May 5th, 2012 - David Scott wins Super Late Feature and Rich Gardner wins "Run for the Money" on Kennyís Green Star Automotive Opening Night at Stateline Speedway
By Glenn Slocum

Saturday May 5th, 2012 Busti, NY: Perfect racing weather, 158 racecars in the pits and a full moon and grandstand inaugurated the 2012 racing season at Stateline Speedway. The double point night was sponsored by Kennyís Green Star Automotive a long time sponsor of racing events at Stateline.

Chris Withers won the Street Stock caution filled feature which saw Ken Lamp transported by helicopter to the hospital and a race ending roll over by Jason Bragdley.

David Scott made the winning pass on lap one to get the first Super Late Model feature win of the season and Rich Gardner won the five lap "Run for the Money".

Dan Nocero Jr. won the Super Sportsman feature.

Ryan Scott led from green to checkers in the Limited Late feature for the double points win.

David Scott repeated his Super Late Model win in the E-Mod feature going from second to first on lap one then cruising to the victory.

Bryce Davis towed from Hornell NY to win the Crate Late Model feature after holding off Max Blair and Damien Bidwell through the final laps of a race which saw several multi-car incidents.

Josh Beckstrom won the Super Challenger feature.

Jason Covey led the early laps of Street Stock feature with Ken Lamp Jr. second and Brian Crandall third. A two car spin slowed the event with seven laps complete. Covey, Chris Withers, Lamp, Crandall and Elaine Best were the race leaders. On the restart Best tangled with Lance Palmer for the second yellow of the event. Lamp slowed dramatically on the restart collecting Gary Fisher for yellow three. Lamp was injured in the accident and was transported to the hospital by helicopter. A single car spin brought out yellow four two laps later just after Withers passed Covey for the lead. Nicholas Mohawk slowed causing yellow five with three laps remaining. Withers had a five car length lead when the two to go signal was given but before the white appeared a spin by Jim Britt caused yellow six. On the white flag lap Jason Bagdley rolled his race car over at the exit of turn four ending the event one lap short for race winner Withers.

Doug Eck and David Scott were on the front row for the Super Late Model "Run for the Money" feature event. Last yearís Super Late Champ Dutch Davies and John Volpe were in the second row followed by John Lobb and Bump Hedman. Eck won the race to turn one as Randy Lobb slowed to a stop in the infield. Scott wasted no time making an outside pass to best Eck for the lead on lap two. Davies was third with Hedman fourth and Rich Gardner fifth. Scott began to lap cars on lap eleven with a 20 car length lead over Davies running s second followed by Hedman then early leader Eck. Hedman and the lap car of Lyle Smith tangled coming out on turn four ending with Hedman nosed into the front stretch concrete alongside Smith. Twenty laps were in the books with Scott leading 19. Davies, Gardner, Eck and Darrell Bossard followed Scott. During the caution Davies lost his left rear wheel placing Volpe in fifth for the restart. Greg Oakes had problems on the restart for caution two. The single file restart saw every racer scrambling for the inside of the speedway. With two laps remaining Dick Barton was hit from behind spinning into the infield for caution three. Scott held on getting the double point win and setting up the "Run for the Money". Scott, Gardner and Eck started the three lap contest three wide. Gardner surprised Scott passing for the lead on the first circuit then pulled away for the remaining laps winning the $500 dollar first place prize.

Fourteen Super Sportsman were on hand for their feature event with Ben Burgess on the pole and Dan Nocero Jr. alongside. Rookie Allen Yarbrough caused caution one on lap one. A spinner brought out yellow two with five laps complete then two laps latter yellow three. Nocero and Burgess remained the leaders with Jake Eller third and Scott Lawson fourth. Nocero won going away.

Bill Reeves and Steve Moynihan caused the first caution during the Limited Late feature as Ryan Scott, Chris Ottaway, Dustin Eckman and Stan Davis Jr. led. Caution two was caused by John Cline Jr. with four completed laps. One more lap was completed then yellow three this time for a spin in turn four by Tyler Green. Scott continued to control the event leading Ottaway by three car lengths will Eckman was 10 car lengths behind Ottaway. Mike Moore was the next victim of the yellow with eight laps remaining. Steve Kania had raced from eleventh to third for the restart with Eckman fourth. Scott finished the event as he started it, in the lead notching the second win of the night for the Scott family.

David Scott passed Chad Carlson on the first lap of the E-Mod feature. A lap three spin on the front straightaway by Ron Seeley caused caution number one. Scott Gurdak, Greg Johnson, and Butch Southwell completed the top five. An accident in turn one on the restart collected nearly half the field. Debris brought out the yellow on the restart. The race settled down after the first couple of cautions and Scott began to extend his lead over Johnson and the rest of the field. Even lap traffic did not allow Johnson to close with Scott as he won his second feature of the night.

Bryce Davis was led the initial laps of the Crate Late Model feature with Matt Cobb second and Justin Tatlow third. Bob Dorman and Randy Raynor were involved in early yellows. Another multi-car incident occurred on the lap three restart and one lap later Garret Stephen caused caution four. A lap six spin by Brad Mesler caused caution five, then on the restart a ten car pileup caused caution six. Davis led through all the mayhem with Cobb second. Max Blair became a player right after the restart grabbing second from Cobb and setting his sights on the leader. Skip Jackson spun for caution seven at the halfway mark. Davis, Blair, Cobb, Damien Bidwell and Doug Ricotta were the leaders. Blair had started in eleventh and was on Davisís bumper for the restart. The race could not stay green as Stephen and Bruce Hordusky Jr. tangled for caution eight. Bidwell had passed Cobb restarting third alongside Blair. John Haggerty grabbed fourth on the restart after starting twenty first. Raynor caused caution nine on lap fifteen. With two laps remaining Blair was pressing Davis at every turn but could not complete the pass with Bidwell waiting for either of the leaders to make a mistake which did not happen.

Super Late Model

Heat 1: Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Dutch Davies Warren PA, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, Chris Hackett Corry PA, Dick Barton Ashville NY

Heat 2: Rich Gardner Waterford PA, David Scott Garland PA, Greg Oakes Franklinville NY, Chad Valone Jamestown NY, Ryan Scott Garland PA

Heat 3: John Volpe Lakewood NY, Doug Eck Corry PA, Greg Johnson, Rod Maloy Panama NY, Andy Boozel Clymer NY

Feature: David Scott Garland PA, Rich Gardner Waterford PA, Doug Eck Corry PA, John Volpe Lakewood NY, Greg Johnson, Chris Hackett Corry PA, Rod Maloy Panama NY, Chad Valone Jamestown NY, Ryan Scott Garland PA, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Greg Oakes Franklinville NY, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Jordan Eck Corry PA, Dick Barton Ashville NY, T J Downs Albion NY, Brady Wonderling Scio NY, Dutch Davies Warren PA, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Lyle Smith Elkland PA, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY


Heat 1: David Scott Garland, Ron Seeley Youngsville PA, Greg Johnson Jamestown NY, Kirk Bradley Great Valley NY, Chuck Frye Ashville NY

Heat 2: Leonard Enos Russell PA, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Mike McGee Mayville NY, Jaben Hill Cattaraugus NY, Chad Ruhlman Bemus Point NY

Heat 3: Chad Carlson Turtle Point PA, Butch Southwell Warren PA, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Dan Davies Warren PA, John Woodward Jr. Franklinville NY

Consolation: John Boardman Jamestown NY, Dan Sasso Forestville NY, David Shagla Jr. Sugar Grove PA, Jason Wile Duke Center PA, Steve Rex Youngsville PA, Kevin Peru Corry PA

Feature: David Scott Garland, Greg Johnson Jamestown NY, Chuck Frye Ashville NY, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, John Woodward Jr. Franklinville NY, Nathan Hill East Otto NY, Mike McGee Mayville NY, Cale Crocker Garland PA, John Boardman Jamestown NY, Butch Southwell Warren PA

Super Sportsman

Heat 1: Wade Watson Ashville NY, Dan Nocero Jr. Jamestown NY, Jake Eller Erie PA, Michael Little Ashville NY, Marc Luce Randolph NY

Heat 2: Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, Tim Card Ashville NY, Jim Kibbie Clymer NY, Clint Haskins Jamestown NY, Ron Burgun Brocton NY

Feature: Dan Nocero Jr. Jamestown NY, Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, Jake Eller Erie PA, Rick Karash, Allen Haskins Sinclairville NY, Allen Yarbrough Jamestown NY, Jim Kibbie Clymer NY, Tim Card Ashville NY, Mark Fox West Valley NY, Clint Haskins Jamestown NY

Street Stock

Heat 1: Ken Lamp Jr. Waterford PA, Elaine Best Jamestown NY, Lance Palmer Duke Center PA, Nicholas Mohawk Irving NY, Richard Wojtowicz Jr. Limestone NY

Heat 2: Jason Covey Clymer NY, Brian Crandall Stockton NY, Todd Bacon Lakewood NY, Bert Chapel Irvine PA, John Mease Jamestown NY

Heat 3: Patrick Fielding Titusville PA, Chris Withers Waterford PA, Steve Keith Jr. Clymer NY, Sam Conti Jr. Kennedy NY, Jeffery Keith Clymer NY

Feature: Chris Withers Waterford PA, Jason Covey Clymer NY, Patrick Fielding Titusville PA, Brian Crandall Stockton NY, Lance Palmer Duke Center PA, Kyle Weilacher Lakewood NY, Richard Wojtowicz Jr. Limestone NY, Elaine Best Jamestown NY, Jeffery Keith Clymer NY, Gary Fisher North East PA

Limited Late Models

Heat 1: Mike Moore Russell PA, Chris Ottaway Sherman NY, Stan Davis Jr. Jamestown NY, Bill Reeves, Jake Finnerty Panama NY

Heat 2: Ryan Scott Garland PA, Dustin Eckman Erie PA, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Dennis Asel Kane PA, Mike Moon

Feature: Ryan Scott Garland PA, Chris Ottaway Sherman NY, Steve Kania Waterford PA, Dustin Eckman Erie PA, Chad Schauers Frewsburg NY, Stan Davis Jr. Jamestown NY, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Tyler Green Corry PA, Mike Moon, Dennis Asel Kane PA, John Cline Jr. Kennedy NY, Mike Moore Russell PA, Jake Finnerty Panama NY, Bill Reeves

Crate Late Model

Heat 1: Ed Carley Freedom NY, Doug Ricotta Warsaw NY, Justin Tatlow Franklinville NY, Bruce Hordusky Jr Erie PA, Garret Stephen Williamsville NY

Heat 2: Kyle Scott Garland PA, Brad Mesler Wellsville NY, Matt Cobb Bradford PA, Max Blair Centerville PA, Jamie Brown Jamestown NY

Heat 3: Damien Bidwell Eldred PA, Jason Genco Jamestown NY, Bryce Davis, Chad Ruhlman Sinclairville NY, Bob Dorman Stockton NY

Feature: Bryce Davis, Max Blair Centerville PA, Damien Bidwell Eldred PA, John Haggerty Olean NY, Doug Ricotta Warsaw NY, Matt Cobb Bradford PA, Bob Dorman Stockton NY, Garrett Mott Smethport PA, Brad Mesler Wellsville NY, Jason Genco Jamestown NY, Kyle Scott Garland PA, Zack Carley Freedom NY, Matthew Harvey Jamestown NY, Garret Stephen Williamsville NY, Brian Haggerty Allegany NY, Bob Kish Belfast NY, Skip Jackson Jamestown NY, Paul Himes Lakewood NY, Jamie Brown Jamestown NY, Randy Raynor Fredonia NY, Bruce Hordusky Jr Erie PA, Justin Tatlow Franklinville NY, Chad Ruhlman Sinclairville NY, Ed Carley Freedom NY, Chad Silleman South Dayton NY

Super Challenger

Heat 1: Rick Sperry Kennedy NY, Skip Jackson Jamestown NY, James Frazier Warren PA, Scott Dellahoy Jr. Sinclairville NY, Roy Boutelle Jamestown NY

Heat 2: Josh Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Daniel Yeskey Warren PA, Larry Oaks Sugar Grove PA, Larry Campbell Frewsburg NY, Todd Dean Lakewood NY

Heat 3: Tyler Little Youngsville PA, Casey Burch Randolph NY, Dustin Lamb Jamestown NY, Chad Bender Stockton NY, Preston Matve Celeron NY

Feature: Josh Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Kyle Jackson Cherry Creek NY, Tyler Little Youngsville PA, Scott Dellahoy Jr. Sinclairville NY, Chad Bender Stockton NY, James Frazier Warren PA, Dustin Lamb Jamestown NY, Preston Matve Celeron NY, Roy Boutelle Jamestown NY, Garrett Yager Falconer NY


Revised 5/9/2012 GLS