April 21st, 2007

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April 21st, 2007 - Mike Knight Wins Double Point Opener on House of Television Night
At Stateline Speedway
By Glenn Slocum

Busti , NY :  Beautiful weather welcomed fans and racers on opening night at Stateline Speedway. The double point event was sponsored by the House of Television. IMG_4731.jpg (327132 bytes) 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 Sports 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.

            IMG_4847.jpg (326609 bytes)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 Brossard 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.

            IMG_4777.jpg (322024 bytes)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.

            IMG_4799.jpg (335023 bytes) 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.

             IMG_4814.jpg (323690 bytes)Chad Carlson started from the pole in the Super Sports 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.

            IMG_4865.jpg (321097 bytes)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 Wellington 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. McKinney took the top spot setting Peterson back to second then the yellow flew on lap six for Scott Gurdak. McKinney , Peterson, Rich Michael, Ed Carley and Chad Ramsey were the restart leaders. McKinney 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. McKinney , 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 laps complete. McKinney ran the final five laps unchallenged with early leader Peterson second.

Super Late Model

Heat 1: IMG_4676.jpg (317945 bytes)Chad Valone Warren PA, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Doug Eck Corry PA, Miles Stitzinger Warren PA

Heat 2: IMG_4687.jpg (340896 bytes)Dick Barton Ashville NY , Rod Maloy Panama NY , Ted Kosinski, John Lobb Frewsburg NY , Kirk Bradley Great Valley NY

Heat 3: IMG_4676.jpg (317945 bytes)Mike Knight Ripley NY, Rich Gardner Waterford PA , 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

 

E-Mod

Heat 1: IMG_4622.jpg (361511 bytes)David Lyon, Nathan Short Niobe NY , Tim Peterson Kane PA, Bobby Powell, Quincy Turner Jamestown NY

Heat 2: IMG_4638.jpg (265844 bytes)Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Carl Mckinney Cranberry Twp PA, Dana Wellington Russell PA, Ron Seeley Youngsville PA, Greg Johnson Ashville NY

Heat 3: IMG_4652.jpg (309359 bytes)Ed Carley, Dennis Lunger Corry PA, Tom Hagberg Warren PA, Jason Genco, Chad Ramsey Jamestown NY

Heat 4: IMG_4661.jpg (334154 bytes)Richard Michael Jr Ischua NY, Shawn Mcardle Edinboro PA, Dustin Eckman North East PA , 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

 

Outlaw Cadet

Heat 1: IMG_4574.jpg (344900 bytes)Nathan Short Niobe NY , John Cline Kennedy NY , Glenn Slaney, Brian Crandall Stockton NY , Scott Lewis Sinclairville NY

Heat 2: IMG_4587.jpg (367485 bytes)Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Mike Moore Russell PA, Kelly Freders, Paul Norman Jr. Gerry NY , 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

 

Super Sports man

Heat 1: IMG_4603.jpg (370237 bytes)Chad Carlson Lakewood NY, Mike Kosinski Ashville NY, Steve Kania Waterford PA, Bob Hazzard Frewsburg NY, Chris Kuschel Brocton NY

Heat 2: IMG_4613.jpg (368855 bytes)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

 

Spectator

Heat 1: IMG_4530.jpg (397287 bytes)Justin Tatlow, Buzz Phearsdorf Salamanca NY, Gary Fisher North East PA , John Britt Dunkirk NY, Marc Luce Randolph NY

Heat 2: IMG_4550.jpg (369071 bytes)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 Celoron NY , 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, Jermin Strickland Jamestown NY , Ralph Burlingham Jr

Super Challenger

Heat 1: IMG_4708.jpg (350134 bytes)Steven Keith Jr. Clymer NY , Jim Mescall, Donald Weilacher Lakewood NY, Jeff Lamb, Mark Crandall Cassadaga NY

Heat 2: IMG_4723.jpg (322984 bytes)Skip Jackson, Luke Rutsky Garland PA, Walter Kuzminski Pittsfield PA, Brandon Pierce Sinclairville NY , Joe Caldwell Falconer NY

Heat 3: IMG_4743.jpg (329229 bytes)Jamie Hebner Stockton NY , Travis Darling Jamestown NY , Rick Karash, Kyle Jackson Forestville NY , Michael Kosinski Ashville NY

First Feature: IMG_4878.jpg (304006 bytes)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

Second Feature: IMG_4892.jpg (299802 bytes)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

 

Lady Challenger

Heat 1: IMG_4754.jpg (312970 bytes)Amanda Swanson North East PA, Stephanie Hilyer Jamestown NY, Michelle Swabik Sherman NY, Jennifer Weagraff Titusville PA , Stephanie Devereaux Lakewood NY

Feature: IMG_4898.jpg (300447 bytes)Amanda Swanson North East PA , Stephanie Devereaux Lakewood NY, Jennifer Weagraff Titusville PA, Stephanie Hilyer Jamestown NY, Thi Genco, Michelle Swabik Sherman NY