July 21st, 2007

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July 21st, 2007 - Chad Ruhlman Wins Budweiser Super Late Model King of the Hill and Super Late Model Feature
 At Stateline Speedway

By Glenn Slocum

Busti, NY: Saturday night at Stateline Speedway was headlined by the Budweiser Super Late Model King of the Hill qualifying. Twenty-two match races were run with Chad Ruhlman defeating Randy Lobb in the final round for the $1,000 prize. Ruhlman pulled the number one pill indicating no inversion and placing him on the pole for the feature event. Ruhlman led from the start winning his second of the season.

Nathan Short grabbed the Outlaw Cadet feature lead on lap six and never looked back for this third win of the season. Rusty Briggs used a lap eight restart to grab the lead and the win in the Super Sportsman class. Quincy Turner relinquished the lead only once in a caution filled E-Mod feature for his first win of the season. Jessica Hallowell won her first Lady Challenger feature. Casey Burch and Travis Darling were the Super Challenger feature winners.

John Boyd led the final two laps to win his third Spectator feature.

Chad Ruhlman started on the pole and led the first lap of the Super Late Model feature. Randy Lobb was second followed by Rod Maloy and John Lobb. Maloy fell to fourth on lap three and one lap latter lost the spot to Chad Valone. Dick Barton was fifth as the Lobb brothers fought for the second spot. Ruhlman was running away with the race and into lap traffic on the seventh circuit. Valone split the Lobb brothers for third just before the first yellow flew for Andy Kania in turn two. Ruhlman, Randy Lobb, Valone, John Lobb, Maloy and Barton were the top five. Valone move into second after the restart as Ruhlman started to rebuild his lead. Chris Hackett retired at the half way point with Ruhlman a half a straight away in front of Valone. Randy Lobb slowed to stop up against the turn three fence for the second caution with sixteen laps complete. Ruhlman, Valone, John Lobb, Maloy, Barton and Scott Johnson were the top five. Barton passed Maloy for the fourth spot on the restart. Bump Hedman scrapped the fence by the flagman then slid to the inside of the track for the third yellow. Ruhlman continued to use the high groove and dominate. John Lobb beat Valone into turn one and took over second. A four car pile up involving Paul Briggs, George LaBarbera, John Volpe and Rob Ledingham caused caution four with four laps remaining. Lobb tested Ruhlman on the restart but could not make the pass stick. Ruhlman won by five car lengths over Lobb and Valone led Barton by half a car length for third.

Brian Crandall was on the pole for Outlaw Cadet feature and led the first circuit with Chet Sheets second and Rick Thompson third. Nathan Short joined the top three on lap five sending Sheets back to fourth. Short continued his charge grabbing the lead from Crandall on lap six. Crandall lost another spot one lap later just before the yellow flew for Sheets in turn one. Short remained on top after the restart with Thompson second and John Cline third. Short led by half a straight with two to go and as the white flag was in the air Sheets tangled with Mike Moore for the second yellow of the race to set up a one lap dash for the win. Before the green flew Troy Dorman ran to the Leonard Enos collecting Sheets for the third caution. Short won the dash for his third win of the season.

Bob Hazzard started on the outside pole then led the first circuit of the Super Sportsman feature. Pole started Joe Buccola Jr. was second with Rusty Briggs third. Briggs led Buccola by a nose on lap seven for the second spot just before the yellow flew for Kelly Frederes. Briggs used the restart to beat Hazzard out of turn two and became the new race leader. The race was now for the third spot between John Boardman and Don McGuire. Boardman had the spot with two to go. Briggs won the event as the yellow and checkers flew together. Boardman passed Hazzard on the final circuits for second.

Twenty-seven E-Mods started their feature event with Quincy Turner and Gary Eicher on the front row. The green was immediately followed with the yellow when Eicher went from the outside to the inside in front of the entire field collecting a third of the field. Nathan Short, Chris Couchenour and Jamie Erhard left the speedway on the hook. A lap two spin by Eicher brought out the second yellow as Tuner led. Turner, Dave Lyon and Chad Silleman were the restart leaders. The green was once more followed with a yellow as Jeff Walters slowed to a stop in turn three. The yellow followed the green again as Wayne Anderson brought out the yellow. Troy Carr spun to stop on lap three collecting several cars for the fifth yellow with just two laps complete. Nineteen cars remained for the restart which Turner controlled. Dennis Lunger grabbed second from Lyon who was third. Greg Johnson passed Lyon for third on lap five to join Lunger and Tuner for a three way fight for the lead. A spin by Cale Crocker slowed the race with seven of the scheduled twenty laps complete. Walters brought out the yellow on the restart and was forced to retire. Scott Gurdak and Gary Sullivan tangled on the next restart for caution number nine. Just past half way one lap later Johnson pulled alongside Turner with Lunger sitting in the wings. Johnson and Tuner swapped the lead then Johnson slipped on lap thirteen and Lunger moved up to challenge Turner. With five laps remaining Turner led by a car length. Johnson recovered passing Lunger and once more challenging Turner with two laps remaining. Turner was able to hold off the charging Johnson for the win his first of the season.

Ryan Seekings jumped to the early lead in the Spectator feature with Jamie Brown second and Dave McClenahan third. Brown and Seekings both had problems losing several spots and the yellow flew for a stalled car in turn two. Seven laps were complete with Eric Paulus in the top spot followed by McClenahan, and Jermin Strickland. With two laps to go Paulus did a half spin losing several spots and turned the lead over to John Boyd. Boyd led the final two to win his third of the season.

Super Late Model

King of the Hill:

Round 1: Ted Kosinski, Rob Ledingham
Round 2: Chad Ruhlman, Doug Eck
Round 3: Dick Barton, Paul Briggs
Round 4: Chad Valone, Bump Hedman
Round 5: John Volpe, Andy Boozel
Round 6: Scott Johnson, Merle Terry
Round 7: John Lobb, Mike Knight
Round 8: Randy Lobb, Chris Hackett
Round 9: Ward Schell, George LaBarbera
Round 10: Rich Gardner, Andy Kania
Round 11: Rod Maloy, Darrell Bossard
Round 12: Ted Kosinski, Steve Halpainy
Round 13: Chad Ruhlman, Dick Barton
Round 14: Chad Valone, John Volpe
Round 15: John Lobb, Scott Johnson
Round 16: Randy Lobb, Ward Schell
Round 17: Rod Maloy, Rich Gardner,
Round 18: Chad Ruhlman, Ted Kosinski
Round 19: John Lobb, Chad Valone
Round 20: Randy Lobb, Rod Maloy
Round 21: Chad Ruhlman, John Lobb
Round 22: Chad Ruhlman, Randy Lobb

Feature: Chad Ruhlman Bemus Point NY, John Lobb Frewsburg NY, Chad Valone Warren PA, Dick Barton Ashville NY, Rod Maloy Panama NY, Mike Knight Ripley NY, Scott Johnson Wattsburg PA, Rich Gardner Waterford PA, Ted Kosinski Lakewood NY, Doug Eck Corry PA, Ward Schell Warren PA, Andy Kania Waterford PA, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Paul Briggs Ashville NY, John Volpe Lakewood NY, George LaBarbera Sugar Grove PA, Rob Ledingham Port Colborne ON, Merle Terry Erie PA, Chris Hackett Erie PA, Steve Halpainy Ashville NY, Andy Boozel Clymer NY

E-Mod

Heat 1: Quincy Turner Jamestown NY, John Venable Gerry NY, Nate Short Panama NY, Chad Silleman South Dayton NY, Jamie Erhard Mayville NY

Heat 2: Gary Eicher, Alex Fiesler McKean PA, David Lyon Corry PA, Chris Couchenour Jamestown NY, Dustin Eckman Harborcreek PA

Heat 3:Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Jeff Walters Evans City PA, Greg Johnson Jamestown NY, Troy Carr Kennedy NY, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA

Feature: Quincy Turner Jamestown NY, Greg Johnson Jamestown NY, Dennis Lunger Corry PA, David Lyon Corry PA, Chad Silleman South Dayton NY, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Al Crocker, Cale Crocker, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Jason Genco Jamestown NY

Outlaw Cadet

Heat 1: Rick Thompson North East PA, Leonard Enos Warren PA, Brian Crandall Stockton NY, Chet Sheets Warren PA, Paul Himes Lakewood NY

Heat 2: John Cline Kennedy NY, Mike Moore Russell PA, Paul Norman Jr. Gerry NY, Nathan Short Niobe NY, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY

Feature: Nathan Short Niobe NY, Rick Thompson North East PA, John Cline Kennedy NY, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Paul Norman Jr. Gerry NY, Brian Crandall Stockton NY, Glen Slaney, Phil Knight, Mike Moore Russell PA, Leonard Enos Warren PA

Super Sportsman

Heat 1: Kelly Frederes Jamestown NY, Rusty Briggs, John Boardman Jamestown NY, Bob Hazzard Frewsburg NY, Tim Nocero Jamestown NY

Heat 2: Chris Kuschel Brocton NY, Jake Eller McKean PA, J.R. Nocero, Bob VanArsdale Portland NY, Steve Kania Waterford PA

Feature: Rusty Briggs, John Boardman Jamestown NY, Bob Hazzard Frewsburg NY, Don McGuire Harborcreek PA, Jake Eller McKean PA, Chris Kuschel Brocton NY, J.R. Nocero, Kelly Frederes Jamestown NY, Tim Nocero Jamestown NY, Steve Kania Waterford PA

Spectator

Heat 1: Marc Luce Randolph NY, Jamie Brown Jamestown NY, Pat Landy Orchard Park NY, Stanley Davis Jr. Jamestown NY, Bryon Johnson Ashville NY

Heat 2: Lonnie Waldron Stockton NY, Eric Paulus Mayville NY, Clarence Dickerson Kennedy NY, Matt Harvey Jamestown NY, John Britt Forestville NY

Heat 3: Gary Fisher North East PA, Wade Watson Ashville NY, Aron Dascomb Clymer NY, Buzz Phearsdorf Little Valley NY, Alex Froman Ashville NY

Feature: John Boyd Waterford PA, Gary Fisher North East PA, Wade Watson Ashville NY, Eric Paulus Mayville NY, Clarence Dickerson Kennedy NY, David McClenahan Corry PA, Buzz Phearsdorf Little Valley NY, Jermin Strickland Jamestown NY, Matt Harvey Jamestown NY, Lonnie Waldron Stockton NY

Super Challenger

Heat 1: Justin Gurdak Corry PA, Brandon Pierce Sinclairville NY, Alex Rhodes Frewsburg NY, Austin Fitzgerald Youngsville PA, Larry Campbell Frewsburg NY

Heat 2: Rick Karash Jamestown NY, Travis Darling Jamestown NY, Jamie Hebner Stockton NY, James Chase Mayville NY, Norm Post

Heat 3: Casey Burch E. Randolph NY, Skip Jackson Jamestown NY, Steven Keith Jr. Clymer NY, Nate Earle Garland PA, Dillon Titus Jamestown NY

First Feature: Casey Burch E. Randolph NY, Robert Hallowell Celeron NY, Larry Campbell Frewsburg NY, Brandon Pierce Sinclairville NY, Jeff Lamb Panama NY, Bobby Rouche Garland PA, Kevin Covell Sugar Grove PA, Kevin Golden Jamestown NY, Timothy Britt Dunkirk NY, Charles Rugg Ashville NY

Second Feature: Travis Darling Jamestown NY, Jamie Hebner Stockton NY, Jesse Dash Leon NY, Michael Genco Jr. Jamestown NY, Dillon Titus Jamestown NY, Skip Jackson Jamestown NY, Benjamin Schupp Jamestown NY, Todd Brostrom Ashville NY, Pat Patterson Jamestown NY, Gary Linger Jr. Sherman NY

Lady Challenger

Heat 1: Paula Mason Ashville NY, Stephanie Devereaux Lakewood NY, Jessica Hallowell Celeron NY, Stephanie Hilyer Jamestown NY, Brenda Troutman Jamestown NY

Feature: Jessica Hallowell Celeron NY, Michelle Swabik Sherman NY, Stephanie Devereaux Lakewood NY, Stephanie Hilyer Jamestown NY, Amanda Rodoski Ashville NY, Brenda Troutman Jamestown NY, Paula Mason Ashville NY