May 12th, 2012

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May 12th, 2012 - Robbie Blair Wins Neilís Propane ULMS 30 at Stateline Speedway
By Glenn Slocum

Saturday May 12th, 2012 Busti, NY: The Neilís Propane ULMS 30 headlined the racing at Stateline Speedway with 31 Super Late Models trying to qualify for one of the 24 starting spots and bring home the $3,000 winnerís share.

Robbie Blair won the ULMS event. Blair relinquished the lead to Boom Briggs in heavy lap traffic but was saved by the only yellow then once out of lap traffic pulled away from Briggs for the win and $3,000 purse.

Steve Kania won the Limited Late feature in a green to checkers run in a race with no cautions.

Max Blair took advantage of a mid race spin by Steve Dixon for his first win at Stateline in the Crate Late feature.

Dan Nocero Jr. made it two in a row winning the caution filled Super Sportsman feature.

Chris Withers won the Street Stock event marred with cautions and ending on lap fourteen with a front stretch wreck.

Randy Hall started and ended first in the E-Mod feature his first win of the season.

Casey Burch used the high groove to pass race leader Josh Beckstrom for his first win of the season.

Andy Boozel won his heat and the redraw for the number one starting spot with Robbie Blair in second. Last yearís Stateline Champion Dutch Davies and Boom Briggs were in row two followed by Ron Davies and Jason DuPont in row three. Boozel was the first into turn one and Blair was the first to the start finish line to lead lap one. Dutch Davies trailed Boozel with Briggs in the fourth spot. Blair was flying low with nearly a full straight away lead at the end of ten laps. Briggs had settled into the second spot followed by Boozel and Dutch Davies. Blair ran into the end of the field slowing his progress and Briggs started to close. Briggs closed to with in three car lengths ten laps remaining. Setting up on the outside Briggs made the pass just before the first yellow for Brent Rhebergen stopped in the inside of turn four. The yellow saved the lead for Blair as nine laps remained. Blair managed a five car length lead after the restart and Briggs was unable to close. Boozel was third followed by a charging Mike Knight, Dutch Davies and DuPont. With no traffic in front of him Blair extended his advantage and at the checkers led Briggs by 10 car lengths.

The first two attempts at starting the Limited Late feature were waived off by starter Mark Matthews. Steve Kania was on the pole and led the early laps with Chris Ottaway second and Steve Moynihan third. Veteran Mike More came from fourth passing Ottaway for second just before midway with Ryan Scott in tow. Scott bested Moore on lap fourteen but Kania was out in front with a half a lap lead. Kania took the white in heavy lap traffic then the checkers and the only incident in the race was a spin by Chad Schauers on the last lap.

The Crate Late Models were the third feature of night and Dereck Frank led the first four laps then Steve Dixon took over. Jason Stetson stopped for the first caution with six laps complete. Dixon took the outside for the restart with Frank second. A two car incident with Bruce Hordusky Jr. and Randy Raynor ruined the restart. Dixon, Frank, Max Blair, Bradley Mesler and Justin Tatlow were the top five. The green stayed out for just two laps then a yellow for a single car spin. Dixon, Blair and Tatlow were contesting the lead when the yellow flew for Raynor and Damien Bidwell. Dixon lost the handle a lap after the restart relinquishing the lead to Blair with Tatlow second and Mesler third. Chad Ruhlman sent Tatlow back a spot then Kyle Scott spun for the sixth caution. Blair, Ruhlman, Tatlow, Mesler and Jason Genco led. A six car incident ended the restart for caution seven. After a lengthy delay clearing the track Blair led the finial five laps for the win for his first win at Stateline.

Dan Nocero Jr., last weekís winner, was on the pole for the Super Sportsman feature. The first lap ended with Nocero in the lead and a two car spin in turn four. The restart ended with another multi-car pileup. Nocero led the next three laps before caution three and the restart saw caution four. One more lap was completed before the next yellow. Nocero, Jake Eller and Ben Burgess Jr. were the leaders. Allen Yarbrough spun ending his night of racing after being involved in three yellows. Burgess was unable to catch Nocero even after the race finished with several laps under green. It was Noceroís second win of the season.

Brian Crandall led the first two circuits of the Street Stock feature. Jason Covey spun in turn two for the first caution. Richard Wojtowicz was second with Chris Withers third and Steve Keith Jr. fourth. Victor Earle and Todd Bacon tangled for yellow number two. Keith suffered a right rear flat during the restart for caution three moving Withers to third. Withers immediately took advantage grabbing the race lead during the restart lap. Sam Conti and Sam Courson spun with five complete for caution four. Jeremy Williams caused caution five with a spin coming out of turn two on the restart. A five car tangle with seven laps complete caused caution six. Mike Brown was the next driver to have problems causing caution seven and then one lap later eight. On lap 12 Steve Keith was spun in turn two and Jeffery Keith was spun in turn four for caution nine. With a wreck on the front stretch after Covey spun collecting Kyle Weilacher on the white flag lap the race was ended by track officials. It was two in a row for Withers.

Randy Hall took off with the immediate lead in the E-Mod feature with Dan Davies in hot pursuit. Eight laps were in the books before the first caution flew, for Clint Brady, who looped his mount in turn one. On the restart Steve Rex spun in turn four, negating the start just as six cars piled up in turn one. John Woodard put the full court press on Davies for the runner up spot nearly completing the pass. A single car spin by Rex slowed the event on lap twelve. Davies was alongside Hall when the yellow flew for a four car incident in turn one and caution three. Hall, Davies, Woodard and Butch Southwell made up the top four. Southwell charged from fourth to second on the restart then on the next circuit a car stopped in the pit entrance for caution four. Three laps remained with Hall holding the top spot followed by Southwell, Davies and veteran Scott Gurdak now in fourth with Woodard fifth. Hall collected the two to go with a seven car length lead over Southwell. The race ended with Hall the winner his first of the season.

Garrett Yager spun on the second lap of the Super Challenger feature as Josh Beckstrom led. Roy Boutelle stopped in turn one for the second caution on the restart. Joe Beach stopped causing caution three. Beckstrom crossed the line for half way and before he could complete the lap a two car incident caused caution four. Casey Burch made the outside groove work passing Beckstrom for the race lead. Burch survived the final three laps for his first win of the season.

Super Late Model

Heat 1: Robbie Blair Centerville PA, Mike Knight Ripley NY, John Lobb Frewsburg NY, Brady Wonderling Scio NY, Mike Knight Ripley NY

Heat 2: Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Boom Briggs Bear Lake PA, Chub Frank Bear Lake PA, , Rod Maloy Panama NY, Rich Gardner Waterford PA

Heat 3: Dick Barton Ashville NY, Jason Dupont Cyclone PA, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Chris Hackett Jamestown NY, Dennis Lunger

Heat 4: Ron Davies Warren PA, Dutch Davies Warren PA, Greg Johnson Sugar Grove PA, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Jordan Eck Corry PA

Consolation 1: Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Dennis Lunger, Billy Dickson, Greg Oakes Franklinville NY, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, John Volpe Lakewood NY, Brent Rhebergen Clymer NY, T J Downs Albion NY

Consolation 2: Jared Miley, Rich Gardner Waterford PA, Billy Dickson, Doug Eck Corry PA, Chad Valone Jamestown NY, Jordan Eck Corry PA, Dan Kienitz

Feature: Robbie Blair Centerville PA, Boom Briggs Bear Lake PA, Mike Knight Ripley NY, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Dutch Davies Warren PA, Jason Dupont Cyclone PA, Ron Davies Warren PA, Chub Frank, Jared Miley, Brady Wonderling Scio NY, Dick Barton Ashville NY, John Lobb Frewsburg NY, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Greg Johnson Sugar Grove PA, Dennis Lunger, Doug Eck Corry PA, Rich Gardner Waterford PA, Chris Hackett Jamestown NY, Jeff Hoffman, Brent Rhebergen Clymer NY, Rod Maloy Panama NY, Billy Dickson, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA

E-Mod

Heat 1: John Woodward Jr. Franklinville NY, Ron Seeley Youngsville PA, Butch Southwell Warren PA, Greg Johnson Jamestown NY, Mike McGee Mayville NY

Heat 2: Dan Davies Warren PA, Al Brewer Belfast NY, Cale Crocker Pittsfield PA, David Shagla Jr. Sugar Grove PA, Nathan Hill East Otto NY

Heat 3: Randy Hall Olean NY, John Boardman Jamestown NY, Richard Michael Jr. Ischua NY, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Alex Froman Ashville NY

Feature: Randy Hall Olean NY, Butch Southwell Warren PA, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Dan Davies Warren PA, Richard Michael Jr. Ischua NY, David Shagla Jr. Sugar Grove PA, John Woodward Jr. Franklinville NY, Ron Seeley Youngsville PA, Cale Crocker Pittsfield PA, Chuck Frye Ashville NY

Limited Late Models

Heat 1: Mike Moore Russell PA, Chris Ottaway Sherman NY, Stan Davis Jr. Jamestown NY, Bob Vogt Jr. W. Springfield PA, Dennis Asel Kane PA

Heat 2: Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Steve Kania Waterford PA, Ryan Scott Garland PA, Jake Finnerty Panama NY, Mike Moon Brocton NY

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

Super Sportsman

Heat 1: Dan Nocero Jr. Jamestown NY, Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, Tim Card Ashville NY, Clint Haskins Jamestown NY, Jim Kibbie Clymer NY

Heat 2: Wade Watson Ashville NY, Jake Eller Erie PA, Michael Little Ashville NY, Ron Burgun Brocton NY, Allen Haskins Sinclairville NY

Feature: Dan Nocero Jr. Jamestown NY, Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, Jake Eller Erie PA, Jim Kibbie Clymer NY, Tim Card Ashville NY, Ron Burgun Brocton NY, Clint Haskins Jamestown NY, Allen Haskins Sinclairville NY, Mike Genco Jamestown NY, Allen Yarbrough Jamestown NY

Street Stock

Heat 1: Chris Withers Waterford PA, Steve Keith Jr. Clymer NY, Jeffery Keith Clymer NY, James Britt Forestville NY, Victor Earle Jr. Gifford PA

Heat 2: Richard Wojtowicz Jr. Limestone NY, Lance Palmer Duke Center PA, Patrick Fielding Titusville PA, Sam Courson Cassadaga NY, Nicholas Mohawk Angola NY

Heat 3: Brian Crandall Stockton NY, Jason Covey Clymer NY, Jeremy Williams Pittsfield PA, Gary Fisher North East PA, Todd Bacon Lakewood NY

Feature: Chris Withers Waterford PA, Brian Crandall Stockton NY, Richard Wojtowicz Jr. Limestone NY, Patrick Fielding Titusville PA, Gary Fisher North East PA, Nicholas Mohawk Angola NY, Charlie McMillen Titusville PA, Jeremy Williams Pittsfield PA, Kyle Weilacher Lakewood NY, Tony Fonzo Titusville PA

Crate Late Model

Heat 1: Chad Ruhlman Sinclairville NY, Jason Stetson North East PA, Steve Dixon Smethport PA, Jason Genco Jamestown NY, Matt Cobb Bradford PA

Heat 2: Max Blair Centerville PA, Bradley Mesler Wellsville NY, John Haggerty Olean NY, Garrett Mott Smethport PA, Matthew Harvey Jamestown NY

Heat 3: Kyle Scott Garland PA, Justin Tatlow Franklinville NY, Dereck Frank Jamestown NY, Damien Bidwell Eldred PA, Bob Dorman Stockton NY

Feature: Max Blair Centerville PA, Chad Ruhlman Sinclairville NY, Justin Tatlow Franklinville NY, Bradley Mesler Wellsville NY, Jason Genco Jamestown NY, John Haggerty Olean NY, Bob Dorman Stockton NY, Damien Bidwell Eldred PA, Matthew Harvey Jamestown NY, Bob Kish Belfast NY, Garrett Mott Smethport PA, Matt Cobb Bradford PA, Chad Silleman South Dayton NY, Dereck Frank Jamestown NY, Zack Carley Freedom NY, Skip Jackson Jamestown NY, Rob Bates, Brian Haggerty Allegany NY, Randy Raynor Fredonia NY, Steve Dixon Smethport PA, Kyle Scott Garland PA, Paul Himes Lakewood NY, Jason Stetson North East PA, Bruce Hordusky Jr. Erie PA, Doug Ricotta Warsaw NY

Super Challenger

Heat 1: Tabetha Houser Frewsburg NY, Josh Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, David Newark Kenn NY, James Frazier Warren PA, Scott Dellahoy Jr. Sinclairville NY

Heat 2: Tyler Little Pittsfield PA, Nathan Lamb Jamestown NY, Preston Matve Celeron NY, Joe Beach Erie PA, Rory Houser Westfield NY

Heat 3: Chad Bender Stockton NY, Rick Sperry Kennedy NY, Dustin Lamb Jamestown NY, Larry Oaks Sugar Grove PA, Justin Derereaux Lakewood NY

Feature: Casey Burch Randolph NY, Josh Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Kyle Jackson Cherry Creek NY, Dustin Lamb Jamestown NY, David Newark Kenn NY, Tyler Little Pittsfield PA, Justin Derereaux Lakewood NY, Devin Ohl Warren PA, Tony Post Panama NY, Nathan Lamb Jamestown NY