IMG_2468.jpg (220699 bytes)IMG_2423.jpg (257932 bytes)May 27th, 2006 - Rich Swarthout Wins Bear Lake Inn Patriot Sprint A-Main 
Doug Eck Wins Super Late Model Feature At Stateline Speedway
By Glenn Slocum

Busti , NY :  Bear Lake Inn sponsored the events at Stateline Speedway which featured the Patriot Sprint Group. Chad Valone won the Super Late Model King of the Hill event defeating Dave Lyon. Doug Eck used the low groove and lap traffic to move from third in first in the Super Late Model feature. Rich Swarthout started sixth and finished first for his second career Sprint Car win. Swarthout took control on lap four. Rick Thompson won the Spectator feature in convincing fashion. Jim Leonard led every lap of the Budweiser Super Sportsman feature for his second win of the season as did Lester Shoff in the Outlaw Cadets also winning his second. Justin Carlson passed Quincy Turner on lap eight and survived several cautions for his second E-Mod win of the season. Michelle Swabik won her third Lady Challenger feature after an incident involving the early leader Tara Jordan. Paul Nelson won the first Super Challenger feature and  Kevin Golden won the second.

            Chuck Hebing and Brad Knab led the Patriot Sprint Group onto the speedway and local race John Schuyler from Sugar Grove started twelfth after winning heat number two. Knab move up against the fence and led lap one but on lap two Hebing moved by then Knab used the crossover move to regain the lead. Hebing spun on lap three collecting Bryan Howland and Schuyler made hard contact with turn three wall. Knab, Geoff Quackenbush and Rich Swarthout were the leaders for the lap four restart. Swarthout and Knab battled for two laps with Swarthout coming out on top on lap five. Don Adamczyk brought out the second caution with seven laps complete. At the half way point Swarthout led Knab by nearly a straight away. Swarthout dominated the remainder of the event winning by several car lengths over Knab and Quackenbush.

            Matt Urban, Chad Valone, Doug Eck and Ted Kosinski were the top four for the twenty-eight car Super Late Model feature field. Valone led the first lap then a spin by Randy Lobb in turn one quickly brought the field under the yellow. Valone, Urban, Kosinski and Eck were the restart leaders. Urban moved to the front on the restart with Valone second and Eck third. Dave Hess Jr. pulled into the infield on lap three and the race remained green. Urban was into lap traffic on lap seven and Dick Barton was challenging Kosinski for fourth. One lap later Barton moved by Kosinski as Urban, Valone and Eck threaded through lap traffic. Eck used the low groove to pass both Valone and Urban on lap thirteen. Barton pulled to stop in the infield on lap fifteen. Eck remained low on the speedway and led by ten car lengths with ten to go. Eck ran unchallenged through the remainder of the event for his second win of the season.

            IMG_2320.jpg (277000 bytes)Jamie Brown and John Mease were on the front row of the Spectator feature with Rodney Thoms and Dave Surrena in row two. Stan Davis swung wide on the start and took the lead on the backstretch of lap one then lost the lead to Thoms in turn three. The first yellow flew for Jim Tucker who had lost a wheel on the backstretch on lap two. Davis grabbed the lead on the restart and one more lap was completed before the yellow flew for Mease who was stopped in turn three. Thoms was the leader after the restart with Davis second followed by Rick Thompson and Clarence Dickerson. Spins by Ryan Seekings and Jeff Lamb brought out the third yellow with five complete. Thoms, Davis, Thompson and Dickerson were the leaders for the lap six restart. Thoms remained in control after the restart with Thompson moving by Davis for second then the yellow flew for Seekings. Thompson moved under Thoms on the restart and coming out of turn four completed the pass for the lead and once again the yellow flew for Lonnie Waldron. Glenn Slaney moved into second on the restart as Thompson began building a lead over the rest of the field. Thoms had slipped to a distant third. Rush Firestone made contact with Thoms forcing Thoms to fourth. Thompson moved away from Slaney on the lap twelve restart and continued to build his lead winning the event by several car lengths over Slaney and Firestone.  

            IMG_2336.jpg (288260 bytes)Tim Nocero led the Budweiser Super Sportsman out for their feature event. Jim Leonard started second and led lap one with Nocero second and John Boardman third. Boardman and Nocero began contesting the second spot on lap three and continued until Boardman pulled off the speedway on lap six. Chad Carlson took Boardman’s spot than after several laps grabbed the runner up position on lap nine. Leonard kept extending his lead as the race ran caution free through the final laps. At the finish it was Leonard, Carlson and Ted Kosinski.

            IMG_2356.jpg (276772 bytes)Lester Shoff led the first lap of the Outlaw Cadet feature with Troy Dorman second and John Cline third.  Shoff caught the tail end of the field on lap seven as the race remained under green. Cline lost the handle on lap eight nearly spinning coming out of turn two losing several spots. Three laps later Paul Norman did the same in turn four as Shoff led followed by Dorman and Nathan Short. Shoff completed the event leading every lap for his second win of the season.

            IMG_2505.jpg (274640 bytes)Quincy Turner got the jump on the start of the E-Mod feature with Justin Carlson second. Carlson moved under Turner early then settled back into second with Dan Nocero third and Dave Hess Jr. fourth. Bret Van Guilder spun with six complete for the first yellow. Turner led the restart lap then Carlson used the high side to power by Turner to lead lap eight. The yellow flew on the next lap for Tom Hagberg and Greg Johnson. Carlson, Turner and Hess were the leaders on the restart. Carlson quickly moved away from Turner and Hess. Hagberg had more problems on lap twelve for the third caution. The next restart was a repeat of the last as Carlson remained in control. With five laps remaining Carlson led Turner by nearly a straight away with Hess five car lengths back of Turner. A lap eighteen spin by Derek Frank, Chan Silleman and Johnson brought out the yellow. The first restart of lap eighteen was waived off by starter Mark Matthews and on the second Turner managed to get under Carlson in turn two but Carlson was able to move away from Turner coming out of turn two. Carlson led the final two laps getting his second feature win of the season. 

            IMG_2519.jpg (278803 bytes)Paul Nelson grabbed the lead at the end of lap one of the first Super Challenger feature with Mike Genco second and Rod Birt third. Jay Seekings moved by Birt for third on lap seven. The yellow flew for car stalled in turn one with two laps remaining. Nelson held on for the win his first.

            IMG_2529.jpg (245294 bytes)Derrick Dickerson, Jimmy Hahn and Sam Courson were the early leaders in the second Super Challenger feature. Hahn passed Dickerson on lap five after a lengthy caution then gave way to Kevin Golden with two laps to go.

           

Spectators:  

Heat 1: Aron Dascomb, Buzz Phearsdorf, Alex Froman

Heat 2: Rick Thompson, Lonnie Waldron, Mike Zemcik

Feature: Rick Thompson, Glenn Slaney, Joseph Kozar, Wade Watson, Mike Zemcik, John Brigg, Aron Dascomb, Rodney Thoms, Clarence Dickerson, Ken Jackson

Outlaw Cadets:

Heat 1: Brian Crandall, Paul Norman, Troy Dorman

Feature: Lester Shoff, Troy Dorman, Nathan Short, Paul Norman Jr., John Cline, Steve Moynihan, Brian Crandall, Mike Moore, Eugene Bevil Jr., Leonard Enos

Budweiser Super Sportsman:

Heat 1: Bob Van Arsdale, Aaron Robinson, Chris Kuschel

Heat 2: Jim Leonard, John Boardman, Rusty Briggs

Feature: Jim Leonard , Chad Carlson, Mike Kosinski, Don McGuire, Bob Hazzard, Chris Kuschel, Tim Nocero, Ben Burgess, Aaron Robinson, Hank Francis

E-Mod:

Heat 1: Quincy Turner, Dan Nocero, Ron Seeley

Heat 2:  Justin Carlson, Dave Jr., Chevy Scott

Heat 3: Tom Hagberg, Dennis Lunger, Mike Hess

Feature: Justin Carlson, Quincy Turner, Dave Hess Jr., Dan Nocero, Troy Carr, Dennis Lunger, Nathan Short, Bruce Powell, Scott Pangrazio, Ron Seeley

Super Late Model:

Heat 1: Doug Eck, Ted Kosinski, Bump Hedman, Rich Gardner , Chris Hackett

Heat 2: Chad Valone, Darrel Bossard, Mike Knight, Dave Lyon, Scott Gurdak

Heat 3: Matt Urban, Randy Lobb, Dick Barton, Andy Boozel, Dave Hess

Feature: Doug Eck, Matt Urban, Chad Valone, Scott Gurdak, Bump Hedman, Ted Kosinski, Andy Boozel, Darrell Bossard, Rich Gardner , Mike Knight, Merle Terry, Chris Hackett, Paul Briggs, Steve Halpainy, Dave Lyon, Randy Lobb, George LaBarbera, Rod Maloy, Jim Mazur, Randy Shearer, Dave Tackett, John Volpe, Ward Schell, Billy Henry, Dick Barton, Dave Hess Jr., John Lobb, Miles Stitzinger

Patriot Sprint Group:  

Heat 1: Chris Muhleisen, Mike Lauterborn, Dave Wickham, Joe Middlemiss

Heat 2: John Schuyler, Bryan Howland, Chuck Hebing, Rich Swarthout

Heat 3: Nick Bashford, Brad Knab, Ken Swan, Geoff Quackenbush  

A-Main: Rich Swarthout, Brad Knab, Geoff Quakenbush,

Lady Challenger:

Heat 1: Stephanie Devereaux, Amanda Swanson, Jodee Jordan  

Feature:  IMG_2511.jpg (262537 bytes)Michelle Swabik, Stephanie Devereaux, Brenda Reid, Jennifer Weagraff, Amanda Swanson, Jodee Jordan, Kayla Riefstahl, Paula Mason, Tara Jordan, Rhonda Leonard, Jessica Hallowell

Super Challenger:

Heat 1: Rod Birt, Brandon Pierce, Jason Black

Heat 2: Kyle Jackson, Derrick Dickerson, Kevin Golden

Heat 3: Mike Genco, Shawn Seekings, Jesse Dash

Feature 1: Paul Nelson, Mike Genco, Ryan Scott, Jay Seekings, Jeff Strickland, Rod Birt, Cale Crocker, Kyle Jackson, Jesse Dash, Jamie Hebner  

Feature 2: Kevin Golden, Jimmy Hahn, Brandon Pierce, Kevin Stergeff, Derrick Dickerson, Mike Genco, Todd Brostrom, Mike Pinzok, Shawn Burch, Dave Dorman