April 21st, 2007 - Mike Knight Wins Double Point Opener on House of Television Night
At Stateline Speedway
By Glenn Slocum
: Beautiful weather welcomed fans and racers on opening night at Stateline Speedway. The double point event was sponsored by the
House of Television. Chad Valone bested George LaBarbera in the Budweiser King of the Hill four lap dash. Bill Reeves made a late race pass to win the Spectator feature event.
Nathan Short led every lap of the Outlaw Cadet feature. Chad Carlson lost the lead then regained it because of late race caution to win the Super
man feature. Mike Knight beat 2006 Super Late Model Champion Dick Barton and veteran Doug Eck to win his first Super Late Model feature event. Carl McKinney held on through a
caution strewn E-Mod feature for his win. Rick Karash and Jim Mescall won the Super Challenger features. The Lady Challenger feature was won by Amanda Swanson.
After the heats and pill draw
Darrell Bossard started on the pole for the House of Television Super Late Model feature event. Ted Kosinski stated outside of Bossard with Andy Boozel and Rich Gardner in row two.
Bossard grabbed the early lead with Kosinski and Boozel. Kirk Bradley spun collecting George LaBarbera for the first caution with two laps complete. Kosinski ended up nosed into
the turn two wall collecting Rod Maloy and Chad Valone for caution number two immediately after the restart. Valone and Maloy joined the rear of the field for the restart. Mike
Knight fought by
on the restart lap then one lap later Dick Barton also passed Bossard. Knight and Barton broke away from the pack. Barton made his move on lap eight passing Knight just before the
finish line. The yellow flew for Chevy Scott on lap nine. John Lobb charged by Boozel on the restart lap then Doug Eck decided to become a player passing Lobb for the number three
spot on lap eleven. Knight returned the favor passing Barton on lap fifteen regaining the number one spot. Lobb had a right rear flat bringing out the caution with sixteen laps
complete. Knight, Barton, Eck, Maloy and Boozel were the top five for the restart. Barton stayed low giving Knight the high line after the restart and Knight took advantage leading
Barton to the lap twenty yellow sending all of the cars except the top three to the pits. Knight, Barton and Eck remained lining three wide. Eck got he jump leading the first lap
as Knight and Barton fought for second. Barton passed Eck in turn two then Knight took the lead with two laps remaining. Knight held the two veterans off to become the first Super
Late Model winner for 2007.
Justin Tatlow and Bill Reeves led
the Spectator division to the speedway for their first feature of the 2007 season. Tatlow led the first lap with Reeves second and Buzz Phearsdorf third. The race remained green
through the first five laps with the top three moving away from the pack. Phearsdorf used lap traffic to grab the lead from Tatlow on lap six. Phearsdorf car began smoking two laps
later then al lap ten flat ended his run at the front. Reeves and Tatlow resumed their battle for the top spot with Reeves coming out on top with three laps to go as Tatlow lost
the handle in turn three bringing out the first caution of the event. A last lap caution allowed the field to close with Reeves setting up a one lap dash for the win. Reeves held
on for the win with Gary Fisher grabbing second at the checkers.
Nathan Short led the opening lap of the Outlaw Cadet feature with
Steve Moynihan second and Mike Moore third. Nathan Short had his way until lap ten with Moynihan caught an nearly passed the leader. Moynihan fell back after the challenge allowing
Short to win by several car lengths.
Chad Carlson started from the pole in the Super
man feature and quickly jumped into the lead. A lap six incident ended with Mike Kosinski backed into the turn two concrete missing a right front wheel for the first caution of the
event. Carlson remained in control after the restart with Bob Hazzard and second. Steve Kania grabbed third on lap six then the yellow flew for Bryan Ester on lap eight. Hazzard
made a lap six pass to take control then the yellow flew setting the lineup back a lap putting Carlson back in front. Kania caught Hazzard on lap ten for the runner up spot. Kania
could not close with the leader as the laps wore down. Carlson beat Kania to the finish line by three car lengths.
Twenty eight E-Mods started their feature with Tim Peterson and Shawn
McArdle on the front row. Dennis Lunger and Car McKinney were in row two. A first lap incident collected several cars including Tom Hagberg, Ron Seeley, Dave Lyon, and Ed Carley.
Peterson led the first lap after the restart then the yellow flew for Greg Johnson in turn three. Jamie Schnars, Dave Lyon, Dana
tangled on lap three for the third yellow in as many laps. Justin Carlson lost the handle on the restart collecting three cars for caution four.
took the top spot setting Peterson back to second then the yellow flew on lap six for Scott Gurdak.
, Peterson, Rich Michael, Ed Carley and Chad Ramsey were the restart leaders.
had a ten car advantage at the completion of nine laps when the yellow flew for Quincy Turner, Chris Couchenour and Kyle Bedell. Two more laps were completed when debris brought
out the caution.
, Peterson, Johnson, Carlson and Michael were the leaders. Hagberg recovered from the first incident of the race to move into fourth. Turner slowed the race once more with fifteen
ran the final five laps unchallenged with early leader Peterson second.
Super Late Model
Chad Valone Warren PA, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Doug Eck Corry PA,
Miles Stitzinger Warren PA
, Rod Maloy
, Ted Kosinski, John Lobb
Kirk Bradley Great Valley
Mike Knight Ripley NY, Rich Gardner
, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Ward Schell Warren PA, John Volpe Lakewood NY
Feature: Mike Knight Ripley NY, Doug Eck Corry PA, Dick Barton Ashville NY, Rod Maloy Panama NY, Bump
Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Miles Stitzinger Warren PA, Paul Briggs Ashville NY, Chad Valone Warren PA, Rich Gardner Waterford PA,
John Volpe Lakewood NY, Chevy Scott Garland PA, J.C. Lechner Sugar Grove PA, John Lobb Frewsburg NY, Ted Kosinski, Kirk Bradley Great Valley NY, George Labarbera Sugar Grove PA,
Ward Schell Warren PA
David Lyon, Nathan Short
, Tim Peterson Kane PA, Bobby Powell,
Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Carl Mckinney Cranberry Twp PA, Dana
Russell PA, Ron Seeley Youngsville PA, Greg Johnson Ashville NY
Ed Carley, Dennis Lunger Corry PA, Tom Hagberg Warren PA, Jason Genco,
Richard Michael Jr Ischua NY, Shawn Mcardle Edinboro PA, Dustin Eckman North
, Matt Swanson, Kevin Kohl
Feature: Carl Mckinney Cranberry Twp PA, Tim Peterson Kane PA, Greg Johnson Ashville NY, Justin Carlson
Sherman NY, Matt Swanson, Tom Hagberg Warren PA, Steve Rex Youngsville PA, Richard Michael Jr Ischua NY, Troy Carr Kennedy NY, Kevin Kohl
, John Cline
, Glenn Slaney, Brian Crandall
, Scott Lewis Sinclairville NY
Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Mike Moore Russell PA, Kelly Freders, Paul Norman Jr.
, Paul Himes Lakewood NY
Feature: Nathan Short Niobe NY, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Glenn Slaney, Mike Moore Russell PA, John
Cline Kennedy NY, Kelly Frederes, Paul Norman Jr. Gerry NY, Leonard Enos Warren PA, Paul Himes Lakewood NY, Brian Crandall Stockton NY
Chad Carlson Lakewood NY, Mike Kosinski Ashville NY, Steve Kania Waterford PA, Bob Hazzard
Frewsburg NY, Chris Kuschel Brocton NY
Jake Eller Mckean PA, Kelly Frederes, Tim Nocero Jamestown NY, John Boardman Jamestown NY, Bob
Vanarsdale Portland NY
Feature: Chad Carlson Lakewood NY, Steve Kania Waterford PA, Bob Hazzard Frewsburg NY, Aaron Robinson
Stockton NY, Chris Kuschel Brocton NY, Ben Burgess Sherman NY, Kelly Frederes, Jake Eller Mckean PA, Eric Ester Erie PA, Rusty Briggs Ashville NY
Justin Tatlow, Buzz Phearsdorf Salamanca NY, Gary Fisher North
, John Britt Dunkirk NY, Marc Luce Randolph NY
Bill Reeves Celoron NY, David Mcclenahan Corry PA, John Boyd Waterford PA, Ryan Seekings
Russell PA, Lonnie Waldron Stockton NY
Heat 3: Travis Swabik Ripley NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY, Clarence Dickerson Kennedy NY, Alex Froman
Ashville NY, Stanley Davis Jamestown NY
Feature: Bill Reeves
, Gary Fisher North East PA, Travis Swabik Ripley NY, Alex Froman Ashville NY, John Boyd Waterford PA, John Britt Dunkirk NY, Ryan Seekings Russell PA, David Mcclenahan Corry PA,
, Ralph Burlingham Jr
Steven Keith Jr.
, Jim Mescall, Donald Weilacher Lakewood NY, Jeff Lamb, Mark Crandall Cassadaga NY
Skip Jackson, Luke Rutsky Garland PA, Walter Kuzminski Pittsfield PA, Brandon Pierce
, Joe Caldwell Falconer NY
, Travis Darling
, Rick Karash, Kyle
, Michael Kosinski Ashville NY
Rick Karash, Steven Keith Jr. Clymer NY, Jamie Hebner Stockton NY, Brandon Pierce
Sinclairville NY, Rick Sperry Jamestown NY, Charles Rugg Ashville NY, Donald Weilacher Lakewood NY, Curt Hansen Sugar Grove PA, Shawn Seekings, James Decker
Jim Mescall, Joe Caldwell Falconer NY, Sam Courson Cassadaga NY, Jesse Dash Leon NY,
Brandon Huffman Corry PA, Kyle Jackson Forestville NY, Justin Devereaux Lakewood NY, Jedrry Berkhous, Dillon Titus, Glenn Slaney Union City PA
Amanda Swanson North East PA, Stephanie Hilyer Jamestown NY, Michelle Swabik Sherman NY,
, Stephanie Devereaux Lakewood NY
Amanda Swanson North
, Stephanie Devereaux Lakewood NY, Jennifer Weagraff Titusville PA, Stephanie Hilyer Jamestown NY, Thi Genco, Michelle Swabik Sherman NY