand Valley PA

Heat 3: Michael Rizzo Jr. Portland NY, Nathan Lamb Jamestown NY, Kenneth Hultin Panama NY, Stephanie Devereaux Lakewood NY, Joshua Hitchcock Kennedy NY

First Feature: Nathan Lamb Jamestown NY, Travis Darling Jamestown NY, Bryan Busche Warren PA, Stephen Enlow Panama NY, Larry Oaks Sugar Grove PA, Kenneth Hultin Panama NY, Preston Matve Celeron NY, Michael Rizzo Jr. Portland NY, Kevin Covell Sugar Grove PA, Ronnie Fish Jamestown NY

Second Feature: Chad Bender Stockton NY, Scott Dellahoy Jr. Sinclairville NY, Colin Eyler Sugar Grove PA, Eddy Orton Ripley NY, Coty Schauers Frewsburg NY, John Angeletti Falconer NY, Katie Perry Clymer NY, Garrett Yager Falconer NY, Nick Reale, Dustin Lamb Jamestown NY

Crate Late Model

Heat 1: Bob Dorman Stockton NY, Bradley Mesler Wellsville NY, Doug Ricotta Warsaw NY, Steve Dixon Smethport PA, Damien Bidwell Eldred PA

Heat 2: Ryan Scott Garland PA, Justin Smith Smethport PA, Craig Dean Smethport PA, Matthew Harvey Jamestown NY, Dennis Lunger

Heat 3: Darren Peters Fort Erie ON, Chad Silleman South Dayton NY, Zack Carley Freedom NY, Ward Schell Warren PA, Mark Thrasher Jamestown NY

Consolation: Bruce Hordusky Jr. Erie PA, Garrett Mott Smethport PA, Jorden Peters Fort Erie ON, Wade Mohawk Gowanda NY, Paul Himes Lakewood NY, Ed Coast Duke Center PA, Patrick Willer Dubois PA, Jason Genco Jamestown NY

Feature: Doug Ricotta Warsaw NY, Steve Dixon Smethport PA, Justin Smith Smethport PA, Bob Kish Belfast NY, Ward Schell Warren PA, Damien Bidwell Eldred PA, John Haggerty Olean NY, Mark Thrasher Jamestown NY, Dereck Frank Jamestown NY, Bob Dorman Stockton NY, Bradley Mesler Wellsville NY, Cody Mason Eldred PA, Jorden Peters Fort Erie ON, Zack Carley Freedom NY, Ryan Scott Garland PA, Matthew Harvey Jamestown NY, Bruce Hordusky Jr. Erie PA, Craig Dean Smethport PA , Garrett Mott Smethport PA, Chad Silleman South Dayton NY, Garret Stephen Williamsville NY, Matt Cobb Bradford PA, Dennis Lunger, Darren Peters Fort Erie ON