August 18th, 2006 - Justin Carlson Wins Applebee Motorsports E-Mod Mania
David Scott Super Late Model Winner
at Stateline Speedway
By Glenn Slocum

Busti, NY: There were thirty-six E-Mods on hand for Applebee Motorsports E-Mod Mania to kick off back to back race nights at Stateline Speedway. Five cars were qualified through each of the four E-Mod heats and two from each of the two consolation events. Dale Applebee, Tom Hagberg, Al Crocker and Chad Silleman were the E-Mod Mania heat winners. Jamie Earhart and Robbie Blair won the E-Mod Consolation races. Justin Carlson battled Dave Hess Jr. the entire E-Mod main event winning by two car lengths at the end. Dave Scott prevailed in a photo finish over Dave Hess Jr. after a race-long battle for the lead. Rick Thompson won his second of the season in the Spectator division. Steve Moynihan led every lap of the Outlaw Cadet feature for his second win of the season. Michelle Swabik won the Lady Challenger feature. Kyle Jackson won his first feature in the first Super Challenger race and Alex Froman won his third in the second. Rusty Briggs won the Budweiser Super Sportsman feature for his third.

The top twelve qualified E-Mods were inverted for the 30 lap main event with Dave Hess Jr. and Justin Carlson on the front row. Carlson and Hess were side by side at the end of lap one. Carlson slid up in front of Hess to lead lap two, with Dustin Eckman third and Quincy Turner fourth. Jim Frontz, Robbie Blair and Dave Atkinson brought out the first yellow on lap five. Dave Scott brought out the second caution on the restart. The second restart of lap six worked with Carlson leading and Hess two car lengths back. Carlson and Hess were nearly a straight away ahead of Turner when the yellow reappeared with ten laps down for Robbie Blair and Jason Wile. Carlson retained the lead after the restart with Hess still second, Turner third and last week’s feature winner Tom Hagberg fourth. Hagberg passed Turner on lap thirteen and set off to chase down Carlson and Hess. Two laps later Dale Applebee passed Turner for fourth and Greg Johnson moved up to challenge Turner for fifth. With ten laps remaining lap traffic became a problem for Carlson as Hess moved alongside. Hess was unable to make the pass and settled into the second spot as the leaders approached heavy lap traffic. With five laps remaining Carlson led at line by two car lengths. Atkinson spun in turn two for the third caution with twenty-seven laps complete. Top three started single file for the last three laps and Carlson grabbed a five car length lead on Hess which Hess was never able to make up giving Carlson the win. 

Scott Johnson, Miles Stitzinger, Steve Halpainy, Matt Lanphere and Chris Hackett tangled on the first lap of the Super Late Model feature causing a complete restart of the event. Dave Hess Jr. led lap one then the yellow flew once again this time for Wendell Pinckney in turn one. The restart again brought out the yellow this time for Paul Briggs, Robbie Blair, Mike Knight, Chevy Scott, Randy Lobb, Ron Maloy and Bump Hedman. Lap two was completed with David Scott the new leader, Hess was second followed by Scott Gurdak, John Lacki, Rich Gardner and Scott Johnson. Hess tried a slid job on Scott on lap eight but came up a little short as they approached the rear of the field. Doug Eck slowed to a stop with ten laps complete for yellow number four. Sixteen cars remained for the restart which Scott controlled. Gardner passed Lacki on lap twelve for the fourth spot. Scott and Hess were both running the cushion with ten laps remaining with Gurdak several car lengths behind and Gardner slowly catching Gurdak. Gardner moved under Gurdak on lap eighteen then again on lap nineteen but could not make the pass. Hess tried the low side once more on lap nineteen but again came up short. Chad Valone and Randy Lobb brought out the fifth caution with twenty laps complete. Five laps remained at the restart and Hess and Scott continued to battle with Hess finally making the slide job work on lap twenty one just before the caution flew for Andy Boozel stopped up against the fence in the exit of turn four putting Scott back in the lead. The leaders got the two to go signal with Hess low and Scott high, they continued to swap the lead over the final two laps and at the photo finish Scott led by inches.

Dave Johnson led the first five laps of the Spectator feature then spun in turn two for the second yellow of the event. Aron Dascomb became the new leader with Rick Thompson second and Ryan Seekings third. Dascomb slowed after the restart then spun in turn four collecting Stan Davis for the third yellow. Thompson was now the leader with Seekings, Bill Reeves third and Glenn Slaney fourth and six laps complete. Slaney passed Reeves on lap eight then Reeves spun one lap later for the fourth yellow. Thompson remained in charge after the restart. With two laps to go Slaney grabbed second form Seekings. On the white flag lap the yellow appeared for the final time. The one lap dash to the finish was one by Thompson for his second win of the season.

Rusty Briggs was the early leader in the Budweiser Super Sportsman feature with Jake Eller second and Ben Burgess third. Chad Carlson took third from Burgess on lap seven and one lap later Eller moved up to challenge Briggs for the lead. Eller continued to test Briggs but came up a car length short at the finish.

Steve Moynihan led the first lap of the Outlaw Cadet feature. The yellow appeared on lap two for Bob Vogt Jr. and Paul Himes. Moynihan led for two more laps then the yellow appeared for Eugene Bevil in turn three. With four laps complete Himes stopped bringing out the third yellow. Paul Norman Jr., Nathan Short made it a three way fight for the lead after the restart. By lap eight Mike Moore and Andy Knight had joined the fray. A spin by Moore on lap nine did not bring out the caution. Andy Knight passed Short on lap twelve as Moynihan moved out to a five car length lead. Moynihan took the checkers then spun while celebrating the win breaking and tie rod and limped back to the start finish for the winner’s photo.

Mark Crandall led lap one of the first Super Challenger feature then gave way to Casey Burch on lap two. At the half way point Burch led with Kyle Jackson second and Brian Wilson third. Chuck Green spun in turn three with six laps complete for the first and only yellow of the event. Jackson took the lead on the restart and led the final two laps for his first win.

Jesse Dash led the first lap of the second Super Challenger feature then lost the lead to Jeff Strickland on a lap two restart. On lap four Strickland fell to a charging Alex Froman. Froman ran the remainder of the race unchallenged for his third win.

Super Late Model

Heat 1: Robbie Blair Centerville PA, Scott Gurdak Corry PA, Miles Stitzinger Warren PA, Doug Eck Corry PA, Rich Gardner Waterford PA

Heat 2: Scott Johnson Wattsburg PA, David Scott Garland PA, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Steve Halpainy Ashville NY, Paul Briggs Ashville NY

Heat 3: John Lacki Sinclairville NY, Dave Hess Waterford PA, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Chad Valone Warren PA, Mike Knight Ripley NY

Feature: David Scott Garland PA, Dave Hess Waterford PA, Scott Gurdak Corry PA, Rich Gardner Waterford PA, John Lobb Frewsburg NY, John Lacki Sinclairville NY, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, George LaBarbera Sugar Grove PA, Chris Hackett Erie PA, Steve Halpainy Ashville NY, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, Ward Schell Warren PA, Chad Valone Warren PA, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Ryan Scott Garland PA, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Robbie Blair Centerville PA, Matt Lanphere Sinclairville NY, Doug Eck Corry PA, Chevy Scott Garland PA, Miles Stitzinger Warren PA, Mike Knight Ripley NY, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Paul Briggs Ashville NY, Rod Maloy Panama NY, Wendell Pinckney Albion PA, Scott Johnson Wattsburg PA

 

E-Mod

Heat 1: Dale Applebee Clymer NY, Dave Scott Garland PA, Bill Thomas Waterford PA, Kevin Decker Erie PA, Mike Hess Waterford PA

Heat 2: Tom Hagberg Warren PA, Greg Johnson Ashville NY, Dustin Eckman North East PA, Chad Ramsey Jamestown NY, Dennis Lunger Corry PA

Heat 3: Al Crocker Garland PA, Chuck Frye Ashville NY, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, J R Nocero, Brett Van Guider Youngsville PA

Heat 4: Chad Silleman South Dayton NY, Quincy Turner Jamestown NY, Dave Hess Jr. Waterford PA, Ron Seeley Youngsville PA, Jason Wile Kane, PA

Consolation 1: Jamie Earhart Mayville NY, Jim Frontz Cambridge Springs PA, Jim Hilyer Erie PA, Dereck Frank, Dana Wellington Russell PA, Matt Swanson

Consolation 2: Robbie Blair, Dave Atkinson Saegertown PA, Mike Potosky Guys Mills PA, Scott Pangrazio Batavia NY, Mike Boyd Union City PA, Dave Surrena Frewsburg NY, J. R. Rhoades Meadville PA

Feature: Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Dave Hess Jr. Waterford PA, Tom Hagberg Warren PA, Dale Applebee Clymer NY, Greg Johnson Ashville NY, Quincy Turner Jamestown NY, Chuck Frye Ashville NY, Mike Hess Waterford PA, Bill Thomas Waterford PA, Chad Silleman South Dayton NY

 

Outlaw Cadet

Heat 1: Andy Knight Ripley NY, Brian Crandall Stockton NY, Bob Vogt West Springfield PA, Lester Shoff North East PA, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY

Heat 2: Troy Dorman Fredonia N., Nathan Short Niobe NY, Mike Moore Russell PA, Leonard Enos Warren PA, Paul Norman Jr. Gerry NY

Feature: Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Nathan Short Niobe NY, Andy Knight Ripley NY, Paul Norman Jr. Gerry NY, Lester Shoff North East PA, Brian Crandall Stockton NY, Mike Moore Russell PA, Eugene Bevil Jr. Russell PA, Leonard Enos Warren PA, Bob Vogt West Springfield PA

 

Super Sportsman

Heat 1: Chad Carlson Lakewood NY, John Boardman Jamestown NY, Mike Kosinski Ashville NY, Bob Hazzard Frewsburg NY, Jake Eller McKean PA

Heat 2: Jim Leonard Jamestown NY, Chris Kuschel Brocton NY, Bob VanArsdale Portland NY, Steve Kania Waterford PA, Aaron Robinson Stockton NY

Feature: Rusty Briggs Ashville NY, Jake Eller McKean PA, Chad Carlson Lakewood NY, Mike Kosinski Ashville NY, Bob Hazzard Frewsburg NY, Aaron Robinson Stockton NY, Ben Burgess Sherman NY, Chris Kuschel Brocton NY, J.R. Nocero

, Jim Leonard Jamestown NY

 

Spectator

Heat 1: Buzz Phearsdorf Salamanca NY, Walt Johnson, Lee Myers Gerry NY, Clarence Dickerson Kennedy NY, John Boyd Waterford PA

Heat 2: Rick Thompson North East PA, Wade Watson Ashville NY, Jason Genco Jamestown N., John Galati Jamestown NY, Aron Dascomb Clymer NY

Feature: Rick Thompson North East PA, Glenn Slaney Union City PA, Ryan Seekings Russell PA, Stu Richard Busti NY, John Boyd Waterford PA, John Galati Jamestown NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY, Bill Reeves Celeron NY, Clarence Dickerson Kennedy NY, Buzz Phearsdorf Salamanca NY

 

Super Challenger

Heat 1: Paul Nelson Ii Ashville NY, Jesse Dash Leon NY, Kevin Golden Jamestown NY, Luke Rutsky Garland PA, Mark Crandall Cassadaga NY

Heat 2: Greg Rockwell Youngsville PA, Robert Hallowell Jamestown NY, Rick Karash, Jay Seekings Jamestown NY, Alex Froman Ashville NY

Heat 3: Kyle Jackson Forestville NY, Brandon Pierce Sinclairville NY, Cale Crocker Pittsfield PA, Donald Weilacher Lakewood NY, Steven Keith Jr. Clymer NY

First Feature: Kyle Jackson Forestville NY, Paul Nelson Ii Ashville NY, Rick Karash

, Robert Hallowell Jamestown NY, Brian Wilson Jamestown NY, Shawn Seekings Sherman NY, Jamie Hebner Stockton NY, Brandon Pierce Sinclairville NY, Andy Seekings Sherman NY, Mike Genco Jamestown NY

Second Feature: Alex Froman Ashville NY, Greg Rockwell Youngsville PA, Jesse Dash Leon NY, Kevin Golden Jamestown NY, Donald Weilacher Lakewood NY, Robert Nocero Ashville NY, Luke Rutsky Garland PA, Eugene Hart Little Valley NY, Kurt Roberts Jamestown NY, John Angelitti Ashville NY

 

Lady Challenger

Heat 1: Stephanie Hilyer Jamestown NY, Michelle Swabik Sherman NY, Amanda Swanson North East PA, Paula Mason Jamestown NY, Jennifer Weagraff Titusville PA

Feature: Michelle Swabik Sherman NY, Stephanie Hilyer Jamestown NY, Jennifer Weagraff Titusville PA, Brenda Reid Sherman NY, Amanda Swanson North East PA, Stephanie Devereaux Lakewood NY, Paula Mason Jamestown NY