IMG_0436.jpg (55613 bytes)IMG_0527.jpg (46483 bytes)John Galati Wins House of Television Spectator Championship
Dave Hess Jr. Super Late Model Winner
At Stateline Speedway

By Glenn Slocum

Busti, NY: The House of Television sponsored Spectator Championship event highlighted the racing at Stateline Speedway on Saturday night. IMG_0408.jpg (51087 bytes) Rich Gardner defended his Budweiser King of the Hill defeating Scott Gurdak in the five lap match race. John Galati won the Spectator event from his fifteenth starting spot making it his second win of the season. Dave Hess Jr. won the Super Late Model event leading from the initial green. Chad Carlson took control of the Budweiser Super Sportsman event on lap seven notching his second win of the season. Nathan Short won the Outlaw Cadet feature. Quincy Turner led every lap of the E-Mod feature for his first win. Michelle Swabik won the Lady Challenger feature and IMG_0584.jpg (45246 bytes)IMG_0601.jpg (46284 bytes) Carlos Aponte won the first Super Challenger feature and Kevin Golden won the second.

Dave Hess Jr. led the first lap of the Super Late Model Feature with Dave Tackett second and Darrell Bossard third. Then an incident in turn two on lap two collected Paul Briggs, Rich Gardner, Andy Boozel, Ward Schell, Dave Lyon and Doug Eck. Hess, Tackett, Bossard, Matt Urban and Dick Barton were the top five for the restart. Tackett spun to a stop coming out of turn two on the restart stopping faced in the wrong direction and Chris Hackett drove nearly completely under Tackett. Both cars left the speedway on the hook. Hess led lap three with Urban second followed by Scott Gurdak, Dick Barton and Bossard. Hess was out in front by several car lengths over Urban on lap five as the field began to string out around the speedway. Randy Lobb moved by Bossard for fifth on lap seven and the yellow flew for Ward Schell in turn two. Starter Mark Matthew waived off the restart and accepted the next. Hess completed lap ten with Urban, Barton, Gurdak, Lobb and Bossard in tow. Hess stated to pull away from Urban at the crossed flags and Gurdak had settled into third followed by Barton and Bossard. The race remained green with Hess slowly catching the back markers and Urban several car lengths behind. Hess would not be caught winning his first of the season with Urban second and Gurdak third.

IMG_0431.jpg (45747 bytes)Dave McClenahan jumped into the early led of the Spectator Championship event. Shayne Erhard spun then pulled back onto the track in front of the leaders collecting Jason Genco for the first yellow with six laps complete. Genco suffered a flat in the incident. McClenahan, Mark Thompson, Bill Reeves, Clarence Dickerson and Lonnie Waldron were the leaders for the lap seven restart. The top four restarted single file with the rest of the field doubling up. Thompson challenged McClenahan on the restart but McClenahan held on. One lap later McClenahan lost the handle in turn three spinning for the second caution. Mark Thompson became the new leader with John Galati second and Dickerson third. Galati finished his charge to the front by grabbing the lead from Thompson on the restart. A lap ten spin by Erhard brought out the third yellow just before the halfway mark. Galati quickly gained a six car length advantage over Thompson. The race remained green until lap seventeen when Dan Clark slowed to a stop on the front stretch. Thompson nearly spun in turn one on the restart and then several cars spun causing the yellow to quickly follow the green. Galati, Thompson and Dickerson were still the leaders. The yellow flew once more on the white flag lap for Clark in turn four and John Britt in turn two. Galati won the last lap dash to win his second of the season.

IMG_0459.jpg (56543 bytes)Tim Nocero led the early laps of the Budweiser Super Sportsman feature. Ben Burgess was second followed by Bob Van Arsdale. John Boardman took over third on lap five then a spin by Steve Kania brought out the caution with six laps complete. Chad Carlson stole third from Boardman on the restart for third then one lap later moved into second. Kania had trouble once more and the yellow flew on lap eleven. Hank Francis tagged the wall in turn one on the restart returning the yellow to the speedway before another lap was completed. Nocero lost control in turn two on the restart giving Carlson the lead with Mike Kosinski second and Don McGuire third. Francis and Jake Eller made contact on the backstretch sending Francis in to a violent barrel roll down the track. The car came to rest in the middle of the speedway as the red flag flew. Francis was quickly checked by the safety crew and reported that he was fine. The yellow flew once more with three remaining. Hazzard put heavy pressure on Kosinski for the second spot in the final laps as Carlson led. Carlson won the event for his second of the season.

IMG_0480.jpg (48971 bytes)Lester Shoff grabbed the lead on the start of the Outlaw Cadet feature followed by Nathan Short. Short nearly spun on lap two but did not lose as spot then the yellow flew for Paul Norman in turn three. Shoff spun one lap after the restart bringing out the second yellow and sending Short to the top spot followed by Brian Crandall and Steve Moynihan. John Cline moved into third on the restart then the yellow flew with six complete for Joe Harvey. Shoff continued to have problems spinning again in turn three with thirteen laps complete. Crandall broke on the final lap while fighting with Cline for the second spot. Short took the checkers with Cline in the runner up spot.

IMG_0556.jpg (43832 bytes)Quincy Turner led the E-Mods onto the speedway for their feature event and led the first lap. Ron Seeley was second followed by Scott Pangrazio. Adam Hilyer bought out the first caution on lap three. After several laps of side by side racing Pangrazio took control of the second spot with Dave Hess Jr. third and Seeley fourth. Turner had caught the end of the field with five laps remaining and Hess passed Pangrazio for the second spot. Dana Wellington spun to a stop in turn four with sixteen laps complete for the second yellow. Turner led the final four laps for his first win of the season.

IMG_0572.jpg (51602 bytes)Michelle Swabik, Amanda Swanson and Jodee Jordan were the early leaders of the Lady Challenger event. Jordan took second on lap three sending Swanson back to third as Swabik led by nearly a quarter of a lap. Swabik won her first of the season with Jordan second.

Spectators:

Heat 1: IMG_0077.jpg (67800 bytes) Aron Dascomb, Ryan Seekings, Stan Davis
Heat 2: IMG_0131.jpg (65005 bytes) Wade Watson, Lonnie Waldron, Rick Thompson
Heat 3: IMG_0165.jpg (70695 bytes) Jason Genco, Chris Couchenour, Mark Thompson Jr.

Feature: John Galati, Mark Thompson, Mike Zemcik, Clarence Dickerson, Bill Reeves, Lonnie Waldron, Brian Graham, Ryan Seekings, Wade Watson, Jim Tucker

Outlaw Cadets:

Heat 1: IMG_0238.jpg (71318 bytes) Brian Crandall, Steve Moynihan, Troy Dorman
Heat 2: IMG_0253.jpg (66921 bytes) Lester Shoff, John Cline, Joe Harvey

Feature: Nathan Short, John Cline, Mike Moore, Steve Moynihan, Louis DeDionisio, Troy Dorman, Joe Harvey, Paul Norman, Andy Knight, Lester Shoff

Budweiser Super Sportsman:

Heat 1: IMG_0192.jpg (69506 bytes) Hank Francis, Jim Leonard, Ben Burgess
Heat 2: IMG_0212.jpg (66296 bytes) Don McGuire, Bob Hazzard, Mike Kosinski

Feature: Chad Carlson, Mike Kosinski, Bob Hazzard, Don McGuire, Bob Van Arsdale, Chris Kuschel, Ben Burgess, Steve Kania, Tim Nocero, John Boardman

E-Mod:

Heat 1: IMG_0276.jpg (52309 bytes) Quincy Turner, Scott Pangrazio, Dave Hess Jr.
Heat 2: IMG_0292.jpg (54518 bytes) Ron Seeley, Greg Johnson, Troy Carr

Feature: Quincy Turner, Dave Hess Jr., Scott Pangrazio, Ron Seeley, Chad Silleman, Tom Hagberg, Greg Johnson, Dan Nocero, Mike Hess, Troy Carr

Super Late Model:

Heat 1: IMG_0307.jpg (44453 bytes) Dave Hess Jr., Matt Urban, Chad Valone, George LaBarbera, Dave Lyon
Heat 2: IMG_0320.jpg (50568 bytes) Dave Tackett, Dick Barton, Steve Halpainy,
Heat 3: IMG_0339.jpg (46594 bytes) Darrell Bossard, Scott Gurdak, Chris Hackett, John Lobb, Rich Gardner

Feature: Dave Hess Jr., Matt Urban, Scott Gurdak, Dick Barton, Darrell Bossard, Dave Lyon, Randy Lobb, Doug Eck, Steve Halpainy, Scott Johnson, Rod Maloy, Chad Valone, Bump Hedman, Andy Boozel, Andy Kania, Mike Knight, George LaBarbera, Ward Schell, Dave Tackett, Chris Hackett, Rich Gardner, Paul Briggs, Randy Shearer

Lady Challenger:

Heat 1: Michelle Swabik, Amanda Swanson, Mary Lou Keith

Feature: Michelle Swabik, Jodee Jordan, Amanda Swanson, Jessica Hallowell, Jennifer Weagraff, Brenda Reid, Lauren Martin, Mary Lou Keith, Stephanie Deveraux, Angela McAvoy

Super Challenger:

Heat 1: IMG_0365.jpg (44432 bytes) Steve Soto, Ryan Scott, Carlos Aponte
Heat 2: IMG_0383.jpg (46819 bytes) Jimmy Hahn, Brandon Pierce, Randy Wilson
Heat 3: IMG_0401.jpg (41800 bytes) Brian Wilson, Mike Genco Jr., Rick Sperry

Feature 1: Carlos Aponte, Steve Soto, Eugene Hart, Randy Wilson, Michael Kosinski, Timothy Dulmus, Mike Beatman, Bryon Johnson, Gary Fisher, Cale Crocker

Feature 2: Kevin Golden, Jay Seekings, Ryan Scott, Jason Black, Greg Rockwell, Jesse Dash, Keith Lamb, Todd Brostrom, Jeff Skellie, Travis Darling